Thursday 19 March 2020
Covid-19: Will African, Middle Eastern airlines survive on state-backing?
Many of the top airlines in both Africa and the Middle East have some form of state backing – a distinct advantage as commercial passenger aviation grinds to a halt across the globe.
Covid-19 bailouts: Trump backs further $25bn for US airlines
The political momentum behind a proposed extension to the US CARES Act payroll support program makes its continuation likely, but the terms and size are yet to be negotiated. more
Covid-19 bailouts: Brussels Airlines aid takes Lufthansa's total to $12bn
The Belgian government and Lufthansa agreed on a stabilisation package to rescue Brussels Airlines. The latest $335 million in state aid takes Lufthansa Group’s tally to $12 billion. more
On Watch: Aeromexico and SAA cut aircraft as Jeju ditches Eastar
South Korean LCC Eastar Jet has joined Ishka’s On Watch list after peer airline, Jeju Air, announced it had scrapped plans to purchase of 51% of the carrier. more