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Coronavirus: Budget airline AirAsia’s future in ‘significant doubt’

Image copyright Getty Images The future of Asia’s biggest budget airline, AirAsia, is in “significant doubt”, auditor Ernst & Young has said. Shares in the Malaysian-based airline fell by more than 10% on Wednesday after being halted earlier in the day. The airline’s founder and chief executive is tycoon Tony Fernandes, who also co-owns Queens Park Rangers (QPR) football club… Read more →

Coronavirus: China to launch new airline despite travel downturn

Image copyright Getty Images China’s second-biggest airline is to launch a new carrier despite a severe global downturn in passengers caused by the coronavirus pandemic. China Eastern has joined forces with a range of partners including China’s biggest online travel agency Trip.com. The new airline will be focused on the island destination of Hainan, home to eight million and a… Read more →

Coronavirus: Young people are keen to fly again, says airline boss

Every passenger has to wear a face mask and is offered hand sanitiser. Some seats are left empty, there is no food served or in-flight magazines and aircraft are deep-cleaned every night. That’s the new “hygiene regime” at Wizz Air. Despite the fact that coronavirus travel restrictions remain in place around much of Europe the airline has already resumed some… Read more →