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UK-US travel corridor reopening

UK reopens quarantine free travel for EU and US

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England plans to reopen its borders for fully vaccinated US and EU travellers from August 2nd. According to a government source, fully jabbed travellers arriving into the UK from the United States or the European Union will not be required to quarantine. Meanwhile, double-jabbed UK travellers will not have to isolate when returning from amber list countries except France...

Quarantine-free travel for double-jabbed Britons

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UK Transport Secretary Grant Shapps will announce today that Britons who have received both doses of a coronavirus vaccine can enjoy quarantine-free travel to amber list countries. Mr Shapps is expected to enforce the new travel rules from 19th July 2021, creating extra freedom for UK holidaymakers.
Emirates confident about recovery prospects

Dubai comes to Emirates aid after crushing annual loss

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Emirates Group has been propped up by Dubai with an additional USD 1.1BN cash injection after the flag carrier of the United Arab Emirates suffered a crushing annual loss of AED 22.1BN due to the COVID-19 pandemic impact. It was the airline's first non-profitable year in three decades...
UK Aviation leaders warn against travel restrictions

UK airlines urge Chancellor to extend furlough scheme

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When will COVID travel restrictions end? It’s a question that many of us are asking as the world continues to grapple with the pandemic. UK airlines, which have been fighting for a faster restart of travel to save the fragile industry, are now urging Chancellor Rishi Sunak to extend the furlough scheme too due to ongoing delays to travel...

Airline chiefs call for an end to global travel restrictions

Airline chiefs have urged the UK and US government to open a US-UK travel corridor after America eased travel rules for 61 countries excluding Britain. European destinations such as France, Italy and Spain were given Level 3 status, meaning vaccinated passengers travelling from these countries can visit the US. While the US may be a no-go zone for Brits, Spain relaxed travel restrictions against the UK this week...
COVID vaccine passports to be launched

Travel passes launched for European countries

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UK airlines are urging G7 nations to replace blanket travel restrictions with more flexible, data-driven measures such as COVID certificates and vaccine passports at the upcoming summit. It comes as UK Transport Secretary Grant Shapps confirms that the only European-listed country, Portugal, has been removed from Britain’s green list...
Ryanair announces new flight routes

COVID-19: Aviation sector struggling amid new travel rules

As UK travel restrictions become tighter, the aviation sector faces even further pressure, casting a shadow over its recovery in 2021.
British Airways owner, IAG, revenues slump

COVID-19: British Airways owner, IAG, record GBP 6.5BN loss

As IAG records a significant loss for 2020, there appears to be some hope for the travel industry in 2021, with new flight schedules and launch of a new airline.
Aviation industry

Aviation industry vital for business travel and tourism

The aviation industry has taken a significant hit during the coronavirus pandemic as industry leaders are desperate for the UK government to lift travel restrictions as soon as possible.
New traffic light system for travel

Green list summer holidays could resume May 17th

UK coronavirus travel restrictions set to end on May 17th with a new traffic light system in place. Spain, Malta and the Caribbean possible hotspots. We do not yet know which countries will be classified as "green", "amber", or "red", but experts have shared insight into how the British government may categorise nations.
Gatwick Airport

Gatwick Airport Reports 80% less passengers in 2020

As Gatwick airport reports significant losses for 2020, we take a look at the future of travel abroad in 2021.
British Airways partners with COVID testing supplier

IATA: Passenger demand down at start of 2021

Following a difficult 2020, airline passenger demand remains low at the start of 2021 with it unknown as to when travel abroad can resume.

European Airports see 93.2% Decline in Passenger Traffic

Passenger demand significantly declined across European airports last year, as the UK and EU await the lifting of travel restrictions for summer 2021.
Ryanair announces new flight routes

Ryanair announces new flight routes

Despite ongoing travel uncertainties, Ryanair has announced a number of new flight routes to take place in summer 2021.
Ryanair announces new flight routes

UK government aviation guidelines

Leaders within the aviation industry have called for travel restrictions to be eased as soon as possible, with the Global Travel Taskforce set to reveal plans for travel resumption in April.
UK Aviation leaders warn against travel restrictions

COVID-19 and new travel restrictions cause chaos

The future of the aviation industry remains uncertain after facing significant struggles throughout the coronavirus pandemic.
UK government exploring ways to relax travel restrictions

Holidays abroad not likely until August

With great uncertainty surrounding the future of travel abroad, it’s indicated that foreign holidays may not be possible until August.
Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand voted World’s Best Airline 2020

Air New Zealand has been named the best airline for 2020 in the Airline Excellence Awards, facilitated by AirlineRatings.com, making it the sixth time that the Air New Zealand has come out on top.