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Qatar a key market for SriLankan, says airline chairman

Qatar a key market for SriLankan, says airline chairman

Doha is a prominent route in SriLankan’s Middle Eastern operations, airline chairman Ashok Pathirage said and noted Qatar generated the second highest station revenue in the Middle East region for the 2019/20 financial year.

Dismal 2021 in sight for airline industry as pandemic-induced crisis continues

Dismal 2021 in sight for airline industry as pandemic-induced crisis continues

The global airline industry’s prospects look dismal in 2021 with pandemic-induced crisis continuing, job losses mounting and economic devastation growing.

Pre-flight testing to launch in Qatar this month

Pre-flight testing to launch in Qatar this month

The global air travel sector is facing its largest crisis in the history of the concept of flight. The industry, which was booming just ten months ago – is continuing to grapple with the economic and social impacts of this ongoing pandemic.

Emissions cut with cleaner technology needs financially sound airline sector

Emissions cut with cleaner technology needs financially sound airline sector

Air travel has fallen on hard days since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic six months ago, with the number of travellers dropping significantly around the world.

Qatar Airways to fly to over 85 destinations by mid-Sept

Qatar Airways to fly to over 85 destinations by mid-Sept

Qatar Airways will operate over 650 weekly flights to more than 85 destinations by mid-September, offering “more global connectivity” than any other airline.

IATA calls for countries to reopen borders, continue airline relief measures

IATA calls for countries to reopen borders, continue airline relief measures

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called on governments to work together to urgently find ways to re-establish global connectivity by re-opening borders ...

Airline debt may balloon to $550bn by end-2020; debt to weigh down airline recovery: IATA

Airline debt may balloon to $550bn by end-2020; debt to weigh down airline recovery: IATA

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released analysis showing that the airline industry’s global debt could rise to $550bn by the year-end.

Africa's biggest airline fights for 'survival' amid pandemic: CEO

Africa's biggest airline fights for 'survival' amid pandemic: CEO

In early March, Ethiopian Airlines CEO Tewolde Gebremariam told an aviation conference in Addis Ababa the coronavirus pandemic was ‘a temporary problem’ — comparable to a natural disaster ...

Covid-19 crisis will see airline passenger revenues drop by $314bn in 2020: IATA

Covid-19 crisis will see airline passenger revenues drop by $314bn in 2020: IATA

Covid-19 crisis will see airline passenger revenues drop by $314bn in 2020, a 55% decline compared to 2019, IATA said in its latest update.

Global airline industry needs ‘smart regulation', says IATA chief

Global airline industry needs ‘smart regulation', says IATA chief

The global airline industry is not against regulation, but need "smart regulation", said IATA director-general and CEO Alexandre de Juniac.

The airline targeting sustainable, profitable growth

The airline targeting sustainable, profitable growth

In Europe, Helsinki-based flag carrier Finnair will grow its commercial airline fleet in order to strengthen its position as the ‘Asia-Europe’ carrier and has shared more details on its upcoming Premium Economy cabin.

South African Airways begins talks with unions over strike

South African Airways begins talks with unions over strike

South African Airways on Saturday started mediated talks with unions, one day after its workers launched an open-ended strike that forced the embattled airline to ground hundreds of flights.