Air travel sees uptick in passenger traffic

Air travel has taken a huge hit during the pandemic but this past weekend, there was a notable uptick in passenger traffic.According to the TSA, on Sunday, it screened 984,234 passengers, the most for any day since March 16. That was still down 61% year over year, but the surge in demand for Columbus Day weekend, typically a minor travel holiday, was noteworthy.Travel expert Troy Petenbrink thinks there are several … Read More

Kayhan Space wants to be the air traffic control service for satellites in space

Kayhan Space, the Boulder, Colo. and Atlanta-based company launched from Techstars virtual space-focused accelerator, wants nothing more than to be the air traffic control service for satellites in space.

Founded by two childhood friends, Araz Feyzi and Siamak Hesar, who grew up in Iran and immigrated to the U.S. for college, Kayhan is tackling one of the toughest problems that the space industry will confront in the coming years —

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Delta Posts Wider Q3 Loss As Passenger Traffic Plummets

Delta Air Lines Inc.  (DAL) – Get Report posted a wider-than-expected third quarter loss Tuesday as the crippling costs of the coronavirus pandemic continue to hammer the airline industry’s bottom line.

Delta pegged its loss for the three months ending in September at $8.47 per share as revenues fell 75.6% from the same period last year to just $3.06 billion as flights around the country, and around the

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Air Canada slashes Transat buyout price by nearly 75% as COVID-19 hits traffic

FILE PHOTO: Calin Rovinescu, CEO of Air Canada speaks during a panel discussion on Cyber Security at the 2016 International Air Transport Association (IATA) Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World Air Transport Summit in Dublin, Ireland June 3, 2016. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne/File Photo

(Reuters) – Air Canada AC.TO has slashed its price to buy Canadian tour operator Transat A.T. Inc TRZ.TO, with the deal now worth about C$188.7 million ($143.86

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EU agrees common ‘traffic light’ system for coronavirus travel

FILE PHOTO: A health worker takes a swab sample from a man to test for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at the Fiumicino Airport in Rome, Italy, September 23, 2020. REUTERS/Remo Casilli/File Photo

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union countries agreed on Friday to a common “traffic light” system to guide them on COVID-19 testing or quarantines on EU tourists and other non-essential travellers during the pandemic.

It aims to end a

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‘Air traffic in the Gulf could surge’ if GCC lifts quarantine rules – Airlines, Adel Ali, Air Arabia, 14-day Quarantine, Quarantine Rules

Air traffic in the Gulf region could rapidly increase if the GCC introduced a uniform travel policy that did away with the current 14-day quarantine requirements in favour of an effective testing system.

That is the projection of the CEO of Air Arabia, Adel Ali, who believes that commercial flying could see a “rapid comeback” as soon as consumers are confident in travelling again.

People are currently being put off

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DFW Airport says domestic traffic dropped 50%, international travel down 80%



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The chief executive at DFW Airport says domestic traffic dropped 50% in August from August of 2019, and international travel has dropped 80%.

Early Thursday, the airport’s board adopted a $16 million package of incentives to “support international air service recovery and hasten return to service from carriers that discontinued service or reduced capacity on international routes to DFW on or after April 1,

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GR airport traffic rebounds, though business travel and stimulus concerns loom

GRAND RAPIDS — Passenger travel has steadily rebounded since the depths of the pandemic slowdown, but Grand Rapids airport officials are concerned about the uncertainty over future business travel as well as a looming CARES Act deadline that could cause tens of thousands of layoffs at airlines.

Airlines’ $25 billion lifeline as part of the federal CARES Act required the air travel companies to avoid layoffs and maintain operations through

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Oakland airport passenger traffic slumps

Passenger trips through Oakland International Airport slumped during August, a disappointing setback that snapped a streak of three consecutive months of improvements in the airport’s travel numbers, the East Bay aviation hub reported Thursday.

An estimated 313,300 airline passengers traveled through Oakland airport in August, which was down about 28,500 from July, according to a report released by the airport.

“Encouraging June to July growth was dampened as cases of

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Labor Day Weekend: Travel tips, traffic & more

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RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Labor Day weekend is here! This weekend is traditionally filled with families and friends getting together for a trip, a cookout or even a last-minute trip to the beach. However, this year’s holiday will look different.

Health officials are worried about the impact social gatherings may have on COVID-19

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Canadian air traffic control firm slashing jobs as coronavirus hammers aviation industry



a desk with a laptop computer sitting on top of a table: NAV Canada air traffic controllers monitor air traffic at the NAV Canada control centre in Montreal on March 2, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes


NAV Canada air traffic controllers monitor air traffic at the NAV Canada control centre in Montreal on March 2, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

NAV Canada is cutting 14 per cent of its workforce and citing the ongoing financial impacts of the coronavirus pandemic and the significant hardships facing the air travel industry.

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The company says it has until now managed by a combination of using the federal

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Moving towards EU-wide traffic light system for travel

The Government is currently working towards the adoption of an EU-wide traffic light system that aims to gradually open up travel across the EU in the coming months.

Under the proposals, different countries would be ascribed a particular colour — green, orange, or red — depending on the incidence of Covid-19. This plan is being fine-tuned at EU level, with the expectation that it will be ready for roll-out

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As summer ends, air travel traffic is still digging out of a deep pandemic hole

With statewide shutdowns in the past, air travel during the COVID-19 pandemic has recovered slightly but is still millions of passengers short of what airports across the country were used to seeing during the busy summer months.

The Transportation Security Administration hasn’t screened more than 1 million passengers in one day since March 16, according to their traffic reports.

Summer usually means screening more than 2 million passengers a day.

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