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AFRAA: African International Traffic Up 72.7% in June Compared to Pre-COVID-19 Period

Even with the disastrous 2020, the havoc caused by the pandemic is still far from over with the COVID-19 new strain, Delta variant spreading at an alarming rate. African Airlines Association (AFRAA) yesterday released it's June 2021 indicating that Africa currently accounts for a worrying number of new infections since the beginning of June. The countries most affected include Zambia, Uganda, Namibia, Botswana and Kenya, which are experiencing very high infection rates. The Coronavirus Disease has resulted in significant changes…

United Plans 80% of Pre-Pandemic Flying

With travel demand booming, United Airlines has announced additions to its summer flight schedule. On Monday, the Chicago-based carrier said it is adding over 400 daily flights in July and increasing service to many re-opened European cities. These additions put United's domestic schedule near pre-pandemic levels. The carrier plans to operate…

Uncertainty Still Looms Over Travel Rebound

It has now been over a year since the Coronavirus swept across the globe and began to change many aspects of the way we live, including largely pausing non-essential travel. Whilst a year ago it would have been hard to believe that passenger numbers would remain low for so long,…

Singapore, Hong Kong Postpone Travel Bubble Until 2021

Singapore and Hong Kong have again postponed the launch of the much-awaited travel bubble that would connect the two Asian hubs without the need for a quarantine period. The quarantine-free travel corridor launch was delayed two days before it was due to begin as Hong Kong saw a new hike…

IATA Chief Discusses ‘State of the Industry’

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) chief Alexandre de Juniac delivered his take on the state of the industry at the IATA annual general meeting held virtually on Nov. 24. The executive called on airlines and other industry stakeholders for immediate action in working to open up the skies and…

Countries Turn to Testing To Reopen Borders

Travel across Europe is in a tough spot at the moment as countries increasingly require arriving passengers to quarantine upon arrival. In the U.K., the government now requires passengers arriving from a handful of countries, including Spain, France, the Netherlands and Belgium, to self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival. As…

Delta Remains Confident In Business Travel Rebound

In comments to The Washington Post, Delta CEO Ed Bastian said that he is confident that business travel will return in the future despite being having been greatly reduced over the past months due to COVID-19 pandemic. The executive has been firm with this stance and has repeatedly assured it…