Much has been said of how then pandemic has affected aviation. Flights have been scaled back. Airlines have gone out of business. Employees are out of a job. Unfortunately, this is all just the very real situation we are faced with. Just how bad has it all been? Well, the TSA has been posting numbers … Read more COVID-19: Analyzing TSA Data for Travel Numbers
CTV News reported today that in a memo to employees today, Air Canada asked staff to consider leaving the company. As there are growing debts in the airline industry, the longer planes are on the ground, the more staff will be lost. Today, the union for Air Canada’s flight attendants asked its employees to consider … Read more COVID-19: Air Canada Memo Spells New Troubles
Some big airlines have fallen victim to this pandemic. First, it was South African Airways. Then came Virgin Australia. After that, Air Mauritius. Many other airlines also hang in the balance. Now, it’s Avianca. Reuters reported earlier today that the airline has filed for Chapter 11. The second largest airline in South America and a … Read more COVID-19: Avianca in Bankruptcy Protection
COVID-19 has taken aviation victims big and small. Airlines such as South African Airways and Virgin Australia have entered voluntary administration. Miami Air International has liquidated. The pandemic has been troubling. Now, Delta Airlines is cutting domestic routes. These cuts are expected to be temporary. Delta hopes to reopen these airports as soon as September. … Read more Delta Ending Services to 10 Different Cities
Slots at London’s Heathrow and Gatwick airport are widely sought over by airlines around the world. With American Airlines and British Airways expanding their partnership, it created an issue. An unfair advantage. The 2 airlines being partners meant that they would be unfairly competing with other airlines. Specifically, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) was … Read more American and British Airways Give Up London Slots
Air Canada, Canada’s flag carrier has been having unprecedented success even while being hit hard over the last couple years. First, there was the mess with Boeing’s 737MAX. This left some old aircraft headed for retirement staying on. Then, the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Before, the sky was the limit. Now, most international flights have ended. … Read more COVID-19: Where Does Air Canada Stand?
Even before the pandemic hit, the Virgin group was having trouble. Virgin America merged with Alaska Airlines. Virgin Australia was failing to gain momentum. Then, Virgin Atlantic failed to have a net profit. This was all before the aviation industry shut down. Since then, Virgin Australia has entered voluntary administration. As well, Virgin Atlantic has … Read more COVID-19: What is Happening with Virgin Atlantic?
Aviation is a fickle industry. No other industry sees such high rises and low falls as airlines. Now, in this pandemic, another airline has gone into bankruptcy. As the New York Times earlier reported, this time it is Air Mauritius. It has been tough for airlines in Africa. This is the second national carrier to … Read more COVID-19: Air Mauritius Enters Voluntary Administration
Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Australia is in shambles. With $3.17 Billion USD in debt, the airline entered into voluntary administration. Effectively, this is the Australian equivalent of declaring bankruptcy. As the Herald Sun first reported earlier today, the airline was already in deep trouble stopping all commercial flights earlier this month. While the airline vowed … Read more COVID-19: Virgin Australia Bites the Dust
As the global pandemic drags on, COVID-19 has caused Canadian Airlines to tailspin. There has been a drastic reduction in flights and passengers taking to the air falling at a record pace. All this is to say that the industry is looking dire. So how has COVID-19 directly impacted Canadian airlines? Let’s take a look. … Read more Canadian Airlines and COVID-19: Update