Alaska Airlines is witnessing more than 80% drop in demand

Alaska Air Group’s ALK subsidiary Alaska Airlines plans to reduce capacity by 70% for April and May due to “historic and unprecedented” decline in demand as coronavirus concerns evolve. The company is witnessing more than 80% drop in demand. Given the current crisis, the carrier expects to make such large number of flight cancelations in…

BREAKING London City Airport is closing tonight

London City Airport temporarily suspends all flights. Here is the statement Following the Government’s latest instructions in response to the Coronavirus outbreak, we have made the difficult but necessary decision to temporarily suspend all commercial and private flights from the airport. This will begin in the evening on Wednesday 25 March and is expected to…

Virgin Australia asks for investigation into Qantas comments

Virgin Australia has written to Australia’s competition watchdog, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), to complain about allegedly anti-competitive comments made by Qantas CEO Alan Joyce. Virgin MD Paul Scurrah wrote asking the ACCC “to investigate public commentary and an industry-wide campaign by Qantas that is designed to ensure a lessening of competition in…

Singapore Airlines to ground all fleet except 9 planes

Singapore Airlines will cut capacity by 96 per cent until the end of April. The decision comes following the further tightening of border controls around the world to stem the Covid-19 outbreak. This will result in the grounding of around 138 Singapore Airlines and SilkAir aircraft, out of a total fleet of 147. The company…

London Heathrow has now closed all airport lounges

Airport lounges look set to be the next casualty of the coronavirus pandemic, with London’s Heathrow Airport this weekend closing almost all of its business and first class lounges following a decree by Prime Minister Boris Johnson to shut down social hubs such as pubs, clubs, restaurants, cinemas, theatres and gyms across the country. British…