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Aeroflot to sign contracts worth EUR33 million for business lounge services at Moscow Sheremetyevo

Aeroflot reportedly plans to provide RUB1.4 billion (EUR17.6 million) for the provision of business lounge services at Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport‘s terminals B and D, and RUB1.2 billion (EUR15.0 million) for business

easyJet considering blocking middle seat reservations when travel restrictions ease: CEO

easyJet CEO Johan Lundgren reported the carrier is considering blocking middle seat reservations upon resumption of passenger operations (Reuters/The Guardian, 16/17-Apr-2020). The move would be made

Southwest Airlines makes changes to travel funds and tier statuses

Southwest Airlines announced (16-Apr-2020) a number of changes to travel funds, tier status and companion pass benefits, including the following: Earned status for A-list and A-list

ARC: Air ticket sales fall 86% y-o-y in Mar-2020

Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC) reported (16-Apr-2020) an 86% year-on-year drop in air ticket sales for ARC accredited travel agencies in Mar-2020. The consolidated dollar value of

Renatus Capital Partners outlines results of coronavirus corporate travel survey

Renatus Capital Partners issued a survey to 1000 business owners and managers, finding that 44.4% of respondents intend to keep travelling when the threat of coronavirus passes (The

Air France-KLM extends Flying Blue membership status expiry by 12 months

Air France-KLM plans to extend the membership status of Flying Blue Silver, Gold and Platinum members for a 12 month period (Business Traveler France, 15-Apr-2020). Members whose

American Airlines projects ‘very gradual recovery’ through 2020

American Airlines CEO Doug Parker said the carrier projects current demand will remain the same throughout 2Q2020, before a “very gradual recovery” through 3Q/4Q2020 (CNBC, 15-Apr-2020). “We’re prepared

Southwest Airlines CEO warns of ‘very prolonged, sluggish travel environment’

Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly, via the carrier’s official blog, said (13-Apr-2020) Southwest needs to “be prepared for a very prolonged, sluggish travel environment”, saying he does not

Center for Biological Diversity urges US to drop rules for supersonic aircraft

Center for Biological Diversity stated (13-Apr-2020) new rules proposed by the US FAA to permit supersonic air travel over the US would “be a disaster for our climate,”, forecasting that

A4A: Carriers burning through USD10-12 billion per month, passenger volumes similar to those in 1954

Airlines for America (A4A) president and CEO Nicholas E Calio expressed (14-Apr-2020) the association’s gratitude to the Trump Administration “for their efforts to provide Direct Payroll

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