Airline passengers are finding ‘creative ways’ to remove masks, American pilot says

Airline passengers are finding ‘creative ways’ to remove masks, American pilot says

American Airlines pilot Dennis Tajer has taken several flights during the coronavirus pandemic, both in the cockpit and as a union official, and has noticed something unsettling lately: passengers removing their masks for more than eating or drinking. “We’re starting to see people take creative ways on the aircraft of temporary relief from wearing the masks,”…

‘A gut punch’: United Airlines to lay off up to 36,000 U.S. employees in October as travel remains depressed

‘A gut punch’: United Airlines to lay off up to 36,000 U.S. employees in October as travel remains depressed

United Airlines warned employees for months that mass layoffs loomed if travel didn’t rebound, and the airline put a grim face on the expected tally Wednesday. In a memo to employees, the Chicago-based airline said 36,000 employees, or 45% of its front-line workers in the USA and more than a third of its overall workforce of 95,000,…

Coronavirus: Business aviation recovery continues despite localized outbreaks

Coronavirus: Business aviation recovery continues despite localized outbreaks

The business aviation sector continued its recovery from the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic during June, with a stronger performance expected during the coming month . According to data analytics and consulting company WingX’s Global Monitoring Tracker, business aviation activity is trailing the comparable 2019 period by 30%, showing the sector is more resilient than global…

U.S. Treasury agrees on loan terms with American, four other airlines

U.S. Treasury agrees on loan terms with American, four other airlines

The U.S. Treasury said on Thursday it has agreed on terms for government loans with five U.S. carriers, including American Airlines Group Inc (AAL.O). The Treasury said it had signed letters of intent with American, Frontier Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines (HA.O), SkyWest Airlines (SKYW.O), and Spirit Airlines (SAVE.N) under a $25 billion emergency loan program created…