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Avinor launches touchless airport services with Amadeus

Avinor recently launched an ambitious end-to-end touchless travel programme in order to handle the impact of the COVID-19 and help restore traveller confidence ahead of the summer season.

  • Etihad Airways launches new flight routes to Europe and Asian nations

    Published on : Monday, April 13, 2020

    Etihad Airways has announced a series of special passenger flights from Abu Dhabi to Brussels, Dublin, London Heathrow, Tokyo Narita and Zurich, in addition to those previously published.     Etihad Airways has been operating special flights which have allowed …

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  • Japan’s Narita Airport arranges makeshift cardboard beds for passengers

    Published on : Monday, April 13, 2020

    Japan’s Narita Airport recently made a unique arrangement for passengers. The airport authorities have prepared an impromptu hotel of cardboard beds and quilts in its baggage-claim area for passengers. The arrangement has been made for international passengers arriving from abroad …

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  • United Airlines to resume additional international flights next month

    Published on : Monday, April 13, 2020

    American carrier United Airlines is expecting to resume operations of few long-haul direct flights around the month of May. The airline has already reopened booking options for three transatlantic flights to Europe and two additional nonstop flights to South America. …

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  • Japan’s Narita airport is closing its runway as traffic plunges

    Published on : Friday, April 10, 2020

    One of Japan’s busiest international airports Narita Airport, says it will close one of its two runways as the global coronavirus pandemic takes a devastating toll on global air travel. The operator of Narita Airport near Tokyo says the runway …

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  • JAL budget carrier Zip Air delays its debut due to pandemic outbreak

    Published on : Friday, April 10, 2020

    The global coronavirus or COVID 19 pandemic has forced a Japan Airlines subsidiary that was set to start operating next month to postpone its debut.   JAL’s new low-cost carrier, Zipair Tokyo, was preparing to launch flights between Narita airport …

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  • Kuwait Airlines cancels its five Airbus A350 Orders

    Published on : Friday, April 10, 2020

    Kuwait Airways canceled a portion of its original Airbus A350 order. Back in 2013, it made an order for 10 of the aircraft type. News broke in 2018 that the airline had canceled five orders for the A350. It’s taken …

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  • Pulkovo Airport launch new operation schedules

    Published on : Friday, April 10, 2020

    Northern Capital Gateway LLC (NCG), the operator of Pulkovo St. Petersburg Airport Russia, has decided to adjust the operating hours of the airport. The Pulkovo airport will be open until 11 p.m. local time on April 10.     From April 11 to …

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  • SWISS Airlines launch rescue flights to India

    Published on : Friday, April 10, 2020

    Switzerland’s flag carrier SWISS Airlines announced that it has launched a special rescue flight, LX154, from Zurich to Mumbai and New Delhi on behalf of the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA). The rescue flight is being operated at a …

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  • European airports to lose billions of passengers: ACI

    Published on : Friday, April 10, 2020

    Airports Council International Europe (ACI) recently released official data that reveals that European airports lost more passengers in March than during the 2009 global financial crisis. As compared to the same time period last year, passenger numbers across Europe’s airports …

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  • Etihad Airways is going to deliver essential supplies to UAE and the world

    Published on : Friday, April 10, 2020

    Following its recent launch of passenger freighter flights to 10 destinations, complementing its Boeing 777 freighter operations, Etihad Cargo is pleased to announce five additional routes using Etihad Airways passenger aircraft to increase the flow of essential supplies into the …

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  • Air France-KLM to run skeleton operation

    Published on : Thursday, April 9, 2020

    Air France-KLM has decided to run a “skeleton operation” throughout the months of April and May. The carrier already grounded its capacity by more than a third back in March. The action came in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and …

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  • British Airways workers voted to approve furlough deal

    Published on : Thursday, April 9, 2020

    Members of the Unite labor union employed by British Airways have overwhelmingly voted to approve a deal to furlough 30,000 of the airline’s workers, Unite announced Wednesday. The unite members voted in favor of the deal by a 99 percent …

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  • Easyjet confirms securing £600 million government loan

    Published on : Thursday, April 9, 2020

    Easyjet secured a £600 million loan from the Covid Corporate Financing Facility (CCFC) which was issued by the HM Treasury and Bank of England.   The cash reserve is raised to around £2.3 billion as additionally the carrier has drawn …

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  • Airbus to cut down monthly production

    Published on : Thursday, April 9, 2020

    Airbus has decided to cut down monthly production single and twin-aisle aircraft by about a third. It has already planned to slash output of A320s to just 40 aircraft. It is also taking down monthly production of A350s to six …

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  • Several Lufthansa aircraft permanently decommissioned

    Published on : Thursday, April 9, 2020

    Germany’s flag carrier Lufthansa recently decided to decommission six Airbus A380s, seven A340-600s and five Boeing 747-400s aircrafts permanently. The company has even planned to withdraw eleven Airbus A320s from short-haul operations.     The decision arrives in the wake …

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  • Etihad Airways add flights to Melbourne and Amsterdam

    Published on : Wednesday, April 8, 2020

    Etihad Airways recently decided that it will add additional flights from Abu Dhabi to Melbourne and Amsterdam amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Previously, the airline announced a separate schedule of special passenger flights. The latest introduction would be added to …

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  • Gatwick Airport to be partially used as COVID-19 testing centre

    Published on : Wednesday, April 8, 2020

    Gatwick Airport will now be partially utilised as a drive-through testing centre for coronavirus cases in the U.K. The site will be open starting today, April 8 and be available for usage from 09:00-17:00 on an appointment-only basis every day. …

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  • Government urged to refrain from “unfair” bailouts

    Published on : Wednesday, April 8, 2020

    An open letter directed to governments has been sent from more than 250 organisations from 25 countries is published , urging them to refrain from “unfair” bailouts of the aviation industry on environmental grounds.   Governments are implored to use …

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  • GoAir plans for new dates to resume operations

    Published on : Wednesday, April 8, 2020

    Indian budget carrier GoAir has started to plan out tentative dates for the respective re-launch of domestic and international flights. As of now, the airline is planning to begin domestic operations on April 15. Meanwhile, international flights are being planned …

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  • Etihad Airways encourages members to donate their rewards

    Published on : Wednesday, April 8, 2020

    Etihad Guest, the award-winning loyalty programme of Etihad Airways, launched a campaign to encourage members to donate their Etihad Guest Miles to support the prevention and response efforts in view of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in refugee settings.   …

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