Tag: COVID-19

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Emirates Starts Using IATA’s Health Passport App

Reading Time: < 1 minute Dubai’s flagship airline Emirates has started trialing an International Air Transport Association (IATA) Travel Pass. It is a mobile app designed to help passengers share their Covid-19 test results with airlines and travel authorities. Passengers traveling from Dubai to Barcelona on flight EK185 were the first to use the “digital passport“ to keep the information […]

Greece plans to lift restrictions for travelers from next week

Reading Time: < 1 minute Greece plans to lift quarantine restrictions from next week for travelers from the European Union and five other countries who have been vaccinated or test negative for COVID-19, a senior government official said on Wednesday, informs Reuters. Last month, the country lifted a one-week quarantine rule for Israeli travelers who have been inoculated and test […]

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IATA Says Proof of Covid-19 Vaccination Should Be Temporary

Reading Time: < 1 minute According to the new head of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), travel restrictions that require proof of Covid-19 vaccination or negative test results should be lifted once the pandemic is under control. “These are measures that may be necessary as temporary arrangements while we go through this crisis, but once we’re through it, we […]

Airports See a Record-High Number of Passengers in Nearly a Year

Reading Time: < 1 minute According to CNBC, TSA officers screened 1,357,111 people at airports on Friday, March 12, 2021, which is the highest number of passengers airports have seen in nearly a year since March 15, 2020. It indicates that air travel becomes more common again now that the Covid-19 vaccine is becoming more available. On April 14, 2020, […]

Vietnamese Airlines Request Over $1bn Bailout Package

Reading Time: < 1 minute According to the Hanoitimes, Vietnam Aviation Business Association (VABA) has proposed the government to provide a credit aid package of VND25-27 trillion ($1.07-1.16 billion) to support the aviation industry that the Covid-19 pandemic has seriously impacted. VABA claims that the government support would improve enterprises’ financial state. To further facilitate this, the government should consider […]

Israel is Investigating Whether Passengers Faked Covid-19 Certificates

Reading Time: < 1 minute Israel is investigating whether people on the El Al flight from New York make truthful claims about other passengers on the same flight having faked Covid-19 certificates. According to the Times of Israel, a woman on the plane said she had overheard ultra-Orthodox passengers boasting they had faked Covid-19 tests before departure. Other passengers confirmed […]

IndiGo Starts Hiring With 32 New ATR-72 Pilots Being Placed

Reading Time: < 1 minute According to Trak.In, IndiGo is the first airline in the world to resume hiring, with 32 new pilots being placed and 25 new aircraft on order. As “the clouds of the gloomy times are finally starting to disappear,” the airline has provided around 32 pilots with offer letters for the ATR-72 fleet. IndiGo prioritized the […]

IATA: 2020 Was the Worst Year in History for Air Travel Demand

Reading Time: < 1 minute The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced full-year global passenger traffic results, revealing revenue passenger kilometers (RPKs) fell by 65.9% because of the pandemic spread. It is the sharpest ever air travel decline in commercial aviation history. In 2020, international passenger demand was 75.6% below 2019 levels. Capacity (measured in revenue passenger kilometers) reduced 68.1% […]

EU Brings Back Slot Rules: Airlines Must Use 50% of Their Slots

Reading Time: < 1 minute The EU is working on bringing back slot rules at 50% threshold to help airlines overcome the pandemic’s consequences. The prie-pandemic regulations required airlines to use at least 80% of their take-off and landing slots to keep them for the next year, so many have been operating ghost flights. The restrictions were waved over the […]

Boeing Reports $12 Billion Annual Loss and Delays 777X Jet Delivery

Reading Time: < 1 minute On Wednesday, Boeing reported a record loss of nearly $12 billion for 2020 as it delayed its brand new 777X jet again and took a $6.5 billion charge in the fourth quarter on its latest airplane. The reported loss is the largest in Boeing’s more than 100-year history. The giant’s problems started accumulating due to […]