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Miles Express supports the Malta Amateur Athletics Association AGM 2020

Posted on Monday, May 11th, 2020

The Malta Amateur Athletics Association (MAAA) holding its AGM via video conference would be a first.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions that are still in place it is not possible to hold an AGM in its traditional manner, neither can the delegates cast their vote during the video conference. Hence the Malta Amateur Athletics Association went for a well-thought plan B, that of delivering to the delegates the validated ballot papers to their doorstep. In support to this contingency plan, Miles Express is assigning part of its fleet of motorbikes specifically to meet the Malta Amateur Athletics Association (MAAA) ... »

Global travel ahead of a Coronavirus vaccine

Posted on Monday, May 4th, 2020

Holidaymakers would want to feel safe post travel bans even though it is early to say when international travel might restart.

It is a fact that many airports are looking at measures to cater for travellers to feel safe when travel measures are uplifted. These include the two-metre distancing, hand sanitising and spreading passengers more evenly across terminals.

  • London: To sound familiar with the current government guidelines, measures for essential travellers have already been introduced.
  • USA: In line with the official guidelines, the Transport Security Administration advises that before and after the ... »

Recent announcements from the global aviation industry

Posted on Monday, April 27th, 2020

In a letter to workers, Airbus CEO Guillaume Faury warns the company is ‘bleeding cash at an unprecedented speed’. As the aviation industry is expected to shrink significantly, production of aircraft is estimated to be cut by a third with potential job cuts too out of the current 135,000 workers. Before the outbreak of Covid-19, the outlook for Airbus was very positive.

Airbus is considered a vitally important industrial programme for Europe and it is expected that Europe will be keeping Airbus going.

Like many others in the aerospace industry, The Franco-Dutch airline group struggles to ... »

More Airline Industry Casualties Due To COVID-19

Posted on Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020

Virgin Australia the country’s second-largest carrier has entered in voluntary administration.

It employs about 10,000 people directly and another 6,000 through ancillary businesses. The wide-spread travel bans have been the main casualty for this airline who was already struggling with a long-term debt of A$5bn debt.

After failing to get a loan from the Australian government, the airline is now seeking new buyers and investors. Concerns have already been voiced that unless the airline is resurrected, national flag carrier Qantas will hold a near-monopoly in Australia. Virgin Australia chief executive Paul Scurrah said: “Our decision ... »

Covid19 – Worst crisis in the aviation history

Posted on Friday, April 3rd, 2020

Global airlines are struggling as aircraft are grounded, passenger flights are suspended in an effort to reduce stop the spread of the coronavirus

British Airways: Whilst the airline is battling the worst crisis in its history, more than 30,000 workers at British Airways have been suspended.  The airline employs 40,000 people in total. A deal has been agreed between BA and the unions. A modified version of the UK government’s job retention scheme is being offered to cabin crew and ground-based staff. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, 90% of BA’s fleet will be grounded in April ... »

Our AOG and Critical Services are fully functional

Posted on Wednesday, March 25th, 2020

During these unprecedent times and situation we are all braving we wish to reassure our customers that in spite of these difficult times, our AOG & Critical services are fully operational.
Our Teams are constantly monitoring the situation and keeping in contact with major airlines.

Finnair to receive a €600m load from the Finnish government

Posted on Monday, March 23rd, 2020

Finnair is state-controlled, with nearly 56% of the carrier owned by the government. Although the measure still requires Finnish parliamentary consent, the government has provisionally agreed to provide a state guarantee of up to €600million.

Finnish minister Tytti Tuppurainen, says “the government is a responsible owner and the situation is such that the state must support Finnair. We want to make sure that Finnair’s operations are not interrupted.”

Finnair chief executive Topi Manner says the air transport industry is dealing with the “biggest crisis” in its history.

“With the state guarantee, Finnair aims ... »

Aerospace Logistics Group

Posted on Monday, March 23rd, 2020

In this time of global uncertainty in the aviation and transportation industry, the Aerospace Logistics Group would like to assure you that our members are open for business and stand ready to serve your needs. Each and every member is staying up to date on the COVID-19 situation and is adjusting to any and all government mandates.

Airlines slash more flights

Posted on Monday, March 16th, 2020

As coronavirus hits, passenger numbers and bookings plummet as countries close their borders and holidays makers cancel trips.

These travel restrictions and the big decline in demand as a result of the coronavirus pandemic is forcing airlines to lay off staff and cut more flights.

Ryanair is to ground the majority of its fleet, and says a full grounding of its planes “cannot be ruled out”. British Airways owner IAG is planning to cut capacity by at least 75% in April and May. EasyJet also said it may also have to ground most of its planes ... »

China’s economy takes a hit

Posted on Monday, March 16th, 2020

China’s industrial output contracted at the sharpest pace in three decades in the first two months of the year, official data showed today.  This comes as strict measures to contain the coronavirus  disrupted the world’s second-largest economy.

While China’s number of new coronavirus infections has dropped sharply, analysts warn it could take months before the economy returns to normal.

There are fears that a global recession will slash demand for Chinese goods with the virus spreading around the globe.

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