Budget carrier Ryanair is announced major cuts to its flight schedule due to latest surge of Covid-19 cases that lead to new lockdowns. The changes will come in effect from 21 January, BBC reported. All customes affected by the cancellations should receive special emails advising them on free moves or refunds.
Lufthansa will have shed 29,000 staff by the end of the year and the German airline will cut another 10,000 jobs in its home country next year as it struggles to cope with the coronavirus, a newspaper reported on Sunday.
US plane maker Boeing has seen light in the dark tunnel as it received a record order for its 737 Max aircrafts. This model has been banned from flying after two devastating crashes that resulted in hundreds of casualties.
Budget carrier EasyJet sets new charges to passengers in a bid to raise its income flow. The new charges are related to the usage of luggage space. The customers who want to use overhead lockers will have to buy more expensive tickets.
Global aviation body IATA is developing a set of mobile apps to help passengers to navigate COVID-19 travel restrictions and securely share test and vaccine certificates with airlines and governments, it said on Monday.
Siemens Mobility and Deutsche Bahn have started developing hydrogen-powered fuel cell trains and a filling station which will be trialled in 2024 with view to replace diesel engines on German local rail networks, Reuters reported.
Spain’s government announced on Tuesday evening that it had agreed on a 475-million-euro aid package for the struggling airline Air Europa, dpa reported. Some €240m would be made available as a participating loan and the rest as a regular loan with a six-year term, finance minister Maria Jesus Montero said.