Boeing Will Offer Buyouts to Employees Boeing said Thursday it will offer voluntary buyouts to its 160,000 employees as the aircraft manufacturer struggles to cut expenses amid the worldwide economic slowdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Apr. 03, 2020 Diversions of Beijing-Bound Flights Running Smoothly The diversion of inbound flights headed for Beijing to other airports has been running smoothly, as has the resumption of domestic flights in Hubei province, the region hit hardest by the novel coronavirus, according to Chinas top aviation regulator. Apr. 03, 2020 Airport Becomes Line of Defence Against Disease North Chinas Shanxi province has been pulling out all the stops to curb the spread of imported COVID-19 cases, as the pandemic continues to grow globally. Apr. 03, 2020 ICAO: Economic Impact of COVID-19 on Civil Aviation (Updated Apr. 2, 2020) Airports could lose about US$ 76 billion for full year 2020, while airlines suffer potential revenue losses of US$ 90 to 118 billion in the first half of the year, according to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) , which has released its latest report providing estimates of COVID-19s economic impact on civil aviation. Apr. 03, 2020 Highlights from CAACs Press Conference, Apr. 2 The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) held a press conference Thursday, where the aviation authority updated the public on the latest status of Chinas air transport industry under new policies issued earlier due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Apr. 03, 2020 Korean Air to Suspend Flights to Washington from April 13 to May-End Due to Coronavirus Korean Air Lines Co Ltd will suspend flights to Washington, D.C. starting April 13 through to the end of May due to the coronavirus crisis, a company spokesperson said on Wednesday. Apr. 01, 2020 Two-thirds of Lufthansas Staff to Shorten Work Hours Due to Coronavirus Two-thirds of Lufthansas global staff will work reduced hours after the German airline grounded much of its fleet due to the coronavirus pandemic, Lufthansa said on Wednesday. Apr. 01, 2020 Emirates to Temporarily Shift All Cargo Operations to Dubai Airport Emirates will operate all cargo services from Dubai International Airport from Wednesday, temporarily suspending operations at Dubais Al Maktoum airport, the airline said on its website. Apr. 01, 2020 Israel Aerospace to Run Parking Lot for Grounded Planes in Desert Airport Defense contractor Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and holding group IES Holdings are partnering to create a facility for airlines to park airplanes grounded during the coronavirus outbreak near Israels second-largest airport. Apr. 01, 2020 Israels El Al Airlines Extends Passenger Flight Halt to May 2 El Al Israel Airlines said on Wednesday it was extending the suspension of all scheduled passenger flights until May 2 due to a drop in demand in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. Apr. 01, 2020 Swedish Airline BRA Cancels All Flights April 6-May 31 Swedish airline BRA said on Wednesday it was pausing all traffic as demand had ground to a halt amid the coronavirus pandemic. Apr. 01, 2020 Iceland to Pay Icelandair for Keeping Some Routes Open Iceland will pay carrier Icelandair up to 100 million krona (US$717,000) to keep some flights to and from Iceland open for three weeks, Icelandic daily Morgunbladid reported on Monday. Mar. 30, 2020 Japan Expands Entry Ban to More Countries, Will Ask All Visitors to Quarantine Japans Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday the government was expanding a ban on the entry of non-Japanese people to cover 73 countries as policymakers try to contain the coronavirus outbreak. Apr. 01, 2020 Turkish Airlines Extends Flight Cancellations until May 1 Turkish Airlines has extended the cancellation of its flights from April 17 to May 1 over the coronavirus outbreak, its CEO Bilal Eksi said on Wednesday, adding that limited domestic flights would continue. Apr. 02, 2020 Airlines Facing What Official Calls Deepest Crisis Ever As the novel coronavirus continues to spread, commercial flights have all but stopped. The situation is so dire that the head of the trade group representing the worlds airlines called the last few months its deepest crisis ever. Apr. 01, 2020 Trump Considers Canceling Domestic Flights to Coronavirus Hot Spots President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he was considering a plan to halt domestic flights to coronavirus hot spots inside the United States as the country struggles to contain a pandemic projected to kill at least 100,000 people. Apr. 02, 2020 U.S. Treasury Taps Wall Street Firms for Aid Advice: Sources The U.S. Treasury Department has hired Wall Street bankers and lawyers to advise on providing tens of billions of dollars in aid to the airline, cargo and defense sectors, people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. Apr. 02, 2020 S.Korea Budget Carrier Eastar Jet To Cut about 700 Jobs - Spokesman South Korean budget airline Eastar Jet plans to cut about 700 out of some 1,600 jobs due to operational difficulties from the coronavirus outbreak, the carriers spokesman said on Thursday. Apr. 02, 2020 British Airways Could Suspend 36,000 Employees: BBC IAG-owned British Airways is expected to announce a suspension of about 36,000 of its employees, BBC News reported on Wednesday. Apr. 02, 2020 Paris Orly Airport to Close As Air Traffic Dwindles Paris Orly airport, Frances biggest airport for domestic flights, will shut down starting from Tuesday midnight until further notice as air traffic dwindles amid the coronavirus pandemic. Apr. 01, 2020 Turkish Airlines Sells Fewer Tickets to Ensure Social Distancing over COVID-19 Turkeys national flag carrier Turkish Airlines (THY) Monday announced that it will sell fewer tickets to ensure social distancing to help curb the spread of COVID-19. Mar. 30, 2020 Private-jet Flight Demand Rises As Virus Spreads in US As the coronavirus is spreading in United States and most Chinese cities have reported no more new cases, some Chinese parents are paying tens of thousands of dollars for private jets to get their children out of the US and back to China because of the coronavirus pandemic. Apr. 02, 2020 Students to Be Brought back Home from UK More Chinese students in the United Kingdom will be able to return to their homeland later this week following an arrangement struck between the Chinese Foreign Ministry and the Civil Aviation Administration of China. Apr. 02, 2020 Airlines Facing Rapid Cash Burn The International Air Transport Association (IATA) published new analysis showing that airlines may burn through US$61 billion of their cash reserves during the second quarter ending 30 June 2020, while posting a quarterly net loss of US$39 billion. Mar. 31, 2020 VariFlight: COVID-19 Impact on Global Civil Aviation Industry (Updated Mar 30) VariFlight has released its latest report analyzing the global aviation operation amid COVID-19, in which the aviation data intelligence provides a deep dive into the pandemics influences on the industry. Apr. 01, 2020 VariFlight: Freight Remains in Short Supply Although there is an overall increase in freight hours of airlines in mainland China, the countrys air cargo capacity still fall behind global top cargo airlines in daily aircraft utilization due to slot limits, according to VariFlight, Chinas leading aviation data technology provider. Apr. 01, 2020 VariFlight: COVID-19 Outbreak and Global Aviation Operation (Updated Mar 30) As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to accelerate and cause damage to global aviation, VariFlight has compiled its latest report on the statuses of the industry in hard-hit countries and regions, with data last updated on Mar 30, 2020. Apr. 01, 2020 Facts on Chinas Aircraft Fleet Since the reorganization of the airline groups in 2002, Chinas aviation industry has been developing steadily for 20 years, ranking the second and first position regarding the passenger and cargo traffic respectively in 2019. This should attribute to the aircraft fleet growth. This report aims to analyze the fleet in China, in terms of size, type, age, value, etc., to raise the pros and cons. Mar. 31, 2020 UK Unveils Plan to Fly Home Stranded Britons Britains Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab on Monday announced a partnership between the United Kingdom government and airlines to repatriate its citizens stranded abroad due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. Mar. 31, 2020 Etihad Cargo Deploys Cargo-Only Boeing 787s to Complement Freighter Fleet and Ensure Continuity of UAE and Global Key Trade Lanes Following the directive issued by the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority, and the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) of the United Arab Emirates to temporarily suspend all passenger services to and from the UAE, Etihad Cargo continues to play a vital role in connecting key cargo markets and ensuring the UAEs import and export needs are adequately covered in line with current demand. Mar. 26, 2020