Archive | April, 2020

Wizz Air will resume 10% of flights from 1st May 2020!

Saturday, April 25, 2020


According to Reuters, European low-cost airline Wizz Air plans to resume flights out of Vienna from May 1.  Deputy Chief Executive Stephen Jones said in comments reported by Austrian news agency APA on Friday. Jones told reporters the airline intended to offer connections to 20 destinations including Milan, Valencia and Tel Aviv despite widespread travel restrictions introduced because of […]

Emirates starts testing passengers for coronavirus before flight

Sunday, April 19, 2020


Perhaps a sign of what the future holds for air travelers, Dubai-based airline Emirates has begun carrying out Covid-19 blood tests on passengers at the airport prior to flights. According to a statement released by the airline, the first rapid Covid-19 blood tests took place on Wednesday at Dubai International Airport, with passengers on a […]

Easyjet considers leaving middle seats empty to encourage return to flying

Friday, April 17, 2020


EasyJet plans to keep the middle seat on its planes empty to allow for social distancing once the Covid-19 lockdown has been lifted. The airline grounded its entire fleet at the end of March. EasyJet chief executive Johan Lundgren expects the seating measure will encourage more people to fly. “That is something that we will […]

Ryanair expects return of flights in June, prepares for price war

Thursday, April 16, 2020


Ryanair is steeling for an airline price war that it expects to win once coronavirus restrictions are lifted and passengers flock back to tourist destinations, Chief Executive Michael O’Leary told Reuters on Wednesday. Brushing off forecasts of a sluggish recovery, O’Leary predicted a swift traffic rebound, with the pain coming instead from “massive price-dumping” that […]

Taiwanese “China Airlines” want to change its name

Wednesday, April 15, 2020


Taiwan’s China Airlines (CAL) may change its name according to a report from “the other China.” Taiwan News reports that the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) said it would be open to renaming the airline. Ever since China Airlines was founded many years ago there has been endless confusion by passengers and the media over […]

Lufthansa shuts down Germanwings and lays off 43 airplanes

Thursday, April 9, 2020


Lufthansa, one of Europe’s biggest airline groups, is permanently reducing the size of its fleet and shuttering one of its low-cost carriers, as it warns that the aviation sector will take years to recover from the coronavirus pandemic. The airline group, which owns national carriers in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Belgium, said in a statement Tuesday that it will […]

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