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Travel Suspended Between U.S. and 26 European Nations

In an Oval Office address to the nation on March 11, U.S. President Donald Trump announced the suspension of travel between the U.S. and Europe for 30 days in an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus outbreak. The new travel restrictions will go into effect on Friday at midnight. The new restriction on travel does not include the U.K., which is no longer a member state of the European Union. The new restrictions apply to most foreign nationals…

As Coronavirus Looms Large, Hong Kong Airlines Seeks Refuge in…

Looking for a lifeline in the sea of turmoil seems like a reach for cash strapped Hong Kong Airlines but talks are in the cards for the carrier to find a new home. According to the South China Morning Post, the airline is in talks with Air China for the…

EU Commission Relaxes ’80/20′ Rule after Falling Passenger Numbers

The European Commission has announced it will temporarily halt rules enforcing airlines to use their take-off and landing slots for at least 80% of the time, as Coronavirus concerns have significantly cut travel around the world. The move comes after the Commission reviewed the impact of legislation on airline operations…

Korean Aviation Faces a Critical Moment Amid the Virus Outbreak

After three months of the Coronavirus outbreak, South Korea became one of the most affected countries outside China. According to the Korea Civil Aviation Association, the international passenger volume dropped 65 percent in the last week of February. The figure showed the passenger volume to China dropped by 85 percent,…

Qantas Announces Measures to Reduce Impact of Coronavirus

Australian flag carrier Qantas has announced what actions it will take to mitigate the business impact due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus and the subsequent global drop in demand in travel bookings. The airline group will see cuts to its international flying program with a reduction in capacity by around 25…

Sun Country Reduces Spring Flight Schedule Due to Decreased Travel…

Sun Country Airlines is reducing its flight schedule during the spring season due to decreased travel demand caused by the spread of COVID-19.  The airline is one of the first U.S. ultra-low-cost carriers to drop several routes in response to the new global virus. Beginning in April, Sun Country will…

Airlines Further Adjust Flight Programs Following COVID-19

Airlines across the world are continuing to downsize their flying program in response to the drop in demand, following the outbreak of COVID-19 as it sweeps across the world. Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific has been battling the effects of the virus since the outbreak back in December no thanks to…

Regional Carrier Trans States to Suspend Operations by 2021

The end of 2020 will mark the end of Trans States Airlines as an internal memo to employees outlined that the carrier would cease operations when their contract with United Airlines ends. The airline, based out of Bridgeton, Mo., has been operating since 1982. Currently, the United Express operator has…

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.…

Qatar Airways Increases Stake in IAG to Over 25 Percent

Qatar Airways has increased its stake in International Airlines Group (IAG) from 21.4 percent to 25.1 percent with a $600m buy-up. The move comes a little over a week after Air Italy which Qatar Airways had a 49 percent stake in ceased operations. In announcing the increased shareholding Qatar Airways…