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A United 787 Dreamliner descends into Amsterdam. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Fabian Behr)

U.S. Airlines Split On Future of Vaccine Requirements

When the coronavirus became a global pandemic in the winter of 2020, airlines globally were devastated by plummeting passenger counts. Carriers lost tens, if not hundreds, of millions of dollars daily, and many were counting the days until a vaccine was approved so that passengers could be inoculated and would subsequently feel comfortable traveling again. Yet eight months after the first vaccines were granted emergency authorization in the U.S., only half of the country is fully vaccinated, and there is…

Delta Mandates Vaccinations for New Employees

Delta Air Lines announced it will be requiring all new hires joining the airline in the U.S  to be vaccinated as it aims to achieve employee immunity as soon as possible to operate safely. In an interview with CNN, Delta CEO Ed Bastian said that all new hires will require…

Vaccination Tourism Takes Off from Argentina to Florida

In this year and a half in which the commercial aviation industry received its worst hit since its inception, airlines were desperate to find routes that could still hold three characteristics: high demand, low competition and minimal restrictions. In Latin America, there is one route in particular that covers those…

Lufthansa Becomes Latest Airline to Integrate CommonPass

Lufthansa has become the latest airline to integrate CommonPass, a digital COVID test certificate app. The German flag carrier joins fellow Star Alliance airlines United and Swiss International Air Lines in supporting the initiative. CommonPass is available for customers on all Lufthansa flights from Frankfurt to the U.S. Customers can also use the…

AFRAA and Ethiopian Airlines Agree on Aviation Academy and Training…

Africa Airlines Association (AFRAA), the Nairobi-headquartered trade association for airlines from the member states of the African Union (AU), envisioning a sustainable, interconnected and affordable Air Transport industry in Africa, today announced an industry-first Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Ethiopian Airlines on training that will facilitate a framework of collaboration…

Emirates Operates First Flight With Fully Vaccinated Frontline Staff

Emirates has operated its first flight where all staff involved have received both doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. The news comes just over a week after Singapore Airlines announced its crew had operated fully-vaccinated flights, which followed on from Emirates' rival Etihad operating its first such flight just days prior. However,…