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UK Airlines Welcome Government Easing of Travel Restrictions for Fully-Vaccinated Citizens

UK airlines have been quick to capitalize on changes to travel restrictions for fully vaccinated citizens and residents of England. On Thursday UK Transport secretary Grant Shapps announced that those returning to the country from countries on the UK’s ‘amber list’ from 19 July would not be required to undertake 10 days quarantine and PCR tests on days 2 and 8. Instead, the rules of a return from a ‘green list’ country would apply to no quarantine and a single…

Ryanair Triples the Number of Passengers Carried in June

The benefits of robust vaccination programs and a consolidated approach to the easing of travel restrictions are beginning to see positive effects for the European aviation industry. On Friday, the Ryanair Group announced that 5.3 million passengers were carried across the consortium’s network of airlines in the month of June.…

Argentina Lowers Allowed Passenger Totals, Remains Among Countries with Most…

Argentina is the only nation that currently sets a limit on the number of passengers that can enter the country. It is calculated that the new conditions' passenger tallies represent an average of three daily international arrivals, though for the last two months, the limit represented between eight and nine…

Cathay Pacific Expects a Better Second Half of the Year

Cathay Pacific Airways, Hong Kong’s flag carrier, expects its company finance could be improved as its cash burn will dip below HK$ 1 billion ($128.84 million) each month in the second half of the year. The struggling airline has burned up to HK$1.9 billion  per month in the first half…

easyJet Increases Capacity as Spanish Islands Added to U.K. Travel…

The U.K. Government have added several popular holiday destinations to the ‘green list’ of countries that do not require self-isolation or quarantine upon return to the U.K.. Malta and the Balearic Islands which include Menorca, Majorca and Ibiza are the more high profile summer destinations that made the list in…

American Airlines Is Using More Widebodies On Domestic Flights than…

Covid-19 travel restrictions remain in place across many parts of the world. Because of this, it comes as no surprise that American Airlines is still using more widebody aircraft on domestic services than international flights, according to data seen by AirlineGeeks. With many countries remaining closed to American tourists, more…

Hundreds of American Flights Cancelled Due to Reported Pilot Shortage

American Airlines canceled over a hundred flights on Saturday and canceled hundreds of others in advance after a shortage of crew left the airline unable to operate some of its summer route network. Originally reported by View From the Wing, American's cancelations come as U.S. airlines continue to ramp up…

Ryanair and Major Airport Owners Take U.K. Government to Court…

Ryanair and the owner of their largest UK airport base have begun legal proceedings to challenge the UK government’s ‘traffic light system’ of international travel. The Irish-based carrier and Manchester Airports Group (MAG), owners of London Stansted, East Midlands and Manchester airports are seeking clarity on how the UK government…

Canada Begins Slow Lifting of Travel Restrictions for Vaccinated Citizens

The Canadian federal government is gradually lifting restrictions on non-essential travel for fully vaccinated Canadian citizens and permanent residents, according to CTVNews. Restrictions on travel have been in place for over a year with restrictive hotel quarantine arrangements introduced in February. The provision for a three-day hotel quarantine followed by…

Cathay Pacific Gets Approval for Loan Extension

Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific Airways announced on Tuesday it had received the Hong Kong government's approval to extend the drawdown period for an outstanding 7.8 billion Hong Kong dollar ($1 billion) loan facility by a year until June 2022, allowing the airline more room to manage liquidity. The bridge loan…