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Etihad Airways eases travel plans by introducing Etihad Credit

In response to the current situation, Etihad Airways is introducing Etihad Credit to give guests the freedom to delay their travel plans by permitting a free cancellation and is offering the original value of their booking to be used as …

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Brussels Airlines flies over 9,500 Belgians home from 14 countries

Given the worldwide coronavirus crisis and the request of the Belgian authorities to all Belgians on vacation to return to Belgium, Brussels Airlines is bringing home more than 9,500 compatriots on 56 repatriation flights.   Brussels Airlines yesterday announced that …

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500,000 Medical Masks Donated by China Arrive in Spain

An aircraft carrying medical aid from China to help Spain combat the COVID-19 arrives at Zaragoza airport in northern Spain on March 17, 2020.   The shipment consisting of 500,000 medical masks donated by the Jack Ma Foundation and the …

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Lufthansa Group achieves adjusted EBIT of 2 billion euros in a difficult economic environment

Carsten Spohr, Chairman of the Executive Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG:   “The spread of the coronavirus has placed the entire global economy and our company as well in an unprecedented state of emergency. At present, no one can foresee …

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Bangkok Airways announces temporary flight reductions and route suspensions

Bangkok Airways Public Company Limited announces additional temporary flight frequency reductions and flight suspensions in response to a weak travel demand due to the Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. This announcement follows the first flight suspension plan posted on 6 March …

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Urgent Emergency Support Requested for Airlines

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is appealing to governments in Africa and the Middle East, as part of a worldwide campaign, to provide emergency support to airlines as they fight for survival due to the evaporation of air travel …

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Airlines shocked by lack of timely action from regulators during these unprecedented circumstances

The new guidelines on Regulation 261/2004 (EU261) have shown a huge lack of understanding by the European Commission, with the guidance intended to reassure passengers that their rights are protected, rather than clear measures to support airlines deeply in need …

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Coronavirus update: How we’re making it easy to change your travel plans

Taking care of customers is at the center of everything we do. That’s why we’re making it even easier for customers to cancel, change or rebook travel that’s been impacted by coronavirus.   Above all, rest assured that the value …

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All guests from Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ ship Braemar arrive back into UK – 19/03/20 – 15.00

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines can confirm that all four flights from Havana, Cuba, have now arrived back in the UK.   The final flight, which was carrying all guests who had received a positive diagnosis for coronavirus, or had displayed …

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Memphis tourism injured by Corona

On Beale Street Tuesday night, the music was still playing. However, there wasn’t much celebration to be precise.   All shops were empty in general as all potential tourists are shunning travel plans due to the coronavirus, COVID-19.   Robert …

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Rajasthan tourism locks down all iconic sites to combat coronavirus

The state government of Rajasthan has entered out-and-out lockdown stage and will shut down all iconic monuments of historic importance, like Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, Amber Fort and other popular spots, starting right from this Wednesday in a way to …

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The effect of coronavirus deprives Greece tourism of the fruits of recovery!

Just as Greeks are coming up from a decade-long emergency situation that cost a quarter of country’s output, the effect of coronavirus on the tourism sector intimidates to deprive them of the fruits of recovery.   Tourism accounts for a …

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In India, tourism is crucial but safety comes foremost!

Keeping an eye on the effect of coronavirus on tourism in India, the Union Tourism Minister, Mr. Prahlad Singh Patel asserted that the loss to the stakeholders of the said industry was quite evident but emphasized that safety measures is …

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IAG’s actions to address COVID-19’s financial impact

The rapid spread of COVID-19, and associated government travel restrictions and advisories are having a significant and increasingly negative impact on the demand for global air traffic on almost all routes operated by IAG’s airlines.   To date IAG has …

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Port of Oakland, Oakland International Airport will remain open

The Port of Oakland and Oakland International Airport will remain operational despite an Alameda County shelter-in-place order.  Both facilities are essential services exempt from the order, the Port said today.   The Port’s announcement followed shelter-in-place orders issued by six …

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Services of Air Timor available in all major GDSs under H1

Hahn Air Systems announced that the services of Air Timor, its first H1-Air partner from Singapore, are available in all major GDSs under the H1 two-letter code. Travel agents in 190 markets worldwide can book Air Timor’s flights between East …

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Brussels Airlines temporarily suspends all its flights as of 21 March until 19 April

Given the extraordinary circumstances caused by the worldwide Coronavirus crisis, Brussels Airlines has decided to temporarily suspend its flight operations from 21 March 2020. Between now and then, Brussels Airlines’ flight operations will be reduced gradually in a controlled and …

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Airlines from China Resume Limited Flights to SFO

Several airlines based in China have announced plans to resume limited flights to and from San Francisco International Airport (SFO). The schedule, subject to change, is as follows:   Wednesday, March 18th   China Eastern resumes one daily flight between …

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SAA scales down capacity due to travel disruptions and restrictions caused by Coronavirus

South African Airways (SAA) has scaled down capacity in response to the low demand for air travel. The effects of the outbreak of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) have led to travel disruptions and restrictions across the world, leading to the grounding …

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United Airlines Further Reduces Domestic and International Schedules

United continues to aggressively manage the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak on our employees, our customers and our business. Due to a continued drop in travel demand as a result of this outbreak and government mandates or restrictions in …

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