Hong Kong Enacts Entry Ban for Two More Carriers

For two years, Hong Kong’s strict travel restrictions have made flying into the city challenging and costly. The city instituted a zero-covid policy — banning flights from several countries and subjecting arrivals to compulsory hotel quarantines of two weeks. As thousands of new infections are now being reported daily in…

Singapore Airlines Suspends Flights To Los Angeles

Singapore Airlines will be suspending operations from Los Angeles to Taipei, Taiwan beginning mid-February — the end of the airline's winter schedule. According to sources close to the airline, the last flight from Los Angeles to Taipei, Taiwan's Taoyuan Airport, SQ 35, will operate on Feb. 16. Singapore Airlines Singapore…

African Airlines Association Calls on Countries to Revoke Unilateral Travel…

While the last few days have been among the most frustrating in the world of travel after the discovery of a new coronavirus variant in South Africa — one that become widely known as Omicron — which panicked governments into once again restricting or entirely removing the freedom to travel.…

Air Canada Recommences Ties With India

The question of when to safely reopen Canada's borders for certain international travelers remains a constant conversation amongst many world leaders during the ongoing Covid-19 ordeal. Many major airlines continue to monitor travel restrictions and must adjust their flight schedules and route network to adhere to the imposed entry restrictions.…

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…

WestJet Temporary Halts Flights to Four Destinations

Major airlines continue to endure tremendous challenges from the ongoing COVID-19 calamity. WestJet - Canada’s second-largest carrier - has announced temporary flight suspensions for a number of routes in its extensive, domestic network, citing the progressively, strict travel restrictions – resulting in weak travel demand and low load factors –…

Chilean Flight Restrictions May End After September

On July 24, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) organized a web conference titled “Chile: Listos para Despegar." One of the participants was Chilean Minister of Transport and Telecommunications Gloria Hutt, who stated that she believes it's possible that flight operations restrictions may be revoked before September. According to Hutt,…

Aircraft in New Zealand Slowly Return to The Sky

After months of the coronavirus outbreak, Air New Zealand has announced that additional frequencies of domestic flights will be added in July and August. The airline will operate around 55 percent of its usual capacity compared to before-pandemic levels. Scott Carr, General Manager of the airline said, “We’ve been encouraged…

As Chinese Government Plans to Allow International Carriers, U.S. Eases…

The Chinese government will allow international airlines to operate into China at limited capacity. The announcement followed the United States’ decision to ban Chinese carriers from entering the U.S. starting June 16, a move made in retribution to a similar move made by China. Foreign airlines originally banned from operating…