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Ethiopian Airlines Prepares For Boeing 737 Max Return

Ethiopian Airlines is now laying the groundwork for the return of the Boeing 737 Max. The airline on Monday issued an Airworthiness Directive (AD) on the Boeing 737 MAX that will help pave the way for the model's return to service with the first flight expected on Feb. 1. Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Tewolde GebreMariam, said, "Safety is our topmost priority at Ethiopian Airlines and it guides every decision we make and all actions we take. It is in line…

ITA Airways Officially Joins IATA, Debuts New Livery As It…

ITA Airways — the Italian carrier taking over for the long ailing Alitalia — began operations on Oct. 15, on the same day becoming a member of IATA. Similar to joining SkyTeam, this announcement represents a handover with the now-bankrupt and former Italian national airline ITA has replaced. The official…

Southwest Reveals 10-Year Sustainability Plan

On Monday, Dallas-based Southwest Airlines introduced its 10-year sustainability plan. In the press release, the company revealed both its long- and short-term goals aimed at targeting 2019’s carbon neutrality levels, all while continuing to grow its operation.  The announcement comes just weeks after the International Air Transport Association (IATA) voted…

ATAG Takes Aggressive Approach to Net-Zero Emissions Initiative

The Air Transport Action Group (ATAG) issued a report taking a more aggressive approach to the industry’s net-zero emissions goal. The new goal is to get the industry to a complete net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. Prior to this declaration, the industry was set on the goal of cutting CO2…

Emirates Becomes First Airline To Implement IATA Travel Pass

The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has made travelling for passengers a lot more troublesome than it used to be, with additional documentation and safety measures required before entry and exit is allowed in dozens of countries throughout the world. This then paved the way for various innovative solutions developed by numerous…

Cubana Drops Buenos Aires, Gets Suspended From IATA’s BSP

The national flag carrier of Cuba, Cubana de Aviación, announced via Facebook that it would suspend flights from Havana to Buenos Aires, Argentina. According to the post, the cessation of service is due to the current health situation stemming from Covid-19 and also mentioned a continuing measure to "restrict passenger…

Argentina Lowers Allowed Passenger Totals, Remains Among Countries with Most…

Argentina is the only nation that currently sets a limit on the number of passengers that can enter the country. It is calculated that the new conditions' passenger tallies represent an average of three daily international arrivals, though for the last two months, the limit represented between eight and nine…

Major Latin American Airlines Begin IATA Travel Pass Tests

To re-open borders without quarantine and restart aviation national governments need to be confident that they are effectively mitigating the risk of importing COVID-19. This means having accurate information on passengers’ COVID-19 health status. Informing passengers on what tests, vaccines and other measures they require prior to traveling, details on…

Vietjet to Trial IATA Travel Pass for International Flights

Having just restarted international flights that connected Vietnam with major hubs, such as Bangkok, Seoul, Tokyo and Taipei, Vietjet is now looking to adapt towards innovative solutions to bring the best experiences to its passengers. This includes passengers' safety, which is why Vietjet has announced on Thursday that it would…

British Airways Begins Trialing IATA Digital Travel Pass

British Airways has begun trialing the IATA Travel Pass on flights to Switzerland this week. The airline is trialing the travel pass on flights from London's Heathrow to Geneva and Zurich. Trials began on June 1. The travel pass comes in the form of a smartphone app. Once downloaded, passengers…