April 6, 2021| 61 0

easyJet’s CEO Warns Against COVID Tests For All Travellers

easyJet’s CEO has warned the UK Government that COVID-19 tests should not be a condition of travel as England hopes to reopen its borders gradually. The comments come after Prime Minister Boris Johnson gave a speech on the country’s reopening road map. Following the strictest border restrictions yet, most are keen to see the resumption of travel. So …

April 1, 2021| 56 0

Virgin Australia Denies Standing Down Workers

Just days after an Australian Government payroll assistance scheme ended, Virgin Australia denying claims it has stood down the ground crew. Reports are circulating that 170 ground crew have been stood down for three weeks without pay. Virgin Australia calls this “categorically false.” Virgin Australia ground crew warned of potential stand-down Accor …

March 31, 2021| 48 0

Southwest Set To Offer Hawaiian Quarantine Pre-Clearance

Southwest Airlines has joined Hawaii’s Safe Travels Program, allowing passengers flying to Honolulu (Oahu) and Kahului (Maui) to skip health screening and quarantine requirements after landing. The airline says it all part of their efforts to offer a simple and streamlined arrival into Hawai‘i. “This process will expedite their time in the airport, …

March 30, 2021| 48 0

Brisbane Lockdown Leads To Domestic Border Closures

Just as Australia’s domestic airlines were gearing up for a blockbuster Easter weekend, a COVID-19 outbreak in Brisbane threatens to put the brakes on the domestic airline industry’s rebound. Ten new COVID cases were recorded in Brisbane in the last 24 hours, with eight of them locally acquired. Brisbane has gone into a three-day lockdown. With the …

March 30, 2021| 57 0

AirAsia posts huge net loss as COVID-19 wreaks havoc on earnings

Low-cost carrier AirAsia Group said Monday (29 March) that it posted its worst-ever loss in 2020 as border restrictions and quarantines kept international flying to a minimum. The Malaysian airline’s net loss widened to 2.44 billion ringgit (US$589.1 million) for the quarter ended 31 December from 384.4 million ringgit in the corresponding quarter …

March 29, 2021| 52 0

BLOW FOR HALF-PRICE TICKET PLAN AS BRISBANE ENTERS LOCKDOWN

The government’s plan to prop up domestic aviation by supplementing half-price tickets was dealt an enormous blow on Monday after it was announced Greater Brisbane would enter a three-day lockdown. The news, caused by the state recording four new locally acquired COVID cases today, is almost certain to lead to most states closing their borders for a …

March 28, 2021| 53 0

American Airlines Prepares For Post-Pandemic Spring

American Airlines is preparing for its best season since the COVID-19 pandemic began over a year ago. The airline has seen a surge in bookings and revenue and its preparing to return all of its planes to service by May. In an internal email reviewed by AirlineGeeks, American Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer Maya Leibman wrote t …

March 15, 2021| 27 0

Most Of Emirates’ Boeing 777 Fleet Is Now Flying Again

While Emirates had a difficult 2020, the airline has already begun its recovery. The carrier is flying all but two of its 777s, which means 151 are currently in the sky. While the A380 remains largely grounded, the 777 has become the key aircraft in the fleet. Back in the sky In an interview with Arabian Business, Emirates’ President Sir Tim Clark ta …

March 15, 2021| 19 0

British Airways CEO Says Airline Remains Committed To The A380

Sean Doyle, CEO of British Airways, has given hope to Airbus’s giant of the skies. The British flag carrier’s CEO confirmed that the aircraft would indeed return to service. However, exactly when isn’t immediately apparent. Around the world, the fate of the global Airbus A380 fleet is uncertain. While some such as Emirates and Singapore Airlines rem …

March 14, 2021| 31 0

Why Did Air France Host A Fashion Show In A Maintenance Hangar?

This time last year, all the talk during Paris Fashion Week was about the deadly COVID-19 virus that had wreaked havoc on the northern Italian town of Bergamo. Little did they know then that a year later, rather than people-packed runway shows, French fashion houses would be holding virtual events open to not just the exclusive few but for everyone …

March 14, 2021| 20 0

SpiceJet Starts Offering $4 COVID Testing To Get People To Fly

SpiceJet is offering passengers COVID-19 tests for as little as ₹299 ($4) through its subsidiary SpiceHealth. The price is much lower than the market price for RT-PCR treating and is SpiceJet’s most recent attempt to diversify its business. Testing is currently available in New Delhi, Mumbai, and Gurgaon. Testing SpiceJet is offering travelers a sign …

March 14, 2021| 20 0

Lufthansa Doubles Services For Easter After Jump In Bookings

German national flag carrier Lufthansa said in a statement released on March 12 that it had doubled its number of flights to spring sun destinations over the Easter holidays after seeing a massive increase in bookings. Not surprisingly, after almost a year of lockdowns and restrictions, people in Germany are eager to get away to somewhere warm over …

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