Eurowings To Absorb Majority Of Ryanair Routes From Düsseldorf

By Kurt Hofmann Sep 16, 2020
Lufthansa LCC subsidiary Eurowings—taking advantage of Ryanair’s base closure at Düsseldorf International Airport (DUS) in Germany—plans to take over up to 95% of the routes that have been operated by the Irish LCC.
Airports & Routes

FAA Proposes Extending Slot Relief at Congested U.S. Airports

By Ben Goldstein Sep 16, 2020
The FAA proposed extending a slot rule waiver in place at three congested U.S. East Coast airports through March, in an effort to relieve airlines hard hit by the coronavirus outbreak.
Airports & Routes

CAAC Loosens Limits On Major Routes

By Bradley Perrett Sep 15, 2020
China is increasing capacity limits on flights between major cities while applying other measures to prevent excessively fast growth in supply.
Airports & Routes

Etihad Looking Ahead To UAE-Israel Commercial Flights

By Alan Dron Sep 15, 2020
Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways is anticipating the introduction of an air services agreement between the UAE and Israel following humanitarian supplies flights to Tel Aviv.
Airports & Routes

Stockholm Bromma ‘No Longer Commercially Viable,’ Swedavia Says

By David Casey Sep 15, 2020
Continuing operations at Stockholm Bromma (BMA) is “no longer justified on commercial grounds” and capacity could be absorbed by nearby Stockholm…
Airports & Routes

Controversy Surrounds Manila’s New Sangley Point Airport Project

By Chen Chuanren Sep 15, 2020
The new Sangley Point airport project near downtown Manila is under scrutiny after the Philippines Department of National Defense highlighted the risks of building the airport in place of the current naval base and flagged that the Chinese contractor was blacklisted by the U.S.
Airports & Routes

European Airlines Back EC’s Common Approach To COVID-19 Proposal

By Jens Flottau Sep 15, 2020
European aviation industry leaders and regulators stressed Sept. 15 that common rules for COVID-19 testing are needed to prepare the ground for a recovery of the sector in the years ahead.
Airlines & Lessors

China’s Big Airlines Intruding On One Another’s Home Bases

By Bradley Perrett Sep 15, 2020
In the past, major carriers have mostly been kept off one another’s main turf. Now there is more competition.
Airlines & Lessors

IATA Calls On Canada To Modify COVID-Prevention Plan

By Sean Broderick Sep 14, 2020
IATA is urging the Canadian government to replace mandatory quarantines and other travel restrictions with more stringent testing protocols that could help revive travel demand without putting citizens at risk. 
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Why Aren’t U.S. Airlines Testing Passengers For COVID-19?

By Karen Walker Sep 11, 2020
Ask the Editors: The long time it takes to process tests is one of the biggest hurdles now. IATA hopes a test that meets this and other concerns will be available soon.
Airlines & Lessors

Japan, Singapore Agree To Establish Business ‘Green Lane’

By Chen Chuanren Sep 11, 2020
The governments of Japan and Singapore have agreed to launch a reciprocal “green lane” for essential and official business between the two countries starting Sept. 18. 
Airports & Routes

Wizz Air Delays Abu Dhabi Launch, Citing Travel Restrictions

By Kurt Hofmann Sep 11, 2020
 ULCC Wizz Air has been forced to delay the operational launch of its new subsidiary Wizz Air Abu Dhabi by two weeks because of COVID-19-related travel restrictions. 
Airlines & Lessors

Lauda Europe Launches Operations; More Cuts Possible, CEO Says

By Kurt Hofmann Sep 11, 2020
Lauda Europe—the new incarnation of Ryanair’s Austrian carrier Laudamotion, which is to relinquish its Austrian AOC—operated its first flight under its Maltese AOC on Sept. 11.
Airlines & Lessors

Ethiopian Opens Up Latin American Possibilities With GOL Codeshare

By David Casey Sep 10, 2020
GOL Linhas Aéreas and Ethiopian Airlines have signed a new codeshare agreement that will include all of the Brazilian LCC’s routes from Sao Paulo Guarulhos International (GRU).
Airports & Routes

Copenhagen Airport Warns Of ‘Lasting Damage’ To Air Connectivity

By Wesley Charnock Sep 10, 2020
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 has warned. 
Airports & Routes

United Airlines Adds Africa, India, Hawaii Routes

By David Casey Sep 10, 2020
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…
Airports & Routes

China Allowing International Flights From Wuhan Again

By Bradley Perrett Sep 10, 2020
The airport serving the city at the center of the COVID-19 pandemic, Wuhan Tianhe International (WUH), will reintroduce international services on Sept. 16.
Airports & Routes

Ryanair Shutters Düsseldorf Base; 150 Laudamotion Jobs To Go

By Kurt Hofmann Sep 10, 2020
Ryanair will close its base at Düsseldorf International Airport in Germany as the market becomes increasingly pessimistic about the prospects for summer 2021
Airports & Routes

Daily Memo: New Approach Needed For Australian Domestic Restrictions

By Adrian Schofield Sep 08, 2020
While many airlines around the world are waiting anxiously for international borders to reopen, the immediate concern for Australian carriers is closer to home.
Airlines & Lessors

Lilium Teams With German Airports On Regional Mobility Study

By Tony Osborne Sep 08, 2020
German electric aircraft start-up Lilium has partnered up with Dusseldorf and Cologne/Bonn airports to study air mobility networks in the region.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

Brussels Airlines Slows Service Resumption As Demand Falls Back 

By Alan Dron Sep 07, 2020
Brussels Airlines has had to scale back its plans to restore flights in the light of Europe’s stuttering recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Airports & Routes

Border Openings And Uniformity Crucial To Airline Recovery, CEOs Say

By Adrian Schofield Sep 07, 2020
Reopening borders will be the key to international recovery, but most countries are reluctant and criteria are uneven, airline CEOs say.
Airlines & Lessors

Chile’s JetSMART Plans September Expansion 

By Lori Ranson Sep 04, 2020
JetSMART Chile plans to expand its operations by 25% this month compared with August, adding new routes as it works to craft an optimal network with the COVID-19 pandemic ongoing.
Airports & Routes

Eurowings Adjusts Fleet Plan As Germany Extends Travel Warnings 

By Kurt Hofmann Sep 04, 2020
Eurowings said it continues to face weak demand, especially since Germany announced Sept. 2 it was extending its Spanish travel warning to cover the Canary Islands.
Airlines & Lessors

China Greenlights Giant Third Terminal At Changsha

By Chen Chuanren Sep 04, 2020
China’s National Development and Reform Commission has approved a massive expansion at Changsha Huanghua International (CSX), approving the construction of the Terminal 3 (T3) project that will triple the airport’s capacity.
Airports & Routes

 

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