As U.S. airlines sound the alarm over possible flight disruptions from 5G technology, telecom giants AT&T and Verizon have agreed to delay the implementation of 5G wireless towers near some major U.S. airports.
WestJet’s decision to reduce its FEB schedule by 20 per cent is the result of Omicron affecting its staffing levels, as well as “the prolonged impact of government barriers on our business.”
Pax will be able to to upload and validate their destination health documents when checking in online, get their digital boarding pass, and ensure they meet entry requirements for their destinations.
In an effort to shrink the region’s carbon output, governments across the EU are imposing bans on short-haul flights, with the first laws taking effect in just weeks.
Transat tells Open Jaw the cancellations are effective immediately, through 25FEB. At the moment, the rest of its winter schedule, through 30APR, is not affected by the changes.
Transat is cancelling 30 per cent of its winter flights, say new reports, as the Omicron variant continues to impact Canadian airlines.
Two years into the pandemic, and COVID is still coming up with new ways to challenge the travel industry. The snowball effect the highly-contagious Omicron is having on operators and travel advisors looks like it’s going to keep recovery out in the cold for another winter.
“Unavoidable disruptions” 24JAN – 30APR will impact 7% of customers; the operator is maintaining operations to 23 sun destinations throughout the winter season.
A story claiming that Air Canada was shutting down service to the entire region this month went viral Monday and created panic, but Open Jaw discovered it was inaccurate and based on a year-old release.
WestJet is cancelling 15 per cent of its scheduled flights in JAN as COVID sweeps through staff. Flair says it expects to cancel flights too, and other airlines may follow suit.