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A UPS Boeing 767F at Vienna Airport. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | James Dinsdale)

UPS Airlines to Operate ‘Project Air Bridge’ Flights in Response to COVID-19

This week, UPS Airlines announced that it will operate 25 charter flights as part of "Project Air Bridge." Project Air Bridge was launched by the United States Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on March 29, 2020.  Its purpose is to expedite the delivery of medical supplies and personal protective equipment (PPE)  needed in the fight against COVID-19 to the United States from overseas. According to the shipping giant, the flights will be operated by a combination of UPS aircraft and…

LATAM Brasil CEO Expects Pre-Crisis Levels in ‘Two or Three…

In a general sense, airlines around the world have already realized the short-term effects and the best way to survive the coronavirus crisis. Now, another vital question faces the industry: how demand for air travel will behave after the pandemic is under control? When demand started falling off a cliff,…

Could the Aviation Industry Rebound in the Second Quarter?

VistaJet executive Thomas Flohr believes that there will be a “significant rebound” in the aviation industry in the second quarter, especially towards May or June, as borders around the world slowly begin to open up as the Coronavirus subsides. Flohr says that his company, which primarily charters business travelers, would…

U.K. and European Governments Defer ATC Charges for Airlines

The U.K. government has supported action by European authorities to allow airlines to defer the payment of charges for air navigation services. This will include charges for both the U.K. and European airspace being deferred for up to 14 months for the period between February to May 2020. According to…

IATA Warns COVID-19 Threatens 25 Million Jobs Worldwide

The International Airlines Transport Association (IATA) has warned stakeholders that the Coronavirus crisis threatens 25 million direct and indirect jobs surrounding the airline industry worldwide; as governments across the world have restricted movement and even called for the suspension of commercial operations as the world unites to slow the spread…

Alaska Airlines Consolidates Flights In Response to Reduced Demand

During these turbulent times, many airlines have cut frequencies and some have even been cutting routes entirely. But one airline is taking a unique approach to this challenge. Seattle-based Alaska Airlines is committed to cutting the least number of cities possible and has just announced its unique approach to this…

Heathrow Threatens Workers Over Pay Cuts

The busiest airport in Europe has threatened workers they might face the sack if they do not accept "voluntary" pay cuts, following a drop in passengers passing through the airport. According to Sky News, the airport's human resources chief informed thousands of staff that should anyone not accept a 15 percent…

Lufthansa Group Restructures Fleet Following COVID-19

German flag carrier Lufthansa has announced it will be fast-tracking the retirement of a number of aircraft from its fleet, anticipating a reduction in air travel following the Coronavirus pandemic. In a media statement released by the airline, the Lufthansa board does not believe the demand for global travel will…

United, American Significantly Reduce New York Service

New York has become the epicenter for the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. As such travel demand to the city has collapsed, as has demand across the world. In response, United, one of the largest carriers in the city, has made drastic reductions to its flying schedule. In total,…

Secondary Airports Threatened By ‘Minimum Service’ Rule In CARES Act

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to create havoc for air traffic around the world, airport companies are quickly adjusting to adapt to this new situation with significantly fewer passengers closing down terminals, consolidating traffic to their main facilities and, in some extreme cases, closing down secondary airports in metro areas…