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26 MAR 2020

Russia to ground all international flights from midnight

Russia will halt all international flights from midnight on Friday under a government decree listing new measures against the coronavirus outbreak.The decree published on Thursday orders aviation authorities to halt all regular and charter ... More
26 MAR 2020

London City Airport suspends flights over coronavirus

London City Airport, located close to the British capital's financial district, on Wednesday suspended all flights until the end of April due to the coronavirus outbreak."We have made the difficult but necessary decision to ... More
26 MAR 2020

Airlines headed for 'apocalypse' without aid: IATA

The coronavirus pandemic could spell "apocalypse" in the airline industry without urgent government aid, the global aviation association said Tuesday, warning that carriers could lose more than $250 billion in revenues this year alone.The ... More
11 MAR 2020
Lufthansa to cancel 23,000 flights in April over virus

Lufthansa to cancel 23,000 flights in April over virus

German airline Lufthansa said Wednesday it would cancel 23,000 flights across the group, a 50-percent reduction, as it tries to deal with the fallout from ... More
11 MAR 2020

Cathay Pacific 2019 profits plunge, predicts virus losses

Cathay Pacific on Wednesday said profits plunged in 2019 as it reeled from political unrest in Hong Kong, while it warned financial losses lay ahead owing to the spread of the new coronavirus.The flagship ... More
10 MAR 2020

EU to stop 'ghost flights' in coronavirus fightback

The EU is to act "very rapidly" to help airlines struggling from the new coronavirus outbreak by proposing a law to stop "ghost flights" to keep airport slots, European Commission President Ursula von der ... More
10 MAR 2020

US airlines to trim capacity as virus hits demand

Major US airlines announced Tuesday they will cut more flights and reduce capital spending as the industry tightens its belt in the wake of slumping demand from coronavirus.Leading US carriers had already significantly curtailed ... More
10 MAR 2020

Air France-KLM warns of worse to come after virus hits passenger numbers

Air-France KLM warned Tuesday the coronavirus outbreak will hit its business harder in coming months after February passenger numbers fell 0.5 percent overall as flights to China were cut.The slowdown in February "essentially reflects ... More
09 MAR 2020

Paris airport chief tests positive for coronavirus

The chief executive of Groupe ADP, the company which runs the two main international airports in Paris -- Charles de Gaulle and Orly -- has tested positive for the coronavirus, the group said Monday.Augustin ... More
09 MAR 2020

Air New Zealand scraps earnings outlook as virus impact mounts

Air New Zealand scrapped its annual earnings outlook Monday, saying the impact of new coronavirus since the most recent figures were issued just two weeks ago had been worse than expected.The flag carrier warned ... More
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