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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

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

Attack on Saudi Arabia: US Issues Statement

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 24, 2021 20:13

The United States strongly condemns the latest attack on Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The State Department said in a press-release: "We are gathering more information, but it appears to have been ... 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

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

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

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

IATA supports EU digital COVID-19 vaccination certificate

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 19, 2021 15:11

Pan-European mutually recognized vaccination certificate would be an important step towards giving governments the confidence to safely open their borders Read More

Airports Council International cancels 2021 ACI Africa event

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 19, 2021 02:30

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to stomp out hope of reactivating events that had to be cancelled in 2020 due to the coronavirus. Its latest victim is the Airport Council International ... 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

London has fallen: Heathrow no longer Europe’s Busiest air hub

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 18, 2021 21:52

New strain of COVID-19 threatens to deepen the crisis in the British aviation industry Read More

Fraport Traffic Figures 2020: Passenger Numbers Fall to Historic Low Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 18, 2021 08:58

Massive passenger slump recorded at Frankfurt Airport and Fraport’s Group airports worldwide – Relatively low decline in FRA’s cargo volumes 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

Delta Air Lines bans pro-Trump hoodlums from its flights

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 14, 2021 23:02

Delta Air puts Donald Trump supporters who heckled Mitt Romney and Lindsey Graham on no-fly list Read More

Florida Keys Tourism: ‘Name’ COVID-19-fighting robot at Key West Airport

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 14, 2021 19:38

The robot emits high-intensity ultraviolet UV-C wavelength light designed to remove 99.9% of harmful airborne and surface pathogens including the novel coronavirus Read More

US travel agency air ticket sales show seasonal trend in December

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 14, 2021 18:11

US travel agencies' December 2020 air ticket sales were down 83% compared to December 2019, when sales totaled $6.1 billion Read More

The Bahamas poised to seamlessly integrate new CDC order into existing protocols

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 14, 2021 00:09

Yesterday, the U.S. Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that all air passengers flying to the U.S. from a foreign country will be required to show proof of ... Read More

US DOT adopts new airline passenger protections

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 13, 2021 22:30

New regulations that apply to airlines bumping passengers and mishandling baggage announced Read More

How you can influence the future of Aviation?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 13, 2021 21:19

The World Tourism Network emerged out of a grassroots initiatives known as rebuilding.travel. Aviation veteran Vijay Poonoosamy, a former VP for Etihad Airways is now leading the Aviation Interest Group ... Read More

Munich Airport’s passenger numbers decline to 11.1 million

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 13, 2021 19:31

Global travel restrictions have had a drastic effect on traffic development at Munich Airport Read More

US Travel: We appreciate CDC international travel testing mandate

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 13, 2021 19:06

With a risk-based, layered approach to health and safety throughout every aspect of travel, it’s possible to both protect public health and allow travel to safely resume Read More

FlyArystan: 1.5 milion passengers in 2020

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 13, 2021 18:28

Since its operations began in May 2019, FlyArystan has carried over 2.2 million passengers Read More

Fraport AG receives CEIV Pharma recertification

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 13, 2021 18:20

IATA’s pharma certificate awarded for exemplary handling of temperature-sensitive goods at Frankfurt Airport Read More

World Tourism Network: New COVID-19 rules for US airlines not enough

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- January 13, 2021 00:52

Arriving in the United States of America from a foreign country now means a mandatory COVID-19 test within 3 days prior to boarding a US bound flight. This new CDC ... Read More

Sabre and Jeju Air renew long-term distribution partnership

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 13, 2021 00:36

Jeju Air and Sabre Corporation affirm long-term relationship as the carrier ramps up route resumption Read More