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Air Partner transports over 30 million COVID vaccines in four months

The Freight team at Air Partner, the global aviation services group, has transported over 30 million vaccines across the world since July, as the Group continues to support the fight against COVID-19. To date, the team has arranged over 40 dedicated charter flights and counting, flying to 15 countries across four continents. Air Partner has […]

Stark impact of COVID-19 on global traffic persists amid improving outlook

New Airports Council International (ACI) World data shows the lasting adverse impact of the COVID-19 crisis is forecast to remove an additional five billion passengers by the end of this year compared to the pre-COVID-19 forecast. Compared to 2019 levels this is expected to be -47.3% by year end with domestic passenger traffic recovering faster […]

Hopes Rise for Vaccinated Travelers in Europe, but Global Restart Still Stalled

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed the relaxation of COVID-19 border measures for vaccinated passengers, and the broader use of affordable antigen testing adopted by Spain and France. This is tempered by ongoing disappointment at the failure to implement harmonized measures across Europe and deep frustration at the lack of coordination among governments worldwide […]

Aviation industry confident of faster recovery

Adoption of innovative technology, greater collaboration and commercialisation will play vital role in enabling air navigation service providers (ANSPs) to support a sustainable and efficient recovery of the aviation industry in the post-Covid era, said Yahya Abdalla Al Hammadi, CEO, GAL ANS. Delivering the keynote address on the topic ‘How to Secure your Airspace in […]

IATA – Accepting Vaccinated Passengers Should be Best Practice to Reopen Borders

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) applauded the growing number of countries making data and evidence-driven decisions to open their borders to vaccinated travelers. The latest data collected by IATA, including its Timatic service, shows that more than 20 countries have wholly or partially lifted restrictions for vaccinated travelers. IATA supports unrestricted access to travel […]

Canada’s Minister of Transport introduces new funding programs to support the country’s airports

The global COVID-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on the air sector in Canada. Airports have been significantly affected, experiencing major decreases in traffic over the past 15 months. Despite these consequences, airports have played a crucial role since the start of the pandemic by continuing to provide essential air services, including traveling to […]

“Irresponsible” Rise in Spanish Airport Charges Will Damage Economic Recovery and Jobs

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) warned that proposals by AENA to increase user charges at the 46 airports it operates across Spain could damage Spain’s economic and employment recovery from COVID-19. The proposals presented to the DGAC for approval include a request to increase charges by 5.5% over five years. They would also open […]

Safe travel becomes more convenient as Palanga Airport opens Covid-19 testing site

Services of testing for COVID-19 begin to be provided next to Palanga Airport from the morning of 9 April. A laboratory research company Rezus.lt has established its post near the passenger terminal of the seaside airport – paid testing services will be provided here in line with the schedule of flights (the services will be […]

Gebrüder Weiss supplies COVID-19 antigen tests to Austria

14 million test kits flown to Linz from Shanghai / Converted Airbus A330 in action four times In recent weeks, Gebrüder Weiss has made a significant contribution to the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Using a chartered Airbus A330 specially converted for transport, the logistics company has been handling shipments of two to three million […]

COE approves new requirements for the entry of travelers to Ecuador from abroad

The National COE resolved on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 the following guidelines for entering the country, which will come into effect as of 00:00 on Monday, March 22, 2021: Any person who enters Ecuador, must present a mandatory negative RT-PCR test or negative antigen test, carried out up to three (3) days before arrival in […]