2020 October

Booking Holdings CEO: Government can help travel recovery with ‘tax credits or incentives’

Booking Holdings CEO and president Glenn Fogel stated travel recovery will not occur “in quarters”, but rather “in years” (Yahoo Finance, 27-Oct-2020). He expects there will

LATAM Airlines Group to operate 33% of Nov-2019 capacity in Nov-2020

LATAM Airlines Group announced (28-Oct-2020) plans to operate 4300 frequencies per week in Nov-2020, representing 33% of Nov-2019 capacity and an increase of more than 1000

Delta Air Lines CEO: Testing will be ‘key to opening up international flows’

Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian stated winter 2020 will be a “very difficult” period to “get international traffic going”, with quarantines and travel restrictions forming

GOL to expand operations from Salvador Luis E Magalhaes Airport for summer 2020/21

Salvador Luis E Magalhaes Airport announced (28-Oct-2020) GOL will provide direct services from the airport to 25 destinations across all regions of Brazil for the southern hemisphere summer season from

Lufthansa Group aims to ‘be an active driver of consolidation’ despite COVID-19

Lufthansa Group executive board member Harry Hohmeister said the company aims to “be an active driver of consolidation” in the medium term through “partnerships and joint

Finnair reports ‘drastic’ passenger decline in European markets in 3Q2020

Finnair CEO Topi Manner reported (28-Oct-2020) market capacity between Helsinki and many of the airline’s European markets declined “drastically” in 3Q2020. Measured in ASKs, scheduled market capacity between Helsinki and Finnair‘s

Zurich Airport to open new urban nature reserve at The Circle

Zurich Airport announced (28-Oct-2020) plans to open a new 80,000sqm public park area adjacent to The Circle. The park and nature reserve will provide a recreational

Aeroflot CEO: With international travel at a standstill and carriers price dumping, airlines are in state of balance

Aeroflot CEO Vitaly Saveliev said with much of international travel at a standstill carriers are resorting to price dumping (Rossiya 24/Prime, 28-Oct-2020). Mr Saveliev said: “This is

Cambodia records 74.1% intl tourism decline in nine months ended 30-Sep-2020

Cambodia‘s Ministry of Tourism recorded 1.2 million international tourists and 7.28 million domestic tourists in the nine months ended 30-Sep-2020, a 74.1% and 51.9% year-on-year

AAPA: Asia Pacific international pax down 96.4% in Sep-2020

Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) reported (28-Oct-2020) the following international traffic highlights for Sep-2020: Passengers: 1.1 million, -96.4% year-on-year; Passenger traffic (RPKs): -95.6%; Capacity

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