SITA STEPS UP DEVELOPMENT OF A SELF-SOVEREIGN IDENTITY FOR AIR TRAVEL

SITA becomes a more active member and supporter of the Sovrin Foundation SITA has stepped up its commitment to developing a permanent digital identity for air travel by becoming a Premium Donor of the Sovrin Foundation, the international non-profit organization focused on the advancement of self-sovereign digital identity. The Sovrin Foundation is a decentralized, global public utility for self-sovereign identity. Self-sovereign means a lifetime portable identity for any person, organization, or thing that allows the holder to present verifiable credentials in a privacy-protecting way. These credentials can represent things as diverse as a passport, an airline ticket or simply a … Continue reading SITA STEPS UP DEVELOPMENT OF A SELF-SOVEREIGN IDENTITY FOR AIR TRAVEL

IATA Outlines Layered Approach for Industry Re-Start

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) revealed details of its proposed temporary layered approach to biosecurity for re-starting passenger flights amid the COVID-19 crisis. IATA has published Biosecurity for Air Transport: A Roadmap for Restarting Aviation which outlines IATA’s proposal for a layering of temporary biosecurity measures. The Roadmap aims to provide the confidence that governments will need to enable the re-opening of borders to passenger travel; and the confidence that travelers will need to return to flying. “There is no single measure that will reduce risk and enable a safe re-start of flying. But a layering measures that are … Continue reading IATA Outlines Layered Approach for Industry Re-Start

Turkish Airlines draws the world’s biggest national flag in the sky to honor the founding of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey

A commercial film following flight TK1920 has been broadcasted across Turkish Airlines’ social media accounts Turkey’s national flag carrier performed one of the most significant flights on April 23, the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Grand National Assembly, and National Sovereignty and Children’s Day. The TC-JJF registered Boeing 777-300 (ER) type aircraft, which arrived in Ankara in the morning for this special flight, took off from Esenboğa Airport on April 23 at 09:40, local time. Representing the date 23 April 1920, flight TK1920 lasted approximately two hours and followed a route in which the crescent and star symbols … Continue reading Turkish Airlines draws the world’s biggest national flag in the sky to honor the founding of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey

Emirates announces limited passenger flights to more cities

Emirates is planning to operate passenger services to Jakarta, Manila Taipei, Chicago, Tunis, Algeria, and Kabul in addition to the already commenced operation to London and Frankfurt. These services will facilitate residents and visitors wishing to return home.   Passengers will be able to book directly on emirates.com or via their travel agent. Only citizens of the destination country and those who meet the entry requirements will be allowed to board. Passengers will be required to comply with each country’s requirement.   With the increase of services and flights out of Dubai, Emirates have recommenced its operation at Dubai International … Continue reading Emirates announces limited passenger flights to more cities

Airport Show 2020 rescheduled to October

Dubai to play its important role in supporting global aviation recovery October event will be a catalyst for faster industry resurgence The world’s largest annual airport industry B2B platform has been rescheduled to take place from 26-28 October 2020 at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) where it was scheduled earlier for June. The new dates reflect the aviation industry’s confidence of normalcy returning to global markets by then and the lifting of extensive travel restrictions around the world following the COVID-19 pandemic. Organized by Reed Exhibitions Middle East under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al … Continue reading Airport Show 2020 rescheduled to October