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Wizz Air shows 16% profit boost prior to coronavirus

Express and Star has reported Wizz Air, a Hungarian budget airline, announced a 16% increase in profits to EUR 345m for the past year, prior to COVID-19, the news source said. The company … Continue reading “Wizz Air shows 16% profit boost prior to coronavirus”


Jamaica faces objection from airlines for mandatory COVID tests for tourists

Radio Jamaica has reported the Jamaican government faced objections from airlines and the regional tourist association to have mandatory coronavirus testing for tourists, the news source said. Robin Russell, Chairman of the Montego … Continue reading “Jamaica faces objection from airlines for mandatory COVID tests for tourists”


Nigerian airlines resume domestic operations on June 21

National Accord has reported airline operators in Nigeria will return to business from 21 June, following the government´s relaxing of the lockdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the news source said. The Chairman … Continue reading “Nigerian airlines resume domestic operations on June 21”


International Civil Aviation recommends guidelines for airlines

Agency France-Press has reported the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has announced publication of a series of health recommendations for the pandemic-hit airline industry as it relaunches air travel, the news source said. … Continue reading “International Civil Aviation recommends guidelines for airlines”


Southwest Airlines aims to ensure survival with employee buyout packages, temporary leaves

Reuters has reported Southwest Airlines has extended buyout packages and temporary paid leaves to employees in an effort to ensure survival as the carrier braces for a slow recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, … Continue reading “Southwest Airlines aims to ensure survival with employee buyout packages, temporary leaves”


Singapore Airlines to resume flights to Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane

Australianaviation has reported Singapore Airlines is preparing to resume flights to Adelaide, Melbourne and Brisbane for the first time since the closure of Australian and Singaporean borders, the news source said. The airline … Continue reading “Singapore Airlines to resume flights to Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane”


Vietnam Airlines continues repatriation flights, transporting 243 pregnant women from Taiwan

Viet Nam Airlines has announced special repatriation flights continue amid border closures, the company said. The airline flew from Taipei (Taiwan) to Da Nang (Vietnam), repatriating 343 Vietnamese citizens, 243 of whom were … Continue reading “Vietnam Airlines continues repatriation flights, transporting 243 pregnant women from Taiwan”


Turkish Airlines to start flights from 6 European countries on June 18

Reuters has reported Turkish Airlines announced that, as of June 18, it will start direct flights from 16 cities in six European countries to 14 cities in Anatolia, including new routes it had … Continue reading “Turkish Airlines to start flights from 6 European countries on June 18”


Airlines Association of Southern Africa welcomes restart of South African aviation on limited basis

Engineering News has reported Airlines Association of Southern Africa (AASA) has welcomed the re-authorisation of a limited restart of South African domestic commercial flying, the company said. This was the consequence of the … Continue reading “Airlines Association of Southern Africa welcomes restart of South African aviation on limited basis”


World Bank Loans provides USD 13m to Dominica to upgrade airport infrastructure

The World Bank has announced it will provide a USD 13 million concessional loan to the Commonwealth of Dominica to improve overall air connectivity, the company said. The loan will upgrade the airport … Continue reading “World Bank Loans provides USD 13m to Dominica to upgrade airport infrastructure”


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