Manchester Airport to close two terminals

Manchester Airport is to close two out of three of its terminals next week as flights have been badly hit by the coronavirus pandemic. A statement from airport bosses said from Wednesday only Terminal One would be in operation. The statement also said: “In some instances, where people find themselves returning to a different Terminal…

BREAKING easyJet to ground nearly all of its fleet

EasyJet has said it will ‘ground the majority of its fleet of aircraft’ from Tuesday. It will operate rescue flights ‘as required to repatriate customers’ still abroad and will continue to run a ‘minimal schedule of essential services’. The minimal scheduled services will mainly involve routes serving the UK, it has been reported. The EasyJet…

ALERT Farnborough International Airshow is cancelled

Farnborough International Airshow was due to take place 20-24 July. Statement It is with great regret that we announce the Farnborough International Airshow 2020, due to take place in July, is cancelled. After very careful consideration, the unprecedented impact of the global Coronavirus pandemic has forced this decision in the interests of the health and…

Australian Government announces $715 million aid package for airlines

The Australian Government today announced a $A715 million ($423.64 million, €385.34 million, £356 million) package to assist Australian airlines through the COVID-19 crisis. The package will see aviation excise, Airservices Australia charges on domestic operations, and domestic and regional aviation security charges waived by the government. As the fee exemptions are being backdated to 1…

BREAKING Qantas to suspend all international flights

All regularly scheduled Qantas and Jetstar international flights from Australia will be suspended from end March until at least end May 2020. Some flights may continue in order to maintain key links, based on ongoing discussions with the Federal Government. More than 150 aircraft will be temporarily grounded, including all of Qantas’ A380s, 747s and…