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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
Aviation News

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

Abu Dhabi Tourism launches hotel Kosher Certification project
United Arab Emirates Travel and Tourism News

Abu Dhabi Tourism launches hotel Kosher Certification project

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 20, 2020

The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has signed an agreement with the Emirates Agency ... Read More

Flybe could be flying again by 2021
Airline News

Flybe could be flying again by 2021

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 20, 2020

Flybe recently said that it could be flying again next year, after administrators announced a successful deal had been agreed ... Read More

Aeroflot resumes Moscow-Tokyo flights
Airline News

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
Airline News

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
Airline News

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
Airport news

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
Airline News

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
Airline News

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
Airline News

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
Aviation News

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
USA Travel News

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

The Fairmont Hotel: Nob Hill Grande Dame
Breaking Travel News

The Fairmont Hotel: Nob Hill Grande Dame

Stanley Turkel CMHS hotel-online.com Stanley Turkel CMHS hotel-online.com- October 17, 2020

The luxurious Grande Dame atop Nob Hill in San Francisco was named after U.S. Senator James Graham Fair (1834-1894) by ... Read More

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

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

Major US hotel CEOs call on Trump for relief
Breaking Travel News

Major US hotel CEOs call on Trump for relief

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 16, 2020

The CEOs of major hotel brands including Hilton, Hyatt, Marriot, IHG and Best Western as well as small, independently owned ... Read More

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

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

Tourism Tropical North Queensland welcomes new Directors
Travel Associations News

Tourism Tropical North Queensland welcomes new Directors

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 16, 2020

With Australians most likely to be holidaying at home in 2021, the stage is set for a new year of ... Read More

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

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

DESCAP 1 Private Equity Trust to acquire up to 8 hotels in Thailand
Tourism Investment News

DESCAP 1 Private Equity Trust to acquire up to 8 hotels in Thailand

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- October 16, 2020

Destination Capital PTE., LTD., (DC) and KTB Securities (Thailand) Public Company Limited (KTBST SEC) announced the launch of DESCAP 1 ... Read More

Cuba updates COVID-19 entry rules for foreign tourists
Cuba travel news

Cuba updates COVID-19 entry rules for foreign tourists

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 16, 2020

Cuban authorities announced that the country has updated the conditions of entry for foreign tourists. Tourists will have to fill ... Read More

Boeing CEO announces expanded Executive Council
Aviation News

Boeing CEO announces expanded Executive Council

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 15, 2020

Boeing President and CEO Dave Calhoun issued the following letter to employees today announcing an expansion of Boeing’s Executive Council: ... Read More

Fly Leasing closes new $180 million Term Loan
Aviation News

Fly Leasing closes new $180 million Term Loan

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 15, 2020

Fly Leasing Limited today announced it has closed a new $180 million Term Loan. The interest rate on the five-year ... Read More

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

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

US DOT announces over $220 million in grants for America’s ports
Government and Public Sector Tourism News

US DOT announces over $220 million in grants for America’s ports

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 15, 2020

The U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced the award of more than $220 million in discretionary ... Read More

UNWTO partners with Expedia Group to drive tourism recovery
Travel Associations News

UNWTO partners with Expedia Group to drive tourism recovery

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 15, 2020

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) will work alongside the Expedia Group to strengthen ties between the public and private sectors ... Read More

Travel & tourism sector deal activity down by 11.3% in September
Tourism Investment News

Travel & tourism sector deal activity down by 11.3% in September

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 15, 2020

A total of 102 deals were announced in the global travel and tourism sector during September 2020, which is a ... Read More

Low fares to Mexico and the Caribbean trigger US travel rebound
Travel Destination

Low fares to Mexico and the Caribbean trigger US travel rebound

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 15, 2020

It is common knowledge that the global pandemic has wreaked destruction on the travel industry, with total international arrivals in ... Read More

Skyservice Business Aviation announces leadership transition
Aviation News

Skyservice Business Aviation announces leadership transition

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 15, 2020

Canada's Skyservice Business Aviation today announced that Benjamin J. Murray will join Skyservice as President and Chief Operating Officer effective ... Read More

Japan – Hawaii, and Hawaii -Japan Travel Bubbles
Breaking Travel News

Japan – Hawaii, and Hawaii -Japan Travel Bubbles

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 14, 2020

Why is it that the Japanese love Hawaii and visiting Hawaii more than any other vacation destination in the world? ... Read More

WestJet suspends service to four cities in Atlantic Canada
Airline News

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
Airport news

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
Airport news

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

Tourism must be part of national recovery and resilience plans
European travel news

Tourism must be part of national recovery and resilience plans

mm Chief Assignment Editor- October 14, 2020

If it is not in the plan, it is not in the budget: the European Tourism Manifesto alliance, the voice ... Read More

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

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

Airbus gains new customer as SKY express orders four A320neo jets
Aviation News

Airbus gains new customer as SKY express orders four A320neo jets

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 14, 2020

Athens-based airline, SKY express, has placed a firm order for four A320neo aircraft, becoming a new Airbus customer. In addition, ... Read More