About the editor

Granit Pireci is an editor at Aviation.Direct and specializes in aviation in Southeast Europe. Before that he worked for AviationNetOnline (formerly Austrian Aviation Net).
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VKI extends ticket campaign

The Association for Consumer Information is extending its “money back campaign” for Lauda and Austrian Airlines tickets that could not be used due to the Corona crisis. Frustrated passengers whose flight was canceled due to the corona pandemic are often fobbed off with vouchers. Have along

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Brussels starts on June 15, 2020

The Belgian Lufthansa subsidiary announces the end of its “Corona break”. The carrier intends to gradually resume flight operations from June 15, 2020. Brussels Airlines is back after a break of around 12 weeks: From June 15th one will

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IATA: There is not enough money!

Alexandre de Juniac, head of IATA, warns that the airlines are running out of money. The states urgently need help. Just a few weeks ago, the world aviation association IATA suspected something bad. The money is enough

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Latam Airlines files for bankruptcy

The largest airline group in South America is bankrupt and wants to reposition itself with Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings in the USA. The corona crisis does not stop in South America either. Now, of all things, the largest airline on the double continent is hit: Latam

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Cityjet has to reduce the workforce

The insolvent Cityjet has to cut numerous employees. The carrier is currently only active as a pure ACMI provider. The own route network was given up some time ago. Cityjet has to pull the ripcord: According to reports, it is planning

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Aer Lingus facing downsizing

The Irish IAG subsidiary could face downsizing after June 21, 2020. The background to this is that the government's short-time working model is expiring. Aer Lingus warns its employees: As soon as the Irish government's Covid-19 wage subsidy program is launched on Jan.

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Blue Air announces restart

On July 1, 2020, the low-cost airline plans to take off again with a maximum of ten aircraft. The carrier will end the corona break with half of its capacity. The Romanian Blue Air will take off again on July 1st.

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State takes Fiji Airways under the wings

With around 205 million US dollars, Fiji is taking the state carrier under the wings. This was also hit hard by the corona pandemic. Fiji Airways gets support: The government is standing by the ailing carrier with a financial injection.

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SAS announces “Corona comeback”

The Star Alliance member SAS will wake up from the “corona slumber” on June 1st, 2020. Flight operations are to be resumed in stages. Like many other competitors, the Scandinavian SAS is celebrating its comeback next month. Starting with

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Wizzair: Larnaka new from Dortmund

From mid-July 2020 there will be three non-stop flights a week from Dortmund to Larnaka. The carrier is thus expanding its presence at the German airport. From July 11th, travelers can travel from Dortmund

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