Seychelles takes back full control of national carrier

The government of the Seychelles has recovered full ownership of Air Seychelles following an agreement with Etihad Airways. The United Arab Emirates flag-carrier had taken a stake in the Indian Ocean airline in 2012 as part of a wider equity investment strategy. Now, after months of negotiations, the Seychelles government will pay

Delta climbs back toward profitability

Delta Air Lines has reported an adjusted operating revenue of $3.6 billion for the March quarter. The figure was down 65 per cent when compared to the March quarter in 2019, but marks a four-point sequential improvement from December quarter last year. Passenger revenues declined 70 per cent in the March quarter

Emirates launches IATA Travel Pass trials

Emirates has become the latest airline to launch trials of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Travel Pass. The mobile app is designed to help passengers easily and securely manage their travel in line with any government requirements for Covid-19 testing or vaccine information. The first passengers traveling from Dubai to Barcelona

Aida Cruises arrives at new Dubai Cruise Terminal

AIDAprima and AIDAvita have become the first cruise ships to dock at the new Dubai Cruise Terminal. The two vessels, operated by Aida Cruises, docked at the terminal earlier this month. The new terminals at Dubai Harbour extend over 120,000 square meters, and are located between the islands of Bluewaters and the

First IATA Travel Pass passengers land in London

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced the arrival at London’s Heathrow Airport of the first traveller using the new Travel Pass app to manage their travel health credentials. “The successful implementation of IATA Travel Pass in this trial with Singapore Airlines passengers demonstrates that technology can securely, conveniently and

Rolls Royce tallies losses following Covid-19 slowdown

Manufacturing giant Rolls Royce has reported a net loss of £3.9 billion for financial 2020 as the Covid-19 pandemic took a huge toll on the aviation sector. The British company saw revenue fall from £15.4 billion to £11.7 billion over the year. Rolls Royce has cut 7,000 jobs over the past 12

American Airline builds presence in Texas with new Austin flights

American, the largest airline in Texas, is adding ten new, returning, and seasonal routes to Texas’ capital city, connecting Austin with the world and the world with Austin. The carrier is also introducing four new codeshare routes with West Coast International Alliance partner Alaska Airlines for flights beginning May 6th. The new

Ryanair launches Covid-19 Travel Wallet

Ryanair has launched a new Covid-19 Travel Wallet which is available only in its app. Customers can now upload their negative PCR tests, their Covid-19 vaccination certificates, and other documents that may be required for EU travel this summer. The successful rollout of Covid-19 vaccines will see the return of EU holiday

ITB Berlin: German capital prepare to welcome guests again

At the first virtual international tourism exchange, ITB Berlin Now, visitBerlin will present the new attractions across the capital. All will be available when travel becomes possible again. The program for 2021/22 includes the Humboldt Forum, the reopening of the New National Gallery, the reopening of the Anoha Children’s World in the

IATA Travel Pass Trail Kicks Off At Singapore Airlines Next week

Singapore Airlines will become the first airline in the world to pilot the Travel Pass mobile application from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) next week. The carrier will launch the digital health verification tool for passengers traveling from Singapore to London from March 15th. The trial will run until March 28th. This