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NEWS Dec 28, 2022 American Carriers Consider Returning to China On Monday, December 26, 2022, China's National Health Commission said that it will drop the quarantine requirement for travelers entering China, effective January 8. The end of the policy comes as China is slowly loosening up its policies towards COVID-19 after nearly three years of being almost completely shut to foreign travelers. Read More →
NEWS Jun 10, 2022 United States Government Lifts All Coronavirus Travel Restrictions The United States has been known across the world for its strict Coronavirus travel restrictions. As of June 12 at 12:01am E.T. this is all set to change for all passengers arriving to the USA on international flights. Read More →
NEWS Aug 09, 2021 American Airlines Will Not Require Employees To Be Vaccinated American Airlines CEO Doug Parker said the airline is not planning to mandate vaccination for its employees. The decision comes days after other US carriers, United and Frontier, announced plans to make the COVID-19 vaccine mandatory for employees in the next two months. Read More →
ROUTES Jun 19, 2021 Brussels Airlines Resumes Flights to the United States On Monday, Brussels Airlines resumed flights to New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport after an absence of almost 15 months. One day later, the Belgian carrier will restart its service to Washington DC's Dulles International Airport. This comes despite restrictions in the United States banning tourist travel from Belgium. Read More →
NEWS Jun 13, 2021 Russian Low-Cost Carrier Pobeda’s Load Factor Returns to 99% As the air travel market in Russia continues to recover, its main airlines are getting ready for a summer of domestic leisure demand by reestablishing Soviet-era nonstop connections bypassing St. Petersburg and Moscow. Read More →
NEWS May 20, 2021 Singapore-Hong Kong Travel Bubble Delayed Once Again May 26th, 2021 was supposed to be the beginning of the Singapore-Hong Kong travel bubble. However, the bubble is now going to be delayed for the second time due to the recent spike in Singapore's COVID-19. Singapore's Ministry of Transport (MOT) said on Monday 17th May 2021 that Singapore is unable to meet the criteria to commence with the initiative. Read More →
NEWS May 13, 2021 U.S. Imposes India Travel Ban Following a Surge in COVID-19 Cases Following the worst outbreak of Coronavirus yet, President Biden has enacted a travel ban on India. On May 1 alone, India recorded more than 390 thousand COVID-19 cases, the highest in history. This is part of a bigger wave of infections that have steadily climbed during the month of April in which the country added 6.6 million cases to its total, setting its record at 19.6 million. Read More →
NEWS Mar 31, 2021 FAA Cracks Down on Unruly Passengers Refusing to Wear Masks The FAA is cracking down on passengers who refuse to comply with mask and social distancing measures onboard. Not long after taking office, President Joe Biden announced a federal mask mandate on public transportation, including airplanes which have been supported by infectious disease experts at the CDC. The TSA has the authority to fine passengers who are not wearing masks up to over $1,000. However, many Americans continue to refuse to follow these guidelines, resulting in a spike of unruly passenger incidents both on the ground and in the air being reported to the FAA. On March 16, the Washington Post reported that 20 of 450 reports would be formally investigated by the FAA, which also reaffirmed the agency's "zero tolerance" policy towards passengers who refuse to wear masks. Read More →
NEWS Feb 17, 2021 Ryanair to Deliver 16 Lawsuits Over Selective Government Subsidies Ryanair will be challenging the European Union's General Court and appealing to the European Court of Justice after losing its legal battle against state bailouts, which were granted to rival flag carriers, including Air France-KLM and SAS during COVID-19. Read More →
NEWS Feb 12, 2021 Etihad Becomes First Airline to Have all Crewmembers Vaccinated Emirates has become the first major airline to have all of their cabin crew vaccinated for the Coronavirus. Read More →