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Ethiopian Airline Group, one of the largest Pan-African aviation group, celebrated its 75th anniversary  on April 08.

Ethiopian Airlines Group, one of Africa’s largest and the leading Aviation Group, has announced that it has reached 91 percent On-Time Performance of all global flight departures for the last three months while the industry average stands around 85 percent.

Worldwide travel retail platform Travelport has started the roll out of bookings on Qantas using IATA’s New Distribution Capability (NDC) – the very first such trips enabled by a global distribution system (GDS). The milestone comes ahead of NDC booking capabilities being extended gradually to agencies across Australia and New Zealand from this April.

Ryanair, on March 31 launched its biggest ever summer schedule in Cyprus, with 34 routes in total, including five new routes to Bari, Bologna, Corfu, Rhodes (operating from July) and Venice Treviso (operating from June), which will help boost Cyprus’s air traffic and tourism as vaccination programmes continue and Europe re-opens in time for the summer holiday season.

Marking a milestone in its 89-year history, Alaska Airlines recently celebrated its first day as a member of oneworld. Alaska becomes the 14th full member of the global alliance, just eight months after receiving a formal invitation from oneworld in July 2020.

Ethiopian Airlines one of Africa’s leading airline is to trial IATA Travel Pass, a digital travel mobile app to enhance efficiency in testing or vaccine verifications and restart travel. As travel restarts, travellers need accurate COVID-19-related information like testing and vaccine requirements which vary among countries.

Cyprus Airways announced that it has updated its policy for basic fare tickets issued after February 12 of this year.

Delta continues to invest in touchless and frictionless features in the air and on the ground. Having commenced March 16, tap-to-pay technology enables contactless payment for onboard purchases. Customers will be able to purchase earbuds on board using their mobile devices or contactless-enabled credit cards. Contactless payment will expand to all onboard sales as more food and beverage options return. The new system also allows for emailed receipts. 

Jazeera Airways ended 2020 with a cash balance of KD19,7 million; a solid sign of how the company managed to navigate through a very tough and exceptional year and a confirmation of Jazeera’s solid and stable cash position.

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has partnered with local designers to upcycle obsolete aircraft cabin interiors into pieces of art, as an environmentally friendly alternative of dealing with waste.