Irish court grants extension to Norwegian's debt restructuring
DUBLIN - The Irish High Court said on Friday it had granted an extension to Norwegian Air's creditor protection, as requested by the examiner overseeing the process.
Distraught families of Sriwijaya Air victims visit crash site
JAKARTA - Relatives of those killed in the Sriwijaya Air plane crash on Jan. 9 wept and threw red and white petals into the ocean on Friday after an Indonesian navy vessel took them to the site in the Java Sea where thei
Georgia to lift ban on international flights on Feb. 1
MOSCOW - Georgia will lift a ban on international flights, imposed last March as an anti-pandemic measure, in 10 days' time, authorities said on Friday.
Denmark halts all flight from Dubai for five days
COPENHAGEN - Denmark has halted all arriving flights from Dubai for five days due to potential problems with fake coronavirus tests in Dubai.
Hong Kong to mandate two-week quarantine for flight crews
HONG KONG - Hong Kong is set to require flight crew entering the Asian financial hub for more than two hours to quarantine in a hotel for two weeks, the South China Morning Post reported on Thursday, citing sources.
Argentina hails Lufthansa Falklands travel request
BUENOS AIRES - The German airline Lufthansa has asked the Argentine government for permission to overfly its country en route to the Falklands, Argentina said on Thursday, adding that the request implies recognition of F
Airbus slows A320 ramp-up on weaker outlook
PARIS - Airbus has slowed a planned ramp-up of A320 aircraft production, the European planemaker said, as the coronavirus travel slump takes a growing toll on its airline clients. Output of the single-aisle A320 jet fami
Lufthansa curbs cash drain
FRANKFURT - Lufthansa is losing 1 million euros ($1.2 million) every two hours, "a significant improvement" over the low point of the Covid-19 crisis, the German airline group's chief executive said on Thursday.
Alitalia brand must go in airline revamp
MILAN - Italy would have to drop the 75-year-old Alitalia brand if it wants the European Commission to approve plans to relaunch the airline, according to a letter published by L'Espresso magazine. Loss-making Alitalia h
Israel bans international flights to curb coronavirus spread
JERUSALEM - Israel will ban passenger flights in and out of the country from Monday evening for a week, the government announced on Sunday.
Cathay Pacific warns of capacity cuts and higher cash burn
HONG KONG - Cathay Pacific on Monday warned passenger capacity could be cut by about 60% and monthly cash burn may rise if Hong Kong installs new measures that require flight crew to quarantine for two weeks.
Finnair to resume flights from UK and Ireland
HELSINKI - Finnair will re-start passenger flights from the UK and Ireland to Finland as of 25 January 2021, following the decision by the Finnish traffic authority, Traficom, to allow passenger flights from these countr
Biden to tighten immigration restrictions
WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden will impose a ban on most non-U.S. citizens entering the country who have recently been in South Africa starting Saturday in a bid to contain the spread of a new variant of Covid-19, a se
About 500 Airbus staff under quarantine
BERLIN - Airbus said on Sunday about 500 of its staff had gone into quarantine after 21 workers at its aircraft factory in Hamburg tested positive for the new coronavirus.
KLM to keep long haul flights
AMSTERDAM - Dutch airline KLM will keep operating long haul flights, including for vaccine distribution, after agreeing with the government on softer demands for returning air crews to carry out rapid Covid-19 tests. Cre
German government considers flight ban
BERLIN - The German government is discussing drastically reducing travel from abroad in a bid to prevent more virulent mutant variants of the coronavirus finding a foothold in the country, officials said on Tuesday.
Travel troubles force Rolls-Royce to cut 2021 flight forecasts
LONDON - Rolls-Royce lowered forecasts for how much its engines will fly this year as tighter coronavirus travel restrictions inflict fresh pain on airlines, saying this would mean a cash outflow of some 2 billion pounds
UK government tells public not to book vacations
LONDON - Britain will announce on Tuesday whether it will bring in mandatory quarantine in hotels for some or all arrivals, the country's coronavirus vaccination minister said as he warned the public not to book summer v
Sweden extends recommendation against travel outside of Europe
STOCKHOLM - Sweden has decided to extend its advice against non-essential travel to all countries outside the Europe until April 15, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.
Chinese air passengers can request refunds
BEIJING - Chinese airline passengers who bought tickets for flights between Jan. 28 and March 8 can request a full refund, the Civil Aviation Administration said.
Luton Airport applies to increase passenger cap
LONDON - London Luton Airport has submitted an application to Luton Council to change its current annual passenger cap from 18 million to 19 million. The application, which follows a public consultation held in October 2
Kuwait will keep airport at curbed capacity
KUWAIT - Kuwait's government has delayed the second phase of its plan for resuming commercial flights until further notice, the state news agency said on Monday, keeping the airport's capacity at 30 percent of pre-pandem
Advertise With Us
Terms And Conditions
© 2021 Aviation Media & IT GmbH
In cooperation with