Tag: pandemic

Australia faces post-Covid skills shortage in aviation

Australia faces post-Covid skills shortage in aviation

Australia's aviation industry faces a skills shortage after losing so many workers to the coronavirus pandemic, experts have warned. It is estimated 25,000 people left the commercial aviation sector in Australia after airlines made staffing cuts, having been one of the worst hit industries throug...

UK flight punctuality still below pre-Covid levels despite surge in air fares

UK flight punctuality still below pre-Covid levels despite surge in air fares

Flight punctuality at UK airports has dropped below pre-pandemic levels despite recent hikes in air fares, new figures show. According to UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) data, only 64 per cent of flights took off or landed within 15 mins of their planned time in 2023 - compared to 75 per cent i...

Convenience is Top Priority for Passengers Post Pandemic

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the results of its 2022 Global Passenger Survey (GPS), showing that travelers top concerns for travel in the post-COVID crisis period are focused on simplification and convenience. “Travel during COVID-19 was complex, cumbersome and t...

New-gen solution for aviation helps fight staff shortage

Once the pandemic hit, experts claimed that the aviation industry will need years to come back to normal. And yet this summer season has already proven to disprove that claim. With passengers eager to return to travel and make up for a lost time, airports, airlines, and aviation support organi...

SunExpress increases Budapest Airport’s links to Turkey

Welcoming nearly 1.1 million passengers last month, Budapest Airport hit a new high since the start of the pandemic. With traffic 12 times higher than in the same month of last year, Budapest has further expanded its route network by welcoming the arrival of a direct link to Turkey’s third larges...

London Luton Airport has busiest month since outset of pandemic

London Luton Airport (LLA) welcomed almost 1.2 million passengers in April, marking its busiest month since the pandemic began and demonstrating the airport’s continued recovery. In comparison, LLA welcomed just 106,000 passengers in April 2021. Short stay city breaks were in high demand ove...

Kaunas Airport has already surpassed the pre-pandemic levels

In April this year, passenger and flight traffic continued to grow at all Lithuanian Airports. Compared to the same period last year, the total number of passengers increased sixfold and reached 447,000 last month, while the number of flights more than doubled as more than 4.3 thousand flights we...

Heathrow says it is ‘stretched’ as it races to hire 12,000 new staff

By Ed Clowes, sky.com Heathrow has admitted it is "stretched" as travel rebounds from the pandemic but staffing levels remain low, amid widespread delays at the UK's largest airport. March was the busiest month for passengers at Heathrow since the pandemic began, following the government’s r...

London City Airport has fourth consecutive busiest week since the start of the pandemic

London City Airport has fourth consecutive busiest week since the start of the pandemic

British Airways (BA) CityFlyer starts new routes from London City Airport (LCY) to Milan Malpensa and Luxembourg on the 27th of March, plus connections to Rotterdam and Nice also resume. This means that 20 of the 25 routes that BA CityFlyer operated in 2019 have now returned to the schedule. I...

Heathrow passenger numbers 90% below pre-pandemic levels

By Neil Lancefield, standard.co.uk Heathrow’s passenger numbers are languishing at 90% below pre-pandemic levels, the UK’s busiest airport said. Just 675,000 people travelled through the west London airport last month, compared with 6,769,000 in May 2019. Chief execu...

Airline industry needs up to another $80bn to survive pandemic

Airline industry needs up to another $80bn to survive pandemic

By Jonathan Josephs, BBC News The world's airlines need another $70-$80bn of government support to get through the crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic. That's according to the head of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), which is the trade association for t...

Qatar Airways Helps Bring Tens of Thousands of Seafarers Home

Qatar Airways is playing an important part in the repatriation of seafarers stranded due to the pandemic, working closely with governments and the maritime industry to operate hundreds of chartered and scheduled flights to help bring home over 150,000 workers. Understanding the difficulties and chal...

Norwegian Air may not survive the pandemic

Norwegian Air may not survive the pandemic

By Charles Riley, CNN Business Norwegian Air wanted to bring a low-cost business model to transatlantic flights. It's quickly running out of runway. The coronavirus pandemic and travel restrictions have forced Norwegian Air to ground the vast majority of its fleet, and furlough almost a...

What’s happening at Singapore’s Changi Airport during Covid

(CNN) — What happens at the world's best airport when the aviation industry comes to a halt? At Singapore's Changi Airport, that's a question that's prompted some innovative answers amid the coronavirus pandemic. Changi -- which has a hawker center, butterfly garden, movie theater and more among...

Covid: Rolls-Royce announces plan to raise £3bn

By bbc.co.uk Rolls-Royce has announced it will seek to raise £3bn to bolster its finances after a "sharp deterioration" in civil aerospace because of the pandemic. The plane engine maker will tap shareholders for £2bn through a rights issue and the remainder will come from issuing new bonds. ...

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