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Eurocontrol Sees Air Traffic at 84% of Pre-Covid Levels by End of Year

Eurocontrol expects air traffic to pick up significantly in the coming months forecasting a recovery of approximately 9.3 million flights across Europe for all of 2022.

Omicron Taking Toll on European Air Traffic

Air traffic in Europe is on a downward trend hit hard by the emergence of the Omicron variant of Covid-19, according to Eurocontrol.

Athens International Airport Ends Year with 12.35 Million Passengers

For the year 2021, Athens International Airport’s passenger count was 12.35 million, representing a 51.7 percent decrease from 2019.

IATA Releases Blueprint for Safe Return of International Travel

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released a blueprint with simple, predictable and practical measures needed to facilitate the safe and efficient return of international travel.

Eurocontrol Says Greece, Europe Air Traffic Rebound Possible by 2023

Eurocontrol is forecasting that airline traffic to Greece may likely return to pre-pandemic 2019 levels in 2023 given that Covid-19 is brought under control.

Eurocontrol: Greece Among Countries Gaining Back Flights

Air traffic appears to be approaching 2019 pre-Covid-19 levels with Greece moving up in terms of scheduled flights, Eurocontrol said in its latest report.

IATA: June Shows No Recovery for International Air Travel

The situation for international travel was nowhere it should have been in June, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

IATA Sees Domestic Air Travel Demand Improving

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is seeing an improvement in domestic air travel demand while international passenger travel continues to be stalled due to restrictions.

Eurocontrol Sees Air Traffic Back to Pre-Covid Levels in 2025

Air traffic is expected to return to pre-Covid-19 levels no earlier than 2025, according to the latest forecast by air navigation group Eurocontrol.

Airlines Urge Countries to Apply WHO Covid-19 Travel Management Proposals

The global airlines industry is calling on governments to comply with Covid-19 recommendations on international travel from the World Health Organization (WHO).

Air Travel: February Showed No Indication of Recovery from Covid-19

February showed no indication of a recovery in demand for air travel as international passenger demand was down by 88.7 percent, according to IATA.

Air Transport Sector Needs Stimulus Measures, Says IATA

IATA has called for governments to stay engaged and consider stimulus measures for the air transport sector as part of the preparations to restart international travel in the Covid-19 era.

WTTC Welcomes $14bn Support Package for US Airlines 

US airlines are set to receive renewed financial backing to tune of the $14 billion after Unites States' lawmakers approved a new payroll assistance package.

ITB Berlin: Emirates and Air France-KLM Anticipate a Rapid Recovery for Air Travel

The CEOs of Emirates and Air France-KLM discussed at the ITB Berlin NOW Convention when they expect air passenger numbers to recover.

Poll: Air Travelers are Gaining Confidence but Frustrated with Restrictions

Although travelers are showing confidence in returning to the skies, 84% say they will not travel if it involves quarantine, according to IATA's latest poll.

EU Eases Airport Slot Rules for Summer 2021

Airlines will be granted the possibility to return 50% of their slot series before the start of the 2021 summer season, according to the European Council.

Airlines: EU Decides Less Strict Rules for Use of Take-off and Landing Slots

The EU will revamp rules for the use of airport slots to prevent "ghost flights" and support the air transport sector during the Covid-19 pandemic.

IATA: 2020 Worst Year in History for Air Travel Demand

IATA's global passenger traffic results for 2020 show that last year “was a catastrophe for demand” due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Airlines: EU Preparing New Covid-19 Slot Relief to Avoid Ghost Flights

The EU is preparing new temporary rules to help air carriers cope with the decline in air traffic caused by the Covid-19 crisis and avoid operating empty flights.

UK Nationals Added to List of non-EU Citizens Allowed into Greece

Following Brexit, the HCAA updated the temporary ban on entry into Greece from outside the EU, adding the UK to a list of countries exempt from the restriction.
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