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A KLM 787-9 parked on the tarmac in Las Vegas. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Terrill Murriel)

European Airline Executives Call For Eased Travel Restrictions in Canada

In a July letter, some major European airline officials called upon Canada to ease its travel restrictions even as airlines are slowly finding small footholds in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. The senior executives, which include Air France-KLM and Germany's Lufthansa Group, have urged Canadian authorities to lift travel restrictions for passengers from countries in which coronavirus is under control. "Since many European Union countries and Switzerland require reciprocity to re-establish access, Canada's continued entry restrictions and requirements are…

Austrian Airlines Announces Fifth Service Resumption Delay

Austrian Airlines announced on Friday that it will resume operating flights on June 7, nearly three months after grounding its fleet in mid-March delaying its resumption of service five times. The move comes in response to the Austrian government's announcement that its borders with Germany and some Schengen area countries…

Air France Slated to Receive 7 Billion Euro Bailout Package

The European Union on Monday approved a French state aid of €7 Billion consisting of state loans and state-guaranteed bank loans to aid Air-France in its urgent liquidity in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. The European competition watchdog exercised its commission under Article 107(3)(b) of the Treaty on the…

European Aviation Industry Faces Further Scrutiny and Costs Over Emissions

The discussion on the aviation industry’s impact on climate change continued in Europe this month with the conclusion on Sunday of a two-week United Nations climate conference (COP 25) in Madrid and the European Commission (EC) releasing a "European Green Deal" last week. Airline executives were watching both events closely…

Brexit Draft Document Continues Uncertainty for Future of U.K-E.U. Aviation

The next phase in the ongoing Brexit situation took place this week with the release of the draft withdrawal agreement between the European Union and the United Kingdom. The 585-page document outlines the process of how the U.K.’s membership will cease and what possible agreements need to be in place…

Airbus Issues Warning to U.K. Regarding Brexit Uncertainty

Late last week, Airbus published a memorandum regarding its plan of action in the U.K., stating that if the country's Brexit agreements aren’t made more clear, the company may leave the country. Although it has been two years since the U.K. voted to leave the European Union, agreements are yet…

Lufthansa Cleared in Airfare Price Increase Investigation

Germany's Federal Office for the Defense of Competition (Bundeskartellamt) recently issued its opinion regarding complaints received against Lufthansa, following an investigation into airfare increases that began in November. The German flag carrier was under fire for alleged monopolistic practices in the domestic routes that operated without any rival after the…