Lufthansa Presents Cost-Cutting Plan to Ground Staff

German flag-carrier Lufthansa has reached a preliminary 200 million euro ($237 million) savings deal with Verdi, the union that represents ground staff at the airline, Reuters reports. The deal applies to roughly 24,000 staff at Lufthansa, Lufthansa Technik and Lufthansa Cargo. The deal will waive Christmas and vacation bonuses, continue…

Southwest Reveals Chicago O’Hare, Colorado Springs Routes

Southwest Airlines has revealed the routes it will fly from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport and Colorado Springs. The low-cost airline will launch 20 daily flights out of O’Hare on Valentine’s Day 2021. City pairs include Nashville, Tenn.; Denver; Dallas; Baltimore and Phoenix. Nashville, Dallas and Nashville will be served four…

European Hubs See 80% Drop in Traffic

Europe’s three biggest hub airports – London's Heathrow Airport, Frankfurt's am Main Airport and Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport – reported an 80% drop in passenger counts for September, highlighted by a 95% drop in transatlantic passengers, FlightGlobal reports. Heathrow reported earlier this week that its passenger counts fell 81.5%…

Philippine Carriers Struggling, But New Airport Remains Optimistic

Cebu Pacific Air, a no-frills airline in the Philippines, is seeking a $500 million investment to strengthen its balance sheet. “We need to create a longer runway for CEB so that we can continue providing affordable and accessible air transport services for everyone,” Lance Gokongwei, the airline's president and chief…

Air New Zealand Planning More Australia Flights as Quarantine Period…

After a seven-month hiatus, the Australian government announced that New Zealand citizens are granted to travel New South Wales and Northern Territory without a 14-day quarantine. The new policy begins on Oct. 16 as New Zealand’s coronavirus curve has been flattened. However, Australians are not being allowed to travel to…

As CARES Act Funding Expires, Thousands Brace for Job and…

CARES Act funding ran out at midnight on Thursday morning, and tens of thousands of airline employees braced for furlough as congress failed to make a job-saving funding extension.  When the U.S. passed the CARES Act in March, among its terms were a prohibition on involuntary layoffs or furloughs through…

Singapore Airlines Temporarily Converts Airbus A380 into a Restaurant

As more airlines across the world introduce “flights to nowhere,” Singapore Airlines has taken a step back from that idea with a revolutionary new way to increase cash flow during the COVID-19 pandemic. While the airline has decided to not continue its own flights to nowhere, it has introduced new…

Eurowings’ New Coronavirus Insurance Will Be Free to Customers Through…

The coronavirus  pandemic continues to plague the airline industry into the fall travel season, and carriers are considering all options to get people flying. One tool that has become popular among many airlines is COVID-19 insurance, and as of Monday, Eurowings has become the latest airline to offer travel protection.…

Hong Kong Suspends Cathay Dragon, Air India Flights

Hong Kong has temporarily barred Cathay Dragon’s flights from Kuala Lumpur and all Air India flights from operating in the city after a number of passengers originating from India tested positive for COVID-19. Cathay Dragon acknowledged the temporary suspension in a press release on Sunday citing it was informed by…