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Germany Lufthansa Lufthansa plans asset sales to repay bailout loans

German airline Lufthansa signalled sweeping job cuts and said it plans to sell off assets to help repay a €9 billion (Dh36bn) coronavirus bailout from the German government.

Europe’s biggest airline will slash employee expenses and look at spin-offs to bolster cash flow as the coronavirus crisis depresses revenue, it said in a state… read more

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AA Travenews Rwanda, Ghana & 6 other African countries get Visa Waivers from Barbados

Citizens of eight African countries willing to travel to explore and enjoy the beautiful sceneries of Barbados can now do so with relative ease as the Caribbean nation has waived Visa requirements for them. The eight countries include Cameroon, Ethiopia, Liberia, Morocco, Rwanda, Senegal, Burkina Faso and Ghana from which Barbados … read more

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AA Travenews China: reports huge loss in wake of COVID-19

China’s leading online travel firm reported huge financial loss due to the impact of the COVID-19 global pandemic. According to financial report released today, Shanghai-based Group Limited, recorded 1.5 billion yuan (about 211 million U.S. dollars) loss from operations in the first quarter of this year.

The group reported … read more

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Boeing Boeing restars 737 MAX production in Renton, Washington

Boeing has resumed production of the 737 MAX at the company’s Renton, Washington factory. The 737 program began building airplanes at a low rate as it implements more than a dozen initiatives focused on enhancing workplace safety and product quality.

“We’ve been on a continuous journey to evolve our production system and make it eve… read more

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AA Travenews Latin America: Latam Air files for bankruptcy

Latam Airlines Group SA, Latin America’s largest air carrier, sought bankruptcy court protection in New York after the Covid-19 pandemic grounded flights across the region.

The Chapter 11 petition allows Latam to keep operating while the Chilean carrier works out a plan to pay creditors and turn around the business. Latam, whose sha… read more

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UK British Airways British Airways still to do 47,000 repayments for unused tickets

British Airways boss Willie Walsh said that repayment for 47,400 bookings remained outstanding as airlines came under fire for failing to reimburse travellers. Mr Walsh said that it had refunded 921,000 tickets and provided vouchers for another 346,000 customers who had cancelled bookings.

The UK consumer organisation said that it h… read more

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Germany Lufthansa Only 7 out of 14 Airbus A380s Lufthansa will fly again

Today, Lufthansa has confirmed that only half of its 14 Airbus A380s will ever fly again once the coronavirus pandemic is over and they will all operate out of Munich Airport, not Frankfurt.

From Lufthansa’s point of view, a distribution to two locations is no longer justifiable “logistically and economically” as the crisis hit the … read more

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France Air France Air France To Phase Out Its A380 Fleet with immediate effect

Air France (AF) has today announced it will be phasing out its Airbus A380 with immediate effect due to low demand caused by the Coronavirus pandemic.

Out of the nine units in the fleet, five are directly owned by AF or are on finance lease, with the other four being on operating lease. It is understood that the cost for the aircraf… read more

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