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The ‘revenge travel’ rage: How tourists are planning their summer

As vaccination numbers pick up and countries worldwide cautiously open their borders, are travellers packing up their bags?

Middle East airlines’ losses for 2021 to reduce by half from 2020

Middle East carriers to benefit from rapid vaccination rates on home markets

Covid-19: IATA adds Unilabs testing network to its Travel Pass

Unilabs and IATA are currently running a pilot program in the UAE

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Etihad begins IATA Travel Pass trials on flights from Abu Dhabi to North America

The pass allows users to create a ‘digital passport’ to receive Covid-19 test results and verify they are eligible to undertake their journey

Dubai’s Emirates initiates trial of IATA Travel Pass

The trial is being conducted on select Emirates flights from Dubai to Barcelona and London Heathrow to Dubai

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UAE’s Emirates, Etihad to roll out IATA’s Travel Pass for Covid-19 test results and vaccination certificates

IATA Travel Pass app enables passengers to create a ‘digital passport’ to share Covid-19 test and vaccination certificates with authorities and airlines

Power Letters 2021: Tony Douglas, CEO, Etihad Aviation Group

As part of Etihad Wellness, the airline introduced the Covid-19 global wellness insurance for all its guests

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Dubai airports receive 17.9 million passengers in 2020 – GDRFA

Dubai witnessed an increase in passenger numbers since the emirate reopened to international tourists in July

Airlines face ‘mission of the century’ in shipping vaccines

UN humanitarian relief agency UNICEF has been recruiting airlines into its vast effort to distribute the vaccine to more than 170 countries

Key elements to restoring passenger trust in air travel

The upturn in activity and the return to economic growth will only be possible if airports find the perfect balance

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Airline industry to burn through $77bn in cash during second half of 2020 – IATA

IATA urged governments to support the industry during the coming winter season with additional relief measures, including financial aid

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Middle East airline business in historic Covid-induced slump

IATA downgrades its traffic forecast for 2020 to reflect weaker-than-expected recovery

Travel demand may only return to pre-pandemic levels by 2022 – Etihad CCO

Middle East airlines face estimated revenue losses of $24bn this year, according to IATA

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IATA calls on Saudi Arabia for support amid mounting virus concerns

According to IATA estimates, revenues generated by airlines in the Saudi market will fall by $7.2bn in 2020