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Air Europa contemplates a second rescue by 2021 end having already spent €475 million. Iberia will also look to exit the merger deal if the travel disruption continues and the EU does not approve the deal.
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Air Canada to resume flights linking its Montreal hub to London Heathrow on 08 September 2021, with A330-300.

AirAsia Indonesia has temporarily suspended operations until 06 September 2021 in response to the health crisis.

Cebu Pacific is set to reinstate its flights from Manila to Hong Kong, Nagoya, Osaka, and Taipei in August 2021, as it seeks to rebuild international operations.
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Random checks by the Dutch authority "Inspectie Leefomgeving en Transport" (ILT) show that airlines and/or airports fail to check Covid-19 Certificates and/or PCR-tests. ILT says that an average of 0,5% of arriving passengers at AMS does not comply to the rules. At EIN Eindhoven Airport, the random checks are up to 5% fails.

It seems that airlines have their own opinion about the legislation. Some airlines only ask the passengers if they do or do not have the relevant documents with them, whilst other airlines ask the passengers to show them these documents. Dutch newspaper Het Financieele Dagblad reports that KLM states that it's the passengers' responsability, whilst TUI NL states that they do check all certificates or tests at the check-in.

Given the above fails and the stricter rules for incoming traffic as from 8th August, one may expect more severe checks before boarding a flight towards the Netherlands.

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Passenger wrote: 09 Aug 2021, 12:11 Random checks by the Dutch authority "Inspectie Leefomgeving en Transport" (ILT) show that airlines and/or airports fail to check Covid-19 Certificates and/or PCR-tests. ILT says that an average of 0,5% of arriving passengers at AMS does not comply to the rules. At EIN Eindhoven Airport, the random checks are up to 5% fails.

It seems that airlines have their own opinion about the legislation. Some airlines only ask the passengers if they do or do not have the relevant documents with them, whilst other airlines ask the passengers to show them these documents. Dutch newspaper Het Financieele Dagblad reports that KLM states that it's the passengers' responsability, whilst TUI NL states that they do check all certificates or tests at the check-in.

Given the above fails and the stricter rules for incoming traffic as from 8th August, one may expect more severe checks before boarding a flight towards the Netherlands.
Brussels Airport should not be any better in that respect. My own experience coming back from Dubrovnik via Frankfurt two weeks ago: I was thoroughly checked at FRA (coming from a non-Schengen country into the Schengen area: ID, EU Covid-safe certificate, body and baggage check). Arriving in Brussels was a joke: passengers could decide by themselves whether to go in the red zone control or into the green/yellow zone line without control. Not surprisingly, a large majority of the passengers were in the latter. The red zone control had many policemen and customs officers hanging around with almost nobody to control.
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British Airways will resume flights from London Heathrow to Hong Kong on 16 August 2021.

Lufthansa Technik is closing five line maintenance stations at German airports, leading to around 800 employees losing their jobs.
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US DOT said it will limit some Chinese air carrier flights to 40% passenger capacity for four weeks after the Chinese government imposed similar limits on four United Airlines flights.
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Ryanair filed a new complaint with the Court of Justice of the EU against the aid of €500 million to TAP Air Portugal applied by the Portuguese government.
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Winair of the Netherlands Antilles has approached the Dutch government for additional financial support, but this is primarily a matter for the St. Maarten government as the airline’s major shareholder. The Dutch government is evaluating whether its participation in Winair is still opportune.
sn26567 wrote: 20 Aug 2021, 22:03 Ryanair filed a new complaint with the Court of Justice of the EU against the aid of €500 million to TAP Air Portugal applied by the Portuguese government.
Ryanair, who is challenging state aid to multiple airlines, gets the attention of the European Court of Justice, who agreed to hear in its General Court a review of the EC’s approval of state aid to Aegean Airlines.
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Air Europa is finalising the details of its strategic plan 2022-2026, which will require a new capital injection from SEPI of €100-150 million to guarantee its survival.

SWISS was already able to repay CHF45 million of the loan granted by the Confederation to deal with the pandemic, says CEO Dieter Vranckx.
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AAPA (the Asia-Pacific airlines) reports July 2021 international passengers carried by the region’s airlines totalled 1.5 million, only 4.6% versus 2019. The international PLF averaged 31.8%, a decline from 82.6%, whilst available seat capacity for the month was 13.5% of pre-pandemic levels.
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Aer Lingus will delay the start of its Manchester to New York JFK and Orlando services to 11 December 2021 due to restrictions on travel into the US.

Malaysia Airlines expects the domestic aviation industry to restart in 4Q 2021 and to return to pre-pandemic levels in end-2022, while the international market is projected to fully recover only in mid-2023 or 2024.
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British Airways will delay the return of its 12 A380 for at least another six months to March 2022, after travel restrictions failed to be lifted as quickly as the carrier hoped.

Transport Canada is restricting all direct commercial and private passenger flights to Canada from Morocco until 29 September 2021.

Thailand will allow some domestic flights to and from Bangkok and other areas to resume from 01 September 2021, says the country’s aviation authority.
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IATA Statement on EU Travel Restrictions for US Visitors

Willie Walsh, IATA’s Director General, gave the following comments in response to EU travel restrictions for US visitors: "While this is a disappointing development for businesses and people who rely on travel, the data from the US and Israel supports the value and benefit of vaccination. As governments rightly urge their populations to be vaccinated, governments need to be confident in the benefits they bring - including the freedom to travel. At a minimum, those who are fully vaccinated should be free to move without restriction."

https://www.iata.org/en/pressroom/2021- ... -08-30-01/


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Firefly of Malaysia is re-entering the short- to medium-haul jet operations to help in its bid to recapture market share. Firefly plans to eventually operate up to 10 B737-800s, connecting seven countries by 2025, including Japan, China and South Korea. On its side, Malaysia Airlines says the domestic market will restart in 4Q 2021 and is expected to take off by the end of 2022. By mid-2023 or early 2024, the carrier expects a full recovery for the international market.

TAP Air Portugal is “in dialogue” with the Portuguese authorities and the EC to obtain more aid due to the pandemic, for the 2H 2020 and the 1H 2021. The airline has already received compensation of €500 million, for the period between March and June 2020.

India DGCA extended the ban of international commercial passenger flights till 30 September 2021, citing the increase of the Covid-19 cases.

Vietnam CAA has asked Vietnamese airlines not to sell flight tickets for domestic routes until further notice given the complicated situation of Covid-19 in the country.
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Delta Air Lines said it plans to hire another 1,500 flight attendants ahead of summer 2022, becoming the latest carrier to add jobs after travel demand rebounded from pandemic lows.

Fiji Airways says its borders are slated to reopen “before Christmas” and the airline resuming flights to Australia at that time.
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I don't know if it the right place to start this topic but one thing was very positive about the Covid the noise of airplanes above Brussels disappeared completely.
It's crazy how you get used to noise and it will come back no doubt but in my opinion today it's impossible to go back to night flights over Brussels after this one year of peace!
Hasta la victoria siempre.

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British Airways will resume its Chennai – London flights on 02 September 2021, after a 16-month hiatus.

China restrictions on international flights could last until 2022 due to Covid-prevention measures ahead of the Beijing Winter Olympics in February 2022.
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REX Regional Airlines of Australia will suspend or “significantly reduce” services impacted by state border closures and lockdowns.

Singapore Airlines took another A380 (MSN 253) out of long-term storage in Alice Springs for maintenance in Sydney before heading to Singapore.
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KLM will not fly to Miami, Orlando and Las Vegas in winter 2021/22 until further notice due to health measures.

https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/air- ... -tolerant/
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