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More flights and holidays added to Turkey in response to continued demand

We have added even more flights and holidays to Turkey for Summer 20, on the back of continued demand from British holidaymakers who are looking to enjoy some much-needed sunshine. We are giving customers even more choice and flexibility to …

  • Delta Airlines to lay off 1941 pilots in this October

    Published on : Tuesday, August 25, 2020

    World’ most renowned airline Delta Air Lines is planning to furlough 1,941 pilots in October as the aviation industry struggles to rebound from this deadly coronavirus-related fallout. John Laughter, senior vice president of flight operations, in an internal memo to …

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  • Virgin Atlantic introduces COVID-19 insurance

    Published on : Tuesday, August 25, 2020

    Virgin Atlantic recently introduced free COVID-19 insurance cover on all new and existing bookings.

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  • Austrian Airlines restricts exceptions for mask obligation

    Published on : Tuesday, August 25, 2020

    Austrian Airlines adapts the General Conditions of Carriage (GTC). From September 1, 2020 an exemption from the obligation to wear a mask during the flight for medical reasons will only be possible if a medical certificate is presented on a …

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  • Qatar Airways paid more than $1.2 billion in refunds to nearly 600,000 passengers since March

    Published on : Monday, August 24, 2020

    Qatar Airways has paid more than $ 1.2 billion in refunds to nearly 600,000 passengers since March, demonstrating its commitment to passengers who changed their plans due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Entry restrictions imposed around the world to limit the …

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  • Malaysia Airports Holdings confirms to resume operations at KLIA by 2020

    Published on : Monday, August 24, 2020

    Malaysia Airports Holdings has received confirmations from 42 foreign airlines to resume their operations by this year, subject to the full re-opening of the borders for Malaysia and the origin countries. They include Royal Brunei Airlines, which has planned to …

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  • Lufthansa restricting exceptions from the obligation to wear a mask on board

    Published on : Monday, August 24, 2020

    The airlines of the Lufthansa Group are restricting the exceptions from the obligation to wear a mask on board their flights. From 1 September 2020, an exemption from the obligation to wear a mask during the flight for medical reasons …

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  • Manchester Airport to close Terminal 2 again

    Published on : Monday, August 24, 2020

    Manchester Airport has decided to close Terminal 2 once again in the month of September as travel demand continues decrease.

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  • Delta joins CVS Health to increase COVID-19 testing

    Published on : Monday, August 24, 2020

    Delta Airlines recently announced that they will merge with CVS Health to accelerate COVID-19 testing for their employees. This will rebuild confidence in travelling for the customers via Delta Airlines, said a company spokesperson. Owing to the pandemic spread, airlines …

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  • American Airlines to reduce flights owing to a very low demand

    Published on : Monday, August 24, 2020

    American airlines recently decided to drop flights to around 15 cities in October owing to a consistent low demand in travel. The Airlines of-course identified the pandemic as a key cause for lowering the demand in flights, causing sudden drop …

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  • Heathrow installs COVID testing facility

    Published on : Monday, August 24, 2020

    London’s Heathrow Airport has finally installed a COVID-19 testing facility ahead of a potential change in the quarantine policy of the government.

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  • Change to Qantas Executive Team – Tino La Spina

    Published on : Monday, August 24, 2020

    The Qantas Group has today announced a reduction to its Group Management Committee as it continues to respond to the expanding COVID-19 crisis. CEO of Qantas International, Tino La Spina, will leave the Group in light of what is likely …

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  • Emirates to operate special flights to five cities

    Published on : Monday, August 24, 2020

     Emirates will operate repatriation flights to Bengaluru, Kochi, Delhi, Mumbai, and Thiruvananthapuram from 20 until 31 August. The special flights will facilitate travel for Indian citizens in the UAE wishing to return home, and for residents of UAE currently in India …

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  • AAPA Welcomes Singapore Initiative to Reopen Air Travel Corridors

    Published on : Monday, August 24, 2020

    Responding to the recent announcement by the Singapore Government selectively relaxing restrictions on inbound travellers, the Director General of the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines, Mr. Subhas Menon said, “Singapore’s unilateral opening of its borders to travellers from Brunei and …

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  • KLM will fly to Hangzhou again

    Published on : Saturday, August 22, 2020

    KLM’s passenger flights to mainland China were suspended at the beginning of February in connection with COVID-19. Thanks to relaxation of travel restrictions by the Chinese government, KLM was able to resume passenger flights to Shanghai on 21 July. The …

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  • Finnair cuts European routes and adds more flights to Lapland

    Published on : Friday, August 21, 2020

    Finland’s national airline Finnair said that the airline company is scaling back some European and domestic routes in September owing to decreased demand. This  airline said cutbacks would not affect staffing as personnel layoffs already began in April. Finnair VP …

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  • Solomon Airlines confirms cargo flight between New Zealand and Papua New Guinea

    Published on : Friday, August 21, 2020

    With the approval of the Papua New Guinea and New Zealand Governments, Solomon Airlines on Monday operated a cargo-only flight between Auckland and Port Moresby after being awarded the contract to do so. The airline’s Airbus A320 international aircraft currently …

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  • Solomon Airlines plans special charter flights to Samoa, Vanuatu and Papua New Guinea

    Published on : Friday, August 21, 2020

    With the approval of the Solomon Islands Government and subject to regulatory approval from the relevant foreign governments, Solomon Airlines is planning to operate a series of private charter flights 23 and 24 August serving Australia, Solomon Islands, Samoa, Vanuatu, …

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  • Melbourne Airport passenger performance July 2020

    Published on : Friday, August 21, 2020

    Metropolitan Melbourne’s second wave of COVID-19 has kept air passenger movements to a minimum, as Victoria deals with Australia’s toughest border restrictions.  In July, almost 78,000 people travelled in and out of Melbourne Airport for essential purposes only – a …

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  • SWISS commits to EASA standards for safe air travel under pandemic conditions

    Published on : Friday, August 21, 2020

    Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) is firmly committed to maintaining the most rigorous standards of protection against infection worldwide. The Lufthansa Group has now signed the European Union Aviation Safety Agency’s COVID-19 Aviation Health Safety Protocol to ensure safe air …

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  • Austrian Airlines adds further destinations

    Published on : Thursday, August 20, 2020

    Austrian Airlines adds further destinations to its flight schedule. Starting today, Austria’s home carrier will be flying to Erbil again. An aircraft from the Airbus A320 family will take off three times a week between Vienna and the city in …

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