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Emirates and Qantas extend partnership to help boost recovery of international travel

Qantas and Emirates have announced they will extend their cornerstone partnership for another five years, meaning customers and frequent flyers of both airlines will have access to an expansive joint network, and millions of reward seats to travel across Australia, New Zealand, Europe and the UK.

Net-Zero Carbon Emissions by 2050

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) 77th Annual General Meeting approved a resolution for the global air transport industry to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. This commitment will align with the Paris Agreement goal for global warming not to exceed 1.5°C.

Priority Pass Reports Increase in Airport Lounge Visits

Collinson has reported that Priority Pass lounge visits increased by 46% in the first half of 2021 when compared to the second half of 2020.

Dassault Falcon 10X Business Jet, France

French aircraft manufacturer Dassault Aviation introduced the Falcon 10X, a new advanced high-speed, ultra-long-range business jet, in May 2021.

Mexico: Air tourism recovers above 80% at airports in Culiacán, Los Mochis and Mazatlán

The recovery of seats on domestic flights at the airports of Culiacán, Los Mochis and Mazatlán are above eighty percent and began the arrivals of airplanes with international routes, which is expected to strengthen tourism activity, said Oscar Perez Barros, Secretary of State Tourism.

Air tax will increase in 2021

Government is planning to increase Air Passenger Duty (APD) taxes due to millionaire losses in the travel industry this year; discover how this could impact your next year's holidays.

The road to recovery after Coronavirus in UE

It is not a secret that the travel and tourism sector has been one of the hardest hit by the coronavirus restrictions,how deep is the damage and how the UE community can show support?

Ultraviolet disinfection for aircraft cabins

In addition to the use of chemical disinfectants, Qatar Airways put an ultraviolet disinfection trolley to use as an extra layer of protection against the Covid-19, by using the Honywell’s UV Cabin system.

Private Jet demand increasing after Coronavirus.

According to industry reports, private jets are experiencing an exceptionally high level of bookings; in the new light of COVID-19 and stricter restrictions of commercial airlines this could become a comfortable and safest option for long trips.

Mexico: a virtual tourism fair

The first digital tourism exposition in Mexico was a success when it closed with operations for more than 100 million dollars.

Ryanair waiving its flight change fee

Customers who book for travel in October and November will be able to change their flights with zero change fee to travel until the 21st March 2021.

Lufthansa Group restricts exceptions from compulsory masks

From 1 September 2020, passengers who are unable to wear a mask during the flight must present a negative covid-19 test, which is not older than 48 hours at the scheduled begin of the journey.
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Italian airports, an example of best practice for the air transport sector

Rome's Fiumicino and Ciampino are the first airports in the European Union to receive the Airport Health Accreditation for the fight against the spread of covid-19 from the Airports Council International (ACI).

Ryanair flies from the UK to Faro with 14 extra flights every week

Ryanair is thrilled to strengthen the connection between the UK and sunny Faro over the coming weeks with 14 additional flights per week from 12 UK airports.

Global standards for Airline Operators by IATA

The IATA Health Safety Checklist for Airline Operators outlines the latest standards and recommended practices in addition to guidance material, available for free on its website IATA.org.

Virgin Atlantic provides complimentary COVID-19 global insurance cover for all bookings

To support customers and provide additional peace of mind, Virgin Atlantic has introduced Virgin Atlantic COVID-19 Cover, which will apply to all existing and new bookings, travelling from 24 August 2020 up until 31 March 2021. Discover how it works!

Kazakhstan resumes international flights with 4 countries

Kazakhstan has been slowly resuming air service with four countries including the UAE, Germany, Belarus and Ukraine starting from August 17. Flights to Egypt en route from Almaty to Sharm El Sheikh are planned to be resumed on September 12 this year.

Discover the most searched destinations for 2021 holidays

We know travel planning will be on pause for the next months, however it seems like travelers like to be optimistic and the online searches for “2021 holiday” have increased by 124%. Look of the most popular destinations.

COVID-19 Travel restrictions by IATA Travel Centre

Are you ready to travel again? Keep yourself updated about travel regulations.

Dubai to reopen events sector

These include indoor and outdoor concerts and private events, such as weddings. Know all the necessary restrictions and requirements.

Emirates to resume its A380 service to Toronto

The carrier is hoping to fill its reawakened superjumbos to London, Amsterdam, Cairo, Paris, Guangzhou, and Toronto by offering a one-of-a-kind COVID-coverage health insurance, valid for 31 days. You will not want to miss any detail!

LOT Polish plans to increase its flight frequency from September 2020

The airline is gradually re-establishing regular flights. At present, the Polish carrier offers 150 connections, and at the beginning of September it will broaden the range of domestic flights.

Cancun International airport report its busiest weekend since pandemic began

The UK embassy announced in its official Twitter account that it has reopened a center in Tehran on Monday where Iranian citizens can apply for British visa.

Emirates to reinstate flights to Stockholm in August

Emirates will resume weekly passenger flights to Stockholm from August 1, expanding its European network to 22 cities. Discover the new schedules and restrictions details.
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How would be the future of the airline industry

An interactive poll of 537 was held aviation professionals through June of this year – to give a broad look at how industry opinion is shaping up around a potential recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. Take a look of the results!

Russia will resume international flights starting August 1st

Air traffic will resume with Britain, Turkey and Tanzania, and Russia is working to expand the list, according to Russian officials.

UK imposes obligatory quarantine for arrivals from Spain

Travel restrictions requiring anyone arriving in the United Kingdom from Spain to self-isolate for 14 days were reimposed by authorities on Sunday with less than 24 hour’s notice. The UK’s Foreign Office updated its travel advice urging against all non-essential travel
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Kazakhstan plans to restart flights next month

Kazakhstan plans to restart flights to Thailand and Georgia in August, this information was confirmed by Dastan Ryspekov, Сhairman of the Committee for Tourism Industry of the Ministry of Culture and Sport of Kazakhstan. Don’t miss any detail!

UK embassy resumes issuing visa for Iranians after 10 years

The UK embassy announced in its official Twitter account that it has reopened a center in Tehran on Monday where Iranian citizens can apply for British visa.

Norway opens to most European Countries

Norwegian government has revised its coronavirus travel restrictions, allowing people from many European (EU/EEA/Schengen) countries including the U.K. to visit Norway with no quarantine requirement from July 15th.

Covid-19 Travel Regulations Map by IATA

Discover which countries have entry restrictions by air.

Self-service days are no longer a plan for the future, they are here.

Whatever the new normal is, it’s going to be more and more around self-service, says Dallas Airport CEO. Self-check-in for luggage, entirely touchless restrooms and many other changes are about to come.

Crowdless fun in Europe for this 2020.

Some of Europe’s least-infected countries promise holidays off the beaten track, free of mass tourism and clichéd stops. Look at the safest destinations based on COVID-19 cases and hygiene protocols here!

Safe Travels Stamp for Mexico by World Travel and Tourism Council

WTTC created a set of common standards and rules to help ensure the safety of both travelers and those that work in the industry. Here you have the list of recognized destinations in the country!

American Airlines resumed operations in the Dominican Republic

After the suspension of service in March due to travel restrictions due to the Coronavirus, American Airlines resumed operations in the Dominican Republic with flights to its four destinations in the country: Puerto Plata, Punta Cana, Santiago, and Santo Domingo.

Etihad Airways increased its network to 29 destinations

UAE's national airline specifies: "We hope to increase our destinations from July 16, and continue to work closely with the UAE Government and global aviation authorities to ensure we keep you connected the best we can". Discover the destination list from July 1st, and regulations!
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Risk of diseases transmission by cabin air, briefing by IATA

HEPA or high efficiency particulate air filters are effective at capturing greater than 99 percent of the airborne microbes in the filtered air. Know the answers to the FAQ!
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Carnival Cruise Line's ships in North America won't sail again until October

Until then, all scheduled cruises have been cancelled. When service does resume, Carnival “will take all necessary steps to ensure the health and safety”. – Christine Duffy

Italy flights banned carry-on luggage

Italy has banned passengers from bringing carry-on luggage and using overhead lockers on all domestic and international flights, only items that fit under the seat in front.

US-Mexico border travel restrictions extended to July 21st

"Non-essential" travel includes travel that is considered tourism or recreational in nature, DHS said. Commercial trucking and trade aren't affected by the restrictions.

Egypt’s tourism sector is hoping for a rebound on July 1st

Country prepares for a gradual reopening; there will be 232 establishments open in the 13 governorates which have been approved to receive both foreign and domestic visitors.

Travel Regulations Map by IATA

Discover the latest regulations to travel according to the governments and airlines around the world, published by the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

Emirates will flight by June 15

This Airline is ready to be back on track, discover the scheduled dates and destinations.

Wizzair comes back stronger

The Hungarian Low-cost carrier opens two new bases at Malpensa and Larnaca Airports.

Mexican Caribbean has officially reopened for tourism

Take a look at the activities that you will be able to enjoy at these destinations, and safety measures as well.

The way of traveling has been reinvented

Are you thinking of flying soon? Know the established protocols for a safe travel according to the new normality.

Anti-virus measures by Japanese Air Carriers

The state of emergency it is done in Japan, get informed about the safety measures to prevent the spread of the virus on board planes.


Dear travelers,

The Covid-19 pandemic will bring many changes in the habits and lifestyle of all of us, but above all in the world of tourism and aviation.

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