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Zivile Zalagenaite
Planning airline recovery during coronavirus outbreak

Over the past few weeks worldwide (and past few months in Asia), the aviation world has been grappling with the changed reality amid the coronavirus COVID-19 crisis. As world closed borders, airlines were forced to cancel flights in bulk, now resolving to grounding better part, if not whole, of their fleets and letting people go on indefinite and often unpaid leaves, making obscure promises of coming back from this stronger than ever. But what do...


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Lufthansa to operate Boeing 747 on repatriation flights

Lufthansa might be grounding the better part of its fleet amid the ongoing Corona-Crisis, but its Boeing 747 Retro Crane is still due to stretch the wings and fly. On March 28, 2020, the airline is planning to operate two repatriation flights employing its 747-8s, including the one featuring the retro livery. ...


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Virgin Australia halts Tigerair ops; cuts 90% domestic capacity

Amid the coronavirus COVID-19 crisis, Virgin Australia Group is reducing domestic capacity by 90% on top of the suspension of all international flying announced earlier. The group will ground 125 aircraft starting from the following week, the company announced on March 25, 2020. Tigerair Australia is suspending all domestic operations immediately. ...


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Boeing to halt production in Seattle due COVID-19

Boeing is shutting down its production operations in Seattle area facilities, which make up the majority of the company’s aircraft manufacturing, including the production of 747, 767, 777, and the 787 Dreamliner airplanes....


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​Norwegian secures $27M guarantee for 1st state aid installment

Norwegian Air Shuttle says it has secured necessary financial support approvals from the country’s banks to be eligible to receive the first installment from Norwegian government’s $274 million state aid package, offered the prior week. ...


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Emirates to suspend passenger flights

As multiple countries have closed their borders due to the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, Emirates is suspending the vast majority of its passenger flights starting from March 25, 2020....


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Week of surprising and record-breaking flights

As airlines around the globe were announcing flight cuts in bulk over the past week, one might be under the impression that movement in the skies is coming under a standstill. Not quite so. Here are the five impressive recent flights that brought awe, wonder, and surprise. ...


Zivile Zalagenaite
Compass Airlines to cease operations

Compass Airlines, a regional U.S. carrier, which has operated flights for American Airlines and Delta, is ceasing operations from April 2020, due to two “insurmountable obstacles” caused by the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak. ...


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Delta to accelerate MD-88, MD-90 and Boeing 767 retirements

Facing a significant travel demand drop and other COVID-19 pandemic-caused challenges, Delta Airlines CEO Ed Bastian said the airline would accelerate retirements of its remaining McDonnell Douglas MD-88 and MD-90 fleets, as well as some older Boeing 767s. ...


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Vietnam Airlines to ground all international flights

Vietnam Airlines is halting all international flights in its network for at least a month, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has resulted in a series of border closures among countries and numerous entry restrictions, the carrier announced on March 19, 2020.   ...