Etihad Airways performs 42 EcoFlights including 22 contrail flights over five days

Etihad Airways, the national carrier of the United Arab Emirates, has successfully performed the world’s most intensive sustainable flight testing programme, operating 42 flights over a five-day period to test operational efficiencies, technology and procedures that will reduce carbon emissions. The programme, coinciding with Earth Day 2022, included 22 contrail prevention flights over the course […]

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flydubai to operate flights from Dubai World Central

flydubai will operate flights to selected destinations from Dubai World Central (DWC) for a 45-day period from 09 May to 22 June 2022 during the northern runway refurbishment project at Dubai International. At DWC, passengers will continue to benefit from all the convenient travel services offered by flydubai. Flights to all other flydubai destinations will […]

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Hawaiian Airlines and Elon Musk’s SpaceX lift off with free inflight Wi-Fi

Hawaiian Airlines has become the first major airline to announce an agreement with Elon Musk’s SpaceX to provide free high-speed internet access to all passengers on trans-Pacific flights through the Starlink satellie network. The agreement marks the first for Elon Musk’s space company with a major airline. Starlink is SpaceX’s network of about 2,000 satellites […]

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Heathrow’s growth kickstarted in 2022 but volatility prevails

Heathrow welcomed 9.7 million passengers in Q1 2022 in line with our forecasts. January and February were much weaker than expected due to Omicron-related travel restrictions, while March demand increased after the unexpectedly quick removal of all UK travel restrictions on 18th March Heathrow will remain loss-making in 2022 as COVID losses top £4 billion […]

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Jamaica ready to welcome visitor for 60th anniversary of independence

Jamaica has formally launched the start of activities to mark the island’s 60th anniversary of Independence under the theme ‘Reigniting a Nation for Greatness’. An audience of 200 industry leaders and media attended an event at White City Studio in London on Monday (April 25) enjoying performances from artists such as saxophonist Lascelles James, poet […]

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Qatar Airways enters metaverse with ‘QVerse’ virtual reality and world’s first MetaHuman cab

Qatar Airways is entering the metaverse by launching QVerse, a novel virtual reality (VR) experience for visitors to the airline’s website. Users of the www.qatarairways.com/QVerse website can now virtually tour and navigate the Premium Check-in area at Hamad International Airport (HIA), the cabin interior of the airline’s aircraft, including the award-winning Business Class – Qsuite, and the […]

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Virgin Atlantic launches new brand platform and advertising campaign

Virgin Atlantic has today launched a new brand and advertising campaign – the first in more than two years since the Covid-19 pandemic hit. The campaign has been created with newly appointed advertising agency Lucky Generals and introduces the end line “See the world differently”. The line draws on the airline’s heritage of challenging the […]

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Saint Lucia reports strong tourism arrivals

The Saint Lucia Tourism Authority (SLTA) has released its latest stay-over results, revealing March 2022 as the highest arrivals month since the restart of the industry from the Covid-19 pandemic, in addition to achieving top five performance status in the Caribbean*. Stay-over visitors for March 2022 were recorded at 32,110, (up 21% on the forecasted […]

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Jamaica and Emirates Airlines in talks to build new partnerships

With the island strategically located, providing direct connections to major gateways, this makes the destination even more appealing to tourism investors and stakeholders in the airline industry. Emirates Airlines is a premium airline from the Middle East region, and Jamaica’s Tourism Minister, Hon Edmund Bartlett, has initiated discussions with top representatives of the airline during his visits […]

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Etihad Airways collaborates with Emirati Chef on special inflight Ramadan menu

In celebration of the Holy Month, Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has teamed up with Emirati Chef Khaled Alsaadi to offer a specially curated inflight menu for the month of Ramadan. The Abu Dhabi-based Chef has put his signature twist on authentic Emirati recipes, fusing contemporary cooking techniques and local ingredients to […]

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Heathrow appoints Mark Brooker to its board

Heathrow Airport Holdings Ltd has today announced that Mark Brooker joined the airport’s Board as a Non-Executive Director in April. Mr Brooker brings a wealth of digital, financial and transport expertise to the Board as the airport gears up for growth, post-pandemic. Mr Brooker has a wide breadth of experience across high-profile, operational and strategic […]

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Brazil eases restrictions for unvaccinated travellers

Brazil is easing Covid travel restrictions on the back of a drop in infection rates. The Latin American nation has lifted quarantine requirements for unvaccinated visitors, although they are still required to show a negative Covid result. Traveller health statements used to track Covid cases will no longer be required, effective immediately, while testing for […]

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Qatar Airways launches new in-flight food menu for North American flights

Qatar Airways has created freshly curated menus for its North American flights, taking inspiration from the 13 gateway cities it serves in the U.S. and Canada and using local ingredients to enhance passengers’ gastronomic experience onboard. Mary-Jane Bonnaud, the first female head chef for Qatar Airways and the first female chef to design an in-flight […]

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Jamaica reports rapid recovery in UK visitors

The Jamaica Tourist Board has reported a significant increase in UK visitors returning to the Caribbean island with more than 15,000 arrivals in January, 18,000 arrivals in December and 16,000 arrivals in November. The latest arrival data indicates the paradise island, winner of “Caribbean’s Leading Destination” at World Travel Awards, is almost on course to […]

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Etihad and Abu Dhabi Airports team up to launch Etihad Guest’s ‘Miles on the Go’

Abu Dhabi Airports, the owner and operator of the emirate’s five airports, and Etihad Guest, the loyalty programme of Etihad Airways, signed an agreement to launch the “Miles on the Go” product at Abu Dhabi International Airport. Etihad Guest members can now instantly earn and spend Etihad Guest Miles when shopping at participating merchants located […]

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Grenada to lift all Covid-19 restrictions next week

The tri-island state of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique has announced the removal of all Covid-19 restrictions, including entry restrictions for unvaccinated travellers. From April 4th, all travellers, regardless of vaccination status, will no longer be required to take Covid-19 tests to enter. There will also be no further need to show proof of vaccination […]

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Virgin Atlantic returns to full strength in United States

Following renewed customer confidence and a strong uptick in bookings, which are up 50 per cent year on year, Virgin Atlantic is reinstating its full portfolio of US destinations. The carrier is reaching the milestone for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic. Flights to Seattle and Washington DC will take off next […]

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