October 23, 2021| 39 0

Virgin Atlantic Ups Flights To The US For Border Reopening

Virgin Atlantic will increase flights to the US on November 8th to coincide with the border reopening. With fully vaccinated travelers now allowed to fly to the US, Virgin will restore flights to Orlando and Las Vegas and up services to New York. Let’s find out more about the carrier’s plans. Virgin Atlantic is sending its largest jet, to Orlando to …

October 21, 2021| 59 0

First Lufthansa Dreamliner To Be Named After Germany’s Capital

For more than 60 years, Lufthansa has had a tradition of naming its aircraft after German cities, but only less than a handful have been given the privilege of being named after the German capital, Berlin. Besides being the German capital, Lufthansa and Berlin have had a long and special relationship as it has been flying to Berlin for more than thr …

October 21, 2021| 45 0

Boise Gets Another Boost From Alaska Airlines

Alaska Airlines is adding two new routes from Boise. Set to start in summer 2022, Boise will be connected to Las Vegas and Idaho Falls. With the addition of these new flights, Alaska Airlines will be flying up to 36 daily departures to 15 destinations nonstop from Boise as it builds out another key base where it sees plenty of room for growth. Alask …

October 13, 2021| 105 0

Air New Zealand transforms 787 Dreamliner into a COVID-19 vaccination clinic

Are you interested in taking a tour of a Boeing 787 Dreamliner in exchange for a COVID-19 jab? Air New Zealand is offering just that as an incentive to encourage people living in Auckland to get vaccinated.  The ‘Jabaseat’ flight at Auckland Airport (AKL) takes place on October 16, 2021, a date dubbed ‘Super Saturday’ by the New Zealand government, which has announced a day of vaccination events to boost take-up of the jab.   New Zealand’s borders have been closed since March 2020, as part of a strategy to keep COVID-19 out entirely. However, with the Delta variant having got through, lockdown measures were re-imposed and the government has switched its focus to driving vaccination rates.   “In addition to a behind-the-scenes glimpse of an aircraft hangar, visitors will tour Business Premier, enjoy free inflight snacks and receive a special boarding pass to commemorate the moment,” Air New Zealand announced on October 13 in a social media post.  The ‘passengers’ will board through the front door and receive their Pfizer vaccine in the plane’s business class section before exiting via economy class. Air New Zealand has stated that face masks and physical distancing are mandatory.   Aucklander Lauren Tinsley, studying for her private pilot’s license (PPL), is among those who snapped up the chance to receive a vaccination on board the Air New Zealand plane.  “I had a booking in a few weeks to get my second jab but I am absolutely made up that I managed to secure a spot on Saturday instead,” the student, originally from Britain, tells AeroTime. “Under Level 3 restrictions, my flight training is on pause and I haven’t been on a wide-body jet in nearly two years, so I am really looking forward to this.”  On October 3, 2021, Air New Zealand announced that, as of February 2022, it will require passengers traveling on its international network to be fully vaccinated. According to data from New Zealand’s Ministry of Health, 80% of Kiwis aged 12 and over have had their first jab, while 57% are fully vaccinated. 

October 13, 2021| 62 0

Air Serbia Restores Kraljevo Service

Air Serbia has resumed operations between Kraljevo and Vienna for the first time since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic in March 2020. The carrier will maintain two weekly flights between the two cities with its ATR72 aircraft. Services have so far been scheduled until December 30. “We are glad to be gradually expanding our offer and that w …

October 13, 2021| 75 0

Etihad Cargo revamps website

Etihad Cargo has revamped the etihadcargo.com portal to provide customers with a “heightened and intuitive” online experience. The new-look website includes the introduction of quicker booking processes and streamlined flows, a personalized dashboard, recommendations, and dynamic pricing. Following customer feedback, the site also now incorporates a …

October 13, 2021| 77 0

Routes Asia and World 2022 locations announced

As the 2021 edition of the event drew to a close, SEA Milan Airports handed over the hosting responsibilities of the event to Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) and McCarran International Airport. “It is an honor to once again serve as the host airport for Routes World,” said Rosemary Vassiliadis, Clark County director of aviation. …

September 27, 2021| 134 0

Qantas Preparing To Skip Perth When UK Flights Resume

Today, September 27th, the Qantas Group updated its flying schedule to fit with the reopening plans and latest border assumptions across much of Australia. Assuming vaccination thresholds are reached, this will see international flights gradually restart in late December. However, the airline’s flagship service to London will not be using Perth unt …

September 27, 2021| 109 0

Ecuatoriana Airlines plans to launch operations in early 2022

Ecuatoriana Airlines (2nd) is now planning to launch operations in early 2022. Besides operating between Quito and Guayaquil, the new airline will also focus on the resort city of Manta with Quito, Guayaquil, and Cuenca. The company is also planning to launch operations with three de Havilland Canada Dash 8-400s. …

September 25, 2021| 135 0

British Airways Plans Austin and San Diego resumption

The Covid-19 virus has caused havoc all over the planet and brought virtually all international leisure travel to a standstill. Over the last couple of months, there have been signs of recovery in air travel, with domestic flight numbers increasing. Another major sign of recovery is surfacing, the resumption of long-haul international flights to le …

September 25, 2021| 140 0

Japan Airlines Amends Schedule with International Service Boosts

As September winds down, Japan Airlines is making small network changes that will begin as soon as October while will strengthen the carrier’s position in the current climate. October changes are planned to target destinations south of the carrier’s homeland, while changes after October are strategic for North American operations. On Japan Airlines& …

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