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US proposes to ban air travel between US and Belarus

June 30, 2021 9:44 am

The move follows the May 23 diversion of a Ryanair flight from Athens to Vilnius, Lithuania, so authorities could arrest journalist Raman Pratasevich after the plane landed in Minsk.

Where can you fly right now? The frantic pitch to save summer

May 27, 2021 10:39 am

With June just one week away, there’s little time left to ignite the summer travel boom that airlines, hotels and tourist-dependent economies are counting on to reverse a year-long booking drought.

Duty-free giants hand out free flights to lure shoppers

May 12, 2021 11:52 am

Sales plunged as countries restricted international travel. Globally, only 1.8 billion people took scheduled flights last year compared with 4.5 billion in 2019, the International Civil Aviation Organization has said.

Covid surge, mandatory tests cast a shadow over air travel

April 15, 2021 12:25 pm

Currently, the Centre has allowed airlines to fly with 80 per cent of their pre-Covid schedules.

New York rolls out COVID-19 digital vaccination passport for cultural, sport events

March 31, 2021 12:46 pm

Major venues in the Empire State — including 20,000-seat Madison Square Garden in New York City and the 17,500-seat Times Union Center in Albany — are already planning to utilise the technology.

Philippines extends ban on travellers from 30 countries including India

January 17, 2021 8:41 pm

The restrictions also apply to Filipinos wanting to return to their country

Flying in 2021 — It can only get better

December 29, 2020 4:13 pm

Hardly any other sector was as hard-hit by the coronavirus pandemic as aviation. But COVID also brought unexpected opportunities for an industry seemingly in peril.

Planning a foreign vacation to beat the Covid blues? These are the countries where you can go

December 19, 2020 8:54 pm

In most of these countries, tourists are being tested for Covid-19 upon arrival and are directed to quarantine for extended periods before venturing out to take in the sights and sounds of the different exotic locales.

Travel restrictions challenge vaccine rollout, airlines warn

November 16, 2020 10:46 pm

“If borders remain closed, travel curtailed, fleets grounded and employees furloughed, the capacity to deliver life-saving vaccines will be very much compromised,” the IATA document said.

Virus pandemic reshaping air travel as carriers struggle

August 17, 2020 3:38 pm

Globally, air travel is down more than 85 per cent from a year ago, according to industry figures. The implications for the airline industry are grave.