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Covid-19 Impact on Air Transport to be Worse in Europe

Europe in 2021 is expected to be the worst-hit in terms of airline losses (-$11.9 billion) due to the impacts of Covid-19 on air transport.

Greece Announces 10-day Quarantine for All Arrivals from Abroad as of December 18

The Greek government has announced a mandatory 10-day Covid-19 quarantine for all incoming travellers, arriving to Greece as of December 18.

Aviation Bodies: Flexible Slot Use a Must for Air Transport Recovery

Global aviation organizations are calling on regulators worldwide to adopt more flexible slot rules and preserve air transport connectivity.

Airlines: Covid-19 Crisis to Continue into 2021, Losses Expected to Reach $157 Billion

Deep losses for the airline industry will continue into 2021 due to the impact of Covid-19, says the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

AEGEAN Achieves 4-star Covid-19 Airline Safety Rating by Skytrax

Greek carrier AEGEAN has been accredited with a 4-star Covid-19 Airline Rating by Skytrax, in recognition for its enhanced health and safety measures.

ICAO Updates ‘Take-off’ Guidelines for Aviation’s Recovery from Covid-19

ICAO has updated its ‘Take-off’ guidelines, which aim to restore air connectivity and give travelers the confidence they need to fly again in Covid-19 times.

Study: Masks on Planes Make Covid-19 Risk ‘Virtually Nonexistent’

The possibility of contracting Covid-19 on board an airplane is “virtually non-existent” when passengers wear masks, according to a recent study.

Italy Lifts Mandatory Covid-19 Testing on Arrivals from Greece

Travelers from Greece will no longer be tested for Covid-19 upon arrival to Italy, according to a new decree signed by the Italian Minister of Health.

Covid-19 Transmission Risk on Airplanes is 1 in 27 Million, Says Research

Flight-related transmission of the Covid-19 virus is 1 in 27 Million, according to research by the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

Covid-19 Impact: Airlines Not Expected to Turn Cash Positive Until 2022

IATA is calling on governments to support the airline industry during the coming winter season, as the impact of Covid-19 has proven to be "deeper and longer".

Tourism Committee Urges EU Actions to Save the Sector

Europe’s Transport and Tourism Committee is calling for immediate action to save the tourism sector and some 22 million jobs that are at risk due to Covid-19.

Safe Covid-19 Vaccine Transport will be ‘Mission of the Century’ for Air Cargo Industry

Safely delivering Covid-19 vaccines will be the mission of the century for the global air cargo industry, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

Europe’s Airlines and Airports Urge EU to Extend Waiver of Slot Use Rules

Europe’s airlines and airports are calling for the European Commission to extend the suspension of EU regulations on airport slots and grant a full winter season waiver.

Lufthansa Sees Losses of €1.5 Billion in Q2 Due to Covid-19

The Lufthansa Group recorded losses of 1.5 billion euros in the second quarter of the year, due to the collapse in demand for air travel caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Airline Losses in 2020 Expected to Top $84 Billion

Referring to 2020 as "the worst year in the history of aviation", IATA expects the airline industry to lose $84.3 billion due to the Covid-19 crisis.

ICAO Releases Covid-19 Guidelines for Aviation Restart

IATA is urging governments to quickly implement ICAO’s global guidelines in order to restore air connectivity and give travelers and crew the confidence they need to fly again.

Covid-19 Throws Airline Sector Off Course

Airports and airlines will need at least three years before they begin to recover losses caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a study by S&P Global Ratings.

Protocols for Airports and Airlines post-Covid-19 by WTTC

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has released suggested protocols for airports and airlines to restart in the post Covid-19 world.

Cyprus Airways to Fly to 5 Greek Airports in Summer 2020

Cyprus Airways will resume flights to Athens as of June 9 and to another four airports in Greece as of July.

KLM to Start Athens – Amsterdam Service on June 6

KLM, as of June 6, will begin services between Greece’s capital Athens and Amsterdam in The Netherlands.