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Fiji Airways Receives Five-Star Safety Rating

Fiji Airways has received a five-star Covid-19 Safety rating from Skytrax for its safety protocols to limit infection, covers all the airline's safety protocols in response to Covid-19. Skytrax accredited the airline following a safety audit over March and April. Safety measures implemented at Nadi International Airport, onboard and in lounges were all evaluated. These include social distancing measures, enhanced cleaning regimes, the food and beverage offer and contactless service offerings. Fiji Airways established a Travel Ready program last year.…

Virgin Atlantic Debuts ASMR Campaign to Encourage Travelers

Virgin Atlantic has launched a unique campaign targeting travelers with their favorite sights and sounds of flying. The advert comes just days after The Mirror reported Brits could begin to book summer holidays. The new advert entices those who are yearning to catch their next flight with a video featuring call bells,…

JetBlue Plans to Reshape Transatlantic Travel with London Service

JetBlue has announced its plans to change the transatlantic market when it begins its London service later this year. The latest update sees the airline setting out its main cabin offering. JetBlue recently showcased its reimagined Mint product for transatlantic and longer flights. Customers will benefit from a unique build-your-own meal offering,…

Introducing AirlineGeeks TV for 24/7 Rolling Aviation News Coverage

Online commercial aviation news website AirlineGeeks.com has announced today that it is launching AirlineGeeks TV. The move comes weeks after CNN announced it would be withdrawing its airport offer. AirlineGeeks TV would offer viewers around-the-clock video broadcasting of the latest airline news. Additionally, it will also feature in-depth industry analysis…

Lufthansa Becomes Latest Airline to Integrate CommonPass

Lufthansa has become the latest airline to integrate CommonPass, a digital COVID test certificate app. The German flag carrier joins fellow Star Alliance airlines United and Swiss International Air Lines in supporting the initiative. CommonPass is available for customers on all Lufthansa flights from Frankfurt to the U.S. Customers can also use the…

UK Airlines Respond to New Travel Legislation

The industry association representing U.K. airlines has commented on new travel legislation first announced by the U.K. government on Tuesday. The move comes as the BBC reports the Government is to add a £5000 fine to coronavirus laws. The penalty would affect Britons traveling abroad for leisure. Tim Alderslade, the Chief Executive…

Ryanair, Optimistic for Summer, Adds UK Flights

Ryanair has announced that it is expanding its U.K. flight network in summer 2021 with optimism for foreign travel to return in force for the peak season. The announcement comes almost a year after the U.K. first imposed restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The low-cost airline is adding…

Lufthansa, Deutsche Bahn Expand Joint Rail Initiative to Frankfurt Airport

Lufthansa and Deutsche Bahn have announced an expansion of their joint train-to-flight services at Frankfurt Airport. Lufthansa Express Rail already connects 17 German cities to Frankfurt Airport, with 134 daily trains. Starting in July, the Lufthansa Express Rail network will begin to reach Hamburg and Munich from Frankfurt Airport. Moreover,…

Northern English Airports Call for Government Support

Leaders from six North of England airports have signed a letter to the government asking for more support to help the travel sector recover from the coronavirus pandemic. The airports joined forces to urge the U.K. Government to back the sector in next week's budget. The group also requested a…

Emirates Operates First Flight With Fully Vaccinated Frontline Staff

Emirates has operated its first flight where all staff involved have received both doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. The news comes just over a week after Singapore Airlines announced its crew had operated fully-vaccinated flights, which followed on from Emirates' rival Etihad operating its first such flight just days prior. However,…