Qantas has notified around 2,000 employees that it will move to outsource ground handling operations at ten airports across Australia as it battles back from the Covid-19 shutdown.
The airline will operate the flights three times a week – on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays - complementing its recently-launched service between Delhi and London Heathrow.
Etihad has unveiled plans for another route to China, with flights from Beijing to Abu Dhabi to launch on December 7th. The service will operate weekly using a Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
Finnair is bringing its famous signature blueberry juice drink to travel-thirsty grounded customers by making it available to buy in supermarkets across Finland.
Virgin Atlantic customers flying to Barbados or onwards to Antigua and Grenada on selected flights will receive a free, rapid, point of care, pre-departure lateral flow antigen test at Heathrow.
IAG Cargo has announced a return of its direct service from the United Kingdom to South Korea. The route was paused earlier this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Delta Air Lines, the Aeroporti di Roma and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport have joined forces for a transatlantic Covid-19 testing program.
The airline has partnered with information technology company SITA to trial the use of facial biometrics in order to check in cabin crew at the airline's crew briefing centre at Abu Dhabi International Airport.
Also today, the airline said it had completed an intensive programme to clear its backlog of refund requests which was caused by pandemic-related travel disruption.
The trade body predicts a net loss of $118.5 billion for the sector this year. “This crisis is devastating and unrelenting," said IATA director general, Alexandre de Juniac
Governments are beginning urged to boost the use of testing as a means of limiting the risks of Covid-19 importation when re-opening their borders to travellers.
Officials at IATA have welcomed the publication of the manual on testing and cross border risk management measures by the International Civil Aviation Organisation.