Tag: COVID-19

Ryanair calls on German government to cut airlines' taxes to encourage post-Covid growth

Ryanair calls on German government to cut airline taxes to encourage post-Covid growth

Ryanair has called on the German government to cut taxes for airlines and reduce airport fees as Germany "struggles to recover" from coronavirus. The low-cost carrier claims air traffic taxes, and fees on security and air traffic control, are too high and that "the Lufthansa monopoly's high fares...

Latest Sydney Airport traffic report shows recovery of 88% compared to pre-pandemic figures

Sydney Airport's latest figures show that a total of 3.38 million passengers passed through in July 2023, representing an 87.8 per cent recovery compared to pre-pandemic statistics from July 2019. For the first time since Covid travel restrictions eased, the international recovery has overtaken t...

Transatlantic demand spurs traffic rebound at Heathrow Airport

Heathrow Airport reports more than a 38.1 per cent increase in passenger numbers for July with summer holidays spurring passenger demand across the UK. Holiday and intercontinental travel is showing robust signs of improvement with one particular destination in the US proving extremely popular am...

Cirium reveals the European countries recovering fastest from the pandemic

Cirium, a leading aviation data and analytics company, has recently released a report on the European countries that are recovering the fastest from the COVID-19 pandemic in terms of air travel. The report ranks 42 European countries and regions based on the percentage of flight departures in 202...

Scheduled flights from China near pre-pandemic levels, Cirium reveals

Scheduled flights from China near pre-pandemic levels, Cirium reveals

According to data from aviation data provider Cirium, scheduled flights from China are projected to reach 99.8% of pre-pandemic levels in January 2023. This is a significant recovery ahead of the Chinese New Year, a major holiday for Chinese citizens and a time when many families travel to celebr...

UK Civil Aviation Authority Survey reveals biggest barriers to air travel

UK Civil Aviation Authority Survey reveals biggest barriers to air travel

Concerns about Covid-19, budget constraints and fears about flight disruption are the most common barriers to travel, according to research by the UK Civil Aviation Authority. The regulator’s annual UK Aviation Consumer Survey, conducted in October 2022, found that Covid-19 concerns remains one...

ACI EUROPE regrets ‘scientifically unjustified’ return to travel restrictions

ACI EUROPE has today expressed regret regarding the actions of a number of States within the EU and globally for unilaterally imposing health-related travel requirements including systematic pre-departure or on-arrival testing of travellers from China. These unilateral actions are at odds with al...

How to Handle Sickness Abroad: Tips for Flight Attendants

By Dean Burgess If you work as a flight attendant, the last thing you want is to get sick when you’re far from home. Unfortunately, this can be difficult to avoid. The nature of your work exposes you to countless people every day, some of which may be harboring contagious illnesses. What’s mo...

US government suspends Chinese airline flights in COVID-19 dispute

Written by Associated Press The US government is suspending 26 flights by Chinese airlines from the United States to China in a dispute over anti-virus controls after Beijing suspended flights by American carriers. The Department of Transportation on Thursday complained Beijing violated an air t...

AAHK welcomes government’s adjustment of quarantine arrangement for inbound passengers

Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) has welcomed the Government’s adjustment of quarantine arrangement for inbound passengers. From Friday, passengers arriving in Hong Kong will have to stay at designated quarantine hotels for just three days. They will then undergo a further four d...

New-gen solution for aviation helps fight staff shortage

Once the pandemic hit, experts claimed that the aviation industry will need years to come back to normal. And yet this summer season has already proven to disprove that claim. With passengers eager to return to travel and make up for a lost time, airports, airlines, and aviation support organi...

The highest number of passengers since the outbreak of the pandemic

Norwegian’s traffic figures for June show that Norwegian had 1,937,318 passengers, an increase of 19 percent compared to the previous month and the highest number since the outbreak of the pandemic. “I am very satisfied that we operated almost 100 percent of our 400 to 450 daily scheduled fli...

Ryanair crew announce 12 new strike dates as Irish passengers worry over flights

Ryanair cabin crew have announced 12 new strike dates in Spain that will all come during the busy month of July. Cabin crew will strike on July 12-15, 18-21 and 25-28 across the 10 Spanish airports where Ryanair operates, the unions said in a statement. It comes off the back of multiple strike...

More Aer Lingus flight cancelled due to COVID-19

A number of additional Aer Lingus flights have been cancelled this weekend due to a spike in Covid-19 cases among staff. The airline had already announced the cancellation of three return services today between Dublin and London, Dublin and Amsterdam, as well as a return flight between London and...

Walsh slams airports and governments at annual IATA meeting

“Too many airports are addicted to a “spend big and cream it off the customer” mentality,” said IATA head Willie Walsh at the IATA AGM in Doha (photo: IATA). Government mismanagement in dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic and airports seeking to raise charges at a time when airlines are st...

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