Sunday, September 26, 2021

Tag: Airline

Airline Startup Of The Week: Sri Lanka’s Spark Air

The new airline startup will utilize two leased Airbus A330 jets. Photo; Airbus

September 30 (Simple Flying) -  Sri Lanka will be getting a new airline as of February 2021. The new startup, Spark Air, first plans to launch with cargo operations before expanding to carry passengers from the South Asian nation. These activities will be carried out with two dry-leased Airbus A330s. According to Sri Lankan media outlet DailyFT, Spark Air’s Uditha ...

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Airline in Italy came up with a clever coronavirus strategy to make flying safer

A woman commuting on a train wearing a black face mask to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus. Image source: leungchopan/Adobe

The airline industry has been hit especially hard by the coronavirus pandemic. Hardly a surprise, countries across the globe instituted nationwide lockdowns earlier this year and effectively brought air travel to a near standstill. Even now that things are slowly but surely opening back up, air travel isn’t exactly a top priority for many people these days. In light of ...

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Contact tracing, temperature checks and masks: airline industry outlines new norms

An employee of Japan Airlines (JAL), wearing protective mask following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), scans the temperature to a passenger at the almost empty Kansai International Airport in Osaka, Japan, March 14, 2020. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

May 13 (Reuters) - The plan laid out by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Airports Council International to reassure governments it is safe for the public to fly includes contact tracing, temperature screening, social distancing, extra cleaning and wearing masks. “Successfully restarting air passenger travel while restoring confidence in the safety of air travel are vital pre-requisites to ...

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