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Inside the cabin of an Aegean Airlines A321 which has been converted into a temporary cargo jet. (Photo: Aegean Airlines)

Getting Creative: Aegean Airlines Converts Fleet to Cargo Aircraft

As airlines deal with a sharp decline in air travel demand and closed borders, they are becoming creative in finding new ways to keep their aircraft flying. On March 26, Aegean Airlines temporarily suspended its international network until April 30 in an effort to preserve the sustainability of its operations. The airline will maintain several weekly flights between Athens and Brussels in the meantime to maintain Greece’s connectivity with the E.U.’s administrative center. Additionally, Olympic Air, Aegean’s subsidiary, has committed…

Lufthansa Suspends New Hires, Offers Unpaid Leave to Limit Coronavirus…

Over the last few weeks, airlines across the world have axed capacity to China as a response to limit the Coronavirus outbreak to other regions of the globe. With a significant hike in the number of cases in Italy and subsequently across Europe and the Middle East this week, airlines…

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.…

Cathay Pacific Suspends 90 Percent of Flights to Mainland China

Cathay Pacific announced it will be reducing capacity to Mainland China by 90 percent, as a measure of precaution against the Coronavirus spread. The Hong Kong-based carrier is following the steps of most global carriers who have either temporarily suspended flights to mainland China or are cutting frequencies to combat…

Airlines Continue to Cancel China Flights

Following a change in advice from the United Kingdom's Foreign Office regarding the outbreak of Coronavirus, British Airways has canceled all flights to China. The Foreign Office warned against all but essential travel to the country which resulted in BA suspending the daily flights from London to Beijing (PKX) and…

Turkish Airlines Starts Service to Xi’an, China

On Dec. 30 2019, Turkish Airlines officially added Xi'an in China to its list of destinations following its inaugural service to the city. Xi'an becomes the Star Alliance carrier's fourth destination in mainland China and its 318th worldwide. The city benefits from three flights per week from the airline's main…

Taiwan’s Kaohsiung Airport Receives New Terminal Proposal

Following years of considering, Taiwan’s Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) has suggested that Kaohsiung International Airport build a new terminal. The airport is the second busiest in Taiwan and currently sees service from carriers such as China Airlines and EVA Air. As the gateway to Southern Taiwan, Kaohsiung's airport served nearly…

Hong Kong Airlines Meets Government Deadline, Tries to Begin Turnaround

The government of Hong Kong on Monday presented struggling carrier Hong Kong Airlines with an ultimatum: Find the money to pay its employees by Dec. 7 or risk having its operating license suspended or even revoked. The next day, the airline's chief executive officer released a statement vowing to take…

Juneyao Air Expands in Europe with New Services to Iceland…

Just over a week after Juneyao Airlines announced its new service between Manchester and Shanghai, the airline is in the news once again this week after announcing additional routes to Europe. Beginning in March 2020, according to the airline's social media, new services from Shanghai to Dublin and Reykjavik will…

Juneyao Airlines to Make U.K. Debut with New Manchester Route

China's Juneyao Airlines will be making its debut in the U.K. with new service between Manchester and Shanghai. the Manchester service. The new landmark route was announced by Manchester Airport earlier this week and will see the first connection between the gateway to U.K.'s North Country and China's largest city.…