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Colombia Resumes 63 Routes As Part of Plan to Reinstate Connectivity

Throughout September, Colombia has resumed commercial airline operations. Domestic flights were allowed back to the skies on Sept. 1 and international fights restarted on Sept. 19. As the country continues to reopen its skies, Colombia announced it will be reopening 63 domestic routes from major cities such as Bogotá, Medellin, Cali and Cartagena, according to Latin American portal Aviaciónline. In a document distributed by Colombia’s civil aviation authority, as part of the nation’s second phase of transport activities resumption, flights…

United Places Bets on Latin America, Hawaii in October Schedule

United Airlines announced in a press release Friday it will increase its schedule to 40% of 2019 numbers in October. For comparison, the airline will fly 34% of its 2019 schedule in September. United will fly 46% of its 2019 domestic schedule in October – compared to 38% in September…

Kenya Airways, RwandAir Return to the Skies

After 129 days of government restrictions on international flights, Kenya Airways will recommence international routes in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic that has spanned the globe and caused a worldwide travel dropoff, African Aerospace reports. “Since resuming domestic flights on July 15, 2020, we have been monitoring the adherence…

Korean Air Resumes Flights to Tianjin, China

Korean Air will be resuming passenger flights to Tianjin in neighboring northeast China after five months of service suspension. Flights between Incheon International Airport and Tianjin were suspended in early February due to the COVID-19 outbreak in China. According to Korean Air, flights will run every two weeks on Tuesdays…

Indian Aircraft Could Gradually Return to International Skies Soon

A month after resuming domestic travel, the Indian government expects that domestic travel numbers will reach 150,000 daily travelers before mid-July and believes traffic may reach full capacity by the end of 2020. “We started with 30,000 passengers on May 25 and since then have had a maximum of 72,000…

China Airlines Increasing Operations, Reducing Check-In Options at Hub Airports

Taiwan's China Airlines is reducing on-site check-in counters at its airports in Taipei — Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, Taichung International Airport and Kaohsiung International Airport — in a bid to reduce human contact amid the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic. According to the airline, all airport self-check-in kiosks in Taiwan will…

Interjet Now Only Operating Sukhoi Jets to 14 Domestic Destinations

Mexican carrier Interjet will only fly 14 domestic routes from its Mexico City hub when it restarts more services beginning June 16, all of which will be operated by the airline's Sukhoi SuperJet 100-95B jets. In May, the airline only operated flights to six domestic destinations — Cancún, Guadalajara, Monterrey,…

American Airlines Resumes Additional International Services

American Airlines announced the immediate resumption of eight international routes on Thursday in a press release. The carrier will begin flying from Dallas-Forth Worth International Airport to Amsterdam, Paris, and Frankfurt; from Miami to Antigua in the Caribbean and Guayaquil and Quito in Ecuador; from Chicago to London Heathrow; and…

Air Canada Releases New Schedule for Upcoming Summer Season

Summer is less than a month away, which means summer vacation — usually one of the busiest travel times of the year — is right around the corner. Usually, many potential travelers use this time to plan trips for the next couple of months. However, due to COVID-19, many have…

IATA Expects Passenger Levels to Recover by 2024 at Latest

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) forecasts that the social and economic immobility caused by COVID-19, plunging passenger levels across the world, will take longer to recover than what was originally expected. During its weekly update meeting held today, IATA revealed that traffic will only recover to 2019 levels by…