7 April 2020

Finnair’s traffic figures decline significantly in March year-on-year

In March, Finnair carried 498,600 passengers which is 56.4% less than in the corresponding period of 2019. The overall capacity decreased in March by 39.4%. Finnair’s traffic decreased by 55.2% and load factor decreased year-on-year by 20.3% points to 58.0%. All traffic figures were heavily impacted by the coronavirus, related route and frequency cancellations as

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IATA predicts 25 million jobs at risk with airline shutdown

The International Air Transport Association has released  new analysis showing that some 25 million jobs are at risk of disappearing with plummeting demand for air travel amid the COVID-19 crisis. Globally, the livelihoods of some 65.5 million people are dependent on the aviation industry, including sectors such as travel and tourism. Among these are 2.7

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AerCap leased, purchased and sold 53 aircraft in first-quarter of 2020

AerCap has released its major business transactions during the first quarter of 2020. The company signed lease agreements for 28 aircraft, including ten wide-body aircraft and 18 narrow-body aircraft and purchased seven aircraft, including five Airbus A320neo Family aircraft, one Boeing 787-9 and one Embraer E2 aircraft. AerCap executed sale transactions for 18 aircraft, including

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Etihad to test airport technology to help identify medically at-risk travellers

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, will partner with Australian company Elenium Automation to trial new technology which allows self-service devices at airports to be used to help identify travelers with medical conditions, potentially including the early stages of COVID-19. Etihad will be the first airline to trial the technology, which can monitor

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SWISS to perform more than ten cargo flights for Swiss healthcare institutions

SWISS is to perform a series of flights bringing vital protective medical equipment from China to Switzerland. The operation, which is extensively supported by the company’s Swiss WorldCargo airfreight division, is being conducted on behalf of the Zurich Cantonal Pharmacy and in collaboration with knechtcare / Welti-Furrer (the Knecht Group) and Männedorf Hospital.  Under the

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