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Finnair to extend furloughs to March 2021

National carrier Finnair has said that it intends to extend a programme of temporary layoffs caused by the coronavirus crisis to the end of March 2021. The announcement came following the conclusion of codetermination talks on Friday. The talks …

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Air Canada to cut staff to 60%

The largest Canadian airline Air Canada said it has decided to reduce the number of employees by up to 60% to save money and distribute the load while reducing traffic soon, News.am reported citing Interfax. According to company …

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IATA: Airlines facing rapid cash burn amid Covid-19

Airlines may burn through US$61 billion (RM266 billion) of their cash reserves during the second quarter (Q2) of this year and post a quarterly net loss of US$39 billion (RM170 billion) if severe travel restrictions related to COVID-19 last for …

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EasyJet grounds entire fleet due to coronavirus

British low cost airline easyJet said it had grounded its entire fleet of over 330 aircraft due to the coronavirus threat and had no visibility on when it could restart flights. EasyJet also said that it would furlough its 4,000 …

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EasyJet to ground almost all planes from next week

EasyJet has said it will ‘ground the majority of its fleet of aircraft’ from Tuesday in response to travel restrictions aimed to prevent the spread of coronavirus, Metro reports.  It will operate rescue flights …

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Luxembourg makes all public transport free

Luxembourg is to become the first country to offer a free public transport system, as the government tries to reduce particularly dense car traffic, The Guardian reports. Some cities have taken similar partial …

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Two killed as train derails near Milan - media

A high-speed train derailed near the northern Italian city of Lodi this morning, interrupting traffic on the line between Milan and Bologna, police said. At least two carriages overturned at around 5.35am this morning as the train …

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'Locust swarm' forces Ethiopian airliner to divert

An Ethiopian airliner was diverted to Addis Ababa Airport after colliding with a swarm of locust midair. The plane, Boeing 737-700, registration ET-ALN performing flight ET-363 was flying from Djibouti to Dire Dawa, Ethiopia, The …

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Elon Musk: Teslas to soon talk to people

Tesla's chief executive Elon Musk said that Tesla electric cars will soon” be able to talk to nearby pedestrians. The billionaire shared a video to Twitter showing a Tesla Model 3 calling out to pedestrians on …

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Tesla now the most valuable U.S. car company of all time

Tesla shares continue to soar in value hitting a record $492.14 per share by the close of trading, boosting the electric automaker’s market capitalization to almost $89 billion, which is more than General Motors and Ford combined ($49.4 и …

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World's airlines suspend flights over Iraq and Iran

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration banned U.S. carriers from operating in the airspace over Iraq, Iran, the Gulf of Oman and the waters between Iran and Saudi Arabia after Iran launched a missile attack on U.S.-led forces in Iraq. …

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Numerous cars burned during New Year’s Eve in France

Vandals in Strasbourg, France, marked the start of 2020 by setting countless vehicles on fire. Police have not disclosed how many cars were torched, but a source told AFP that the figure was larger than the previous year. A number of …

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Fired Boeing CEO may get $39 million payout

Fired Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg may walk away from the company with a $39 million severance package. Muilenburg has compensation benefits that range between $30million and $39million, according to company filings …

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Lufthansa suspends flights over Strait of Hormuz

German airline Lufthansa suspended flights over Strait of Hormuz, Gulf of Oman and surrounding areas of land. The decision, based on its own assessment, came from Germany's largest airline after Iran shot down a US drone with a …

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Turkey and Bulgaria begin rail service operations

A new passenger rail service between Turkey and Bulgaria will begin operations his week. According to the Turkish media, passengers will be transported between the Bulgarian city of Plovdiv and the Turkish north-western Edirne city from …

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Boeing reduces 737 production after tragic crash

The Boeing announced a reduction in the production of 737 aircraft model, News.am reported citing BBC. According to the company’s statement, from mid-April, Boeing will be producing 42 aircraft per month instead of 52. …

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 Trump grounds Boeing 737 MAX aircraft

The U.S. is issuing an emergency order grounding all Boeing 737 Max 8 and Max 9 aircraft "effective immediately," in the wake of the crash of an Ethiopian Airliner, U.S. President Donald Trump said. "All …

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