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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

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

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

COVID-19 testing at San Francisco International Airport
Airline News

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

Travelport signs multi-year agreement with CTI Business Travel
Travel Technology News

Travelport signs multi-year agreement with CTI Business Travel

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 12, 2020

Travelport announced today that CTI Business Travel, an international full-service travel management company, has completed its full Global Distribution System ... Read More

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

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

ExecuJet Haite completes largest business jet inspection in China
Aviation News

ExecuJet Haite completes largest business jet inspection in China

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 8, 2020

ExecuJet Haite Aviation Services China announced the completion of China’s largest business jet inspection and first 96-month check on an ... Read More

Aruba’s Online ED Card mitigating crisis concerns on the island
Aruba travel news

Aruba’s Online ED Card mitigating crisis concerns on the island

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 8, 2020

The COVID-19 crisis proves that automation is of huge importance now more than ever. With many restrictions being lifted and ... Read More

Airbus ACH130 Aston Martin Edition helicopter wins orders across the world
Aviation News

Airbus ACH130 Aston Martin Edition helicopter wins orders across the world

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 8, 2020

Customers on three continents have signed firm contracts for the ACH130 Aston Martin Edition helicopter since its launch earlier this ... Read More

NASA, Boeing announce Starliner crew changes
Aviation News

NASA, Boeing announce Starliner crew changes

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 7, 2020

Veteran NASA astronaut Barry "Butch" Wilmore will join astronauts Mike Fincke and Nicole Mann for NASA's Boeing Crew Flight Test, the inaugural crewed ... Read More

Sheremetyevo installs video assistant to help passengers with hearing and speech impairments
Airport news

Sheremetyevo installs video assistant to help passengers with hearing and speech impairments

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 7, 2020

A new digital device at Moscow's Sheremetyevo International Airport provides information to passengers with disabilities, including those with hearing and speech ... Read More

IATA and ACI World push for consistent approach to passenger COVID-19 testing
Aviation News

IATA and ACI World push for consistent approach to passenger COVID-19 testing

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 7, 2020

Airports Council International (ACI) World and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) have today made a joint call for a ... Read More

Czech Airlines Technics expands aircraft service range
Airline News

Czech Airlines Technics expands aircraft service range

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 6, 2020

Considering the current situation across the aviation industry, Czech Airlines Technics (CSAT) has decided to join forces with FlyTech Aviation ... Read More

Airbus Corporate Jets announces first six ACJ TwoTwenty orders
Aviation News

Airbus Corporate Jets announces first six ACJ TwoTwenty orders

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 6, 2020

Airbus Corporate Jets has won its first orders for the ACJ TwoTwenty totalling six aircraft following its launch. While Comlux ... Read More

Technology Will be Game Changer for Travel Start-ups
Travel Technology News

Technology Will be Game Changer for Travel Start-ups

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- October 2, 2020

The Additional Director General of the India Ministry of Tourism, Ms. Rupinder Brar, said that technology will be a game-changer ... Read More

Airbnb’s City Portal will improve brand image ahead of IPO
Hospitality Industry News

Airbnb’s City Portal will improve brand image ahead of IPO

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 1, 2020

Following Airbnb’s recent launch of its City Portal for local governments, industry analysts agreed that an increase in transparency holds ... Read More

Milan Bergamo Airport continues to advance
Airport news

Milan Bergamo Airport continues to advance

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 29, 2020

While the aviation sector has been one of the worst hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, Milan Bergamo Airport has been ... Read More

Chinese electric carmaker exhibits flying car prototype at Beijing motor show
Transportation News

Chinese electric carmaker exhibits flying car prototype at Beijing motor show

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 26, 2020

The Guangzhou-based electric vehicle maker Xpeng presented a prototype of a flying car that the company is currently developing at ... Read More

San José International Airport and Uber aim to cut curbside wait times to “zero”
Travel Technology News

San José International Airport and Uber aim to cut curbside wait times to “zero”

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 25, 2020

With passenger traffic showing signs of improvement, Mineta San José International Airport (SJC) has partnered with Uber to make safe ... Read More

Airbnb worldwide data breach allowing users to access other users inboxes
Travel Safety & Emergencies

Airbnb worldwide data breach allowing users to access other users inboxes

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 25, 2020

Airbnb hosts are reporting a series of worrying privacy breaches happening within the app – allowing them to see the ... Read More

UNWTO launches comprehensive Tourism Recovery Tracker
Breaking Travel News

UNWTO launches comprehensive Tourism Recovery Tracker

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 24, 2020

As growing numbers of countries around the world ease restrictions on travel, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has launched a ... Read More

Air Canada announces longer-term refinancing to replace short-term facilities
Airline News

Air Canada announces longer-term refinancing to replace short-term facilities

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 23, 2020

Air Canada today announced that it recently completed two longer-term refinancing transactions for a total amount of approximately $1.52 billion, ... Read More

Lufthansa launches contactless way to report delayed baggage from mobile device
Travel Technology News

Lufthansa launches contactless way to report delayed baggage from mobile device

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 23, 2020

Lufthansa Group has launched a completely contactless way for passengers to report delayed baggage from their mobile device, avoiding long ... Read More

Mineta San José International Airport installs UV light devices on all escalators
Airport news

Mineta San José International Airport installs UV light devices on all escalators

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 23, 2020

When passengers reach for the escalator handrails at Mineta San José International Airport (SJC), they can be confident that they ... Read More

Michelle Obama’s TV campaign a boon for luxury Fiji resort
People in Travel & Tourism

Michelle Obama’s TV campaign a boon for luxury Fiji resort

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 22, 2020

A trending hashtag on social media channels has inadvertently placed a big spotlight on a small private island resort in ... Read More

IATA calls for systematic COVID-19 testing before departure
Aviation News

IATA calls for systematic COVID-19 testing before departure

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 22, 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called for the development and deployment of rapid, accurate, affordable, easy-to-operate, scalable and systematic ... Read More

PATA online training is now free
Business Travel News

PATA online training is now free

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 21, 2020

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce the launch of the PATA eLearning Platform for travel agents, ... Read More

Airbus reveals new zero-emission concept aircraft
Aviation News

Airbus reveals new zero-emission concept aircraft

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 21, 2020

Airbus has revealed three concepts for the world’s first zero-emission commercial aircraft which could enter service by 2035. These concepts ... Read More

Travelport announces new Chief Marketing Officer
People in Travel & Tourism

Travelport announces new Chief Marketing Officer

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 21, 2020

Travelport today announced it has appointed Jennifer Catto as its new Chief Marketing Officer. Jennifer is an award-winning marketing executive, ... Read More

China promises one-hour travel anywhere in the world by 2045
Travel Technology News

China promises one-hour travel anywhere in the world by 2045

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 19, 2020

Bao Weimin, a member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, announced that China's top space travel researchers are working on ... Read More

Sweden becomes a front-runner in sustainable aviation
Travel Technology News

Sweden becomes a front-runner in sustainable aviation

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 17, 2020

Sweden has an ambitious target of being fossil-free by 2045. As a part of the initiative, the Swedish Government announced ... Read More

FRAPORTHands Over New Air Cargo Warehouse to Swissport
Airline News

FRAPORTHands Over New Air Cargo Warehouse to Swissport

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 15, 2020

After a construction phase of just under one year, today (September 16) Fraport handed over the keys for a new ... Read More

It’s official: World Travel Market London will go virtual!
Breaking Travel News

It’s official: World Travel Market London will go virtual!

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 14, 2020

Forget the rush on the tube, forget expensive hotels! Reed Exhibition, the organizer of the World Travel Market London decided ... Read More

Airbus marks five years of US aircraft production
Airline News

Airbus marks five years of US aircraft production

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 14, 2020

Airbus commercial aircraft production in the U.S. has reached a significant milestone: five years since aircraft production began in the ... Read More

Boeing and Etihad Airways lift sustainable aviation fuel to next level
Travel Technology News

Boeing and Etihad Airways lift sustainable aviation fuel to next level

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 14, 2020

Boeing and Etihad Airways concluded testing on the aerospace company’s 2020 ecoDemonstrator program last week with a cross-country flight using ... Read More

KLM and TU Delft present successful first flight Flying-V
Travel Technology News

KLM and TU Delft present successful first flight Flying-V

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 14, 2020

The scale model of the Flying-V - the energy-efficient aircraft of the future - has flown for the first time. ... Read More