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

Airline makes solid progress on customer promise with 90% of refunds backlog cleared Empowers trade partners to accelerate refund processing Emirates yesterday revealed that it is has returned over AED 5 billion (US$ 1.4 billion) in COVID-19 related travel refunds to date, making strong and steady progress on its commitmentContinue Reading

SriLankan Airlines recently carried out a survey amongst its FlySmiLes loyalty membership to capture how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected their perceptions and sentiments on travel. This included top tiers of Platinum, Gold, Classic & Silver tier co-branded credit card holders. The survey collated feedback from over 5,500 passengers withinContinue Reading