Corporate – News

Southwest CEO expecting ‘brutal low fare’ environment

Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly reported he expects a “brutal low fare” environment when traffic picks up with the easing of restrictions (Reuters/Dallas News, 30-May-2020). Mr Kelly

US implements travel ban on passengers originating from Brazil

US President Donald Trump implemented a ban on foreign passengers who stayed in Brazil within 14 days prior to arrival in the US, effective 28-May-2020 (El Confidencial, 25-May-2020). US citizens and

SAS pursues revised business plan; remains committed to sustainability

SAS CEO Rickard Gustafson stated (28-May-2020) SAS is pursuing a revised business plan generating SEK4 billion (EUR379.5 million) in further improvements by 2022. The carrier is in active, intensive and

Wizz Air to launch Larnaca base from Jul-2020

Wizz Air announced (28-May-2020) plans to launch a new base at Larnaca, marking the carrier’s 28th base. Wizz Air will base two A320s at Larnaca from Jul-2020. The

Iberia to relaunch short/medium haul network from 01-Jul-2020

Iberia announced (28-May-2020) plans to resume part of its short and medium haul network from 01-Jul-2020. Iberia airlines will operate to 40 destinations in Spain and Europe in Jul-2020, increasing to 53

easyJet expects 30% capacity hit in 4Q2020 but booking trends ‘encouraging’ for summer 2020

easyJet forecast (28-May-2020) a 30% year-on-year reduction in capacity in 4Q2020. The airline reported “encouraging” booking trends for its resumed operations from mid Jun-2020, with demand

Southwest launches 11 services for winter 2020 and aims to become ‘the preferred choice’ for corporate travel

Southwest Airlines announced (28-May-2020) plans to launch the following services: Long Beach–Phoenix: Three times daily, effective 01-Nov-2020; Long Beach–Austin: Daily, effective 01-Nov-2020; Ontario (US)-Houston Hobby: Daily,

A ‘smaller Delta’ is the reality of the Covid-19 crisis for the US major

Delta Air Lines plans to offer new programmes to incentivise workers to depart the carrier voluntarily, including early retirement discussions with its pilots union (Bloomberg, 28-May-2020).

Portugal to lift quarantine period for international arrivals in Jun-2020

Portugal‘s Government plans to resume inbound international tourism effective Jun-2020, eliminating the requirement for quarantine for international tourists (Matador Network, 26-May-2020).

CSA Czech Airlines amends cabin baggage rules for passengers departing from Germany

CSA Czech Airlines announced (27-May-2020) passengers departing from Germany will be permitted to take one item only inside the cabin due to a requirement of Germany‘s Federal Police service.

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