Airline health advice has so far mostly focused on staying hydrated and avoiding deep vein thrombosis. What passengers really want, however, is free hand masks, hand sanitiser and more space between passengers...
"The risk of a passenger contracting Covid-19 while onboard appears very low. With only 44 identified potential cases of flight-related transmission among 1.2 billion travellers..."
15 Oct 2020
The slow recovery in air travel will see the airline industry continuing to burn through cash at an average rate of $5 to $6bn per month in 2021.
7 Oct 2020
A polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test certificate not older than 72 hours and travel insurance are just some of the requirements for travellers to South Africa upon arrival on the country's shores.
5 Oct 2020
Following President Cyril Ramaphosa's announcement that the country's borders would open to international travellers under the strictest conditions, the South African tourism sector has promised to keep these incoming travellers safe...
17 Sep 2020
More than 1.4 million refunds requests have been completed since March, representing 90% of the airline's backlog. This includes all requests received from customers around the world up until the end of June, save for a few cases which require further manual review.
8 Sep 2020
Travellers are taking precautions to protect themselves from Covid-19 with 77% saying that they are washing their hands more frequently, 71% avoiding large meetings and 67% having worn a facemask in public...
10 Jul 2020
African airlines passenger traffic sank 98.2% in May against improved demand worldwide...
3 Jul 2020
The new measures took effect with the resumption of regularly scheduled passenger flights to nine destinations...
22 May 2020
Aircraft cabins have been germ hotspots since long before this pandemic. More 'microbiology literacy' is needed among the general public for this to improve...
Ipek Kurtböke 22 May 2020
Travellers will only be accepted on these flights if they comply with the eligibility and entry criteria requirements of their destination countries...
15 May 2020
Without urgent funding, the Covid-19 crisis could see a collapse of the sector in Africa, taking with it millions of jobs...
7 May 2020
Etihad Airways will partner with Australian company Elenium Automation to trial new technology which allows self-service devices at airports to be used to help identify travellers with medical conditions, potentially including the early stages of Covid-19.
15 Apr 2020
Global passenger traffic data for February 2020 shows that demand fell 14.1% compared to February 2019...
6 Apr 2020