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Asian countries extend flight bans as coronavirus cases soars

In similar efforts to halt the spread of the coronavirus, several airlines in Asia have announced ban extension in incoming and outgoing flights. Air AirAsia...

Qatar Airways seeks government aid to keep flying

Several airlines have already suspended operations amid the travel restrictions imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic, but Qatar Airways said it continues to operate...

Airline traffic in Asia plunged in February due to coronavirus

The Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) announced on Thursday that the international passenger demand in the region fell by 43.9% in February as a...

Vietnamese government want to begin construction of new international airport this...

The Vietnamese government plans to speed up the disbursement and site clearance processes in order to commence the first construction phase of a new...

Singapore Airlines grounds hundreds of planes, trims 96% of capacity

A total of 185 out of 196 aircrafts of the Singapore Airlines (SIA) will be grounded amid the intensified border controls worldwide in efforts...

Volkswagen hit with $34 Billion fine over diesel scandal; shares plan...

The world’s largest carmaker, Volkswagen, disclosed that it will spend a sum of $34.69 billion equivalent to 31.3 billion euros to pay fines and...

2 execs of Thai aviation industry resign amid coronavirus crisis

The president of Thai Airways and the director of Suvarnabhumi International Airport have separately tendered their resignation letters on March 12 as the coronavirus...

Grab PH suspends thousands of users over fraudulent activities

Ride-hailing giant Grab has banned 125,000 users in the Philippines who were found involved in fraudulent activities like creating multiple accounts, making frequent cancellations...

Philippine government releases list of coronavirus-related travel bans affecting the country

As the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the Philippines continues to rise, the national government has reiterated the travel restrictions it has imposed...

Global airlines brace for $113 billion revenue hit from coronavirus

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced a dramatic increase in the damage of the coronavirus to the global airline industry. It said the losses in sales could reach up to $113 billion if Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) continues to spread. This amount is way too high from what IATA previously expected in lost […]

India’s travel ban on Singapore threatens tourism

The Government of India added Singapore to its travel ban list to control the deadly coronavirus outbreak. On Saturday, India released a travel advisory asking citizens to avoid non-essential travel to Singapore. Analysts say that the new advisory will restrain tourist inflow into Singapore considering that India is among its top sources of international visitors. […]

Indian ridesharing giant launches in London

Ola, an Indian ride-hail company, began its operations in London on Monday as part of its continued expansion in the United Kingdom. The firm, which...

India implements stricter visa rules amid coronavirus

The Indian Government has tightened its visa rules as they become one of the 25 countries that have been affected by the novel coronavirus...

Pilots Association sues American airlines to stop China flights

The Allied Pilots Association (APA), a labor union representing American Airlines pilots, filed a lawsuit against the carrier to immediately halt US to China operations. CBS network reported that APA sued American Airlines in Dallas County on January 30 as it seeks for a temporary restraining order to stop China flights amid the coronavirus. In a […]

Philippine Airlines provides free changes to China flights amid nCov

As the new strain of coronavirus continues to spread worldwide, the Philippine Airlines (PAL) announced that its passengers with booked tickets to some destinations in China can change their schedules without charge. The flag carrier said that those who have scheduled flights to Beijing, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Jinjiang, Shanghai, Macau and Xiamen, from January 24 […]

Over 300 tourists in Aklan, Philippines already sent back to Wuhan,...

Philippine authorities said some 314 Chinese tourists in Kalibo, Aklan have been forcibly repatriated to novel coronavirus (nCov)-stricken Wuhan, China as of January 26. They are among the 500 passengers who left Wuhan and were bound for Boracay before the total lockdown was imposed by the Chinese government. Despite originally scheduled to return to China […]

Auto companies struggle as China locks down “motor city”

Three automobile companies are among the businesses that were reportedly hit following the Chinese government’s decision to shut down Wuhan City which is the epicenter of the deadly novel coronavirus (nCov). Wuhan is considered as China’s “motor city” for it houses large manufacturing plants including those of the global carmakers Renault (RNLSY), Honda (HMC) and Peugeot owner PSA Group (PUGOY). As […]

Chinese city put on lockdown as coronavirus death toll rises

The Chinese government on January 23 ordered to put Wuhan City on lockdown to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (nCov). Wuhan City, which has an 11 million population, is at the center of the SARS-like virus that killed more than a dozen of Chinese citizens and has infected hundreds of people not only […]

Toyota invests $394 million in Californian taxi maker

Japanese auto giant Toyota has recently invested $394 million into the “flying taxi” of Joby Aviation—a Californian-based aerospace company.  Toyota is set to manufacture a...

Cathay Pacific offers unpaid leave to staff amid financial loss

In an aim to cope with the financial damage caused by protests, Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific Airways has offered up to one month of unpaid...

British airline Flybe maintains operations amid collapse threat

The England-based airline Flybe has maintained normal flights despite media claims that it is currently in talks over emergency financing following huge losses. It was...

Philippines cancels flights due to Taal Volcano eruption

Philippines’ Taal Volcano, located near its capital city Manila, erupted Sunday afternoon, forcing airline companies to cancel several flights. The Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) stopped...

Hyundai to produce flying taxis for Uber

Hyundai Motor Company is set to produce flying cars for ride-hailing giant Uber as part of the latter’s aim to provide air taxis by...

UK gov’t denies claims about overpriced HS2 railways

The Government of the United Kingdom downgraded Deputy Chair Lord Berkeley’s claims that the development of the High Speed 2 (HS2) project has an...

Volkswagen eyes settlement with customers over ‘dieselgate’ scandal

Germany's largest car company Volkswagen has confirmed entering a discussion with the Federation of German Consumer Organisations or Verbraucherzentrale Bundesverband (VZBV) for possible settlement...

Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick to resign from ride-hailing giant board

Uber’s co-founder and former CEO Travis Kalanick is set to step down from the board of directors of the world’s largest ride-hailing company effective December 31. Kalanick...
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