ALERT Tower of Chicago Midway Airport closed after three FAA technicians tested positive for COVID-19

Chicago Midway International Airport’s air traffic control tower has been temporarily closed after three FAA technicians at the airport tested positive for the novel coronavirus. According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the air traffic control tower at the airport is “temporarily closing” while crews clean facilities. A ground stop has been ordered. That ground stop…

BREAKING Brussels Airlines to suspend all flight operations

Belgium’s Brussels airlines, a Lufthansa subsidiary, will suspend all flights as of Saturday until April 19 over coronavirus, the company said in a statement on Tuesday. “Given the extraordinary circumstances caused by the worldwide coronavirus crisis, Brussels Airlines has decided to temporarily suspend its flight operations,” said the airlines, a subsidiary of Germany’s Lufthansa.

ALERT WestJet to suspend all international flights

WestJet says it is suspending all commercial operations for international and transborder flights for a 30-day period. As of today, the Calgary-based airline says tickets for the period beginning March 23 will no longer be available for sale. It says in a statement online that its final commercially scheduled flight will be Sunday night. The…

Airbus pause halt assembly lines in France and Spain

Following the implementation of new measures in France and Spain to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, Airbus has decided to temporarily pause production and assembly activities at its French and Spanish sites across the Company for the next four days. This will allow sufficient time to implement stringent health and safety conditions in terms of hygiene,…

BREAKING Finnair to cut capacity by 90%

Finnair is now making substantial adjustments to its traffic and will reduce approximately 90 per cent of its normal capacity, compared to 2019, starting from the beginning of April 2020. These adjustments will be in effect until the situation improves. As of 1 April, Finnair will temporarily operate only approximately 20 routes, ensuring certain critical…