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A Virgin Atlantic Boeing 747 taxis past Terminal Two at Manchester Airport (Photo: Manchester Airport)

Manchester Airport Prepares for Summer Season Ramp Up

Manchester Airport has set out its plans to prepare for a ramp-up in passenger travel over the summer season despite the coronavirus outbreak. The news comes as the U.K. government announced over 50 countries which it deems safe for non-essential travel, allowing for travellers to visit without having to self-isolate on return. The majority of the countries on the list are European, with some others including the U.S. 'red-listed' for travel until they can reduce their coronavirus infections. After consolidating operations…

Austrian Airlines Resumes Long-Haul Flying

Austrian Airlines has resumed part of its long-haul flying program with its first transatlantic flight in more than 100 days departing its Vienna hub yesterday. The first of the airline's scheduled long-haul flights departed Vienna at about 10:45 a.m. on July 1 bound for Newark Liberty International Airport in New…

Turkish Airlines Introduces Hygiene Experts on Flights

Turkish Airlines has announced the introduction of Hygiene Experts to ensure passenger safety in flight. The airline that would normally feature a chef for business class passengers on long-haul flights now has the purview of Hygiene Expert cabin crews who work as health inspectors, focusing on the enforcement of on-board…

Air France Begins Progressive Resumption of Flight Schedule

Air France has announced that it plans to gradually resume its flights between now and the end of June as demand for air travel begins to rise. The French carrier is currently operating between three and five percent of its usual schedule, which it has been doing since the end…

Ryanair Slashes Jobs as Low-Cost Demand Dwindles

Ryanair has announced that over 250 office jobs have been lost due to the COVID-19 pandemic. These jobs have been cut at its offices in Dublin, Madrid, Wroclaw in Poland and Stansted near London, which are due to re-open on June 1. Ryanair staff levels will reduce in four of…

Airbus Moves a Step Closer Towards Technology for Safer Skies

Airbus has announced that it has made a step forward in co-developing a solution for air travel security operations. In partnership with Koniku Inc., the European Aerospace consortium has begun researching into the capability to detect biological hazards, as well as chemical and explosive threats, on an aircraft or in…

A Look at Tech Hong Kong Airport Uses to Protect…

Hong Kong International Airport has become the world's first airport to trial a full-body disinfection channel to protect passengers and staff from COVID-19. The facility, called CLeanTech, is an enclosed full-body disinfection facility that sanitizes travelers using the channel in 40 seconds, killing 99.9 percent of germs. Currently, CLeanTech is being…

Turkish Airlines Draws National Flag to Honor Grand National Assembly

Turkish Airlines has drawn a flag in the sky to honor the 100th Anniversary of the Grand National Assembly. The flag was drawn by TC-JJF, a Boeing 777-300ER, which took off from Ankara's Esenboğa Airport on April 23 at 9:40 a.m. with flight number TK1920 to represent the date April…

United to Provide Free Round-Trip Fights to Medical Volunteers

United Airlines is to provide free round-trip flights for medical volunteers wishing to help the frontline fight against the COVID-19 crisis to help treat patients in New York City. The airline is working with the city's Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City, as well as some medical volunteer organizations,…

Emirates to Suspend of Passenger Operations Following Virus Outbreak

After multiple changes, Emirates has announced that it stop all passenger operations due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus. The Dubai-based carrier becomes the latest major airline to reduce flights following a global decline in passenger numbers. From March 25, Emirates will operate its cargo flights with its Boeing 777F fleet. Passenger…