Etihad Airways was three years into a major transformation program when the coronavirus pandemic took hold. The Abu Dhabi-based carrier is transitioning from its previous management’s policy of rapid expansion and equity partnerships with other airlines.
Ahead of the UK’s new immigration rules that came into effect in February, mandating multiple COVID-19 tests and mandatory quarantines in government-approved hotels for some international arriving passengers, this headline caught the eye: “You have to be desperate and wealthy to fly from Monday.”
Lufthansa Aviation Training (LAT), long considered the gold standard in commercial flight academies, is being remodeled to a campus structure so it can be more flexible and competitive in a changed market.
For those in the air transport industry hoping that 2021would see the turning point from devastating cash burn to the beginnings of recovery—and that’s just about everyone in the industry—the first quarter has quickly dashed those hopes.
The airline industry in 2021 industry will, at best, be half the size it was in 2019. Yet the industry is betting the house on a substantial recovery in the 2021 second and third quarters. What's Plan B?
A cross section of travel, technology and health organizations are cooperating in an initiative to create a blueprint for interoperable digital health pass systems that are privacy protected, user controlled and universally accepted for international travel and more.
As more governments seek ways to resume safe and secure travel in the wake of COVID-19, the ability for passengers to share vital health information—such as PCR test results or vaccination history—with authorities has challenged technology companies to fast-track and collaborate on new digital health credentials.
US Travel Association president and CEO Roger Dow has called on the US travel industry to “not simply recover” from the devastating $500 billion pandemic-related losses in 2020, but to “rebuild the industry” into one that will be “even better than it was before the crisis—one that’s more globally competitive, more innovative, more unified.”