CWT Awarded Platinum Status by EcoVadis

CWT has been awarded Platinum status by EcoVadis, an independent corporate social responsibility (CSR) rating agency. In the fourth consecutive year of being rated in the top category for its responsible business practices, CWT is now among the first group of recipients to receive the new Platinum rating, and remains in the top 1% of … Read more

Emirates Increases Inflight and Airport Safety Measures

Emirates has made some significant changes to the precautionary measures it takes at the airport and on board to ensure the health and safety of its employees and customers. The airline has instructed all cabin crew, boarding agents and ground staff in direct contact with passengers to wear personal protective equipment (PPE). The PPE includes … Read more

SAS Extends Status Level of EuroBonus Members for 12 Months

SAS is offering EuroBonus members a 12-month extension on their current membership level. Because SAS has temporarily suspended the majority of air traffic until further notice, it would be very difficult for EuroBonus members to collect the qualifying status points and flights required to maintain their membership levels within the 12-month qualification period. To address … Read more

Delta Looking to Raise US$3 Billion

Delta Air Lines is looking to raise US$3 billion in debt as it tries to survive the almost complete slowdown in air travel caused by the COVID19 pandemic. The airline has unveiled plans to commence a private offering to eligible purchasers of US$1.5 billion in aggregate principal amount of senior secured notes due 2025, subject … Read more

Vietnam Airlines Repatriates 300 People from Japan

Vietnam Airlines, in coordination with the Vietnamese Steering Committee for COVID19 Prevention and Control and the Vietnam Embassy in Japan, has flown home nearly 300 Vietnamese nationals. The repatriated Vietnamese included the disadvantaged, pregnant women, and some workers and students whose work and study permits expired. The outgoing flight was used to transport medical supplies … Read more

Airlines Around the World Struggling to Survive

IATA has called for governments to work with the industry on confidence-boosting measures in the face of an anticipated slow recovery in demand for air travel. “Passenger confidence will suffer a double whammy even after the pandemic is contained—hit by personal economic concerns in the face of a looming recession on top of lingering concerns … Read more

Air Canada to Suspend Scheduled Flights to USA

Air Canada is to suspend scheduled flights to the U.S.A. after 26 April 2020. The decision follows an agreement between the two governments to extend border restrictions by an additional 30 days, effective 21 April 2020. The airline plans to resume service to the U.S.A. on 22 May, subject to any further government restrictions beyond … Read more

Qatar Airways Staff to Defer Portion of Basic Salary

Qatar Airways has implemented what it calls a ‘Solidarity Programme’ that will see mid-level and above Doha-based staff defer a portion of their basic salary. For mid-level employees and above, the basic monthly salary will be subject to a 50% deferral. This temporary measure is expected to last for three months, starting from April 2020. … Read more