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The Aviation Authority eliminates frequency cap for airlines operating in Ecuador

The Aviation Authority eliminates frequency cap for airlines operating in Ecuador   Source: Quiport   Airlines will now be able to use 100% of their authorized frequencies Increase in frequencies will depend on passenger demand   The General Directorate of Civil Aviation announced through a publication on its website that frequency restrictions for airlines operating in Ecuador, both domestic and international flights, were eliminated. The decision was made after the lifting of the state of exception on September 14.   Until September 14, the country had a 50% restriction on the frequencies that each airline had before the health emergency. With this recent decision, airlines can now make use of 100% of their sanctioned frequencies before the health emergency caused [...]

2020-10-02T16:26:39+03:00October 2nd, 2020|AIRPORTS, News|

ALTA sends a message of confidence to the industry

ALTA sends a message of confidence to the industry   By José Ricardo Botelho   We are going through a situation that has significantly impacted the behavior of passengers. An X-ray of this thesis is shown in the surveys carried out by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) in 11 markets: In February 2020 almost 100% of passengers were willing to travel, in April 61%, in June the 45%.   However, at this time we know that with the protocols established by the ICAO Council for Aviation Recovery (CART), the probability of infection in flight is 1 in 4300. According to IATA studies, the air in an airplane cabin is eight times better than that of a supermarket.   All [...]

2020-10-02T14:15:21+03:00October 2nd, 2020|Expert Opinions & Industry Trends|

Innovative technology solutions and business process automation, can prove to be great allies in the battle of airlines to reduce cost and improve performance after recovering from the COVID-19 initial shock

Innovative technology solutions and business process automation, can prove to be great allies in the battle of airlines to reduce cost and improve performance after recovering from the COVID-19 initial shock   By Angelos Astrinidis, CEO, iteam S.A. – Technology for Business*   The entire world is facing extreme and stressful circumstances and aviation is at the top of the list of the affected industries. According to IATA, the first recovery phase will require significant government relief measures, combined with cost cutting efforts by airlines, so that they can stand on their feet again and gradually start reforming their business in the post-COVID19 era.   We all realize it is going to be really tough but on the other hand, [...]

2020-10-02T13:44:38+03:00October 2nd, 2020|Expert Opinions & Industry Trends|

IATA: Reactivation of International Flights in Peru Requires Adequate Infrastructure

IATA: Reactivation of International Flights in Peru Requires Adequate Infrastructure   Source: IATA   The International Air Transport Association (IATA) thanks the government of Peru for its decision to resume international flights on October 5, as announced today by the nation's president, Martín Vizcarra.   “The announcement by President Vizcarra is the first step to reactivate the country's international connectivity. In order for the airlines to be able to plan the restart of flights, the authorities must publish the necessary protocols as soon as possible ”, said Peter Cerdá, Regional Vice President of the Americas - IATA.   It also requested that the relevant authorities: Increase the number of flights per day and extend the opening hours of airports and [...]

2020-09-26T18:47:36+03:00September 26th, 2020|News, ORGANISATIONS|

IATA Calls or Systemic COVID-19 Testing Before Departure

IATA Calls or Systemic COVID-19 Testing Before Departure   Source: IATA   The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called for the development and deployment of rapid, accurate, affordable, easy-to-operate, scalable and systematic COVID-19 testing for all passengers before departure as an alternative to quarantine measures in order to re-establish global air connectivity. IATA will work through the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and with health authorities to implement this solution quickly. International travel is 92% down on 2019 levels. Over half a year has passed since global connectivity was destroyed as countries closed their borders to fight COVID-19. Some governments have cautiously re-opened borders since then, but there has been limited uptake because either quarantine measures make travel impractical or [...]

2020-09-24T17:34:36+03:00September 24th, 2020|News, ORGANISATIONS|

GRU Airport first airport in Brazil to obtain the ACI Airport Health Accreditation

GRU Airport first airport in Brazil to obtain the ACI Airport Health Accreditation   Source: ACI-LAC   Airports Council International (ACI) have announced today the accreditation of Guarulhos International Airport (GRU Airport) in the ACI Airport Health Accreditation (AHA) programme. GRU Airport is the first airport in Brazil to obtain the AHA accreditation.   ACI’s Airport Health Accreditation programme recognizes the commitment to health and welfare of passengers, airport staff and the public, by supporting airports assessing the new health measures and procedures introduced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic in accordance with ICAO Council Aviation Restart Task Force (CART) recommendations and in alignment with the joint EASA and ECDC Aviation Health Safety Protocol and ACI EUROPE’s Guidelines for [...]

2020-09-18T18:27:44+03:00September 18th, 2020|News, ORGANISATIONS|

Bogota’s El Dorado Airport achieves the ACI Airport Health Accreditation (AHA)

Bogota’s El Dorado Airport achieves the ACI Airport Health Accreditation (AHA)   Source: ACI-LAC   Airports Council International (ACI) has recently granted the Airport Health Accreditation (AHA) to El Dorado Airport. El Dorado is the first airport in Colombia to obtain this accreditation.   ACI’s Airport Health Accreditation programme recognizes the commitment to health and welfare of passengers, airport staff and the public, by supporting airports assessing the new health measures and procedures introduced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic in accordance with ICAO Council Aviation Restart Task Force (CART) recommendations and in alignment with the joint EASA and ECDC Aviation Health Safety Protocol and ACI EUROPE’s Guidelines for a Healthy Passenger Experience at Airports.   Topics covered by [...]

2020-09-17T23:14:53+03:00September 17th, 2020|News, ORGANISATIONS|

ACI-LAC Airport Traffic to August and 2020 Projections

ACI-LAC Airport Traffic to August and 2020 Projections   Source: ACI-LAC   The passenger traffic in August 2020 at airports in Latin America and the Caribbean was 75.8% below the same month in 2019. The cumulative traffic from the beginning of 2020 (January-August) was 58.3% lower than the corresponding period the previous year.   ACI expects passenger traffic in 2020 to close between 60% and 70% below 2019, representing a loss of up to 480 million passengers, depending on when governments decide to allow the resumption of air transport and the COVID-19 measures implemented. ACI recommends governments that rather than quarantines, which kill demand, robust testing programs are a far better option.   The severe reduction in passenger traffic will [...]

2020-09-16T17:09:04+03:00September 16th, 2020|News, ORGANISATIONS|

2020 Summer Aviation Forum: “Recovery and the Flightpath to New Aviation”

2020 Summer Aviation Forum: “Recovery and the Flightpath to New Aviation”   Source: Hermes The 2020 Summer Aviation Forum entitled “Recovery and the flightpath to new aviation” was organized by ATN – Air Transport News in association with Hermes – Air Transport Organisation, with Aegean Airlines being the Official Air Carrier Sponsor and easy power the Sponsor. It was held in Ekali, Greece on Friday 28 August.  The Forum is the new initiative of ATN and it is at the same time the first major air industry event, since the start of COVID-19 pandemic, with the physical presence of the participants. Major leaders of the industry participated and addressed the Forum, Salvatore Sciacchitano, President of the ICAO Council, Luis Felipe de Oliveira, [...]

2020-09-15T20:21:11+03:00September 15th, 2020|Reports|

Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico, first airport group in the world to accredit all its airports in the ACI Airport Health Accreditation (AHA) programme

Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico, first airport group in the world to accredit all its airports in the ACI Airport Health Accreditation (AHA) programme   Source: ACI-LAC   Airports Council International (ACI) is pleased to announce the accreditation of all the airports that are part of Grupo AeroportuarIo del Pacífico (GAP) in the ACI Airport Health Accreditation (AHA) programme. GAP becomes the first airport group in the world to successfully accredit all its airports in the AHA program.   ACI’s Airport Health Accreditation programme supports airports assessing the new health measures and procedures introduced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic in accordance with ICAO Council Aviation Restart Task Force (CART) recommendations and in alignment with the joint EASA and ECDC [...]

2020-09-11T00:49:57+03:00September 11th, 2020|News, ORGANISATIONS|