Government news & relief measures

 

Country/region headline date

United States

Biden signs order mandating masks on aircraft

21 January

United Kingdom

Britain's airlines, airports, aviation manufacturers ask govt for help again

20 January

Romania

Vaccinated passengers exempt from quarantine in Romania

20 January

Canada

PM: Canada could impose new travel restrictions without notice

19 January

United States

Average U.S. air fares fall to lowest price after pandemic

19 January

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka to welcome back tourists - with strict Covid-19 rules

19 January

Global

Fears of ‘vaccine apartheid’ over immunisation passports

18 January

United States

Biden to block Trump plan to lift European travel restrictions

18 January

Europe

HSBC slashes first-half outlook for Europe’s carriers

18 January

Global

Aviation set for surge in m&a deals amid Covid crisis – PwC

18 January

Australia

Australia unlikely to fully reopen borders in 2021

18 January

Global

Airline industry needs up to $80bn to survive

17 January

United Kingdom

 'Urgent' aviation plea over travel curbs

17 January

United States

U.S. Treasury starts distributing $15 billion in payroll aid to airlines

15 January

United Kingdom

UK Closes corridors; arrivals need negative test

15 January

Global

UN agency warns of another bad year for airlines

15 January

Global

CDC looks at new measures to boost travel

14 January

China (People's Republic of)

China eyes full rebound of air travel

13 January

United States

US to require negative Covid-19 test for international air travelers

13 January

Global

UN: COVID-19 herd immunity unlikely in 2021 despite vaccines

12 January

Europe

Most Europeans plan to curb flying, eat less meat for climate, EU poll says

11 January

United States

When will international travel return?

11 January

China (People's Republic of)

China to continue suspending flights to and from UK

10 January

Japan

Tokyo virus emergency prompts cuts in domestic flights and bullet trains

9 January

Canada

IATA expresses concern, frustration over new Canadian testing requirement

8 January

Australia

Australians stranded say slashing arrival caps makes returning home 'near impossible'

8 January

United Kingdom

England, Scotland require travelers to show negative tests

8 January

Airline & airport news

 

Singapore Singapore launches one-stop service for testing 20 January
Global Airlines in reverse with capacity cuts 20 January
Italy EU says Alitalia brand must go in revamp: L'Espresso 20 January
United Arab Emirates Etihad, Emirates launch health passport with IATA 20 January
Asia HK, Singapore lose crown as Asia’s busiest airport 20 January
Europe IAG gets Air Europa on cheap over virus 20 January
United Arab Emirates Qatar Airways grounds half its Airbus A380 fleet permanently 20 January
Singapore Singapore trial pre-departure tests to revive travel 20 January
Europe Airlines prepare for turbulence as summer hopes fade 19 January
United Arab Emirates Emirates, Etihad to trial IATA Travel Pass 19 January
United States Eyeing a recovery, some U.S. airlines resume pilot hiring 19 January
United Arab Emirates Etihad boosts carbon offset programme 19 January
Europe Talks on state aid to KLM Air France stalling 18 January
United Arab Emirates Emirates offers Pfizer, Sinopharm vaccines to staff 18 January
Europe EasyJet sees summer bookings surge 250% 18 January
Europe Heathrow loses European airport crown in pandemic year 18 January
United States United delays return to JFK airport 14 January
Singapore SIA raises $500m 14 January
Hong Kong (SAR), China HK airport passenger numbers plunge in 2020 13 January
United Kingdom EasyJet cabin crew to help with vaccinations 13 January
United Arab Emirates Emirates says Boeing 777X entry to may slip to 2023 or longer 13 January
Global Airlines warned that vaccines are not a solution to aviation industry's woes 13 January
Australia Unions take Qantas to High Court in JobKeeper fight 13 January
Canada Canada's WestJet cuts staff, blames new testing requirements 12 January
France Airline traffic and bookings stall despite vaccine promise 12 January
United Arab Emirates

Emirates plans to expand services to US

11 January
India

New airline launches in India amid Covid-19 challenge

11 January
United Kingdom

Virgin Atlantic close to $230 million sale and leaseback deal

11 January
Singapore

SIA Group carries highest number of passengers since COVID-19 restrictions

11 January