• 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

*Weekly changes are compared to pre-crisis levels 2019 (based on reported schedules)

AACO Members Capacity Changes:

*Weekly changes are compared to pre-crisis levels 2019 (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:

ICAO Council endorsed new update to its Aviation Recovery Task Force's (CART's) ' Take-off ' Guidelines for international air transport ("Take-off" document). Click to download (English -Arabic)

ICAO_Testing and Cross-border Risk Management Measures Manual

ICAO's Latest Report on the Economic Impact of COVID-19 on Civil Aviation - 10 March 2021

Updated Outlook by IATA on 12 January - Challenging outlook for airlines, despite vaccine progress

IATA Guidance to Prepare for Global Vaccine Distribution

IATA - Air Cargo Market Analysis - January 2021

IATA - Air Passenger Market Analysis - January 2021

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

WHO Update on COVID-19 - 9 March 2021

EASA/ECDS ''Guidelines for COVID-19 testing and quarantine of air travellers''



Latest Updates:

Bahrain launches digital COVID-19 vaccine passport

A Race Between Vaccines and the Virus as Recoveries Diverge - IMF Latest Economic Update

Saudi economy forecast to grow 2.6% this year - IMF

Average U.S. air fares fall to lowest price after COVID-19 pandemic

EASA declares Boeing 737 MAX safe to return to service in Europe

Airlines ask WHO to back quarantine free travel after vaccines

PM warns Canada could impose new COVID-19 travel restrictions without notice

Sri Lanka to welcome back tourists,but with strict COVID-19 rules

Quarantine period for arrivals in Oman is 7 days, not 14

Singapore set to require COVID-19 tests for all arrivals

New COVID-19 test requirement for international flights to the US begins;are travelers and airlines ready?

Boeing commits to ensuring its aircraft can fly on 100 per cent SAF by 2030

Future of aviation is on the line as urgent support is needed, says ACI

CO2 emissions track falling air traffic in Europe but with 'variation'

The Pre-Pandemic Debt Landscape - and Why it Matters

Global Tourism Suffered its 'Worst Year on Record' in 2020

Middle East, Asia-Pacific airports fastest-growing over next 20 years

Egyptian airports pax down 67.5% in Dec-2020, 13.3m pax in 2020

Britain's airlines,airports,aviation manufacturers ask governmnet for help again

U.S. Treasury starts distributing $15 billion in payroll aid to airlines

Saudi economy shrank 3.8% in fourth quarter-preliminary data

Bahrain's economy to grow 3.3% this year, must cut public debt - IMF


Useful Links:

Active Fleet Comparisons by Aircraft Types

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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