As we come to the end of another month (although it may feel like March still), it’s time to look back at the news as airlines prepare to restart operations.
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- Delta trials new customer care kits – Dear airlines… if you want to inspire a little confidence in travel, here’s a simple copy and paste job.
Europe is waking up and is starting to reopen its aviation networks. Whilst there’s reduced capacity, there’s the chance to travel as lockdowns and quarantines vanish.
- Brussels Airlines prepares to restart its network
- Iberia prepares to scale up its network from 1st July
- Austrian Airlines plans to restart flights from the 15th June
- SAS details network restart (and long haul services too!)
- Spain to drop its Quarantine requirement from the 1st July – It seems Spain is happy to drop its quarantine requirements soon, opening Spain back up for the summer.
It seems Lufthansa got its much-desired bailout – with a few terms and conditions attached, much to the chagrin of Lufthansa’s management.
- Lufthansa to be offered state bailout aid….and guess who isn’t happy
- Lufthansa edges towards acceptance of state aid … but will lose slots in the process
- easyJet prepares to cut its workforce – Up to a third of the workforce on the block as easyJet attempts survival.
Recovery continues to be a theme I hope we see over the next few weeks are airlines reinstate schedules and countries adapt to a modified way of living (although people remain an issue and their inability to keep two metres apart).
For now, we’ll continue to and monitor the recovery
Until then – stay safe.
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