Airport & Airline

Etihad Airways is one of the first airlines globally to launch IATA travel pass

The International Air Transport Association and Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, today announced a partnership to launch the IATA Travel Pass for Etihad Airways’ guests. The IATA Travel Pass is a mobile app to help passengers easily and securely manage their travel in line with government requirements for COVID-19 tests or vaccines

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Qatar Airways becomes the first global airline in the world to achieve a 5-Star COVID-19 Airline Safety Rating By Skytrax

Hamad International Airport was the first airport in the Middle East and Asia to be awarded a Skytrax 5-Star COVID-19 Airport Safety Rating
Qatar Airways has become the first global airline in the world to achieve the prestigious 5-Star COVID-19 Airline Safety Rating by international air transport rating organisation, Skytrax.


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Air Charter Service predicts surge in numbers of orchestras turning to dedicated air charter travel in 2021

Leading aircraft charter specialist, Air Charter Service, has already seen an increase in air charter enquiries for orchestras since October, including a number of bookings for 2021. This rise in bookings and enquiries in recent months signifies hope for the revival of live music concerts, as booking enquiries from this industry had previously dropped to zero between March – October 2020 due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Airlines react to new Pre-departure testing requirement for international travel to England

The Board of Airline Representatives in the UK (BAR UK) has broadly welcomed the Transport Secretary’s announcement of new pre-departure testing requirements for international arrivals to England, but providing these emergency measures are only imposed for the short term.

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Delta to launch first quarantine-free, COVID-free travel to Europe through new testing protocols

Agreement with airports and governments eliminates quarantine requirement on COVID-tested flights connecting Atlanta and Rome
Delta Air Lines, the Aeroporti di Roma and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport have joined in a first-of-its-kind trans-Atlantic COVID-19 testing program that will enable quarantine-free entry into Italy, in accordance with a decree expected to be issued soon by the government of Italy.


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