Pakistan had resumed domestic flights earlier this week ahead of Eid al Fitr, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan after a countrywide Covid-19 lockdown since mid-March, Airbus says it would provide technical assistance to investigators.
US airlines are slashing hundreds of thousands of flights, cutting schedules by 80% or more through at least June and parking thousands of jets as demand for tickets has plunged by about 95%.
EU countries take preventive measures to bar people from unauthorised trips during the holiday, which coincides with rates of coronavirus infection slowing in many countries.
The main health workers union of South Africa plans to challenge the government in court on Tuesday over shortages of protective gear for frontline staff where the country has 1,749 confirmed Covid-19 cases and 13 deaths.
Hundreds of thousands of cast and crew around the world have lost work amid the Covid-2019 pandemic. That includes electricians, carpenters, drivers and other hourly workers.
The effort is part of an attempt to address the issue of "karoshi" – death from overwork – and to encourage overworked and overburdened couples to have children in a country that is struggling with a shrinking population.
British Airways and its 4,300 pilots have been locked in a nine-month pay dispute that could disrupt or alter the travel plans of nearly 300,000 people.
Acting head of US Federal Aviation Administration Daniel Elwell says, "We can't be driven by some arbitrary timeline."
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