EasyJet expects to fly around 40% of planned capacity in its 2020 fourth quarter (Q4), based on current travel restrictions—up from the 30% previously announced after better-than-expected summer bookings.
Despite Boeing’s recent decision to push back the commercial debut of the 777X from next year to 2022, the 777-9 test program continues to ramp up with the third development aircraft completing its first flight on Aug. 3.
The number of scheduled seats being offered by airlines across the world will top 60 million this week (w/c Aug. 3) for the first time in four months, meaning global capacity is now at 50% of the level achieved in 2019.
EASA is urging European airport operators to ensure ground-handling companies at their facilities are prepared to handle increased traffic as airlines steadily rebuild their networks amid the global COVID-19 pandemic.
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