GENEVA – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on states to follow new guidance on travel from the World Health Organization (WHO). The guidance recommends a “risk-based approach” to implementing measures related to COVID-19 and international travel. It will be presented to the WHO COVID-19 International Health Regulations Emergency Committee on Thursday 15Continue Reading

EUROCONTROL issued a Data Snapshot with an analysis of the evolution of the ATM costs in Europe since 1998. Using those data ATCEUC offers its considered opinion on the EUROCONTROL analysis. Since spring 2020 the COVID-19 pandemic has had a tremendous effect on the whole aviation sector showing that none of the stakeholdersContinue Reading

European airport trade association, ACI Europe releases its traffic report for the Full Year 2020, revealing the full extent of the devastation suffered by Europe’s airports as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is the only air traffic report that includes all types of commercial flights to, from and within EuropeContinue Reading

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has approved over 20 charter flights to bring in tourists in February and March. The new approvals are for flights operated by Ukraine International and from Ukraine and Air Astana from Kazakhstan. Of the approved, 12 are by SkyUp which was the first to arriveContinue Reading

MONTREAL – ICAO Secretary General Dr. Fang Liu addressed the members of the Women in Aviation International’s India Chapter on 8 January 2021, providing introductory remarks to its virtual meeting on “Connecting the dots – Recovery for aviation, tourism and hospitality”. The Secretary General’s comments focused mainly on the significant gender equality challenges stillContinue Reading

Russia’s national airline Aeroflot said that their scheduled flight to Sri Lanka has been cancelled until December 31, Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (MRIA) Manager Mahen Abeysekera said. He said the Russian flight has been scheduled to land at MRIA on December 28 with 300 tourists. http://www.dailymirror.lk/breaking_news/Scheduled-Russian-flight-to-MRIA-cancelled/108-202518  Continue Reading

Emirates has announced it will resume daily flights to Istanbul from 21 December*. In tandem with the gradual return of travel confidence and demand, Emirates continues to rebuild its network while offering customers a safe and enjoyable travel experience. Strict health and hygiene measures have been implemented across all ofContinue Reading

Sri Lanka will resume commercial & charter flights from 26th December, Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka (CAASL) announced today. CAASL Chairman UpuI Dharmadasa said in a statement that the CAASL as an Aviation Regulator in Sri Lanka would be disseminating the appropriate directives to the travel industry in dueContinue Reading

Emirates has been rated the safest airline in the world in its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Safe Travel Barometer. The airline, which has set industry-leading safety standards since the resumption of its operations back in May, has topped the ranks with a ‘Safe Travel Score’ ofContinue Reading