11th hour Virgin Australia bid

Virgin Australia bondholders have made an 11th hour bid to try to recapitalise the airline, two days after Administrators Deloitte received final offers from the two final bidders, Bain Capital and Cyrus Capital Partners. Under the bondholders proposal they would recaptilise the airline to the value of $800 million with an additional $125 million to…

London City Airport resumes commercial flights

London City Airport has reopened to the general public after it was closed for almost three months due to Covid-19. Commercial and personal flights stopped working on 25 March attributable to journey restrictions and a collapse in demand. Government companies and the army have been utilizing the east London airport as an alternative. On Sunday,…

Why it’s taking so long to fix the Boeing 737 MAX

The jetliner has remained grounded for more than a year, the Federal Aviation Administration’s chief said Wednesday. Asked why the process has taken so long, FAA Administrator Stephen Dickson said the 737 Max’s entire flight control system – not just the software – has come under scrutiny. The overhaul has been complicated by the need…

Delta is the first U.S. airline to resume flights to China

Delta Air Lines will re-start service between Seattle and Shanghai-Pudong via Seoul-Incheon on June 25, operating twice per week. From July and beyond, it will operate once-weekly flights from Seattle and Detroit, also via Incheon. The tickets are open for booking on all channels including Delta.com, Fly Delta app, agencies and online travel agencies. Delta…

Aer Lingus to cut up to 500 jobs due to pandemic

Aer Lingus is to cut up to 500 jobs due to the collapse in aviation traffic during the Covid-19 crisis. In a statement, the airline said it has formally notified the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection regarding proposed collective redundancies at the airline. It said the crisis was having a “catastrophic” effect on…

Ryanair to resume some routes today

Ryanair has announced it’s restarting flights early. The low-cost airline was due to resume flights on July 1 but has confirmed some routes will now restart on June 21 – the same day Spain lifts its border restrictions to welcome back tourists. A flight to Alicante in Spain is scheduled to leave East Midlands Airport…