Turkish Cargo, a division of national flag carrier Turkish Airlines, plans 155 flights per week for cargo freighters and 60 flights for passenger aircrafts being used for cargo operations in April, a statement says.
Issuing a rallying call for the aviation industry, IATA chief Alexandre de Juniac said governments needed to act decisively to support carriers as many of the companies are running out of cash.
KLM will cut back on hiring new staff and external consultants, delay new IT projects and office refurbishment plans and reduce travel expenses significantly.
The trade group for global airlines said the Covid-19 virus can potentially contribute to a 13 percent decline in demand for Asian carriers this year.
The plan would eliminate 2,362 positions in all — 829 in Germany, 357 in the UK, 630 in Spain, 404 in France and 142 elsewhere.
Some airline companies have cancelled all China flights, while others only cancelled some flights or routes to prevent further spread of the deadly virus.
Airlines have also cancelling flights and adjusting schedules as a growing number of countries raise travel warnings to not just Hubei province where the new coronavirus broke out, but also to the rest of mainland China.
Here's an explainer on the airline industry's response to the outbreak so far and its potential financial exposure compared to SARS in 2003, which killed nearly 800 people.
Video footage and images posted on social media showed part of the Dubai airport's runway area submerged under water.
Western officials say that the flight was brought down by a missile fired by the Iranians while Tehran insists that the likely cause was a mechanical failure.
Iran rules out a missile strike as the cause of a Ukrainian passenger plane crash, saying such a scenario made "no sense," as US media citing officials report the plane was mistakenly downed by Iran during confrontation with US.
The Ukraine International Airlines plane, which crashed shortly after takeoff from Tehran, killing 176 people on board, had turned back after experiencing a problem, Iranian authorities said.
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