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Clement Charpentreau

COVID-19: Italian regulator threatens Ryanair with flight ban

The Ente Nazionale per l'Aviazione Civile (ENAC), the Italian civil aviation authority, is threatening to suspend Ryanair flights over non-compliance with the health measures put in place in the country to fight the COVID-19 pandemic....


Clement Charpentreau

Virgin Atlantic files for asset protection in the United States

Virgin Atlantic has filed for bankruptcy protection concerning its activities in the United States while it is still waiting for approval for its rescue plan of £1.2 billion announced in July 2020....


Pijus Jauniskis

Embraer pushes back E175-E2 introduction to 2023

In a financial statement released on August 5, 2020, Embraer reported second-quarter losses and a steep drop in revenue, yet the company indicates that it remains in “a stable overall position.” However, the introduction of the E175-E2 was delayed due to the current situation in the market....


Clement Charpentreau

Airbus posts $2.2 billion net loss in H1, deliveries cut in half

Airbus reported a $1.9 billion loss for the second quarter of 2020, as the manufacturer announced it slowed down production by 40% due to the impact of Covid-19 on air transport....


Clement Charpentreau

Boeing reports $2.4 billion net loss, postpones 777X to 2022

Boeing reported a $2.4 billion loss for the second quarter of 2020. The manufacturer announced it would slow down production further due to the impact of Covid-19 on air transport. The first delivery of the 777X is officially postponed to 2022....


Pijus Jauniskis

Lufthansa to resume JFK flights, offers PCR Corona testing

The Lufthansa Group announced on August 27 to be continuing its five weekly flights to New York (JFK) from Frankfurt (Germany), offering PCR corona tests to arrivals at the Frankfurt Airport....


Clement Charpentreau

Hong Kong government adds to Cathay Pacific troubles

As Cathay Pacific Airways is trying to preserve cash by delaying some aircraft deliveries, a new health policy unveiled by the government of Hong Kong towards U.S. citizens could add to its troubles....


Clement Charpentreau

God could not save the Queen: British Airways retires Boeing 747

British Airways is permanently retiring all of its Boeing 747 fleet due to the drop in demand caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The airline announced that the jumbo jets will be decommissioned with immediate effect....


Valius Venckunas

Emirates lays off tenth of its workforce, more to follow

Following months of speculation, Emirates has finally disclosed the number of employees that are being laid off due the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Gulf carrier said that out of 60000 company’s workers, 10% lost their jobs between the start of the pandemic in one of industry’s biggest series of cuts yet....


Valius Venckunas

Virgin Atlantic seals new rescue deal, narrowly escapes collapse

Richard Branson’s Virgin Atlantic, which has balanced on the verge of collapse since the inception of the new Coronavirus pandemic, is set to be rescued by a new yet-to-be-announced £1.2 billion deal....