Tag: COVID-19

Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia Bans Unvaccinated Citizens From Traveling Abroad

Reading Time: < 1 minute All airlines based in Saudi Arabia have been instructed by the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) to allow only vaccinated citizens to travel internationally. From August 9th, unvaccinated citizens will no longer be allowed to leave the kingdom. Saudi Gazette reports that only those who had received two vaccine doses would be allowed to […]

Alitalia
Alitalia Will Get €40m Aid from European Commission

Reading Time: < 1 minute The European Commission has announced recently that the struggling Alitalia will be getting a financial support package worth €39.7 million. This move will compensate the carrier for the damages suffered due to the coronavirus outbreak between 1 March and 30 April 2021. The Commission explained its decision: “The restrictions put in place in Italy and […]

cover_Aircrews_mental_health_crisis_the_repercussion_of_Covid-19_840x470
Aircrews’ mental health crisis: the repercussion of Covid-19

Reading Time: 4 minutes The Covid-19 pandemic has had an immense impact on civil aviation. Suddenly, pilots were forced to re-evaluate their job expectations and accept that nobody could no longer guarantee solid career progression. The devastating consequences of the pandemic have resulted in flight crews’ stress, depression or anxiety levels rising. What are the key stress factors imposed […]

Tui
TUI Offers Subsidies for Covid-19 Tests with Holidays

Reading Time: < 1 minute TUI AG has recently announced it will offer subsidized Covid-19 tests for passengers buying package holidays this summer. The move is expected to “make travel a possibility.” As testing requirements might have made summer holidays too expensive for many people, the airline decided to encourage people to travel by providing financial help. According to TUI, […]

Finnair
Finnair Will Fly to Over 60 Destinations in Summer

Reading Time: < 1 minute As the vaccine rollout is gaining pace, Finnair is ready to expand its route network and offer flights to more than 60 destinations this summer. In June, Finnair will resume flights to Reykjavik, Bodø, Nice, Lisbon and Vilnius. It will also add flights to Rhodes, Chania and Santorini in Greece as well as Mallorca, Malaga […]

Emirates Health Travel Pass
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 […]

digital_travel_pass
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 […]