BREAKING Lufthansa Group grounds 20% of its fleet and will reduce capacity by 50% in the coming weeks

German airline giant Lufthansa said it would ground 150 of its more than 750 planes worldwide, days after announcing a slimmed-down timetable over the effects of the novel coronavirus. “25 long-haul aircraft and 125 short- and medium-haul aircraft” will no longer fly, a spokesman for the group also including carriers Eurowings, Austrian and Swiss told…

United Airlines is cutting April and May flights, freezing hiring and offering employees voluntary unpaid leave due to the coronavirus crisis

United Airlines, faced with a steep drop in travel demand due to the coronavirus crisis, is aggressively cutting April and May flights, freezing hiring and offering employees voluntary unpaid leave. The airline announced the unprecedented steps, the first by a U.S. airline since the outbreak began, in a memo to employees Wednesday. “Due to decline…

INCIDENT American Airlines #AA2300 was forced to make an emergency landing when a passenger tried to open an exit door

An American Airlines flight from Chicago to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport was forced to make an emergency landing Tuesday when an unidentified passenger tried to open an exit door. Multiple passengers helped to subdue the man on board AA Flight 2300. Another passenger, who was seated in the emergency exit row, told NBC DFW that…