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Covid-19 dogs arrive at the Helsinki Airport – able to identify the virus earlier than laboratory tests

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Finavia welcomes Covid-19 dogs to Helsinki Airport. The company is pleased with the city of Vantaa’s efforts to test new and efficient ways to...

Brussels Airport obtains Airport Health Accreditation in compliance with the recommendations by ICAO and the protocol issued by EASA/ECDC

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Brussels Airport makes every effort to ensure that the airport’s facilities are hygienic and safe to welcome passengers. The combination of the various health...

Dubai authorities suspend Air India Express for knowingly bringing Covid-19 positive passenger into the country

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Air India Express has flown passengers to Dubai despite knowing they were tested positive for the novel coronavirus, thus endangering other passengers and causing...

Ryanair cuts capacity in October by another 20% as failed EU governments travel restrictions damage bookings

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Calls on Transport Minister Ryan to finally take action Ryanair today (Fri 18th Sept) announced that it would cut its October capacity by a further...

Greenpeace could take legal action against state aid granted to Brussels Airlines

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Greenpeace 'does not exclude' taking legal action to challenge the aid granted by Belgium to Brussels Airlines, in a similar way the NGO has...

Norwegian commits to reduce CO2 emissions by 45 percent by 2030

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Today Norwegian has launched a new environmental sustainability strategy that will begin immediately and deliver several industry leading targets. Cutting CO2 emissions by 45...

For sustainable air transport: French pilots’ union SNPL supports a minimum price for airline tickets

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SNPL, the National Airline Pilots Union, in the context of reducing the climate footprint of air transport, calls for the establishment at European level...

More than 10 boards of airline representatives call for a cross-border digital solution to track COVID-19

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An appeal to European and national governments Global challenges such as a pandemic can only be solved through a coordinated effort across country borders ...

Airlines for Europe issues “Last Call” for common EU approach to COVID-19 travel restrictions

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Adoption of common criteria and thresholds to evaluate the epidemiological risk of travel; Adherence to a European colour-coded map updated weekly and...

Air France takes measures to instil confidence in air travel

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A new, simple and flexible sales policy; 1.1 billion euros in refunds for more than 2 million requests handled Travel insurance covering the...

Greenpeace urges Dutch Government to suspend KLM’s €3.4 billion state aid

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Greenpeace threatens to go to court over the €3.4 billion state aid to Dutch flag carrier KLM. The non-governmental environmental organisation demands the Dutch...

A light plane crashes in Ohain, Walloon Brabant (Belgium) – The two people on board died

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Two people died in an air accident on Sunday evening in the countryside of Lasne in the province of Walloon Brabant, according to the...

172 jobs threatened at Ryanair in Belgium

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Ryanair intends to cut 172 jobs in Belgium, the Irish low-cost airline told the unions. This is more than double the number (80) announced...

Helping airports plan their recovery: Study by EUROCONTROL and partners highlights actions to improve performance when implementing COVID-19 measures

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In order to reduce the impact of COVID-19 measures on airport performance, and so contribute to aviation’s overall recovery from the pandemic, airports need...

Singapore Airlines Group to cut 4,300 positions

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SIA Group to rationalise staff numbers amid unprecedented global aviation crisis The Singapore Airlines (SIA) Group announced the difficult decision to cut around 4,300 positions...

COVID-19 test centre at Brussels Airport to open on 14 September

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The Test Centre at Brussels Airport where travellers can get themselves tested for COVID-19 will open on Monday 14 September. Thanks to this Test...

8,000 Boeing 747s needed to deliver Covid-19 vaccine doses globally

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged governments to begin careful planning with industry stakeholders to ensure full preparedness when vaccines for COVID-19 are...

Cessna Skyhawk C172 lands on U.S. highway; departs again after refueling

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On 9 September, a Cessna Skyhawk C172 (registered N2884U) made an emergency landing after running out of fuel on a I-640 East interstate road...

[Photo-report – Belgian Air Component] Ministerial update on the future investments totalling €300M for Belgian Defence – Press Conference Debriefing held at Florennes AFB

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Ministerial update on future investments for Belgian Defence Press Conference Debriefing Authors Benoit Denet & Martin Gillet, reporting from Florennes Air Base. Last 18 April 2019, Belgian Deputy Prime Minister,...

Finnair traffic performance in August 2020: -86%

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The COVID-19 pandemic impact remained clearly visible in the August traffic figures, cargo demand still strong In August, Finnair carried 193,000 passengers, which is 85.8%...