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A Week of Positives for an Ailing Airline Industry

The airline industry has ailed in pain for the last several months because of a virtually unprecedented downturn in travel demand due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Airlines across the globe have been reporting multi-billion dollar losses and load factors in the single digits. This week, though, a new trend emerged. While marginal, multiple data sources suggest that more people are traveling worldwide now in comparison to recent months.  In Europe, airlines are resuming regional services to several destinations. Dutch flag…

Cathay Pacific Data Breach to Affect 9.4 Million People

Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific announced that its computer systems had been compromised this past Wednesday. The data breach occurred seven months ago and is reported to compromise personal data of around 9.4 million passengers. Information such as phone numbers, dates of birth, passport numbers, and frequent flier numbers were exposed.…

Digital Security Company Ranks Security of Travel Websites

In the technologically advanced and fast-paced world of today, travel loyalty programs and the data that they’re able to store have allowed users to book travel within minutes from a mobile app, over the phone or over the internet. Passport data, credit card information, home address and email addresses all…

Airlines Prepare for New EU Regulations on Data Protection

Airlines have a little over two months left to implement practices to comply with new regulations which will come into effect from May 25 across the European Economic Area (EEA) safeguarding the rights of European Union (EU) member citizens to more stringent control with regard to the data obtained by…