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Emirates Group offers Covid-19 vaccine to employees

Emirates Group has rolled-out a Covid-19 vaccination programme for its substantial UAE-based workforce in coordination with the Dubai Health Authority. The news comes as the airline cuts services to Australia as the pandemic continues to take a huge toll on aviation. The Dubai flag-carrier is suspending the majority of its Australia service for “operational reasons” […]

Delta reports $15.6bn loss for financial 2020

Delta Air Lines has reported a pre-tax loss of $15.6 billion for financial 2020, representing a loss per share of $19.49 on total revenue of $17.1 billion. In the December quarter alone, the carrier saw pre-tax losses of $1.1 billion. “Our December quarter results capped the toughest year in Delta’s history,” said Ed Bastian, Delta […]

Virgin Atlantic raises new finance with Boeing Dreamliner deals

Virgin Atlantic has completed “financing transactions” relating to two Boeing 787 aircraft in partnership with Griffin Global Asset Management and Bain Capital Credit. The carrier said the sale and leaseback deals would further strengthen its balance sheet. Virgin Atlantic completed a privately funded, solvent recapitalisation in September last year as it sought to survive a […]

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi to add Tel Aviv flights next month

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi has announced it will offer flights to Tel Aviv, Israel. The new route, launching on February 12th, will create new opportunities for travellers and further diversify the tourism sector in the capital of the United Arab Emirates. Wizz Air Abu Dhabi chairman, József Váradi, said: “The launch of Wizz Air Abu […]

Norwegian to abandon long-haul operations

Low-cost carrier Norwegian has outlined a simplified business structure and dedicated short haul route network as it plans a return from the Covid-19 shutdown. With this plan, the carrier said it hopes to build a “robust and solid company” that will attract investors and continue to serve new and existing customers. The company said it […]

Heathrow sees huge fall in traffic during 2020

Heathrow saw passenger numbers fall by 73 per cent last year as Covid-19 restrictions took a huge toll on the aviation sector. In total 22 million people passed through the airport. In December, passenger numbers plummeted 83 per cent when compared to 2019, as fears about the new strain of Covid-19 meant countries shut their […]

Airbus sees deliveries slip by a third in 2020 | News

Airbus delivered 566 commercial aircraft to 87 customers last year, down by a third from 2019. However, the manufacturer said the figure represented the “resilience” of its business model. The European giant also received a net of 268 plane orders, with 383 new requests and 115 cancellations. Airbus currently has a 7,184 aircraft delivery backlog. […]

Airbus sees deliveries slip by a third in 2020

Airbus delivered 566 commercial aircraft to 87 customers last year, down by a third from 2019. However, the manufacturer said the figure represented the “resilience” of its business model. The European giant also received a net of 268 plane orders, with 383 new requests and 115 cancellations. Airbus currently has a 7,184 aircraft delivery backlog. […]

Sriwijaya Air flight lost following departure from Indonesia | News

A Boeing 737 operated by Sriwijaya Air has gone missing shortly after take-off from Indonesian capital Jakarta. More than 50 people are believed to have been on board the passenger plane at the time of the incident. The aircraft lost contact en route to Pontianak, located in the West Kalimantan province of the country, officials […]

Sriwijaya Air flight lost following departure from Indonesia

A Boeing 737 operated by Sriwijaya Air has gone missing shortly after take-off from Indonesian capital Jakarta. More than 50 people are believed to have been on board the passenger plane at the time of the incident. The aircraft lost contact en route to Pontianak, located in the West Kalimantan province of the country, officials […]