Tag: COVID-19 crisis

Hawaii tourism is the ‘Most Affected’ by COVID-19 in US

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 14, 2020 16:19

The coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc on many of America’s “non-essential” industries. That includes tourism, as countless attractions have closed down, from commercial hotspots like Disney World to natural wonders like Grand Canyon ... Read More

Over a third of American Airlines workers to go on voluntary leave or retire

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 13, 2020 16:12

The COVID-19 epidemic has sent the airline industry into a nosedive and now over 13,000 of American Airlines employees are being forced to take retire or voluntary leave or retire ... Read More

Lufthansa: It will take years for air travel demand to return to pre-crisis levels

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 7, 2020 19:34

The Executive Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG does not expect the aviation industry to return to pre-coronavirus crisis levels very quickly.  According to its assessment, it will take months until ... Read More

How will airline bailouts affect passengers?

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 2, 2020 18:46

With most flights grounded and canceled due to the corona crisis, there is no doubt the aviation industry needs financial support. United States airlines are now asking for loans upwards ... Read More

COVID-19 caused 77% collapse in global aviation

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 2, 2020 16:22

The COVID-19 crisis has brought the aviation industry to its knees. This week (30th March – 5th April), international airline seat capacity fell to just 23% of what it was ... Read More

UNWTO: International tourism could nosedive by 20-30% in 2020

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 27, 2020 15:11

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has released its updated assessment of the likely impact of the COVID-19 on international tourism. Taking into account the unparalleled introduction of travel restrictions across ... Read More

UN chief urges G20 leaders to adopt ‘war-time’ COVID-19 plan

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 26, 2020 00:05

UN chief Antonio Guterres is urging the heads of G20 countries to take joint action to assist developing nations deal with a "global health crisis" amid coronavirus pandemic. The chief ... Read More

CARES Act: Coronavirus relief package includes significant travel industry priorities

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 25, 2020 22:38

The U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow on Wednesday offered praise for the coronavirus relief package known as the CARES Act, which includes significant priorities championed by the ... Read More

Mexico’s Volaris cuts capacity as COVID-19 shrinks air travel demand

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 24, 2020 22:17

Volaris, the ultra-low-cost airline serving Mexico, the United States and Central America, announces that the spread of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus), declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization, and the ... Read More

Maui shelter in place! Stay in your hotels or homes to avoid arrest

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 23, 2020 23:00

Visitors may be arrested when enjoying Maui or Waikiki beaches. Tourism is at a standstill anywhere in Hawaii. Residents alike need to stay home or in their hotel rooms on ... Read More

US airline CEOs urging swift Congress action on bipartisan aid package

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 21, 2020 18:37

Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the U.S. airlines, today issued a letter from leading airline CEOs – both passenger and cargo – urging US Congress to ... Read More

Boeing CEO and Board Chairman will forgo all pay to help company navigate COVID-19 Crisis

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 20, 2020 23:43

The Boeing Company today announced several decisions to support the company as it navigates through the COVID-19 pandemic while ensuring the company is positioned for the industry's recovery. Decisions include: ... Read More

International Civil Aviation Organization continues its efforts through COVID-19 crisis

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 17, 2020 22:49

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is committed to participating in the global efforts to control the spread of COVID-19. We recognize the intensity and the seriousness of the impacts ... Read More

Boeing’s orders slump to all-time low, COVID-19 deepens crisis

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 17, 2020 17:21

Latest industry data indicates that Boeing’s gross aircraft orders for 2019 slumped to an all-time low fueled by a drop in orders for the 737 model. The data shows that ... Read More

Kentucky Derby cancelled, rescheduled over COVID-19 crisis

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 17, 2020 17:19

America’s longest running annually held sporting event will continue in the city that has hosted it since 1875, moving from May to September this year. Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) announced ... Read More