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Airports Council Welcomes Lifting of Travel Restrictions for Vaccinated Passengers

Source: ACI NA Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA), the trade association representing commercial service airports in the United States and Canada, today released the following statement from ACI-NA President and CEO Kevin M. Burke welcoming the Biden administration’s announcement that fully vaccinated, non-U.S. citizens will be permitted to travel to the U.S beginning in November. “America’s airports applaud the Biden administration’s announcement that it will soon begin to allow fully vaccinated passengers to travel to the United States,” said Burke. “We are encouraged by this latest step that responds to our request for a plan to restore international travel, which is so critical in ensuring a robust economic recovery across the aviation industry. By requiring strict safety protocols [...]

2021-09-21T19:35:25+03:00September 21st, 2021|News, ORGANISATIONS|

Southwest Airlines Continues Companywide Commitment Toward Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Source: Southwest Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) shared an update today with its Employees, Customers, and Partners on the progress the airline has made during the last year and its next steps within the diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) roadmap. In September 2020, Southwest Airlines announced Company goals to strengthen and improve efforts to create more diverse, equitable, and inclusive job opportunities and candidate pipelines while championing a welcoming environment for all Employees. "Summer 2020 was a season of learning for Southwest Airlines in many ways; it heightened our awareness of social injustice and initiated an increased focus on our own diversity and inclusion efforts. We started with evolving our existing Company Values around how we show up individually, how [...]

2021-09-21T19:33:29+03:00September 21st, 2021|AIRLINES, News|

Boeing Projects Demand for More Than 8,700 New Airplanes in Europe’s Aviation Market Through 2040

Source: Boeing Boeing [NYSE: BA] today forecast steady growth and greater sustainability for Europe’s commercial aviation fleet over the next 20 years, as the vast majority of the existing fleet is replaced with more fuel-efficient models. Enabled by low-cost carriers and a rapidly expanding leisure travel market, European carriers will need 8,705 new airplanes valued at €1.25 trillion/£1.1 trillion through 2040, according to the 2021 Commercial Market Outlook (CMO), Boeing’s long-term forecast of demand for commercial airplanes and services. Global and regional air travel markets are recovering largely as Boeing projected last year. Demand for air travel within Europe is leading the recovery as health and travel restrictions ease, followed by long-haul travel's return to pre-pandemic levels by 2023 to [...]

2021-09-21T19:31:04+03:00September 21st, 2021|MANUFACTURERS, News|

2022 Edition IATA Manuals Reflecting Vital Industry Standard Updates now Available

Source: IATA The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has completed the annual revision of its air transport industry manuals for cargo, ground handling, and operations. These provide guidance to all companies in the aviation value-chain to ensure compliance with the latest state and airline regulations, industry trends as well as best practices. More than 350 updates have been made to the 2022 editions of the various manuals to reflect the changes and incorporate the modifications brought about by COVID-19. Key stakeholders in the aviation value chain – such as airlines, airports, ground service providers, freight forwarders, shippers, and manufacturers among others – rely on the IATA guidelines to ensure robust and efficient operations. The IATA Manuals are based on the [...]

2021-09-21T17:12:21+03:00September 21st, 2021|Uncategorized|

Statement on the US Decision to Lift COVID-19 Travel Restrictions from Certain Countries

Source: IATA The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed the decision by the Biden Administration to enable vaccinated travelers to enter the US with a negative COVID-19 test result prior to travel from early November. Importantly, this supersedes the so-called 212f restrictions which prevented anyone from entering the US if they had been in 33 specific countries including the UK, Ireland, all Schengen countries, Brazil, South Africa, India, and China within the last 14 days. “Today’s announcement is a major step forward. Allowing access to the US for those vaccinated will open travel to the US for many who have been locked out for the past 18 months. This is excellent news for families and loved ones who have suffered [...]

2021-09-20T21:06:05+03:00September 20th, 2021|News, ORGANISATIONS|

U.S. Scheduled Passenger Airlines Employ 2.1% More Employees in July 2021 than June, Still 10.5% Behind Pre-Pandemic July 2019

Source: US DOT The 23 U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 2.1% more full-time equivalents (FTEs) in July 2021 than in June 2021: July’s total number of FTEs (402,561) was up 8,263 from June (394,298) and down 54,699, a 12.0% drop from the onset of the pandemic in March 2020 (457,260) and a 10.5% drop from the most recent pre-pandemic corresponding month, July 2019. July 2021 was the lowest FTE total for the month of July since 2015 (396,503). The largest increase in passenger airlines employees came from Delta Airlines adding 6,413 FTEs. In July 2021, scheduled passenger airlines employed 56% of the total airline industry FTEs, which includes cargo and charter carriers. In pre-pandemic March 2020, scheduled passenger airlines employed [...]

2021-09-20T18:46:54+03:00September 20th, 2021|News, ORGANISATIONS|

EveryMundo joins ALTA’s group of affiliated companies

Source: ALTA The Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) is pleased to welcome EveryMundo as its newest affiliate member. EveryMundo provides more than 70 airlines on six continents a Fare Marketing platform that increases traffic, improves conversion rate, enhances user experience, and drives brand engagement on and off the airline’s website. The result is increased online direct sales and improved customer acquisition. Founded in Miami in 2006, EveryMundo brings solutions to legacy and low-cost airlines that provide global online visibility and digital agility, empowering airline digital marketing/eCommerce departments to be more effective while minimizing IT resources required, while improving the user experience. “I am pleased to welcome to ALTA the EveryMundo team, a company with which we share [...]

2021-09-20T19:17:08+03:00September 20th, 2021|News, ORGANISATIONS|

Emirates ramps up US flights from October to meet increasing demand

Source: Emirates Emirates is increasing flight frequencies to a number of US destinations from October. The airline has been building up connectivity in response to growing customer demand on the back of rising travel confidence and the easing of international travel protocols. There has also been a growing interest from US travellers to visit Dubai, a city that offers something for everyone and will be hosting a number of major events including the World Expo this winter. October operations: Starting from October, Emirates will be operating 78 weekly flights to 12 destinations in the US with an increase in weekly flights scheduled for Boston (BOS), Dallas (DFW), New York (JFK), San Francisco (SFO), Seattle (SEA) and Washington DC (IAD) as [...]

2021-09-20T17:07:53+03:00September 20th, 2021|AIRLINES, News|

American Airlines Fuels Low-Carbon Future as Anchor Partner to Breakthrough Energy Catalyst

Source: American Airlines American Airlines announced today that it has become an anchor partner to Breakthrough Energy Catalyst, investing $100 million in a groundbreaking collaborative effort to accelerate the clean energy technologies necessary for achieving a net zero economy by 2050. In becoming one of Breakthrough Energy Catalyst’s first anchor partners, American is backing up its ambitious climate commitments with concrete action to accelerate the development of pivotal emissions-reduction solutions like sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). “We see immense promise in the mission of Breakthrough Energy Catalyst, and our investment is a vote of confidence in the difference-making potential of this unique and collaborative approach,” said Doug Parker, Chairman and CEO of American. “We have an ambitious vision of a low-carbon [...]

2021-09-20T15:05:56+03:00September 20th, 2021|AIRLINES, News|

Embraer Inks Services Agreement With Australia-based Alliance Airlines

Source: Embraer Embraer has signed a multi-year services agreement with Alliance Airlines, which will provide materials support for the carrier’s fleet of E190s. Through Embraer’s Services & Support portfolio of solutions, the agreement covers more than 300 repairable components and includes both materials and technical administration services supported from Embraer Asia Pacific’s facility in Singapore. “Alliance has world leading on time and operational performance, a key attribute sought by our customers in Australia and the broader region. The Repair Management Service Program we have with Embraer will enhance our fleet performance and strengthen our business as it grows,” said Lee Schofield, Chief Executive Officer of Alliance Airlines. Alliance has a committed fleet of 32 E190s with 12 E190s currently in [...]

2021-09-20T14:30:43+03:00September 20th, 2021|MANUFACTURERS, News|