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  • Etihad Airways launches ‘Verified To Fly’ travel document initiative

    Published on : Tuesday, May 18, 2021

    From 12 May 2021, the travellers flying from Abu Dhabi with Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, will be able to validate their COVID-19 travel documents before arriving at the airport. The guests can arrive at …

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  • GlobalData: Exit of Norwegian Air from long haul routes emphasizes business model error

    Published on : Monday, January 25, 2021

    Norwegian Air recently departing the long-haul game calls into question the business model’s viability going forward, as the airline’s high-cost base hindered its ability to turn a profit with a high proportion of its costs related to fuel, says GlobalData, …

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  • SpiceJet to operate from Pakyong from Jan 23

    Published on : Wednesday, January 20, 2021

    Greenfield Airport in Pakyong, which has been stalled from operations since end of 2019, has been declared open for operations from January 23. SpiceJet, so far, is the only airline that has been onboard in Pakyong and for the future …

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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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  • Boeing, Etihad Airways and World Energy lift sustainable aviation fuel

    Published on : Tuesday, September 15, 2020

    Boeing and Etihad Airways concluded testing on the aerospace company’s 2020 ecoDemonstrator programme last week with a cross-country flight using a 50/50 blend of sustainable and traditional jet fuel. Flying from Seattle to Boeing’s manufacturing site in South Carolina, Etihad’s …

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  • Etihad Airways introduces COVID-19 global wellness insurance

    Published on : Tuesday, September 8, 2020

    Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, is introducing COVID-19 global wellness insurance cover as part of Etihad Wellness, the airlines new health and hygiene programme. Guests who are diagnosed with COVID-19 during their trip won’t have to worry …

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  • Gatwick Airport reopens North Terminal

    Published on : Monday, June 15, 2020

    Gatwick Airport reopens its North Terminal with new rule and safety measures. The first easyJet passenger flight for 11 weeks marks some good news for Gatwick airport, which has suffered even more than its three big rivals, Heathrow, Manchester and …

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  • “Smart helmet” can screen temperature of airline passengers

    Published on : Thursday, May 14, 2020

    The engineers at Rome’s Fiumicino Airport are testing a “smart helmet” which allows people to scan passengers and check if they could be carrying coronavirus or COVID-19. This newest and most innovative airline scanner would allow a worker to move around the airport and scan anyone in its radius with infrared.

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  • Etihad Airways amplifies its corporate social responsibility to fight against COVID-19

    Published on : Wednesday, May 13, 2020

    Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has amplified its corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives to support those affected by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The airline has highlighted the development of face shields for medical staff in a new video released today to mark Zayed Humanitarian Day.

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  • Thai AirAsia and Thai Lion Air are resuming domestic air services

    Published on : Friday, April 24, 2020

    Thai AirAsia and Thai Lion Air, are the two domestic airline companies will likely be the first to resume domestic flights from May 1, according to aviation authorities.     The routes of these domestic airlines will pivot on the …

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  • Singapore Airlines announces its schedule in May

    Published on : Tuesday, April 21, 2020

    The Singapore Airlines (SIA) has extended its flight cancellations until the end of May in response to the ongoing coronavirus or COVID 19 crisis.     The flag carrier of Singapore had originally cut its flight capacity by 96 per …

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  • Etihad Airways continues to operate special passenger flights for stranded passengers

    Published on : Friday, April 3, 2020

    Over the past week, Etihad Airways has been operating special flights which have allowed stranded passengers to return home, and to support the ‘UAE Food Security Program’ as part of previously announced plans to utilise belly-hold capacity of passenger aircraft …

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  • Annual dividend scrapped by International Airlines Group

    Published on : Thursday, April 2, 2020

    International Airlines Group announced the scrapping of a planned dividend for shareholders in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Previously a final dividend of 0.17 euros per share was proposed and Stephen Gunning, chief financial officer for the company mentioned …

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  • EasyJet grounds entire fleet due to COVID-19 scare

    Published on : Monday, March 30, 2020

    EasyJet has grounded its entire fleet of planes and said it cannot give a date for when they will restart. The budget airline said it had made the move due to the unprecedented travel restrictions imposed by governments globally due …

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  • Indian aviation industry is witnessing $3.6 billion loss

    Published on : Monday, March 30, 2020

    As many countries in the world are closing their borders, the COVID-19 or coronavirus outbreak has acutely impacted the travel industry, especially airlines witnessing the most notable casualties. According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), airlines could lose a …

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  • Ryanair charges passengers more to re-book cancelled flights

    Published on : Friday, March 27, 2020

    The passengers of Ryanair are being hit with expensive price hikes when trying to rebook their cancelled flights – and finding new flights much cheaper. The airline has waived their change fees, but when trying to re-book their flights, are …

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  • Lufthansa Airlines to launch new flight between Bengaluru and Munich

    Published on : Wednesday, August 7, 2019

    Lufthansa Airlines announced the introduction of a new flight on the Bengaluru-Munich route. The new flight will fly out from Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru five times a week, starting from Munich on 31st March 2020. Lufthansa will operate their latest, …

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  • Airbus and China Aviation Supplies Holding Company expand their Partnership in Civil Aviation

    Published on : Wednesday, March 27, 2019

    Airbus and China Aviation Supplies Holding Company (CAS) has signed a General Terms Agreement (GTA) covering the purchase by Chinese airlines of a total of 300 Airbus aircraft.       The General Terms Agreement was signed in Paris, France …

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  • Travel chaos on the cocktails of Arctic freeze in UK

    Published on : Tuesday, December 11, 2018

    There is risk of travel disorder as subzero plunge of temperatures are in the anvil in U.K. BBC weather warns that the freezing Arctic winds will cause the temperatures to plummet to minus 2 degree centigrade with 24 hours. Later …

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  • Air China offers daily route between Beijing and London

    Published on : Friday, November 30, 2018

    Air China is continuing to focus its attentions on building up its connectivity to London, with its current 17-times-weekly flights between the UK capital and Beijing set to go triple daily from March 31 next year.     The frequency …

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