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U.K. Airlines Await Decision on Possible Government Bailout Packages

The British Airline Pilots’ Association (BALPA) has discounted reports made earlier this week that the U.K. Chancellor (the U.K. Government’s chief financial minister) would only include airlines in any industry bailouts under consideration “as a last resort." BALPA General Secretary Brian Strutton said: “It is unhelpful that correspondence is leaked out of the context of discussions. It gives rise to the erroneous conclusion that there is no chance of any Government help for UK airlines.”   Mr. Strutton was responding…

London City Airport Shuts Down Until May

As the Coronavirus pandemic continues to engulf the United Kingdom, London City airport has announced that it will close to commercial and private traffic until at least May.  “We have made the decision to temporarily suspend all commercial and private flights from the airport,” the airport said in a statement.…

Singapore Airlines Set to Receive State Aid

Singapore's Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat announced on Thursday that the carrier is considering a corporate action with the support of Temasek Holdings, its state-owned majority stakeholder. Heng also stated that the action "will be announced in due course." "We will make sure SIA comes out of this in good…

February Wave of 737 MAX Cancellations Hits Boeing

Chicago-based Boeing’s net sales for 2020 currently sits at 28 aircraft cancellations. The airline recorded its first orders of the year in February following a quiet January. BBAM announced an order for three converted 737-800 freighters and two weeks later All Nippon Airways (ANA) committed to a firm order for…

How Aviation Fits Into the $2 Trillion U.S. Aid Package

In the early morning hours on March 25, the White House and Senate struck a deal on an aid package for U.S. businesses and consumers totaling $2 trillion. Even though it had not yet reached, the sweeping bill will make available hundreds of billions of dollars for businesses in need…

Singapore Airlines Cuts 96 Percent of Capacity

Just days after Emirates halted its scheduled flights, Singapore Airlines has made a similar decision amid the coronavirus outbreak. In response to the significant drop in travel demand, SIA Group has announced that Singapore Airlines and Silk Air will slash 96 percent of their capacity. Earlier, Choon-Phong Goh, CEO of…

JSX Announces Changes Due to Coronavirus

During this tough time in the aviation industry, airlines all over the world are canceling routes and grounding aircraft and Dallas based JSX, formally JetSuiteX, is no different. Over the past couple of weeks, the carrier has slowly been discontinuing cities in its route map including Seattle’s Boeing Field and…

Pandemic Continues to Fuel More Pressure on African Airlines

The global aviation industry remains to be the worst-hit industry with the unprecedented pandemic continuing to bite out the world's biggest economies which the industry plays an integral role. COVID-19 has hit African airlines with the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) calling for collaborative efforts and the stakeholders developing an "all-inclusive…

South American SKY Airline Temporarily Suspends Operations

Chile born SKY Airline has announced it will be temporarily suspending operations from March 25 to April 30 due to a significant slump in demand as governments throughout the region implement travel restrictions to slow COVID-19s contagion curve and passengers suspend short term travel. The news was first reported by…

240 Laid Off as Icelandair Combats Drop in Demand

Before what is usually the busy summer months for Icelandair, the carrier has been forced to look towards retracting itself in size as COVID-19 epidemic affects demand for travel for the next few months. In order to stay afloat, Icelandair has looked at employee reductions to cut costs. The airline…