Norwegian to lay off 90 per cent of workforce

Norwegian will gradually cancel most of its flights and temporarily lay off a majority of its workforce due to stagnating demand and enforced travel restrictions in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak. “What our industry is now facing is unprecedented and critical as we are approaching a scenario where most of our airplanes will be […]

Norwegian Cancels 85 Percent Of Flights

Norwegian Air took the most severe step by an airline yet in the fight against the coronavirus, announcing today it was canceling 85 percent of its flights and temporarily laying off almost 90 percent of its workforce. The carrier cited the staggering escalation of the virus and the stagnating demand of customers, in part due […]

E-scooter firm Circ set to expand services to Ras Al Khaimah

Circ partners with RAK Transport Authority, RAK Tourism Development Authority and private real estate developers to launch services in the emirate Circ was the first licensed operator to launch in the Middle East in July and currently operates the largest fleet of electric vehicles in the region. Circ, the Middle East’s first regulator approved e-scooter […]

11 US Airports Chosen to Receive Flyers From Europe

President Trump’s travel ban on visitors from Europe starts tonight, March 13, at midnight, leaving many American travelers scrambling to get home. When they do, they will be funneled through U.S. airports scattered in virtually every zone across the country. The Centers for Disease Control has approved 11 facilities that will receive Americans returning from […]

Ryanair to let passengers change flights for free amidst coronavirus outbreaks

Ryanair has announced it will temporarily waive its change fees for passengers amidst the coronavirus pandemic. The airline usually charges up to £65 per passenger each way at the time of booking, or up to £95 per passenger when the changes are applied after the booking has been made. However, in light of the uncertainty […]

How Airlines Are Adapting to European Travel Ban

Airlines – domestic and international – are scrambling to make adjustments to their schedules and routes as the deadline on President Trump’s European travel ban goes into effect at midnight on March 13. Trump has restricted travel to the U.S. from 26 countries in Europe for 30 days to help stem the growing tide of […]

Flight Diverted After Unruly Passengers Mistake Allergies for Coronavirus

A United Airlines flight traveling from Colorado ski country to Newark, New Jersey was diverted to Denver on Sunday afternoon after a group of passengers became disruptive because they were seated next to someone who was coughing and sneezing amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. According to KCNC-TV, passengers were told that the flight from Eagle […]

Southwest CEO Gary Kelly to Take 10 Percent Pay Cut

Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly will take a 10 percent pay cut amid an “alarming” drop in bookings caused by the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). “The velocity and the severity of the decline is breathtaking,” Kelly told employees in a video message that was reviewed by The Wall Street Journal. “There is no question this […]

Global Aerospace Summit in Abu Dhabi, postponed until June, reports

Event was scheduled to attract around 1,000 industry executives between March 17 and 19 Around 1,000 industry executives were expected to attend the event, which was being hosted by Abu Dhabi state investment firm Mubadala and the country’s defence company EDGE. The Global Aerospace Summit, which was due to be held in Abu Dhabi from […]

Lufthansa Group to cut capacity in half

Lufthansa Group has confirmed it will reduce flight capacity further than previously planned. The company – which operates Austrian Airlines, Swiss, Brussels Airlines and Eurowings alongside the German flag-carrier – said last week it had expected to cut flights by a quarter. However, due to the exceptional circumstances caused by the spread of Covid-19 and […]