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Emirates’ Airbus A380 Fleet Set to Return to the Skies in July

The iconic double-decker will take to the skies with flights to London and Paris starting from July 15 as announced by the airline on Tuesday. The airline, which has been forced to ground all superjumbos in its fleet due to the effects of the novel coronavirus pandemic, will operate the world’s biggest passenger aircraft for the first time in almost three months. The announcement came as the company started to boost its flights, adding more destinations to its schedule including…

Virgin Atlantic Announces Resumption of Additional Routes, Grows Caribbean Network

As demand slowly returns from the dramatic decline caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, airlines are beginning to announce the recommencement of services. European airlines were particularly hard hit as restrictions went up across the continent and around the world. Virgin Atlantic chose to suspend passenger operations in April to focus…

China Airlines Increasing Operations, Reducing Check-In Options at Hub Airports

Taiwan's China Airlines is reducing on-site check-in counters at its airports in Taipei — Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, Taichung International Airport and Kaohsiung International Airport — in a bid to reduce human contact amid the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic. According to the airline, all airport self-check-in kiosks in Taiwan will…

London Gatwick Reopens North Terminal as easyJet Restarts Services

After 11 weeks of suspending operations, the North Terminal of London Gatwick Airport has been reopened on Jun 15. as the operating hours were extended. Meanwhile, easyJet has launched its first flight at Gatwick since the end of March. In addition, the airline has carried out new measures to prevent…

British Airways May Cease Gatwick Operations Permanently

British Airways may permanently withdraw all operations from London's Gatwick Airport as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. BBC News cited a memo to staff from the airline’s head of operations at Gatwick which stated: "As you know, we suspended our Gatwick flying schedule at the start of April and…

British Airways Announces Potential 30 Percent Workforce Cut

British Airways has announced that it might cut up to 12,000 jobs from its 45,000 employee workforce, as the global coronavirus pandemic is having unprecedented consequences for airlines as the skies are emptied out for a prolonged period of time. The airline had previously agreed to furlough 22,000 jobs, taking…

London Stansted Airport Resurfaces Runway During Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has halted the majority of airline operations around the globe. London’s Stansted Airport, the fourth busiest airport in the U.K., has taken the time as a chance to keep enhancing its facilities for the future. The airport is spending 11 days to resurface its 3,048-meter runway from…

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…

London City Airport Shuts Down Until May

As the Coronavirus pandemic continues to engulf the United Kingdom, London City airport has announced that it will close to commercial and private traffic until at least May.  “We have made the decision to temporarily suspend all commercial and private flights from the airport,” the airport said in a statement.…

Qantas to Operate A380 Between Darwin and London

Australian flag-carrier Qantas will temporarily operate its flagship route from Sydney to London via Darwin, making it the first-ever non-stop flight between the two cities, effective from Tuesday, March 24. The amendment to the normal routing via Singapore comes after the travel restrictions imposed by the Singapore government regarding the…