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Netherlands sues Russia over Malaysia Airlines MH17 shot down over Ukraine in 2014
Travel Safety & Emergencies

Netherlands sues Russia over Malaysia Airlines MH17 shot down over Ukraine in 2014

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 15, 2020

The government of the Netherlands has filed a lawsuit with the European Court on Human Rights (ECHR) against Russia over ... Read More

Viking announced new cruise ship for the Mekong River
Cruise Industry News

Viking announced new cruise ship for the Mekong River

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 15, 2020

Viking today announced it will launch a new ship next summer for its popular Magnificent Mekong cruise tour. Currently under ... Read More

Norwegian Cruise Line appoints Scott Dahnke to Board of Directors
Cruise Industry News

Norwegian Cruise Line appoints Scott Dahnke to Board of Directors

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 15, 2020

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. today announced the appointment of Scott Dahnke to its Board of Directors as a new ... Read More

United Airlines named top company for disability inclusion
Airline News

United Airlines named top company for disability inclusion

mm Chief Assignment Editor- July 15, 2020

United Airlines was recognized for the fifth consecutive year as a top-scoring company and best place to work for disability ... Read More

Budapest Airport: Accelerated re-growth of passenger traffic
Airport news

Budapest Airport: Accelerated re-growth of passenger traffic

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 15, 2020

As passenger figures at Budapest Airport begin to grow week by week, the airline development team have reason to celebrate ... Read More

FAA lowers international aviation safety rating for Pakistan
Airline News

FAA lowers international aviation safety rating for Pakistan

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 15, 2020

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced today that Pakistan has been assigned a Category 2 rating because it does not ... Read More

Airport news

New measures at London Heathrow to reduce risk for passengers

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 15, 2020

London Heathrow airport unveils further measures that reduce the risk of contracting or transmitting COVID-19 at the airport. The UK’s ... Read More

Americans still hope to travel overseas this year
USA Travel News

Americans still hope to travel overseas this year

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 14, 2020

While the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to greatly impact travel in the United States and throughout the world, ... Read More

Delta Air Lines: COVID-19 pandemic has truly staggering impact on business
Airline News

Delta Air Lines: COVID-19 pandemic has truly staggering impact on business

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 14, 2020

Delta Air Lines today reported financial results for the June quarter 2020 and outlined its continued response to the COVID-19 ... Read More

Emirates to expand its network to 58 cities by mid-August
Airline News

Emirates to expand its network to 58 cities by mid-August

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 14, 2020

  Dubai's Emirates airline has announced that it will expand its network to 58 cities by mid-August, including 20 destinations ... Read More

Brisbane Airport inaugurates second runway
Airport news

Brisbane Airport inaugurates second runway

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 14, 2020

Brisbane Airport’s new runway was opened today with a celebration of Queensland’s rich aviation history. Three vintage aircraft the first ... Read More

Canada’s WestJet expands August schedule, updates July flying
Airline News

Canada’s WestJet expands August schedule, updates July flying

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 13, 2020

WestJet today released its updated August schedule featuring more than 200 daily flights to 48 destinations across Canada, the United ... Read More

Loganair and Blue Islands partner to connect UK regions and Channel Islands
Airline News

Loganair and Blue Islands partner to connect UK regions and Channel Islands

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 13, 2020

Loganair, the UK’s largest regional airline, and Blue Islands, the growing Channel-Islands based airline, have formed an extensive partnership to ... Read More

Heathrow: Government must act faster to protect jobs and unlock growth
Travel News

Heathrow: Government must act faster to protect jobs and unlock growth

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 13, 2020

COVID-19 continues to weigh on travel demand, with a drop in passenger numbers of over 95% compared to the start ... Read More

US DOT urged to issue mandatory COVID-19 airline safety standards
Airline News

US DOT urged to issue mandatory COVID-19 airline safety standards

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 13, 2020

Consumer Reports is calling on US Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao to issue mandatory, enforceable health and safety standards ... Read More

Czech Airlines Technics signs agreement with Finnair
Airline News

Czech Airlines Technics signs agreement with Finnair

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 13, 2020

Czech Airlines Technics (CSAT), an MRO provider, has signed a new Base Maintenance Agreement with Finnair, one of CSAT’s major ... Read More

Fraport Traffic Figures – June 2020: Passenger Numbers Remain at Very Low Levels
Breaking Travel News

Fraport Traffic Figures – June 2020: Passenger Numbers Remain at Very Low Levels

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 13, 2020

In June 2020, Frankfurt Airport (FRA) served a total of 599,314 passengers, representing a 90.9 percent decline year-on-year. For the ... Read More

The reason Ukraine International Airlines PS752 was shut down over Iran
Airline News

The reason Ukraine International Airlines PS752 was shut down over Iran

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 13, 2020

During a conflict situation between Iran and the United States, a Ukraine International Airlines Flight was shot down by the ... Read More

Caribbean Airlines now requires passengers to wear face masks
Airline News

Caribbean Airlines now requires passengers to wear face masks

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 11, 2020

Caribbean Airlines is committed to protecting the safety and well-being of our customers and employees in response to the COVID-19 ... Read More

Ethiopian Airlines resumes flights to Cameroon
Airline News

Ethiopian Airlines resumes flights to Cameroon

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 11, 2020

Ethiopian Airlines, Africa’s largest airline is resuming service to Duala and Yaoundé asof July 13, 2020. The service will initially ... Read More

Mission to Mars: UAE set to become first Arab nation to explore other planets
Breaking Travel News

Mission to Mars: UAE set to become first Arab nation to explore other planets

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 10, 2020

On July 14, the Emirates Mars probe – "Hope" or "Al Amal" in Arabic – is scheduled to liftoff from ... Read More

Carnival Corporation expects to resume operations ‘in a phased manner’
Cruise Industry News

Carnival Corporation expects to resume operations ‘in a phased manner’

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 10, 2020

Carnival Corporation & plc? provides a business update and additional financial information for the second quarter ended May 31, 2020. ... Read More

Air Canada explores rapid COVID-19 testing
Airline News

Air Canada explores rapid COVID-19 testing

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 10, 2020

Air Canada has engaged Spartan Bioscience Inc., an Ottawa-based biotechnology leader in portable DNA testing technology, to assess how best ... Read More

Port Canaveral awarded federal grant  for security upgrades
Cruise Industry News

Port Canaveral awarded federal grant for security upgrades

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 10, 2020

The Canaveral Port Authority has been awarded $908,015 in federal funding by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal ... Read More

London Biggin Hill Airport launches Guide to Contactless Travel
Airport news

London Biggin Hill Airport launches Guide to Contactless Travel

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 10, 2020

With the lifting of quarantine restrictions today, London Biggin Hill Airport is launching a Guide to Contactless Travel, providing key ... Read More

US Revokes Pakistan International Airlines Flights
Airline News

US Revokes Pakistan International Airlines Flights

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- July 10, 2020

Pakistan last month grounded almost a third of its pilots after discovering they may have falsified their qualifications, specifically Pakistan ... Read More

Russia to re-launch international flights to 13 countries
Airline News

Russia to re-launch international flights to 13 countries

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 10, 2020

Russian authorities have finalized a list of 13 countries Russian Federation can resume air connections with at the initial stage ... Read More

Carnival Corporation names new President of Holland America Line
Cruise Industry News

Carnival Corporation names new President of Holland America Line

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 9, 2020

Carnival Corporation & plc?today announced two important moves within its global leadership team as part of the company's broader efforts ... Read More

Aeromexico: Scheduled passenger capacity reduced by 86.9%
Airline News

Aeromexico: Scheduled passenger capacity reduced by 86.9%

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 9, 2020

Grupo Aeromexico S.A.B. de C.V.? today reported June 2020 operational results. Aeromexico's capacity, measured in Available Seat Kilometers (ASKs), decreased ... Read More

VIA Rail Canada re-launches Québec City-Montréal-Ottawa service
Transportation News

VIA Rail Canada re-launches Québec City-Montréal-Ottawa service

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 9, 2020

Due to an increase in demand resulting from the progressive deconfinement implemented by public health authorities in Québec and Ontario, ... Read More

Munich Airport: Passenger volume shrinks by two thirds
Airport news

Munich Airport: Passenger volume shrinks by two thirds

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 9, 2020

After years of continuous traffic growth, the global spread of the coronavirus has caused passenger numbers at Munich Airport to ... Read More

IATA: Post-COVID-19 aviation recovery must embrace sustainable fuels
Responsible Tourism News

IATA: Post-COVID-19 aviation recovery must embrace sustainable fuels

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 9, 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) emphasized the aviation industry’s commitment to its emissions reduction goals and called for the ... Read More

Star Alliance, SkyTeam and oneworld come together
Airline News

Star Alliance, SkyTeam and oneworld come together

mm Chief Assignment Editor- July 9, 2020

The three global airline alliances, collectively representing over fifty percent of the world’s air traffic, have come together to highlight ... Read More

FlyersRights: US DOT’s COVID-19 guidance ‘too little, too late’
Government and Public Sector Tourism News

FlyersRights: US DOT’s COVID-19 guidance ‘too little, too late’

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 9, 2020

The Department of Transportation invited FlyersRights.org and other consumer organizations to a conference call Tuesday to discuss the DOT’s coronavirus ... Read More

Pegasus Airlines resuming flights to Tel Aviv
Airline News

Pegasus Airlines resuming flights to Tel Aviv

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 9, 2020

Following the temporary suspension of flights as part of the restrictions to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, Pegasus Airlines flights to ... Read More

US and China vie to lead domestic aviation market globally
Airline News

US and China vie to lead domestic aviation market globally

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 9, 2020

China and the US jostle to lead the world in domestic flights as air travel slowly resumes following a relaxation ... Read More

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