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Covid-19: Heathrow touts Britain to lead revival of mass international travel(Photo by Tomek Baginski on Unsplash)

Covid-19: Heathrow touts Britain to lead revival of mass international travel

Bloomberg |
UPDATED ON FEB 24, 2021 05:30 PM IST
'We will work with the global travel task-force so that Britain can become the first country in the world to safely restart international travel and trade at scale': London Heathrow airport's Chief Executive Officer John Holland-Kaye
Covid-19 variants dampen hope of travel rebound, quarantines get longer-lonelier(Photo by Ellen Jenni on Unsplash)
Covid-19 variants dampen hope of travel rebound, quarantines get longer-lonelier(Photo by Ellen Jenni on Unsplash)

Covid-19 variants dampen hope of travel rebound, quarantines get longer-lonelier

Bloomberg |
UPDATED ON FEB 24, 2021 07:47 AM IST
While the efficacy of vaccines on mutated Covid-19 strains are under debate, the tightening of quarantine models to contain the threat from highly infectious coronavirus variants is damping hopes of a swift rebound in international air travel.
The push reflects the hefty price that US taxpayers may be asked to pay as President Joe Biden seeks to follow through on his plan to both decarbonize the US economy by 2050. (Pixabay)
The push reflects the hefty price that US taxpayers may be asked to pay as President Joe Biden seeks to follow through on his plan to both decarbonize the US economy by 2050. (Pixabay)

Airlines, renewables companies push Biden to make air travel greener

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 19, 2021 05:13 PM IST
US airlines and renewables companies are lobbying the Biden administration to back a big increase in subsidies for lower-carbon aviation fuel, arguing new incentives are needed to help fight climate change.
Israel largely closed Ben Gurion Airport, the Jewish state's main gateway, on January 25.(Reuters File Photo)
Israel largely closed Ben Gurion Airport, the Jewish state's main gateway, on January 25.(Reuters File Photo)

Israel to allow 2,000 air travelers to enter every day

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 15, 2021 08:21 AM IST
The defense ministry has been tasked with contracting hotels where arrivals will be quarantined.
Air travelers to Canada to isolate at hotels starting Feb 22(Unsplash)
Air travelers to Canada to isolate at hotels starting Feb 22(Unsplash)

People flying to Canada will have to quarantine at hotels from February 22

AP |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 13, 2021 09:04 AM IST
  • Starting February 22, all the non-essential travelers flying to Canada will have to reserve a three-night stay in a government-authorized hotel at their own expense.
As per an order from the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA), it is a routine change.(Pixabay)
As per an order from the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA), it is a routine change.(Pixabay)

Air travel becomes expensive as government announces 30 per cent fare hike

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 12, 2021 10:42 AM IST
The government on Thursday announced an increase in fares for air travel by up to 5,600, and as per aviation experts, the reason behind the hike is the increase in fuel prices.
Airlines rewrite route maps as leisure travel shows early signs of comeback(Photo by Pascal Müller on Unsplash)
Airlines rewrite route maps as leisure travel shows early signs of comeback(Photo by Pascal Müller on Unsplash)

Airlines rewrite route maps as leisure travel shows early signs of comeback

Bloomberg |
UPDATED ON FEB 08, 2021 05:01 PM IST
Airlines maps are ditching business hubs and are being overhauled to reflect new demand in leisure travel. Here’s what you need to know about the opportunity for travellers right now
International passenger demand in 2020 was 75.6 per cent below 2019 levels.(Unsplash)
International passenger demand in 2020 was 75.6 per cent below 2019 levels.(Unsplash)

2020 worst year in history for air travel demand: IATA

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 04, 2021 02:08 PM IST
The International Air Transport Association has announced full-year global passenger traffic results for 2020 showing that demand fell by 65.9 per cent compared to the full year of 2019, by far the sharpest traffic decline in aviation history.
Asia’s fragile aviation recovery suffers due to resurgence of Covid-19(Photo by JESHOOTS.COM on Unsplash)
Asia’s fragile aviation recovery suffers due to resurgence of Covid-19(Photo by JESHOOTS.COM on Unsplash)

Asia’s fragile aviation recovery suffers due to resurgence of Covid-19

Bloomberg |
UPDATED ON FEB 03, 2021 08:04 AM IST
The depth of the latest Covid-19 spike, its impact on aviation and subsequent consumer demand suggests that the hoped for recovery toward the back end of 2021 may not be as strong as expected: Mayur Patel, head of Asia at OAG Aviation
Myanmar shuts down all airports and flights post detention of Aung San Suu Kyi(Pexels)
Myanmar shuts down all airports and flights post detention of Aung San Suu Kyi(Pexels)

Myanmar shuts down all airports and flights post detention of Aung San Suu Kyi

PTI |
UPDATED ON FEB 01, 2021 06:59 PM IST
US Embassy in Myanmar issues a 'security alert' as the road to the international airport in Yangon, the country's biggest city, was closed on Monday. This came after the shutting down of all passenger flights and airports in lieu of the detention of Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi
Tape is shown covering non-essential products that can't be sold at a pharmacy in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.(AP)
Tape is shown covering non-essential products that can't be sold at a pharmacy in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.(AP)

Covid-19: Negative coronavirus test required for air travel to Canada

Hindustan Times, Toronto | By Anirudh Bhattacharyya
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 06:49 PM IST
However, multiple flights continue to bring passengers into the country, including several each week from India, as part of an air bubble arrangement
The leader of Delta Air Lines is telling workers that he expects some recovery from the coronavirus travel downturn by the spring.(Unsplash)
The leader of Delta Air Lines is telling workers that he expects some recovery from the coronavirus travel downturn by the spring.(Unsplash)

Delta CEO sees some recovery from travel slump later in 2021

Detroit | By Associated Press | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2021 03:15 PM IST
Air travel is less than half of what it was in 2019, but it has recovered a bit from a staggering 96% decline in mid-April of last year.
Myanmar extends international flight ban till January end(Pexels)
Myanmar extends international flight ban till January end(Pexels)

Myanmar extends international flight ban till January end

Yangon | By Asian News International | Posted by Nishtha Grover
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2020 04:26 PM IST
The Ministry of Transportation and Communication of Myanmar recently announced an extension on the ban of international flights in an attempt to prevent the importation of Covid-19 through air travel.
Air transport is considered the safest mode by a wide margin for inter-city travel, it observed. Fifty-five per cent of respondents said they felt air travel safe.(REUTERS)
Air transport is considered the safest mode by a wide margin for inter-city travel, it observed. Fifty-five per cent of respondents said they felt air travel safe.(REUTERS)

Work, reconnecting with family will be two key reasons to travel in future: Survey

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON DEC 29, 2020 01:55 PM IST
It said 69 per cent of the passengers said they planned to travel again in the next three months. In its June survey, this figure stood at 54 per cent.
Tunisia adds Denmark to air travel ban list(Reuters)
Tunisia adds Denmark to air travel ban list(Reuters)

Tunisia adds Denmark to air travel ban list until further notice

Cairo | By Reuters | Posted by Nishtha Grover
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2020 07:40 AM IST
After suspending air travel with Britain, Australia and South Africa, Tunisia has now put a ban on all air travel with Denmark amid fears of spread of the new coronavirus strain.
The unprecedented number of aircraft grounded as coronavirus lockdowns blocked air travel - at one point reaching two-thirds of the global fleet - has created a spike in the number of reported problems as airlines return them to service.(Unsplash)
The unprecedented number of aircraft grounded as coronavirus lockdowns blocked air travel - at one point reaching two-thirds of the global fleet - has created a spike in the number of reported problems as airlines return them to service.(Unsplash)

Airlines warned over safety as jets return from pandemic storage

Sydney | By Reuters | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 03:30 PM IST
Regulators, insurers and experts are warning airlines to take extra care when reactivating planes left in extended storage during the Covid-19 pandemic, citing potential pilot rustiness, maintenance errors and even insect nests blocking key sensors.
The Covid-19 vaccine is ready and about to hit the market all across the world(Aparna Ram)
The Covid-19 vaccine is ready and about to hit the market all across the world(Aparna Ram)

Spectator by Seema Goswami: Take a shot

Hindustan Times | By Seema Goswami
PUBLISHED ON DEC 13, 2020 07:56 AM IST
Now that the Covid vaccine is here, it’s time to plan for a post-pandemic reality
Aviation industry opposition to requiring mandatory Covid-19 vaccination for passengers has intensified as impending drug approvals trigger a debate over their role in air travel.(Unsplash)
Aviation industry opposition to requiring mandatory Covid-19 vaccination for passengers has intensified as impending drug approvals trigger a debate over their role in air travel.(Unsplash)

Asian nations could mandate Covic-19 shots for travellers, AirAsia chief says

Kuala Lumpur | By Reuters | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2020 05:26 PM IST
Governments in Asia could require inbound travellers to receive Covid-19 vaccinations, AirAsia Group’s Chief Executive Officer said on Wednesday, with such conditions expected to become a trend in the region.
An IndiGo flight lands at Patna’s Jaiprakash Narayan International Airport.(HT PHOTO)
An IndiGo flight lands at Patna’s Jaiprakash Narayan International Airport.(HT PHOTO)

IndiGo now operating 1,000 flights to and from 65 destinations, narrows gap with pre-Covid days

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON DEC 02, 2020 06:23 PM IST
IndiGo used to operate over 1,500 daily flights before Covid-19 pandemic began.
The uptick in airline travel came even as public health officials and state leaders urged people to stay home.(Unsplash)
The uptick in airline travel came even as public health officials and state leaders urged people to stay home.(Unsplash)

Air travel rises to post-pandemic high despite US warning

By Bloomberg | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2020 04:41 PM IST
U.S. air travellers rose to the most in more than eight months as flyers brushed aside the advice of public health officials to avoid trips around the Thanksgiving holiday.
Airline shares surged after the Department for Transport published the new rules, which will come into force on December 15.(Pixabay)
Airline shares surged after the Department for Transport published the new rules, which will come into force on December 15.(Pixabay)

England offers travellers shorter quarantine with Covid tests

London | By Bloomberg | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2020 02:49 PM IST
England said it will chop its 14-day quarantine for arrivals from high-risk countries by almost two-thirds if they take a coronavirus test, easing restrictions on air travel just in time for the Christmas holiday rush.
For a coffee meet with girlfriends, refrain from kissing and hugging, and take off the masks only to sip the cappuccinos!(Illustration: Aparna Ram)
For a coffee meet with girlfriends, refrain from kissing and hugging, and take off the masks only to sip the cappuccinos!(Illustration: Aparna Ram)

Spectator by Seema Goswami: The new normal

Hindustan Times | By Seema Goswami
PUBLISHED ON OCT 04, 2020 07:10 AM IST
Taking baby steps back into a post-Covid world
Airline officials said that the ground handling agencies concerned have taken appropriate punitive action against their employees who have been held accountable for the lapse at Delhi and Jaipur.(REUTERS)
Airline officials said that the ground handling agencies concerned have taken appropriate punitive action against their employees who have been held accountable for the lapse at Delhi and Jaipur.(REUTERS)

Suspension on Air India Express flights to Dubai withdrawn

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 18, 2020 08:07 PM IST
The DCAA had sent a notice to Air India Express. The notice stated that the flight IX1135 operated by the airline from Jaipur to Dubai International Airport (DIA), had a passenger on board, who had contracted SARS-CoV-2 that causes Covid-19.
“When you strip away the food and service, it’s just a mode of transport to get from point A to B,”(Pixabay)
“When you strip away the food and service, it’s just a mode of transport to get from point A to B,”(Pixabay)

With most services unavailable due to Covid-19, flying business class has started to feel more like economy

Delhi | By Bloomberg | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2020 07:40 AM IST
Forget the flute of chilled Moet & Chandon before takeoff, mid-flight gin and tonics and a roaming dessert trolley after dinner. Flying business class isn’t what it used to be.
The civil aviation ministry decided to raise domestic flight operations after reviewing the situation.(PTI FILE PHOTO)
The civil aviation ministry decided to raise domestic flight operations after reviewing the situation.(PTI FILE PHOTO)

Civil aviation ministry raises domestic flight operations to 60%

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Neha LM Tripathi
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2020 09:27 PM IST
The government had resumed domestic flight operations on May 25, two months after the national lockdown was announced to stop the spread of Covid-19.
One can’t help but be grateful to the airlines and the crew for the risk and care they take to ferry passengers(Photo Imaging: Parth Garg)
One can’t help but be grateful to the airlines and the crew for the risk and care they take to ferry passengers(Photo Imaging: Parth Garg)

Humour: Flying during the pandemic– Nothing less than an adventure

Hindustan Times | By Rehana Munir
PUBLISHED ON AUG 23, 2020 06:47 AM IST
Unpacking the peculiar experience of air travel during the pandemic
Pearce said that air travel is not rebounding along with rising levels of business confidence in Europe, the U.S. and China.(AP)
Pearce said that air travel is not rebounding along with rising levels of business confidence in Europe, the U.S. and China.(AP)

Global air travel expected to not recover before 2024, says trade association for airline industry

Frankfurt (Germany) | By Associated Press| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 28, 2020 09:18 PM IST
The International Air Transport Association pushed back its prediction by one year due to the slow containment of the outbreak in the U.S. and developing countries.
The government is also considering allowing Indians who wish to travel out of the country to do so—on the condition that the countries they are travelling to do not have embargoes on incoming travel.
The government is also considering allowing Indians who wish to travel out of the country to do so—on the condition that the countries they are travelling to do not have embargoes on incoming travel.

Centre pushes business travel to rebuild economic links

Livemint, New Delhi | By Gireesh Chandra Prasad
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2020 08:07 AM IST
Central govt wants to seize the initiative and boost FDI.The ministry of civil aviation has already announced the establishment of the so-called bilateral air bubbles
There would be a complete ban on creation of new posts except for the health & family welfare department, said the government. (Photo @CMO_Odisha)
There would be a complete ban on creation of new posts except for the health & family welfare department, said the government. (Photo @CMO_Odisha)

Ban on foreign tours, buying cars as Odisha limits expenses to fight Covid-19

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2020 10:06 PM IST
The state finance secretary said if any officer has to travel, then no reimbursement would be allowed for occupancy in any hotel in Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Chennai.
As some Americans prepare to travel for the July 4 holiday weekend, and airlines slowly ramp up service, the U.S. government has not changed rules for air travel during the pandemic. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
As some Americans prepare to travel for the July 4 holiday weekend, and airlines slowly ramp up service, the U.S. government has not changed rules for air travel during the pandemic. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)

How US airlines are trying to stop Covid-19 transmission on flights

Chicago | By Reuters | Posted by Saumya Sharma
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2020 11:03 AM IST
Major U.S. airlines all require masks and have threatened to remove a passenger’s flying rights for failing to comply. Read on for the full list of airline policies.
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