EasyJet resumes flight operations after 11 weeks of groundings

Eleven weeks after the last easyJet passenger flight touched down, Britain’s biggest budget airline is to resume flying. The carrier has not flown passengers since 29 March 2020, when an easyJet plane brought stranded holidaymakers home from Tenerife to Gatwick airport. Since then, the airline’s entire fleet of 344 Airbus jets has been grounded. But…

Lufthansa plans to cut 22,000 jobs, half in Germany

German airline Lufthansa has said it will cut 22,000 jobs as it struggles to deal with the slump in air travel caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The carrier predicted a slow recovery in demand and expected to have about 100 fewer aircraft after the crisis. Lufthansa said half the job cuts would be in Germany.…

Emirates lays off 600 pilots and 700 cabin crew

Emirates has laid off over a thousand employees including 700 cabin crew and 600 pilots. “We have endeavored to sustain the current family as is… but have come to the conclusion that we unfortunately have to say goodbye to a few of the wonderful people that worked with us,” the airline said in an email…

United to resume flights to 150 U.S. and Canadian Airports

United Airlines is going to reinstate some of the flights it had suspended due to the coronavirus at 150 U.S. and Canadian destinations. United’s plans for July, disclosed Friday to USA TODAY in an email, came as the week closed with several indicators from airlines that passenger traffic continues to bounce back. United also had…

Delta to suspend service to 11 airports in the U.S.

Delta announced that it would suspend flights to eleven United States airports. The suspension for the US airports will come into effect on July 8, 2020. The following airports will no longer be served by DL: Aspen, Colorado (ASE) Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania (AVP) Bangor, Maine (BGR) Erie, Pennsylvania (ERI) New Bern/Morehead/Beaufort, North Carolina (EWN) Flint, Michigan…

U.S. to revise Chinese passenger airline ban after Beijing move

The U.S. Transportation Department plans to issue a revised order in the coming days that is likely to allow some Chinese passenger airline flights to continue, government and airline officials said. On Thursday, China said it would ease coronavirus restrictions to allow in more foreign carriers, shortly after Washington said it planned to bar Chinese…