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Air France–KLM March traffic slumps on Covid-19

9 April 2020 - 18:59
Air France–KLM said that its passenger traffic fell by 57pc year on year in March, as a result of "progressive extensions of capacity reductions" it imposed in reaction to the Covid-19 pandemic.

South Korean air passenger traffic drops to record low

7 April 2020 - 16:57
South Korean air passenger traffic slumped by 84pc from pre-coronavirus levels in March, in one of the first indications of the full toll of the coronavirus pandemic on last month's Asia-Pacific jet fuel demand.

China’s air traffic starts to recover in March

2 April 2020 - 18:00
Commercial air traffic in China picked up in March from a month earlier, but was still down by more than half from levels before the coronavirus outbreak, China's civil aviation administration (CAAC) said.

Emirates to resume limited service from 6 April

2 April 2020 - 17:43
Dubai's national airline Emirates will resume a limited number of outbound passenger flights from the UAE as of 6 April.

Easyjet grounds entire fleet

30 March 2020 - 18:53
Low-cost airline Easyjet has grounded its entire fleet as of today as a result of government-imposed travel restrictions and national lockdowns across Europe in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Gold stranded by coronavirus may travel on chartered flights

28 March 2020 - 14:14
Gold suppliers are in talks to use chartered or cargo flights to transport the precious metal, which usually moves around the world in commercial planes and has been left stranded as global travel grinds to a halt.

China cuts international flights on global virus spread

26 March 2020 - 18:49
China is sharply restricting the number of international flights it will allow in and out of the country as the global spread of the coronavirus threatens to trigger a rebound in cases.

Air New Zealand gets emergency government loan

20 March 2020 - 21:24
Air New Zealand will receive up to NZ$900mn ($519mn) in emergency funding from the country's government as it manages the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on air travel, which has forced it to cut almost all of its international flights.

Qantas to suspend international flights from late March

19 March 2020 - 19:44
Australia's national airline Qantas plans to suspend all international flights from the end of March in response to the travel restrictions imposed by the Australian government to contain the spread of the coronavirus.

Virgin Australia suspends international flights

18 March 2020 - 18:03
Australian airline Virgin Australia today suspended all its international flights from 30 March to 14 June in response to the coronavirus pandemic that has affected global air travel. It will also make deeper cuts to domestic capacity of 50pc to all services until 14 June.
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