Lufthansa

Lufthansa: Ticket refunds over three billion euros paid

In the current year, the airlines of the Lufthansa Group have so far reimbursed over three billion euros to a total of over seven million customers (as of 30 September 2020). The number of ticket refunds still open fell to around 700,000 transactions worth around 350 million euros. Constantly changing travel restrictions and current political […]

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IATA: Looming Cash Crisis Threatens Airlines

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) warned that the airline industry will burn through $77 billion in cash during the second half of 2020 (almost $13 billion/month or $300,000 per minute), despite the restart of operations. The slow recovery in air travel will see the airline industry continuing to burn through cash at an average […]

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Jet2.com and Jet2holidays boosts October capacity to Corfu, Kos, Rhodes and Madeira

Jet2 Group quickly stepped in to meet the demand from British holidaymakers for some much-needed October sunshine, by adding more flights to Corfu, Kos, Rhodes and Madeira – meaning the addition of over 70 new flights. Jet2 have added flights to the four destinations which are all experiencing a spike in demand during October, representing […]

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ryanair

Ryanair launches its first ever ‘Buy one get one free’ offer

Ryanair is today (Thurs, 24th Sept) and for the first time in Ryanair history launching a ‘Buy One Get One Free’ offer on 1,600 routes across its network, for travel from 25th Sept until 14th Dec 2020. This autumn Ryanair is offering you, your close friends and family members the deal of all deals – […]

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Airlines flex fares in Europe in Q4 to woo travellers

According to research undertaken by ForwardKeys, a leading travel analytics company, Europe’s airlines have been offering significantly discounted fares for the September to December in a bid to woo back travellers. An analysis of airfares from the four major northern European markets: France, Germany, Netherlands and UK for the four major southern European destinations: Greece, […]

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IATA Calls for Systematic COVID-19 Testing Before Departure

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called for the development and deployment of rapid, accurate, affordable, easy-to-operate, scalable and systematic COVID-19 testing for all passengers before departure as an alternative to quarantine measures in order to re-establish global air connectivity. IATA will work through the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and with health authorities to […]

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CYprus

Cyprus Airways announces the launch of ticket sales for winter 2020 – 2021 | New destination Moscow

Cyprus Airways announces the launch of ticket sales for winter 2020 – 2021, The winter schedule includes Athens and Heraklion, as well as, the addition of new route Larnaka – Moscow. The Cypriot airline is also planning to resume flights to Tel Aviv, as soon as the situation with Covid-19 stabilizes. Passengers can book their […]

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Ryanair cuts capacity in October by another 20% as failed Irish and EU govt Travel restrictions damage bookings

Ryanair, Europe’s largest airline, today (Fri 18th Sept) announced that it would cut its October capacity by a further 20% (in addition to the 20% cut already announced in mid-August). Ryanair now expects its Oct capacity to fall from 50% to approx. 40% of its Oct 2019 levels, but expects to maintain a 70%+ load […]

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EUROCONTROL has revised downwards its Draft Traffic Scenarios up to February 2021

EUROCONTROL has revised downwards its Draft Traffic Scenarios up to February 2021. Under its new “Current Status Scenario”, the total number of flights expected in Europe is anticipated to be 55% lower than in 2019, a drop of 6 million fewer flights, or a further 1 million reduction in European flights than previously anticipated. “We’re […]

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