• 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.



Crude Oil Price:









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 - 20 January 2021

IATA Guidance to Prepare for Global Vaccine Distribution

IATA Data Updates for 2020 & 2021 - November 2020

IATA Air Passenger Market Analysis - November 2020

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

WHO Update on COVID-19 - 12 January 2021

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



Latest Updates:

COVID-19 tests should play a bigger role in international travel: WHO expert

UK looks at changing airport coronavirus quarantine rules to help travel industry

The global effort to move COVID-19 vaccines has begun

Canada to require air travelers to test negative for COVID-19

US to require negative COVID-19 tests for arriving international air passengers

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

Qatar Airways got $1.95b government lifeline after losses widened 

EU and Georgia sign Financing Agreements for COVID-19 Recovery worth 129 million

1.7 million Middle East jobs will be lost due to COVID-19 and border closures

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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