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Covid-19 Throws Airline Industry into the Eye of the Storm

Global air travel is among the industries hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic, according to recent data by OAG Aviation Worldwide.

Lufthansa Group Extends Free Rebooking Period

The airlines of Lufthansa Group are extending their free rebooking period until August 31 to meet their customers' needs due to the exceptional circumstances caused by the Covid-19 virus.

Air France: Flights to Repatriate European Nationals

Air France has announced that it will maintain several international services in order to transfer French and European nationals back home.

KLM Contact Centers Give High Priority to Repatriation Questions

KLM's contact centers will be giving high priority to questions regarding the repatriation of travelers to The Netherlands.

Scoot Offers Voucher Refunds for Flexible Rebooking

Scoot is offering voucher refunds for the full value of bookings made on or before 15 March 2020 for travel up to 31 May 2020 with immediate effect.

Covid-19: Commission Gives Guidelines for EU Passenger Rights

The European Commission has published guidelines to ensure EU passenger rights are applied in a coherent manner amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ellinair Temporarily Suspends Flight Schedule

Ellinair has announced the temporary suspension of its flight schedule in response to the travel restrictions applied due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

Singapore Airlines Cuts Capacity By Half in Response to Border Controls

Singapore Airlines is suspending additional services across its network after the decision of countries around the world to impose border controls to stem the Covid-19 outbreak.

AEGEAN to Temporarily Cut Most International Flights

Greek airline company AEGEAN is temporarily cutting the majority of flights in its international network, following the elevation of the Covid-19 virus to pandemic status.

Austrian Airlines to Temporarily Terminate Flight Operations

Austrian Airlines is temporarily terminating all regular flight operations as of March 18 due to entry bans being imposed across the globe to limit the spread of the coronavirus.

Air France Grounds Airbus 380 Aircraft and KLM its Entire Boeing 747 Fleet

The Air France-KLM Group will gradually reduce its flight activity during the next two months following travel restrictions imposed in France and other countries due to Covid-19.

Cyprus Airways Suspends Flights Until April 30

Cyprus Airways is suspending its flight schedule until the end of April due to the coronavirus pandemic.

SWISS Takes Half of Fleet Out of Service

SWISS has temporarily grounded half of its aircraft making up the short-haul and long-haul fleets, due to the coronavirus crisis.

Emirates Introduces New Fee Waiver Policy

Emirates has introduced a new fee waiver policy for customers with booked tickets issued until March 31 that want to change their travel plans due to the coronavirus outbreak.

IATA: Coronavirus May Cost Airlines $113bn in 2020 Revenue

The spread of Covid-19 to more than 80 countries may cost the airline industry up to 113 billion dollars, says IATA.

UK Airline Flybe Announces Collapse

British carrier Flybe has entered into administration after failing to secure a 100-million-pound government loan.

IATA Calls for Suspension of Slot Use Rules, Cites Covid-19 Impact

Due to exceptional circumstances created by the coronavirus outbreak, IATA is requesting that airport slot regulations be suspended for the entire running year.

EU to Reset Flight Compensation Rules, Say Consumer Groups

EU authorities are planning to re-examine the Commission’s Flight Compensation Regulation to the benefit of airline companies.

Air France Welcomes the 350th Airbus A350

Air France has welcomed the 350th Airbus A350 to its fleet, which will fly in the airline's colors to new destinations this summer.

Greek PM Hints at Tax Cuts on Transport

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has left open the possibility of tax reductions in transportation.