Europe

Eurocontrol predicts traffic: situation “quickly deteriorating”

Eurocontrol predicts that until June 2021 air traffic levels throughout Europe will be at least 64% lower than before the pandemic....


New travel curbs in Europe: Germany considers complete ban

After Israel banned all international travel, a wave of new travel restrictions might also come to Europe. ...


Biden to extend European travel restrictions

Soon after Donald Trump announced the lifting of European travel restrictions on January 26, 2021, President-elect Joe Biden rejected the plan....


Nordica to acquire LOT stake in Xfly, become sole owner

Estonia‘s Nordica and LOT Polish Airlines reached an agreement to amend the ownership of their joint subsidiary Xfly....


Tracking the downfall of European airlines

Many have called COVID-19 pandemic the worst crisis in the history of air travel, with passenger numbers falling to almost zero following March 2020. European airlines experienced some of the strictest lockdowns in the world, as their revenues dropped, prompting bailouts and pleas to open borders. But who was hit the most?...


Finnair reports €172 million loss in Q2

On July 24, Finnair had published their half year financial statement, reporting €172 million in losses for their second quarter of 2020....


Coronavirus: Airbus uses test aircraft to bring masks to Europe

An Airbus A350-1000 test aircraft took off from Toulouse, France, on April 3, 2020, towards Tianjin, China, where it will collect protective masks that will be brought back to Europe. It is the third cargo flight operated by the manufacturer since the beginning of the coronavirus crisis....


Can Norwegian survive the US travel ban on Europe?

Norwegian government waives aviation taxes in the country, but it might be just too little too late to save Norwegian. Following the U.S. ban on European flights, the airline increased its flight cuts to over 4,000 over a month and clarified that temporary layoffs would affect as much as 50% of its workforce. ...


Report: European airports resilient to coronavirus

S&P Global Ratings estimates that novelty coronavirus, Covid-19, outbreak would only have a limited impact on European airports, as traffic to and from China and other countries in Asia Pacific region make up relatively small numbers of the total traffic in Europe. However, if the outbreak prolongs or causes further economic impact, the situation might change.   ...


European aviation: bankruptcy season is around the corner

The failures of WOW Air and Aigle Azur that European market saw in 2019 are unlikely to mark the end of the bankruptcy season in the continent, lessors believe. In a panel discussion at AIR Convention Europe 2019, Marian Pistik, the head of asset management at International Airfinance Corporation and Rob Watts, the CEO of Aerotask have exchanged views on what is there to come for the market in the near future. ...