Tag: COVID-19

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KLM Plans Flights to 167 Destinations this Summer

Reading Time: < 1 minute KLM has stated that it has planned flights to 167 destinations and is fully ready for summer. From March 27 to October 29, the airline will fly to 96 European and 71 intercontinental destinations. The development of the European KLM network is mainly determined by the significant relaxation of entry rules in the Netherlands and […]

The UK Will Cancel All Covid-19 Restrictions by the End of the Week

Reading Time: < 1 minute The UK is canceling all COVID-19 international travel restrictions for all passengers from 04:00 local time on Friday, March 18. UK Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said, “I said we wouldn’t keep travel measures in place for any longer than necessary, which we’re delivering on today, providing more welcome news and greater freedom for travelers ahead […]

Vietnam Domestic Flights Have Been Resumed

Reading Time: < 1 minute Vietnam’s Civil Aviation Authority has approved domestic services resumption on October 10. The flight ticket sales stopped at the end of August due to a tense Covid-19 situation in the country. According to ch-aviation, following consultation with 20 provinces and cities, the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) on October 6 announced the first phase […]

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Wizz Air Will Require Compulsory Crew Covid-19 Vaccinations

Reading Time: < 1 minute From December 1st, Wizz Air will require its flight and cabin crew to be vaccinated. The airline is making this move ‘in light of research which demonstrates their effectiveness as the best available form of protection against COVID-19.’ In a statement, Wizz Air said, “As governments increasingly mandate evidence of vaccinations for crews as part […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]