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July Corporate News Bites

June 26, 2020

July Corporate News Bites

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SAA: South African Airways (SAA) has secured approvals to operate repatriation flights to and from several international destinations during the lockdown. The airline encourages the use of its portal for those interested in the repatriation flights. This is after SAA was granted a special dispensation to continue to operate international repatriation flights due to continued demand. To read more, please visit https://www.flysaa.com/about-us/leadingcarrier/media-center/media-releases/newsroom#.

Serco: Serco Asia Pacific announced some changes to their Group Executive Committee. e CEO of the UK and Europe branch is stepping down and the CEO of the Asia Pacific branch will take his place. The Managing Director of Australian Citizen Services will take his place as the new CEO of the Asia Pacific branch. For more, please see https://www.serco.com/media-and-news/2020/changes-to-the-group-executive-committee.

IFALPA: The International Federation of Air Line Pilots’ Associations (IFALPA), in partnership with the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), are calling for aviation regulators and employers fully address health, safety, and security concerns before they re-open their borders to air services. In order to ensure crew and passenger safety as flights restart, IFALPA and ITF released a paper outlining key considerations that need to be addressed for safe return and guidance on what measures need to be implemented on aircraft in order to ensure this happens. To read the full release, please visit https://www.ifalpa.org/news/ifalpa-itf-press-release-skies-must-be-safe-before-world-starts-flying-again/.

ALPA: The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), recently sent a letter to the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation outlining additional measures needed to ensure the economic recovery of the airline industry while providing important protections for frontline workers. ey are calling for extension of the CARES Act worker support program until October, ensuring health care coverage for frontline workers, hazard pay for essential workers, bankruptcy code reform to protect workers’ collective bargaining agreements, and extended sick leave, unemployment benefits, and furlough mitigations. Please see http://www.alpa.org/news-andevents/news-room/2020-06-17-expedite-airline-industry-recovery for more.