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Etihad Airways continues to operate special passenger flights

Over the past week, Etihad Airways has been operating special flights which have allowed stranded passengers to return home, and to support the ‘UAE Food Security Program’ as part of previously announced plans to utilise belly-hold capacity of passenger aircraft for cargo.

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LATAM reduces operations by 95% in April

LATAM Airlines Group also announces Roberto Alvo’s new appointment as CEO, as well as Enrique Cueto’s appointment as board member by the Board of Directors
LATAM Airlines Group S.A. and its affiliates (‘LATAM’) announced a 95% reduction in operations during April 2020, in light of border closures and lower demand due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. Measures will be evaluated on an ongoing basis based on travel restrictions imposed by different countries, as well as demand.


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Wizz Air temporarily reduces London Luton operations

Wizz Air has announced that, as a result of travel restrictions introduced by governments across Europe, the airline has temporarily suspended a number of its London Luton routes, effective from today until 1 May 2020. A limited service is to be operated by Wizz Air at London Luton to facilitate the repatriation of customers.

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Air New Zealand announces significant capacity reductions

Air New Zealand is further reducing capacity across its network as a result of the impact of Covid-19 on travel demand.
The airline placed itself into a trading halt today to allow it time to more fully assess the operational and financial impacts of global travel restrictions.


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Wizz Air automates credit refunds for cancelled flights

Wizz Air announced today that it has automated its refund process for cancelled flights by automatically uploading 120% of the original fare in airline credit to affected customers’ WIZZ accounts. This measure has been introduced due to the significantly higher volume of cancelled flights following the travel restrictions imposed to limit the spread of COVID-19. 

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