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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 its geographical location and reliance on the Chinese market. Today, Cathay Pacific and its regional subsidiary, Cathay Dragon, have around 120 aircraft parked up resulting in half the fleet stationary.…

United Temporarily Nixes Tokyo Narita Service, Haneda Service Remains Unaffected

United Airlines has temporarily suspended flight service between its Los Angeles hub and Tokyo's Narita International Airport from March 8, 2020 due to concerns over the spread of the new coronavirus. The service will remain suspended between the two airports until at least April 27, 2020. United's service to Tokyo's…

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.…

Chinese Aviation Authority Supporting Airline-Saving Measures

Earlier this month, the Civil Aviation Administration of China said it would promote and allow measures that allow airlines to continue to stay afloat as the country's aviation industry is plagued by the lack of travel resulting from the novel coronavirus that has filled up headlines. The Chinese aviation regulator…

Hong Kong and Taiwanese Airlines Take Steps to Prevent Coronavirus…

As a result of the Coronavirus outbreak in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan's, the most affected and adjacent territories to the epicenter, local airlines have carried out new measures to help stop the spread of the disease. StarLux Airlines, a brand new Taiwan-based airline which launched services two days before…

Air Transport of Highly Contagious Patients: How It Works

The recent outbreak of the novel coronavirus 2019 has resulted in many evacuation flights coordinated by various governments and China to quickly remove the respective country’s citizens from China. The U.S. Government along with many European and Asian governments have led rescue flights to bring back citizens to their homelands.…

Foreign Pilots Working in China Removed From Duties Without Pay

Following the outbreak of the Coronavirus, which has claimed the lives of more than 450 people, airlines in China are now having to significantly downsize their flying programs due to the lack of demand in travel. Last week saw a great number of major airlines across the globe significantly reduce…

Coronavirus Continues to Leave Everyone On Edge, But What’s Next…

On Feb. 5, WestJet flight 2702 from Toronto Pearson International Airport to Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, Jamaica, was forced to turn back after a 28-year-old passenger announced to the whole aircraft that he had just returned from the Hunan province of China and wasn't feeling well. While he…

Foreign Pilots Working in China Removed From Duties Without Pay

Following the outbreak of the Coronavirus, which has claimed the lives of more than 450 people, airlines in China are now having to significantly downsize their flying programs due to the lack of demand in travel. Last week saw a great number of major airlines across the globe significantly reduce…