Europe Opens The Door To Visitors, Airlines Pounce At The Opportunity

Countries like Croatia, Greece, Iceland, and Italy have started allowing visitors from the U.S. and other nations for the first time in a year. This has sent the airlines to jump at this opportunity and add more to the trans-Atlantic airline service to make up for the time and revenue that they have lost.

Europe Opens The Door To Visitors

Delta Air Lines started service to Reykjavik, Iceland, from Boston on May 20. A week later, it started non-stops to the Icelandic Capital known as Minneapolis just a week after that.

Europe Opens The Door To Visitors, Airlines Pounce At The Opportunity

United Airlines’ first service starts July 1 from its Newark, New Jersey hub to  Dubrovnik. They plan on adding more flights to Athens from Washington in the next month itself.

Spain, Portugal, and Italy are also opening up to visitors this time. Carriers are also making sure to chart out the flights to these countries. Many planning is going on, and the airlines are now working in full swing in these areas.

The scramble of the airlines that is going on is a result of the pandemic that had made the airline industry quite at a loss for more than a year. As the world is slowly transitioning into a state of normalcy, the airlines are also getting to work to make up for the loss of revenue in this time period.

Flight operators have had to deal with difficulties in arranging on-the-ground infrastructure and personnel from afar due to covid travel restrictions.

Final Words

This was confirmed by United’s vice president of global airports, Kinzelman, before the airline’s planned debut of service from Dulles to Accra, Ghana, later this year.

“We weren’t able to get the people who would normally go in beforehand to undertake site audit and station inspection,” he added. “In many instances just movies like this where we would say: take your camera and let’s wander across the place. Exactly how will a consumer encounter be carried out? In addition, it was of great assistance.

To which Kinzelman said, “necessity is the mother of invention.” The airline, of course, wouldn’t want to operate that way forever. That’s all that is.