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Air New Zealand Extends Network Reductions

Air New Zealand is extending its “minimal international operations” period through to August 31 in response to government travel restrictions and low demand caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Air France Axes A380s

Air France has revealed plans to accelerate the retirement of its Airbus A380s announcing the “definitive end” to the type’s operation with the flag carrier.

Heathrow Trials Temperature Screening Tech

The UK’s busiest airport has begun trialling thermal imaging technology in a bid to develop a common international standard for health screening, which it says is needed to unlock global trade and travel.

Which Berlin Airport is Due to Close on June 15?

In a bid to conserve cash, the operators of Berlin Tegel have decided to temporarily close the facility and move traffic to Schönefeld from June 15. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, both airports have each recently been handling just 2,000 passengers a day.

Doha Rolls Out Hi-Tech Helmets and Robots in COVID-19 Battle

Qatar’s Hamad International is implementing the latest technologies in an effort to optimise passenger and employee safety for post-COVID-19 travel. The airport plans to use robots and advanced thermal screening helmets as part of measures being introduced for when flying resumes.

Rolls-Royce to Cut 9,000 Jobs

Engine manufacturer, Rolls-Royce has said it will cut at least 9,000 roles from its global workforce of 52,000 in a bid to reduce its cash expenditure amid a drop in demand for its civil aerospace engines and services caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

O’Leary Fury at ‘State-Aided Junkies’

European low-cost carrier, Ryanair has said that it will use the COVID-19 crisis as a vehicle to reduce its cost base in a bid to emerge from the pandemic stronger. Michael O’Leary, the airline’s CEO told an investor conference call, attended by Airliner World, that it now had to compete with “state-aided junkies” such as Alitalia and Lufthansa which he said will be engaged in below cost selling once flying resumes.

Delta Accelerates Fleet Retirements

In an effort to reduce cash burn amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Delta Air Lines has revealed that it will retire all its Boeing 777s from its fleet by the end of 2020. Bosses at the firm have described the move as “strategic” saying they are making “cost-effective” changes to respond to the impact of the pandemic.

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