Government news & relief measures

 

Country/region headline date

China (People's Republic of)

Chinese ditch flying for Lunar New Year reunions 8 February

France

French border curbs halve air passenger numbers in a week – minister 7 February

Hong Kong (SAR), China

HK tightens quarantine rules for aircrew, other exempted persons 6 February

Global

Contactless travel raises privacy concerns

5 February

United Kingdom

Britain will publish aviation recovery plan later this year

3 February

Global

COVID variants and travel curbs threaten airline recovery – IATA

3 February

United States

Buttigieg says Transportation Dept will push 'bold' thinking

3 February

Global

Trade group:  Business travel to grow 21% in 2021

2 February

Asia

Asia’s fragile aviation recovery snuffed out

2 February

France

French police block passengers as new Covid rules kick in

1 February

Europe

Fake COVID test results for sale, Europol warns

1 February

United States

US government urges Americans not to travel abroad after new testing requirement goes into effect

26 January

China (People's Republic of)

China's peak Lunar New Year air travel season fizzles as COVID cases rise

26 January

Thailand

Thailand to welcome inoculated passengers

26 January

Europe

CO2 emissions track falling air traffic in Europe

26 January

Airline & airport news

 

United States Boeing's new big plane is its big new problem 8 February
Global Rolls-Royce plans two-week shutdown of civil aerospace business 7 February
Japan JAL to cover COVID-19 medical expenses for travelers infected abroad 6 February
Austria Austrian plans further restructuring   5 February
Global Copa To Introduce IATA’s Health Passport 3 February
United Arab Emirates UAE airlines announce travel restrictions to Saudi Arabia 3 February
Korea, Republic of Korean Air set to launch ‘flights to nowhere’ 3 February
Europe Ryanair suffers heaviest fall in January since crisis peak 2 February
India IndiGo expects to hit pre-Covid international capacity by end-2021 2 February
Europe Airlines flying blind into summer capacity sweepstake 2 February
United States Boeing risks losing a third of its 777X orders after latest delay 2 February
Global LATAM gets five-month extension to restructuring plan 2 February
United States Airlines lost over 400,00 jobs, United says 14,000 more may go 1 February
Switzerland Swiss to cut Geneva flights to 'absolute minimum' 1 February
Europe Ryanair forecasts 'strong return' of beach holidays this summer 1 February
United Arab Emirates Saudi wealth fund to set up airline, reports 1 February
Global Airlines will still face pilot shortage even after COVID downsizing 1 February
Japan ANA to offer up to two years sabbatical leave for staff 27 January
United Kingdom Airline outlook dims again as new travel curbs threaten summer 26 January
United Kingdom Heathrow crowding due to Covid test checks, says Patel 26 January
Germany Lufthansa to require only medical masks on flights 26 January
Israel El Al in limbo as Israeli govt curbs air travel 26 January