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Ukraine International Airlines: Toronto, New York, Delhi Relaunching
Airline News

Ukraine International Airlines: Toronto, New York, Delhi Relaunching

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- August 8, 2020

Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) is gradually resuming its operations after a three-month shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. UIA is ... Read More

Qatar Airways: No COVID-19 test? No flying!
Airline News

Qatar Airways: No COVID-19 test? No flying!

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 8, 2020

State-owned flag carrier of Qatar announced that all airline passengers traveling from certain foreign airports will have to present a ... Read More

Black boxes from crashed Air India Express jet found
Travel Safety & Emergencies

Black boxes from crashed Air India Express jet found

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 8, 2020

India's Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri announced that government investigators have found the flight data and cockpit voice recorders, ... Read More

WTTC among those commenting on Air India Express crash
Airline News

WTTC among those commenting on Air India Express crash

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 8, 2020

The World Travel & Tourism Council expresses condolences on the recent tragedy in Kerala, India. “The entire WTTC family expresses ... Read More

Is the COVID-19 spike in Hawaii Classified by the US Military?
Breaking Travel News

Is the COVID-19 spike in Hawaii Classified by the US Military?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 8, 2020

Why is the US Department of Defense speechless about the catastrophic COVID-19 outbreak in Hawaii? Did the Aloha State never ... Read More

How Can Helicopters Boost Uttarakhand Tourism?
Breaking Travel News

How Can Helicopters Boost Uttarakhand Tourism?

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- August 8, 2020

Mr. Trivendra Singh Rawat, Chief Minister, Uttarakhand, today said that the state has immense potential in the civil aviation sector, ... Read More

Is Air India Playing Dirty with Travel Agents?
Airline News

Is Air India Playing Dirty with Travel Agents?

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- August 8, 2020

The Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI) has voiced its dejection on the social media post made by Air India ... Read More

15 people killed, 123 injured in Air India Express crash landing
Travel Safety & Emergencies

15 people killed, 123 injured in Air India Express crash landing

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 7, 2020

According to local police sources, at least 15 people were killed and as many as 123 were injured in the ... Read More

Thai Vietjet launches its 10th domestic service in Thailand
Airline News

Thai Vietjet launches its 10th domestic service in Thailand

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 7, 2020

Thai Vietjet has inaugurated its maiden flight VZ330 from the capital city of Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi Airport) to Nakhon Si Thammarat, ... Read More

Barbados welcomes interCaribbean Airways
Barbados travel news

Barbados welcomes interCaribbean Airways

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 6, 2020

On Monday, August 4, the Government of Barbados officially welcomed interCaribbean Airways, which has setup a Southern Caribbean hub in ... Read More

Dubai to Toronto again on Emirates A380
Airline News

Dubai to Toronto again on Emirates A380

mm Chief Assignment Editor- August 6, 2020

The iconic Emirates A380 will begin serving travelers on flights to Toronto starting 16 August. The airline has so far ... Read More

US Transportation Secretary announces $3.3 million in drone grants to universities
Travel Technology News

US Transportation Secretary announces $3.3 million in drone grants to universities

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 6, 2020

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is awarding $3.3 million in research, ... Read More

Newark to Munich – now again on United Airlines
Airline News

Newark to Munich – now again on United Airlines

mm Chief Assignment Editor- August 6, 2020

United Airlines promoted the resumption of its flights to Newark Airport with the Statue of Liberty, the iconic symbol of ... Read More

Airbus: 302 net aircraft orders so far in 2020
Airline News

Airbus: 302 net aircraft orders so far in 2020

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 6, 2020

Airbus reported that by July 31st, 2020 gross orders totaled 369 aircraft with net orders, after cancellations, of 302 aircraft. ... Read More

Etihad Airways: Strong start to 2020 despite COVID-19
Airline News

Etihad Airways: Strong start to 2020 despite COVID-19

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 6, 2020

Etihad Airways, has provided details of its half-year (H1: January-June) 2020 performance, which saw a strong start to the year, ... Read More

Lufthansa released financial results: Not good !
Airline News

Lufthansa released financial results: Not good !

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 6, 2020

The collapse in demand for air travel due to the Corona pandemic led to an 80 percent drop in revenue ... Read More

Alaska Airlines: No mask? No travel. No exceptions!
Airline News

Alaska Airlines: No mask? No travel. No exceptions!

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 5, 2020

As part of continuing efforts to keep guests and employees safe, Alaska Airlines announced today that all guests must wear ... Read More

CruiseTrends: A picture of consumer behavior for cruise ship travel
Cruise Industry News

CruiseTrends: A picture of consumer behavior for cruise ship travel

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 5, 2020

CruiseTrends report for the month of  August 2020. This report details a picture of consumer behavior for cruise ship travel ... Read More

CLIA announces third suspension of all US cruise operations
Cruise Industry News

CLIA announces third suspension of all US cruise operations

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 5, 2020

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) announced today that its ocean-going cruise line members have agreed to voluntarily suspend U.S. cruise ... Read More

Budapest Airport announces first Mykonos link
Airport news

Budapest Airport announces first Mykonos link

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 5, 2020

Budapest Airport celebrated its first link to Mykonos yesterday, as Wizz Air launched its twice-weekly service to the popular resort ... Read More

Virgin Atlantic Seeks Bankruptcy Protection in US
Airline News

Virgin Atlantic Seeks Bankruptcy Protection in US

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- August 5, 2020

Virgin Atlantic Airway has filed for Chapter 15 bankruptcy protection today in the Southern District of New York. Chapter 15 ... Read More

Airbus converted into Turkey’s largest restaurant up for sale for $1.44 million
Culinary Travel News

Airbus converted into Turkey’s largest restaurant up for sale for $1.44 million

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 5, 2020

An Airbus A340 passenger aircraft, converted into Turkey's largest airplane restaurant, is being offered for sale for 10,000,000 Turkish liras ... Read More

Air Canada resumes scheduled service to Grenada
Airline News

Air Canada resumes scheduled service to Grenada

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 4, 2020

With the opening of Grenada’s Maurice Bishop International Airport on July 15, as part of the Government of Grenada’s phased ... Read More

Etihad Airways introduces new face mask for premium passengers
Airline News

Etihad Airways introduces new face mask for premium passengers

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 4, 2020

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE has launched innovative new protective wear for First and Business class guests. ... Read More

Korean Air launches safety education program
Airline News

Korean Air launches safety education program

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 4, 2020

Korean Air has rolled out a ‘CARE FIRST’ informational program – emphasizing its multiple layers of protection throughout the passenger ... Read More

Emirates expanding its network to 70 destinations
Airline News

Emirates expanding its network to 70 destinations

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 4, 2020

Emirates has announced it will resume passenger services to Kuwait City (5 August) and Lisbon (16 August). This will take ... Read More

IATA announces leadership succession for Customer, Financial and Digital Services
People in Travel & Tourism

IATA announces leadership succession for Customer, Financial and Digital Services

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 4, 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Muhammad Albakri, IATA’s Regional Vice President for Africa and the Middle East ... Read More

Your upcoming Hawaii vacation: Wait!
Government and Public Sector Tourism News

Your upcoming Hawaii vacation: Wait!

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 4, 2020

A surprise outbreak of COVID-19 on Oahu has prompted  Hawaii Governor David Ige to indicate at a news conference today, ... Read More

Eurail launches first ever digital pass solution
Travel Technology News

Eurail launches first ever digital pass solution

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 4, 2020

After successful testing in June, the highly anticipated e-version of the iconic Eurail pass is now available online for travelers ... Read More

Emirates to fly its flagship A380 superjumbo to Guangzhou
Airline News

Emirates to fly its flagship A380 superjumbo to Guangzhou

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 3, 2020

Emirates has announced that it will deploy its iconic A380 aircraft to Guangzhou from 8 August 2020. The airline has ... Read More

Lufthansa adds more European destinations from Munich Airport
Airline News

Lufthansa adds more European destinations from Munich Airport

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 3, 2020

In the late summer season, Lufthansa will take off from Munich Airport to five further European destinations. Beginning 7 September, ... Read More

TAP Air Portugal resumes flights from Munich to Lisbon
Airline News

TAP Air Portugal resumes flights from Munich to Lisbon

mm Chief Assignment Editor- August 3, 2020

Just in time for summer vacation in Bavaria, TAP Air Portugal is resuming its flights from Munich: The Portuguese airline ... Read More

New President of American Association of Airport Executives named
People in Travel & Tourism

New President of American Association of Airport Executives named

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 3, 2020

Mineta San José International Airport’s Assistant Director of Aviation Judy Ross will serve as the President of the Southwest Chapter ... Read More

Fiavet President Pleads for Restart of Cruise Tourism
Cruise Industry News

Fiavet President Pleads for Restart of Cruise Tourism

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- August 1, 2020

Fiavet (the Italian Federation of Travel Agents) declared its support for cruise tourism - an important sector of the Italian ... Read More

Government Sets Strict Terms for Boda Bodas in Uganda
Breaking Travel News

Government Sets Strict Terms for Boda Bodas in Uganda

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- August 1, 2020

The Government of Uganda issued a set of strict new terms for boda bodas (motorcycles or bicycle taxis) before they ... Read More

LOT Polish Airlines announces fifth route from Budapest Airport
Airline News

LOT Polish Airlines announces fifth route from Budapest Airport

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 31, 2020

LOT Polish Airlines has announced a brand-new route from Budapest Airport to Wroclaw, the fourth-largest city in Poland.  This new ... Read More

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