BA to cut up to 12 000 jobs while Lufthansa plans to axe 22 000

The FINANCIAL — British Airways plans to axe almost 30 per cent of the airline’s workforce. Airline says that the financial impact of Covid-19 is already greater than 9/11, SARS, the ash cloud and the financial crash of 2008/09 combined. Lufthansa also plans reduction of…

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Obesity might be an issue for COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness

The FINANCIAL — Obesity makes it more difficult to vaccinate adults against influenza. Will this be the case for COVID-19 too? Evidence that obese people have a blunted response to common vaccines was first observed in 1985. Moreover, having obesity, defined as a body…

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Significant increase in the number of flights

The FINANCIAL — Air travel demand in Europe is recovering from COVID-19 impact. Business aviation recovering faster than other segments and now only 9% below 2019 levels. Also, all-cargo flights are 4% above 2019 levels. Ryanair, announced it has restored over 60% of normal flight…

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Uber Boats launched in London

The FINANCIAL — The first branded Uber Boat by Thames Clippers set sail on the River Thames on August the 3rd, marking the start of a partnership between Uber and Thames Clippers. A fleet of 20 boats on the River Thames, with departures from…

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Amazon launched free grocery delivery in the UK

The FINANCIAL — Amazon continues its global expansion. Amazon.co.uk announced that members will get fast grocery delivery – free with their Prime membership in London. For the first time, Prime members in around 300 postcodes across Greater London and the South East (including…

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