AirAsia Group Berhad is preparing to rely on its six airlines’ domestic markets for revenue in the remaining months of 2020 after the LCC group had “stabilized” in the second quarter (Q2) following the outbreak of COVID-19.
Fares for domestic U.S. air travel hit their lowest level since April in July, caused by a resurgence in COVID-19 that plateaued demand at around 25-30% of 2019’s level, a report from Bloomberg Intelligence shows.
Nearly a quarter of staff at London Gatwick Airport could lose their jobs under a drastic restructuring plan, after COVID-related airline network cuts left the South London airport operating at just 20% of its peak-season capacity.
American Airlines and the Allied Pilots Association (APA) worked to limit the number of planned furloughs in response to lower demand, but the union says the airline opted for short-term financial gain over saving even more jobs by rejecting early-retirement requests from more than 200 pilots
Embattled African LCC fastjet is not expecting to resume scheduled operations until Sept. 30 at the earliest, but the group is now rethinking the sale of fastjet Zimbabwe and is strategizing to stay operational into December 2021.
American Airlines became the first carrier to deploy a new surface-cleaning solution that is claimed to kill 99.99% of coronavirus cells for up to a week after it is sprayed, as airlines look to persuade the public that flying is safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.
AirBaltic has posted a €184.8 million ($218million) first-half (H1) net loss, nearly seven times deeper than the net loss the Latvian carrier recorded for the same period in 2019.
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