International Airlines Group (IAG) has revised down its expected 2020 capacity from 59% lower than 2019 levels to now 63% lower, blaming dampened booking activity on travel restrictions and quarantine requirements.
The aerospace arm of ST Engineering is ramping up its Airbus A321 passenger-to-freighter (P2F) capabilities at its Guangzhou, China, and San Antonio, Texas, facilities as the MRO reacts to the demand for air cargo capacity resulting from the COVID-19 crisis.
JetBlue Airways added 24 new routes to warm-weather leisure destinations from its main hubs on both U.S. coasts, as carriers seek to adjust their networks to capture limited travel demand where it still exists.
Positioning itself for a protracted recovery, the Singapore Airlines (SIA) group has announced it will cut 4,300 positions across the group’s three airlines—Scoot, SilkAir, and Singapore Airlines—including 2,400 compulsory layoffs in Singapore and overseas stations.
The Swiss Parliament has approved a CHF 150 million ($165 million) equity contribution to support air navigation service provider (ANSP) Skyguide, which has experienced a “massive decline” in income because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The airport serving the city at the center of the COVID-19 pandemic, Wuhan Tianhe International (WUH), will reintroduce international services on Sept. 16 following approval from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).
Seven new routes are joining United Airlines’ schedule—three to destinations in Africa, two in India and two in Hawaii—as part of what the U.S. carrier described as a “bold step” in the evolution of its global network.
Uncertainty over travel restrictions and quarantine rules are causing “stagnation” in the market and could lead to “lasting damage to Denmark’s connectivity to the world,” a senior figure at Copenhagen Airports A/S (CPH) has warned.
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