IATA: this is the largest crisis to ever hit aviation

Worldwide flights were a massive 70% lower at the start of Q2 and further declines are likely. The International Air Transport Association has released new analysis showing that some 25 million jobs are at risk of disappearing with plummeting demand for air travel amid the COVID-19 crisis. Globally, the livelihoods of some 65.5 million people…

Etihad Airways to add flights to Melbourne and Amsterdam

Etihad Airways will add additional flights from Abu Dhabi to Melbourne and Amsterdam. The Abu Dhabi-based carrier has been operating special flights which have allowed passengers stranded in the UAE due to Covid-19 restrictions, the opportunity to return home. The airline continues to repatriate UAE citizens on return sectors, where possible, and carry fresh produce…

ALERT Wuhan Airport has reopened after 76 days of lockdown

Wuhan Airport started resuming flights after 76 days of lockdown. The airport in Wuhan, the central Chinese city hard-hit by the COVID-19 outbreak, started resuming domestic passenger flights early Wednesday after almost 11 weeks of lockdown. Flights are resuming from the city’s international airport, which handled 24 million passengers a year before the outbreak, and…