March 3, 2021| 115 0

How COVID-19 Impacted The Level Of Boeing 747 Flights

Entire fleets of passenger 747s headed for early retirement over the course of 2020. But what did that mean for the actual number of flights operated by the Queen across the globe? Did the premature exits mean that the jumbojet disappeared from the radar? Let’s take a look at what the data has to say. Averaging 150 to 220 fewer daily flights When the …

February 25, 2021| 156 0

Emirates Looks To Digital COVID-19 Test Verification

Emirates has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) to implement digital verification of COVID testing and vaccination. The move comes amid a sharp rise in cases across the UAE since the new year, with the scheme expected to go live in the coming months. Emirates and Dubai Health Authority will co-ordinate e …

February 24, 2021| 132 0

IATA Doesn’t Expect The Airline Industry To Break Even This Year

In contrast to its forecast issued in December, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) now believes airlines will not turn cash positive before the end of the year. With new COVID variants emerging and borders closing once again, IATA predicts a worse-than-expected cash burn, as much as double its estimate at the end of last year. A wors …

February 23, 2021| 108 0

IATA Says Its Health Passport Will Be Ready In Weeks

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has stated that its digital COVID travel pass should be ready within weeks. What the organization is hoping will be the key to giving governments the confidence to reopen borders is still on trial with a number of airlines globally. However, the plan is to have a fully functioning system go live so …

January 24, 2021| 108 0

Vietnam Expands Rules On Maintaining Long-Term Stored Aircraft

Vietnam has moved to expand its rules on long-term aircraft storage, requiring planes to be in service at least once a month. Airlines will now have to rotate between active and stored aircraft, effectively keeping its fleet near flight-ready. Active In a press release on its website, the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) has laid out new ai …

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