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Airline body hails ‘landmark day’ as UK drops day-two Covid-19 tests

A UK airline association has hailed 24 January as a “landmark day” after the country’s transport minister confirmed day-two Covid-19 testing will soon be dropped for fully vaccinated arrivals.

British Airways aircraft at Heathrow March 2020


IATA’s Walsh slams UK as it raises summer slots use threshold to 70%

IATA director general Willie Walsh has hit out at the UK decision to set ‘use it or lose it’ slot rules at a 70% threshold for the coming summer, arguing it ”makes a mockery” of its claims to be support the airline recovery,

Air China A330-200


US DOT suspends 44 flight segments served by Chinese carriers

The US Department of Transportation (DOT) has suspended 44 flight segments operated by Chinese air carriers in retaliation for Chinese cancellation of flights by US carriers due to alleged violation of the Asian country’s Covid-19 rules.

SkyWest United E175


United expects to cut more routes due to pilot shortage

United Airlines will likely cut more routes to secondary cities in coming months due to an acute shortage of pilots for regional aircraft.