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Dublin-headquartered lessor AerCap has rescheduled the delivery of 37 aircraft previously slotted for 2021 and 2022, in order to boost liquidity and lower capital spending due to market disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Alitalia plans to make use of codeshares with U.S. partner Delta Air Lines as the Italian government readies the June relaunch of the bankrupt airline following its nationalization during the COVID-19 crisis.
Despite an ongoing flight ban expected to last until the end of May, Filipino carriers Cebu Pacific and Philippines Airlines (PAL) have rolled out special measures as the industry returns to a “new normal.”
Holding company HNA Aviation has canceled its plan to acquire nine aircraft from its affiliate airlines, Hainan Airlines Holdings, Hainan Airlines and its subsidiary Grand China Air, primarily due to uncertainties arising from the COVID-19 outbreak.
ICAO has joined the International Labour Organization and the International Maritime Organization in calling for “key worker” status for the millions of personnel maintaining essential global air and sea trade capacities.