Author Archives: Deep Chakraborty

Qantas Group Outlines Customer and Employee Impact of Coronavirus-Related Network Cuts

The Qantas Group has outlined the customer and employee impact of a huge drop in travel demand triggered by the public health response to the Coronavirus crisis.     Earlier this week, cuts to 90 per cent of international flying …

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Japan Airlines Announces Partial Revision to 2020 Summer Schedule in Response to COVID-19

Due to the global impact of COVID-19, Japan Airlines (JAL) today announced the decision to revise its flight frequency plans during the summer schedule of FY2020.     Reduction and Suspension on International Routes Between March 29 and April 30, …

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Air New Zealand Brings Forward Suspension of Argentina Service

NZ31 (Buenos Aires-Auckland) departing Ministro Pistarini Airport at 1145pm 18 March local time will be the airline’s final service until 30 June 2020.     Air New Zealand has upgauged the aircraft operating the service to the larger Boeing 777-300 aircraft which …

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Air New Zealand to Close London Cabin Crew Base

London-based cabin crew will operate their final service on the route on 20 March (ex Los Angeles). A New Zealand-based crew will operate the remaining flight on 21 March. The route will then be suspended until 30 June.     …

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Air Seychelles Revises Domestic Schedule to Praslin

Effective Saturday, 21 March 2020, Air Seychelles will be revising its flight schedule to Praslin, due to reduced demand following the outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).   As part of its revised schedule, the airline will now operate six round …

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Swedavia to Implement Action Programme in Order to Address Dramatic Decline in Traffic

Swedavia has decided to implement an action programme in order to adapt its operations in the face of a dramatic decline in passenger volume combined with uncertain market prospects. Operations in the company will be adapted to a minimal level …

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Emirates to Operate Chartered Flights to Moscow and St. Petersburg

Due to the temporary suspension of air services between Russia and UAE, Emirates will temporarily suspend its operations to Russia starting from 20 March until further notice.     To facilitate the return of travelers whose journeys were disrupted, Emirates …

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Network Rail Holds Educational Visits for Students with Additional Needs at Leeds Station

Students with a wide range of learning difficulties and additional needs have been taking part in educational sessions with Network Rail staff at Leeds station.     Network Rail has been working with Broomfield School, which is a specialist inclusive …

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TV Documentary Shows Daily Challenges Faced by Network Rail Staff

Station manager Craig Stenning and his team are seen trying to keep train passengers moving safely through Britain’s busiest interchange in an ITV documentary on Network Rail tomorrow (Thurs) night.     They feature in episode two of ‘The Station: Trouble on the Tracks,’ a behind-the-scenes …

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Network Rail Begins Work to Improve Three Level Crossings in Leicestershire

Network Rail will begin work to improve three level crossings in Leicestershire next month, which will make sure they can continue to be used reliably for years to come.     Network Rail engineers will be replacing the old barrier …

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Homes Evacuated from Trackside Landslip by Quick Thinking Railway Workers

Quick thinking Network Rail staff helped keep pensioners and passengers safe from a landslip in West Lancashire during Storm Jorge.     After persistent heavy rain, a 15m fault line suddenly appeared on top of a railway cutting at Pimbo …

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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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Passengers Thanked After Emergency West Coast Main Line Repairs Between Wigan and Preston

Passengers are being thanked for their patience after overhead wire damage forced the West Coast main line to close between Wigan and Preston this morning.     Network Rail staff working on the railway line noticed the problem at 3am …

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Director for National Passenger & Customer Experience joins Network Services

Charlene Wallace has joined Network Rail as director for National Passenger & Customer Experience in the Network Services Directorate.     Network Services was created in 2019 in response to the Putting Passengers First (PPF) programme to support the routes, …

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Radisson Hotel Group Names Jim Alderman Ceo of the Americas

Radisson Hotel Group (RHG) today announced the appointment of Jim Alderman as Chief Executive Officer for the Americas. Alderman will be based in the company’s U.S. headquarters in Minnetonka, Minn. and will be responsible for the corporate offices and more …

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Braemar’s ‘Western Caribbean & Central America’ Fly-Cruise Update

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines can confirm that flights to take guests aboard Braemar’s back to the UK will depart from Jose Marti Airport, Havana, from tomorrow (Wednesday, 18th March) evening.     There will be three flights chartered from British …

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Blue Islands Maintains Essential Lifeline Routes as Our Islands Enter Unprecedented Territory

Following announcements by the States of Guernsey and the Government of Jersey advising islanders to consider avoiding all non-essential travel to and from the islands, we are entering unprecedented territory with the impact of Covid-19     Blue Islands has …

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Norwegian to Cancel 85 Percent of Its Flights and Temporarily Layoff Approximately 7,300 Colleagues

The COVID-19 situation is escalating by the hour and due to stagnating demand and enforced travel restrictions by authorities worldwide, Norwegian will gradually cancel most of its flights and temporarily lay off a major share of its workforce.     …

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Air New Zealand Update on Tasman Route Capacity

These changes follow yesterday’s announcement on capacity reductions and will take effect from 30 March through to 30 June 2020. These dates may change if demand reduces further. Overall, Tasman capacity will reduce by 80 percent over this period.   …

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Austrian Airlines Will Temporarily Suspend Flight Operations

The Lufthansa Group carrier Austrian Airlines will temporarily suspend scheduled flight operations as of Thursday, 19 March 2020. Austrian Airlines is thus reacting to the entry restrictions imposed by many countries in response to the massive spread of the coronavirus. …

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