Governments news & relief measures

 

Country/region headline date
Japan

Japan to ease travel restrictions for China, South Korea and Asean countries

11 July
United States

US: FAA says 88 air traffic control facilities affected by coronavirus

11 July
Mexico

Mexican government rejects airline rescues but says open to offering help

10 July
Singapore

Commentary: Airline industry faces financial crisis with more bankruptcies looming

10 July
Global

How Covid-19 will change air travel as we know it

10 July
Europe Differing national approaches to reopening borders jeopardises recovery 9 July
Global

IATA urges need for sustainable aviation fuels post-COVID-19

9 July
United Kingdom

Northern Ireland to drop COVID-19 quarantine for same countries as England

9 July
Global

To what extent is your willingness to fly being affected by COVID-19?

8 July
Global

Coronavirus: WHO rethinking how Covid-19 spreads in air

8 July
Global Confidence to travel post-pandemic slips amid fears of catching virus, IATA says 8 July
Philippines Philippines lifts travel ban even as virus cases jump 7 July
Global

Aviation industry opts to water down flagship climate plan

7 July
Africa

Africa Starts Opening Airspace Even as COVID-19 Cases Climb

6 July
Global

Trials to improve public health safety for aviation staff begin

6 July
United States

Pilots Were Once in Short Supply. Now They’re Losing Their Jobs

6 July
Global

Value of airline assets takes a nose-dive

6 July
Philippines

Philippines to open another air terminal to international flights

5 July
Canada

Canada PM disappointed by Air Canada move to suspend domestic flights

4 July
Thailand

Thailand: Suvarnabhumi gets 90-minute test lab

4 July
United States

Trump administration calls for masks to be worn during air travel

3 July
Europe

UK hit by backlash from 'excluded' Portugal as it unveils 74 quarantine-free destinations for holidaymakers

3 July
Portugal

Portugal strikes deal to nationalise TAP airline

3 July
Global

Now is the time to let sustainable aviation fuel take off

2 July
Global

Pandemic resurgence threatens to choke off recovery: IATA

2 July
Canada

U.N. backs changes to aviation emissions scheme in boost for airlines

1 July
Portugal

Portugal threatens to nationalize airline TAP

30 June
Thailand

Thailand to lift ban on international flights Wednesday

30 June
Europe

Greece extends ban on UK flights

29 June
Italy

Italy has banned hand luggage on all flights

29 June

Airlines & airports news

 

Asia Pacific IATA: Airlines in the Asia-Pacific region will be the hardest hit by Covid-19

13 July

United Kingdom Virgin Atlantic Works to Finalize Support For £1 Billion Bailout

13 July

France Air France outlines return to 60% of schedule by October

12 July

Global Emirates airline to cut up to 9,000 jobs: report

11 July

France

Level France becomes latest coronavirus crisis airline casualty

11 July

United Kingdom

UK: Heathrow chief urges aviation industry to prepare for periodic lockdowns 

10 July

Global Emirates resumes flights to six further destinations

10 July

Singapore Rolls-Royce to cut 240 jobs in Singapore as Covid-19 hits aviation sector

10 July

Chile LATAM Airlines adds $1.3 billion to bankruptcy financing proposal, Brazil unit seeks protection

9 July

United States Delta CEO: latest COVID-19 spike crushing travel demand

9 July

United Arab Emirates COVID-19 impact: Emirates lays off more pilots, crew in latest round of job cuts

9 July

United States

Furloughs at legacy airlines could help low-cost carriers like Southwest

9 July

Global

800 Emirates pilots laid off in a day

9 July

Hong Kong (SAR), China

Coronavirus: foreign aircrew refusing to fly to Hong Kong over mandatory Covid-19 testing concerns, sources say

9 July

Nigeria

Four airlines off to good start, record 70% load factor

9 July

Indonesia

Garuda plans to open direct flights to Bali from US, France, India to boost tourism

8 July

United States

United warns 36,000 employees of potential layoffs

8 July

Israel

El Al reaches union deals for 1,700 job cuts

8 July

United Kingdom

UK travellers to lose airport options as airlines cut routes over coronavirus

8 July

Namibia

Namibia to ground national carrier's license over cash hole

8 July

Korea, Republic of

Air carriers take desperate steps for survival

8 July

China (People's Republic of)

China Airlines ends wage cuts

8 July

United Arab Emirates

Etihad Airways to resume flights to 58 destinations

7 July

North Asia

Asiana to resume flights to China's Nanjing next week

7 July

United States

Airline bookings start to tumble again as Coronavirus cases spike

7 July

Germany

Lufthansa starts reducing fleet, cutting jobs after state rescue

7 July

United Arab Emirates

Flydubai resumes passenger flights

7 July

Canada

Canadian airlines accused of ignoring COVID precautions, denying refunds

7 July

Israel

El Al could be renationalised as it opts for share issue

7 July

Brazil

Brazilian carrier Azul has laid off nearly 1,000 employees, source says

7 July

United Kingdom

Heathrow Airport ready to offer COVID-19 tests

6 July

Austria

Struggling Austrian Airlines swaps planes for trains

6 July

Africa

Loss making in COVID-19 -Why it costs African airlines $42 every time you fly (CNBC Africa) 06 July 2020

6 July

Global

Qatar establishes first travel corridor with Turkey

6 July

United Arab Emirates

Air Arabia Abu Dhabi: UAE's newest airline to start flights on July 14

6 July

United States

The Coming Apocalypse for U.S. Airline Labor

6 July

Singapore

What a New Surcharge From Singapore Airlines Could Mean for Other Carriers

6 July

France

Air France to cut 7,500 jobs after losing E15m a day during worst period of coronavirus pandemic

5 July

Kenya

Kenya Airways to lay off employees

5 July

Africa

African budget carrier Fastjet suspends flights, warns on funds

3 July

Ireland

Ireland-based Ryanair pilots agree temporary pay cut

3 July

New Zealand

Air NZ now rostering separate crews for A320 international and domestic flights

3 July

Indonesia

Fijian citizen dies on chartered Garuda Indonesia flight, stoking COVID-19 fears  

3 July

Indonesia

Lion Air Group lays off 2,600 contract workers as flight traffic nosedives

3 July

Global

Qatar Airways mandates face shields for economy passengers

3 July

Global ATR to cut 200 positions as it adapts business for crisis

3 July

Global

Boeing quietly pulls plug on the 747, closing era of jumbo jets

2 July

United States

American warns it has 8000 more attendants than it needs

2 July

Singapore

Changi Airport Now Has Facial Scanning For Check-Ins, Contactless Travel Is The Way To Go Now

2 July

Europe

Ryanair pilots to take 20% pay cut after boss Michael O'Leary issues jobs ultimatum

1 July

Global

Richard Branson to pump £200m into Virgin Atlantic as part of rescue package

1 July

Mexico

Aeromexico financing plan ready in four to six weeks

1 July

United States

Airline passenger temperature checks debated as coronavirus cases surge

1 July

Mexico

Mexico's legacy airline Aeromexico files for bankruptcy

1 July

Hong Kong (SAR), China

Cathay Pacific: 90 per cent of staff agree to second round of unpaid leave

30 June

France

Air France to slash 7,500 jobs by end-2022: unions

30 June

United Kingdom

EasyJet plans to cut 727 pilot jobs and close three UK bases

30 June

India

Airlines Risk Extinction as India Refuses to Rescue Billionaires

30 June

Canada

Air Canada discontinues service on 30 routes across the country

30 June

Global

Norwegian Air Shuttle cancels order for 97 Boeings

29 June

Global

Middle seats and packed planes are coming back as airlines prepare to ease restrictions

29 June

Brazil

Latin America's airline apocalypse signals a future with weak competition

29 June

France

Airbus CEO sees production down 40% over the next two years

29 June