As vaccination numbers pick up and countries worldwide cautiously open their borders, are travellers packing up their bags?
Middle East carriers to benefit from rapid vaccination rates on home markets
Unilabs and IATA are currently running a pilot program in the UAE
The pass allows users to create a ‘digital passport’ to receive Covid-19 test results and verify they are eligible to undertake their journey
The trial is being conducted on select Emirates flights from Dubai to Barcelona and London Heathrow to Dubai
IATA Travel Pass app enables passengers to create a ‘digital passport’ to share Covid-19 test and vaccination certificates with authorities and airlines
As part of Etihad Wellness, the airline introduced the Covid-19 global wellness insurance for all its guests
Dubai witnessed an increase in passenger numbers since the emirate reopened to international tourists in July
UN humanitarian relief agency UNICEF has been recruiting airlines into its vast effort to distribute the vaccine to more than 170 countries
The upturn in activity and the return to economic growth will only be possible if airports find the perfect balance
IATA urged governments to support the industry during the coming winter season with additional relief measures, including financial aid
IATA downgrades its traffic forecast for 2020 to reflect weaker-than-expected recovery
Middle East airlines face estimated revenue losses of $24bn this year, according to IATA
According to IATA estimates, revenues generated by airlines in the Saudi market will fall by $7.2bn in 2020
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