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United Requires All New Hires To Be Vaccinated

United Airlines has announced it will require all new external hires to prove they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The move comes about a month after fellow American legacy carrier Delta Air Lines began requiring vaccinations for new hires. All external candidates who receive job offers after June 15 must confirm they have been fully vaccinated by their start date. United says that new employees “will be required to upload their COVID vaccine card in My Info no later…

Cathay Pacific Resumes Hiring Local Pilots

Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific Airways has decided to resume its flight crew recruitment for Hong Kong-based pilots again for the first time in approximately eighteen months, as the airline is getting a head start into the lengthy medium-to-long term process of rebuilding its business and surviving the Covid-19 pandemic. Cathay…

Airlines Encourage Staff to Vaccinate

After being hit by the coronavirus for more than a year, airlines are telling to their staff staff to be vaccinated against Covid-19. Delta Air Lines has announced that newly-hired staff have to be vaccinated. Earlier, Cathay Pacific Airways encouraged its staff to get vaccinated. Cathay says the response has…

American Airlines Prepares For Post-Pandemic Spring

American Airlines is preparing for its best season since the COVID-19 pandemic began over a year ago. The airline has seen a surge in bookings and revenue and its preparing to return all of its planes to service by May. In an internal email reviewed by AirlineGeeks, American Executive Vice…

Latin American Airlines Fly to Russia for The First Time

2020 was a tough year for airlines globally, especially for Latin American airlines, which compared to their peers in Europe, Asia, Oceania and North America, they have not received help from their governments, so the largest had You have to file for Chapter 11 to reorganize and survive the crisis.…

Copa Will Become the First American Carrier to Have IATA…

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is partnering with the Panamanian government and Copa Airlines to trial the IATA Travel Pass – a mobile app to help passengers easily and securely manage their travel in line with government requirements for COVID-19 testing or vaccine information. According to an IATA’s press…

American Prepares for 13,000 Employee Furloughs

On Wednesday, American Airlines warned employees that it will send furlough notices to roughly 13,000 employees this week. The announcement comes as the second round of federal payroll aid, which was approved in December, is set to expire. “The vaccine is not being distributed as quickly as any of us…

Kenya Airways Prepares Pharma Cargo Facility For Fight Against COVID-19

Kenya Airways (KQ), through its cargo arm KQ Cargo, has unveiled its ultra-modern pharma facility at its main hub in Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA). The Kenya Cargo team is preparing for this critical logistical role in transporting the coronavirus vaccine once approved with the facility having the capabilities…