Thoughts this week – 16 May 20

This week, we look at IATA opposed mandatory quarantine measures for arriving passengers UK announces a mandatory 14-day quarantine for arriving passengers KLM updates its voucher policy Virgin Atlantic intends to operate to 24 destinations in 2021 Lufthansa group starts scaling up IATA opposes mandatory quarantine measures for arriving passengers Industry body IATA (International Air … Continue reading Thoughts this week – 16 May 20

Singapore Airlines announces a full year loss

Singapore Airlines posted a full year loss as COVID-19 crippled the passenger traffic in fourth quarter of financial year. The airline announced that it has cut passenger capacity by 96% and this was topped by mark-to-market fuel hedging losses due to unprecedented plunge in fuel prices. There was a drastic drop of $894 million in … Continue reading Singapore Airlines announces a full year loss

Thoughts this week – 9May20

This week, we look at More airlines are announcing increase in flights Delta and LATAM sign trans-American Joint Venture State Aid starts flowing to airlines Aircraft deliveries deferred Iberia to offer COVID-19 tests for all employees More airlines are announcing flight schedules More airlines are getting back to the air and increasing flights. Qatar Airways … Continue reading Thoughts this week – 9May20

Vienna airport to offer PCR tests for COVID-19, will this be the future of flying?

Coming close to the heels of Emirates becoming the first airline to conduct a pre-flight COVID-19 test, Vienna airport has announced a facility to offer PCR tests for detecting Coronavirus. Austria mandates a 14-day quarantine for passengers arriving by any mode of transport from outside the country. Starting today, passengers arriving at Vienna airport will … Continue reading Vienna airport to offer PCR tests for COVID-19, will this be the future of flying?