The Ryanair Boeing 737-800 with about 170 passengers was on a scheduled flight from Athens Airport in Greece to Vilnius Airport in Lithuania when it was intercepted by a MiG-29 fighter jet that escorted it to Minsk, the capital of Belarus, where it was forced to land.
The agreement would clarify the manufacturer’s positions on using third-party alternatives such as parts repairs on its engines, and what, if any, ramifications such cost-saving moves have on warranties and other services.
The CDC on April 2 stated that fully vaccinated travelers can travel safely within the U.S., do not need to self-quarantine, and can skip testing before or after travel unless it is a requirement for their destination.
Singapore Airlines will become the first airline to trial the IATA Travel Pass mobile application in a pilot program involving passengers traveling one-way from Singapore (SIN) to London (LHR) from March 15-28.
Air cargo volumes improved toward the end of 2020, but the sector is still facing a shortage of capacity with many long-haul passenger flights remaining grounded, removing belly capacity from the market.
Forward bookings globally for the peak Christmas travel season are 80% below where they would normally be, according to figures released by IATA, which show the trend for late bookings and how far off the industry is from true recovery.