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UNWTO’s online travel campaign receive success amid COVID-19 pandemic

The United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) has been working towards providing support to the global travel and tourism industry since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. In an effort to urge citizens across the world to stay at home, …

  • Air New Zealand Update on Tasman Route Capacity

    Published on : Tuesday, March 17, 2020

    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

    Published on : Tuesday, March 17, 2020

    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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  • Gulf Air Temporarily Reduces Its Network And Suspends Flights To Several Destinations

    Published on : Tuesday, March 17, 2020

    Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, has temporarily suspend flights to and from several destinations across its network effective from 03:00 Bahrain time on Wednesday 18 March until Tuesday 31 March 2020.     Gulf Air …

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  • Air Cargo Essential to Fight Against COVID-19

    Published on : Tuesday, March 17, 2020

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and its members continue to support governments in their efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19. Since the crisis began, air cargo has been a vital partner in delivering much-needed medicines, medical equipment (including …

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  • Aeroflot Extends Platinum, Gold and Silver Status for Aeroflot Bonus Members by One Year

    Published on : Tuesday, March 17, 2020

    Aeroflot has extended the elite level status for members of its Aeroflot Bonus frequent flyer programme through the end of February 2022. The decision is aimed at rewarding the loyalty of Aeroflot frequent fliers who are forced to limit travel …

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  • Airbus Provides Update On COVID-19 Related Measures

    Published on : Tuesday, March 17, 2020

    Airbus SE (stock exchange symbol: AIR) continues to closely monitor the evolution of the COVID-19 virus across the globe and is constantly assessing the situation, the impact on employees, customers, suppliers and the business.     Following the implementation of new …

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  • Etihad Airways Implements Temporary Changes to its Route Network

    Published on : Monday, March 16, 2020

    Due to the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus and its continuing impact on air travel services globally, Etihad Airways continues to follow UAE and international government and regulatory authority directives and has implemented a series of consolidated network changes. …

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  • Bangkok Airways Adds Exit Screening Points at Samui Sukhothai and Trat Airports

    Published on : Monday, March 16, 2020

    Bangkok Airways Public Company Limited increases precaution measures to  ensure passenger safety and to prevent the spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) by adding exit screening points with handheld thermoscan at both domestic and international departure halls of its own …

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  • Hawaiian Airlines Suspending Australia, New Zealand Service

    Published on : Monday, March 16, 2020

    Hawaiian Airlines today announced it will temporarily suspend nonstop service between Honolulu and its Australia and New Zealand gateways starting later this month due to new government entry restrictions being imposed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.     Hawaiian, …

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  • South African Airways to Offer Customers One Free Change on Certain SAA Flights Due to Coronavirus

    Published on : Monday, March 16, 2020

    Given the uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, South African Airways (SAA) is offering customers one free change in reservations on selected international routes to be used for travel on or before the 30 September 2020.     SAA will allow …

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  • Fred. Olsen Cruise – Braemar’s ‘Western Caribbean & Central America’ Fly-Cruise Update

    Published on : Monday, March 16, 2020

    Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines can confirm that Braemar, currently at anchor in The Bahamas, has taken on supply of food, medication and ship supplies, after a delivery via cargo ship from Freeport overnight.     At the same time, two doctors …

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  • FAA Proposes $79,500 Civil Penalty Against the King Salmon Airport in Alaska

    Published on : Monday, March 16, 2020

    The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes a $79,500 civil penalty against the King Salmon Airport in King Salmon, Alaska, for allegedly violating federal aircraft rescue and firefighting regulations.     Between Aug. 27 and Aug. 29, …

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  • Gulf Air To Suspend Flights To Four Airports In Pakistan

    Published on : Monday, March 16, 2020

    Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, has temporarily suspend flights to and from several airports in Pakistan effective from the 14th of March 2020 until the 31st of March 2020.     Flights to and from …

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  • IATA Welcomes EU Suspension of Slot Use Rules

    Published on : Monday, March 16, 2020

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed the announcement by the European Commission (EC) granting the temporary suspension until June 2020 of the 80-20 “use it or lose it” rule for airport slots.     The decision reflects the unprecedented …

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  • Singapore Airlines Experiencing High Volume Of Customer Enquiries

    Published on : Monday, March 16, 2020

    Singapore Airlines (SIA) is experiencing an  extraordinarily high volume of customer enquiries at our customer services centres, reservation and sales offices, and social media channels.   This comes amid a wave of travel restrictions affecting SIA services around the world, including …

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  • Singapore Airlines Offers Fee Waiver and Flexible Rebooking for all Customers

    Published on : Monday, March 16, 2020

    Singapore Airlines is waiving all rebooking fees for tickets issued on or before 15 March 2020, for travel up to 31 May 2020, with immediate effect. Customers can cancel their existing flight itineraries, retain the value of their tickets and …

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  • Radisson Hotel Group – Letter to Guests from Global Ceo

    Published on : Monday, March 16, 2020

    Thank you for your continued loyalty and trust in Radisson Hotels in these uncertain times. Our commitment and responsibility towards you have never been stronger as we face the COVID-19 pandemic.   We are continuously monitoring the ever-changing circumstances surrounding …

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  • Air New Zealand Capacity Reductions

    Published on : Monday, March 16, 2020

    The airline placed itself into a trading halt today to allow it time to more fully assess the operational and financial impacts of global travel restrictions.     On its long haul network Air New Zealand will be reducing its capacity by …

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  • Southend Rail Services Return as Speed Restriction Lifted

    Published on : Monday, March 16, 2020

    Southend rail passengers are able to catch their usual train from Monday 16 March after a speed restriction at Maryland, near Stratford, was lifted.     Recognising the severe impact the disruption was having on passengers, Network Rail reworked the …

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  • Services Resume on Storm Damaged Dumfries Railway

    Published on : Monday, March 16, 2020

    Network Rail has completed work to reopen the line between Kilmarnock and Dumfries and passenger services have now resumed (Monday March 16) following damage during Storm Ciara.     The section of line near Holywood in Dumfries & Galloway had …

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