Air Canada is exploring portable Covid-19 test devices to add another “layer of biosafety” to its health and safety measures. But because inevitably, as networks are eviscerated, joint ventures are going to become much more important in restoring networks. Nor will flight shaming go away, which was so strong in Europe so long ago in 2019. Importantly now, the early markets to recover will be the domestic ones, where airlines don't necessarily need the GDSs so actively because brand recognition is strong, and it's much easier to sell directly in their home market. And I think even that 50% revenue drop is probably optimistic. Since January 7, the Canadian Government has required all international arrivals aged five years and over to arrive with proof of a negative COVID status. That's an exaggeration, obviously, but it does mean a diminution of the level of expectation, and reduced level of tolerance for airline expansion. Hundreds of domestic and international flights have also been canceled on the airline’s current schedule. The world's low cost carriers have mostly been more aggressive with their COVID-19 strategies. International cooperation will be key. These features are not going to be the same in future. The financial impact of COVID-19 has been huge to the aviation industry. This was the key takeaway from the introductory presentation at CAPA Live on 11-Nov-2020. Internationally, it's different. All rights reserved. Posted 5 January 2021 09:18. Air Canada will cut its capacity by 25% in the first quarter of the year, resulting in the loss of around 1,700 jobs.The airline said its capacity in the first three months of 2021 will be about 20% of what it was over the same three months in 2019. Capacity reduction and parking . It's really important to get that to sink in. 10 is required to deal with a significant risk, direct or indirect, to aviation safety or the safety of the public;. ” “, Few are exempt from the new COVID-19 inspection requirements for travelers, the government says. 18, which supports COVID health requirements made by the Minister of Health under the Quarantine Act. The benefits have been concentrated around three large metal-neutral immunised JVs from the three major global alliances: oneworld, SkyTeam and Star. WestJet announced on Friday a wide range of services and headcount reductions by significantly reducing the position … He said there was no strong sense of urgency in the early days of the pandemic. But what we're likely to see, and this was reinforced in our discussion too with Doug Parker, CEO of American Airlines last month, is the emergence of a higher proportion of smaller gateways served at either end of the North Atlantic market using narrowbody aircraft. It is time the industry and governments faced up to the fact that restoring the status quo ante is no longer an option. .. “In Canada, we need to maintain a certain level of service,” he said. As I mentioned in last month’s CAPA Live, global market shares of LCCs are growing fast. Interim Order Respecting Certain Requirements for Civil Aviation Due to COVID-19, No. We highlight five key operational issues that insurers and insureds alike will need to consider in the weeks and months ahead. The European airlines rely most heavily on this major route, and none of them has anything like the sort of domestic market that the US carriers can rely on. With business traffic down 40%, 50% or 60% in 2021, that yield profile is going to vanish very quickly. 8: … “At some point we have to ask. Back in Dec-2019, that was seen as the number one issue for the period to 2030. So, in reality we're looking at somewhere between a third and a half of revenues for the entire market for the full year 2020. Transport Canada (TC) Civil Aviation Medicine (CAM), does not impose grounding periods for aviators who wish to take vaccines approved by Health Canada. Transport Canada provided (06-Jan-2021) the following details for new pre-departure security requirements effective from 07-Jan-2021: . Ericsson said he “doesn’t understand” why the federal government hasn’t yet introduced any relief packages for airlines. Canadian aviation expert Robert Kokonis panned Ottawa's plan. Air Canada Cuts Capacity Again, Citing New COVID-19 Restrictions is published in Aviation Daily, an Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) Market Briefing and is included with your AWIN membership. Air Canada slashed the purchase price for tour operator Transat AT Inc. to almost a quarter of its earlier offer, citing the impact of the Covid-19 outbreak on the air transport industry. General information and news releases Aviation measures in response to COVID-19 – April 2, 2020 Overview of measures taken by Transport Canada in response to the evolving novel Coronavirus disease (COVID-19). “We know that the industry has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic,” Trudeau said. IDEX, NAVDEX 2021 international participants exempt from quarantine on arrival in UAE . Zooming will certainly feature largely in substituting for business travel in the first two or three years of this decade. It has been characterised as the world’s most valuable international market, with a very high proportion of business traffic. And a lot of other markets are really looking pretty wobbly. Canadians may face travel restrictions for years if the coronavirus vaccine is not available to everyone. For these reasons, we see China’s international market outstripping a restored North Atlantic market – currently moribund – by 2024, and even starting to rival its own domestic market, measured in RPKs, by 2030. UAE announces 2,404 new COVID-19 cases and 3 deaths. January 6, 2021 Ottawa Government of Canada.