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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 […]

Wizz Air Launches 143 New Routes This Summer
Wizz Air Launches 143 New Routes This Summer

Reading Time: < 1 minute Unlike most airlines, Wizz Air has been expanding rapidly during the pandemic and is now adding 143 new routes. Routes to and from Italy and Greece are the most popular. In total, with additional routes added, Wizz Air will have 207 routes to and from Italy and 83 to and from Greece. You can find […]

Air Canada Will Get C$5.9B Aid From Canadian Government

Reading Time: < 1 minute Air Canada has received a long-awaited aid package from the Canadian government, which equals C$5.9 billion ($4.69 billion) in funds. Chris Murray, managing director, equity research at ATB Capital Markets, said the deal took into account the “specific needs of Air Canada in the short and medium-term without being overly onerous.” He added: “It gives […]

Southwest Airlines Brings Back to Work Over 2,700 Flight Attendants
Southwest Airlines Brings Back to Work Over 2,700 Flight Attendants

Reading Time: < 1 minute Southwest Airlines recalls over 2,700 flight attendants from voluntary leave to support its summer schedule. The airline also states it has ended a similar voluntary break for 209 pilots already. The flight attendants that have been paid 50% of their regular salaries during the furlough period are returning to work on June 1. They are […]

Aircraft Lessor Avolon Owns 578 Planes and $7 Billion in Cash

Reading Time: < 1 minute Irish aircraft lessor Avolon confirmed that it had $7 billion in available liquidity and 578 owned and managed airplanes at the end of the first quarter of 2021. The lessor has also said that it has executed 31 lease transactions consisting of new aircraft leases, follow-on leases, and lease extensions. They were Airbus A320neos deliveries […]

United Airlines to Foster Diversity in Its Pilot Training Academy
United Airlines to Foster Diversity in Its Pilot Training Academy

Reading Time: < 1 minute United Airlines plans to train 5,000 pilots in its recently acquired flight academy by 2030. The airline has also set a target to ensure 50% of those students are women or people of color. According to United, the first 20 pilots will begin in the third quarter and finish in the first half of 2022. […]

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Blue Air Launches Its First Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft Service

Reading Time: < 1 minute Romanian carrier Blue Air has already received its first Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft and operated its first commercial flight from Bucharest to Lisbon on April 2nd, the day after its inaugural flight. The new aircraft, delivered to the airline on April 1st and put into service on April 2nd, will be deployed on the […]

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Italian Start-up airline EGO Airways Operated Its Maiden Flight

Reading Time: < 1 minute Italian regional start-up EGO Airways, founded in 2019, operated its maiden flight last week. A single Embraer E190 the airline has in its fleet flew from Catania to Parma, and later during the day, touched down at Lamezia Terme and Forli airports. Although the airline was founded almost two years ago, it was only on […]

US Government Plans to Invest $25 billion into Airport Infrastructure
US Government Plans to Invest $25 billion into Airport Infrastructure

Reading Time: < 1 minute US President Joseph Biden has introduced a new American Jobs Plan containing $25 billion in funding to support and develop its airport infrastructure. The provisional huge $25 billion airport investment is a part of a broader scheme under which $2.3 trillion would be divided between investing in public transport, removing lead piping, cleaning port pollution, repairing bridges, […]