Airlines hope for May 17 travel restart
LONDON - British Airways and Virgin Atlantic expect international travel from Britain to resume on May 17 despite the government warning it is too soon to say whether holidays can go ahead this year. The UK government ha
Easyjet criticises testing requirements in travel restart plan
LONDON - The chief executive Easyjet criticised some of the government's plans to restart travel, saying Covid-19 tests should not be required for passengers travelling to low-risk destinations. According to Johan
Air France-KLM wins EU okay for recapitalisation
BRUSSELS - The European Commission approved on Tuesday a French proposal to grant up to 4 billion euros ($4.72 billion) to recapitalise virus-hit Air France KLM in return for giving up to 18 slots per day at Paris Orly a
Kenya Airways suspends UK flights
NAIROBI - Kenya Airways will suspend flights to the United Kingdom effective April 9, the airline said in a statement.
UK will give airlines "as much notice as it can"
LONDON - British PM Boris Johnson said on Monday his government wanted to get the aviation industry flying again and would offer airlines "as much notice" as it could so they can prepare for the resumption of non-essenti
Qatar Airways calls for borders to reopen
DUBAI - Qatar Airways called for countries to safely reopen borders on Tuesday, with its chief executive warning that more airlines would need state aid this year to avoid going bust. Akbar al-Baker said that Qatar Airwa
More EU countries to be added to Ireland's hotel quarantine list
DUBLIN - Travellers to Ireland from more European Union countries will be subjected to mandatory hotel quarantine in the coming days.
United admits 100 students to its flight school in 2021
CHICAGO - United Airlines started to accept applications for its "Aviate" flight school program after a Covid-19 delay this week. The airline embarks on an ambitious plan to train 5,000 new pilots for its cockpits by the
Airline leader blasts monopoly fee hikes
LONDON - Airlines will fight attempts by suppliers and airports, including Heathrow Airport, to cover pandemic losses by raising charges, the new head of industry body IATA Willie Walsh said on Wednesday, as he promised
London City to restore key regional routes
LONDON - London City Airport (LCY) has welcomed the restoration of key regional routes, with flights to resume shortly to Edinburgh, Glasgow - both with British Airways -and Dundee with Loganair, re-establishing importan
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