Seen from the sky: Ewa Air, easyJet, Emirates, Lufthansa, Swiss, Qatar Airways, Air Austral, Korean Air, etc.

Due to the persistence of government restrictions in the countries that Air Austral serves in the Indian Ocean area, the airline is extending the suspension of its flights to Asia and on its regional network until at least 30 September 2020. This concerns more specifically the routes Reunion-Bangkok, Reunion-Madagascar, Reunion-South Africa, Reunion-India, Reunion-Seychelles and Reunion-Mauritius.

The European Union has agreed to a recapitalisation of SEK 11 billion (around EUR 1 billion) for the SAS (Scandinavian Air Services) company, which is itself part of a larger programme, which also foresees a significant participation of private investors « including the conversion of outstanding private debt into equity ».

This week, August 18-20, Qatar Airways is launching a « Deal of the Week « * contest on its Instagram account. The idea? Encourage his community to travel again while giving him an exceptional discount of up to -40% on his favorite destination.
Today, Tuesday, August 18, the company is running a competition for 4 Top Destinations in Stories on its Instagram @qatarairways account. For 24 hours, subscribers can vote for their favorite destination. The one with the most votes will become the Deal of the Week and will then be revealed in Stories within 48 hours.
On 19 and 20 August, thanks to the « Swipe Up » function on Qatar Airways’ Instagram Stories account, Internet users based in France, Belgium and the Netherlands will be able to take advantage of a promotional offer of up to 40% off the price of their ticket. This offer will be valid for all bookings made during these 2 days* for travel from Paris, Nice, Brussels or Amsterdam to the « Deal of the Week » destination, via Doha.

Emirates has won the Best First Class award for the fourth time in a row at the 2020 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards for Airlines.
The company also ranked among the top ten airlines in the world and won several other awards, including Best Economy Class in the Middle East and Best Airline in the Middle East.
In addition, Emirates Airline announced the resumption of flights to the Philippines with Cebu (as of August 20), Houston in the USA (August 23) and Birmingham in England (September 1). The airline’s network from Dubai will expand to 74 destinations.

Korean Air and Amadeus are strengthening their long-term partnership to accelerate the digital transformation. Korean Air is the first Asian airline of this scale to implement the Amadeus Digital Experience suite. This strengthened partnership with Amadeus will contribute to accelerating Korean Air’s digital transformation, as will the renewal of the agreement on Altéa Passenger Service System.

For the fifth consecutive year since its creation in 2013, Ewa Air reported a positive net result of €149,638, slightly higher than last year, resulting from a drastic cost control policy combined with the development of related activities. Its turnover thus stabilized at 11.4 million euros, slightly down on last year, with 58,800 passengers carried.

After announcing a gradual resumption of its flights on June 15, easyJet plans to operate 50% of its flight schedule to and from France by August, including both domestic and international flights.
To adjust to seasonal demand easyJet continues to adapt its offer and plans to increase frequencies to summer destinations such as Corsica, Portugal and Greece.
However, easyJet has confirmed the closure of its London-Stansted, London-Southend and Newcastle bases next month.

The Economic Stabilisation Fund (ESF) has approved federal government support of CHF 1.5 billion for Swiss International Air Lines and Edelweiss Air. The two Lufthansa subsidiaries had to wait for this green light in order to benefit from the loan guaranteed by the Confederation.

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