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Wizz Air Further Expands U.K. Operations with Cardiff Base

Wizz Air continues its U.K. expansion with news that the east European carrier will base an Airbus A321 at Cardiff airport. Reuters reports that the Welsh capital will be added to Wizz Air’s growing list of U.K. bases from late March to coincide with the beginning of the northern summer schedule. The Hungarian carrier obtained a U.K. air operator’s certificate (AOC) in 2018 to safeguard its operation in a post-Brexit environment. Managing Director of Wizz Air U.K. Owain Jones said…

Singapore, Hong Kong Postpone Travel Bubble Until 2021

Singapore and Hong Kong have again postponed the launch of the much-awaited travel bubble that would connect the two Asian hubs without the need for a quarantine period. The quarantine-free travel corridor launch was delayed two days before it was due to begin as Hong Kong saw a new hike…

Embraer Develops HEPA Filtration Kits for Installation on ERJ-145 Aircraft

As the pandemic continues to threaten holiday air travel, airlines and aircraft manufactures are becoming more and more desperate to make passengers feel safe while flying. In particular, one method that has been an effective way of settling the nerves of customers and keeping cabin air clean is the use…

More Airlines Support Digital Health Travel Apps

Two more carriers are joining the CommonPass mobile app initiative to establish a common platform for digital information sharing in order to restart international traffic after it has been drastically reduced by the COVID-19 pandemic. JetBlue and Virgin Atlantic have joined United Airlines, Lufthansa and Swiss International Air Lines in…

How De Havilland Canada Plans To Combat COVID-19 On Its…

In this time period of COVID-19, aircraft cabin sanitization has become an increasingly prominent aspect of air travel. Many airlines have integrated their own improved cleaning and sanitizing processes into daily flight operations. Meanwhile, major aircraft manufacturers have also explored, developed and integrated a wide range of technology to evolve…

Astral Aviation Prepared to Distribute COVID-19 Vaccine Within Africa

Weeks after taking delivery of a Boeing 767-200 freighter from the Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) with a five-year lease, Nairobi-based cargo airline Astral Aviation now says it is ready for the distribution of recently discovered COVID-19 vaccines during its forthcoming distribution across its scheduled network of 15 destinations within…

Government Still Aims to Privatize TAAG Angola Airlines in 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on air transport did not change the Angolan government's goals for TAAG Angola Airlines. The national airline is still expected to conclude its privatization process in 2022, as was announced this week to journalists by Angolan Transport Minister Ricardo d'Abreu in an event to…

Comac C919 Enters Final Testing Phase

Chinese aircraft manufacturer Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China — shortened to Comac — has received the type inspection authorization for its C919 narrowbody aircraft, allowing it to move to the final phase of flight testing and eventual certification, FlightGlobal reports. Comac will promptly begin testing the aircraft, and it hopes…

Chilean Carriers Release Projections for 2021 Operations

The airline industry has been immersed in the worst crisis in history as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. But in recent months, with the gradual borders reopening and fewer restrictions due to the lifting of quarantines, airlines have gradually resumed their operations, although still far from normal. This Wednesday,…

Delta to Launch Quarantine Free Flights to Rome

Delta Air Lines is hoping to launch flights to Italy where passengers can skip the quarantine from December. The plan, an arrangement between the airline, Rome Fiumicino Airport and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport, will use three stages of testing to enable customers to access Italy without having to isolate on arrival.…