ACI Europe: Latest traffic data shows disastrous COVID-19 impact on airport industry

European airport trade body, ACI EUROPE, today released its air traffic report for June, Q2 & H1 as well as an interim update for July. The report reveals the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Europe’s airports, with passenger traffic decreasing by -64.2% during the first half of the year – and almost coming to complete standstill in the second Quarter, with a […]

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IATA: Airlines and airports issue stark warning to European Prime Ministers on inconsistent approach to travel restrictions

Europe’s airline and airport associations have written to Prime Ministers, Transport, Health and Home Affairs Ministers across the European Union, Schengen and the UK, setting out deep concerns over their failure to implement coherent and science-based approaches to travel restrictions. The letter, sent jointly from Airports Council International Europe (ACI EUROPE), Airlines for Europe (A4E) […]

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Lufthansa: More destinations available from Munich throughout all of Europe

In the late summer season, Lufthansa will take off from Munich to 5 further European destinations. Beginning 7 September, the airline will be returning to Marseille, Gothenburg, Kiev and Sibiu/Romania, and from 5 October to Graz.  Already, Lufthansa has significantly expanded its European services during the Bavarian summer holidays and added the Greek island of […]

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British Airways’s August Schedule see return to more destinations

Throughout August, British Airways is resuming flying to more destinations, albeit with continued low frequencies while the impact of Covid-19 remains felt across the globe. In Europe flights will resume to the holiday destinations of Bari, Bastia, Bodrum, Bordeaux, Catania, Figari, Frankfurt, Genoa, Kefalonia, Lyon, Luxembourg, Malta, Paphos and Pula, while further afield Antigua, Islamabad […]

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Jet2 suspends flights to Cyprus up to 16th August due to entry requirements

Jet2 announced recently that it will suspend flights to Cyprus up to 16th due to the entry requirements. Specifically, the announcement states that the flights to Larnaca and Paphos will be suspended until the aforementioned date and the Cypriot government is urged to review its entry criteria in line with other destinations. Jet2’s customers will […]

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IATA: Recovery Delayed as International Travel Remains Locked Down

IATA released an updated global passenger forecast showing that the recovery in traffic has been slower than had been expected. In the base case scenario: Global passenger traffic (revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) will not return to pre-COVID-19 levels until 2024, a year later than previously projected. The recovery in short haul travel is still expected […]

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WTTC Calls Upon Governments to Implement Comprehensive Testing Facilities at Airpor

WTTC is asking the Governments throughout the world to install comprehensive testing facilities at airports. Gloria Guevara, WTTC President & CEO said: “WTTC is calling upon Governments around the world to begin a substantial programme of investment to ensure comprehensive testing facilities are implemented at airports, which will help prevent the spread of Covid-19 and […]

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IATA: Air Cargo Recovery Continues in June but at a Slow Pace

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets in June showing improvement, but at a slower pace than some of the traditional leading indicators would suggest. Global demand, measured in cargo tonne-kilometers (CTKs*), fell by 17.6% in June (-19.9% for international operations) compared to the previous year. That is a […]

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Ryanair Reports Q1 Loss Of €185m As Traffic Falls By 99%

Ryanair Holdings reported a Q1 loss of €185m, compared to a PY Q1 net profit of €243m. Highlights of Q1 include: Over 99% of the fleet grounded from mid-March to end June. Q1 traffic fell from 42m to 0.5m. Group airlines operated repatriation, rescue & medical emergency flights. Cash preservation prioritised – closing cash €3.9bn […]

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