BD to witness 49pc drop in passenger demand this year: IATA

Dhaka, July 15 -- Bangladesh will witness a 49 per cent drop in passenger demand for air travel in 2020 compared to last year due to the coronavirus pandemic. As a result Bangladeshi carriers will see... Read More

France restricts flights from China in tit-for-tat row

Dhaka, July 14 -- France on July 13 started restricting Chinese airlines to one passenger flight per week, in response to curbs imposed by Beijing on French carriers. "From July 13, Chinese companies... Read More

Typhoon jets escort Ryanair flight to Stansted following bomb threat

Dhaka, July 14 -- A Ryanair Boeing 737 on its way from Krakow to Dublin was diverted on July 13 evening to Stansted Airport following a threat of explosives on board. It was escorted by two Royal Air ... Read More

Virgin Atlantic likely to finalise GBP 1bn rescue package

Dhaka, July 14 -- Virgin Atlantic could confirm a GBP 1 billion rescue deal on July 14 to save the airline from collapse during the coronavirus crisis. Shai Weiss, Chief Executive of the airline has ... Read More

SIA Group to reach 7pc passenger capacity of pre-pandemic level in August

Dhaka, July 14 -- Singapore Airlines (SIA) and SilkAir's passenger capacity in July and August will reach approximately 6 per cent and 7 per cent of its pre-pandemic levels respectively as the carrier... Read More

Etihad, Emirates operate special flights between UAE, India

Dhaka, July 14 -- Etihad Airways and Emirates announced to operate special flights to and from India following the UAE and Indian governments' recent arrangement to facilitate the travel of stranded i... Read More

Cathay Pacific shareholders approve USD 5bn rescue plan

Dhaka, July 14 -- Cathay Pacific on July 13 has had its plans approved to raise a staggering USD 5 billion in funding to help the airline withstand the coronavirus crisis. The government-backed rescu... Read More

Air Arabia Abu Dhabi's launches operations with flight to Egypt

Dhaka, July 14 -- Air Arabia Abu Dhabi, the capital's first low-cost carrier, on July 14, marked the inauguration of its services with its maiden flight to Alexandria in Egypt. A second Air Arabia Ab... Read More

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi to fly on six new routes from Oct 1

Dhaka, July 14 -- Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, a joint venture between the Hungarian budget airline and Abu Dhabi state holding company ADQ, will begin operations on October 1, with six new routes connecting t... Read More

Etihad Airways offers passengers COVID-19 test at home prior to travel

Dhaka, July 14 -- Etihad Airways, in collaboration with Mediclinic Middle East, is offering its passengers a convenient COVID-19 PCR testing service at their home, or at a Mediclinic facility, prior t... Read More