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Mask Mandate Extended Through Early 2022

On Tuesday, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) extended the face mask mandate to Jan. 18, 2022, for passengers and crew onboard commercial aircraft or at U.S. airports. It is also extended to individuals on any form of public transportation like train and bus. The mandate aims to limit the spread of the Covid-19 virus and the recent surge in reported Delta variant infections.  The TSA had originally implemented a mask requirement on Feb. 1 with an end date of May…

The AirlineGeeks Podcast Episode 23: Airlines Under Pressure

Thank you for reading the AirlineGeeks Podcast Recap. This article gives a brief look at last week’s episode of our news podcast. For our full analysis of each of these stories, you can listen to The AirlineGeeks Podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts or through our distributor, Anchor. We…

Global Aviation Industry Could See Over 500,000 Job Losses in…

Over 350,000 aviation jobs have been cut over the past six months. Over 25,000 jobs are expected to cut through the end of the year, and an additional 95,000 jobs are in jeopardy, Crain’s Business reports, potentially putting aviation-related job losses around 470,000 or higher by the end of 2020.…

U.S. Airline Furloughs: Where We Stand

When SARS-CoV-2, the novel Coronavirus strain that causes COVID-19, first reached the U.S., nobody really knew how the disease, which at the time had not yet been granted pandemic status by the World Health Organization, would impact life in this country. Yet as the disease spread throughout the country throughout…

IATA Estimates Airlines Set to Lose $84 Billion in 2020

Airlines will lose $84 billion in 2020, the biggest loss of cash ever according to the forecast of International Air Transport Association (IATA) which was announced on Tuesday. The losses are expected to total approximately $16 billion in 2021 as the aviation industry recovers from the impacts of the coronavirus…

Airline Lobbying Group Praises New Sustainable Aviation Fuel Pathway

Aviation has long been the target of climate advocates who say that the industry, which contributes significantly to greenhouse gas emissions blamed for climate change fears, has not taken enough precedent to reduce emissions and fight the climate crisis.  Now, it will be easier for airlines to cut their emissions…

Nigeria’s Aging Aircraft Struggle Continues as Government Seeks Increased Control

Nigerian aviation experts are now looking for ways to lessen public concern over the age and safety of the country's airlines' aircraft as government officials are calling them into question, Lagos newspaper Vanguard reported Saturday. The response comes after reports surfaced earlier this week that aircraft of the nation's airlines had…