Emirates is stepping up precautionary measures at the airport and onboard to ensure the health and safety of its employees and customers. All cabin crew, boarding agents, and ground staff in direct contact with passengers will now wear personal protective equipment (PPE) which includes a protective disposable gown over...
In early March, Ethiopian Airlines CEO, Tewolde Gebremariam told an aviation conference in Addis Ababa the coronavirus pandemic was "a temporary problem" -- comparable to a natural disaster or a spike in oil prices. Several weeks later Africa's largest carrier is locked in what Tewolde describes as "a struggle that...
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called for governments to work with the industry on confidence-boosting measures in the face of an anticipated slow recovery in demand for air travel. “Passenger confidence will suffer a double whammy even after the pandemic is contained—hit by personal economic concerns in the face...
Emirates in coordination with Dubai Health Authority (DHA) will be introducing additional precautions. Passengers on last week flight to Tunisia were all tested for COVID-19 before departing from Dubai. Emirates is the first airline to conduct on-site rapid COVID-19 tests for passengers. The quick blood test was conducted by the Dubai...
Simplifies waivers and refunds policy with one unified approach worldwide Eases concerns about pre-booked summer travel by extending waiver policy to tickets issued before 31 May 2020, for travel before 31 August 2020 Offers three options: Keep your ticket for 760 days; exchange ticket for travel vouchers valid for up to...
Covid-19 has severely decreased the number of daily flights. But where are all those grounded planes kept during a pandemic? Between a third and half of the global population are in some form of lockdown. City centres, malls, high streets and tourist attractions are all quiet – and so too...
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) are jointly calling on governments to take urgent measures to facilitate crew change flights for seafarers. Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, seafarers are having to extend their service onboard ships after many months at sea, unable...
A new terminal set to open at Accra’s Kotoka International Airport (KIA) aims to ease congestion and is expected to help facilitate tourism growth. Officials are preparing for the launch of a third international terminal at KIA, the country’s largest aviation gateway, in the second quarter of this year. Spread over...
Ms. Cecilia Dapaah, Minister for Aviation, has advised the Volta Regional Coordinating Council to develop a business plan to market the yet-to-be-commissioned Ho Airport. She asked the Council to consider official launches in nearby Republic of Togo, Benin and Nigeria to promote the Airport and open up the Volta Region. Madam...
Aviation Minister, Cecilia Abena Dapaah, is upbeat that the completion of the Terminal 3 at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) would increase passenger throughput by 50 percent. “I believe we could grow by 50 percent. It is not beyond us, because in the West Coast, Accra is a major connecting...