London Heathrow Airport says it is forced to cut its jobs now passenger numbers have bottomed out. Following the implementation of the government’s quarantine police, Heathrow is expecting little improvement in terms of passenger numbers in the near future.
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London Heathrow is forced to cut jobs
Two-week quarantine for anyone arriving in the UK
A two-week quarantine period for anyone arriving in the UK is enforced from Monday June 8 due to the coronavirus (COVID-19). Passengers arriving in the UK will be asked to provide an address where they will self-isolate for 14 days, including UK nationals.
Nine million affected passengers by easyJet hack
The personal data of nine million easyJet customers has been captured by hackers, including thousands of credit card numbers. In a statement the airlines speaks of an attack from a “highly sophisticated source”.
British Airways fears 12,000 redundancies
British Airways has set out plans to make up to 12,000 of its employees redundant. The airline is hit hard by the coronavirus which caused a global collapse in passenger numbers.
Bankruptcy for Danish and Swedish subsidiaries of Norwegian
Scandinavian airline Norwegian has filed for bankruptcy for four of its subsidiaries. This means that approximately 4700 employees will lose their jobs.
The airline South African Airways nears collapse
South African Airways (SAA) is on the brink of collapse. The South African government no longer wants to invest and the national airline is currently working on creating severance packages for all 4700 employees.
Corona travel updates from airlines operating in UK
Due to the coronavirus all non-essential flights to and from the UK have been cancelled. This page shows the latest updates from multiple airlines operating in the UK like British Airways, easyJet, TUI, Jet2, Ryanair and Virgin Atlantic.
This article was last updated on April 21 2020.
The impact of corona on aviation
The impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) is clearly noticeable in aviation. The demand for airline tickets is decreasing, airlines are cancelling flights and travel advice changes daily. The information below is correct at the time of writing, but subject to change. Therefore you should always check the latest updates with your airline.
Flybe collapses into administrationThe British airline Flybe has collapsed into administration this morning. All Flybe flights and those operated by sister airline Stobart Air have been cancelled with immediate effect as a result.
French air traffic control on strike again
The French air traffic control has been on strike again since last night until the 9th of March. This strike could cause flight disruptions. Flights to and from France, as well as those flying through the French airspace may be affected.