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April 6, 2021

  1. SFO Effectively Bans the Sale of Drinks in Plastic Bottles

  2. XpresSpa Group Signs Contract for an XpresCheck™ COVID-19 Pop-Up Testing Facility at San Francisco International Airport

  3. United Airlines to Open Flight School Later This Year in Hiring Push, Plans to Increase Diversity

  4. Delta and Southwest Recall Hundreds of Pilots as Travel Demand Recovers

  5. UPDATE: Departures Delayed at Oakland International Airport by Man Armed with a Knife

  6. Remember Those Long Lines at Sea-Tac Airport? They're Back ...

  7. New Zealand, Australia to Open Two-Way Travel Bubble

  8. Record Travel on Easter Weekend Follows Updated CDC Guidelines

  9. LA County Updates Travel Advisory Allowing Fully Vaccinated People to Travel without Quarantining, Testing

  10. U.K. Holds Off Travel Restart in Latest Setback for Airlines

April 5, 2021

  1. Review: Grand Hyatt SFO (Amazing Airport Hotel)

  2. Vaccinations Factor in Many People’s Decision to Fly Again

  3. FAA Supports Airport Improvement Projects with $630m in Grants

  4. Delta Cancels About 100 Flights, Opens Some Middle Seats

  5. TAP Air Portugal Adds North America Flights, Testing in Lisbon

  6. Airlines Want Vaccine Passports but Don’t Want to Pay for Them  (subscription)

  7. Sacramento Airport Sees Highest Numbers Since Beginning of COVID-19 Pandemic

  8. Passenger Traffic Plunges 73% in February at Local Airports   (subscription)

  9. Long Lines, Shortage of Rental Cars at Phoenix Airport: Here's What's Going On and Why

  10. Hong Kong Bars Incoming Singapore Airlines Flights Over Covid-19 Case

April 2, 2021

  1. Healthy Airports

  2. Marin Travel Indicators Raise Fears of COVID Setback

  3. United Airlines Tells Staff It’s Hiring Hundreds of Pilots Next Month as Carrier Plans for a Travel Recovery

  4. American Airlines Announces New COVID-19 Testing Options, Quarantine-Free Travel to Italy

  5. Frontier Airlines I.P.O. Signals a Travel Industry Recovery  (subscription)

  6. Spirit Airlines Expands into International Service and Adds New Domestic Routes

  7. Japan Airlines Launches Trials with Three Health Credential Apps - CommonPass, VeriFLY and IATA Travel Pass - for Safe, Seamless Travel

  8. Fresno Yosemite International Airport Prepared for Spring, Summer Travel with More Flights, Health Measures

  9. California Updates Travel Advisory as Vaccine Distribution Ramps Up

  10. Fully Vaccinated People Can Resume Travel at Low Risk to Themselves, New CDC Guidance Says

April 1, 2021

  1. News Briefs: SFO's Milk Terminal Receives Healthy Design Award

  2. Turbulence Ahead: FAQs for SFO Healthy Airport Ordinance

  3. Air Travel Is Already Back to Normal in Some Places. Here’s Where.  (subscription)

  4. Traffic Rebounds at Oakland International Airport

  5. Alaska Airlines Joins Global Network, Adds Perks for Elite Flyers and Promises More Connectivity Later

  6. Puerto Rico Will Open 2 International Airports After More Than a Year

  7. Asia's First 'Travel Bubble' Opens Between Taiwan and Palau

  8. Biden Floats Infrastructure Plan Including $25 Billion for Airports

  9. Airport Fee Reduction Schemes Could Help to Revive Tourism Post-Covid

  10. Israeli Company Showcases New Sanitization Technology at Atlantic City International Airport

March 31, 2021

  1. COVID: Air Travel on Rise at Bay Area Airports; Delta to Begin Booking Middle Seats

  2. Major U.S. Airlines Commit to Carbon Neutrality by 2050, Trade Group Says

  3. Airlines Are Up in the Air on Summer Travel Schedules  (PDF without subscription)

  4. Americans Want to Travel to These Destinations on These Airlines to Escape the Pandemic

  5. Spirit Airlines Adds 3 Routes to New Destination in Mexico, Continues Growing at LAX

  6. Asiana Airlines Brand to Disappear After Korean Air Take-Over

  7. Incheon Becomes World’s First Level 4 Airport Customer Experience-Accredited Airport

  8. Hawaii Moving Forward Using Coronavirus Vaccine Passport for Travel

  9. Google Maps Adds Augmented Reality for Airports and Stations

  10. IATA Says Travel Pass App to Launch on Apple Mid-April

March 30, 2021

  1. San Francisco International Airport Keeps Eye on Recovery

  2. American Express to Open New Centurion Lounge at DCA

  3. Southwest Airlines Expands 737 Max Fleet, Orders 100 New Jets from Boeing

  4. United States Airlines Making Good Progress in COVID Recovery

  5. American Airlines Expects Full Fleet Back This Spring After Major Increase in Bookings

  6. ANA Trials COVID-19 Digital Health Passport at Haneda Airport

  7. COVID-19 Airport Travel Guidance Now Available in Apple Maps

  8. White House Won’t Require Vaccine Passports for Travel

  9. CDC Pleads with Americans to ‘Please Limit Travel’

  10. New Research Backs Rapid Testing for Safe and Efficient Restart of Air Travel

March 29, 2021

  1. From Empty Shells to Vaccination Hubs: Why Vast Urban Buildings Can Be Essential in the Pandemic  (subscription)

  2. United Returns to New York JFK After More than a Five Year Hiatus with Inaugural Flagship Routes

  3. American Airlines to Have All Aircraft Back by May

  4. Hawaiian Airlines Calling Employees Back to Work as Its CEO Sees Bluer Skies Ahead

  5. Japan Airlines and Uber Sign Strategic Partnership Agreement

  6. Korean Air’s Asiana Airlines Merger Delayed Until 2024

  7. Some Airlines Are Giving Travelers Another Year to Use Travel Credits Before They Expire  (subscription)

  8. Oakland International Airport Achieves GBAC STAR Accreditation

  9. Would You Get Vaccinated at the Airport? Alaska Is Considering Offering Travelers the Option

  10. U.S. Senators Suggest a New CBP Preclearance Facility in Taiwan

March 26, 2021

  1. Fitch Rates San Francisco International Airport (CA) Revs 'A+'; Outlook Negative

  2. Airports Screening Record Number of Pandemic Travelers

  3. SFO Expects to Receive $192M from Biden’s $1.9T Economic Stimulus Package

  4. United Airlines to Debut Even More Routes at SFO  (subscription)

  5. Vietnam Airlines Plans Launch of Flights to the U.S.

  6. JetBlue, Spirit Airlines Lead US Domestic Recovery with 20% More Seats than Peak S19

  7. Airlines Add Routes in Fight for Americans Ready to Travel Again  (subscription)

  8. Hawaiian Airlines Optimistic About Network Rebound

  9. Qatar Airways Is Operating More Seats than Any Other Airline

  10. COVID-19 Wiped Out $125 Billion in Airport Revenue in 2020

March 25, 2021

  1. Phoenix Working Together to Help Travelers

  2. United Airlines Exceeds Pre-Pandemic Schedule to Latin America

  3. United Airlines Adds Domestic Flights as Travel Demand Rebounds

  4. S.F. Tourism Spending Plunged by $8 Billion in 2020; Full Recovery Not Expected Until 2025  (subscription)

  5. Experts Weigh in on What It'll Take to Get Tourists Back in San Francisco

  6. Woman Accused of Recruiting Couriers to Traffic Drugs Via SoCal Airports

  7. Sea-Tac Airport Gets Busier as Travelers Credit Vaccines and Spring Break as Reasons to Fly

  8. Spring Break Passenger Volume Prompts TSA to Urge Hawaii Travelers to Get to Airports Early

  9. Major U.S. Airports Deploy Robotic Vending Machines

  10. Could the Type of COVID-19 Vaccine You Get Limit Your Travel Options?

March 24, 2021

  1. Why I Booked a Hotel Near SFO — Just to Watch the Planes Take Off

  2. United Airlines Boosts 4 Hawaii Routes, Including Newest Flagships

  3. United Airlines’ Controversial New Customer Feedback Program

  4. So Long, Social Distancing: Southwest Airlines Resumes Pre-Pandemic Boarding

  5. 5 Things We Know About Flying This Summer  (subscription)

  6. Sea-Tac Airport Launching Vaccine Clinic for Airport Workers Now Eligible for the COVID-19 Vaccine

  7. Inslee Announces New Travel Guidelines During Spring Break at Sea-Tac

  8. U.S. Travel: Reports That Biden Will Lift EU, U.K. Travel Ban by Mid May  (subscription)

  9. A Health Expert Says You Can Travel After the First Dose of Pfizer or Moderna's Vaccine, but You Should Still Avoid Crowds  (subscription)

  10. India Extends International Travel Ban Again

March 23, 2021

  1. San Francisco Airport Commission, CA -- Moody's Assigns A1 to San Francisco Airport Commission, CA's Second Series Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2021A, B, C; Outlook Is Stable

  2. Bay Area Air Travel Up as Health Experts Concerned About Virus Spread

  3. Why United Airlines Relaunched San Francisco to Tel Aviv Flights

  4. Air Canada Selling Caribbean/Mexico for May; Restoring Other Routes

  5. EVA Air in the Red in 2020, While China Airlines Remains Profitable  (subscription)

  6. Airport Retail Shops Pin Hopes on Bump in Travel  (subscription)

  7. Israel Sets New Covid-19 Rules at Ben-Gurion Airport

  8. Tourism Groups Push US to Eliminate Travel Restrictions

  9. Leisure Travel to Lead Airline Recovery, but Demand Can’t Do It Alone

  10. Study Outlines Testing Strategies for Safer Air Travel During the Pandemic


March 22, 2021

  1. Beumer Showcases CrisBag ICS Tote-Based Baggage System at San Francisco International Airport

  2. United Airlines Cuts Its Transatlantic Capacity for Q3

  3. Delta Announces Summer Expansion

  4. International Airlines Start to Roll Out Vaccine Passports

  5. U.S. Airlines Face Another Business Travel Threat: Private Aviation  (subscription)

  6. China Airlines Officially Retires Its Passenger Boeing 747-400s

  7. Sacramento International Airport Offers New ‘Eye Scan’ Express Lane at Security Checkpoint

  8. Beijing Leading 60 Safest Airports in the World for COVID-19 Travel

  9. US Has 10 Consecutive Days of 1 Million Air Passengers

  10. Famous Women in Aviation Who Are Making History Today

March 18, 2021

  1. SFO Museum Hosts Motorcyclist Exhibits

  2. County Expands Access to COVID-19 Vaccines in Communities Highly Impacted by Virus

  3. International SOS: Air France and Groupe ADP Extend the ICC AOKpass Pilot to Flights to/from Paris-Charles de Gaulle, San Francisco and Los Angeles

  4. Oakland Airport Braces for Increased Hawaii Travel

  5. Bay Area Travel Agents See Spike in Bookings by Newly Vaccinated Residents

  6. A FedEx Complaint Could Restrict Cathay Pacific’s US Flights

  7. American Airlines Is Joining the Austin, Texas Craze with a 10-Route Expansion to the Latest Tech Boomtown  (PDF without subscription)

  8. San Diego International Airport Works with Honeywell to Test Advanced Video Analytics to Help Create Healthier Airports

  9. How Travel Benefits from the Future Decentralized Workplace  (PDF without subscription)

  10. TSA Explores Use of Ultraviolet Light to Disinfect Checkpoint Bins


March 17, 2021

  1. United Airlines Debuts Routes at SFO  (subscription)
  2. Bay Area Joins National Uptick in Travel Trend
  3. United Airlines Adds Mexico, Caribbean Flights in Major Summer Boost
  4. Airlines Cautiously Moving Forward Amid Vaccine Rollout
  5. Passengers 'Ready to Reclaim That Lost Period,' Says Delta Air Lines CEO
  6. Long Beach Airport Offers $20 COVID-19 Test for Travelers, Employees
  7. US Airports Have Over $115B in Infrastructure Needs, Report Finds
  8. Airports Want Passenger Fee Increase to Pay for Improvements
  9. Hong Kong Successfully Completes Digital Health Pass Trial
  10. Vaccine Passports Should Be Free, Private and Secure, White House Says. But Who Will Be Issuing Them?

March 16, 2021

  1. 8 People Describe How Unions Changed Their Lives
  2. Alaska Airlines Permanently Cuts All Routes Between Oakland and Hawaii
  3. Hawaiian Airlines Begins Offering Quarantine Free Travel from Japan
  4. American Airlines Optimistic on the Future with “Green Flag Plan”
  5. Air Travel Jumps as Vaccinations Spur Vacation Bookings, Stocks Surge
  6. Can Airports Meet the Challenge of a Surge in Summer Travelers?
  7. Exclusive: An Inside Look at the Growth of Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport
  8. Delhi Airport: New Terminal, Runaway to Increase Passenger Handling Capacity
  9. Infamous Serial Stowaway Marilyn Hartman Reveals How She Repeatedly Got Past Airport Security: ‘The Story Is Crazy’
  10. FAA Extends Zero-Tolerance Policy for Unruly Airline Passengers as Cases Top 500

March 15, 2021

  1. Routes: Another Big FAA Fine + Vaccines and Travel, Spring Break, SFO Testing, Route News, More
  2. COVID Bill: San Jose Airport Receiving Over $1.6M in Relief Funding
  3. Fitch Rates San Jose, CA's Senior Airport Revenue Bonds 'A'; Outlook Negative
  4. U.S. Airlines See Recovery Signs, United Expects to End Cash Burn in March
  5. Airlines Adding Flights to Alaska
  6. Emirates Announces New Leadership Appointments in the U.S.
  7. Singapore and Australia Airline Stocks Surge After Talks on Air Travel Bubble
  8. COVID Vaccines: Bay Area Transit, Airport Workers Eligible for Shots Next Week
  9. More Travelers Passed Through U.S. Airports on Friday Than Any Day Since March 2020.  (subscription)
  10. 'Vaccine Passports': Will They Be Available in the U.S. in Time for Summer?

March 12, 2021

  1. The 10 Most Innovative Travel Companies of 2021
  2. Southwest Airlines Resumes Boeing 737 Max Flights
  3. American Airlines Doubles Down on Austin with 10 New Routes
  4. Latin American Airline Routes Will Be Slow to Return, IATA Warns
  5. New Sea-Tac Airport Pop-Up Cuts to the Chase, Just Serves Shots in Plastic Cups
  6. Tulsa International Airport Set to Be the First U.S. Dementia-Friendly Airport
  7. ACI World Survey Finds Increase in Airport Technology Investments
  8. Transportation Gets a Big Boost in Recovery Package but Still Faces an Uncertain Future
  9. Californians Are Itching to Travel This Summer, but What about COVID?
  10. France Relaxes Travel Restrictions on Seven Countries

March 11, 2021

  1. American, United Airlines Cancel Around 27,000 Furloughs
  2. United CEO Kirby: Corporate, International Travel Will Rebound Strongly
  3. Alaska Airlines Adds 4 New Pacific Northwest Routes
  4. U.S. Gives Start-Up Airline Breeze Airways Green Light to Fly
  5. Airport’s New Human Trafficking Detection Program
  6. Transforming Parking at Los Angeles International Airport with an M4 Smart-Sensor System
  7. Boca Raton Airport to Be the First Airport to Install New FAA Approved LED Rotating Beacon
  8. Storm Warning: Airports Adapt to a Changing Climate
  9. Infrastructure Bill Likely to Contain a Multitude of Airport Contracts
  10. New Report Shows Travelers Ready to Hit the Road Again

March 10, 2021

  1. American Air Borrowing $10 Billion in Record Airline Debt Sale
  2. Delta CEO Says Testing, Vaccinations Are ‘The Answer’ as Industry Eyes Pandemic Recovery
  3. Spirit Airlines Adds New Destinations from New York La Guardia Airport
  4. Cathay Pacific Announces $2.79 Billion Loss for 2020
  5. 'Bad behavior': Airlines Are Stiffing Passengers Out of COVID Flight Credits
  6. Sydney Airport Welcomes Australian COVID-19 Restrictions Exit Strategy
  7. Fraud, Airport Delays Spur Move for Secure COVID-19 Test Document
  8. China Begins to Roll Out Its Own COVID Vaccine Passport
  9. Japan Limits Foreign Airlines to 100 Passengers per Flight
  10. Is It Safe to Travel Again? Your Coronavirus Questions Answered  (subscription)

March 9, 2021

  1. Airlines Ask White House to Develop Standardized COVID-19 Travel 'Passports'
  2. U.S. Airline Flyers Top 1 Million-a-Day Pace, a Pandemic Rarity  (subscription)
  3. Airline Industry Pushes Back on CDC Guidance That Vaccinated People Still Should Avoid Travel
  4. All Female Crew Makes Historic American Airlines Flight from Miami to Dallas on International Women’s Day
  5. Sun Country Reveals New Details About IPO, Aims to Raise More Than $200M
  6. Singapore-London Route First to Trial IATA Travel Pass
  7. American Airlines Lays Final Beam in New LAX Terminal Structure
  8. Tax-Free Sales, the Traveler Experience, and the Airport Financial Model  (subscription)
  9. Air Travel Between US and Mexico Continues to Rise
  10. Vaccine Passport Strategy Essential for Restarting European Biz Travel

March 8, 2021

  1. A Shot in the Arm at the Airport
  2. How 4 Women Pilots Steered Air India's Longest Flight and Maiden Route Over North Pole  (subscription)
  3. In California, Airlines Move to Smaller Airports, Vacation Routes
  4. Southwest Airlines Adds 3 More Cities to Its Ever-Growing Route Map
  5. What the Big Three US Carriers’ 2020 Revenue Streams Reveal About 2021 Capacity
  6. American Airlines Employees Who Get COVID-19 Vaccines Will Receive an Extra Day Off and Vouchers
  7. El Al Eyes 'COVID-Clean' Flights for the Immune or Airport-Tested
  8. LAX Seeing ‘Noticeable Uptick’ in Travelers Ahead of Spring Break Though Travel Advisory Remains in Effect
  9. How Could Lifting LaGuardia’s Perimeter Rule Impact the Airport?
  10. Dubai Airport to Start Using Passenger Eyes as Passports

March 5, 2021

  1. Alaska Airlines Opens Up New Routes Between California and Montana
  2. Couple Separated by Myanmar's Military Takeover Reunite in S.F.
  3. Airline Forward Bookings Trend Up with Vaccinated Seniors Eager to Fly  (subscription)
  4. Airlines Are Changing Their Flight Destinations After the Devastating Shock of Covid
  5. British Airways Prepares for Travel Restart with Testing Kit Plan
  6. Flight Diverted to Sacramento Airport After Passenger Dies on Plane
  7. LAX Airport US$17.3mn Renovation on Runway and Taxiways, LA
  8. Cleaner, Greener Airports: Making Aviation More Sustainable – Dallas Fort Worth Airport
  9. Airline IT Provider SITA Hit by Data Attack
  10. How Contactless Technology Is Defining the Customer Experience Post-COVID-19

March 4, 2021

  1. As SFO's United Workers Face Furloughs, Lawmakers Say COVID-19 Relief Bill Could Help Save Bay Area Jobs
  2. An App to Help Restore Passenger Confidence in Air Travel
  3. Delta Trimming of Routes Portends Larger Industry Reconfiguration of Flights
  4. Japan Airlines Resumes Nonstop Flights to Tokyo from San Diego International Airport
  5. Lufthansa CEO: "We Do Not See Any Prospect of the A380 in Our Fleet"
  6. New Planes, Training and Hiring: Airlines Are Planning for a Rebound After Dismal Pandemic Year
  7. Neighbors Fighting Livermore Airport Expansion Plan Due to Potential Noise from 737s
  8. U.S. Airport Covid Testing Comes Down to Truth or Dare  (subscription)
  9. Georgia Tech Study: Aircraft in Flight Have Lowest Particulate Levels Compared to Other Indoor Spaces
  10. 5 Airports Selected by FAA for Countering Unmanned Aircraft Systems

March 3, 2021

  1. Emirates Returns to San Francisco After 11 Month Break
  2. United and American Airlines Offering COVID-19 Vaccine for Chicago O'Hare Employees
  3. U.S. Budget Airlines Plot Pandemic Breakthrough
  4. Malaysia Airlines Discloses Frequent Flyer Data Breach That Lasted Nine Years
  5. On Air Parking Introduces New Parking Option at San Jose International Airport
  6. Hawaii? Alaska? Boston? Boise Airport Targets New Markets, Offers Incentives for Routes
  7. Tone-Deaf Heathrow Airport ‘Pandemic Tax’ Will Further Stifle Travel  (subscription)
  8. Early Signs of Life in Travel Industry as COVID-19 Vaccines Revive Americans' Wanderlust
  9. China, U.S. Should Lift COVID-19 Travel Bans if Herd Immunity Reached, Chinese Epidemiologist Says
  10. Australia Extends International Travel Ban (Again) Until June 2021


March 2, 2021

  1. United to Furlough Up to 3,139 Workers at San Francisco Airport
  2. Delta Air Lines Will Bring All Pilots Back to Active Flying Status
  3. American Airlines: Ontario, CA, to Chicago O’Hare Twice a Day Starting in August
  4. Emirates Allows Passengers to Purchase Entire Rows as Pandemic Upends Travel Habits
  5. Optimism Breaks Out Around the World, Very Large Airline Capacity Increases Shaping Up from May
  6. LA Airports Change Medical-Leave System After Federal Labor Investigation
  7. Airports Take Prime Position in Sector’s Climate Ambitions
  8. Here’s Why $65B in Coronavirus Relief Didn’t Solve Airlines Woes, and Why More Aid is Likely
  9. Hygiene and Customer Service Remain Top Priorities for Airports
  10. Digital Health Passports Promise to Simplify Travel, but Come with a Lack of Standards

March 1, 2021

  1. CCSF Programs Fighting for Survival in Face of Proposed Layoffs, Class Cuts
  2. Deloitte and Delta Partner to Cut Emissions with Sustainable Fuel
  3. United, Other Airlines Seek Green-Fuel Tax Breaks as Some Environmentalists Push Tougher Emissions Standards
  4. United Airlines Buys 25 Additional Boeing 737 Max Jets in Vote of Confidence in the Planes
  5. Tired of Flight Delays? Hawaiian Airlines Records Top Flight Punctuality in US
  6. LAX to Temporarily Close a Runway for an Overhaul
  7. Sustainability Remains a Key Focus at Toronto Pearson Airport 
  8. U.S. to Implement Ebola Monitoring Program at Airports as New Cases Reported in Africa
  9. Infrastructure Management: How Airports Unleash Their Digital Potential
  10. Another Good Weekend in the US Shows Increasing Demand for Travel

February 26, 2021

  1. SFO's $1 Billion Terminal Expansion Now on Hold Indefinitely, Other Big Airport Changes Plow Ahead
  2. Southwest Airlines Add 6 Routes, 2 New Cities in Latest Network Expansion
  3. United Airlines Will Take Passengers from the Plane to the Slopes in Colorado with New Bus Transfer Service
  4. How United Airlines Plans to Be World’s Number One Airline
  5. American Airlines Allows Passengers to Buy COVID Tests with Airmiles
  6. British Airways Owner IAG Reports Record $9 Billion Loss, Calls for Digital Health Passes
  7. Pandemic Refund Blues: Travelers Submit Record Number of Complaints Against Airlines, Travel Agencies in 2020
  8. Aviation’s Post-Crisis Recovery Series: Brisbane Airport
  9. Two More Cali FBOs to Offer Permanent SAF Supplies
  10. New Travel Restrictions and Quarantine Hotels Enacted at Canadian Airports