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More Restarts, New Routes and Suspensions

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The latest news

Again, in no particular order:

Emirates – from 2-15 July, suspending transit services through HKG. Transit services to mainland China remain suspended


NokScoot – now in liquidation. Was joint venture between Thailand based Nok Air and Scoot from Singapore

Virgin Australia – adding a further 17 domestic routes by early August

ElAl – suspended operations until further notice, citing financial difficulties. It’s reported that the airline may be bought by a prominent Israeli businessman

Philippine Airlines (PAL) – from 1 July MNL-SIN, HND, TPE, BKK, DXB, LAX, SFO, YYZ. From 2 July MNL-LHR, then 3 July MNL-JFK. Restarting 4 July, MNL-NGO, KIX, YVR, CGK, GUM, DMM and RUH. From 5 July, MNL-FUK. Certain flights will return to CEB instead of MNL. Also, resumption of many domestic flights from 1 July

Singapore Airlines – suspended start of SIN-BRU, due to begin October. SIA slowly taking aircraft out of storage. Amongst the flights resumed SIA-LHR, AMS, BCN, CPH, HKG, AKL and ADL. Also cancelled SIN-MEL until 14 July, but still operating MEL-SIN

British Airways – taken delivery of first B787-10, registration G-ZBLA. Was intended to debut LHR-ATL. Also announced raft of resumptions including LHR-HND, DXB (16 Jul), MIA, HKG, SIN, BGI (18 July), DFW, SEA, YYZ (16 July). More short haul routes within Europe will also be reintroduced. From 1 September starting LCY-BHD, daily except Sat

EasyJet - could close bases at STN, NCL and SEG

American Airlines – reduced schedule to operate to Summer 2021. Awaiting government approval to move LAX-PVG to operate from SEA instead. AA cancelling LAX-HKG, EZE, GRU and PEK. Also cancelled are CLT-BCN, FCO, CDG; DFW-MUC; MIA-BSB, MXP; ORD-BUD, KRK, VCE, PRG; PHL-TXL, BUD, CMN, DBV. Many service resumptions for Winter 2020 including PHL-LHR; LAX-LHR; DFW-EZE, LIM, GRU. Services returning in Summer 2021 include PHL-FCO; SEA-LHR, BLR; JFK-BCN. Finally, for Winter 2021 LAX-AKL, DFW-TLV, JFK-MXP

United – resume SFO-LHR in August. Also restarting ORD-BRU, FRA; EWR-BRU, MUC, ZRH. Further afield SFO-PVG, HKG; ORD-HND; IAH-LIM; EWR-GRU; ORD, EWR and SFO to MEX, SAL and GUA. Also added new routes from various US airports to CUN and PPT

Iberia – resuming in August TXL, LGW, MAN, CDG and PRG. Already operating extensive domestic timetable and selected European routes

Pakistan International (PIA) – all services to and from Europe suspended for six months from 1 July 2020. The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) took the action after publication of the preliminary investigators’ report into the recent crash. Also, EASA were unhappy with lack of progress addressing other safety reforms. UK CAA followed by banning PIA from UK airspace from the same date

Helvetic – taken delivery of the 1600th Embraer 190-E2. Although from the publicity photos, the stylised logo looks like 1500!


Information courtesy of Business Traveller

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