Credit: Nigel Howarth / Aviation WeekWelcome to Routes’ weekly look at how Europe's aviation market is responding to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, helping you understand the schedule changes and manage the impact so we can navigate through this crisis together. Routes is part of Aviation Week Network.
Credit: BoeingDublin-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.
Credit: Rob FinlaysonAlitalia 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.
Credit: American AirlinesAmerican Airlines will not need bankruptcy protection to get through the current downturn, and the rest of the large U.S. carriers are in similar shape, American CEO Doug Parker said.
Credit: Cebu Pacific via TwitterDespite 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.”
Credit: Brussels AirlinesBrussels Airlines has downsized its summer operations, which will now consist of approximately 30% of its originally planned European flying schedule and 40% of its long-haul program.
Credit: Rob FinlaysonHolding 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.
Credit: ICAOICAO 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.
Credit: Rob FinlaysonSaudi Arabia plans to restart domestic flights from May 31, while Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) will scale up intra-Nordic flights and restart limited international services from June 1.