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Emirates is the largest operator of Boeing 777-300ER aircraft with 134 jets in the fleet. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Katie Bailey)

Emirates Operates First Flight With Fully Vaccinated Frontline Staff

Emirates has operated its first flight where all staff involved have received both doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. The news comes just over a week after Singapore Airlines announced its crew had operated fully-vaccinated flights, which followed on from Emirates' rival Etihad operating its first such flight just days prior. However, Emirates took it a step further, with flight 215 from Dubai to Los Angeles operating with all airport and onboard customer experience staff fully vaccinated. This includes check-in, security, lounge…

Three Main Latin American Carriers Reinforces Strategies to Protect Passengers

The main Latin American airlines LATAM, Avianca and Aeroméxico have announced campaigns to reinforce the safety and operational hygiene protocols offered to its passengers, all in line with the recommendations of international authorities. Aeroméxico Expands Agreements with Medical Laboratories Aeroméxico signed agreements with four medical laboratories, which will be added…

WestJet Temporary Halts Flights to Four Destinations

Major airlines continue to endure tremendous challenges from the ongoing COVID-19 calamity. WestJet - Canada’s second-largest carrier - has announced temporary flight suspensions for a number of routes in its extensive, domestic network, citing the progressively, strict travel restrictions – resulting in weak travel demand and low load factors –…

American Airlines Announces Two New Destinations, Six New Flights

American Airlines has quietly added six new flights to their network, all starting in June. The new flights are already available for sale and were first loaded to the airline's website over this past weekend. Highlights of the new routes include the launch of two new destinations for the Fort…

Singapore Airlines Group Operates Flights with Fully-Vaccinated Crew

Singapore Airlines, its sister airline SilkAir and its low-cost subsidiary Scoot — all representing the passenger contingent of the Singapore Airlines Group — have become some of the first airlines in the world to operate flights with a fully-vaccinated onboard crew of pilots and flight attendants, the latest step in…

Aeroméxico Becomes Highest Rated Airline in Latin America for Health,…

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Aeroméxico has worked to become a benchmark in the industry by implementing rigorous sanitary measures through its Health and Hygiene Management System, created by expert epidemiologists based in its home country. This system mandates various measures for the protection of its personnel and…

Uncertainty Still Looms Over Travel Rebound

It has now been over a year since the Coronavirus swept across the globe and began to change many aspects of the way we live, including largely pausing non-essential travel. Whilst a year ago it would have been hard to believe that passenger numbers would remain low for so long,…

Cathay Pacific Offers Mask Exemption For Premium Classes

On Tuesday, an external memo to Cathay Pacific staff revealed that the airline is no longer requiring masks for First and Business Class passengers. This only applies when customers are laid down in a fully-reclined lay-flat seat. While the move may be considered adverse to public health guidelines, Cathay believes…

Astral Aviation, SpiceXpress Announce Interline Agreement

The pandemic has revealed shortcomings in global supply chains and forced businesses to make logistical solutions a greater and a more strategic investment. With this, Astral Aviation Limited and SpiceXpress - the air cargo arm of Spicejet - have signed a pioneering interline cargo agreement connecting the networks of the…

Cathay Pacific Takes Over 15 Chinese Routes From Subsidiary

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many airlines were forced to downsize their operations. Among them was Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific decided to cut its regional subsidiary, Cathay Dragon, last October. As a result, the airline will pick up the capacity left by Cathay Dragon, specifically its portfolio of Chinese routes. Cathay…