Daily News Briefs

Blue Air introduces three new airfare products

Blue Air introduced (06-May-2021) the following new airfare products, effective 27-Apr-2021, which are designed to “match the specific travel needs of the Ultra Low Cost segment”

KLM urges Dutch government conduct risk assessment to allow restoration of international travel

KLM urged (06-May-2021) Dutch authorities to conduct a risk assessment for potential infection be carried out for each country and region and that pre-corona colour codings

Ryanair to establish new base at Stockholm Arlanda

Ryanair announced (06-May-2021) plans to open a new base at Stockholm Arlanda Airport for its winter schedule, with two aircraft based at the airport. The carrier will operate

AOKpass and SITA to partner on safe & efficient return to cross-border travel at scale

SITA signed (06-May-2021) a partnership with AOKpass, a health pass platform and app, to “jointly facilitate a safer and more efficient return to cross-border travel at scale”. SITA will

Uzbekistan Airways to cut costs and establish new LCC brand

Uzbekistan‘s Government adopted a resolution on the transformation and support of the country’s civil aviation enterprises (Trend News Agency/Gazeta.uz, 04/05-May-2021). Details include: Uzbekistan Airways to adopt

Global Eagle Entertainment launches ‘Iris’ IFE subscription service for airlines

Global Eagle Entertainment announced (20-Apr-2021) the formal launch of ‘Iris’, an inflight entertainment (IFE) subscription service for airlines. Iris is already used by more than 20

IATA: Domestic booking behaviour in the US and China almost back to normal in Apr-2021

IATA reported (30-Apr-2021) domestic travel booking behaviour in the US and China has almost reverted to pre-crisis modes as of Apr-2021. In the US, 64% of passengers purchased their tickets more

eDreams ODIGEO: 80% of consumers will book with OTAs if they are more convenient or cheaper

eDreams ODIGEO reported (21-Apr-2021) an independent survey of consumer booking preferences for post-COVID travel found the length of time needed to research airfares was ranked as

Clean Sky expects coronavirus will delay less than 20% of projects

Clean Sky, via its 2020 Highlights report, stated (29-Apr-2021) more than 80% of Clean Sky‘s key demonstrators will deliver their objectives by the end of the

SWISS partners with MTC to offer private concierge and traveller assistance

SWISS partnered (05-May-2021) with Medical Travel Companions (MTC) to offer a private concierge and assistance service for travellers with particular needs. The service pairs travellers with

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