• COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Impact on Aviation:


More details on the reported cases, recoveries, and death toll is available through Johns Hopkins University click here

*Changes are year on year (week compared with equivalent in previous year based on reported schedules)

AACO Members Capacity Changes:

*Changes are year on year (week compared with equivalent in previous year based on reported schedules)


Economic Updates:

 More details on the outlook scenario is available here




*measured using Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI), which tracks business confidence amongst managers at manufacturing and services firms. Above 50 represents an expansion, below 50 represents a contraction when compared to previous month.



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Latest Reports:

3rd Status Report - State of Affairs of Travel & Tourism and What is Needed for a Smooth Recovery (English - Arabic)

ICAO Update on Economic Impact of COVID-19 - 16 September 2020

WHO Weekly Operational Updates  - 18 September 2020

IATA - Slow expansion of air travel in July

EASA publishes Annual Safety Review - 2020

IATA Revised Airlines Financial Monitor - August 2020

IATA Revised Air Passenger Monthly Analysis - July 2020

IATA Revised Cargo Chartbook - Q3 2020

Regional Briefing - Africa & Middle East - August 2020

ICAO Releases Global Implementation Road Map for Applying CART Recommendations and Take-off Document. Click Here to Download the Document. 

ICAO Council Aviation Recovery Task Force (CART) latest report and recommendations ("Take-off" document). Click to download (Report - "Take-off" document)

Regional Economic Outlook for Middle East and Central Asia, July 2020

World Economic Outlook Update, June 2020



Latest Updates:

Quarantine measures hampering the restart of aviation in Africa and the Middle East

Canadian Government Needs to Consider Safe Options and Reopen Borders

Helping airports plan their recovery: Study by EUROCONTROL and partners highlights actions to improve performance when implementing COVID-19 measures

The challenge of having aviation and COVID-19 coexist

Bahrain drops coronavirus quarantine requirements for airport arrivals

Jordan reopens flights after six-month coronavirus closure

Japan to lift re-entry restrictions on foreign residents on 1 September

Greece bans flights from Barcelona, extends COVID-19 restrictions

American Airlines, unions call for six-month extension of government aid

European Commission agrees to waive 80:20 airline slot rule for winter

Middle East economies to contract 7.6% in 2020

Emirates gets a $2 billion lift from Dubai

Emirates returns AED 5 billion (US$ 1.4 billion) to customers in refunds

Malaysia's AirAsia aims to raise $602 mln, to evaluate Japan operations


Useful Links:

Economic Impact of COVID-19 on Air Transport (Monthly Updates)

Operational Impact of COVID-19 on Air Transport (Monthly Updates)

 EU Commission launches a website to safely resume travelling and tourism in the EU

Government measures related to Coronavirus by IATA

Arab Civil Aviation Organization COVID-19 Page

List of travel restrictions by IATA Travel Centre

The Effects of the Coronavirus on Markets by Argus Media

World Economic Forum Coverage on COVID-19

Eurocontrol Aircraft Movement Tracker

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