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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.
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Vaccination passport: Air New Zealand to trial digital travel pass amid Covid-19(Photo by Sébastien Goldberg on Unsplash)
Vaccination passport: Air New Zealand to trial digital travel pass amid Covid-19(Photo by Sébastien Goldberg on Unsplash)

Vaccination passport: Air New Zealand to trial digital travel pass amid Covid-19

AFP
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2021 05:16 PM IST
  • For restarting international travel as global vaccine rollouts get underway, Air New Zealand to trial digital Covid 'vaccination passport'
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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
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Covid-19 has exacerbated inequities. People who have had the most capital have had access to better health care at a time when most public utilities have been overwhelmed. People in white collar jobs have been able to quarantine, isolate and earn while working from home, while others have lost pay and employment as their workplaces shut(AP)
Covid-19 has exacerbated inequities. People who have had the most capital have had access to better health care at a time when most public utilities have been overwhelmed. People in white collar jobs have been able to quarantine, isolate and earn while working from home, while others have lost pay and employment as their workplaces shut(AP)

Don’t create a world of immunity haves and have-nots

UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2020 01:09 PM IST
Governments and businesses must chart a path out of this pandemic that minimises inequities.
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Digital health pass ‘IATA Travel Pass’ to be out soon(Twitter/travelobiz)
Digital health pass ‘IATA Travel Pass’ to be out soon(Twitter/travelobiz)

Digital health pass: ‘IATA Travel Pass’, supporting travellers and safe reopening of borders amid Covid-19, to be out soon

By Asian News International | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz | Geneva [Switzerland]
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2020 10:46 AM IST
IATA Travel Pass or the digital health pass will manage and verify the secure flow of necessary testing or vaccine information among governments, airlines, laboratories and travellers
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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

By Associated Press| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | Frankfurt (Germany)
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.
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March international passenger demand shrank 55.8 per cent compared to March 2019.(Unsplash)
March international passenger demand shrank 55.8 per cent compared to March 2019.(Unsplash)

Air passenger demand plunges as travel restrictions take hold: IATA

By Asian News International | Geneva (Switzerland)
UPDATED ON MAY 01, 2020 07:10 AM IST
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced global passenger traffic results for March showing that demand measured in total revenue passenger kilometres dived 52.9 per cent compared to the year-ago period.
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In the dash to secure financing, airlines have either been drawing down from on existing credit lines or taking on new loans.(Unsplash)
In the dash to secure financing, airlines have either been drawing down from on existing credit lines or taking on new loans.(Unsplash)

Airlines borrow $31 billion to weather pandemic blow to travel

By Bloomberg | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2020 04:17 PM IST
Lenders worldwide have pledged more than $31 billion of loans to major airlines scrabbling to line up funding as the coronavirus pandemic forces them to ground their fleets.
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Route subsidies feature on a list of financial support requests circulated among airline members of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and seen by Reuters.(Unsplash)
Route subsidies feature on a list of financial support requests circulated among airline members of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and seen by Reuters.(Unsplash)

Coronavirus-hit airlines in push for divisive route subsidies

By Reuters | Paris
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2020 10:19 AM IST
Major airlines are seeking operating subsidies for key routes once coronavirus restrictions are lifted, a leaked lobbying document shows, stoking tensions with some low-cost carriers that are less likely to benefit from the additional funds.
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Weak economic activity, along with subdued private consumption eased India’s year-on-year domestic air passenger traffic growth rate to 1.6 per cent in September from 4.5 per cent observed in August.(REUTERS)
Weak economic activity, along with subdued private consumption eased India’s year-on-year domestic air passenger traffic growth rate to 1.6 per cent in September from 4.5 per cent observed in August.(REUTERS)

Domestic passenger traffic slips to 1.6% in September: IATA

By Indo Asian News Service | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 08, 2019 07:25 AM IST
According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), India’s domestic air passenger volume -- measured in revenue passenger kilometres (RPKs) -- was the lowest among the major aviation markets such as Australia, Brazil, China, Japan, Russia and the US.
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An aerial photo shows Boeing 737 MAX airplanes parked on the tarmac at the Boeing Factory in Renton, Washington, March 21, 2019(REUTERS)
An aerial photo shows Boeing 737 MAX airplanes parked on the tarmac at the Boeing Factory in Renton, Washington, March 21, 2019(REUTERS)

Don’t blame Boeing; flying has become dangerous

By Angus Whitley
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2019 06:20 PM IST
The reality is that safety, whether it be the training of pilots or add-on features in planes, costs money and there’s a limit to how much the industry can spend safeguarding human life
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The worldwide grounding of Boeing Co.’s 737 Max is months away from returning to service, the head of the International Air Transport Association said.(Reuters File Photo)
The worldwide grounding of Boeing Co.’s 737 Max is months away from returning to service, the head of the International Air Transport Association said.(Reuters File Photo)

Boeing 737 MAX likely to be grounded for months, association says

By Anurag Kotoky | Bloomberg
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2019 03:58 PM IST
Airlines, regulators and Boeing will meet in five to seven weeks to try and set a common timeline on when the Max could return to service and how trust could be restored, CEO De Juniac said.
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The world’s air passengers flew a combined 7.64 trillion kilometers (4.75 trillion miles) in 2017, according to Boeing Co.’s latest 20-year market outlook.(AFP)
The world’s air passengers flew a combined 7.64 trillion kilometers (4.75 trillion miles) in 2017, according to Boeing Co.’s latest 20-year market outlook.(AFP)

Air travel is about to get even less romantic

By David Fickling- Bloomberg | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 21, 2018 12:25 PM IST
Privatising an airport doesn’t necessarily make it more efficient. One 2008 study found there was little difference between the performance of airports 100%-owned by commercially oriented government corporations and those majority controlled by private businesses.
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Jet Airways will become the third airline in the country with a facility to transfer pets as cargo.(Shutterstock)
Jet Airways will become the third airline in the country with a facility to transfer pets as cargo.(Shutterstock)

Jet Airways to resume its pets transfer service in June

By Neha LM Tripathi | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON APR 04, 2018 01:26 PM IST
Jet Airways had the facility earlier but stopped the service in June 2017 owing to issues
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