2020 April

Coronavirus: The view from the other side – trying to look on the brighter side of life

Infectious disease outbreaks, like the current Coronavirus (COVID-19), can be scary and can affect our mental health. While it is important to stay informed, right

Advancing Africa – an update on latest travel developments across the Continent

Is the African market finally ready to fulfil its full potential? Will a new more open approach to air connectivity finally open the door to

Gol increases operations for May-2020 but still does not reach 10% of pre-coronavirus levels

Gol leisure sales manager Renata Pestana, via HIP Hotels Brazil‘s official YouTube account, commented (27-Apr-2020) on network adjustments during the COVID-19 pandemic, stating the carrier handled around

Bulgaria Air to resume Sofia-London service in May-2020

Bulgaria Air announced (28-Apr-2020) plans to resume Sofia–London Heathrow service on 01-May-2020, due to the UK Government lifting restrictions on travel between the UK and Bulgaria. The airline will temporarily operate London Heathrow Airport services

American Airlines: ‘Travel agent… is the most important channel for our product’

American Airlines director sales Central and South America Dilson Verçosa Jr, via HIP Hotels Brazil‘s official YouTube account, commented (27-Apr-2020) on the importance of the travel agent in a

easyJet CEO: Onboard social distancing will not work long term

easyJet CEO Johan Lundgren agreed with arguments made by Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary that regulating social distancing onboard aircraft will not work in the long term and will

Visitor arrivals to Hong Kong down 98.6% in Mar-2020

Hong Kong Tourism Board reported (29-Apr-2020) visitor arrivals to Hong Kong for Mar-2020. Details include: Visitor arrivals: 82,285, -98.6% year-on-year; Mainland China: 30,370, -99.3%; Short

JetSuite files for relief under Chapter 11 of US Bankruptcy Code

JetSuite filed (28-Apr-2020) for relief under Chapter 11 of the US Bankruptcy Code, whereby it will seek protection to restructure its assets and potentially resume service. Gavin/Solmonese chief

Berlin Brandenburg Airport T1 certified for opening on 31-Oct-2020

Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH (FBB) reported (28-Apr-2020) the Dahme-Spreewald district’s building supervisory authority certified the completion of construction of Berlin Brandenburg Airport terminal 1 and readiness for opening.

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