Azul announced (13-Aug-2020) the carrier successfully implemented a management plan to confront the COVID-19 pandemic and optimise the carrier for the future, engaging all of its stakeholders including crew members, lessors, aircraft manufacturers, suppliers and the Government of Brazil. Azul conservatively assumed demand would recover to approximately 40% of pre-coronavirus levels by the end of 2020. Azul stated demand recovered faster than expected, and now projects demand to be at 60% by the end of 2020. [more - original PR][more - original PR II]
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US White House announced (13-Aug-2020) an agreement between US President Donald Trump, Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the UAE's Deputy Supreme Commander Mohammed Bin Zayed to normalise relations between Israel and the UAE. In the coming weeks, Israel and UAE delegations will meet to sign bilateral agreements on matters such as tourism and direct air services. [more - original PR]
Qatar Airways reported (13-Aug-2020) it was the leading international carrier during the COVID-19 crisis, according to data from IATA for Jun-2020. The carrier carried 8.1% of international passenger traffic and 6.8% of cargo traffic in Jun-2020, with RPKs more than 50% ahead of its closest competitor. Qatar Airways Group CEO Akbar Al Baker stated: "I welcome these independent statistics from IATA which clearly show our airline's resilience during this crisis and unwavering commitment to our passengers and cargo customers to carry them safely and reliably when they need or want to travel and to transport their goods to where they need to be". [more - original PR]
India's Ministry of External Affairs, via its official website, announced (13-Aug-2020) plans to establish "an air travel bubble between India and Maldives to facilitate movement of people from both sides for employment, tourism, medical emergencies etc". The Ministry noted the Maldives will be the first country in the Indian Subcontinent to establish a travel bubble with India and said travel bubble services between the two countries are expected to commence on 18-Aug-2020.
Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG) MD Graham Turner stated (13-Aug-2020) there are "further challenges to overcome, plus ongoing uncertainty around government COVID-19 objectives and the strategies they will adopt in the near-term to counter the virus' effects". Mr Turner said businesses must know the objectives for coronavirus control and the lifting of restrictions is critical, and the adoption of a 'Learning to live with the virus' approach, coupled with "sensible" health measures "must be priorities to reduce the already dire economic outcomes being experienced". [more - original PR]
Donghai Airlines, via its official Weibo account, announced (12-Aug-2020) it signed a codeshare agreement with China Southern Airlines on 07-Aug-2020, marking the first codeshare cooperation between the airlines. The airlines will codeshare on domestic services from Shenzhen, Nantong and Zhuhai. Donghai Airlines and China Southern plan to strengthen their cooperation to other areas in the future, including cooperation in ticket sales, customer resources and passenger services.
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