Travel News: May 27th 2021

flydubai increasing it’s network again: adds Sharm El Sheikh

According to the official press release from Flydubai, the Dubai-based low-cost airline, has announced today the launch of flights to Sharm El Sheikh. The carrier will operate three weekly flights to Sharm El Sheikh International Airport (SSH) from 15 June. The route will become flydubai’s second destination in Egypt alongside Alexandria Borg El Arab International Airport (HBE).

The launch of flights to the popular resort city follows the launch of several holiday destinations brings the number of seasonal routes served by flydubai to seven destinations including Bodrum and Trabzon in Turkey, Batumi in Georgia, Mykonos and Santorini in Greece and Tivat in Montenegro.

Ghaith Al Ghaith, Chief Executive Officer at flydubai, said: “As more countries gradually lift restrictions on international travel, we are excited to grow our network and give passengers more options to travel this summer. Sharm El Sheikh has been a popular holiday destination for many years and we expect to see strong demand for travel from the UAE and GCC.”

Flydubai will restart its operations to…for the rest of the article, please click here and continue reading on Flydubai.


Airbnb extends ban on parties until the end of summer

According to Reuters, the no. 1 house/flat/room rental US based company Airbnb Inc. said on Thursday it would extend a ban on parties in homes listed on its platform through at least the end of summer in an effort to halt the spread of coronavirus infections. This statement came just after the vaccination rates increased and several countries in every part of the world announced easing travel restrictions, which are expected to boost travel demand in the summer months.

“We will not tolerate behavior that disrupts neighborhoods or violates the trust of our Host community,” said Airbnb in a statement.

San Francisco-based Airbnb said the event-friendly search filter will remain inaccessible during this period and it expects to provide an update on the policy at the end of summer.

Also, guests without a…for the rest of the article, please click here and continue reading on Reuters.


united airlines Promo: Get vaccinated and win 1 year of free travel

The Chicago based, one of the biggest US airlines, United Airlines is offering its loyalty program members the chance to win free flights for a year’s worth of travel, in support of the Biden administration’s national effort to encourage more people to get their COVID-19 vaccination. The statement was just publised on the website of United Airlines.

Under the terms of the “Your Shot to Fly” sweepstakes, any new or existing MileagePlus® member who uploads their vaccination records to the airline’s mobile app or website between today and June 22 can be entered to win a roundtrip flight for two, in any class of service, to anywhere in the world United flies. United will give away 30 pairs of tickets throughout the month of June. In addition – on July 1 United will announce five randomly selected lucky MileagePlus members who have entered our sweepstakes for a grand prize of travel for a year for themselves and a companion – also in any class of service, anywhere in the world United flies. For video and photos of the upload process, click here.

United remains the only U.S. airline that gives customers the ability to upload COVID-19 testing and vaccination records directly to the airline’s digital platforms including its award-winning mobile app though the airline’s Travel-Ready Center. By uploading your vaccine record with United, customers will save time at the airport and be confident they are ready to fly to destinations where showing proof of vaccination is required.

“We’re proud to do our part to incentivize people to get their shot,” said United CEO Scott Kirby. “Thanks to the vaccine, more and more..for the rest of the press release, please click here and continue reading on United Airlines.


Avianca will join the group and start to Use IATA Travel Pass Health Passport

According to Andrew Curran from Simple Flying, Columbia’s national airline Avianca has become the latest airline to test IATA’s popular travel pass. The travel pass works as a digital health passport that allows travelers to store, manage, consult and verify the results of COVID-19 tests on their smartphone.

Avianca says the travel pass trial is not only about making flying more hassle-free; it is about protecting the health and wellbeing of passengers and crew.

“For us, it is key to be able to simplify the requirements associated with COVID-19 for international travel,” says Michael Ruplitsch, Avianca’s Chief Information Officer.

The travel pass trial will occur on Avianca’s flights between Bogota and Miami. Avianca is operating around 21 return services a week between Bogota and Miami this summer. Once the airline irons out any kinks, the travel pass will get rolled out on other routes.

For the rest of the article, please click here and continue reading on Simple Flying.


air france to announce new route to helsinki (finland)

According to the latest press release from Air France, the french national carrier strengthening its presence in Northern Europe. Starting 6th of July, the airline will offer a new year-round service to Helsinki (Finland) from Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport.

Initially operated four times a week (on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays), it will become a daily service from 19 July 2021. Flights will be operated by Airbus A319 with 143 seats.

Flight schedules (in local time):
– Leaves Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 13:00, arrives in Helsinki at 17:00
– Leaves Helsinki at 17:45, arrives at Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 19:50

These flights will be in addition to those operated by Finnair on this route and operated by Air France on a codeshare basis. Flights are available to book from today at or from a travel agent.

This new route completes Air France’s offer in the Nordics, where the airline already serves Copenhagen and Billund in Denmark, Oslo and Bergen in Norway, as well as Stockholm and Gothenburg in Sweden.

This flight schedule is subject to…for the rest of the press release and further details, please click here and continue reading on Air France.


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