The consequences of heavy rainfall have been better than expected last Wednesday August 12 at Aberdeen Airport. Despite the heavy rainfall, there were only a few flight disruptions.
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Heavy rain caused little flight disruptions at Aberdeen Airport
Refunds for cancelled flights due to coronavirus too slow
Airlines are taking too long to refund passengers whose flights have been cancelled due to the coronavirus. According to consumer group Consumer association Which?, airlines are falling short of promises made to the CAA.
Heathrow Airport advocates for corona testing passengers from risk countries
London Heathrow Airport wants passengers from high-risk countries to be tested for the coronavirus before departure. How soon the testing can start depends on the government, but it could be up and running by September.
TUI cancels flights to Spain due to coronavirusTouroperator TUI has cancelled all holiday flights from the UK to Spain and the Balearic and Canary Islands up until August 9. TUI is taking that step in response to the two-week quarantine obligation that the government has set for British holidaymakers.
Dozens of airlines have collapsed since coronavirus
The coronavirus has a huge global impact, including on aviation. Due to thousands of cancelled flights, many airlines are hit hard financially. This tumultuous period has resulted in various bankruptcies.
British Airways recommences flights in Europe and beyond
After months of self-quarantining and travel restrictions in Great Britain, its largest flight carrier, British Airways, announced that it is reinstating flights in- and outside of Europe. As restrictions to several far destinations are being lifted at the end of this month, more flights will be added to the schedule of British Airways.
Mass layoffs in aviation industry due to corona crisis
The effect of the corona crisis and travel restrictions is clearly noticeable. Jobs at easyJet and other major air carriers are vanishing in mass layoffs.
Ryanair threatens to close Irish bases Shannon and Cork
Ryanair has threatened to close two regional bases in Ireland if pilots in Ireland do not accept a large pay cut. As a result, 120 pilots at Shannon and Cork airport are at risk of losing their jobs.
This news item has been updated on July 8 2020.
Green light for test flights with improved Boeing 737 MAX
After more than fifteen months of improvements to the Boeing 737 MAX, the airplane is finally allowed to perform test flights according to the American aviation authority, FAA. It may take months before the infamous plane is ready to operate commercial flights again.
Lowcost airline Level Europe has filed for bankruptcy
On Thursday, June 18 2020, Level Europe filed for bankruptcy. All flights of the Austrian budget airline have been discontinued immediately.