Twitter round-up: Alex Macheras’ tweet on UK’s air travel strategy most popular tweet in July 2020

5 August 2020 (Last Updated August 27th, 2020 13:08)

Twitter round-up: Alex Macheras’ tweet on UK’s air travel strategy most popular tweet in July 2020

Alex Macheras prominent as Verdict lists ten of the most popular tweets on airlines in July 2020 based on data from GlobalData’s Influencer Platform.

The top tweets were chosen from influencers as tracked by GlobalData’s Influencer Platform, which is based on a scientific process that works on pre-defined parameters. Influencers are selected after a deep analysis of the influencer’s relevance, network strength, engagement, and leading discussions on new and emerging trends.

Top tweets on airlines tech in July 2020

1. Alex Macheras’ tweet on UK’s air travel strategy

Alex Macheras, an aviation analyst, tweeted about the absence of an air travel strategy in the UK. He noted that the UK does not have a strategy wherein Covid-19 and air travel can co-exist in the long-term.

He added that the UK has not introduced airport testing, screening measures and checks for passengers similar to other countries. The tweet was in response to an article that details the UK government’s plans to quarantine all arriving passengers from Spain due to a spike in Covid-19 cases in the country.

The government earlier encouraged people to go on holidays without implementing any measures amid the pandemic.

Username: Alex Macheras

Twitter handle: @AlexInAir

Retweets: 65

Likes: 224

2. Guillaume Faury’s tweet on EU Hydrogen Strategy and Roadmap

Guillaume Faury, chief executive officer of Airbus, tweeted on the EU Hydrogen Strategy and Roadmap, which supports decarbonisation of the power and transport industry.

The strategy aims to achieve this by increasing investments, regulation, market creation, and research and innovation. The long-term goal of the strategy is to develop renewable hydrogen using wind and solar power.

Faury welcomed the strategy noting that Airbus was committed to developing sustainable flight operations. He added that hydrogen is a vital solution to achieve decarbonisation.

Username: Guillaume Faury

Twitter handle: @GuillaumeFaury

Retweets: 47

Likes: 145

3. Dave Wallsworth’s tweet on layoffs by Emirates Airlines

Dave Wallsworth, an A380 airline captain, tweeted on the Emirates making more than of its pilots redundant owing to the Covid-19 pandemic. The latest round of layoffs announced by the airline follows previous layoffs of both pilots and cabin crew.

Emirates is expected to reduce its workforce by third due to cash crunch caused by the pandemic.

Username: Captain Dave

Twitter handle: @DaveWallsworth

Retweets: 15

Likes: 137

4. Jason Rabinowitz’s tweet on Delta Airlines

Jason Rabinowitz, a writer, tweeted on how airlines such as Delta make their profits through business travel rather than leisure travel, which just fills up the remaining available seats.

The tweet was in response to an earnings call for Delta Airlines, which states that business travel has not returned to normal. The year-on-year capacity for the third quarter for the company is projected to be between 20% and 25%.

Username: Jason Rabinowitz

Twitter handle: @AirlineFlyer

Retweets: 33

Likes: 125

5. Sara Nelson’s tweet on the need to extend support under CARES Act

Sara Nelson, president of the Association of Flight Attendant, tweeted on the need to extend the Payroll Support Program under the CARES Act as unemployment insurance claims continue to rise.

Nelson added that each day of inaction to extend the programme will cost the government in the future. Further, she noted that the government must act to stop airline job losses.

Username: Sara Nelson

Twitter handle: @FlyingWithSara

Retweets: 32

Likes: 70

6. Johnny Jet’s tweet on American Airlines’ face mask policy

Johnny Jet, a travel Influencer, shared an article on American Airlines’ commitment to its face mask policy that makes wearing of mask coverings mandatory for all passengers to control the spread of Covid-19.

The article details how a passenger was de-boarded from an American Airlines aircraft because she was not wearing a face mask.

Username: JohnnyJet

Twitter handle: @JohnnyJet

Retweets: 19

Likes: 65

7. Gary Kelly’s tweet on Southwest Airlines being voted Best Airline

Gary Kelly, chairman and CEO of Southwest Airlines, tweeted on the airline being voted Best Airline in North America in 2020 by Tripadvisor Traveler’s Choice Awards.

He noted that the recognition represents the hard work and hospitality displayed by the company’s employees.

Username: Gary Kelly

Twitter handle: @gary_kelly

Retweets: 16

Likes: 61

8. Simon Calder’s tweet on resumption of operations at London airport

Simon Calder, a travel writer, tweeted an article on the resumption of international flights from London airport with British Airways starting flights to Spain and Italy. He noted that instead of the usual flights to Frankfurt and Zurich, flights from the airport are heading towards Florence and Ibiza.

The resumption of services coincided with the ending of the required quarantine period for passengers arriving from Europe to the UK.

Username: @simoncalder

Twitter handle: @SimonCalder

Retweets: 10

Likes: 54

9. Brad’s tweet on planned job cuts by American Airlines

Brad, an Airbus captain, shared an article on 25,000 employees of American Airlines receiving warning notices of pending jobs cuts. The airline is planning to implement job cuts from 01 October when federal payroll support ends.

The airline’s CEO Doug Parker stated in the notice that the company aimed to avoid furloughs in the hopes of air travel demand returning to normal by October. However, demand has not returned as lockdown restrictions were re-imposed and infection rate continued to increase.

Username: Brad

Twitter handle: @AAFO4Ever

Retweets: 4

Likes: 40

10. Henry Harteveldt’s tweet on new international routes for American Airlines

Henry Harteveldt, hotel and travel industry analyst, tweeted on American Airlines’ (AA) plans to add four new international routes to its operations. AA has formed a partnership with JetBlue Airways to provide better connectivity for travellers in the Northeast part of the US.

The partnership will enable customers to book a single itinerary on the either company’s website. Further, AA will add new international service from New York (JFK) to Tel Aviv (TLV) and to Athens (ATH). It will also add JFK to Rio De Janeiro (GIG) as a seasonal route in 2021.

Username: Henry Harteveldt

Twitter handle: @hharteveldt

Retweets: 7

Likes: 35