Delta gives customers more ways to reclaim the joy of travel

Delta gives customers more ways to reclaim the joy of travel

Delta customers can now look forward to industry-first loyalty rewards, digital tools that make it simple and seamless to satisfy travel requirements, more seats to more destinations, and new and classic onboard refreshment options. Consumer confidence and demand for travel are growing as COVID-19 vaccinations accelerate, and Delta is welcoming customers back with new travel experiences – all while enhancing the Delta CareStandard health and safety commitment the airline has become known for during the pandemic….

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Turkish Airlines buckle, hold talks as NLC suspend strike

Turkish Airlines buckle, hold talks as NLC suspend strike

The plan by the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) to picket Turkish Airlines could not go on as the labour leaders called off the  strike in what would have crippled the carrier’s operations in the country. The group had promised to picket the airline on March 30, 2021, adding that the mass action would commence in Lagos and Abuja airport toll gates in a letter to the General Manager of the foreign carrier. The protest was…

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Special Emirates A380 ‘Flight To Nowhere’ Aims To Boost Confidence In Air Travel

Special Emirates A380 ‘Flight To Nowhere’ Aims To Boost Confidence In Air Travel

85% Emirates crew fully vaccinated as UAE administers 8 million shots   Emirates next month will operate a special flight with one of its brand new A380 aircraft to showcase the UAE’s vaccination programme and offer a glimpse at ‘the new normal’ for air travel while boosting confidence among the flying public. Flight EK2021 on April 10 will carry only fully vaccinated crew and passengers on-board. It will depart Dubai International Airport at 12:00hrs local…

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Flight Disruptions As Kill-Joy For Travellers

Flight Disruptions As Kill-Joy For Travellers

Forget about delivery of new aircraft, purported on-time- performance and other perks. At their core, airlines promise a simple service — timely transportation — yet they make little progress toward improving that basic offering, WOLE SHADARE writes Nasty experience The experience has been excruciating. Passengers travelling across the country have one tale of woe or another to tell about chaotic scenes at airports, occasioned by flight delays. Delays and cancellations affect both passengers and carriers….

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COVID-19 Costs Travel, Tourism Sector $4.5trn

COVID-19 Costs Travel, Tourism Sector $4.5trn

The travel and tourism sector lost almost $4.5 trillion last year as a result of the scourge, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council’s annual Economic Impact Report (EIR). The annual EIR from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), which represents the global travel and tourism private sector, shows the sector’s contribution to GDP dropped 49.1 per cent, this compared to the overall global economy which dropped by just 3.7 per cent last…

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AFCFTA: NANTA To Promote Intra African Tourism Trade

AFCFTA: NANTA To Promote Intra African Tourism Trade

The projected 3.4 trillion dollars Gross Domestic Product ( GDP) rated Africa Continental Free Trade Area ( AFCFTA) Initiative has gotten  a buy- in of the National Association of Nigeria Travel Agencies (NANTA). The initiative is to be facilitated through aviation collaborations with four major African indigenous airlines, Kenya Airways, Egypt air, Ethiopian Airlines and Rwanda Air. With expected liberalized free trade and duty free enabled goods and services regime across African borders despite challenges…

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Bad weather: Kano, Kaduna bound flights diverted

Bad weather: Kano, Kaduna bound flights diverted

Inclement weather on Monday forced aircraft to be diverted from Kano and Kaduna airports to the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. Many prominent Nigerians who were billed to attend the 12th Bola Tinubu Colloquium could not travel by air. Many of them went by road for the much advertised event scheduled for Kano. The Nigeria Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) however cited adverse weather condition as the reason aircraft could not operate to the city and…

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The Future Of Codeshare Agreements In Aviation

The Future Of Codeshare Agreements In Aviation

Linus Benjamin Bauer, managing director of Bauer Aviation Advisory, describes how airlines must work together in order to achieve a strong recovery. According to him, various carriers across the globe are looking ahead and seeking new and more effective approaches to rebuilding their airline networks in the future. Low-cost carriers and full-service network carriers with hub-and-spoke networks alike, he reiterated are establishing tactical partnerships to shore up their connectivity to key destinations and broaden their…

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Reps to probe N4b bailout to airlines as carriers petition National Assembly

Reps to probe N4b bailout to airlines as carriers petition National Assembly

The House of Representatives has concluded plans to take a holistic look into the complaints by airline operators and other stakeholders on the handling of COVID-19 aviation palliative with a view to ascertaining how the money was shared. There are indications that airlines that were sidetracked from the disbursement may have petitioned the National Assembly in a bid to know the modality applied that excluded them from the bailout fund. Chairman, House Committee on Aviation,…

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NLC to ground Turkish Airline over severe violation of workers’ rights

NLC to ground Turkish Airline over severe violation of workers’ rights

  The lingering face-off between the representatives of Nigerian workers, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Turkish Airways assumed another dimension as the workers’ union has concluded plans to picket the airline over alleged violations of workers’ and trade union rights. Consequently, the NLC  has arrived at a decision of the NEC of Congress to picket the airline Tuesday March 30, 2021. The union in a schedule of the exercise stated that the action would…

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