Aviation

21 October 2020

KLM reopens voluntary resignation scheme due to sustained low demand

On October 19th, KLM reopened a voluntary resignation scheme (Vrijwillige Vertrekregeling 2020) presented to specific divisions and departments in order to reduce involuntary dismissals. The aim […]
19 October 2020
Brussels Airport

85% drop in passengers at
Brussels Airport in September

In September of this year, 379, 303 passengers passed through Brussels Airport. This is just 15.2% of the total number of passengers recorded in September 2019. […]
14 October 2020

Mobile Covid-19 laboratory now
operational at Brussels Airport

The mobile laboratory at Brussels Airport is now open. With this lab, the samples taken in the Test Centre can be analysed immediately on site, and […]
13 October 2020

British Airways CEO Alex Cruz resigns amid air travel’s worst crisis

Anglo-Spanish multinational airline holding company International Airlines Group (IAG) announced on October 12th the resignation of British Airways CEO Alex Cruz. After a transition period, Cruz […]
9 October 2020

Agreement to Restore Confidence in International Aviation

Ahead of the G20 summit of the world’s largest economies, which includes a dedicated tourism segment, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has signed a Memorandum of […]
7 October 2020

Covid-19: European Commission approves €19.3 million loan guarantee for TAROM

The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, a loan guarantee of around €19.3 million to compensate the Romanian state-owned airline TAROM for damaged […]
6 October 2020

Pressure to replace quarantines with EU-wide passenger testing increases

As the year-end holiday season approaches with less than 90 days to go, European aviation bodies are urgently calling for passenger testing to replace the quarantine […]
2 October 2020

EU approves €2.2 million state aid
to support Flemish airports

The European Commission has approved €2.2 million sated aid to support the operators of Flemish airports (Kortrijk airport, Antwerp airport and Ostend-Bruges airport). The measures in […]
29 September 2020

Belgium signs customs pre-clearance
agreement with the US

Passengers departing from Brussels Airport to the US will be able to clear US customs before boarding, a procedure that could each passenger precious time upon […]
24 September 2020

Ryanair’s 24 h deal:
“Buy one get one free”

Today, for the first time in Ryanair history the company is launching a ‘Buy One Get One Free’ offer. This deal will be available on 1,600 […]
24 September 2020

Airbus announces 3 new concepts for world’s first zero-emission flight

Proving their ambition to lead the way in the decarbonisation of the aviation industry, Airbus has revealed three new concepts for the world’s first zero-emission commercial […]
24 September 2020

“The crisis is an opportunity to foster a more resilient industry” says Emirates’ Jean-Pierre Martin

Jean-Pierre Martin, General manager Emirates Belgium and Luxembourg, communicated with the European press and stated that Emirates’ approach was based on a three-pronged plan of action. […]
23 September 2020

IATA proposes mandatory Covid-19 test before departure

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called for the development of rapid, accurate and affordable COVID-19 testing for all passengers before boarding a plane as an […]
16 September 2020

Airlines for Europe issues an urgent call for an EU-wide common approach to travel restrictions

Airlines for Europe (A4E), Europe’s largest airline association, is urging EU leaders to adopt a common approach to travel restrictions. The goal would be to better […]
14 September 2020

TAP Air Portugal announces new routes for the 2021 summer

For the summer of 2021, TAP Portugal aims to launch six new routes for the summer of 2021: Ibiza and Fuerteventura, in Spain; Oujda, in Morocco; […]
10 September 2020

Eurowings introduces “temperature discount” on all Italy destinations

German vacation airline Eurowings has launched a campaigned called “temperature discount” where the discount is calculated based on the monthly average temperature of the destination. The […]
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