2020 December

American Airlines resumes 737 MAX operations

American Airlines, via its official Facebook and Twitter accounts, announced (29-Dec-2020) it operated its first commercial service with a Boeing 737 MAX since the start of the 20

Mesa Air Group to add five aircraft for American Airlines by Mar-2021

Mesa Air Group amended (29-Dec-2020) its capacity purchase agreement with American Airlines to add five CRJ900 aircraft, at the request of American Airlines. Mesa will add the aircraft incrementally by Mar-2021.

Caribbean Airlines partners with sherpa to offer travel information services

Caribbean Airlines announced (22-Dec-2020) a partnership with sherpa, an online self service tool that allows customers to search for information regarding entry into a country. sherpa

Plaza Premium Group to open new intl terminal lounge at Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport

Plaza Premium Group announced (21-Dec-2020) Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport will hand over the operation of the airport’s two existing terminal lounge areas as well as all premium services,

London Southend Airport to receive GBP2.1 million in government funding to support infrastructure investment

London Southend Airport CEO Glyn Jones reported the airport’s investment proposal application to secure funding for infrastructure developments post-Brexit was approved by the UK government (Essex TV, 29-Dec-2020).

French travel agencies could lose up to 80% of 2020 revenue: EdV

Entreprises du Voyage (EdV) president Jean-Pierre Mas reported French travel agencies could lose up to 80%, or EUR20 billion, of their revenue in 2020 (air-journal.fr, 26-Dec-2020). Mr Mas

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi to launch operations with Athens service on 15-Jan-2021

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi confirmed (29-Dec-2020) plans to commence operations with twice weekly Abu Dhabi–Athens service on 15-Jan-2021. The airline will also commence twice weekly Abu Dhabi–Thessaloniki service on 04-Feb-2021. Wizz

Hartford Bradley Airport receives ACI Airport Health Accreditation

Hartford Bradley International Airport received (22-Dec-2020) ACI‘s Airport Health Accreditation. In addition to the safety measures recognised by the accreditation, the airport is prioritising the following initiatives:

Ravn Alaska resumes operations supported by FLYHT

FLYHT Aerospace Solutions announced (21-Dec-2020) a five year agreement with Ravn Alaska to reactivate Ravn’s fleet of nine DHC-8 aircraft with FLYHT‘s full Automated Flight Information Reporting System (AFIRS). Ravn obtained

Brazil implements COVID-19 test requirement for all arriving passengers

Brazil‘s National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) confirmed (24-Dec-2020) all travellers wishing to enter Brazil by air will be required to provide a negative COVID-19 test result prior to departure,

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