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Singapore Airlines Singapore Airlines reinstates flights for some destinations in June and July
Singapore Airlines (SIA) and SilkAir are increasing the number of destinations in their network, as well as frequencies on some existing services, in June and July 2020...
  • 3 June, 2020
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Airlines Flights to PORTUGAL From the U.S. Will Resume June 4
As destinations all over the world continue to ease coronavirus-related restrictions, restaurants, resorts, and air routes are slowly reopening. On June 4, Portugal’s national airline, TAP Air Portugal, will resume its nonstop flight between Lisbon and Newark airport, following the completion of the country’s three-phase reopening strategy. On June 6, Portugal will formally allow E.U. nations, except Spain and Italy, to enter via air...
  • 2 June, 2020
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Turkish Airlines TURKISH AIRLINES to start flights to Europe on June 18
Turkish Airlines (THY) is set to resume flights between 16 cities in six European countries, including Germany, the Netherlands and Austria and Turkey, on June 18, the flag carrier’s senior official has announced...
  • 2 June, 2020
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Frontier Airlines FRONTIER AIRLINES requiring temperature checks for passengers, crew before boarding
DENVER (WJW) —Frontier Airlines will now conduct temperature screenings for all passengers and crew members before boarding flights...
  • 2 June, 2020
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American Airlines AMERICAN AIRLINES Is Offering Double Miles For Summer Travel
American Airlines is the latest airline to encourage people to fly with a bonus miles promotion for summer travel. The offer gives its frequent fliers double miles for booking a ticket before June 30, 2020 for a flight between now and September 30, 2020. To be eligible for this bonus, AAdvantage members must register before making a flight reservation...
  • 1 June, 2020
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International Travel How To Prepare For International Travel During COVID-19
Since January, airlines have been cutting China flights, with other major hotspots like South Korea, Iran, and Italy soon following. By March, nearly all international travel came to a standstill. But now, international travel is starting to ramp up. Here are some questions you can ask yourself to prepare if your itinerary calls for crossing borders...
  • 1 June, 2020
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Airlines Here's how airlines ensured safe travel as services resumed
The first step was identifying the touch points to reduce contact and go for sanitisation wherever that is not possible...
  • May 31, 2020
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CATHAY PACIFIC CATHAY PACIFIC Airways COVID-19 road map for passengers
Cathay Pacific Airways has rolled out a comprehensive health roadmap for widening its network including transit flights through Hong Kong...
  • May 31, 2020
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Kolkata KOLKATA resumes domestic flight operations
Though domestic flight operations across the country began on May 25, it could not be restarted in Kolkata as the state machinery was involved in the relief and restoration work after the extremely severe Cyclone Amphan whiplashed many areas of the state...
  • May 28, 2020
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Air Travel AIR TRAVEL IN INDIA AND THE US: What has changed?
As thousands gather in airports and hundreds cluster on board flights, guidelines have been altered in an attempt to contain the spread of the disease while allowing people to migrate...
  • May 28, 2020
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American Airlines AMERICAN AIRLINES’ latest coronavirus travel measures include these perks
Travel has taken a big hit in the coronavirus pandemic — but it hasn’t exactly stopped...
  • May 27, 2020
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American Airlines American, Delta and United plan to fly these long-haul international routes in June
U.S. airlines continue to add back long-haul international routes, albeit at a snails pace. June is typically a banner month for international travel as schools are out and people take off on summer holidays the world over...
  • May 27, 2020
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Air Canada AIR CANADA : Air Canada Announces New COVID-19 Refund Policy And Adds More Flights
On May 22, 2020, Air Canada, Canada’s largest carrier, announced that it will be changing its refund policy for flights cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Under new regulations that the airline is referring to as a “goodwill policy,” customers with refundable and non-refundable tickets can choose from two new options...
  • May 25, 2020
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India INDIA : State wise Travel Advisories
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American Airlines AMERICAN Airlines says goodbye to shortest domestic route crown with new flexibility to drop cities
American Airlines can say goodbye to the title of operating the shortest domestic route among major U.S. carriers. American, along with 14 other airlines, will be able to suspend flights to 75 cities across the country as the coronavirus pandemic continues to keep most would-be travelers out of the skies...
  • May 24, 2020
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Alitalia Airline ITALY’s Alitalia to restart operations from June 3
Italy's flag carrier, Alitalia announced that it would restart operations starting June 3, when the country's reopens its borders to unrestricted travel from most parts of Europe...
  • May 24, 2020
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Covid-19 Travellers will have to adapt to new realities post Covid-19 outbreak
Air travel is set to undergo massive changes in the near future. From thermal scans and sealed meals to immunity certificates, the new age of sanitised travel will be unlike anything we have seen before...
  • May 24, 2020
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Emirates Airline DUBAI International reopens Terminal 3
With Emirates now having resumed regular service to nine destinations including London, Paris, Chicago and Sydney, Dubai International airport has reopened its Terminal 3 to operate the flights...
  • May 22, 2020
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Air Canada Airline AIR CANADA says it’s “ready for take-off”, new sked has close to 100 cities
MONTREAL — Air Canada is forging ahead with its new summer 2020 flight schedule to close to 100 destinations in Canada, the U.S. and around the world, as some economies begin to open up, even if the advisory against non-essential travel is still in place for Canadians...
  • May 22, 2020
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COVID-19 Camping, RVing a popular option as the summer of COVID-19 approaches
EDMONTON — Sandy Grunleitner and her family love camping, hiking and being in the outdoors...
  • May 22, 2020
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United Airlines UNITED AIRLINES Launches United CleanPlus
United CleanPlus℠ is our commitment to delivering industry-leading* cleanliness, plus putting health and safety at the forefront of your experience...
  • May 21, 2020
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Travel Corridors China, South Korea launch ‘travel corridors’ to allow for flights
As Australia and New Zealand slowly work on creating a travel bubble between the two countries, China and South Korea have already implemented their own “corridor” to begin the recovery of the battered tourism industry...
  • May 21, 2020
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Coronavirus Pandemic Weighing whether to travel this summer during the coronavirus pandemic? What to consider
As states reopen and travel restrictions ease, you're probably wondering whether it's safe for you and your family to travel this summer...
  • May 20, 2020
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Travel Insurance Why You Need Travel Insurance For Your Next Trip
Buying travel insurance is a no-brainer if you're flying somewhere. But how about if you're driving? Do you also need travel insurance for your next trip if you're going by car?...
  • May 20, 2020
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India Domestic flights to resume operations from May 25, guidelines to follow
In further relaxation of lockdown rules, domestic flights will begin operations from May 25 in a calibrated manner. Currently, only cargo and evacuation flight services are allowed...
  • May 20, 2020
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Qantas Airline Australian domestic travel explained: where can I fly and is it too soon to plan an interstate holiday?
With Australia tentatively easing its state lockdowns after flattening the curve, attention has turned to tourism, flights and reopening state borders...
  • May 20, 2020
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Air Bridge Where are the prime candidates for an 'air bridge' holiday this summer?
It is now over two months since the Foreign Office warned British nationals not to travel abroad unless it is essential, due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic...
  • May 20, 2020
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Etihad Airways UAE's Etihad makes first known flight to Israel
The flight carrying medical aid for Palestinians took place despite the UAE and Israel having no formal ties...
  • May 20, 2020
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Qatar Airways Qatar Airways cabin crew to wear hazmat suits
Flight attendant uniforms have evolved considerably over the years, with styles adapting to reflect fashion trends, along with the changing world...
  • May 19, 2020
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Tourist 8 tourist hot spots planning to reopen this June
From Italy to Germany, countries around the world are slowly relaxing their lockdowns, easing into a new normal that's not quite what it was pre-pandemic, but as close to it as possible...
  • May 19, 2020
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Bangkok Airways Bangkok Airways to resume additional domestic flights
Bangkok Airways Public Company Limited is set to resume additional 4 domestic services from 1 June 2020 onwards with Bangkok – Sukhothai (roundtrip) daily flight, Bangkok – Lampang (roundtrip) daily flight, Bangkok – Chiang Mai (roundtrip) twice daily flights and Bangkok – Phuket (roundtrip) twice daily flights...
  • May 19, 2020
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Delta Airline Delta Resumes Paris, Cancun Flights in Hint of Improving Demand
Delta Air Lines Inc. plans to restore 100 flights in June, providing a hint that travel demand may be poised to inch up after almost disappearing because of the coronavirus pandemic...
  • May 19, 2020
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Saudi Airlines Saudi Airlines to open booking for domestic flights on June 1
Abu Dhabi: Saudi Airlines said that it will open booking for domestic and international flights in the coming days. The official website of Saudi Airlines said clients can start booking domestic flights on June 1...
  • May 18, 2020
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Travel Bubbles How ‘Travel Bubbles’ Are Replacing Quarantines Around The World
For weeks now, Australia and New Zealand have been talking about forming a travel bubble. China is considering allowing Hong Kong, Taiwan and South Korea in its bubble, while Israel is in bubble talk with Greece and Cyprus...
  • May 18, 2020
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Thai Airways Thailand extends flights ban until end-June
BANGKOK – Thailand has extended its temporary ban on incoming international passenger flights until June 30, with few exceptions...
  • May 18, 2020
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European Countries Which European countries are easing travel restrictions?
The UK Foreign Office (FCO) is currently advising against all but essential international travel for an indefinite period. However, countries across Europe have begun to ease lockdown measures and border restrictions...
  • May 18, 2020
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Taiwan Taiwan offers tourism hope, food nationalism in Europe & other global Covid newswire
As the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of letting up, ThePrint highlights the most important stories on the crisis from across the globe...
  • May 18, 2020
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UK Government Start 'Travel Bubbles' for Low-Risk Countries, Heathrow Urges UK Government
LONDON (REUTERS) - Britain should set up "travel bubbles" with low-risk countries to allow the movement of people, instead of bringing in new coronavirus quarantine rules when flights restart, according to Heathrow Airport...
  • May 18, 2020
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Italy Italy to Permit Unrestricted Travel Starting June 3
After months of isolation and bans on travel from and to the other Schengen and EU Member States, Italy has finally decided to open for travellers from this area...
  • May 17, 2020
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Airlines Airlines Plan More International Flights To China, Expecting Coronavirus Travel Restrictions To Be Eased
Airlines plan to add international flights to China in June in anticipation of COVID-19 travel restrictions easing...
  • May 17, 2020
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Ferry Travel New rules for ferry travel & yachts in Greece
A series of measures for the safe operation of coastal shipping vessels and pleasure boats/private yachts when traveling in Greece, during the post-Covid-19 period, were announced by the Greek Maritime Ministry on Friday...
  • May 17, 2020
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Air India Airlines All Scheduled Domestic, international flights remain suspended till May 31
As the government of India extends the lockdown all the schedule domestic, international flights, and metro rail service will remain suspended till 31st May...
  • May 17, 2020
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Air India Airlines Air India issues clarification, says domestic flights only after govt directives
The Air India on Sunday issued a clarification regarding news on the resumption of domestic flights amid the nationwide lockdown 3.0 restriction...
  • May 17, 2020
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Paine Field Seattle’s Paine Field suspends flights through Aug. 1
Flights at Seattle’s Paine Field will be temporarily suspended from May 22, thru July 31, 2020, to do already scheduled aircraft ramp maintenance and repairs...
  • May 17, 2020
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Fantastic business-class Fantastic business-class award space for 4+ passengers to Paris and beyond — including West Coast cities
At TPG, we paused traveling to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Local and federal governments around the globe are now debating the appropriate levels of isolation and distancing...
  • May 17, 2020
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Qatar Airways Qatar Airways' new policy is letting customers book 2020 travel from the US to nearly anywhere in the world for under $500 — but it still may be too soon to travel
Qatar Airways just introduced a new flexible booking policy on Thursday that allows new bookings made before the end of September to be allowed unlimited changes for free with few restrictions...
  • May 17, 2020
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Italy Italy will reopen to tourists starting June 3 travel
At TPG, we paused traveling to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Local and federal governments around the globe are now debating the appropriate levels of isolation and distancing...
  • May 17, 2020
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Dolce Vita Return of the dolce vita: Italians take to the streets before bars, restaurants and hairdressers reopen tomorrow - as Europe eases slowly out of lockdown
Italians have taken to the streets today ahead of the reopening of shops, bars, restaurants and hairdressers tomorrow, after nine weeks of lockdown...
  • May 17, 2020
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Self-reliant India Travel & Tourism sector ignored in ‘Self-reliant India’ stimulus
Even as the Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman ended the fifth and last tranche of relief and reform package to revive and build a ‘self-reliant India’ as announced by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi on his televised speech early this week...
  • May 17, 2020
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GCC Tourism Staycations, domestic travel key to GCC tourism recovery from COVID-19
Local tourism and domestic travel are expected to lead the UAE and wider GCC's recovery from COVID-19 as we begin to see the easing of lockdown restrictions, according to the latest research released ahead of Arabian Travel Market, ATM, Virtual, a newly-launched three-day event that will take place from 1st to 3rd June, 2020...
  • May 17, 2020
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Sri Lanka Tourism Sri Lanka Tourism is hoping to welcome tourists from July
Sri Lanka Tourism is seeing a silver lining as European and high-end Indian travellers have begun to inquire on forward bookings, while the Government is sorting out the COVID-19 protocol to welcome guests from July onwards...
  • May 16, 2020
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Lufthansa Airline Lufthansa plans to resume flight services to India in June
The services in India will be restored to Mumbai from Frankfurt to begin with, subject to regulatory approvals, the airline said in a statement...
  • May 15, 2020
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American Airline There’s a new shortest airline route in the US and its just 29 miles
American Airlines has a new feather in its cap: the new shortest route in the U.S., and it has the federal government’s coronavirus aid package to thank for it...
  • May 15, 2020
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Lufthansa Airline Lufthansa Group to expanding flight schedule to over 106 European destinations and over 20 long-haul destinations
Lufthansa Group airlines are expanding June flight schedule significantly. More than 1,800 weekly connections to over 106 German and European destinations and over 20 long-haul destinations will soon be back on offer...
  • May 14, 2020
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Ryanair Airline Ryanair Intends to Resume Flights to 80 European Destinations by July 1
Ryanair, one of Europe’s most famous budget airlines, plans to restore 40 percent of its flights by July 1...
  • May 14, 2020
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Air India Airlines Air India Open Flight Bookings from India – Vande Bharat Mission Phase 2
Air India on Thursday opens flight bookings ex-India for phase 2 of Vande Bharat Mission the airline also shares the complete schedule of Evacuation flights ex India for Phase 2...
  • May 14, 2020
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Qatar Airways Qatar Airways to Resume Flights to Brisbane from May 20
Qatar Airways has announced that the airline will resume regular scheduled services to the Brisbane, with three weekly flights stating from May 20...
  • May 14, 2020
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Air India Airlines Air India to operate domestic flights for only ‘Vande Bharat’ evacuees
Indian national carrier Air India on Thursday clarifies that the will operate special domestic ferry flights for only those passengers who have been repatriated under the “Vande Bharat” mission...
  • May 14, 2020
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Air India Airlines Vande Bharat Mission Phase 2 – Flight Schedule
Govt. of India will launch the Vande Bharat Mission Phase 2 from May 16 to 22 under which Air India will operate 149 flights to bring back Indians stranded in 31 countries...
  • May 14, 2020
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Los Cabos Tourism Board Los Cabos Reveals Reopening Plan
Los Cabos Tourism Board has announced a five-phase approach to reopen its tourism sector that incorporates strict health and safety protocols that will apply to all sectors of the industry...
  • May 14, 2020
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US Airlines US Airlines Relaunching Several International Routes in June
As the travel industry waits for international restrictions to be lifted, two major airlines based in the United States plan to relaunch several international routes in June...
  • May 14, 2020
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Emirates Airline Emirates resumes passenger flights to 9 destinations
UAE flag carrier Emirates on Wednesday has announced its plan to resumes scheduled passenger flights services from 21 May to nine destinations: London Heathrow Frankfurt, Paris, Milan, Madrid, Chicago, Toronto, Sydney and Melbourne...
  • May 13, 2020
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Ministry of Civil Aviation Govt issues clarification over reported SOP for restarting of flight operations post lockdown
The Ministry of Civil Aviation on Tuesday issued a clarification over the reported standard operating procedure (SOP) for restarting of aviation post lockdown and said it is yet to be finalised...
  • May 13, 2020
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Air India Airlines Air India to Operate Special Domestic Flights Between May 19 and June 2
Indian national carrier Air India will operate some special domestic flights from different major cities between May 19 and June 2 to help passengers stranded across the country reach home...
  • May 13, 2020
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Changi Airport Singapore to Temporarily Shut Terminal 4 of Changi Airport
The decision came weeks after Singapore's aviation operator Changi Airport Group (CAG) had decided to shut the operations for the airport's Terminal 2 to cut costs during the coronavirus pandemic...
  • May 13, 2020
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SriLankan Airlines SriLankan Airlines offers travel passage for travelers supporting global lockdown ease
Taking into consideration the reopening of economic activity in the world followed by easing of some travel restrictions between countries...
  • May 13, 2020
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Etihad Airways Etihad To Start Melbourne-London Flight From May 15
Etihad Airways is going to start operating a regular scheduled flight service from Melbourne to London via Abu Dhabi from May 15...
  • May 13, 2020
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AirAsia Airlines AirAsia implements contactless procedures for travel
AirAsia will be rolling out several contactless procedures for essential travel including contactless payments at the airport, contactless kiosks, Passenger Reconciliation System (PRS) as well as enhanced features on its mobile app to help ensure a smooth and safe travel experience...
  • May 13, 2020
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Indian airports These 4 Indian airports figure in the list of world’s top 100
The list of world’s best airports is dominated by Asia with four among the top 100 being in India. For the eighth consecutive year, Singapore’s Changi Airport has been voted as the World’s Best Airport by international air travellers, according to a latest list by Skytrax, the organiser of World Airport Awards...
  • May 13, 2020
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U.S. DOT DOT to Allow Airlines to Pause Flights to Five Percent of Destinations
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) issued two air service notices today, which are destined to impact both airlines and customers. One addresses airlines’ problematic policies regarding ticket refunds, and the other lessens...
  • May 13, 2020
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Air India Airlines Vande Bharat Mission Phase 2: India to Operate 149 flights from 31 countries
Govt. of India will launch the Vande Bharat Mission Phase 2 from May 16 to 22 under which Air India will operate 149 flights to bring back Indians stranded in 31 countries...
  • May 12, 2020
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Japan Airlines Japan Airlines to Operate Special Relief Flight From India
Japan Airlines in a trade circular on Tuesday says that the airline is operating relief flight to evacuate stranded Japanese nationals...
  • May 12, 2020
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Virgin Atlantic Airway Virgin Atlantic Announces Summer 2021 Flying Program
Saying it expects a gradual demand for the return of air travel, Virgin Atlantic has announced its flying program of the summer of 2021...
  • May 12, 2020
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US Airlines US Airlines Relaunching Several International Routes in June
As the travel industry waits for international restrictions to be lifted, two major airlines based in the United States plan to relaunch several international routes in June...
  • May 12, 2020
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Indigo Airlines IndiGo CEO says airline has no interest in buying stake in Virgin Australia
Ronojoy Dutta, Director and CEO of IndiGo on Monday denies media reports of its expression of interest (EOI) in Virgin Australia...
  • May 12, 2020
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Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi announces partial refund for restaurant and tourism property leases
Abu Dhabi has announced a 20% refund on annual commercial property leases for restaurants and for tourism and entertainment facilities, state news agency WAM reported on Monday...
  • May 12, 2020
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Bengaluru International Airport Bengaluru International Airport voted as the best regional airport in Central Asia
Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport said on May 11 that it had been voted by customers as the best regional airport in India & Central Asia for the third time in four years at the 2020 World Airport Awards...
  • May 12, 2020
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Qatar Airways Qatar Airways Offering 100,000 Free Tickets to Frontline Workers
Up to two complimentary return Economy Class tickets for yourself and a companion, so you can take a well-deserved holiday to a destination of your choice within our network...
  • May 11, 2020
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AMResorts AMResorts Launches 360-Degree Resort Safety and Sanitation Program
In preparation for the reopening of its 58 beautiful, luxurious, all-inclusive, beachfront properties, which can be found throughout Mexico, the Caribbean, Costa Rica and Panama, AMResorts is introducing its new CleanComplete Verification program...
  • May 11, 2020
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Southwest and American Airlines Southwest and American Airlines Will Resume Some International Flights
Southwest and American Airlines are slowly making a return to international travel. The airlines are some of the first to make the shift back to international operations since the coronavirus pandemic disrupted most flights outside of the United States...
  • May 11, 2020
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Flydubai Flydubai, Air Arabia starts selling flight tickets to India
UAE based low-cost airlines FlyDubai and Air Arabia as started selling tickets for regular commercial schedule flights to India and along with other international destinations...
  • May 11, 2020
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UK UK announces new quarantine restrictions for visitors, returning residents
During a May 10 press conference, Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed that all travelers arriving in the U.K. by air will “soon” be subject to a mandatory quarantine period. No hard date has been set as of the time of publishing this article...
  • May 11, 2020
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Air India Domestic Flights Likely to Start Within A Week: Aviation Minister
Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Saturday in an interview says that preparation to resume domestic flight operation is started and they are ready to start domestic flights within a week...
  • May 10, 2020
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Carnival Cruise Carnival Cruise Bookings Surge 600% After Announcing August Relaunch
Carnival Cruise Bookings Surge 600% After Announcing August Relaunch. Many eyes are on the cruise line industry as it reels from the impacts of coronavirus. Earlier this week, Carnival Cruise Lines announced it was scheduling its return to the sea for August 1, 2020...
  • May 10, 2020
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BACK TO BUSINESS BACK TO BUSINESS When will holidays resume? Latest travel advice country-by-country including Spain, Greece and Italy
However, some countries are beginning to lift their strict lockdown measures - which could be good news for British tourists...
  • May 9, 2020
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Disneyland ChinaDisneyland is reopening on May 11 in China, and tickets are already sold out
Disneyland Shanghai is set to reopen May 11 for the first time since closing because of the coronavirus, and tickets have already sold out for opening day.
  • May 9, 2020
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JetBlue acceleratesJetBlue accelerates Airbus A220 deliveries, Boston-Washington a possible early route
The New York-based carrier will take its first of 70 A220-300s later this year as planned, betting on the jet’s economics to help its bottom line through the crisis, JetBlue chief financial officer Steve Priest said during an earnings call on Thursday. Another seven A220s will arrive next year — one more than previously planned — and eight in 2022...
  • May 8, 2020
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FlydubaiFlydubai Opens Flight Booking to India and Pakistan
Dubai-based low-cost carrier flydubai has started selling tickets for regular passenger flights to Pakistan and India, along with other international destinations, with effect from May 21....
  • May 8, 2020
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Lufthansa GroupLufthansa Group airlines to take off again with 160 aircraft from June - "June flight schedule" with 106 destinations will start next week published
Starting in June, Lufthansa, Eurowings and SWISS will be offering monthly restart schedules to significantly more destinations in Germany and Europe than in the past few weeks. The repatriation schedules will thus end on 31 May...
  • May 8, 2020
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Princess CruisesPrincess Cruises Extends Pause in Operations — What to Know
Princess Cruises Extends Pause in Operations — What to Know...
  • May 8, 2020
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Quarantine FacilityPassengers Need To Pay For Quarantine Facility At Delhi Airport
The Delhi government on Thursday has issued a ‘revised order’ on guidelines for handling of passengers from abroad arriving at the Delhi airport. ...
  • May 8, 2020
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Aviation UpdateDomestic flights to resume only for cities in Green zone: Aviation Minister
Domestic flights to resume only for cities in Green zone: Aviation Minister ...
  • May 8, 2020
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Frontier AirlinesFrontier Airlines will drop open-seat fee that drew attacks
Frontier Airlines is dropping plans to charge passengers extra to sit next to an empty middle seat after congressional Democrats accused the airline of trying to profit from fear over the new coronavirus ...
  • May 7, 2020
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IATAEmpty middle seats will make flying unaffordable: IATA
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) does not support mandating social distancing measures that would leave ‘middle seats’ empty. ...
  • May 7, 2020
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OCI card holdersGovt suspends all visas, bars travel by OCI card holders
The Government of India has suspended all the existing visa; barring a few categories, granted to foreign nationals till international air travel to and from India remains shut due to the coronavirus pandemic, an order said...
  • May 7, 2020
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Indonesian Airlines Indonesian airlines resume domestic passenger flights with strict health protocols
Several Indonesian airlines have resumed domestic passenger flights following a letter from the COVID-19 task force allowing certain people to travel despite government travel restrictions...
  • May 7, 2020
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Elets Webinar Elets Webinar| Corona effect: Drooping tourism sector needs handholding by the govt
The Coronavirus pandemic is one of the worst crisis the humanity has faced in decades. It has not only affected human lives but also the economy...
  • May 7, 2020
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Elets Webinar Elets Webinar| Corona effect: Drooping tourism sector needs handholding by the govt
The Coronavirus pandemic is one of the worst crisis the humanity has faced in decades. It has not only affected human lives but also the economy...
  • May 7, 2020
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Cruise lines 2 of the world’s biggest cruise lines just canceled nearly all summer sailings
In the most dramatic cruise schedule cutbacks to be announced since the start of the coronavirus outbreak, Princess Cruises and Holland America late Wednesday canceled most of their sailings well into the fall...
  • May 7, 2020
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Air India Air India Opens Bookings for Evacuation Flights From India
Air India on Wednesday opens booking for special evacuation flights from India. The airline is operating special flights ex-India to various destinations for Evacuation of stranded citizens...
  • May 7, 2020
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Turkish Airlines Turkish Airlines to Restart Commercial Flights in June
Turkish Airlines has reportedly drafted a plan to fly to 22 destinations in 19 countries in June, July and August. According to the three-month flight plan, Turkish Airlines will fly to Canada, Kazakhstan, Afghanistan, Japan, China, South Korea, Singapore, Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Norway, Austria, the Netherlands, Belgium, Belarus, Israel, Kuwait, Georgia, and Lebanon, with a weekly frequency of 75 flights, Turkish media reported...
  • May 6, 2020
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Qatar Airways Qatar Airways to resume flights to 80 destinations
Qatar Airways is to gradually reintroduce its flying programme with services to Heathrow, Edinburgh, Manchester and Dublin among those scheduled to restart by the end of June...
  • May 6, 2020
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JetBlue JetBlue is giving away free flights to 100,000 healthcare workers — here's how to nominate someone
JetBlue said it will give a pair of free tickets to 100,000 healthcare workers as thanks for their work during the coronavirus pandemic...
  • May 6, 2020
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American Airlines American Airlines won’t fly an Airbus A330 again for at least two years
The Fort Worth, Texas-based carrier will park its 15 A330-200s until at least 2022, American senior vice president of flight operations Kimball Stone told pilots in an internal message Wednesday that was viewed by TPG...
  • May 6, 2020
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US Travel Association US Travel Association Releases Industry Guidance for 'Travel in the New Normal'
The guidelines, released this week, were formed with the help of medical experts and cover everything from reducing the potential spread of COVID-19 with enhanced cleaning policies to implementing things like touchless features...
  • May 6, 2020
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World Travel & Tourism Council “The New Normal” For Travel Post COVID -19 Lockdown – WTTC
The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has outlined what the “new normal” will look like as countries begin to end their COVID-19 lockdowns and ease travel restrictions...
  • May 6, 2020
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Thailand Airport 28 airports in Thailand reopen for business
The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) said that it’s granted permission to 28 airports in Thailand to resume domestic services...
  • May 5, 2020
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Commercial Flight Govt Mulling To Start Commercial Flight Services Post Lockdown
The government is in discussion with airlines to start scheduled commercial flight services post lockdown on May 17, top government sources have confirmed CNN-News18...
  • May 5, 2020
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India India to operate 64 flights in 7 days to bring back 15,000 Indians stranded abroad
The government of India is all set to operate flight for repatriation of Indians stranded abroad. In the first phase of the evacuation government of India will operate as much as 64 flights in seven days to bring back over 15,000 Indian nationals stranded abroad...
  • May 5, 2020
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Ministry of Home Affairs MHA issues guidelines for Indians stranded abroad
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) issues standard operating procedures for movement of Indian nationals stranded outside the country, as well as, for those persons stranded in India who are desirous to travel abroad for urgent reasons...
  • May 5, 2020
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Greece Greece thinks tourists will be able to visit as early as July after the country had a successful coronavirus lockdown
Greece, which has a population of 10.72 million, has seen 2,632 cases of COVID-19 and 146 deaths from the virus so far in the pandemic...
  • May 5, 2020
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United Airlines United Airlines adds extra step to get refund for seat fees
Airlines around the world are bleeding cash in light of the near-zero demand for air travel...
  • May 5, 2020
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American Airlines American Airlines’ most premier domestic route is finally back
American Airlines is bringing its swankiest domestic jet back to the skies. Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, we’ve seen airlines make drastic reductions to both domestic and international routes...
  • May 5, 2020
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Air India India to Operate Two Special Flights From UAE on May 07
The Consulate General of India in Dubai on Monday said in a press relates that the govt. of India is decided to operate special flight from UAE to India on May 7, 2020...
  • May 5, 2020
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Norwegian Cruise Line Important NCL Operational Update - 27 April 2020
We’d like to share an important update about Norwegian Cruise Line’s response to COVID-19. With the virus impacting communities around the globe, we voluntarily suspended cruise voyages across our fleet through 14 May, 2020...
  • May 5, 2020
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Airlines Airlines need to hike last-minute fares to break even: CAPA
An estimate worked out by a global aviation consultancy firm, Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA), states that the average break-even fares for airlines post-lockdown will see an increase of 40-100% in the second quarter of this fiscal...
  • May 4, 2020
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North American cruises Carnival plans to restart some North American cruises in August
Carnival Corp said on Monday it planned to restart some of its cruise trips from North America in August as it tries to recover from the coronavirus pandemic, which has battered its business...
  • May 4, 2020
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Airbnb Airbnb extends refund window through June 15 as coronavirus pandemic continues to spread
In light of the coronavirus pandemic, Airbnb has extended the timespan for when guests can request refunds...
  • May 4, 2020
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Vienna International Airport Travelers flying to Vienna can get tested and skip the quarantine. For a price
Starting Monday, passengers who fly into Vienna International Airport can get a coronavirus test. If they test negative, they can skip the required 14-day quarantine...
  • May 4, 2020
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World Travel & Tourism Council Combating coronavirus: Sharjah reopens malls, salons and dine-in facilities today
The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has outlined what the ‘new normal’ will look like as countries begin to end their COVID-19 lockdowns and ease travel restrictions...
  • May 3, 2020
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World Travel & Tourism Council Domestic tourists aged 18-35 will travel first; short-haul countries to pick up next: WTTC
The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has outlined what the ‘new normal’ will look like as countries begin to end their COVID-19 lockdowns and ease travel restrictions...
  • May 1, 2020
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Southwest AirlinesSouthwest Airlines CEO says it is safe to travel again
Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly said Sunday that he thinks air travel is safe again amid the coronavirus pandemic...
  • May 4, 2020
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India High CommissionIndia High Commission in Bangladesh starts registering Indians willing to return home
The High Commission of India in Bangladesh Dhaka has started the process of registering Indians who wish to return back to India from Bangladesh. In a notice on the official website of the High Commission, the Indian community members in Bangladesh have been told that only those people will be considered for return to India who registers on the official link provided...
  • May 4, 2020
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Phoenix airportPhoenix airport sees almost 50% drop in number of travelers due to coronavirus
After two record-breaking years of passenger traffic in March, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport saw a 47% decrease in the number of travelers last month, thanks to travel restrictions and concerns caused by the new coronavirus pandemics...
  • May 3, 2020
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Indian RailwaysIndian Railways cancels all passenger trains till May 17
Hours after the government on Friday extended the nationwide lockdown to combat the spread of novel coronavirus (Covid-19), Indian Railways said that it has suspended the passenger, mail and express train services till May 17, officials said...
  • May 2, 2020
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Southwest AirlinesSouthwest Airlines begins capping flight bookings to keep middle seats open
Southwest Airlines is moving forward with plans to artificially cap the number of seats it sells on its flights in an effort to promote social distancing onboard during the coronavirus pandemic...
  • May 2, 2020
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American AirlinesPassengers will be required to wear masks on American, Delta, and United as airlines try to convince passengers to fly again
Most major US airlines will start requiring passengers to wear face masks when traveling, as airlines look for ways to both protect and reassure employees and potential passengers...
  • May 2, 2020
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American AirlinesAmerican scales back inflight catering as part of ongoing coronavirus response
If you must travel domestically on American Airlines in the coming weeks, you might want to pack a lunch...
  • May 2, 2020
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United Airlines United Airlines may change route map post-coronavirus, says no hub is ‘sacred’
United Airlines is prepared for the possibility of a dramatic makeover once the coronavirus pandemic is past, including the possibility of cutting one of its eight hubs across the U.S...
  • May 2, 2020
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United Airlines United is boarding economy passengers first and business class last on all flights to promote social distancing
United Airlines unveiled its plans to implement social distancing in the skies as concerns about the gradual return to normal for aviation have sparked controversy among flyers finding themselves, once again, on full flights...
  • May 1, 2020
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Aviation industry Aviation industry works on SOPs to ensure safety post lockdown
Airports and airlines in India are preparing their own standard operating procedures (SOPs) to resume services at 30 percent of the usual schedule, once the lockdown ends. Prior to lockdown, as many as 7,800 flights were scheduled daily...
  • May 1, 2020
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Indian Embassy Indian Embassy in US contact nationals who wish to travel back home
The Indian Embassy here has started to contact the Indian nationals who wish to return home once the international travel lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic is lifted...
  • May 1, 2020
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ItchingItching to visit Las Vegas again? MGM Resorts says these Strip hotels will reopen first
MGM Resorts, operator of a dozen properties in the gambling and entertainment capital, can't answer that question because the decision rests in the hands of state and local officials weighing when to lift coronavirus restrictions...
  • May 1, 2020
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Hotel chainsHotel chains are announcing new cleaning program amid coronavirus. Here's what they look like.
Best Western joined the fray of hotel chains updating cleanliness measures due to the new coronavirus....
  • May 1, 2020
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India extends lockdownIndia extends lockdown until May 17; flights remain suspended
The nationwide lockdown which was set to end on May 3 has now been extended by two weeks (from May 4) — Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), Government of India announced that lockdown now has been pushed until May 17....
  • May 1, 2020
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Airlines UpdateDomestic flights begin returning to the skies in Asia
The word normal is, of course, relative, but a spate of domestic flight routes slowly opening up in Asia and the Pacific give clues into what the aviation industry could look like in the weeks and months ahead. ...
  • Apr 30, 2020
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Cruise linesCruise lines working to get crews home amid coronavirus pandemic, but it's slow process
Cruise ships entering and exiting Port Canaveral are periodically dropping off crew members, so they can return to their home countries, port officials say....
  • Apr 30, 2020
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American Airlines American Airlines’ Boeing 767s, 757s among 80 planes that won’t fly again after the pandemic
Say “so long” to the Boeing 767s at American Airlines. And its 757s, too. The early retirements were already acknowledged by the carrier, but now it is official that those planes have seen their last days carrying passengers for American....
  • Apr 30, 2020
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Indian embassy India opens e-registration for its citizens stranded in UAE
Embassy of India in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday open e-registration for its citizens who wants to travel back to India due to various reasons during the COVID-19 pandemic...
  • Apr 30, 2020
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Air Vistara COVID-19 impact: Vistara issues in-flight modifications
The Full-service airline Vistara on Thursday has announced temporary modifications to in-flight services for health and safety reasons. ...
  • Apr 30, 2020
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Airport Authority of India Airport Authority of India issues post-lockdown guidelines
The Airport Authority of India (AAI) has issues new guidelines that will be implemented in Indian airports after the lockdown is lifted in the country...
  • Apr 30, 2020
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Airlines Update Airlines may get 10-day notice to restart flights
Restarting operations will depend on the situation with respect to number of (coronavirus) cases but the expectations are that it should start by the first week of June ....
  • Apr 30, 2020
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Ministry of Home AffairsMHA Allows Interstate Travel of Stranded Tourists, Students and Labourers
The Ministry of Home Affairs has on Wednesday allowed the interstate travel of migrant workers, tourists, students etc. stranded at various places in the country amidst the lockdown enforced due to the novel coronavirus pandemic...
  • Apr 29, 2020
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Airfare UpdateAirfares may surge post lockdown
Many people are stuck in major cities due to lockdown and all these bookings will be happening post lockdown. In such demand the base slab for flight tickets will be much higher than normal....
  • Apr 29, 2020
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IATA COVID-19 Impact on Asia-Pacific Aviation Worsens
The latest estimates from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) indicate a worsening of the country impact from the COVID-19 crisis in the Asia Pacific region. ....
  • Apr 29, 2020
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U.S. Customs and Border Protection CBP extends closure of Global Entry enrollment centers until June
The program enables international travelers to re-enter the United States on an expedited basis. It costs $100 to join and meets the Real ID requirements for domestic air travel imposed by Congress after 9/11....
  • Apr 28, 2020
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Air India Air India, Indian Navy on standby to evacuate Indians from Gulf Countries
The national carrier Air India and Indian Navy have been asked to be on standby with their aircraft and warships for the mass evacuation of Indians from Gulf countries as the Covid-19 pandemic continues....
  • Apr 28, 2020
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Govt mulls GST relief Govt mulls GST relief package for aviation and hospitality sectors
The government mulls to provide a GST relief package to the worst-hit sectors like restaurants, aviation, hospitality and realty sectors that help to mitigate the impact of coronavirus outbreak.....
  • Apr 28, 2020
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Ministry of TourismMinistry of Tourism sets up National Tourism Task Force
To provide some relief to the tourism and hospitality industry of India, the Ministry of Tourism has constituted a national tourism task force, to be headed by the Minister of State for Tourism (I/C), Govt of India....
  • Apr 28, 2020
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JetBlueThe new flying etiquette': JetBlue becomes first U.S. airline to make flyers wear face masks
JetBlue Airways will require passengers to wear face masks or other face coverings beginning May 4, becoming the first U.S. airline to do so as the coronavirus pandemic continues...
  • Apr 28, 2020
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EmiratesEmirates increases refunds capability
Emirates has increases its capability to process refunds, reaffirming its commitment to customers and travel trade partners impacted by travel disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. ..
  • Apr 27, 2020
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Singapore AirlinesSingapore Airlines extends most flight suspensions to June 30
Singapore Airlines (SIA) has extends the flight suspensions and said it will cancel most of its flights until the end of June. The announcement comes just four days after it said it would extend its near-shutdown until the end of May. ..
  • Apr 27, 2020
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Norwegian AirNorwegian says most flights will be grounded until April 2021
Low-cost carrier Norwegian Air doesn’t expect to resume long-haul international flights until summer 2021. While 95% of the airline’s aircraft are currently grounded, the carrier is pleading with investors for a lifeline before it runs out of cash in mid-May...
  • Apr 27, 2020
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Govt of IndiaGovt of India planning to bring back Indians stranded abroad
The Ministry of External Affairs has prepared an in-depth exit plan presentation for bringing back Indians who stranded abroad after the global lockdown due to Covid-19 pandemic eases. ...
  • Apr 26, 2020
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Govt of IndiaGovt of India planning to bring back Indians stranded abroad
The Ministry of External Affairs has prepared an in-depth exit plan presentation for bringing back Indians who stranded abroad after the global lockdown due to Covid-19 pandemic eases. ...
  • Apr 26, 2020
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Etihad AirwaysEtihad to resume passenger flights on May 16
Etihad Airways, the national airline for the UAE, is to resume regular passenger flights from Saturday, May 16. The Abu Dhabi airline is working with the UAE government and global aviation authorities to restart operations with a reduced schedule of flights...
  • Apr 25, 2020
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Etihad AirwaysEtihad announces additional passenger flights from Abu Dhabi to 14 cities
Etihad Airways, the national airline for the UAE, has announced it will operate additional special passenger flights from Abu Dhabi to 14 destinations. ...
  • Apr 24, 2020
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Coronavirus UpdateKargil, Pulwama and 10 UP districts become Coronavirus-free after Goa and Manipur
After Goa and Manipur, it is time for Kargil to say goodbye to the Coronavirus. Reportedly, Kargil is the first district in Ladakh to become Coronavirus-free. The fourth patient, who had tested positive for the disease, was discharged from the hospital after recovery. ...
  • Apr 23, 2020
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Hotels and restaurants"Hotels and restaurants will not remain closed till Oct 15": Tourism Ministry issues statement dismissing rumours
India’s Ministry of Tourism has issued a statement dismissing all the rumours doing rounds on social media. There have been rumours that hotels and restaurants will remain closed till October 15 because of the Coronavirus outbreak. The ministry clarified that there has been no such notification issued by them or any concerned authorities. ...
  • Apr 23, 2020
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RyanairThe CEO of Ryanair, one of the world's biggest airlines, says it won't fly if middle seats have to stay empty for 'idiotic' social-distancing rules
Ryanair's CEO says the airline will not fly if it is forced to keep middle seats empty to maintain social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic...
  • Apr 23, 2020
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RyanairThe CEO of Ryanair, one of the world's biggest airlines, says it won't fly if middle seats have to stay empty for 'idiotic' social-distancing rules
Ryanair's CEO says the airline will not fly if it is forced to keep middle seats empty to maintain social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic...
  • Apr 23, 2020
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Indian Airlines UpdateNo decision yet to resume flight operations: Prakash Javadekar
Amid nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Wednesday that no decision has been taken so far regarding the resumption of flight operations...
  • Apr 23, 2020
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SpicejetSpicejet starts full refund of cancelled tickets – lockdown 2
Low-cost airline Spicejet on Thursday announced that the airline is starting processing a full refund of bookings which is cancelled due to lockdown 2...
  • Apr 23, 2020
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American AirlinesAmerican Airlines just raised its checked bag fees, even though hardly anyone is flying right now
American Airlines increased the fees it charges some passengers for checked bags on certain flights, as the airline sees record-low passenger numbers due to the coronavirus pandemic...
  • Apr 23, 2020
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Marriott InternationalMarriott International introduces high-tech disinfecting machines as part of COVID-19 response
More hand sanitizers, partitions to separate front desk staff from guests and new cleaning technology are among some of the new measures that are being implemented across Marriott International properties in response to COVID-19...
  • Apr 22, 2020
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Indigo AirlinesIndiGo Starts Processing Full Refund of Cancelled Bookings
Low-cost airlines IndiGo has started processing a full refund to travel agencies and direct customers for tickets booked after March 25 for travel till May 3. ...
  • Apr 22, 2020
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Indigo AirlinesIndiGo Starts Processing Full Refund of Cancelled Bookings
Low-cost airlines IndiGo has started processing a full refund to travel agencies and direct customers for tickets booked after March 25 for travel till May 3. ...
  • Apr 22, 2020
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IATAGlobal Domestic Air Travel Drop 70 Percent
Domestic air traffic is down 70 percent globally and the recovery over the coming six months is likely to be slow due to the damage coronavirus has done to economic conditions, the industry’s representative body IATA said on Tuesday...
  • Apr 22, 2020
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Emirates AirlinesEmirates puts health and safety first for customers and employees
We are stepping up safety measures at the airport and on board to ensure the health and well-being of our customers and employees.
  • Apr 21, 2020
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United AirlinesUnited Airlines workers come to the rescue of Houston families left hungry by coronavirus
Mark Zessin specializes in making sure luggage gets where it needs to go. When the coronavirus hit, he turned that talent into helping to feed those left unemployed in Houston. ...
  • Apr 21, 2020
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United AirlinesUnited Airlines workers come to the rescue of Houston families left hungry by coronavirus
Mark Zessin specializes in making sure luggage gets where it needs to go. When the coronavirus hit, he turned that talent into helping to feed those left unemployed in Houston. ...
  • Apr 21, 2020
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Singapore AirlinesSingapore Airlines announces May schedule
Singapore’s flag carrier had originally cut its flight capacity by 96 per cent in April following a drop in travel demand and growing border restrictions around the world. The airline also grounded 138 SIA and Silkair aircraft, out of a total fleet of 147...
  • Apr 21, 2020
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MHA extends visaMHA extends visa of foreigners stranded in India till May 3
The Indian Home Ministry has extended regular as well as e-visas of all foreigners in India till May 3 on a gratis basis. As per reports, a number of foreigners are stuck in India due to COVID-19 lockdown. Also, as per the notification released by the Home Ministry, the visa granted to those foreigners, who are supposed to come to India, will remain suspended till May 3...
  • Apr 20, 2020
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Airlines UpdatesAirlines directed not to resume flight bookings yets
Restrictions on train and air travel in Indian will likely continue beyond May 3 as the country takes strict steps to contain the spread of COVID-19. When India entered the second round of lockdown, which will end on May 3...
  • Apr 20, 2020
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Arabian Travel MartArabian Travel Mart Moved To 2021
The Arabian Travel Mart, one among the Middle East’s biggest travel and tourism fairs, has been cancelled this year and moved to 2021 due to the new coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, organizers said on Sunday...
  • Apr 20, 2020
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Vistara Airlines Reviewing govt order on refunds for tickets booked during lockdown: Vistara
A day after the Centre stated that air passengers can ask for full refunds for tickets booked during the first phase of lockdown for travel up to May 3, Vistara said it is “reviewing” the order and will comply once the government clarifies some of its aspects...
  • Apr 19, 2020
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JetBlue AirlinesDOT Refuses Request by JetBlue, Spirit to Suspend Some Flights
The U.S. Department of Transportation, citing the parameters of the CARES Act, has denied a request from JetBlue and Spirit airlines to suspend service to some cities...
  • Apr 19, 2020
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Delta AirlinesDelta Named in Lawsuit Seeking Refunds for Canceled Flights
Delta Air Lines is the latest carrier to be hit with a class-action lawsuit over refunds for canceled flights during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, joining United Airlines and Southwest Airlines...
  • Apr 19, 2020
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AirlinesCoronavirus travel upside: More airlines banish the dreaded middle seat
More airlines are temporarily banishing one of the most dreaded aspects of modern air travel: being assigned a middle seat...
  • Apr 19, 2020
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Royal Caribbean CruiseRoyal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises cancel sailings into June
Add Royal Caribbean and sister brands Celebrity Cruises and Azamara to the list of cruise lines canceling all sailings into June...
  • Apr 19, 2020
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AirlinesCOVID-19 Airline Cancellation and Change Policies
In the wake of COVID-19, all airlines across the world have changed their cancellation and change/reschedule policies for travelers...
  • Apr 19, 2020
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AirlinesDGCA asks airlines to refrain from booking tickets till May 3
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Sunday issues a new circular and said that no decision has been taken to resume passenger flights from May 4 when the lockdown ends and all the airlines should refrain from booking tickets...
  • Apr 19, 2020
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Emirate AirlinesEmirates Allows Free Full Refund, Rescheduling & Travel Voucher Options
UAE national carrier Emirates has updated its COVID-19 travel waiver policies into one simplified approach for rebooking and full refund on tickets issued in all its global markets, without any penalties. Emirates has also made it easy for customers to request these options online through a simple form. ...
  • Apr 17, 2020
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Qatar AirwaysQatar flies to the rescue, winning plaudits as virus halts aviation
Qatar Airways' crews have been applauded by passengers and won praise from governments for repatriating thousands of travellers stranded by the coronavirus aviation shutdown. ...
  • Apr 16, 2020
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Airlines UpdatesFlights to these cities likely to be nixed as bailed-out airlines seek service cuts
Airlines taking federal bailout money are asking for exemptions from minimum service levels they are required to provide as a condition of their government-provided loans and grants ...
  • Apr 16, 2020
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Japan's Narita Airportoffers cardboard beds for travelers awaiting coronavirus all-clear
Japan's Narita Airport has prepared an impromptu hotel of cardboard beds and quilts in its baggage-claim area for passengers from overseas who might have to stay there while awaiting the results of tests for the novel coronavirus. ...
  • Apr 16, 2020
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Self QuarantineIf you're traveling between states, here's where you'll have to self-quarantine
In the absence of federal domestic travel restrictions to stem the spread of the coronavirus, the governors of at least 40 states have stepped in issuing stay-at-home orders. And nearly 30 are discouraging interstate travel by announcing quarantine requirements or recommendations for travelers or people who live there traveling home from other states ...
  • Apr 16, 2020
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Flight ticket cancellation rulesIndiGo, SpiceJet, Vistara flight ticket cancellation rules explained
In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak in the country, India decided to extend the nationwide lockdown till May 3. After Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the extension of the lockdown, the Centre suspended all the domestic and international passenger flights till May 3. ...
  • Apr 16, 2020
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GoAirGoAir extends ‘Protect Your PNR’ scheme till 3rd May 2020
The Honourable Prime Minister announced this morning that the nationwide lockdown has been extended till 3rd May 2020 and this was followed by two circulars from the Directorate General Civil Aviation (DGCA) advising all airlines to restrict their international as well as domestic flight services until 3rd May 2020. ...
  • Apr 16, 2020
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American AirlinesAmerican Airlines' CEO said ticket sales are starting to tick upwards again, despite complete uncertainty about when it will be safe to travel
American Airlines CEO Doug Parker said that despite the scale of the coronavirus crisis for the airline industry, there's reason to be optimistic that travel will bounce back when the disaster abates ...
  • Apr 15, 2020
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IndiGoIndiGo to Resume Flight Operations From May 04 In A Phased Manner
In an attempt to reconnect critical air corridors post the lockdown, IndiGo, India’s leading airline, will resume flight operations from May 04, 2020. ...
  • Apr 15, 2020
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India TourismIndia to emerge as the safest tourism place: Tourism Minister
While India’s tourism industry stares at a massive loss due to ongoing nationwide lockdown, Union Tourism Minister Prahlad Singh Patel on Tuesday said he was optimistic about the future of the Indian tourism industry ...
  • Apr 15, 2020
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Emirates AirlinesEmirates becomes first airline to conduct on-site rapid COVID-19 tests for passengers
Emirates in coordination with Dubai Health Authority (DHA) will be introducing additional precautions. Passengers on today’s flight to Tunisia were all tested for COVID-19 before departing from Dubai. Emirates is the first airline to conduct on-site rapid COVID-19 tests for passengers ...
  • Apr 15, 2020
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Covid-19US allows extension of H-1B visas in relief for stranded Indians
The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has allowed those whose visas would expire shortly to seek an extension in what would be a relief to thousands of Indians including H-1B visa holders stranded in the US due to the covid-19 pandemic ...
  • Apr 15, 2020
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Emirates Airline Emirates airline adds limited flights repatriating Americans stranded abroad by coronavirus
As many airlines throughout the world cut back services in response to the coronavirus pandemic, one airline has announced it will be adding more flights ...
  • Apr 15, 2020
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Air travel to stay suspended as India enters extended lockdown
Indian PM Narendra Modi addressed the nation this morning, also announcing the extension of the current COVID-19 lockdown till May 3. His announcement was followed by the Indian Railways, which announced the suspension of its passenger train operations to be in place till May 3. ...
  • Apr 14, 2020
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Cruise ships crews
For close to a month, Matthew Gordon has been living in an 80-square-foot windowless cabin, stranded at sea with thousands of fellow crew members after their cruise ships’ passengers departed ...
  • Apr 14, 2020
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Update from Indian Hotels Luxury hotels in India offering helping hands to medical staff fighting COVID-19
Hotels in India are extending a helping hand by supporting medical staff who is fighting the deadly Coronavirus on the frontline day and night against. In Uttar Pradesh’s capital city, Lucknow, several posh hotels have converted themselves into quarantine centres to house those coming from outside the state. ...
  • Apr 13, 2020
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Carnival Cruise Line Carnival Extends Suspension of Cruising Through June 26
Carnival Cruise Line extended the suspension of all cruising through June 26, 2020, but it’s even longer for certain ships, due to the continuing Covid-19 pandemic. ...
  • Apr 13, 2020
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Update from UAE’s MinistryUAE to fly stranded Indians if they test negative for coronavirus
The UAE has offered to fly stranded Indians and citizens of other countries, who wish to be repatriated if they test negative for COVID-19, the country’s envoy to India. ...
  • Apr 13, 2020
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SAS Scandanavian AirlinesLaid-off flight attendants across Europe retrain to help hospitals with coronavirus crisis
Airlines across the world have grounded planes and temporarily laid-off workers, but companies in Sweden and the United Kingdom are encouraging flight attendants to retrain to help hospitals with the coronavirus crisis. ...
  • Apr 12, 2020
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American AirlinesMore Than 13,000 American Airlines Crew Take Voluntary Leave, Early Retirement
As it weathers the new normal of less demand for travel and a reduction in flights due to the widespread growth of the coronavirus, American Airlines has started the attrition process with its pilots and flight attendants. ...
  • Apr 12, 2020
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New Airport RulesNew Airport Rules Post Lockdown: Reach 2 hrs Early With Masks, Gloves!
Airport security Central Industrial security force (CISF) has made a new airport rules for air passengers post lockdown imposed to stop the spread of coronavirus. ...
  • Apr 11, 2020
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IAAI AppealsIAAI Appeals to Prime Minister for Relief Package to Save Tourism Businesses & Jobs
Biji Eapen, National President of the IATA Agents Association of India (IAAI) has urged the Prime Minister to offer immediate bailout (economic relief package) for the travel and sector without en masse job losses will deal a death blow to the industry businesses ...
  • Apr 11, 2020
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WTTCEconomic Impact
WTTC produces reports on the economic and employment impact of Travel & Tourism for 185 countries and 25 geographic or economic regions in the world... view more +
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JetBlueJetBlue consolidating flights in New York, Los Angeles and 3 more big cities
JetBlue Airways will consolidate flights to just one or two airports in five of the nation’s largest metro areas, including New York, Los Angeles and Washington. The changes are part of the company’s latest response to the impact of the novel coronavirus pandemic... view more +
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Social distancing policiesSocial distancing policies to be implemented by airlines, airports in India
To ensure safety of all passengers from Coronavirus transmission, airport authorities have decided to employ certain useful practices once the India-wide lockdown is lifted... view more +
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IATAIATA postpones annual general meeting
The International Air Transport Association has postponed its annual general meeting. The event, which was due to run alongside the World Air Transport Summit, had been scheduled to take place in Amsterdam in late June... view more +
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Etihad AirwaysEtihad adds new departures to Melbourne and Amsterdam
Further to the previously announced schedule of special passenger flights, Etihad Airways will add additional flights from Abu Dhabi to Melbourne and Amsterdam. ... view more +
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Gatwick AirportGatwick to become coronavirus testing centre
Gatwick Airport is to be partially utilised as a drive-through testing centre for coronavirus cases in the UK... view more +
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Indian AirlinesIndian Airlines Stops Selling International Flights Till 30 April
It seems like all Indian Airlines has decided and taken a call on International flight operation, after Air India, GoAir and IndiGo now Vistara and SpiceJet have joined hand and stopped selling international flights till 30th April 2020... view more +
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IndiGo AirlinesIndiGo Suspend International Flights till April 30
Log-cost airline IndiGo on Wednesday announced a temporary suspension on all its international flights until 30th April 2020... view more +
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Disney Cruise ShipDisney extends coronavirus cruise cancellations through April 28
Disney Cruise Lines said Monday that it is canceling new departures through April 28 due to the coronavirus pandemic, extending its previous suspension by two weeks... view more +
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United AirlinesDon't want to fly this summer or fall? United waives change fees through end of year
On Tuesday, United Airlines became the first major U.S. airline to extend its coronavirus travel waivers to cover flights through the end of the year... view more +
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Dubai AirlinesDubai airlines opens bookings for Indian, Pakistani nationals stranded in the UAE
Budget airlines f lydubai has started selling flight tickets to India and Pakistan to send back people from both the countries back to their home nations from the UAE... view more +
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Delta AirlinesDelta extending SkyMiles benefits as coronavirus forces drastic reduction in flights
As part of its customer service changes related to the coronavirus pandemic, Delta Air Lines is automatically extending some of its SkyMiles benefits for six months to a year, the company said Sunday... view more +
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American AirlinesAmerican Airlines down to just 13 daily flights from NYC
American Airlines is slashing its schedule to New York City, suspending most of its flights at all three local airports... view more +
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Hilton and American ExpressHilton and American Express will offer hotel rooms free of charge to 1 million healthcare professionals working on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic
Hilton and American Express have joined together to offer hotel rooms free of charge to as many as one million medical workers working on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic beginning next week... view more +
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Etihad AirwaysAirline Testing Airport Kiosks to Identify Travelers With Medical Conditions
Etihad Airways is partnering with Australia-based Elenium Automation to trial new self-service devices at airports used to identify travelers with medical conditions... view more +
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Delta AirlinesDelta, United, and American are 'fogging' their planes to make them safe for travel amid coronavirus — here's what that means
The COVID-19 crisis has forced airlines to ground their planes and drastically reduce service as social distancing and stay at home orders are greatly reducing the demand to fly... view more +
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Turkish AirlinesSome airlines have completely suspended service during coronavirus pandemic
One of the latest updates comes in Turkey, where global carrier Turkish Airlines has suspended all flights into April. International flights won’t resume until May.... view more +
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Coral Princess cruise shipCoral Princess passengers frustrated with disembarkation process
Alan and Sharon Podrid's journey on the Coral Princess cruise ship had been a pleasant one from the get-go – but they said a series of failed disembarkations, lack of communication from the cruise line and illness and death onboard due to coronavirus has turned the trip into a nightmare... view more +
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GoAirGoAir to resume bookings for domestic and international flights
No frill carrier GoAir has recently announced the dates for resume bookings for the flight tickets. The air passenger carrier, GoAir has said that the airline is opening booking for domestic sectors from April 15. ANI said in a tweet... view more +
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China AviationChina’s domestic aviation recovers, but only mildly, from virus shutdowns
China’s domestic aviation recovers, but only mildly, from virus shutdowns... view more +
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Airlines UpdateGovt may allow domestic, international flights in staggered manner from 15 April
The government is likely to allow domestic and international flight operations in India in a staggered manner post the 21-day lockdown period which is slated to end on April 14, officials said on Sunday. ... view more +
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Delta AirlinesDelta announces customers can rebook impacted travel for two years
Good news, Delta Air Lines customers – the carrier is extending adjustments for coronavirus-impacted travel plans for up to two years into the future. ... view more +
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IATAAn Open Letter to the Travel Agent Community
The global airline industry is going through its gravest crisis. The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting government ordered border closings and mobility restrictions have brought air transport to a standstill. One-third of the global ... view more +
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United AirlinesUnited Airlines Provides Free Flights to Medical Volunteers
United Airlines has partnered with the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City in order to provide free roundtrip flights for doctors, nurses and other medical professionals working to treat patients with coronavirus ... view more +
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Air IndiaAir India stops selling flight tickets till April 30, 2020
Indian national carrier Air India may further extended its flight cancellations as the airline is already cancelled and stops selling flight tickets till April 30th 2020. ... view more +
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Pacific Asia Travel AssociationPATA launches new information gathering service to overcome Covid-19
The Pacific Asia Travel Association has launched the PATA Crisis Resource Centre and Tourism Recovery Monitor ... view more +
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British AirwaysBritish Airways confirms staff furlough
International Airlines Group has confirmed further cuts to its planned schedule, with only ten per cent of flights now set to operate in April and May... view more +
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Ethiopian AirlinesEthiopian Airlines reduces UK services
Ethiopian Airlines has announced temporary schedule adjustments to its UK flight operations... view more +
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Saga CruisesSaga Cruises moots possible six-month suspension of operations
Saga Cruises has examined the possibility of extending the suspension of cruise and tour operations for as long as six months in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic... view more +
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Hawaiian AirlinesHawaiian Airlines to offer free island flights to medical workers fighting COVID-19
Hawaiian Airlines has announced the carrier will begin offering medical workers free flights between islands during the month of April... view more +
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Zaandam cruiseAs those aboard the Zaandam cruise wait, Carnival, Florida scramble to figure out plan
MIAMI — Sick people on board the Zaandam and Rotterdam cruise ships fear they are dying as they steam toward South Florida... view more +
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U.S. AirlinesSenators urge U.S. airlines to issue ticket refunds after bailout
Nine Democratic U.S. senators on Tuesday urged the chief executives of 11 major airlines to issue full cash refunds to customers canceling flights during the coronavirus pandemic ... view more +
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Spirit AirlinesSpirit Airlines suspends New York-area flights following CDC warning
Spirit Airlines will be the first mainland U.S. carrier to suspend flights completely to the New York area as it heeds a warning against traveling to the populous region by public health officials amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.... view more +
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EasyJetEasyJet grounds entire fleet over coronavirus
British airline easyJet on Monday said it had grounded its entire fleet because of the coronavirus pandemic but would still be available for rescue flights to repatriate stranded customers... view more +
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U.K The U.K. Is Asking Flight Attendants to Become Coronavirus First Responders
With air travel around the world essentially at a standstill due to coronavirus, an increasing number of flight attendants are temporarily out of the job... view more +
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Delta Air American, Delta plan additional flight cuts for May amid coronavirus pandemic
U.S. air carriers continue to trim flights as worries about the coronavirus pandemic prompt business and leisure travelers to stay at home.... view more +
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Qatar Airways Covid 19 coronavirus: Qatar Airways adds extra flights to New Zealand
While most airlines are slashing or suspending operations due to Covid-19, Qatar Airways has extended its service for the Doha to Auckland route, to help get more Kiwis home... view more +
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United Airlines Coronavirus (COVID-19): What we're doing to keep customers and employees safe
The safety of our customers and employees is and always will be our top priority. The dynamic nature of this outbreak requires us to be flexible in how we respond, provide service and protect our customers and employees... view more +
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Etihad Airways Updated Trade Policy
Guests can change the date of their flight for free. They can even choose to fly for free. They can evem choose to fly to a different destination, anywhere on the Etihad network.... view more +
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Air IndiaCommunication no 300 Schedule Amendment no -01 / S20 in line with MOCA Circular dated 26 Mar 2020
In view of the latest guidelines from GOI / MOCA / DGCA for the 21 days - country wide lockdown till 1830 GMT of 14 th April 2020 to contain SARS-CoV2 novel coronavirus (COVID-19).... view more +
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VietjetVietjet offers ‘Sky Covid Care’ insurance to all passengers
The new-age carrier Vietjet has launched a new insurance offer – the Sky Covid Care.... view more +
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Oman AirWe continue to assess the evolving situation
Middle Eastern carrier Oman Air has announced that it will be grounding planes and suspending all passenger services to and from Muscat, until further notice, as of midday, Sunday 29 March 2020.... view more +
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RyanairRyanair to suspend all commercial flights until June
Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary announced on Tuesday that the ultra low-cost airline will suspend all of its commercial flights until at least June..... view more +
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Qatar AirwaysKeeping the skies open and getting people home
Qatar Airways is continuing to keeping the skies open and getting as many people home as we possibly can in these challenging times.... view more +
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South African AirlinesSouth African Airlines closed for passenger
South African Airways (SAA), a member of Star Alliance announced yesterday its decision to suspend all its domestic flights with effect from Friday, 27 March until 16 April 2020 (inclusive)..... view more +
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Malaysia Airlines Latest updates from Malaysia Airlines Regarding Ticket Change Waiver
Commercial Waiver Policy- Ultimate Flexibility Ticket Change Waiver..... view more +
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Thai Airways Thai Airways Cancels Flights to Australia, Europe and Regionally
Thai Airways is to temporarily suspend flights to Europe, Australia and within the region as follows:.... view more +
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Emirates, Etihad UAE bans all passenger flights, airport transits
UAE will suspend all passenger flights into and out of the country, along with the transit of airline passengers... view more +
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UAE UAE to ground all passenger flights in and out of the country
Passenger flights in and out of the UAE will be suspended for two weeks from midnight on Wednesday, March 25, the General Civil Aviation Authority said.... view more +
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China Eastern Airlines Update from China Eastern Airlines
Entering Contact Information of Passengers in PNR.... view more +
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Royal Caribbean Cruises Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Suspends Sailings Until May 12
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. has extended the suspension of sailings globally until May 12.... view more +
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Lufthansa Airlines Important update from Lufthansa Airlines
Guideline for reissues and information on the refund process... view more +
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SriLankan Airlines SriLankan Airlines brings home 829 stranded pilgrims from India
As initiated and facilitated by the Government of Srilanka, SriLankan Airlines... view more +