EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) published last 15 Aug. a set of proposals to the European Commission for an update of the rules concerning pilots’ medical fitness. It as part of its Action Plan following the Germanwings Flight 9525 accident. These rules are contained in so-called Part-MED, which covers aviation safety rules related to the medical aspect and fitness of air crews. Released Read More
30 UK airports assessed on how well they support passengers with a disability or reduced mobility New CAA report shows that UK airports provide a high quality of assistance 10 airports rated ‘very good’ and only one airport was rated poor CAA committed to driving improvements through its new performance framework, the first of its kind Read More
Several Airports are using estimations of airlines’ revenue to sharpen their marketing efforts and to better prepare for periodic consultation meetings with airlines. By identifying revenue opportunities for their customers, airports can better direct their marketing activities towards prospects that are likely to benefit from increased revenue. What is more, the insight they gain will Read More
Ryanair, an Irish low-cost airline headquartered in Swords, Dublin, Ireland, with its primary operational bases at Dublin and London Stansted Airports, added almost 2,000 extra flights across its European network for the October holidays, offering customers even more low fare getaways, with almost 350,000 additional seats now on sale. UK customers and visitors can choose from Read More
Japan Medical Association (JMA) and Japan Airlines (JAL) has launched JAL Doctor Registration System last February 2016. Doctors with Medical Doctor Qualification Certificate issued by JMA can make a registration in this system beforehand. The purpose of launching this system is to promptly provide a suddenly sick passenger with first aid by the registered doctor on Read More
On February this year, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced a final rule that explicitly bans the use of electronic cigarettes on commercial flights. This ruling applies to all scheduled flights of U.S. and foreign carriers involving transportation in, to, and from the U.S. The Department took a practical approach to eliminate any confusion between tobacco cigarettes Read More
In ITIJ’s March Issue. A UK-based travel insurance provider Holidaysafe recently surveyed over 2,000 holidaymakers and found that safety and security were the most important factors when choosing a travel destination – 46 per cent of those surveyed listed safety and security as their top concerns.
Regional carrier, Republic Airways, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Thursday.
This episode looks at the effects of the Zika virus on the travel insurance industry, and features an interview with Dr Charlie Easman, medical director at Your Excellent Heath Service, and Dr Cai Glushak, medical director at AXA Assistance USA; plus we announce the categories for the 2016 ITIJ Industry Awards. Watch it here.
Large parts of our society have an awesome ability to refuse to accept responsibility for any decisions they voluntarily make. Like, for example, buying air tickets and a cruise, with well advertised change and cancelation fees, deciding not to pay extra for insurance to cover the cost of any such change/cancel fees, and then claiming Read More