May Day Edition of ‘Aviation This Week’ highlights events between April 26, 2021 and May 1, 2021 relevant to Ghana’s aviation industry. The highlights are as follows:
Qatar Airways adds Abidjan to Route Network
Qatar Airways will from June 16, 2021, begin a 3x-weekly flight to Abidjan. The airline says it will operate this new route with its Boeing 787 Dreamliner from Doha via Accra. Per the schedule, flights would be operated on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
Emirates Begins Digital Verification of COVID-19 Medical Records
Emirates has begun the digital verification of COVID-19 medical records of its customers based in the United Arab Emirates ahead of their travels. The new system now affords passengers who conduct their COVID-19 tests or vaccinations in Dubai an opportunity to synchronize their results ahead of check-in.
The airline has given the assurance that passengers who submit their medical records into its system will have them automatically cleared once the airline is through with the information it needs on COVID-19 and country-specific entry requirements.
Ethiopian Trials IATA Travel Pass
Ethiopian Airlines has joined the list of airlines to trial the IATA Travel Pass. The trial will be done on the following routes of the airline: Addis Ababa to Washington and Toronto and London and Toronto to Addis Ababa.
The IATA Travel Pass Mobile Application enables travelers and airlines to exchange data with regards to COVID-19 requirements and tests as well as destination country entry requirements.
Frontiers Raises Alarm Over Increase in COVID-19 Positive Cases at KIA
Managers of the COVID-19 testing laboratory at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA), Frontiers Health Services has called on the government to take immediate steps to address the importation of positive COVID-19 cases into the country. This comes after Frontiers in a letter addressed to the airport company raise concerns about the increasing number…