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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 …

  • Cargolux appoints new Chairman of the Board of Directors

    Published on : Thursday, April 29, 2021

    Cargolux is pleased to announce the appointment of Mrs. Christianne Wickler as Cargolux’ new Chairman of the Board of Directors. Mrs. Wickler is the first female Chairman of the Board of Directors’ of Cargolux. An entrepreneur and mother of four, …

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  • Asia Pacific Airlines Traffic Results – March 2021

    Published on : Thursday, April 29, 2021

    Preliminary traffic figures released today by the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) showed that international passenger markets remained weak with unabating border restrictions particularly in the Asia Pacific region. This has been exacerbated by the uneven progress in vaccination …

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  • British Airways to add four new routes in Eastern Europe

    Published on : Wednesday, April 28, 2021

    British Airways recently announced that it has decided to add four new short-haul routes to Wroclaw (WRO) and Gdansk (GDN) in Poland, Riga (RIX) in Latvia and Cluj-Napoca (CLJ) in Romania. The routes will add breadth to the airline’s schedule …

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  • Austrian Airlines says goodbye to the second Boeing 767

    Published on : Wednesday, April 28, 2021

    The second Austrian Airlines Boeing 767-300ER with the registration OE-LAX left Vienna today for the USA. The aircraft will first fly under flight number OS 1411 to Bangor in the state of Maine, where customs clearance will be handled. After …

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  • Emirates, Dubai Health Authorities to implement digital verification of Covid records

    Published on : Tuesday, April 27, 2021

    Emirates and the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) have begun to implement full digital verification of Covid-19 medical records connected to testing and vaccination for travellers based in the UAE. Emirates customers who have undertaken a PCR test in Dubai can …

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  • FAA Proposes Civil Penalties Against Three Passengers for Allegedly Interfering with Flight Attendants

    Published on : Tuesday, April 27, 2021

    The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes civil penalties of $31,750, $16,750 and $14,500 against three passengers for allegedly interfering with and, in two cases, assaulting flight attendants who instructed them to obey cabin crew instruction and …

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  • Emirates launches digital health verification for UAE passengers

    Published on : Tuesday, April 27, 2021

    Emirates and the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) have started to implement full digital verification of COVID-19 medical records connected to testing and vaccination for travellers based in the UAE. Customers who have undertaken a PCR test in Dubai can choose …

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  • UNWTO joins hands with IATA to launch new COVID tracker

    Published on : Tuesday, April 27, 2021

    The United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) recently joined hands with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to announce a Destination Tracker in preparation for the restart of international travel. It is the result of both organisations joint efforts to …

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  • Pegasus Airlines is one of the first to trial the IATA Travel Pass

    Published on : Monday, April 26, 2021

    Leading low-cost carrier, Pegasus Airlines, has signed an agreement for the IATA Travel Pass, a mobile application developed by The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and which allows guests to digitally store and manage their health-related certifications required for international …

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  • To revive tourism, JAL is set to make China-focused LCC

    Published on : Monday, April 26, 2021

    The plans of Japan Airlines to make Spring Airlines Japan, a low-cost carrier partially funded by the Spring Airlines of China, a consolidated subsidiary by the end of June, Nikkei has learned. JAL, one of the two important airlines of …

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  • Qatar Airways To Launch Three Weekly Flights to Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire From 16 June 2021

    Published on : Monday, April 26, 2021

    Qatar Airways is pleased to announce it will operate three weekly flights to Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire via Accra from 16 June 2021 becoming the fourth new destination in Africa announced by the national carrier of the State of Qatar since …

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  • airBaltic set to develop new cargo hub at Riga Airport

    Published on : Monday, April 26, 2021

    airBaltic and Riga Airport have recently signed a land reservation agreement for building a new Baltic cargo hub. The new facility will be the largest dedicated air cargo handling hanger in the region. According to initial plans, the planned size …

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  • Emirates set to resume Mexico City connections in July

    Published on : Monday, April 26, 2021

    Emirates have announced that it has decided to resume four weekly services to Mexico City (MEX) via Barcelona (BCN) from July 2. The BCN-MEX route will be operated with a two-class Emirates Boeing 777-200LR which offers 38 business class seats …

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  • IAG aims to boost sustainable aviation fuel by 2030

    Published on : Monday, April 26, 2021

    International Airlines Group (IAG) has become the first European airline group to commit to powering ten per cent of its flights with sustainable aviation fuel by 2030. The group has decided to purchase one million tonnes of sustainable jet fuel …

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  • Emirates restarts flights to Mexico City via Barcelona

    Published on : Saturday, April 24, 2021

    Emirates has announced it will resume four weekly services to Mexico City (MEX) via Barcelona (BCN) from 2nd July 2021, re-opening connectivity and boosting trade and tourism while providing customers worldwide with more connectivity, convenience and choice. The BCN-MEX route …

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  • Abu Dhabi declares its updated ‘Green List’ of destinations

    Published on : Friday, April 23, 2021

    At the Abu Dhabi Airport, ‘Green List’ passengers will only require to undertake PCR testing upon their arrival. Within the ‘Green List’, countries, regions, and territories will be updated time to time. Inclusion in the Green list is subject to …

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  • London Luton Airport opens new in-terminal COVID testing facility

    Published on : Friday, April 23, 2021

    London Luton Airport (LLA) has opened a new in-terminal COVID-19 facility with its partner Collinson in preparation for the restart of international travel. The expansion complements the existing drive-through facility located in the Mid-term car park, which launched in December. …

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  • Austrian Airlines checks corona-related travel documents for passengers

    Published on : Friday, April 23, 2021

    Due to the pandemic-related entry regulations, numerous countries currently require specific documents, such as a recent negative Covid-19 test result, a digital entry registration form or a passenger locator form. The required certificates are currently checked directly at the airport. …

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  • Solomon Airlines confirms seats now available on flights Solomon Islands to Australia to mid-June

    Published on : Friday, April 23, 2021

    Following approval by the Australian Government, Solomon Airlines has confirmed that passenger seats are now available for sale on flights from Honiara to Brisbane every Friday until mid-June 2021. Each week, (including 23 and 30 April, 7, 14, 21 and …

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  • Melbourne Airport passenger performance March 2021

    Published on : Friday, April 23, 2021

    Melbourne Airport recorded its busiest month since the COVID-19 pandemic first began, with more than 991,000 passengers flying in March.  Domestic traveller numbers peaked at 980,364, a 21.9 per cent drop on March last year. Meanwhile, overall traveller figures were …

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