American Airlines, International Airlines Group (IAG), Lufthansa and United Airlines are urging the EU and the U.S. government to introduce a common COVID-19 testing program that would allow airlines to restore a more substantial transatlantic network.
UK long-haul carrier Virgin Atlantic resumed passenger flights July 20 with an initial service between London Heathrow and Hong Kong, following a three-month suspension caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The chances of involuntary pilot furloughs at Alaska Airlines in the fall have significantly diminished after management and union representatives from the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) agreed to a series of incentivized leave and early retirement programs.
Norwegian Air Shuttle has accused Boeing of “gross negligence” and “clumsy production” in a lawsuit in which the LCC is claiming damages to compensate for the grounding of the 737 MAX and 787 engine troubles, Norwegian newspaper Dagens Næringsliv has reported.
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