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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

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

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

Wheels Up partners with International LGBTQ+ Travel Association
LGBTQ

Wheels Up partners with International LGBTQ+ Travel Association

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 20, 2020

The International LGBTQ+ Travel Association announced today that Wheels Up has become its first global partner in the private aviation ... 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

Greece to build wall on Turkish border to stave off migrant invasion
Greece travel news

Greece to build wall on Turkish border to stave off migrant invasion

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 19, 2020

Greek authorities said on Monday they have finalized plans to build a 26-kilometer (16 miles) wall along Greece-Turkey border, to ... 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

New layoffs at Air Transat
Airline News

New layoffs at Air Transat

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 17, 2020

Faced with the major Air Transat layoffs announced for November, the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) is calling on ... Read More

Uganda Airlines Rolls Out Brand New A330neo
Airline News

Uganda Airlines Rolls Out Brand New A330neo

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- October 16, 2020

Ugandans got a glimpse of the first of the two Uganda Airlines A330neo aircraft – the A330-800 - being rolled ... 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

Over 10,000 Arrive in Hawaii on Travel Re-opening Day
Hawaii relevant global news

Over 10,000 Arrive in Hawaii on Travel Re-opening Day

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- October 16, 2020

Thursday, October 15, marked the first day of Hawaii’s travel re-opening day, and a surge of 10,102 passengers arrived by ... 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

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 Transportation Secretary announces commercial space transportation reforms
Aviation News

US Transportation Secretary announces commercial space transportation reforms

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 15, 2020

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao today announced the publication of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Streamlined Launch and ... 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

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

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

SAS takes delivery of its first sustainable fuel Airbus A321LR jet
Airline News

SAS takes delivery of its first sustainable fuel Airbus A321LR jet

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 15, 2020

Scandinavian carrier SAS has taken delivery of its first of three Airbus A321LR on lease from Air Lease Corporation, becoming ... 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

United Airlines: Shifting from surviving COVID-19 crisis to leading the rebound
Airline News

United Airlines: Shifting from surviving COVID-19 crisis to leading the rebound

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 14, 2020

United Airlines today announced third-quarter 2020 financial results. Since the beginning of the crisis, the company has been at the ... 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

Russia resumes Japan, Serbia and Cuba flights
Aviation News

Russia resumes Japan, Serbia and Cuba flights

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 14, 2020

Russia announced that it is resuming flights with three more countries: Serbia, Japan and Cuba. According to the order of ... Read More

Cruise Industry Flunks Safety Tests
Cruise Industry News

Cruise Industry Flunks Safety Tests

mm Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN- October 13, 2020

Seasick A recent study of the global cruise industry and tourism crises revealed a systematic failure within the industry to ... Read More