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American Airlines debuts new concourse in Washington

American Airlines has begun welcoming customers to a new 14-gate regional concourse at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA). The facility is designed to replace Gate 35X. The new concourse, constructed by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) as part of a $1 billion initiative to transform the customer experience at DCA, provides customers a […]

IATA partners with Eurofins for Covid-19 testing

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has signed an agreement with Eurofins to incorporate its worldwide Covid-19 testing network into IATA Travel Pass. Eurofins is a leader in bio-analytical testing with 800 laboratories across 50 countries. As part of the partnership, Eurofins’ dedicated Covid-19 portfolio will be made available through the IATA Travel Pass. The […]

JetBlue secures CAA approval for UK services

The UK Civil Aviation Authority has provided regulatory approval to US-based airline, JetBlue, allowing it to operate transatlantic routes between London, New York and Boston. This approval marks the first scheduled foreign carrier permit that has been issued to a new operator since the exit of the UK from the European Union. JetBlue first announced […]

Boeing lays out plans for sustainable aviation

Boeing has laid out ambitions to advance the long-term sustainability of commercial aviation. The company hopes to offer commercial planes which are capable and certified to fly on 100 per cent sustainable aviation fuels by 2030. Boeing has previously conducted successful test flights replacing petroleum jet fuel with 100 per cent sustainable fuels to address […]

Routes and ACI World announce exclusive partnership to support the industry in rebuilding air connectivity

An exclusive partnership designed to help airports recover from the most challenging period the aviation industry has ever faced has been signed by Routes and Airports Council International (ACI) World. The formal agreement between the two organisations will provide platforms and guidance for airports at a world level, recognising the vital role they will play […]

Austrian Airlines expands ÖBB rail partnership

Austrian Airlines and the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) are expanding their AIRail train-to-plane offer with an additional route. From December 13th, four trains with an Austrian flight number will run daily between Graz Central Station and Vienna Airport. The train journey takes just over three hours. Part of the Lufthansa Group, Austrian Airlines existing AIRail […]

Association of Asia Pacific Airlines urges governments to do more for air travel

While there have been “positive” steps taken to establish travel bubbles and essential travel ‘green lanes’ in the Asia-Pacific region, more can be done to better coordinate an air travel recovery amid the coronavirus crisis. Releasing its traffic data for September, the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) doubled down on its call for governments […]