In this third issue of Travel Weekly, we feature news about Qatar Airways, Emirates, Southwest, Lufthansa, Ryanair, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways and Miami Air International.
Qatar Airways Demands Sacked Pilot Repay Over $162,000 in Training Costs
Qatar Airways has become embroiled in controversy over its treatment of an ex-pilot who was sacked by the airline and then asked to repay over $162,000 in what was described as costs and expenses incurred from a pilot cadet training programme.
Emirates Reports $288 Million Profit (Up 21%)
In March Etihad reported their awful financial results from last year, as the airline lost $870 million, bringing their losses over the past four years to nearly $5.6 billion. Now Emirates has reported financial results for the past financial year (April 1, 2019, through March 31, 2020), and they're pretty good, as the airline has reported 32 straight years of profits.
Read more at https://onemileatatime.com/emirates-airline-profit/
Cruise Bookings Up 200% Doesn’t Mean What Some People Suggest
This is a report out that cruise bookings are up 600% off of an extremely low base, and up 200% year-over-year. The claim is highly dubious if taken to mean that the cruise industry is on a path towards recovery or that people are prepared to cruise in the middle of a global pandemic.
Southwest Resuming Some International Flights, Beginning In June
Southwest Airlines has reported they are resuming some of their international flights that were discontinued due to the coronavirus pandemic. Beginning on June 7th, the airline will fly to: Cancun...
Lufthansa Group to resume flights to 106 destinations
Starting in June, Lufthansa, Eurowings and SWISS will be offering monthly restart schedules to significantly more destinations in Germany and Europe than in the past few weeks. The repatriation schedules will thus end on 31 May. 160 aircrafts will be reinstated A total of 80 aircraft will be reactivated with the “June timetable”.
Ryanair Details Post COVID-19 Rules: Face Masks for All, Temperature Checks and No Cash
The chief executive of Ryanair has detailed new post-Coronavirus flying rules for passengers who choose to travel around Europe this summer with the budget carrier.
UK announces new quarantine restrictions for visitors, returning residents
During a May 10 press conference, Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed that all travelers arriving in the U.K. by air will “soon” be subject to a mandatory quarantine period. No hard date has been set as of the time of publishing this article.
Singapore Airlines Introduces Mandatory BYO Face Mask Policy and Onboard Social Distancing
After becoming one of the first airlines in the world to mandate the compulsory wearing of face masks by its cabin crew, Singapore Airlines has surprisingly taken this long to extend the rules to passengers.
South African Airways Lives To See Another Day After Court Forces It To Keep Flying
A South African Labor Court has ruled that South African Airways must continue to operate, handing a victory to union who sued to halt the carrier’s shutdown. South African Airways entered business rescue in December.
Miami Air International Ceases Operations
Miami Air International Ceases Operations Miami Air International, a Miami-based aircraft charter company, announced in a letter to employees that it was ceasing operations after 29 years.