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European Commission probes takeover of Transat by Ar Canada
Airline News

European Commission probes takeover of Transat by Ar Canada

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 25, 2020

Transat A.T. Inc. has taken note of the European Commission's decision to open an in-depth ("Phase 2") investigation to assess ... Read More

Hawaii beat the Virus!
Travel News

Hawaii beat the Virus!

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 25, 2020

Let Florida, California, Spain, or Italy reopen their travel and tourism industry. Beaches in Florida, California, Spain or Italy can ... Read More

Germany approves €9 billion ‘stabilization package’ for Lufthansa
Airline News

Germany approves €9 billion ‘stabilization package’ for Lufthansa

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 25, 2020

Deutsche Lufthansa AG has been informed by the Economic Stabilization Fund (WSF) of the Federal Republic of Germany that the ... Read More

Hertz VP: Business as usual for Hertz in Asia
Car Rental News

Hertz VP: Business as usual for Hertz in Asia

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 25, 2020

Eoin MacNeill, Hertz's Vice President, APAC made the following comments to reinforce that it is business as usual for Hertz ... Read More

EasyJet hit with £18 billion lawsuit over customer data breach
Airline News

EasyJet hit with £18 billion lawsuit over customer data breach

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 25, 2020

International law firm PGMBM have issued a class action claim in the High Court of London on behalf of easyJet ... Read More

Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport: Cargo traffic increased sharply in April and May
Airport news

Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport: Cargo traffic increased sharply in April and May

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 23, 2020

Cargo-only transit through Sheremetyevo Airport increased by 3.5 times from May 1 to May 18 compared to the same period in April, when ... Read More

India’s Star Air gears up to resume flights
Airline News

India’s Star Air gears up to resume flights

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 23, 2020

A few days ago, Indian aviation industry took a great sigh of relief, when the India's Ministry of Civil Aviation ... Read More

Lufthansa to sell 20% ownership to the German Government
Airline News

Lufthansa to sell 20% ownership to the German Government

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 23, 2020

Coronavirus is forcing one of the healthiest and largest airline group and Star Alliance member to its knees. The Government ... Read More

Hertz, Dollar, Thrifty Car Rental killed by COVID-19
Car Rental News

Hertz, Dollar, Thrifty Car Rental killed by COVID-19

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 23, 2020

Hertz Car rental stated on its website hertz.com:  " Before we rent any vehicle, they are cleaned and disinfected to ... Read More

New arrivals to UK now have to spend two weeks in mandatory quarantine
Travel Safety & Emergencies

New arrivals to UK now have to spend two weeks in mandatory quarantine

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 22, 2020

British government authorities announced that all new arrivals from abroad will be required to undergo a 14-day mandatory quarantine. New ... Read More

Luxaviation UK CEO announces retirement
People in Travel & Tourism

Luxaviation UK CEO announces retirement

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 22, 2020

Luxaviation UK announced today that the company’s co-founder and CEO Patrick Margetson-Rushmore is to take early retirement from 31 May ... Read More

Air Canada announces new summer schedule, expands goodwill policy
Airline News

Air Canada announces new summer schedule, expands goodwill policy

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 22, 2020

Air Canada is offering customers a choice of nearly 100 destinations in Canada, the U.S. and around the world with an ... Read More

Heathrow: Significant role in bringing in vital medicine and equipment
Airport news

Heathrow: Significant role in bringing in vital medicine and equipment

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 22, 2020

New British Government data reveals the significant role Heathrow airport has played in equipping front-line workers and hospitals in their ... Read More

Pakistan International Airlines jet with 107 people on board crashes in Karachi
Travel Safety & Emergencies

Pakistan International Airlines jet with 107 people on board crashes in Karachi

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 22, 2020

A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) passenger plane with over 100 people on board has crashed in the Pakistani city of ... Read More

Opening Seychelles Tourism to Israeli Visitors First
Breaking Travel News

Opening Seychelles Tourism to Israeli Visitors First

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 21, 2020

Seychelles has no active cases of coronavirus, and no one died in this Indian Ocean island republic, often seen as ... Read More

Portugal needs British tourists soon to accelerate economic recovery
Travel Destination

Portugal needs British tourists soon to accelerate economic recovery

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 21, 2020

Portugal is planning to offer an ‘air bridge’ for British tourists to bypass quarantine rules. This concept will be positively ... Read More

Temperature screening equipment tested at Heathrow Airport
Airport news

Temperature screening equipment tested at Heathrow Airport

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 21, 2020

Starting today, thermal screening technology is being trialed in Heathrow Terminal 2’s immigration hall to detect elevated temperatures of arriving ... Read More

Safe Restart of Air Transport Requires Harmonized Measures
Transportation News

Safe Restart of Air Transport Requires Harmonized Measures

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- May 21, 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed the release by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the European Centre ... Read More

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon Set to Launch Astronauts on May 27
Transportation News

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon Set to Launch Astronauts on May 27

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- May 21, 2020

American astronauts are once again going to be launched on an American rocket from American soil and are headed to ... Read More

India Air Ban Lifted
Airline News

India Air Ban Lifted

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- May 21, 2020

In a major step to ease the negative economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, from May 25, the India air ... Read More

LGBT Americans: Strong travel needs and definite travel plans despite COVID-19
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LGBT Americans: Strong travel needs and definite travel plans despite COVID-19

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 20, 2020

Not surprising to observe, most American adults surveyed this month by The Harris Poll, express reservations and go-slow attitudes towards ... Read More

VP Pence Tourism Panel:  U.S. Travel Reacts
Tourism News

VP Pence Tourism Panel:  U.S. Travel Reacts

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- May 20, 2020

The latest data shows that travel-related unemployment in the U.S. is now at 51%—more than double the worst national unemployment ... Read More

Federal Court allows deceptive and inadequate airlines notices to stand
Airline News

Federal Court allows deceptive and inadequate airlines notices to stand

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 20, 2020

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has ruled against FlyersRights.org's attempt to bring U.S. airlines ... Read More

Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on US air ticket sales persists
Airline News

Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on US air ticket sales persists

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 20, 2020

Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC) today released data showing that ARC-accredited travel agencies experienced a 107% year-over-year decrease in air ticket ... Read More

Thai government sells shares in Thai Airways
Airline News

Thai government sells shares in Thai Airways

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- May 20, 2020

Thai International (THAI) on 19 May confirmed it would file under chapter 3/1 of the bankruptcy law for protection while ... Read More

United Airlines introduces United CleanPlus
Airline News

United Airlines introduces United CleanPlus

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 20, 2020

Today, United Airlines is introducing United CleanPlus: the company's commitment to putting health and safety at the forefront of the ... Read More

Delta introduces custom-designed airport lobby and gate safety barriers
Airline News

Delta introduces custom-designed airport lobby and gate safety barriers

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 19, 2020

To add another layer of safety at airports for Delta customers and our people, Delta Air Lines turned to its ... Read More

Attracting visitors back to Spain will not be easy
Travel Destination

Attracting visitors back to Spain will not be easy

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 19, 2020

Following the news that Spain aims to open up to overseas holidaymakers by late June, travel industry experts offered their ... Read More

IATA Board declares principles for industry re-start
Airline News

IATA Board declares principles for industry re-start

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 19, 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced a commitment by the airline CEOs on its Board of Governors to five ... Read More

US travel-related unemployment hits 51% just ahead of Memorial Day
Airline News

US travel-related unemployment hits 51% just ahead of Memorial Day

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 19, 2020

More than half of the 15.8 million travel-related jobs in the U.S. have disappeared since the outbreak of the COVID-19 ... Read More

IATA: Layered approach for airline industry re-start
Airline News

IATA: Layered approach for airline industry re-start

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 19, 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) revealed details of its proposed temporary layered approach to biosecurity for re-starting passenger flights ... Read More

CEO Schulte’s speech for Fraport AGM published in advance
Airport news

CEO Schulte’s speech for Fraport AGM published in advance

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 19, 2020

Today, Fraport AG published in advance the speech to be presented by executive board chairman (CEO) Dr. Stefan Schulte at ... Read More

Government sends Thai Airways to Bankruptcy Court
Airline News

Government sends Thai Airways to Bankruptcy Court

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- May 19, 2020

The cabinet on Tuesday resolved that cash-strapped Thai Airways International (THAI) would file for bankruptcy at the Central Bankruptcy Court ... Read More

Airbus opens A220 US production hangar and welcomes second US customer
Airline News

Airbus opens A220 US production hangar and welcomes second US customer

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 19, 2020

Airbus has reached two important milestones at its commercial aircraft production facility in Mobile, Ala.: the company officially inaugurated production ... Read More

Lufthansa resumes Dubai flights in early June
Airline News

Lufthansa resumes Dubai flights in early June

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 18, 2020

German Lufthansa announced that it will resumed flight service from Dubai to Frankfurt, starting in early June. The flight offer ... Read More

US travel agents airline ticket sales still bleak
Airline News

US travel agents airline ticket sales still bleak

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 18, 2020

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

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