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Delta Adds New Flight Routes To The Caribbean

Quite early into the pandemic, several routes around the world were cut by airlines of all sizes, with travel having dried up as a result of the numerous restrictions and banning orders put into place by various countries. However, as travel seems to be turning towards normality once more, there has been a spate of …

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New Flights To Puerto Vallarta From U.S. Amid Strong Demand

According to Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico (GAP) who manages the Puerto Vallarta Airport, flight connectivity to the popular Mexican tourist destination is up 19% compared to February. American Airlines, Frontier, Southwest and United have all announced new flights to Puerto Vallarta starting this month resulting in increased frequencies and resumption of suspended routes in response …

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Israel Opens Airways to U.S. Carriers Upon Complaint From Washington

Following an official complaint from Washington, Israel has agreed to reopen airways to U.S. carriers, Delta and United. Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) filed a complaint to its Israeli counterpart, alleging improper behavior of airlines as only two carriers were permitted to operate rescue passenger flights, both being Israeli airlines, El …

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Air New Zealand To Trial Vaccine Passport On International Flights

How it works Users will be able to create a digital health wallet connected to their e-passport. Once tested or vaccinated, labs will securely transfer the results to the user’s app. The information can then be used to determine whether the traveler fits the health and safety standards of the country they are planning to …

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U.S. Expands Facial Recognition To Customs Locations In Canada

The U.S Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced the expansion of ‘Simplified Arrival’ for eight pre-clearance locations throughout Canada. The ‘Simplified Arrival’ program is used by the CBP to automate the document checking process, currently done manually, which is required for admission to the U.S. In addition to automating the process, the CBP notes that the process …

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Winter Storm Uri Causes Mass Disruptions – What Travelers Need To Know

A major winter storm has shattered both records and travel plans as it makes its way across the South this week. Dubbed Storm Uri by The Weather Channel, the storm has already set new snow records in Texas, and is responsible for the cancellation of thousands of flights and bringing travel to a standstill. With …

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WestJet says Air Canada Takeover Of Air Transat Will Result In Higher Fares

Last week’s governmental approval of Air Canada’s proposed bid to acquire rival Air Transat for $190 million did not sit well with others in the industry, particularly WestJet. The President and CEO of the Calgary-based carrier, Edward Sims, expressed his disdain of the approval in a blog post released late last week. Sims alleged that …

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Etihad Is The First Airline To Vaccinate All Of It’s Air Crew

Etihad Airways is the first airline in the world to have 100% of its operating pilots and cabin crew vaccinated against COVID-19. This initiative is welcome news for the aviation industry, which has seen massive disruptions and financial setbacks due to COVID-19. The vaccine is widely seen as the answer to reopening the world, with …

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Aeromexico Suspends Flights to Canada

In a statement given last week, Aeromexico has announced it will be suspending all flights to Canada this month.  The Mexican carrier noted that it would cease flights to Toronto as of February 8th, and those to Montreal and Vancouver as of February 10th, to provide accommodations for current travelers to have a way to …

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Russia Lifts Travel Bans As Moscow Eases Restrictions

As many countries around the world move to introduce further bans and restrictions to travel, Russia has taken a step in the opposite direction. The country has made the decision to lift some of its flight bans, whilst the capital city Moscow has eased some of its restrictions in the wake of an improving situation …

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JetBlue Announces 24 New Flight Routes For 2021

Many are hoping that 2021 will be a great year for travel. While the aforementioned statement is yet to be seen, US airline carrier JetBlue is definitely an advocate.  The low-cost carrier recently announced major expansion plans for 2021, adding four completely new destinations and 24 new nonstop routes by the first half of the …

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Netherlands Blocks UK Flights As More Infectious Strain of Virus Spreads

As more than a third of the UK were told that they were to be under the newly-created “Tier 4” stage of lockdown with just a few hours’ notice, the Netherlands banned flights from the UK to stop the spread of a more infectious strain of Covid-19 that has been devastating large parts of southern …

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