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The new measures that airlines will apply to resume flights

The airlines have announced new temporary biosafety measures that they will have to implement at airports and during the flight as air traffic resumes in the coming days. The International Air Transport Association ( IATA ) released a roadmap for air travel amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Before the flight, IATA proposes that governments...

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Airlines Operations Updated Information for Costa Rica

AERIS Holdings, administrator of the Juan Santamaria International Airport in Costa Rica released the following updated information regarding the operation of the different airlines in the country under the current pandemic Covid-19: AEROMEXICO: operations suspended until further notice. AIR CANADA: will resume operations in July. AIR...

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Aegean returns to flying with domestic departures

Aegean has become the latest airline to announce a gradual return to flying, with the carrier enhancing connectivity on its domestic network from May 18th. The airline will gradually increase capacity to Heraklion, Chania, Thessaloniki and Alexandroupolis. Additional frequencies will be added to Rhodes, Corfu, Mytilene, Chios, Samos and...

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Lufthansa to return to Dubai on June 7th

Germany airline Lufthansa has unveiled plans to relaunch connections from financial capital Frankfurt to Dubai. The flag-carrier will connect the two cities from June 7th, with three weekly departures. The service is dependent on government approval from the United Arab Emirates. In total, Lufthansa hopes to offer 130 destinations by the...

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International Air Transport Association plans to resume domestic flights in June

The general director of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Alexandre de Juniac, plans to resume national flights in June and continental flights from July, but with a sanitary process that will be presented at the end of the month. “Normally, if the governments we are talking to follow us, we will be able to …...

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Colombian airline Avianca files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in U.S.

Avianca, the second-largest airline in Latin America, filed for bankruptcy protection in the United States on Sunday to reorganize its debt “due to the unpredictable impact” of the coronavirus pandemic. In a statement issued in Bogota, Avianca said that along with “some of its subsidiaries and affiliates,” it had asked to...

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Jetblue: The First Airline That Will Require Its Passengers to Use Face Masks

One of the sectors that has had the most impacts due to the pandemic of coronavirus COVID-19 is aeronautical, between cancellations, decreases in reservations and border closures are causing a significant economic impact, so airlines such as JetBlue undertake further measures. The U.S. low cost company became the first firm in the...

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United Is Boarding Economy Passengers First and Business Class Last on All Flights to Promote Social Distancing

United Airlines unveiled its plans to implement social distancing in the skies as concerns about the gradual return to normal for aviation have sparked controversy among flyers finding themselves, once again, on full flights. Starting in early May, United will block off middle seats in economy as well as 50% of paired first-class seats...

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Coronavirus: How Will Airlines Get Flying Again?

Aviation is the most global of global industries. It employs millions of people, underpins the livelihoods of tens of millions more, and acts as part of the central nervous system of international business and leisure. Yet now vast parts of the network have been shut down as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The number …...

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American Airlines Posts $2.2 Billion Loss During Pandemic

American Airlines reported a staggering loss of $2.24 billion for the first quarter, when the coronavirus pandemic triggered a sharp drop in air travel. The airline’s revenue fell 19% while costs continued to rise even as the virus spread. The situation facing the airline industry has grown more dire since the first quarter ended. Air...

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