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Ed Bastian memo: Delta 2021

Ed Bastian memo: Delta 2021

By: Ed Bastian
Source: Delta Air Lines
Date of Publication: January 1st, 2021
CEO Ed Bastian shared the below memo with employees to welcome the new year.
Airlines would get $15 billion in federal aid, must call back more than 32,000 furloughed workers

Airlines would get $15 billion in federal aid, must call back more than 32,000 furloughed workers

By: Leslie Josephs
Source: CNBC
Date of Publication: December 21st, 2020
Airlines would get $15 billion in additional payroll support under the bipartisan $900 billion coronavirus aid package.
Delta announces quarantine-free flights to Rome, raising hopes for more travel corridors - The Washington Post

Delta announces quarantine-free flights to Rome, raising hopes for more travel corridors

By: Rick Noack
Source: The Washington Post
Date of Publication: November 27th, 2020
Delta Air Lines has announced that, pending approval, it will be launching quarantine-free flights from Atlanta to Rome for travelers who have tested negative for the coronavirus and are eligible to enter the European Union despite travel restrictions.
U.S. airlines caution on winter challenges as COVID-19 cases rise

U.S. airlines caution on winter challenges as COVID-19 cases rise

By: Tracy Rucinski, David Shepardson
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: November 12th, 2020
Delta Air Lines DAL.N and Southwest Airlines LUV.N on Thursday cautioned that the recent surge in COVID-19 cases may have a negative impact on travel over the winter holidays, a period the sector had hoped would see improved bookings.
Southwest Airlines issues first furlough notices as talks with unions stall

Southwest Airlines issues first furlough notices as talks with unions stall

By: Tracy Rucinski
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: November 6th, 2020
Southwest Airlines LUV.N said on Friday it has sent notices of potential furloughs to 42 parts inventory workers after talks with one union group stalled over pay cuts the airline argues it needs from all employees to offset $1 billion in overstaffing costs.
United Airlines to add more flights to meet Thanksgiving surge

United Airlines to add more flights to meet Thanksgiving surge

Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: November 9th, 2020
U.S. air carrier United Airlines UAL.O said on Monday it expects the Thanksgiving holiday week to be its busiest since March and is adding more than 1,400 domestic flights to cater to the surge.
Guidelines for COVID-19 tests for airline passengers could set global bar for reliability, sources say

Guidelines for COVID-19 tests for airline passengers could set global bar for reliability, sources say

By: Allison Lampert, David Shepardson
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: November 1st, 2020
A global aviation manual now under review by a UN body suggests global guidelines calling for the use of highly reliable tests when screening passengers to detect the novel coronavirus ahead of flights, three sources familiar with the matter said.
JetBlue plane

JetBlue is the latest airline to retreat from blocking seats

By: David Koenig
Source: The Associated Press
Date of Publication: October 29th, 2020
The days of airlines blocking seats to make passengers feel safer about flying during the pandemic are coming closer to an end.
Southwest reports biggest ever quarterly loss on virus hit

Southwest reports biggest ever quarterly loss on virus hit

Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: October 22nd, 2020
Southwest Airlines Co LUV.N reported on Thursday a loss of more than $1 billion, its biggest ever, in the third quarter, while saying it would burn less cash in the months to come as leisure bookings show signs of recovery from this year's coronavirus-driven collapse.
U.S. airlines lay out COVID-19 damage and renew calls for aid

U.S. airlines lay out COVID-19 damage and renew calls for aid

By: Tracy Rucinski, Sanjana Shivdas
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: October 22nd, 2020
American Airlines AAL.O and Southwest Airlines LUV.N signaled on Thursday that they would continue to hemorrhage cash into next year as revenues hover around a third of 2019's levels due to a collapse in demand from the coronavirus.