Credit: Nigel Howarth / Aviation WeekWelcome to Routes’ weekly look at how the Middle East and African aviation markets are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, helping you understand the schedule changes and manage the impact so we can navigate through this crisis together.
Credit: Nigel Howarth / Aviation WeekFast-growing LCC Vietjet Air has posted its first quarterly loss since listing on the Ho Chi Minh stock exchange in February 2017, attributable to COVID-19 flight restrictions and passenger drop-off.
Credit: ATRTurboprop manufacturer ATR enjoyed a significant increase in orders in 2019 and believes that the regional market will be one of the first to recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Credit: Rob FinlaysonEtihad Airways plans to restore service from Melbourne, Australia (MEL) to London Heathrow (LHR) via its hub in Abu Dhabi (AUH) after it was suspended because of the COVID-19 crisis.
Credit: Mitsubishi Aircraft CorporationMitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has suspended development of the M100 version of the SpaceJet regional jet as one measure in stanching the cash bleed from the program.
Credit: Changi Airport GroupTwo weeks after the planned closure of Terminal 2, Singapore Changi Airport (SIN) has announced the suspension of Terminal 4 operations starting May 16 as demand for air travel is yet to bounce back.
Credit: Virgin AtlanticRichard Branson’s Virgin Group is considering selling up to 25,000,000 Virgin Galactic shares to raise funds for the group’s travel businesses, which have been hard-hit by COVID-19.
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