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Qantas and Jetstar Prepare To Resume International Flights From Late October

Qantas and Jetstar are now planning to restart regular international passenger flights to most destinations from 31 October 2021 – a four month extension from the previous estimate of July, which had been in place since mid-2020. The date change …

  • Pegasus Airlines launches new flights to Moldova

    Published on : Saturday, January 30, 2021

    Pegasus Airlines has decided to increase the number of direct flights it offers from Antalya, with the launch of a new direct flight to Chisinau, the capital of Moldova. The inaugural flight from the Turkish leisure destination is set to …

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  • Solomon Airlines to operate private charter flight between Guangzhou, China and Honiara

    Published on : Saturday, January 30, 2021

    Solomon Airlines has confirmed its Airbus A320 aircraft will operate a Government approved private charter flight between Guangzhou and Honiara on 1 February 2021. GUANGZHOU-HONIARA 1 FEBRUARY The international aircraft will first operate as a ferry flight on 31 January, …

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  • Boeing reports US$11.9 billion loss for 2020

    Published on : Friday, January 29, 2021

    Boeing has reported a net loss of US$11.9 billion for financial 2020, or a GAAP loss per share of $20.88, as the full toll of the COVID-19 becomes clear. The figure is down from a profit of US$636 million last …

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  • Rolls-Royce shares dire forecast for 2021

    Published on : Thursday, January 28, 2021

    Rolls-Royce has said it expects to burn through more cash than anticipated in 2021 as planes powered by its engines fly less amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The company, which was in the midst of cost cutting exercise before the outbreak …

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  • Ryanair waives flight change cost until March

    Published on : Wednesday, January 27, 2021

    Ryanair has decided to not charge any customer who books a flight before the end of March 2021 any fee to later change the details of the departure. The low-cost carrier is also allowing up to two booking date moves …

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  • IndiGo sends heartfelt gesture to COVID-19 workers

    Published on : Wednesday, January 27, 2021

    India’s leading carrier, IndiGo, has taken its tough Cookie Campaign to the next level by sending across appreciation to 5000 doctors and nurses from over 630 towns across the country for their selfless service during the pandemic. Collaborating with brands …

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  • Israel bans flight services until the end of January

    Published on : Monday, January 25, 2021

    The Israel government has decided to ban passenger flights in and out of the country with effect. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a statement that the ban on flights is likely to last until the end of January in …

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  • Singapore Airlines To Pilot One-Stop Online Solution For Covid-19 Pre-departure Testing

    Published on : Monday, January 25, 2021

    Singapore Airlines (SIA) customers will be able to book their pre-departure Covid-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and serology tests, and receive their results on a one-stop online portal, as part of a new pilot service that was launched today. The …

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  • Solomon Airlines continues to offer limited passenger seats on February cargo flights

    Published on : Monday, January 25, 2021

    Following special approvals by the Solomon Islands and Australian Governments, Solomon Airlines is continuing to offer a limited number of passenger seats for booking on the airline’s regular Friday cargo flights between Brisbane and Honiara. Seats on the Airbus A320 …

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  • Melbourne Airport passenger performance December 2020

    Published on : Monday, January 25, 2021

    Domestic border closures significantly dampened the first promising signs of recovery of passenger numbers in December 2020 at Melbourne Airport.  Last month, the Airport welcomed 746,369 passengers – the highest number since the pandemic first hit back in March 2020 …

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  • Portugal suspended passenger flight services with United Kingdom (U.K.)

    Published on : Monday, January 25, 2021

    Portugal’s Prime Minister Antonio Costa announced the suspension of all air links with the United Kingdom amid the spread of a new highly infectious “British” strain of the coronavirus. Portugal has suspended flights with the UK from January, 23rd, only …

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  • Etihad Airways recommence its flights service to Doha from Abu Dhabi

    Published on : Monday, January 25, 2021

    Effective 15 February 2021, Etihad Airways will recommence passenger flights from Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, to Doha, Qatar, subject to the applicable government approvals. The service will operate daily using an Airbus A320 and a …

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  • GlobalData: Exit of Norwegian Air from long haul routes emphasizes business model error

    Published on : Monday, January 25, 2021

    Norwegian Air recently departing the long-haul game calls into question the business model’s viability going forward, as the airline’s high-cost base hindered its ability to turn a profit with a high proportion of its costs related to fuel, says GlobalData, …

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  • Singapore Airlines aspires to be world’s first fully-vaccinated airline

    Published on : Friday, January 22, 2021

    Singapore’s national carrier expects to evolve as the world’s first airline ensures that all of its crew members are vaccinated against Covid-19. The crew members include pilots, gate agents, flight attendants and anyone whose job requires contact with the public …

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  • Singapore Airlines set to launch COVID-19 testing trial

    Published on : Thursday, January 21, 2021

    All passengers flying Singapore Airlines outbound from Singapore and Indonesia (bound for Singapore) will now be able to book pre-departure polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and serology tests as part of a trial service. The scheme will be operated in partnership …

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  • Qatar Airways and Iberia Strengthen Strategic Partnership

    Published on : Thursday, January 21, 2021

    Qatar Airways continues where it left off in 2020, further expanding its strategic partnerships signing an expanded codeshare agreement with Iberia. The agreement will enhance connectivity between the two airlines’ complementary networks and will offer additional travel options to our …

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  • Etihad Airways one of the first airlines to launch IATA Travel Pass globally

    Published on : Thursday, January 21, 2021

    The International Air Transport Association and Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, today announced a partnership to launch the IATA Travel Pass for Etihad Airways’ guests. The IATA Travel Pass is a mobile app to help passengers easily …

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  • SpiceJet to operate from Pakyong from Jan 23

    Published on : Wednesday, January 20, 2021

    Greenfield Airport in Pakyong, which has been stalled from operations since end of 2019, has been declared open for operations from January 23. SpiceJet, so far, is the only airline that has been onboard in Pakyong and for the future …

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  • Etihad joins hands with IATA for COVID-19 travel pass

    Published on : Wednesday, January 20, 2021

    Etihad Airways have signed a partnership with the International Air Transport Association to launch the IATA Travel Pass for guests. The mobile application has been designed to help passengers easily and securely manage their travel in line with government requirements …

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  • Singapore Airlines to vaccinate crew against COVID-19

    Published on : Wednesday, January 20, 2021

    Singapore Airlines has launched a bid to vaccinate all its crew against the COVID-19 virus. Similar to a scheme proposed by Dubai-based rival Emirates, the Singapore flag-carrier hopes to offer the vaccine to pilots, gate agents, flight attendants and anyone …

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