The plane maker Boeing said it no longer considered as firm several orders for its 777X super jumbo jets as buyers signaled pausing development plans amid world pandemic spread, Reuters reported. Boeing has noted that the orders which are no longer seen as firm has reached as much as 118 of the widebody jet under development as under accounting rules it has to regularly assess their viability, leaving it with 191 solid orders for the model.
The carrier United Airlines announced a mounting pandemic driven loss for the last quarter of 2020, AP reported. The loss peaked at $1.9 billion and paves for similar financial results in the first three months of 2021. Experts had expected a much smaller by volume loss.
US carrier Delta Airlines has posted devastating results for the pandemic ridden 2020, AP reported. However, losses were not as bad as expected and even experts saw prospects for returning to growth as vaccination process gains speed.
The co-owner of London’s Gatwick Airport, Global Infrastructure Partners scored a last minute $4,63 billion deal to secure control over British private jet servicing company Signature Aviation, Reuters reported.
The US carriers are suffering severe losses topping $180 million per day amid dramatic slump of passenger flow. The sector is desperate to receive a four-month extension to the government package and another $17bn in order to survive, Reuters said.
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.
Eurostar passengers on cross-Channel trains between London, Paris and Brussels will be required to wear face masks from next week. as part of measures to cut close-contact transmission of the novel coronavirus, the company said on Saturday.