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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 advantage of the U.K. government’s temporary job retention scheme which covers 80 percent of employees’ salaries for wages of up to £2,500 ($3,110 USD) a month. As the future outlook…

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,…

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.…

South American SKY Airline Temporarily Suspends Operations

Chile born SKY Airline has announced it will be temporarily suspending operations from March 25 to April 30 due to a significant slump in demand as governments throughout the region implement travel restrictions to slow COVID-19s contagion curve and passengers suspend short term travel. The news was first reported by…

Taiwanese Airlines Cut Services Amid Virus Outbreak

In light of confirmed coronavirus cases increasing sharply in the U.S. and Europe, Taiwan’s China Airlines and EVA Air are going to suspend scheduled flights to affected destinations. China Airlines announced that flights to Los Angeles, New York, Sydney, Brisbane, Australia, Auckland and Vienna will be suspended for 20 days.…

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…

Cathay Pacific Suspends 90 Percent of Flights to Mainland China

Cathay Pacific announced it will be reducing capacity to Mainland China by 90 percent, as a measure of precaution against the Coronavirus spread. The Hong Kong-based carrier is following the steps of most global carriers who have either temporarily suspended flights to mainland China or are cutting frequencies to combat…

Air New Zealand to Cut Growth, Defers Aircraft Orders

After launching a review of operations in January, Air New Zealand has announced that it will be reducing its growth targets and deferring delivery of future aircraft. The decision comes after the carrier reduced its pre-tax earnings guidance from between NZ$425 million ($288 million USD) and NZ$525 million ($356 million…

Lufthansa Tests Low Noise Approach-to-Landing System

German flag-carrier Lufthansa will soon begin a long-term test of the pilot assistance system LNAS (Low Noise Augmentation System) on its Airbus A320 aircraft. The system could help pilots land their equipment more quietly and efficiently, according to an announcement made by German Aerospace Centre DLR. The test phase is…