Covid Travel: Airlines and Airports Say EU’s Plan Won’t Revive Flights

A traveler at Charles de Gaulle airport in Roissy, France.

Photographer: Nathan Laine/Bloomberg

Airlines and airports said European Union moves to help restart flights in the region through a more coordinated approach to coronavirus-related travel curbs are wholly inadequate.

The measures, adopted Tuesday, fail to propose the replacement of quarantine requirements with coronavirus tests and won’t stop states refusing entry from other EU countries, the International Air

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Southwest Airlines will expand to Houston Intercontinental, Chicago O’Hare airports in early 2021

Southwest Airlines will start service to Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental and Chicago O’Hare airports early next year, two markets where it already has a major presence.

Southwest, which flies now to Chicago Midway and Houston Hobby airports, is continuing its coronavirus pandemic strategy of flying to more U.S. airports to capture more customers.

“It’s very common for us to serve multiple airports in the same city, we just had not

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Business trip during pandemic: testing, empty airports, lonely takeout

  • Alan Kearl is a beauty industry executive experienced in operations, finance, and strategy.
  • After losing his job during the pandemic, he was sheltering in place in Maine.
  • So he had mixed emotions when he was offered a consulting gig that would require travel.
  • Overall, he’s felt safe traveling, but has noticed a lot of big changes in airports and hotels.
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The world’s eeriest abandoned hotels, resorts and airports


Wallpaper peeling from the walls, moldy ceilings and furniture left frozen in time – these popular airports and destinations for vacationers were once filled with buzzing conversations and laughter but now they’ve turned into eerie time capsules. We take a look at the most astonishing abandoned spots that are now playgrounds for urban explorers, photographers and ghost hunters alike.



Microsoft may

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Newsom rejects return-to-work bill for hotels, airports, events

Nallely Camacho hasn’t worked since March, and doesn’t know when she will again.

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International travel from Bush, Hobby airports returns

United, Air France, and Qatar Airways are some of the most recent carriers to fly internationally from Houston again after COVID-19 decimated air travel.

HOUSTON — Three major airline carriers have renewed international travel out of Houston’s Bush and Hobby airports after COVID-19 decimated air travel. In March, the aviation industry saw a sharp decline in customers choosing to fly. At the height of the downturn in April, Houston experienced

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Over 200 barred from travelling at Kozhikode, Kannur two airports

Over 200 passengers bound for different destinations in the Gulf were barred from travelling on Monday from the Calicut and Kannur International Airports as they had produced RT-PCR test reports showing COVID-19 negative status from a laboratory blacklisted by the governments of the UAE and Dubai.

The airline authorities told the passengers who had arrived at the Kannur airport that they would not be allowed to board the 3.30 a.m.

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Airports Use Speedy Virus Tests, Sniffer Dogs to Spur Travel

(Bloomberg) — A handful of airports are implementing trials of quick-fire coronavirus tests, working with airlines to push technologies still being developed as a way to revive stunted international air travel.

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The tests, which can be carried out in 30 minutes, are seen as the best hope for the aviation industry to overcome new travel curbs that have brought a modest traffic rebound over summer to a shuddering

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Rapid COVID-19 testing at airports essential for air travel rebound

If international air travel is ever going to open up again in the age of coronavirus, it’s becoming apparent that some kind of fast and efficient COVID-19 testing program will be required at airports. With the U.S. government’s decision to stop its current ineffective policy of checking international arrivals next week, it looks like the private sector might have to take up that task – and that’s starting to happen, … Read More

Airports make pandemic budget cuts, including St. Louis Lambert

“The overall story is that (Lambert) has remained strong and the outlook is strong”

ST. LOUIS — It has closed parking lots, halted millions in capital spending and left dozens of staff positions unfilled. 

But even as St. Louis Lambert International Airport makes severe budget cuts amid a drastic reduction in travel due to the pandemic, officials at the facility see some optimistic signs for the future. And it counts

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Southwest Airlines helps BWI dominate DC area as coronavirus shakes up US airports



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Air travel across the U.S. is down dramatically across the country as the coronavirus pandemic continues to keep people at or near home.

But the drop is not evenly spread out, and that’s led to some unusual changes

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Hit hard by COVID-19, D.C. area airports experience slow recovery with air travel

All three major local airports have been hit hard by the pandemic, but Baltimore-Washington International is recovering much faster than Reagan National and Dulles.

The leader of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) told its board of directors Wednesday that things were not going as well as expected at Dulles and Reagan.

“We are not seeing the increases that we had hoped would be happening by now,” CEO Jack Potter

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