Governments news & relief measures


Country/region headline date

Global air travel won't recover till 2024, says airline body

29 July

AND THERE’S MORE : WTO weighs in with shocking numbers

29 July
Hong Kong (SAR), China

Hong Kong third wave: FedEx pilots want US company to suspend flights to city

29 July
United States

Raytheon Sheds 8,000 Aerospace Jobs Amid Collapse in Air Travel

28 July

Germany to test travelers returning from high risk areas

27 July
Hong Kong (SAR), China

Hong Kong third wave alarm

27 July

Second Covid19 wave forces new travel curbs around the world 

27 July
China (People's Republic of)

Daily passenger flights in China rebound to 80% of pre-COVID levels

24 July
Russian Federation

Russia to resume some international flights from August 1

24 July
United Arab Emirates

All passengers coming to the UAE will need negative Covid-19 test

23 July

Vietnam to resume select international flights

22 July
Asia Pacific

Border crunch: Air New Zealand, Singapore Airlines impose new restrictions

22 July
Global Regional 'air bridges' considered by Government to prevent placing an entire country in quarantine


21 July
China (People's Republic of)

China requires negative COVID-19 tests for arriving air passengers

21 July
United Kingdom

UK Airlines Appeal to Government to Suspend Passenger Tax to Boost Demand

20 July

India slowly resuming global flights with air bubble deals

20 July
United Kingdom

UK: Axing passenger duty on tickets could save dozens of plane routes and 8,000 jobs, study finds

19 July

Turkey suspends Iran and Afghanistan flights

19 July

Thailand: CAAT to enforce strict new rule for transit flights

17 July

Panama set to open up next week

16 July

Greener aviation set for end-of-year lift

16 July
United States

FAA Gives US Airlines Permission For Makeshift Freighter Flights

15 July

Peru reopens air and bus travel as GDP slumps

15 July

Austria to lift travel warning for Italian region of Lombardy

15 July

Airlines & airports news


Global Air cargo recovery continues to creep forward in June 29 July
Europe British Airways offers £1 flights to Europe under loyalty scheme as airlines fight decline in demand 28 July
Korea, Republic of Rise in domestic travel helps smaller airlines 28 July
Panama Copa airlines aim to restart operations early September  28 July

TAP to resume 40% of flights in September 

27 July
France Air France passengers undergo Covid-19 tests 27 July
Global Airline slot waivers need strict conditions: ACI World chief 27 July
United States Delta targets virus tests for all employees in next four weeks 24 July
United Arab Emirates Emirates covers customers COVID-19 expenses to boost travel confidence 23 July
United States Southwest posts $915 million loss, warns travel demand will remain weak without coronavirus vaccine 23 July
United States American Airlines posts $2.1 billion net loss in second quarter 23 July
United Arab Emirates Emirates offers pilots, cabin crew four months unpaid leave 23 July
United States Uncertain future for airlines amid COVID-19 crisis 22 July
United States United CEO: We won't be 'anywhere close to normal' until there's vaccine 22 July
United States Southwest says: No mask, no flying. Only children under 2 exempt 22 July
Global Inflight entertainment company Global Eagle files for bankruptcy with $1b-plus in debt 22 July
Global Airlines appeal for coronavirus testing to restore transatlantic flights 22 July
India Delhi Airport Issues Guidelines for Passengers, Makes 7-day Institutional Quarantine Mandatory 22 July
United States Steep Losses Continue for United Airlines 22 July
Greece Aegean Airlines says flight operations 40% restored, expects loss in Q2 21 July
Europe Disinfection adds 50% to Air Baltic A220 turnaround time 21 July
United Kingdom UK airports lost GBP10,000 per minute between March and June 21 July
Global Airline chiefs urge Covid-19 testing on transatlantic flights 21 July
United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi’s Etihad to resume passenger flights to Shanghai 21 July
Global Airlines brace for long haul to recovery 20 July
Russian Federation Sheremetyevo Airport launches express COVID-19 testing 20 July
India Need to bid painful adieu to 10% of our workforce: Indigo CEO 20 July
United States Southwest says 28% of workers applied to take leave or exit 20 July
Global Will COVID-19 kill first class? The airlines that are ditching the front cabin 20 July
United States Delta Air Lines announces new health screenings for passengers who can't wear masks and asks them to consider staying home 20 July
Hong Kong (SAR), China Cathay Pacific Issues Profit Warning With Passenger Numbers Down 99% 19 July
France Air France starts to reinstate inflight meal services 19 July
United States US airlines fly in different directions in middle-seat debate 18 July
United Kingdom BA begins to carry out its 'fire and rehire' threat to jobs 17 July
United States Delta seeks to cut pilots’ minimum pay to avoid furloughs for a year 17 July
United Kingdom British Airways to retire entire 747 fleet after pandemic travel slump 17 July
United States United Airlines, pilots union reach creative deal to limit furloughs 17 July
Singapore Singapore Airlines Sees 12.4% Load Factor In June 17 July
France Virus-hit African Airlines Resume Service, but for How Long? 17 July
United Kingdom Virgin Atlantic returns to skies bracing for three-year slump 17 July
United States Not all airlines are shrinking during the pandemic: Alaska adds 10 nonstop routes from West Coast 16 July
United States American, JetBlue agree to share US, global passengers 16 July
Europe ACI Europe extends expected recovery timeframe to 2024 16 July
United States 'A day none of us wanted to see': American Airlines warns employees of up to 25,000 job cuts 16 July
Canada Air Canada urges Ottawa to adopt 'science-based approach' to reopen travel 15 July
United States Delta expects to write off up to $3.3 billion on buyouts, early retirements 15 July
Kenya Kenyan airlines resume domestic passenger flights amid COVID-19 15 July
Europe Airlines down on knees pleading for help from passengers 15 July
Global How Airlines Have Responded to COVID-19

15 July