Category: Aviation News

Flyers Rights rejects FAA secrecy in Boeing 737 MAX FOIA litigation filing
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Flyers Rights rejects FAA secrecy in Boeing 737 MAX FOIA litigation filing

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 30, 2020

In a Motion for Summary Judgment filing on Wednesday, Flyers Rights challenged FAA’s near-total redaction of all requested documents pertaining ... Read More

Medjet expands COVID-19 transport benefits to include travel in Costa Rica
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Medjet expands COVID-19 transport benefits to include travel in Costa Rica

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 30, 2020

As of November 1, 2020, Costa Rica will open its borders to U.S. travelers, and no longer require a negative COVID-19 ... Read More

Aeroflot: Passenger traffic being restored in financially prudent manner
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Aeroflot: Passenger traffic being restored in financially prudent manner

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 30, 2020

PJSC Aeroflot (Aeroflot) today announces its financial results for the third quarter (Q3) and nine months (9M) ending 30 September ... Read More

United Airlines launches free transatlantic COVID-19 testing program
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United Airlines launches free transatlantic COVID-19 testing program

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 29, 2020

United Airlines today announced the world's first free transatlantic COVID-19 testing pilot program for customers. From November 16 through December ... Read More

Kuwait Airways takes delivery of its first two Airbus A330neos
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Kuwait Airways takes delivery of its first two Airbus A330neos

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 29, 2020

Kuwait Airways, the national airline of Kuwait, has received its first two Airbus A330neo aircraft. These aircraft are the first ... Read More

Lufthansa partakes in the opening of new Berlin airport with special flight
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Lufthansa partakes in the opening of new Berlin airport with special flight

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 29, 2020

With the arrival of special flight LH2020 Lufthansa partakes in the opening of the new Berlin Capital Airport BER on ... Read More

First winter season 2020 TUI flight arrives in Saint Lucia from UK
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First winter season 2020 TUI flight arrives in Saint Lucia from UK

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 28, 2020

Tuesday October 27 marked the return of TUI to Saint Lucia. TUI’s winter weekly direct flights from London Gatwick to ... Read More

United Airlines redesigns mobile app for people with visual disabilities
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United Airlines redesigns mobile app for people with visual disabilities

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 28, 2020

United Airlines today launches a redesigned version of its mobile app, with new enhancements intended to make travel easier for ... Read More

Paris de Gaulle overtakes London Heathrow as Europe’s busiest airport
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Paris de Gaulle overtakes London Heathrow as Europe’s busiest airport

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 28, 2020

Heathrow CEO John Holland-Kaye said: “Britain is falling behind because we’ve been too slow to embrace passenger testing. European leaders acted ... Read More

Harvard study: Air travel presents lower COVID-19 risk than shopping and dining out
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Harvard study: Air travel presents lower COVID-19 risk than shopping and dining out

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 27, 2020

A new gate-to-gate study by scientists from Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health is the most comprehensive research to ... Read More

WestJet reveals its flagship WestJet Elevation Lounge
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WestJet reveals its flagship WestJet Elevation Lounge

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 27, 2020

Today, WestJet proudly revealed its flagship lounge – the WestJet Elevation Lounge. Boasting more than 9,300 square feet of premium ... Read More

Canada’s airports expect massive fee increases and  service reductions
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Canada’s airports expect massive fee increases and service reductions

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 27, 2020

The failure of government and the airline industry to embrace a holistic approach to aviation support during the COVID-19 pandemic ... Read More

Airlines unable to cut costs deep enough to save jobs
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Airlines unable to cut costs deep enough to save jobs

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 27, 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) presented new analysis showing that the airline industry cannot slash costs sufficiently to neutralize ... Read More

Hawaii DOT hiding facts in regards to COVID-19 safety loophole
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Hawaii DOT hiding facts in regards to COVID-19 safety loophole

editor editor- October 27, 2020

Hawaii reopened for tourism almost two weeks ago. Passengers can arrive and avoid a 14-day quarantine with a valid COVID-19 ... Read More

United Airlines Executives alerted of safety flaws in regards to COVID-19
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United Airlines Executives alerted of safety flaws in regards to COVID-19

editor editor- October 27, 2020

When flying on Emirates anywhere in the world a temperature check before boarding the aircraft and a COVID-19 check is ... Read More

Hong Kong Embraces New Norms of Travel
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Hong Kong Embraces New Norms of Travel

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- October 26, 2020

A spotlight is shining on concerted efforts by Hong Kong Tourism Board public and private sectors in preparation for tourism ... Read More

ARC: US travel agency airline ticket sales still lagging
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ARC: US travel agency airline ticket sales still lagging

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 26, 2020

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

FAA launches National Drone Safety Awareness Week
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FAA launches National Drone Safety Awareness Week

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 26, 2020

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will hold its second annual National Drone Safety Awareness Week, November 16 to 22, 2020. The FAA ... Read More

All Nippon Airways to  become first sustainable fuel airline in Asia
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All Nippon Airways to become first sustainable fuel airline in Asia

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 26, 2020

Neste and All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest 5-Star airline, are entering a sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) supply agreement. This ... Read More

Milan Bergamo Airport maintains 2030 development masterplan
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Milan Bergamo Airport maintains 2030 development masterplan

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 26, 2020

Milan Bergamo Airport continues to maintain its infrastructure development masterplan with the recent unveiling of the Italian gateway’s new extra-Schengen ... Read More

De Havilland Canada delivers two Dash 8-400 aircraft to Ethiopian Airlines
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De Havilland Canada delivers two Dash 8-400 aircraft to Ethiopian Airlines

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 24, 2020

De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited announces the delivery of another two Dash 8-400 aircraft to Ethiopian Airlines, including the ... Read More

Singapore Airlines re-launches world’s longest flight to New York’s JFK
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Singapore Airlines re-launches world’s longest flight to New York’s JFK

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 24, 2020

The flag carrier airline of Singapore announced that it will re-launch its world's longest nonstop flight to New York next ... Read More

FAA virtual airport design challenge takes off
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FAA virtual airport design challenge takes off

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 23, 2020

Calling all K-12 students interested in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM): The 2020 Federal Aviation Administration STEM Aviation and ... Read More

Qatar Airways receives three new Airbus A350-1000 jets
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Qatar Airways receives three new Airbus A350-1000 jets

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 23, 2020

Qatar Airways announced that it has taken delivery today of three more Airbus A350-1000 aircraft, reaffirming its position as the ... Read More

Delta Air Lines receives first US-assembled Airbus A220 jet
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Delta Air Lines receives first US-assembled Airbus A220 jet

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 22, 2020

Airbus has delivered its first U.S.-assembled A220 aircraft from Mobile, Alabama, underlining the aircraft manufacturer’s role as a global aircraft ... Read More

Fraport AG successfully places promissory note
Airport news

Fraport AG successfully places promissory note

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 22, 2020

Fraport AG has successfully placed a promissory note with six tranches and a total volume of €250 million with investors. ... Read More

United Airlines announces daily nonstop Houston-Key West flights
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United Airlines announces daily nonstop Houston-Key West flights

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 22, 2020

United Airlines is to begin new daily nonstop service between Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and Key West International ... Read More

Pegasus Airlines launches new Antalya – Moscow flight
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Pegasus Airlines launches new Antalya – Moscow flight

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 22, 2020

Pegasus, Turkey’s digital airline, is adding a new route to its growing number of direct flights from Antalya, Turkey, with ... Read More

Hawaiian Airlines resumes Boston and New York flights
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Hawaiian Airlines resumes Boston and New York flights

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 22, 2020

Hawaiian Airlines, Hawaii’s hometown carrier, will reinstate its long-awaited East Coast flying in December with twice-weekly nonstop service between Honolulu’s ... Read More

U.S. Travel: We Cannot Wait for a Vaccine
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U.S. Travel: We Cannot Wait for a Vaccine

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- October 22, 2020

“The U.S. and global economies simply cannot afford to wait for a widely-distributed COVID vaccine for international travel to resume, ... Read More

First international flight utilizing CommonPass digital health system arrives to US
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First international flight utilizing CommonPass digital health system arrives to US

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 21, 2020

U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on the arrival in the U.S. of the ... Read More

Air Astana: International flights will continue during autumn-winter season
Airline News

Air Astana: International flights will continue during autumn-winter season

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 21, 2020

Air Astana will continue to operate flights to international destinations with some changes during the autumn-winter season. From 21st October ... Read More

IATA: Jordan-Israel airspace agreement will save fuel and time
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IATA: Jordan-Israel airspace agreement will save fuel and time

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 21, 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed the recent overflight agreement between the Kingdom of Jordan and State of Israel ... Read More

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

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

East West Aeronautical Expansion leads to $200M investment offer
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East West Aeronautical Expansion leads to $200M investment offer

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 20, 2020

Today, an interested Indonesian investor and the Aviation Management and Industrial Drone Franchise Company, East West Aeronautical (EWA), announced a ... Read More

Qatar Airways becomes ‘most followed’ airline on Facebook
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Qatar Airways becomes ‘most followed’ airline on Facebook

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 20, 2020

Qatar Airways has become the most followed airline on Facebook, with more than 20 million followers of its page. The ... Read More