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Calls for UK government to amend COVID-19 aviation support measures

The AOA, Airlines UK and the ADS Group have released a joint statement calling for the UK government to amend its COVID-19 aviation business support measures. As the COVID-19 crisis continues to have an unprecedented impact on the aviation industry, UK airlines have been forced to make the difficult decision to ground hundreds of aircraft […]

Etihad Airways to test airport technology for Covid detection

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, will partner with Australian company Elenium Automation to trial new technology which allows self-service devices at airports to be used to help identify travelers with medical conditions, potentially including the early stages of COVID-19.  Etihad will be the first airline to trial the technology, which can monitor the temperature, heart rate […]

Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Unite fly in crucial medical supplies for the NHS

Virgin Atlantic has teamed up with Virgin Group’s not-for-profit foundation, Virgin Unite, to fly a special charter flight from Shanghai to London, bringing in essential medical supplies and PPE equipment for the National Health Service (NHS). The Boeing 787-9 aircraft operated the VS251 from Shanghai which departed at 11:40 local time on 3rd April landing […]

Auckland reconfigures team

Auckland Airport’s Operations Centre team is keeping the airport running smoothly in the face of COVID-19 by bringing in staff from other departments who have the right experience, and by splitting into three groups separated by large, drop-down dividers. General Manager Operations Anna Cassels-Brown said the Operations Centre was typically staffed 24 hours, seven days […]

ACI issues airport IT guidance

Airports Council International (ACI) World has issued guidance on IT practices being implemented by airports around the globe in response to the unprecedented disruption and upheaval caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. In response to the rapid decline in traffic as a result of widespread travel restrictions and the health and safety implications of the spread […]

Gatwick Airport will consolidate operations into the South Terminal from 1 April and limit runway opening hours to protect staff, passengers and the business from the impact of COVID-19

The severe and unparalleled impact of COVID-19 on the global aviation sector has led Gatwick to make the difficult decision to consolidate passenger processing and facilities into the airport’s South Terminal and to limit scheduled flights on its runway to between 1400 and 2200, with effect from 1 April 2020. As a responsible business, the […]

Heathrow calls on industry to use available capacity in fight against COVID-19

Heathrow will be stepping up its cargo capabilities as it calls on more airlines and freight companies to maximise the use of the hub airport’s quieter schedule so that the aviation industry can play its part in the economic and social fight against COVID-19. Air freight will keep vital supply lines open and help to […]

Heathrow’s Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) represents a seismic challenge for the global aviation industry – including Heathrow. Heathrow will take steps to reorganise and shrink our operation to remain open throughout this crisis. Keeping Heathrow open will enable some passenger services to continue, as well as facilitating cargo operations which will safeguard vital supply lines […]

ACI proposes global COVID-19 response

Airports Council International (ACI) World director general Angela Gittens has outlined the organization’s position on the global policy response for the airport industry and the aviation ecosystem. ACI World supports the calls made by ACI Asia-Pacific, ACI Europe, ACI North America, and ACI Latin America Caribbean for urgent support measures for airports. “There is a […]