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Canadian Government To Require All Airline Employees To Be Vaccinated

The government of Canada has announced that significant measures will be enacted from as early as the end of September requiring all federal employees to be vaccinated against Covid-19. In the announcement issued Friday, major changes will be implemented for the aviation and wider transport industries. Canada will “require employees in the federally regulated air, rail, and marine transportation sectors to be vaccinated. The vaccination requirement will also extend to certain travellers. This includes all commercial air travellers, passengers on…

Wizz Air Announces Large Hiring Spree in Bid to Expand…

Despite an initial underestimation in the number of employees it would need and eventually being forced to drop the Norwegian market, Wizz Air recently announced it would be ramping up its pilot recruitment program. As Europe's fastest-growing airline, the airline aims to hire up to 4,600 new pilots by the…

Auckland Airport Revises Its Expansion Scheme

As a result of the prolonged pandemic, Auckland Airport had scaled back its expansion scheme and left some confirmed projects on hold, including the airport’s second runway. The airport had confirmed a two billion New Zealand dollars ($1.4 billion) of core aeronautical infrastructure projects before the pandemic. With no end…

UK ‘Traffic Light’ Travel System Review Provides Some Relief for…

This week provided some relief for the U.K.'s aviation industry with a revision of the government’s much-maligned "traffic light" system of country classification for international passengers returning into England. Germany, Austria and Norway were among seven countries added to the "green list," over the course of the week, though travelers…

Qantas Enacts Temporary Employee Stand-down Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

Summer travel demand continues to surge but will eventually decline as the leisure travel season comes to end as Fall is right around the corner. Several major countries that are usually tourist hotspots eased entry restrictions to reopen their borders and alleviated visitation and tourism limitations. In response, many carriers…

United Expands Flight Schedule to Prepare for Football Season

 The summer travel holiday season – usually when leisure travel demand is at its peak during the year – will soon be coming to an end. This summer was like no other as most, if not all, major airlines searched for different methods to tackle the Covid-19 ordeal amid border…

British Airways Hints at Return of A380s With Extended Maintenance…

almost all commercial aircraft variants, regardless of manufacturer, have felt some type of impact from the Covid-19 pandemic, but the Airbus A380 has certainly been dealt the worst of it when the greater majority of the global fleet was grounded. Worse still, international carriers such as Air France and Lufthansa…

How JetBlue Is Expanding At Its Hometown Base

As the push for vaccinations continues and mask mandates begin to get re-instated in major cities across the U.S., several major airlines continue to tackle their own Covid-19-related crisis. During this bustling holiday travel season, passenger demand has surged significantly compared to last summer. As a result, many airlines resumed…

Norwegian Start-Up Norse Atlantic Airways Signs For New Dreamliners

Even amidst the ongoing pandemic, the airline industry continues to still blossom with new airline start-ups springing up every now and then, including the likes of Hong Kong's Greater Bay Airlines, as well as Indonesian start-up Super Air Jet. New Transatlantic Start-Up Joining the ranks of new kids on the…

Air Transat Returns With First Commercial Flight in Six Months

The ever-changing Covid-19 travel restrictions across various countries have continued to increase uncertainties amongst airlines, and Canadian carrier Air Transat was one of such airlines that were handed a lengthy flightless period. Now, for the first-time in six months, Air Transat made an announcement on Friday about its return to…