Dubai Aerospace Enterprise mulls more rent deferrals amid pandemic impact

The Dubai-based aircraft leasing company has granted 29 rent deferral requests and is considering 28 more, collectively worth 18% of annual revenue Dubai Aerospace Enterprise said that it ended H1 with total available liquidity of $2.8 billion. Aircraft leasing company Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) said it has granted 29 rent deferral requests totalling aggregate rent […]

Flight Attendants, Airline Unions Plead With Government to Avoid Layoffs

The powerful Association of Flight Attendants and five other airline unions have written a letter to Congress, pleading with the government to avoid mass layoffs come Oct. 1, 2020, by extending the Payroll Support Program (PSP) through March of 2021. The Oct. 1 date was the critical marker in the original $3 trillion CARES Act […]

United Flight Attendants to Carry Thermometers

United Airlines continues to take extra steps to ensure its workers are safeguarding against the coronavirus. The carrier is now requiring all flight attendants to carry a thermometer as part of its uniform tools. But it’s not for you. It’s for them. The personal thermometer is for self-assessment health checks to ensure that the crew […]

DP World launches shipping line with Saudi Ports Authority

Shipping line will connecting Jebel Ali Port with Egypt’s Sokhna Port through Jeddah Islamic Port DP World in Jeddah is integral to the Saudi ports ecosystem and raises the kingdom’s competitiveness in line with its 2030 growth vision. Dubai’s DP World and the Saudi Ports Authority (Mawani) have launched the first direct shipping line connecting […]

Emirates airline to resume flying A380 superjumbos to London, Paris

Emirates said on Monday it’s seeing a positive trend of traffic building up across its network as it adds flights to more destinations and Dubai eases travel restrictions A380 will return to the skies with flights to London Heathrow and Paris starting from July 15 . Emirates plans to restart flying Airbus SE A380 superjumbos to London […]

Spirit Offering More Than 30 Flights to Cancun From Major US Cities

As the travel industry begins to rebound from the devastating impact of COVID-19, many airlines finally feel safe enough to resume their flight schedules. Among them—Spirit Airlines. As reported by the Riviera Maya News, Spirit, beginning June 26, plans to resume more than 30 flights from major U.S. cities to Cancun, but the airline says […]

Citing Racist Legacy, Las Vegas Leader Urges Renaming of McCarran Airport

Amid a current wave of civil unrest and widespread public calls for the removal or revision of America’s monuments, institutions, brands, etc. having racially-charged origins, a local leader is pushing for the rechristening of Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport. The airport was named back in 1948 in honor of Senator Patrick McCarran, who represented Nevada […]

Flydubai getting ready to resume passenger services

Details of Flydubai’s flight schedule to be announced in due course In recent months, Flydubai has also put a plan in place for a resumption of regular passenger services, which includes an extensive disinfection programme across all touchpoints throughout the customer journey. Dubai low-cost carrier Flydubai is getting ready to resume passenger services, with an […]

Fiji Airways Unveils ‘Travel Ready’ Program

WHY IT RATES: Fiji Airways is unveiling this new program in preparation for the resumption of flights. —Codie Liermann, Associate Editor Fiji Airways, Fiji’s National Airline, has today outlined its plan for a return to flying once border restrictions ease and travel demand returns. The Travel Ready program details the airline’s commitment to safeguarding the […]

Emirates reveals talks to open 'air bridges' with European countries

Air bridges allow tourists to travel between two countries without needing to quarantine Emirates is currently flying to 30 cities across the world, with more destinations planned for July. Dubai-based Emirates is planning to open ‘air bridges’ with European countries, according to local media reports. Air bridges, also referred to as ‘travel corridors’, would allow […]