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An American Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner on approach to Los Angeles. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

Opinion: As Borders Open, the Travel Industry Must Create A Seamless Experience for All Travelers

Since the beginning of the pandemic, there has been a deserved domestic focus on dealing with the immediate Covid-19 outbreaks within individual countries. This resulted in the implementation of travel restrictions and the closing of borders to non-essential international travel. Recently Reuters reported that the U.S. will reopen its borders on Nov. 8 to fully vaccinated passengers from 33 countries.  With this in mind, I thought I would share my recent experience of travelling to Los Angeles as an international…

Poised for Success in Eastern Europe: How Martin Gauss Is…

The face I saw entering the plane was familiar. He put his belongings on his seat and went to the cockpit to greet the pilots. That's when I asked if he was who I thought I was — and the answer was yes. It was. Quite a coincidence, as I…

Air Canada Announces Atlantic and South American Network Expansion

Air Canada has announced their Summer 2022 schedule in a further sign of positive growth and confidence as the airline industry recovers from the impacts of the pandemic. The airline’s plans for Europe, Africa, and The Middle East include year-round and seasonal services. Barcelona, Venice, Nice, Manchester, Edinburgh, and Reykjavik…

Vietnam Permits Resumption of Domestic Flights

As Vietnam reels from a recent surge in Covid-19 cases, the country is starting to see a steady decrease in daily case numbers, allowing for the slow removal of lockdown restrictions. As a result, per ch.aviation, Vietnam is permitting the resumption of domestic flights starting Oct. 10, easing restrictions that…

Singapore Airlines, Scoot To Launch, Resume More Flights As VTLs…

The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has left travel severely restricted in many countries, especially Singapore, where domestic air travel is not an option for airlines looking to maintain some semblance of a schedule. This has certainly left many people worldwide with pent-up excitement to book a ticket and fly towards anywhere…

U.K. Government Cuts Travel ‘Red List’ to Only 7 Countries

In the most dramatic indication of the reopening of international travel since the introduction of pandemic restrictions, the U.K. government announced that only seven countries will remain on the ‘red list’. The remaining countries that will require hotel quarantine upon arrival back into England are Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Haiti,…

EgyptAir Replaces Air Sinai on Flights to Tel Aviv After…

The first-ever Egyptair commercial flight to Israel landed at Ben-Gurion Airport on Sunday, Oct. 3. The Egyptian national carrier will now run four weekly round-trip commercial flights between Tel Aviv and Cairo. The flight covers a distance of just 245 miles in each direction, and is blocked at 80-85 minutes…

South African Airways, Kenya Airways Seize Partnership Opportunity

Rhetoric on the need for cooperation between airlines in Africa has never been in short supply, but action has been less forthcoming. In the current aviation landscape, filled by the emergence of new markets, South African Airways and Kenya Airways are looking to redouble their efforts to remain competitive. The…

UK Aviation Industry Welcomes Revision of International Travel Restrictions

The U.K. government will abolish its much-maligned "traffic light system" for international travel to England starting in early October. In an announcement released on Friday, the government said it will replace the current system that has been in effect since May 17 with “a single red list of countries and…

Wizz Air Reportedly Bids for EasyJet Takeover

The U.K. aviation industry faces further uncertainty with the Guardian reporting that EasyJet was the target of an “unsolicited preliminary takeover approach” from another airline. Bloomberg and multiple other sources including the Guardian have identified Hungarian-based carrier Wizz Air as the potential aggressor, though the airline’s spokesperson offered no comment.…