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Wizz Air opens cabin crew recruitment drive

Wizz Air has decided to recruit cabin crew members across its UK bases, including London Luton, Gatwick, Doncaster Sheffield and Cardiff. The decision comes ahead of the summer season and hopes international travel may be regaining momentum. Wizz Air is …

  • Qatar airways achieved highest Diamond Standard status in Global Apex Health Safety

    Published on : Friday, January 15, 2021

    Qatar airways recently made it official that it has achieved highest Diamond Standard status in Global Apex Health Safety. The Diamond Standard status, that is officially the highest level attainable, was announced by APEX and global aviation marketing consultancy, SimpliFlying, …

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  • Canada airline workers shocked to experience no financial support for the sector

    Published on : Friday, January 15, 2021

    Canada’s Transport Minister requested aid and support for the aviation industry workers to help then sail through the devastating effect of pandemic. Unifor, ACPA, ALPA and CALDA continue to call on the federal government to make a direct and meaningful …

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  • More than 1000 pilot job loss as Norwegian Airlines its transatlantic and Asian air network

    Published on : Friday, January 15, 2021

    There are more than 1,000 pilots and cabin crews working at Gatwick for the budget airline Norwegian are learning they have lost their jobs. This Oslo-based airline is to abandon its transatlantic and Asian network of long-haul flights – many …

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  • Jet2 suspends all flights and holidays until March

    Published on : Thursday, January 14, 2021

    Jet2.com has decided to suspend all flights and holidays until March 25. The leisure operator said the decision has been undertaken due to the uncertainty surrounding travel restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. For customers due to travel from 26 …

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  • Norwegian to focus on short haul routes upon return

    Published on : Thursday, January 14, 2021

    Low-cost carrier Norwegian recently outlined a simplified business structure and dedicated short haul route network as it plans a return from the COVID-19 shutdown. The airline mentioned that with the latest plan the carrier is hoping to build a robust …

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  • Jeju Air and Sabre indulges into long-term relationship

    Published on : Thursday, January 14, 2021

    Sabre Corporation has recently made it official that they have once again renewed their long-term distribution partnership with one of the largest Korean low cost carrier, Jeju Air. This renewed agreement ensures that Sabre will continue to distribute Jeju Air’s …

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  • Heathrow witnesses huge drop in traffic in 2020

    Published on : Wednesday, January 13, 2021

    Heathrow recently reported that passenger numbers fall by 73 per cent last year as COVID-19 restrictions took a huge toll on the aviation sector. A total of 22 million people passed through the airport. In December, passenger numbers plummeted 83 …

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  • Qatar Airways Resumes Flights to Riyadh

    Published on : Tuesday, January 12, 2021

    Qatar Airways today resumed flights to Riyadh in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with a daily service. QR1164 from Hamad International Airport to King Khalid International Airport took off in Doha at 13:45 local time and landed safely at its …

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  • Vistara launches daily nonstop flights between Sharjah (UAE) and Indian city Delhi

    Published on : Tuesday, January 12, 2021

    Vistara, India’s finest full-service carrier and a joint venture of Tata Group and Singapore Airlines, today announced daily, non-stop flights between Sharjah (UAE) and Delhi starting 20 January 2021. The airline will operate its Airbus A320neo aircraft on this route …

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  • International Air Transport Association (IATA) explores the options of digital passes and health certificate

    Published on : Tuesday, January 12, 2021

    Amidst COVID-19, several stakeholders of the travel and tourism industry are exploring the option of digital passes and health certificates which include destinations, airlines and associations like International Air Transport Association (IATA). These digital passes and certificates intend to lower …

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  • Javier Ferran appointed new IAG Chairman

    Published on : Monday, January 11, 2021

    International Airlines Group, the parent company to airlines including British Airways, Iberia, Aer Lingus and Vueling has officially appointed Javier Ferran as the new Chairman of the company after Antonio Vazquez retired as the Director of the company and Chairman …

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  • Airlines reduces fare to reconnect with flyers

    Published on : Monday, January 11, 2021

    Airlines have focussed on adopting new ways to reconnect with tourists and boost travel industry. While 2020 was a nightmare to the industry, first the pandemic outbreak followed by lockdown and travel restrictions for months. Now 2021 is the present …

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  • Norwegian continues to struggle for survival

    Published on : Friday, January 8, 2021

    Norwegian recently revealed that traffic figures for December continued to be heavily influenced by lower demand caused by continued travel restrictions across Europe although Christmas bookings were positive. Around 129,664 customers flew with Norwegian in December, a decrease of 94 …

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  • Etihad and Israir Airlines enters in pilot training partnership

    Published on : Friday, January 8, 2021

    Etihad Aviation Training (EAT) has signed a contract with Israir Airlines to offer Full-Flight Simulator pilot training for Israir Airlines’ Airbus A320 pilots. As part of the agreement, Israir will dry lease EAT’s Full-Flight Simulators at the training facility located …

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  • Norwegian’s traffic figures heavily impacted by COVID-19

    Published on : Friday, January 8, 2021

    Norwegian Air’s traffic figures for December were heavily influenced by lower demand caused by continued travel restrictions across Europe. However, Christmas bookings were positive. In December, 129,664 customers flew with Norwegian, a decrease of 94 percent compared to the same …

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  • FAA Announces Final Rule to Facilitate the Reintroduction of Civil Supersonic Flight

    Published on : Thursday, January 7, 2021

    Today the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a final rule to facilitate the safe development of civil supersonic aircraft. The rule streamlines and clarifies procedures to obtain FAA approval for supersonic flight testing in …

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  • APOC Aviation opens a new warehouse facility in Singapore

    Published on : Wednesday, January 6, 2021

    As part of the on-going strategic plan to expand its global footprint, APOC Aviation, the innovative leasing, trading, aircraft component and part-out specialist, has today announced the opening of its first facility outside Europe. The new APOC base in Singapore …

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  • Etihad Guest takes more flexibility during COVID-19 pandemic

    Published on : Wednesday, January 6, 2021

     Etihad Guest, the award-winning loyalty programme of Etihad Airways,  concluded 2020 with a positive outlook following a series of corporate social responsibility activations and member initiatives. During 2020, the programme and its members donated 48 million miles to support relief …

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  • Qantas Airways likely to resume international services from July

    Published on : Wednesday, January 6, 2021

    Qantas Airways has started taking bookings for international flights from July 1. The Australian flag-carrier previous said it was not expecting to fly internationally until much later in the year but now appears to be gambling sufficient COVID-19 vaccinations will …

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  • Oman Air set to return to Dubai next week

    Published on : Wednesday, January 6, 2021

    Oman Air has decided to operate five weekly flights to Dubai with services set to start on January 11. Flights to and from Dubai will be operated on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday. The national carrier of the sultanate of …

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