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First flights after travel corridor granted take off this weekend
Maldives, Denmark and Mykonos also added to list
Lobby groups to ‘continue to fight’ for tailored industry support
Advantage Travel Partnership survey finds customers seek expert knowledge
Two flights a week to operate to each island from Monday
Chancellor’s update includes a doubling of taxpayer subsidy
Lake Garda features as part of summer 2021 programme
Weekly London-Bangkok repatriation service to run
More closer to home tours planned with no flights
Most staff to be kept on under new owners
Bid to provide more accurate information at time of Covid volatility
Consumers need reassurance over safety, financial security and the holiday experience
Airline-commissioned review challenges Public Health England
Pathway to re-start ‘remains unclear’
As Greater Manchester prepares to enter stricter restrictions, Kemp Little’s Farina Azam looks at what different levels of lockdown mean for holidays and refunds
British Airways owner warns over bookings
Scotland’s first minister confirms agency staff taken on
First income from start-up representation business
Return of British visitors ‘will aid tourism sector recovery’
CommonPass pilots planned on multiple routes from November
Following the recent announcement that Flybe could be flying again next year, after administrators announced a successful deal had been agreed with investors, Ralph Hollister, Travel & Tourism Analyst at GlobalData.
All San Francisco- based customers can now choose between a rapid test at the airport or a drive-through option at United's San Francisco Maintenance Center, prior to their flight to Hawaii;
Total passenger traffic down 84.1% driven by declines in all countries of operations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic
Athens-based airline, SKY express, has placed a firm order for four A320neo aircraft, becoming a new Airbus customer. In addition, the Greek airline recently leased two A320neos from ACG Aviation Capital Group and on that occasion joined the global list of 430 Airbus operators. The airline has selected CFM-Internationals Leap-1A engines to power its aircraft.
Airbus (stock exchange symbol: AIR) delivered 57 commercial aircraft in September 2020 (14 in April, 24 in May, 36 in June, 49 in July and 39 in August) versus 71 aircraft over the same period in 2019.
The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] announced today major program deliveries across its commercial and defense operations for the third quarter of 2020.
DOT denied the need for Flyers Rights' rulemaking on the grounds that
August 2020 fuel consumption was 5% higher than July 2020, 44% higher than June 2020, 77% higher than May 2020 and 79% higher than April 2020. April was the lowest monthly fuel usage on record (447M gallons), dating back to 2000. August 2020 fuel consumption was down 52% from August 2019.
Wizz Air is expected to receive four A321neos in the fourth quarter of 2021, with the remaining two slated for the second quarter of 2022.
Grupo Aeromexico transported 708 thousand passengers in September; an increase of 10.0% versus August 2020 driven by increases in domestic passenger demand. Passengers carried reduced by 55.2% year-on-year - International passengers by 83.9% and domestic passengers by 39.5%.
On a YoY basis, passenger traffic decreased 48.7% in Mexico, 47.9% in Puerto Rico and 86.2% in Colombia
Remedies to address the global tax imbalance proposed
In September 2020, capacity measured by ASMs (Available Seat Miles) was 84.2% compared to the same month of last year. Demand measured by RPMs (Revenue Passenger Miles) was 75.6% of last year. This represents an increase of 2.4% versus August 2020.
In the domestic market in September 2020, demand (RPK) for GOL's flights was up by 36% over August 2020 and supply (ASK) increased by 35% over August 2020. GOL's domestic load factor was 80% in September.
787 production to continue in Everett, Wash. until program begins building at the previously announced rate of six airplanes a month in 2021.
Simulations show that physical distancing reduces checkpoint capacity by up to 75%
Construction is underway on ATP Flight School's advanced flight training center at the Arlington Municipal Airport in Arlington, TX. Specially designed for airline pilot development, the facility will increase ATP's current operations at the airport and expand training capacity to meet projected airline pilot demand.
Grupo Aeroméxico, S.A.B. de C.V. (BMV: AEROMEX) today announced that the Company received approval by the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York to modify the majority of its existing aircraft equipment leases into power by the hour agreements that will substantially reduce Aeromexico's monthly aircraft and engine costs for the duration of the PBH period.
Cathay Pacific Airways today launched a temporary expansion of its operations in the Americas, with a 12-week cargo service linking Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) with Southeast Asia, to supplement the airline's existing network of 19 cargo stations throughout the Americas, including East Coast cargo services to Boston, Newark, and Washington, Dulles, and a dedicated freighter port at New York (JFK).
Powered by Trent XWB-97 engines, this aircraft is the first of four A350-1000s confirmed to deliver to the airline from ALCs order book with Airbus.
Updated information on self-isolation rules on return to the UK; the requirement to self-isolate on return to the UK from the Canary Islands will be lifted for those arriving on or after 4am on 25 October; you must still self-isolate if returning to the UK from any other part of Spain ('Summary' page)
Latest information on requirements to self-isolate on return to England from Greek islands ('Summary')
Updated information on confinement in the autonomous region of Madeira and additional information on special measures in some mainland municipalities and travel restrictions during All Saints Day celebrations ('Coronavirus' and 'Entry Requirements' pages)
Update to information on restrictions under the State of Emergency and commercial flights ('coronavirus)
Updated information on COVID-19 restrictions - public spaces and services ('Coronavirus' page)
Denmark is now exempt from FCDO advice against all non-essential international travel. This is based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.
FCDO advises against all non-essential travel to Liechtenstein. This is based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.
Maldives is now exempt from FCDO advice against all non-essential international travel. This is based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.
Updated information on new regional curfews in Italy ('Coronavirus' page)
Updated information on COVID-19 measures for public spaces and services ('Coronavirus' page). Additional information on entry to Czech Republic; you are only allowed to enter for essential purposes ('Entry requirements' page)
Update to information on entry requirements ('Entry requirements' page), international travel, local travel and public spaces ('Coronavirus' page).
Additional information on travellers from Belfast, Cardiff, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester or Newcastle will be required to present evidence of a negative COVID-19 PCR test before boarding flights to Malta ('Coronavirus' and 'Entry requirements' pages)
Updated information on public transport and intercity travel ('Safety and Security' page). Passengers who display COVID-19 symptoms will be denied boarding and further consequences ('Return to the UK' page)
Updates to information on International Travel and Public Spaces and Services (‘Coronavirus’ page) and to road and rail travel ('Safety and security' page)
Removal of information on staff and dependants in the British Embassy and updated information on our consular service ('Summary' page)
The FCDO now advise against all travel within 10 km of the northwest border with Azerbaijan/Armenia, between (and including) the towns of Jolfa and Parsabad (‘Summary’ and 'Safety and security' pages). Update to information on quarantine requirements ('Entry requirements' page). Update to information on restrictions in relation to COVID-19, and on the availability of commercial flights ('Coronavirus' page)
Updated information on Air France and Lufthansa operating special repatriation flights from Algeria ('Coronavirus' page)
Addition of information on inter-community violence in Dabou since 19 October ('Safety and security' page)
Addition of information on the re-opening of the Senegal-Gambia border (‘Coronavirus’ and ‘Safety and security’ pages)
Updated information on quarantine requirements, PRC tests and travellers with family connections may be able to request a 'special permit to entry' to Chile ('Summary', 'Coronavirus' and 'Entry requirements' pages)