London Heathrow Airport still suffers 89% traffic drop

Heathrow’s passenger numbers were down 89% year-on-year in July, figures published by the airport show. Just 867,000 people travelling through the west London airport last month, compared with 7.754 million in July 2019. The latest monthly data reflects a slight uplift in passenger traffic since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Demand was down 95%…

No luck! A SAS flight from France to Norway landed few minutes after the mandatory quarantine was imposed

A plane travelling from Nice in France to Oslo in Norway landed just minutes after the mandatory quarantine was imposed, meaning all 158 passengers needed to self-isolate for 10 days. The Scandinavian company SAS plane landed minutes after France officially became part of Norway’s “red list”, a Norwegian minister confirmed. Flight #SK4700 landed few minutes…

Air France pilot salaries cut by up to 40% since April

The remuneration of Air France pilots is partly linked to the hours flown. Hence the decline observed since April. The pilots of Air France and its low-cost subsidiary Transavia have seen their salaries decrease significantly since April, “efforts made necessary” by the Covid-19 crisis, the SNPL union estimated on Monday. “The airline pilots of Air…

Lufthansa is resuming flights to Birmingham, UK

German airline Lufthansa has become the latest to recommence services from Birmingham Airport. The company has resumed daily flights this week between the city and Munich after they were paused because of the coronavirus crisis. This latest move follows last month’s announcement by Jet2 that its summer programme of flights and holidays had returned to…