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…

Flybe has officially entered administration – all flights cancelled

Flybe, which operated regional services from airports across the United Kingdom, has entered administration. All Flybe flights, and those operated by Stobart Air, are cancelled. Flybe customers are therefore urged to make their own alternative travel arrangements via other airlines, rail or coach operators. For flights operated by Flybe franchise partners (Eastern Airways, and Blue…

ALERT British Airways is cancelling flights to destinations including New York, Italy, France, Austria, Belgium, Germany and Ireland #Coronavirus

BA is cancelling 216 flights from 16-28 March from London to destinations including New York, Italy, France, Austria, Belgium, Germany and Ireland. The announcement came on Monday as the UK flag carrier slashed flights on routes across its short-haul network in addition to previously announced route suspensions and reductions to Italy, South Korea, and Singapore.…