Source: Air France On 17 June, Air France started the trial of IATA Travel Pass on flights from New York-JFK and Barcelona-BCN to Paris-Charles de Gaulle. With this experiment, the airline seeks to offer its passengers an improved customer experience by streamlining the checking of COVID-19 test results. Available on smartphones, IATA Travel Pass app enables travellers to: Check up on the latest COVID-19 related entry requirements for their country of destination, for non-vaccinated travellers Have the results of COVID-19 tests performed at partner laboratories sent directly into the app, Securely store these documents in the app so they can demonstrate to airlines and authorities that they meet the relevant entry requirements, without having to divulge further information about their [...]

2021-06-18T18:22:30+03:00June 18th, 2021|AIRLINES, News|

JetBlue’s International Presence Grows As Service Between Both Coasts and Los Cabos, Mexico Takes Flight

Source: JetBlue JetBlue (NASDAQ: JBLU) today announced it has officially launched service at San José del Cabo’s Los Cabos International Airport (SJD). The first roundtrip flights between the popular Mexican destination and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) landed last night, and the first flight roundtrip flights between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Los Cabos landed back in the northeast this morning. JetBlue’s Los Cabos service from the East and West Coasts operates daily. “With demand for travel the strongest it’s been in more than a year, our new nonstop flights between the East and West Coasts and Los Cabos are perfectly timed for customers looking for a much-needed escape this summer,” said Andrea Lusso, vice president [...]

2021-06-18T18:20:52+03:00June 18th, 2021|AIRLINES, News|

Delta and Virgin Atlantic to launch built-in digital health credential; provides blueprint to reopen trans-Atlantic travel

Source: Delta Air Lines Airlines will implement new technology on select routes between U.S. and U.K., with broader availability coming this summer No third-party app downloads for an easy-to-use and guesswork-free experience Technology built on trusted health standards and designed to adapt to changing landscape as more markets reopen Delta customers traveling between the U.S. and U.K. this summer will be among the first to use Delta FlyReadySM, a new digital health credential solution that will help take the guesswork out of meeting health requirements during international travel. The tool will initially help manage testing requirements, but Delta will integrate vaccination credentials into Delta FlyReady later this summer – great news for customers looking to travel to Delta FlyReady-eligible destinations [...]

2021-06-17T19:09:03+03:00June 17th, 2021|AIRLINES, News|

Emirates ramps up operations over summer to serve strong demand

Source: Emirates Emirates is ramping up its operations and expanding services across its network to meet strong leisure travel demand over the summer, as entry restrictions ease for  travellers. The airline has been gradually and safely rebuilding its route network and advancing its strategy to optimise its presence in key markets to serve leisure and growing business travel demand, as well as segments of travellers visiting friends and relatives. Today, Emirates serves 115 global passenger destinations, and by the end of July, it will have recovered close to 90% of its pre-pandemic network, operating 880 weekly services across 124 cities. The airline will resume services to seven cities in July including: Venice on 1 July; Phuket, Nice, Orlando and Mexico [...]

2021-06-17T19:06:25+03:00June 17th, 2021|AIRLINES, News|

Aeromexico will trial IATA Travel Pass

Source: Aeromexico The IATA Travel Pass is a tool that facilitates the travel experience. The airline will begin trials on flights to Chicago and Madrid. Starting June 21, Aeromexico, along with the International Air Transport Association (IATA), will trial the IATA Travel Pass, a digital app that will be available on routes from Mexico City to Chicago and Madrid. IATA Travel Pass was created to simplify the customer experience and allows customers to store and manage travel documentation required by countries, such as COVID-19 negative tests and/or vaccination certificates. "This IATA Travel Pass trial is part of our digital strategy to offer a cutting-edge service and continue to guarantee a secure, seamless, and reliable travel experience. We will continue to [...]

2021-06-16T15:42:03+03:00June 16th, 2021|AIRLINES, News|

Emirates Group Announces 2020-21 Results

Source: Emirates Group records annual loss of AED 22.1 billion (US$ 6.0 billion) due to COVID-19 pandemic impact, its first non-profitable year in over three decades Group revenue of AED 35.6 billion (US$ 9.7 billion) impacted by worldwide travel restrictions and border closures during the entire financial year Results impacted by one-time impairment charges of AED 1.5 billion on Group’s non-financial assets Ends year with solid cash balance of AED 19.8 billion (US$ 5.4 billion) Emirates reports a loss of AED 20.3 billion (US$ 5.5 billion) down from AED 1.1 billion (US$ 288 million) profit in the previous year Revenue declined by 66% to AED 30.9 billion (US$ 8.4 billion), due to the temporary suspension of passenger flights at its hub in March 2020 [...]

2021-06-15T19:05:01+03:00June 15th, 2021|AIRLINES, News|

Newest Delta brand ad – ‘Thinking Small’- brings focus on the little things as customers return to the skies

Source: Delta Air Lines Delta's message to customers returning to the skies: Never underestimate the small things in life. In Delta's newest brand campaign – "Thinking Small" – viewers are led through an emotional journey, acknowledging the big things we've dealt with over the past year and recognizing it's the little things that got us to where we are at today. It showcases Delta's unique point of view and shows travelers they can trust the airline when they are ready to travel again. Ending with a powerful declaration, the iconic voice of Viola Davis reminds viewers that, while the world may have changed over this past year, Delta remains committed – in ways big and small – to getting customers back out into the world safely. [...]

2021-06-15T19:02:13+03:00June 15th, 2021|AIRLINES, News|

Copa Airlines announced the launch of its Business Class Dreams and Economy Extra

Source: Copa Airlines The flag carrier of Panama also unveiled recently more destinations starting in June and others to come in the near future Since June 2021, Copa Airlines offers a highly differentiated service from its Hub of Las Americas in Panama to four major destinations in its route network. The Airline seeks to offer a superior experience, based on two fundamental elements that raise the level of its recognized world-class service: comfort and convenience. Copa Airlines passengers traveling between Panama and Montevideo (Uruguay), Buenos Aires (Argentina), Sao Paulo (Brazil) and Los Angeles (United States) will be able to enjoy Dreams Business Class on all their flights, which has 16 comfortable reclining sleeper seats, large 16-inch remote control touch screens [...]

2021-06-15T16:06:25+03:00June 15th, 2021|AIRLINES, News|

Copa Holdings Announced Monthly Traffic Statistics For May 2021

Source: Copa Airlines  Copa Holdings, S.A. today released preliminary passenger traffic statistics for May 2021: Operating Data May 2021 2019 % Change Copa Holdings (Consolidated) ASM (mm) (1) 970.92,085.2 -53.4% RPM (mm) (2) 753.61,796.3 -58.0% Load Factor (3) 77.6% 86.1% -8.5p.p. 1. Available seat miles - represents the aircraft seating capacity multiplied by the number of miles the seats are flown. 2. Revenue passenger miles - represents the numbers of miles flown by revenue passengers 3. Load factor - represents the percentage of aircraft seating capacity that is actually utilized Given the irregular nature of the Company's operations starting in March 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we will compare this and future traffic reports to 2019 statistics. Consolidated capacity [...]

2021-06-15T16:23:45+03:00June 15th, 2021|AIRLINES, News|

Azul Announces Pricing of Offering of Senior Notes

Source: Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras S.A, Azul S.A., “Azul”, announced today that its affiliate company, Azul Investments LLP (the “Issuer”), has priced an offering of US$600 million aggregateprincipal amount of 7.250% Senior Notes due 2026 (the “Notes”) in a transaction exempt from the registration requirements of the Securities Act of 1933 (the “Securities Act”) (“Offering”). The Notes will be guaranteed by the Company and Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras S.A. and the Company intends to use the net proceeds of the offering for general corporate purposes. The Issuer expects to deliver the Notes on or about June 15, 2021. The Offering is being conducted in accordance with the procedures set forth in Rule 144-A of the Securities Act of 1933, as [...]

2021-06-15T12:56:01+03:00June 15th, 2021|AIRLINES, News, Uncategorized|