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A United 787 Dreamliner descends into Amsterdam. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Fabian Behr)

U.S. Airlines Split On Future of Vaccine Requirements

When the coronavirus became a global pandemic in the winter of 2020, airlines globally were devastated by plummeting passenger counts. Carriers lost tens, if not hundreds, of millions of dollars daily, and many were counting the days until a vaccine was approved so that passengers could be inoculated and would subsequently feel comfortable traveling again. Yet eight months after the first vaccines were granted emergency authorization in the U.S., only half of the country is fully vaccinated, and there is…

United Airlines Creates Sweepstakes For Vaccinated Travelers

Over the past couple of weeks, the White House has been asking businesses to encourage Americans to get vaccinated against the coronavirus. Boosts on Bumble, free beer from Budweiser and $10 Cincinnati Reds tickets are just a few ways companies are getting involved in the vaccination effort. Now, United Airlines…

Brazilian Airlines Transport Vaccines Throughout Brazil

As the COVID-19 immunization run proceeds in Brazil, local airlines have played a crucial role in distributing the doses to all 26 states throughout the nation in addition to the Federal District. São Paulo state is already vaccinating people over 68 years old, but several cities throughout the country have…

Allegiant Bolsters Route Network with New Service

With the coronavirus vaccine slowly making its way across the United States, low-cost carrier Allegiant Airlines loaded a host of new routes into their website late on Monday night. With this update, the Las Vegas-based carrier hasn't focused on any region in particular but has instead added routes all over…

Israel Bans International Flights to Stop COVID-19 Spread

Israel is the country that is doing the best in its vaccination process. According to Oxford University, Israel had administered vaccination doses to more than 40% of its population by Jan. 24. Those numbers are nearly double the second country in the list, the United Arab Emirates with 25%, and…

Emirates Offers Vaccination To Its Employees

During the last couple months, the COVID-19 vaccination process has started in several countries around the world. This is the great hope of the air transportation industry to begin short-term recovery. On Monday, Emirates has announced a vaccination program for all its employees in collaboration with the Minister of Health…

American Airlines Transports its First COVID-19 Vaccine

On Sunday evening American Airlines conducted its first transport of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. The company flew the shipment from Chicago O'Hare to Miami International Airport on a Boeing 777-200, with the vaccine scheduled to arrive in a U.S. Caribbean territory the following day. The flight comes two days after…

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…