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…

ALERT Etihad Airways is suspending all flights

Effective from 11.59pm on Wednesday 25 March, at the directive of the Government of the UAE, Etihad Airways will suspend all flights to, from and via Abu Dhabi for an initial period of 14 days. This decision has been made to help contain the spread of the Covid-19 virus, and to protect the UAE, its…

ALERT Paris Orly Airport to close by end of the month

The south of Paris airport could close by the end of March, according to the secretary of ‘State of transport, Jean-Baptiste Djebbari. The airport in the south of Paris could close its doors due to the collapse of air traffic. The remaining activity would be transferred to Paris Roissy airport (CDG), north of Paris. The…