The heads of IATA and Airlines for America (A4A) painted a sober picture of the state of the airline industry, conceding the COVID-19 crisis is unprecedented for commercial aviation and warning of a potentially slow recovery.
Oneworld carrier Finnair has finalized plans to cut approximately 700 jobs—over 10% of its workforce—in response to the COVID-19 downturn, although this figure is fewer than the 1,000 originally anticipated.
Lufthansa Group is revising further downwards its capacity planning for the 2020 fourth quarter (Q4), now that air transport demand in Europe is contracting further and no substantial re-opening of long-haul flights is in sight.
Seeing a potential uptick in air cargo and transit passengers to metro New York, Singapore Airlines (SIA) will resume the world’s longest scheduled flight between Singapore and New York-JFK starting Nov. 9.
The pace of progress in establishing air links between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has stepped up several notches with a flurry of announcements.
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