When flight operations resume, passengers expect some changes.
The aviation industry has published a 20-point paper on this.
This includes, among other things, a mask requirement, more distance in queues and measures to measure fever.
When flight operations are restarted, passengers may be required to wear protective masks. A corresponding proposal for the time from boarding over the entire flight until after leaving the aircraft can be found in a concept paper from the German aviation industry, which is available from the German Press Agency.
The 20-point program also includes numerous measures at the airports in order to comply with the corona-based distance requirement. These include airier queues and areas, the use of more passenger buses and time-consuming processes such as boarding and baggage handling. At the departure airports, passengers could also be checked for fever. Basically, passengers would have to state at check-in that they have no contagious diseases.
No free space in the middle
The paper, on the other hand, does not include the latest proposal by Easyjet boss Johan Lundgren to leave the middle seat in the rows of three. This would immediately reduce the space available on the plane by a third.
The proposals to the federal government have been coordinated between airlines and airports at national level. They should initially apply for a period of six weeks, the authors suggest.
There are similar considerations at European level without concrete proposals. The “Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung” reported first.
24 famous airlines that no longer exist today
24 famous airlines that no longer exist today
Lakers Airways Skytrain: discontinued 1982.
The airline and its McDonnell Douglas DC-10 Skytrains fleet, founded in 1966 by Sir Freddie Laker, promised an inexpensive crossing of the Atlantic. Unfortunately, the airline was unable to continue operating and collapsed in February 1982 under the burden of around 300 million euros in debt.
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Braniff International Airways: discontinued 1982.
The Texas-based airline was one of the most interesting and colorful companies in the industry, from the unique multi-color paintwork to the flight attendant uniforms designed by Emilio Pucci.
Unfortunately, the airline ended in May 1982 after accumulating $ 733 million in debt. Attempts to revive the brand were unsuccessful.
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Eastern Air Lines: discontinued in 1991.
Eastern Air Lines, headquartered in Miami, was one of the biggest names in the US aviation business. Unfortunately, Eastern suffered from constant workers strikes and the inability to compete after deregulation. Eastern filed for bankruptcy in 1989 before flight operations ceased in January 1991.
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Midway Airlines: discontinued in 1991.
Midway Airlines was founded in 1979 after the liberalization of the U.S. aviation industry. The Chicago-based airline has weathered the rise in fuel prices and the decline in passenger traffic caused by the Gulf War. However, the airline was decommissioned in November 1991.
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Interflug: discontinued in 1991.
Interflug was founded in 1958 and succeeded Deutsche Lufthansa (unlike West German Lufthansa) as the national airline of the GDR. After the reunification of Germany, the airline could not find a buyer. Interflug was discontinued in February 1991.
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Pan American World Airways: discontinued in 1991.
Pam Am was founded in 1927 and is probably the best known name in the aviation industry. Unfortunately, the airline ran into financial difficulties in the 1970s and 1980s before giving up operations in 1991.
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Tower Air: discontinued in 2000.
Tower Air, based in New York, was founded in 1983 and, with its Boeing 747 jumbo fleet, has offered scheduled flights for passengers as well as military and leisure charters. The airline ran into financial and operational difficulties in the mid-1990s before being shut down in May 2000.
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Hire Australia: hired in 2001.
Ansett Australia was founded in 1936 and was the second largest airline in Australia when it was closed in September 2001. The airline’s owner, Air New Zealand, had to be rescued by the New Zealand government to avoid bankruptcy after the Ansett collapse.
Sabena: discontinued in 2001.
Sabena was founded in 1923 and was the state airline of Belgium until bankruptcy in November 2001.
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Swissair: discontinued in 2002.
Swissair, founded in 1931, was once one of the most respected airlines in the world. Unfortunately, the “Hunter strategy” of Swissair, with which the airline bought shares in other airlines in the 1980s and 90s, put too much strain on the company’s finances.
Swissair ceased operations in March 2002. Your assets were transferred to the regional subsidiary Crossair, which was then restructured into Swiss International Air Lines.
Aloha Airlines: discontinued in 2008.
The airline, founded in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1946, ceased passenger operations in March 2008.
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ATA Airlines: discontinued in 2008.
ATA Airlines, based in Indiana, USA, was founded in 1973 and filed for bankruptcy in April 2008 and ceased operations. The airline cited the loss of its military charter business as a factor that contributed to its demise.
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Mexicana: discontinued in 2010.
Mexicana was founded in 1921 and was Mexico’s largest airline when it ran into financial difficulties in August 2010 and ceased operations.
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Spanair: discontinued in 2012.
Spanair was founded in 1986 and has long been a subsidiary of the SAS Group, the owner of Scandinavian Airlines. In 2008, the SAS Group sold its majority stake in the Barcelona-based airline.
The loss-making airline had to stop operating in January 2012 after the local Catalan government failed to find new investors for Spanair.
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Malev: discontinued in 2012.
Malev was founded in 1946 and was the Hungarian state airline until bankruptcy in February 2012.
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Kingfisher: discontinued in 2012.
Kingfisher was founded in 2005 by the extravagant Indian billionaire Vijay Mallya as part of his business empire, the UB Group. The airline was known for its colorful airplanes and first class service.
Kingfisher ceased operations in October 2012 after the Indian government canceled the operating license of the heavily indebted airline.
REUTERS / Vivek Prakash
Transaero: discontinued in 2015.
Transaero was founded in 1990 and was one of the largest privately owned Russian airlines. In October 2015, however, Transaero collapsed under the burden of around $ 4 billion in debt.
Two Boeing 747-8 aircraft that were originally scheduled to be delivered to Transaero are now being converted to the next-generation US presidential aircraft, also known as Air Force One.
REUTERS / Maxim Shemetov
Monarch Airlines: discontinued in 2017.
Monarch Airlines was founded in 1967 and is a major player in the UK leisure charter business. The airline stopped operating in October 2017. It was the largest airline ever to fail in Britain, according to The Economist.
Air Berlin: discontinued in 2017.
Air Berlin was founded in 1978 and was once the second largest German airline. The airline ceased operations in October 2017 after major shareholder Etihad Airways declined further funding from the money-losing airline.
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Primera Air: discontinued in 2018.
Primera Air was a subsidiary of the Icelandic tourism company Primera Travel Group. The low-cost carrier ceased operations in October 2018.
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Germania: discontinued in 2019.
Germania, founded in Berlin in 1978, had offered charter and scheduled passenger flights. The airline stopped operating at the beginning of February 2019 because of insolvency.
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Flybmi / British Midland Regional: discontinued 2019.
Flybmi was founded in 1987 and was once the regional branch of British Midland International. The airline was sold in 2012 after British Airways acquired BMI. Flybmi ceased operations in February 2019.
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Wow Air: discontinued in 2019.
The Icelandic low-cost airline, founded in 2012, collapsed in March 2019 after receiving no new investments from Icelandair and private equity firm Indigo Partners.
Thomas Cook: discontinued 2019.
After 178 years and various types of shareholders, the British airline and travel company collapsed in September 2019 after failing to secure the emergency funding requested by its creditors.
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Originally published by Benjamin Zhang in March 2019 and updated by David Slotnick in October 2019. The article has been translated from English.
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