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Air France Begins Progressive Resumption of Flight Schedule

Air France has announced that it plans to gradually resume its flights between now and the end of June as demand for air travel begins to rise. The French carrier is currently operating between three and five percent of its usual schedule, which it has been doing since the end of March due to the outbreak of COVID-19. The airline's current flight program is focused on maintaining links with the French regions and key destinations both in Europe and across…

Ryanair Slashes Jobs as Low-Cost Demand Dwindles

Ryanair has announced that over 250 office jobs have been lost due to the COVID-19 pandemic. These jobs have been cut at its offices in Dublin, Madrid, Wroclaw in Poland and Stansted near London, which are due to re-open on June 1. Ryanair staff levels will reduce in four of…

Airbus Moves a Step Closer Towards Technology for Safer Skies

Airbus has announced that it has made a step forward in co-developing a solution for air travel security operations. In partnership with Koniku Inc., the European Aerospace consortium has begun researching into the capability to detect biological hazards, as well as chemical and explosive threats, on an aircraft or in…

A Look at Tech Hong Kong Airport Uses to Protect…

Hong Kong International Airport has become the world's first airport to trial a full-body disinfection channel to protect passengers and staff from COVID-19. The facility, called CLeanTech, is an enclosed full-body disinfection facility that sanitizes travelers using the channel in 40 seconds, killing 99.9 percent of germs. Currently, CLeanTech is being…

Turkish Airlines Draws National Flag to Honor Grand National Assembly

Turkish Airlines has drawn a flag in the sky to honor the 100th Anniversary of the Grand National Assembly. The flag was drawn by TC-JJF, a Boeing 777-300ER, which took off from Ankara's Esenboğa Airport on April 23 at 9:40 a.m. with flight number TK1920 to represent the date April…

United to Provide Free Round-Trip Fights to Medical Volunteers

United Airlines is to provide free round-trip flights for medical volunteers wishing to help the frontline fight against the COVID-19 crisis to help treat patients in New York City. The airline is working with the city's Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City, as well as some medical volunteer organizations,…

Emirates to Suspend of Passenger Operations Following Virus Outbreak

After multiple changes, Emirates has announced that it stop all passenger operations due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus. The Dubai-based carrier becomes the latest major airline to reduce flights following a global decline in passenger numbers. From March 25, Emirates will operate its cargo flights with its Boeing 777F fleet. Passenger…

Virgin Atlantic Adds New Manchester to Delhi Service

Virgin Atlantic announced last week that it would be starting flights from Manchester to Delhi from October 26. The flight will operate three times per week on Airbus A330-200s, fitted with Economy, Premium Economy and Upper Class cabins to seat 266 passengers, according to Routesonline. The flight times are as follows,…

Juneyao’s European Expansion Postponed Due to Coronavirus

Juneyao Airlines has announced that it will be indefinitely postponing the launch of new European routes due to the coronavirus outbreak. In November, the airline announced that it would be expanding in Europe with new links from Shanghai to Manchester, Dublin and Reykjavik through Helsinki, where it already flies to.…

Alaska Airlines Intends to Join Oneworld by 2021

Alaska Airlines has announced its intention to join the oneworld alliance. This announcement comes alongside plans to forge a partnership with American Airlines to connect more U.S. destinations, specifically the West Coast, with the country and the world. By summer 2021, Alaska Airlines customers will be able to earn and redeem Alaska…