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Ukraine International Airlines uses drone-based scanning for aircraft inspections
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Ukraine International Airlines uses drone-based scanning for aircraft inspections

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 20, 2020

Ukrainian MRO company MAUtechnic, Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) and Luftronix, Inc have jointly conducted drone-based scans of UIA's Boeing 737-800 ... Read More

Honolulu Mayor urgent appeal to visitors on Oahu
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Honolulu Mayor urgent appeal to visitors on Oahu

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 20, 2020

Traveling to Waikiki? Outspoken Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell has an urgent message for you. Caldwell told eTurboNews he will be ... Read More

Aeroflot resumes Moscow-Tokyo flights
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Aeroflot resumes Moscow-Tokyo flights

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 20, 2020

National flag carrier and the largest airline in Russia, PJSC Aeroflot – Russian Airlines, commonly known as Aeroflot, announced that ... Read More

Alaska Airlines launches Embraer 175 service in Alaska
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Alaska Airlines launches Embraer 175 service in Alaska

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 19, 2020

Alaska Airlines added jet service on the Embraer 175 aircraft in the state of Alaska. The E175, operated by regional ... Read More

Flights from London to Barbados on British Airways
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Flights from London to Barbados on British Airways

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 19, 2020

This weekend marked the inaugural flight of the relaunched year-round daily service from London Heathrow to Barbados on British Airways ... Read More

Airline passengers arrested at Entebbe airport with fake COVID-19 certificates
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Airline passengers arrested at Entebbe airport with fake COVID-19 certificates

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- October 19, 2020

Ugandan aviation police and the Entebbe airport health team arrested 23 travelers for forging COVID- 19 test results.  Detained passengers ... Read More

Qatar Airways: 99.988% of passengers COVID-19-free
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Qatar Airways: 99.988% of passengers COVID-19-free

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 19, 2020

Qatar Airways reports extremely low numbers of COVID-19 cases on board its aircraft after operating more than 4.6 million passenger ... Read More

Jota Aviation lands at London Biggin Hill Airport
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Jota Aviation lands at London Biggin Hill Airport

mm Chief Assignment Editor- October 19, 2020

Jota Aviation, the specialist charter and cargo airline, is opening an operational base at London Biggin Hill Airport.   Currently ... Read More

Abu Dhabi – Tel Aviv Flights on Etihad Airways
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Abu Dhabi – Tel Aviv Flights on Etihad Airways

mm Chief Assignment Editor- October 19, 2020

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, will become the first GCC carrier to operate a commercial passenger flight ... Read More

ARC: US travel agency seven-day air ticket volume down
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ARC: US travel agency seven-day air ticket volume down

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 19, 2020

Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC) today reported the following consolidated airline ticketing volume variances, compared to the same period in 2019. ... Read More

Hawaii COVID-19 response has no Plan B
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Hawaii COVID-19 response has no Plan B

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 18, 2020

"We know from recent experience, the anguish and damage that occur when Hawaii is not properly prepared with flexible pragmatic ... Read More

Pamala loves visitors! Hawaii welcomes tourists back with Aloha and open arms
Hawaii Travel News

Pamala loves visitors! Hawaii welcomes tourists back with Aloha and open arms

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 16, 2020

Pamala Taylor is native Hawaiian. She loves visitors, and she loves her job at family owned SunIsland Hawaii, listen to ... Read More

Ethiopian Airlines partners with USAID on in-flight meals
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Ethiopian Airlines partners with USAID on in-flight meals

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 16, 2020

Today, Ethiopian Airlines and the United States announced a new partnership agreement that will enable the nation’s flagship carrier to ... Read More

Over 10,000 Arrive in Hawaii on Travel Re-opening Day
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Over 10,000 Arrive in Hawaii on Travel Re-opening Day

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- October 16, 2020

Thursday, October 15, marked the first day of Hawaii’s travel re-opening day, and a surge of 10,102 passengers arrived by ... Read More

IATA: US Military confirms low risk of catching COVID-19 on flight
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IATA: US Military confirms low risk of catching COVID-19 on flight

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 16, 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed the release of the results of testing by the United States Transportation Command ... Read More

Hong Kong Airlines announces Embrace “Home” Kong flight
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Hong Kong Airlines announces Embrace “Home” Kong flight

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 16, 2020

Hong Kong Airlines will operate a special Embrace “Home” Kong sunset flight on Saturday, October 24, 2020. HX852 will depart ... Read More

Hong Kong and Singapore establish quarantine-free air travel bubble
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Hong Kong and Singapore establish quarantine-free air travel bubble

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 15, 2020

Singapore and Hong Kong have agreed in principle to create an air travel bubble between them that will not require ... Read More

COVID-19 testing at San Francisco International Airport
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COVID-19 testing at San Francisco International Airport

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 15, 2020

Today, customers traveling on United Airlines from San Francisco International Airport to Hawaii were the first to experience the airline's ... Read More

SAS takes delivery of its first sustainable fuel Airbus A321LR jet
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SAS takes delivery of its first sustainable fuel Airbus A321LR jet

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 15, 2020

Scandinavian carrier SAS has taken delivery of its first of three Airbus A321LR on lease from Air Lease Corporation, becoming ... Read More

WestJet suspends service to four cities in Atlantic Canada
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WestJet suspends service to four cities in Atlantic Canada

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 14, 2020

Today, WestJet announced it will be indefinitely suspending  operations  to Moncton, Fredericton, Sydney and Charlottetown while significantly reducing service to Halifax and ... Read More

Air Canada reopens Calgary Maple Leaf Lounge with biosafety measures
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Air Canada reopens Calgary Maple Leaf Lounge with biosafety measures

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 14, 2020

Air Canada today announced the re-opening of its Maple Leaf Lounge at YYC Calgary International Airport on October 15, 2020 ... Read More

Hawaii airports laying off 662 workers on tourism reopening day
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Hawaii airports laying off 662 workers on tourism reopening day

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 14, 2020

Over 660 Hawaii airport workers will be permanently laid off on October 15, the same day that the state is ... Read More

United Airlines: Shifting from surviving COVID-19 crisis to leading the rebound
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United Airlines: Shifting from surviving COVID-19 crisis to leading the rebound

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 14, 2020

United Airlines today announced third-quarter 2020 financial results. Since the beginning of the crisis, the company has been at the ... Read More

Kazakhstan cuts down UAE, Germany, Ukraine, and Belarus flights
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Kazakhstan cuts down UAE, Germany, Ukraine, and Belarus flights

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 14, 2020

Kazakhstan's Chief Sanitary Officer announced that the country plans to cut down down air service with the UAE, Germany, Ukraine, ... Read More

Russia resumes Japan, Serbia and Cuba flights
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Russia resumes Japan, Serbia and Cuba flights

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 14, 2020

Russia announced that it is resuming flights with three more countries: Serbia, Japan and Cuba. According to the order of ... Read More

Passenger Levels Still Low at Frankfurt Airport
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Passenger Levels Still Low at Frankfurt Airport

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 13, 2020

In September 2020, Frankfurt Airport (FRA) served some 1.1 million passengers – an 82.9 percent decline compared to the same ... Read More

Southwest Airlines adds service at Chicago O’Hare and Houston Intercontinental airports
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Southwest Airlines adds service at Chicago O’Hare and Houston Intercontinental airports

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 12, 2020

Southwest Airlines Co. today announced plans to expand its footprint in Chicago and Houston. Chicago O'Hare International Airport Work is ... Read More

Munich Airport International to develop and operate El Salvador Airport Cargo Terminal
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Munich Airport International to develop and operate El Salvador Airport Cargo Terminal

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 12, 2020

Munich Airport International (MAI), the German based airport management and consulting firm, and EMCO, a Honduran construction company, have been ... Read More

Iran would not allow its airlines to hike fares to offset COVID-19 losses
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Iran would not allow its airlines to hike fares to offset COVID-19 losses

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 12, 2020

The Civil Aviation Organization of Islamic Republic of Iran announced today in a statement that airline ticket price hikes announced ... Read More

Budapest, Lyon, Bologna, Hamburg, Dusseldorf to Dubai on Emirates
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Budapest, Lyon, Bologna, Hamburg, Dusseldorf to Dubai on Emirates

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 12, 2020

Emirates, the largest airline of the United Arab Emirates, announced that it will to resume its flights to Budapest, Hungary ... Read More

UK Global Travel Taskforce given November 1 deadline
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UK Global Travel Taskforce given November 1 deadline

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 12, 2020

Traffic fell in September, with a loss of 5.5 million passengers over the course of the month. Just over 1.2 ... Read More

COVID-19 slashes global tourism revenue by $316 billion
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COVID-19 slashes global tourism revenue by $316 billion

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 12, 2020

The global tourism industry had a rosy outlook for 2020 continuing a historic rise in the industry in recent times. ... Read More

Is it safe to fly on a commercial plane? Latest!
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Is it safe to fly on a commercial plane? Latest!

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 10, 2020

According to the Flight Safety Foundation getting on a plane is safe again. Dr. Hassan Shahidi, president, and CEO of ... Read More

Ryanair hopes Boeing’s troubled 737 MAX jet returns to service next month
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Ryanair hopes Boeing’s troubled 737 MAX jet returns to service next month

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 10, 2020

Irish low-cost airline Ryanair announced that Boeing's troubled 737 MAX aircraft may return to service in the United States as ... Read More

Sheremetyevo Airport’s main taxiway construction approved
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Sheremetyevo Airport’s main taxiway construction approved

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 10, 2020

The Main Construction Expert Review Agency (Glavgosexpertiza) of Russia has approved the design engineering surveys for construction of the remaining ... Read More

How high is the risk to catch Coronavirus on a plane? IATA’s secret
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How high is the risk to catch Coronavirus on a plane? IATA’s secret

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 8, 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) demonstrated the low incidence of inflight COVID-19 transmission with an updated tally of published ... Read More