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Southwest Airlines bans emotional support animals

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 25, 2021 23:50

Effective March 1, 2021, Southwest Airlines will accept only trained service dogs for travel and will no longer transport emotional support animals Read More

Alaska Airlines takes delivery of its first Boeing 737-9 MAX aircraft

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 25, 2021 21:48

Alaska's first Boeing 737-9 is scheduled to enter passenger service on March 1 with daily roundtrip flights between Seattle and San Diego, and Seattle and Los Angeles Read More

Wizz Air’s Abu Dhabi launch provides much-needed low-cost competition

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 25, 2021 17:47

Wizz Air’s launch will certainly disrupt the market, offering competitive fares and opening up underserved destinations Read More

Israel closes Ben Gurion Airport, halts all passenger flights

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 25, 2021 16:01

Israel will make exceptions only for cargo flights, emergency aircraft and airliners crossing Israeli airspace without landing Read More

Lufthansa: Fresh, sustainable and high quality

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 25, 2021 15:31

Lufthansa announces partnership with dean&david and Dallmayr for new catering concept Read More

Qatar Airways expands its Africa network

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 25, 2021 15:21

Qatar Airways increases its Cape Town, Casablanca, Durban, Johannesburg, Maputo and Tunis frequencies Read More

Sunwing Airlines and pilots reach tentative agreement

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 23, 2021 21:03

The Unifor 7378 Sunwing Pilot collective agreement expired on November 30, 2020, and it was announced that a tentative agreement has been reached with Sunwing Airlines which operates out of ... Read More

Europe’s busiest airports named

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 23, 2021 18:43

Most Western European airports experienced a decline in passenger traffic of 70% or more in 2020 Read More

Lufthansa Group airlines adjust mask requirement

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 22, 2021 19:35

Lufthansa Group airlines had already introduced a requirement to wear a mouth-nose mask on board their flights in May of last year Read More

Turkmenistan Airlines places first order with Airbus

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 22, 2021 19:21

Turkmenistan Airlines becomes new Airbus customer with order of two A330-200 aircraft Read More

President Biden signs executive order mandating masks on airline flights

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 22, 2021 18:20

Mandating masks during flights is an important first step to ensure airline passengers are protected from the risk of contracting COVID-19 Read More

Aviation Industry Leaders Unite in World Tourism Network Interest Group

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 21, 2021 19:38

Aviation is a key factor in rebuilding the travel and tourism industry. The World Tourism Network had an initial brainstorming discussion with industry leaders to talk about a way forward. Read More

Qatar Airways signs expanded codeshare agreement with Iberia

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 21, 2021 16:07

Qatar Airways continues where it left off in 2020, further expanding its strategic partnerships signing an expanded codeshare agreement with Iberia. The agreement will enhance connectivity between the two airlines’ ... Read More

Kazakhstan’s FlyArystan announces new low-fare destinations

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 21, 2021 15:53

FlyArystan is Kazakhstan’s first Low Cost Carrier and the first LCC based in Eurasia Read More

Qatar Airways to resume Atlanta services in June

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 21, 2021 15:33

Qatar Airways Increases Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, Miami, San Francisco and Seattle frequencies Read More

United Airlines sets 2021 financial focus on recovery

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 21, 2021 02:12

United Airlines announced today its 2020 financial results along with recovery plans for 2021. The airline has used cost savings, liquidity funding, and cash burn to get through 2020 which ... Read More

Etihad Airways resumes passenger flights from Abu Dhabi to Doha

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 20, 2021 18:47

With ties between the UAE and Qatar restored, the restarting of passenger services between the two capitals will once again support the growth of trade and tourism between the two ... Read More

Lufthansa will soon depart on its longest passenger flight

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 20, 2021 16:02

Polar explorers on board will make it one of the most unique flights in Lufthansa's history Read More

Singapore Airlines resumes flights between Munich and Singapore

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 20, 2021 15:40

Resuming nonstop service between Munich and Singapore sends a very important signal, especially in these challenging times Read More

Etihad Airways to offer IATA Travel Pass to its passengers

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 19, 2021 18:57

IATA Travel Pass will initially be offered to Etihad’s guests on selected flights from Abu Dhabi in the first quarter of 2021 Read More

Emirates one of the first airlines to trial IATA Travel Pass

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 19, 2021 16:01

IATA Travel Pass enables Emirates passengers to create a ‘digital passport’ to verify their pre-travel test or vaccination meets the requirements of the destination Read More

India skies in need of expansion

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- January 19, 2021 02:45

India must welcome increased air capacity in order for tourism to receive a much-need boost. To this end, a few carriers have indicated the beginning of new service. Specifically, the ... Read More

British Airways most mentioned airline on Twitter in Q4 2020

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 18, 2021 23:44

British flag carrier was the most mentioned airline among influencer conversations on Twitter in Fourth Quarter of 2020 Read More

American Airlines, United and Delta return to Bonaire this winter

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 18, 2021 22:31

Bonaire welcomes back North American travelers with direct flight service set to resume from Atlanta, Miami, Houston and Newark Read More

GOL Linhas Aéreas: 20 years in the air

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 18, 2021 18:29

Brazil's largest domestic airline opened up access to air travel for millions of Brazilians, with more than 500 million customers transported on 4.2 million flights in past two decades Read More

Qatar Airways receives 5-Star COVID-19 Airline Safety Rating

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 18, 2021 15:13

Qatar Airways kept flying throughout COVID-19, taking over 3.1 million people home since the start of the pandemic Read More

Air France certified with COVID-19 Airline Safety Rating

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 16, 2021 16:17

Air France rolls out the strictest health and hygiene measures both on the ground and on board to ensure a completely safe trip Read More

WestJet announces retirement of Chief Operating Officer

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 15, 2021 19:39

Captain Jeff Martin, WestJet Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer announces his retirement Read More

Alitalia airline: Hypothesis of the sale

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- January 15, 2021 03:09

Alitalia airline is being sold off bit by bit, one piece at a time. Steps being taken include what is being called a Plan B, the aviation part, along with ... Read More