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Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong Announce Travel Recovery Plan

Prolonged travel restrictions and comprehensive entry requirements for international travelers continue to be significant obstacles for airlines. Partially as a result, airlines have recorded low travel demand and aircraft load factors throughout the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.  Nevertheless, Cathay Pacific — an airline that has gradually adapted to the changes than other carriers — plans to recognize and follow the Hong Kong government’s recovery initiatives. Recently, Hong Kong Financial Secretary Paul Chan Mo-Po discussed in a budget speech the city’s plans…

U.S. Senators Introduce Bipartisan FAA Reform Legislation

A bipartisan proposal to bolster the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) oversight of commercial aircraft manufacturers was introduced to the U.S. Senate this week. Senators Roger Wicker (Republican, Mississippi) and Maria Cantwell (Democrat, Washington) sponsored the bill known as the Aircraft Safety and Certification Reform Act of 2020. In a statement…

U.K. Government Looks to Change Repatriation Rules

The collapse of an airline in the United Kingdom can create multiple headaches for the U.K.’s government. Not only does the country face potentially thousands of newly unemployed citizens, the stranded passengers will need to find a way home. Under current laws in the U.K., the government will rescue stranded…

U.K. Drone Law to Change Following Airport Incidents

The U.K. government has announced new laws in order to protect airports from future disruption caused by drones. In an attempt to not allow the repeat of past events where airports have temporarily closed following the sightings of drones operating near runways, the government will also give the police more power…