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An Azul ATR 72-600 takes-off from Porto Alegre, Brazil. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | João Machado)

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, today we have learned to get used to uncertainty and not being able to forecast how the industry will behave for the next six months. While IATA and some other…

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…