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Clement Charpentreau
easyJet to cut 4500 jobs and reduce fleet

The British low-cost carrier easyJet announced it would cut a third of its workforce, or nearly 4,500 jobs, and shrink its fleet in order to alleviate the impact of the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. It plans to resume flights from June 15, 2020....


Clement Charpentreau
easyJet founder puts price on Airbus’ head

Stelios Haji-Ioannou, founder of the British low-cost company easyJet and the main shareholder of the group, offers a reward of £5 million for any information that would lead to the cancellation of an Airbus order he judges cumbersome....


Clement Charpentreau
Virgin Atlantic to cease operations from Gatwick historical base

Following airlines such as British Airways, Air Canada, and SAS, Virgin Atlantic announced that it would cut more than 3,100 jobs, over a third of its workforce, to deal with the coronavirus crisis. Additionally, its whole fleet of seven Boeing 747 aircraft will be retired, and its activities at London Gatwick airport will cease....


Clement Charpentreau
Virgin Atlantic on the brink after Delta rules out cash injection

As it reported a loss of $534 million for the first quarter of 2020, Delta Air Lines ruled out any cash injection into Virgin Atlantic....


Rytis Beresnevicius
Not easy going: easyJet grounds entire fleet due to COVID-19

Citing the coronavirus pandemic, travel restrictions within Europe and falling demand, easyJet announced that it has grounded its entire fleet. The carrier was not able to provide guidance on when easyJet would resume commercial operations....


Zivile Zalagenaite
US extends travel ban to UK and Ireland

The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has included the United Kingdom and Ireland in the Level 3 Travel Health Notice. The list already contains most of the European Union countries, as well as China, Iran, and South Korea. ...


Clement Charpentreau
Coronavirus: United States suspends travel from Europe

The United States President Donald Trump announced that due to the coronavirus Covid-19 outbreak, which killed 38 people and contaminated more than 1,200 in the country, all flights from Europe to the United States will be suspended from March 13, 2020, for a period of 30 days....


Clement Charpentreau
UK’s regulator CAA to leave EASA after Brexit period

At the end of the post-Brexit transition period, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) intends to withdraw from the European Aviation Safety Authority (EASA) and take care of aircraft certification on its own....


Clement Charpentreau
easyJet flight diverts to Jersey over urgent medical emergency

An easyJet flight bound for London Southend declared a medical emergency above France before diverting to land on the British island of Jersey....


Clement Charpentreau
PHASA-35, BAE alternative to satellites, completes maiden flight

PHASA-35, a solar-powered unmanned aircraft developed by BAE Systems and Prismatic, took off for a first test flight from the Woomera test site of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) in South Australia. The high altitude long endurance (HALE) drone is presented as a cheaper and more flexible alternative to satellites....