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Etihad Airways lands in Cuba for the first time

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June 5, 2020 Etihad Airways has operated its first ever flight to Havana, Cuba. The goodwill flight, chartered by the Government of the United Arab Emirates, landed in the capital of the Caribbean island nation, carrying Cuban nationals returning home from the UAE. Havana is the latest addition to an expanding list of special charter flights […]

LUFTHANSA GROUP POSTS €2.1BN LOSS FOR Q1

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June 4, 2020 The Lufthansa Group (LH) has released its financial results for the Q1 2020, posting a net loss of €2.1bn. The news comes as no surprise after the aviation industry has been in turmoil due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “Global air traffic has come to a virtual standstill in recent months. This has […]

Lufthansa Group airlines significantly expands flight schedule until September

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June 4, 2020 The airlines in the Lufthansa Group are significantly expanding their services in the coming weeks and months. This applies to both short-haul and long-haul flights. The focus in expanding flight schedules is to again offer as many destinations as possible. In September, for example, 90 percent of all originally planned short- and […]

Swiss WorldCargo to expand further its network

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June 4, 2020 Swiss WorldCargo has announced it will further expand its network with new destinations and additional frequencies. Within Europe, the carrier will add more destinations and frequencies beginning June 15 and thus serve a total of 45 destinations with more than 500 flights per week. This expansion, on top of the existing extensive […]

El Al Effectively Grounded As Cargo Flights Are Banned

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June 3, 2020 On Tuesday, the Israeli Airports Authority (IAA) has barred El Al from performing cargo-only flights, effectively grounding the airline from carrying out all flights. The move comes as the Israeli flag carrier has accumulated approximately $17.3m in debt to the airport. Passenger flights in Israel remain prohibited until June 2020 amid the […]

COVID-19 Casts Uncertainty On Air Canada & Air Transat Merger

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June 3, 2020 The planned merger between Air Canada and Air Transat has been thrown into question as the fallout from COVID-19 continues. Canada’s national airline is reported to be lobbying Ottawa to block the deal, to allow it to walk away unscathed. Looking to get the deal blocked The impact of COVID-19 has thrown […]

Lufthansa to Step Up Restructuring After Posting a $2.35 Billion Loss

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June 3, 2020 Restructuring won’t be easy, and the process of paying off its latest debts won’t be helped by numbers like the $1 billion hit from fuel hedging contracts. There’s a long road ahead for the group. Lufthansa has pledged a wide-ranging restructuring, from job cuts to sales of non-core assets, as it seeks […]

Qatar Airways Becomes Largest Carrier Operating Over 15,000 Flights

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June 3, 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented challenges for the global aviation industry. Qatar Airways has led the industry during these challenging times taking people home safely and reliably on more flights to more destinations than any other airline, becoming the largest airline in the world over the past three months. These efforts […]

Virgin Atlantic increases cargo-only flights by over 33% in June

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June 3, 2020 Virgin Atlantic will increase its cargo-only flights by 35% to nearly 600 in June with the launch of new routes including Beijing and Brussels following the success of its May program. June will see a total of 601 flights – 597 cargo-only services and 4 repatriation flights for the UK’s Foreign & […]

BRITISH AIRWAYS THREATENS 19,000 STAFF WITH DISMISSAL

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June 2, 2020 British Airways (BA) has threatened up to 19,000 staff with potential dismissal notices unless they accept worse pay and conditions. The carrier has been burning heavy amounts of money every day due to most of its fleet being grounded and is now looking at ways to reduce costs. April 28 saw the […]