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  • UK Easter leisure flights gets a boost from Vueling

     Thursday, March 3, 2022

    Spanish low cost airlines operator, Vueling has confirmed in their latest report that they will operate 24 direct routes from multiple United Kingdom airports this Easter.

  • Sanctions set to cripple Russian carriers

     Monday, February 28, 2022

    Having initially targeted Russia’s leasing sector, Western-backed sanctions have now taken aim at the country’s airline and aerospace sectors as international outrage over the invasion of Ukraine mounts.

  • Brits will have to pay for entry to the EU from 2022

     Friday, December 24, 2021

    Brits will have to start paying €7 per person and pre-register their details in order to enter the European Union from next year.

  • Portuguese airline TAP approves COVID-19 aid

     Thursday, December 23, 2021

    The European Commission approved that a further, smaller aid measure from Portugal’s government for the country’s ailing flag carrier TAP, having also signed off on a 2.55 billion euro rescue plan for the airline this week. The European Commission approved …

  • EU adds Turkey in its Travel Passport Scheme

     Friday, August 20, 2021

    According to Thursday’s announcement of the European Commission, the European Union will accept Turkish COVID-19 certificates as of Friday.

  • IATA calls out European Commission’s slot decision

     Wednesday, July 28, 2021

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has branded a European Commission decision to set the winter slot use threshold at 50 per cent as “out of touch with reality”. The trade body argued that the commission had ignored the advice …

  • EU set to launch COVID-19 digital passport in July

     Wednesday, May 26, 2021

    The European Union has decided to complete support for launching a digital COVID-19 certificate. The certificate is being introduced to facilitate safe and free movement during the COVID-19 pandemic by providing proof that a person has either been vaccinated against …

  • EU likely to reopen to fully vaccinated foreign tourists from June

     Tuesday, May 4, 2021

    According to the latest plans of the European Commission, the EU has decided to reopen to holidaymakers from countries with low COVID infection rates, such as the U.K., and to anyone who has been completely vaccinated, starting from the beginning …

  • EU negotiating tourism with US though avoiding the UK

     Wednesday, April 28, 2021

    The EU is at an advanced stage of talks with the US over mutually recognising vaccine passports to boost transatlantic tourism this summer, but Brussels is yet to open discussions with the British government. A spokesperson for the European commission …

  • European Commission launches European Capital of Smart Tourism 2022 competition

     Saturday, April 24, 2021

    The European Commission has launched the European Capital of Smart Tourism 2022 competition. This initiative recognizes European cities for exceptional, ground-breaking and sustainable tourism practices. The tourism sector plays an important role in generating growth and jobs in the EU. …