Venezuelan Government To Halt TAP Operations To Caracas

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February 18, 2020 The Government of Venezuela decided today to suspend TAP Air Portugal (TP) operations in the country for 90 days for non-compliance and irregularities in its “international procedures”. The suspension halts 44 years of uninterrupted service between Portugal and Venezuela. News of the suspension was first released by the Minister for Transportation, Hipólito […]

SwissWorld Cargo coronavirus update

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February 18, 2020 After thoroughly evaluating all currently available information on the Coronavirus, SWISS and Swiss WorldCargo have decided to extend the suspension of flights to/from Beijing and Shanghai until March 28 with immediate effect. Initially the flights had been suspended until February 29. Swiss WorldCargo will also adjust the capacities on its services to […]

Cathay Pacific Expects Significant Financial Hit From Coronavirus-Related Cancellations

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February 17, 2020 The bad news just keeps on coming for Cathay Pacific. If the situation in China worsens we should expect a further degradation in earnings. Cathay Pacific Airways is expecting a significant drop in its first-half results and has also cut capacity due to the coronavirus outbreak, it said on Monday. Severe travel […]

Delta commits $1 billion to become first carbon neutral airline globally

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February 17, 2020 Starting March 1, 2020, Delta Air Lines is committing $1 billion over the next 10 years on its journey to mitigate all emissions from its global business going forward. The airline will invest in driving innovation, advancing clean air travel technologies, accelerating the reduction of carbon emissions and waste, and establishing new projects […]

Ethiad Cargo and DNATA extend handling partnership to 15 global stations

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February 17, 2020 Etihad Cargo has bolstered its global handling partnership agreements with dnata to align the two UAE-based companies until 2023, with dnata providing warehouse and cargo handling services to manage 180,000 tonnes of air cargo carried annually across 15 gateways in Etihad Cargo’s global network. For the first time, the Etihad Cargo-dnata alliance […]

Atlasglobal Airlines files for bankruptcy and halts all operations

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February 13, 2020 Atlasglobal Airlines has filed for bankruptcy and ceased all operations on February 12, 2020. The last flight was to Baghdad. Previously on January 29, 2020 the airline announced it would be suspending operations again, until February 9, 2020. On January 29, 2019, it was announced that the company returned their two Airbus […]

Airbus and Green Africa announce partnership with MoU for 50 A220s

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February 13, 2020 Green Africa Airways, Nigeria’s Lagos-based airline, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for 50 A220-300 aircraft, one of the major orders to be placed globally for the A220 programme and the largest ever from the African continent. Babawande Afolabi, Founder & CEO of Green Africa Airways said, “Together with Airbus, we […]

Coronavirus costs Vietnamese airlines $430 million in lost revenue

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February 12, 2020 The coronavirus has cost Vietnamese airlines about 10 trillion dong ($430 million) so far in lost revenues following travel curbs between Vietnam and China, the government said on Wednesday. Vietnam declared a public health emergency over the epidemic on Feb. 1 and banned all flights to and from China, where more than […]

South Korea’s Asiana Airlines asks cabin crews to take unpaid leaves amid China flight reduction

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February 12, 2020 South Korea’s Asiana Airlines (020560.KS) has asked cabin crew members to take unpaid leaves as the flag carrier’s China routes have been reduced due to concerns over the spread of the new coronavirus, a company spokesman said on Wednesday. Asiana Airlines is currently accepting applications from cabin crew members for an unpaid […]

Cargolux recognised ‘Best Developing Freighter Operator 2019’ by Budapest airport

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February 12, 2020 Cargolux has received the “Best Developing Freighter Operator 2019” at the annual Budapest airport award ceremony. After 18 years of fruitful co-operation between BUD airport and Europe’s leading all-cargo carrier, 2019 cemented the two entities’ long-standing collaboration. Cargolux doubled its weekly frequencies from three to six scheduled services and introduced a new […]