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Philippine Airlines to operate Manila-London single roundtrip for stranded tourists

Philippine Airlines will fly a single round-trip flight between Manila and London Heathrow on April 4 “in response to an urgent public need amid Covid-19 quarantine situation,” the airline said in a notice posted on its website.   While the …

  • Philippine Airlines to operate Manila-London single roundtrip for stranded tourists

    Published on : Wednesday, April 1, 2020

    Philippine Airlines will fly a single round-trip flight between Manila and London Heathrow on April 4 “in response to an urgent public need amid Covid-19 quarantine situation,” the airline said in a notice posted on its website.   While the …

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  • Ireland’s Cork Airport to reduce its operations

    Published on : Wednesday, April 1, 2020

    Ireland’s Cork Airport recently decided to reduce its operations. The decision comes in light of the coronavirus pandemic. Cork Airport will be operating flights to rescue Irish citizens stranded abroad and bring them back home from other countries.     …

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  • Tourists break out at Kyiv airport to avoid quarantine

    Published on : Wednesday, April 1, 2020

    In order to escape the coronavirus quarantine hundreds of Ukrainian citizens returning home from Vietnam broke out of Kyiv airport. The Ukraine’s government had organised a rescue flight for tourists to get them back home and were captured on video …

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  • Air China fears short term operating loss due to COVID-19

    Published on : Wednesday, April 1, 2020

    China’s flag carrier Air China recently issued a warning in regard to the fear of short term operating loss. The warning comes in light of the coronavirus pandemic as the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise across the globe. …

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  • Thai Airways to ground most aircrafts

    Published on : Tuesday, March 31, 2020

    Thailand’s flag carrier, Thai Airways International recently decided to ground 69 out of 82 aircraft in its fleet. The decision arrived in light of the coronavirus pandemic as the airline looks for ways to boost finances amid the crisis.   …

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  • U.K. invests £75m for rescue flights to bring British citizens home

    Published on : Tuesday, March 31, 2020

    The U.K. government recently announced a £75m package to introduce a new airlift operation. The rescue flights would be launched to bring home thousands of British nationals stranded abroad due to the coronavirus pandemic. Numerous Britons left behind in other …

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  • DGCA requests OTAs to take proper call for waiving off cancellation and reschedule charges

    Published on : Tuesday, March 31, 2020

    The air ticket cancellation or rescheduling due to COVID-19, need Regulatory intervention to avoid loss or penalty. As coronavirus surged in India, the aviation, travel & tourism and hospitality sectors in the country are bearing the brunt. The Air Passengers …

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  • Qatar Airways prepares new guidelines to offer more flexibility

    Published on : Tuesday, March 31, 2020

    Qatar Airways has adjusted the guidelines for the Travel with Confidence program to offer customers even more flexibility.   Passengers who choose travel vouchers for future use will receive the full value of their ticket plus 10 percent of the …

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  • APOC Aviation closes on three airframe deals in first quarter of 2020

    Published on : Tuesday, March 31, 2020

    Part-out activity has commenced this month in Marana, Arizona for two A319-132 airframes recently acquired by APOC Aviation.   MSN 1758 and 1790 were formerly operated by Air Macau and the parts are expected to arrive into APOC’s stock during April …

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  • North Terminal of Gatwick will be closed from April 1

    Published on : Monday, March 30, 2020

    Due to the coronavirus pandemic the Gatwick Airport will close the North Terminal on April 1 as demand plummets. There is a possibility that the entire airport might be closed in the future.   UK’s second busiest airport which served …

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  • EasyJet grounds entire fleet due to COVID-19 scare

    Published on : Monday, March 30, 2020

    EasyJet has grounded its entire fleet of planes and said it cannot give a date for when they will restart. The budget airline said it had made the move due to the unprecedented travel restrictions imposed by governments globally due …

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  • Indian aviation industry is witnessing $3.6 billion loss

    Published on : Monday, March 30, 2020

    As many countries in the world are closing their borders, the COVID-19 or coronavirus outbreak has acutely impacted the travel industry, especially airlines witnessing the most notable casualties. According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), airlines could lose a …

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  • Plane with medical aid burst into flames at Manila Airport

    Published on : Monday, March 30, 2020

    On Sunday night, an aircraft loaded with medical supplies and carrying eight people, including an American and a Canadian, caught fire upon take-off and burst into flames at Manila Airport, leaving behind no survivors. The plane headed towards Tokyo, was …

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  • Singapore Airlines receives huge rescue funding to face COVID-19 impact

    Published on : Monday, March 30, 2020

    Temasek Holdings, the state investor and majority shareholder of Singapore Airlines recently declared that it would tie-up with others and bring together a package of up to $13.27 billion to support Singapore Airlines.     Temasek, which owns around  55% …

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  • Emirates asks passengers to wait a year for refunds

    Published on : Friday, March 27, 2020

    After the UAE closed the county’s airports and Emirates stopped flying on Wednesday leaving hundreds of thousands of British travellers with grounded flights, the carrier informed passengers whose flights are cancelled that they should accept vouchers that are redeemable after …

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  • Vietjet issues coronavirus COVID 19 insurance plan

    Published on : Friday, March 27, 2020

    Vietnamese airline Vietjet has launched an insurance policy named “SKY COVID CARE” that allows all of its passengers to claim up to 200 million Vietnamese dong, if they are infected with the coronavirus or COVID 19 virus while traveling on …

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  • Ryanair charges passengers more to re-book cancelled flights

    Published on : Friday, March 27, 2020

    The passengers of Ryanair are being hit with expensive price hikes when trying to rebook their cancelled flights – and finding new flights much cheaper. The airline has waived their change fees, but when trying to re-book their flights, are …

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  • 900 jets added to stored inventory

    Published on : Friday, March 27, 2020

    As carrier seeks to weather the coronavirus pandemic around one third of the global commercial airline fleet is currently in storage.   According to data from analytics expert, Cirium, during the past day nearly 900 jets have been added to …

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  • ICAO welcomes recovery aid for aviation industry

    Published on : Friday, March 27, 2020

    The United Nations aviation body, International Civil of Aviation Organisation (ICAO) recently welcomed a statement from G20 countries to aid in the global recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The statement highlights that aviation is one of the worst-hit industries among …

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  • Qatar Airways opens new route to Brisbane for the first time

    Published on : Friday, March 27, 2020

    The Doha-based carrier Qatar Airways has decided to open a new route that will operate flights to Brisbane. This will also be the first time the airline is operating flights to Brisbane. It would also increase services to Australia. The …

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