All Nippon Airways (ANA) said that forward bookings for services departing China declined 60% year-on-year for Feb-2020 due to the coronavirus outbreak (Reuters/Jiji Press, 30-Jan-2020).
The environment is top of the agenda, economic and political polarisation will rise, while economic confrontations and infrastructure cyberattacks are among short-term concerns – observations from the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2020
Economic and political polarisation will rise this year, as collaboration between world leaders, businesses and policy-makers is needed more than ever to stop severe threats
LATAM Airlines Colombia CEO Santiago Alvarez commented on Colombia‘s new USD1 exit tax, stating: “We are waiting for the regulation on that tax… It is reality [the tax] and
Indonesian Travel Agent Association chairperson Elly Hutabarat confirmed around 10,000 tourists from China have cancelled trips to Bali due to the coronavirus outbreak (Antara News,
Alaska Air Group EVP for planning and strategy Shane Tackett said the carrier is looking to optimise its productivity and asset utilisation (Seeking Alpha, 28-Jan-2020). He
Italy‘s Senate formalised the decision to provide a EUR400 million bridging loan to Alitalia (TTGItalia/Il Sole 24 Ore, 30-Jan-2020). The Italian government has provided EUR1.5 billion in loans since the carrier
Thai Airways reported (30-Jan-2020) the following traffic highlights: Dec-2019: Passengers: 1.8 million, +4.3% year-on-year; Passenger load factor: 82.3%, +4.1ppts; Domestic: 82.6%, +3.5ppts; Regional: 82.4%, +4.4ppts;
easyJet and Travelport renewed their longstanding content partnership, with the full suite of Travelport‘s GDS merchandising solutions available to the budget carrier (Travolution/ADS Advance, 29-Jan-2020). easyJet group markets director Thomas Haagensen commented:
Greece‘s Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport plans to provide EUR24.6 million in subsidies to operate services from Athens, Thessaloniki and Rhodes to a number of Greek island destinations including Skiathos, Ikaria, Syros, Leros, Astypalaia, Kalymnos, Skyros, Samos, Chios, Kalamata, Karpathos, Kassos and Kastellorizo (ekathimerini.com, 30-Jan-2020).