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. 

Brussels Airlines reports a loss of 70 million euro in first quarter

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As a result of the Corona crisis, Brussels Airlines reports an adjusted EBIT of EUR -70 million for the first quarter, only a 9%...

[Coronavirus] European Commission proposes €3.7 million to support nearly 1,500 airport workers dismissed by Swissport in Belgium

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Today, the European Commission proposes to support close to 1,500 former workers of the aviation services company Swissport Belgium, who lost their jobs due...

58 travellers with false Covid-19 test certificate caught at Brussels Airport last week

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In the week of 19 to 25 April, 58 people were caught at Brussels Airport as they wanted to travel abroad with a false...

Ethiopian becomes the first African airline to trial IATA Travel Pass

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Ethiopian Airlines Group has become the first African airline to conduct a trial of the IATA Travel Pass, a digital travel mobile app to...

Indian COVID-19 strain threatens Gulf aviation, says GlobalData’s MEED

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The emergence of new COVID-19 strains in India could pose challenges for the Gulf Cooperation Council’s (GCC) super-connector aviation hubs as they move towards...
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Finnair to accept COVID-19 vaccination certificate as an alternative to negative test result or an immunity certificate when travelling to Finland

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Finnair will start accepting a COVID-19 vaccination certificate from the first vaccination dose as an alternative to a negative test result or a certificate...

A TUIfly Belgium Boeing 787 Dreamliner transports Covid-19 vaccines from Beijing to the Dominican Republic via Brussels

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A new batch with 500,000 doses of Sinovac vaccines against COVID-19 has arrived in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic The Dominican Republic received a new batch...

Airports and airlines urge Europe’s Heads of State to prioritise the Digital Green Certificate

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Airports and airlines issue plea to Europe’s Heads of State: Prioritise preparations and set a date to make the Digital Green Certificate a reality In...

Brussels Airlines wants to reward corona heroes with free tickets

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In tough times, tough people rise and transcend. The past year, so many people rolled up their sleeves and went above and beyond to...

Lufthansa wants to vaccinate its German staff itself

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Lufthansa wants to vaccinate its 63,000 employees in Germany itself. There will be vaccination centres at three locations: Frankfurt, Munich and Hamburg, a spokesman...

Eurowings integrates health data collection into the digital travel chain

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Digital health self-disclosure via "myHealth Docs" facilitates travel in times of pandemic Usage leads to time savings for passengers as well as a...

SWISS first airline in the Lufthansa Group to trial IATA Travel Pass app

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SWISS is to become the first airline in the Lufthansa Group to trial IATA’s new Travel Pass app, which it will do on its...

Porter Airlines is resetting its tentative date for resuming flights to June 21.

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Porter Airlines is resetting its tentative date for resuming flights to June 21, 2021. “In recent weeks, there has been open discussion by government officials...

Milestone flight EK2021 highlights UAE’s impressive vaccination drive and readiness of its aviation industry for travel rebound

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Close to 400 fully vaccinated passengers experienced Emirates’ latest innovative products and services on the ground and inflight Flight supported by fully vaccinated teams...

Jet2.com postpones resumption of flights to 24 June

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Statement on the Global Travel Taskforce Framework Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said: “We have taken time to study the Global Travel Taskforce’s...

Norwegian’s March traffic figures continue to be severely impacted (-94%)

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Norwegian’s traffic figures for March are impacted by weak demand as a result of international government travel restrictions across our key markets. In March,71,399 customers...

Ethiopian Airlines builds success on Airbus A350 “Preighter”

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The East African airline has continued to fly and create new business since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, and the A350-900 is part...

Qatar Airways to operate world’s first fully COVID-19 vaccinated flight

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QR6421 will be operated by the airline’s sustainable A350-1000, and will carry only vaccinated crew and passengers on board, with passengers also serviced...

In response to Air France capital strengthening, KLM says it will also need capital

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KLM response to Air France-KLM and Air France capital strengthening This is a very important step for the Air France-KLM Group and Air France. After...

In exchange for €4 billion state aid, Air France increases Group capital by €1 billion and gives up 18 slots at Paris Orly

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Air France-KLM announces a plan of capital-strengthening measures with the objective of strengthening its balance sheet, preparing the recovery and repositioning the Group on...

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