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Emirates and Dubai Health Authority create seamless travelers’ digital COVID-19 records verification

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- February 25, 2021 21:48

Dubai to become one of the world’s first cities to implement digital verification of passenger medical records relating to COVID-19 testing and vaccination Read More

Lufthansa Group: Leisure travel program is stronger than ever

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- February 25, 2021 15:52

Effective vaccines, comprehensive testing services and strict hygiene concepts of airports and airlines are good prerequisites for the resumption, this summer, of long-awaited vacations Read More

How Americans can be better travelers in a post-pandemic world

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- February 25, 2021 15:12

Because of these worldwide lockdown measures, many Americans will have had to put a pause on holidays, but the travel experts are seeing blue skies despite the turbulence Read More

IATA: COVID-19 Travel Pass to launch by March

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- February 24, 2021 22:19

IATA expressed concerns that the ongoing global restrictions around COVID-19 are still hitting airlines, with its chief economist warning it will likely take longer than planned for companies to be ... Read More

Thai Airlines Association names inaugural President

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- February 24, 2021 22:16

Along with organizing the association meeting to discuss guidelines and measures to reduce the impact of the COVID-19 situation, the Thai Airlines Association appointed its inaugural President, Mr. Puttipong Prasarttong-Osoth, ... Read More

United Airlines names new member to its Board of Directors

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- February 24, 2021 19:44

When we began the search for a new board member, we were focused on finding a leader with both strong business acumen and a unique perspective that will help United ... Read More

Heathrow prepares for safe restart of travel and trade in 2021

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- February 24, 2021 18:53

We can be hopeful for 2021, with Britain on the cusp of becoming the first country in the world to safely resume international travel and trade at scale Read More

EU aviation and tourism urge coordinated COVID-19 measures to save jobs

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- February 24, 2021 16:16

The current patchwork of restrictions across Europe is causing confusion for Europe’s travel and tourism industries, and amongst its workers Read More

IATA: Airline COVID-19 cash burn continues

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- February 24, 2021 15:43

It’s the time to ask governments for their restart plan and to offer any support from airline industry that could help Read More

Vaccine, Tourism, Politics: A Realistic View by a Minister, who is Resilient and a Hero

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 24, 2021 07:56

Organization in charge of global tourism like UNWTO had been criticized to act helpless in addressing the global COVID-19 crisis the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre takes the ... Read More

Ukraine International Airlines resumes flights to Baku, Azerbaijan

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- February 23, 2021 22:30

Until the end of April, Ukraine International Airline plans to operate flights to Heydar Aliyev Airport on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Read More

IATA’s digital Covid Travel Pass will help recovery of international travel

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- February 23, 2021 18:26

International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that its digital Covid Travel Pass will be ready “within weeks” Read More

Lufthansa integrates COVID-19 test certificates into digital travel chain

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- February 23, 2021 16:19

New offer initially available on Lufthansa flights from Frankfurt to Istanbul and from Newark to Frankfurt and Munich Read More

Alitalia: the Lufthansa hypothesis returns

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- February 23, 2021 02:38

From Delta Air Lines to EasyJet to Lufthansa Airline, interest in the procurement of Alitalia Airline has gone through several potential transformations since 2017. Read More

UK bans Boeing 777s with faulty engines from its airspace

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- February 22, 2021 22:34

Boeing 777 aircraft with Pratt & Whitney 4000-112 series engines are being banned from British airspace. Read More

ARC: Air ticket sales by US travel agencies still almost nonexistent

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- February 22, 2021 18:45

US travel agencies report very low air ticket salesNo signs of recovery for travel agency air ticket salesARC report sharp decline in travel agency air ticket volumes Airlines Reporting Corp. ... Read More

Low-cost airlines will lead post-COVID-19 recovery

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- February 22, 2021 15:56

Frugal cost-cutting measures taken and operational responsiveness will see low-cost carriers move quickly to absorb pent-up demand and capitalize on any opportunities Read More

Emirates Airlines is becoming Greek for Americans

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 22, 2021 10:04

Not the former Airbus A380, but a Boeing 777 will operate a relaunch of an Emirates route from Dubai via Athens to Newark, New Jersey ,USA. Read More

List of Airlines operating Boeing 777 after United Airlines Second Engine Incident on Hawaii flights

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 22, 2021 04:38

Both United Airlines B777 flights were bound for the Aloha State of Hawaii. Both flights had issues with a Pratt & Whitney PW4000 engines. How many more airlines are in ... Read More

Emirates has a new certified technology partner

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 21, 2021 23:48

Emirates Gateway has transformed the way the airline's fares and services are distributed to travel service providers around the world, empowering them to better service their customers and ensure consistency ... Read More

United Airlines on Fire: Denver-Honolulu UA328

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 20, 2021 21:56

The engine is on fire. Passengers on UA 328 sitting on the right side of the Boeing 777 watched with horrors the right engine of the aircraft on fire and ... Read More

President of Emirates Sir Tim Clark: Candid discussion during interesting times

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- February 20, 2021 20:26

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to be front and center in the minds of everyone no matter what occupation or stage of life, and the effects around the globe vary from ... Read More

WestJet suspends service to four domestic airports

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- February 20, 2021 16:43

Unfortunately, with new and increasingly restrictive policies, we are left once again, with no other option than to suspend service to these communities Read More

Exact Regulations for Travel to and from India

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 19, 2021 22:06

How to Travel to India as a tourist during COVID-19? India issues very different entry regulations for passengers coming into india from the UK, Europe and Middle East, compared to ... Read More

Ukraine International Airlines begins spring restart of flights

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- February 19, 2021 19:04

UIA restores a number of flights that were canceled due to quarantine restrictions and increases the number of frequencies on the most popular routes Read More

United Airlines announces new flight from Boston Logan to London Heathrow

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- February 19, 2021 15:35

United Airlines will be the only U.S. carrier to offer nonstop service between nation's top seven business markets and London Heathrow Read More

Aviation and COVID-19 in Saudi Arabia: As seen by flyadeal CEO

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- February 19, 2021 03:42

For aviation in Saudi Arabia to take off, the country must allow more visitors and expand tourism while dealing with the coronavirus. Read More

Kidnapped in Jamaica: JetBlue plus Jamaica equals International Controversy

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- February 18, 2021 23:37

A former JetBlue Airways flight attendant claims she was “held hostage” – her words – in Jamaica in a dirty hotel room, because she tested positive for COVID-19. Read More

Air Côte d’Ivoire receives its first Airbus A320neo

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- February 18, 2021 15:36

This latest generation aircraft will join Air Côte d’Ivoire’s existing Airbus fleet of six aircraft Read More

Allegiant Air to launch nonstop Key West flight from Pittsburgh

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- February 17, 2021 22:44

Beginning June 3, Allegiant Air will add nonstop service from Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) to Key West International Airport (EYW) Read More

Gulf Air and Etihad Airways announce cooperation agreement

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- February 17, 2021 22:27

The partners will work together to optimize joint operations on the Bahrain-Abu Dhabi route, with improvements to network connectivity over each of the partners’ hubs Read More

US DOT urged to adopt consumer protections for airline passengers

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- February 17, 2021 18:11

US DOT must address concerns about COVID-19 health risks, refunds for flights cancelled during the pandemic, and a new rule adopted last November by the previous administration that will hamper ... Read More

Lufthansa Group streamlines pilot training program

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- February 17, 2021 15:33

A modern framework, with a campus model and ab-initio training will be offered for cockpit crews of Lufthansa Group Airlines in the future Read More

Jetblue CEO Issues Apology to Jamaican Government and People of Jamaica

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- February 16, 2021 22:44

Chief Executive Officer of JetBlue Airways, Robin Hayes, issued a personal apology to the Jamaican Government and the people of Jamaica earlier today, following the recent controversial actions of one of ... Read More

Global campaign launched, calling for the mandatory introduction of effective filtration and warning systems, to be installed on all commercial passenger jet aircraft

editor editor- February 16, 2021 20:48

Flight safety has been often compromised due to crew being impaired or even totally incapacitated from exposure to contaminated air. The Global Cabin Air Quality Executive (GCAQE) has today launched ... Read More

WestJet announces departure of Chief Commercial Officer

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- February 16, 2021 19:25

WestJet announced that John Weatherill will be stepping into the role of Executive Vice-President and Chief Commercial Officer Read More