2020 September

Fuji Dream Airlines to allow passengers to purchase additional seats for social distancing

Fuji Dream Airlines announced (30-Sep-2020) plans to allow passengers to purchase additional seats next to them for social distancing purposes, effective 01-Oct-2020. Additional seat charges

Hawaiian Airlines extends suspension of service to Auckland, Brisbane and Sydney

Hawaiian Airlines extended the suspension of the following services until 27-Mar-2021, instead of 01-Dec-2020 (Routes Online, 25-Sep-2020): Honolulu-Auckland; Honolulu-Brisbane; Honolulu-Sydney.

BITRE: Australian airports pax declined by 89.6% in Jul-2020

Australia‘s Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) reported (29-Sep-2020) the following traffic highlights for Australian airports for Jul-2020: Passengers: 1.5 million, -89.6% year-on-year;

Qatar Airways to operate Doha-Brisbane-Auckland service through winter 2020/2021

Qatar Airways plans to continue operating three times weekly Doha-Brisbane-Auckland service during winter 2020/2021 (Routes Online, 29-Sep-2020).

Rex secures Boeing 737-800s for domestic operations

Regional Express (Rex) entered (30-Sep-2020) LoI’s with two lessors for the lease of six Boeing 737-800 aircraft. The first Boeing 737-800 will be delivered on

JetBlue Airways CEO: Extension of PSP is a ‘bridge to somewhere’

JetBlue Airways CEO Robin Hayes said he believes an extension of the Payroll Support Program (PSP) is a “bridge to somewhere”, as he expects the industry

JetSMART to resume 70% of its capacity by the end of 2020

JetSMART plans to operate 40% of its domestic services in Oct-2020, compared to Oct-2019 (La Tercera, 28-Sep-2020). The carrier plans to end 2020 operating between 60%

Transat introduces COVID-19 Emergency Medical Certificate of Insurance

Transat announced (25-Sep-2020) it will grant passengers access to a COVID-19 Emergency Medical Certificate of Insurance, via Manulife. Customers will be eligible for this insurance at

Aeromar bases one ATR in Cancun as diversification strategy dedicated to Cuba charters

Aeromar plans to base one ATR 72 in Cancun dedicated to operate charter services to Cuba (Routes Online, 28-Sep-2020). Aeromar executive director network strategy, alliances and industry affairs Fabricio Cojuc stated the move is

IATA: EBIT margin for European carriers down to -113% in 2Q2020

IATA, in its Sep-2020 Europe regional briefing, reported (28-Sep-2020) European carriers posted an EBIT margin of -113% in 2Q2020, compared to 8.2% in 2Q2019. Yields contracted most significantly

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