COVID-19

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), a virus closely related to the SARS virus. 

Air France launches “Ready to fly”, a pre-travel health document verification service

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An innovative service allowing customers to ensure they have all the required health documents before going to the airport, A smoother journey on...

TUI fly Netherlands cancels all flights to Spanish islands for two weeks

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The Dutch travel advice for the Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands will change from yellow to orange on Friday 16 July. For this...

Belgium tightens PLF checks on passengers (and airlines)

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People traveling to or returning to Belgium and not in possession of the necessary corona documents (Passenger Locator Forms / PLF) will immediately be...

KLM passengers can upload Covid-19 travel documents at home

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KLM customers travelling to a selected number of destinations can now have the necessary corona travel documents checked in advance. KLM's "COVID-19 check |...

One year in prison for man who wanted to take a plane at Brussels Airport with a false PCR test

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A Brussels court has sentenced a man to one year in prison and a 4,000 euros fine for trying to take a plane with...

Twenty Covid-positive youngsters return to Belgium by aircraft

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At least 20 Belgian youngsters who this week became infected with the coronavirus have flown back to Belgium, although it was already known in...

Aviation industry complains that fragmented EU Digital COVID Certificate verification will undermine smooth summer travel for EU passengers

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 At least 10 different approaches among 27 Member States under review ahead of 01 July Digital COVID Certificate (DCC) implementation deadline. Airlines and...

Covid-19 test centre at AntwerpAirport opens on June 28

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The Covid-19 test centre at Antwerp airport will open on Monday 28 June. You can go to the test centre to have a PCR...

Covid-19 test centre at Ostend Airport opens on June 28

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The Covid-19 test centre at Ostend airport will open on Monday 28 June. You can go to the test centre to have a PCR...

EASA and ECDC update air travel guidelines to complement EU Digital COVID Certificates

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Today, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) issued a new version of the...

New research provides insight into how data-driven approach can play a significant role in re-opening the skies

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New research recommends a data-driven and action-oriented strategic approach as an effective tool for the recovery of the airline industry, as it offers the...

European Parliament gives its final green light to the EU Digital COVID Certificate 

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      EU Digital COVID Certificate will make travel in the EU easier from 1 July 2021 All EU member states will accept...

New Eurocontrol four-year forecast finds air traffic not expected to reach 2019 levels until 2024 at earliest

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EUROCONTROL has issued a new forecast looking at the possible evolution of domestic and international air traffic in Europe over the coming four years...

[Coronavirus] EU channels further support to Nepal and repatriates EU citizens

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An aircraft from Spain carrying urgently needed oxygen cylinders and concentrators, ventilators and rapid antigen tests arrived in Nepal today, following the country's request...

Ryanair reports full year loss of €815 million as traffic falls 81% due to Covid-19 travel restrictions

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Ryanair Holdings plc today (17 May) reported a full year loss of €815m (excl. hedge ineffectiveness), compared to a PY profit of €1,002m. Features...
Alitalia Cityliner Embraer ERJ-175

European Commission approves (yet another) €12.835 million Italian aid measure to compensate Alitalia for damages due to coronavirus

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The European Commission has found that an Italian aid measure of €12.835 million to support Alitalia is in line with EU State aid rules....

British Airways trials ‘world first’ 25-second Covid-19 test

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British Airways is the first airline in the world to conduct a trial of an ultra-rapid Covid-19 antigen test that display results within...

Cathay Pacific Cargo delivers more than 100 tonnes of humanitarian and medical supplies for India’s healthcare emergency

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In the face of a grave medical crisis, Cathay Pacific Cargo is flying vital relief shipments to India and it stands ready to do...

[Coronavirus] European Commission proposes to allow entry to the EU for vaccinated people and to use ‘Emergency brake’ to counter the spread of variants

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Today, the European Commission is proposing that Member States ease the current restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU to take into account the...

Lufthansa transports relief goods to India

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A total of ten tonnes of medical equipment fly to Delhi on behalf of time:matters The scheduled flight LH760 from Frankfurt to Delhi has particularly...

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