AVIATION

Restoring aviation in the Gulf

Among the sessions conducted by leaders of the industry, Dr. Mario Hardy, CEO of PATA, had a very interesting conversation with Kashif Khalid, Regional Director – Africa and Middle East, IATA at the Gulf Travel Show. We share excerpts from the conversation. Q Nearly all international associations and organisations are …

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Maiden flydubai flight lands in Tel Aviv

The first scheduled commercial flight operated by flydubai from Dubai International (DXB) landed at Tel Aviv Ben Gurion International Airport (TLV) on November 26 at 11:35 to a water salute. The inaugural flight was flown by Captain Patrick Gonzenbach and Emirati First Officer, Abdulla Al Shamsi. On board the aircraft …

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Emirates launches biometric path

As part of Emirates’ commitment to continuous innovation and an unmatched customer experience, the airline has launched an integrated biometric path at Dubai International Airport (DXB). The contactless airport experience is now open to Emirates passengers travelling from and through Dubai. The integrated biometric path will give passengers a seamless …

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Innovation key to revival

The travel industry has seen its share of setbacks and managed to bounce back quickly from each disaster. The global pandemic has had an unparalleled and devastating impact on the aviation industry with airlines grounding their entire fleets for months, says Maher Koubaa, Amadeus Executive Vice President Airlines, Middle East, …

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Testing before departure

At a recent conference, Alexandre de Juniac, IATA’s Director General and CEO reiterated the new call for systematic testing of all international travellers before departure as this would enable governments to safely open its borders without quarantine. The key to restoring the freedom of mobility across borders is systematic COVID-19 …

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IATA principles for industry restart

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced a commitment by the airline CEOs on its Board of Governors to five principles for reconnecting the world by air transport. The five principles announced by IATA encompass safety and security, science and technology, economic recovery, environment targets and global standards. “Restarting air …

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Emirates’ rigorous safety measures

Emirates Airline has unveiled multifaceted measures for employee and customer care at every step of the travel journey, redefining safety and hygiene standards on-board and on the ground. The new measures took effect with the resumption of regularly scheduled passenger flights to nine destinations. Emirates is implementing a comprehensive set …

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Keep the Bravo and Echo seats open?

The International Air Transport Association has shared a series of guidelines with the airlines and airports around the world for restarting passenger flights amid COVID-19 pandemic. While the proposed temporary layered approach for bio-security measures are aimed at instilling confidence among passengers and have been received well by the airlines …

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