Qantas and Accor announced strategic partnership

The FINANCIAL — Qantas and Accor have announced a deeper partnership that will see mutual members of their loyalty programs be rewarded at every stage of their travel journey.  Scheduled to launch mid-2021, it will be the first partnership of its kind…

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Ryanair announces additional flights for Christmas

The FINANCIAL — Ryanair announced additional flights commencing from the 17th Dec, allowing family and friends to finally reunite this year. In response to strong demand and as part of their commitment to bring families and friends together this Christmas, Ryanair is…

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Qantas celebrates 100th birthday

The FINANCIAL — Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services (QANTAS) today marks 100 years since it was founded in the Australian outback. On 16 November 1920, two veterans of the Australian Flying Corps, Hudson Fysh and Paul McGinness, together with local grazier…

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Lufthansa starts free COVID-19 antigen testing

The FINANCIAL — On November 12, Lufthansa will start the first test runs for comprehensive Covid-19 antigen rapid tests on selected routes between Munich and Hamburg. In close cooperation with Munich and Hamburg airports as well as with the biotech companies Centogene…

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Air Canada Rouge returned to the skies

The FINANCIAL — The departure of Air Canada flight AC1810 from Toronto to Cancun on November 2 marked the return of Air Canada Rouge to the skies. “Air Canada Rouge remains an important part of our overall strategy in rebuilding Air Canada’s global network. As leisure traffic…

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Singapore Airlines achieved Envirotainer’s QEP accreditation

The FINANCIAL — Singapore Airlines has achieved Envirotainer’s Qualified Envirotainer Provider Training and Quality Program (QEP) accreditation.  QEP recognises SIA’s proficiency and capability in managing Envirotainer’s temperature-controlled container shipments in accordance with industry standards.  SIA is the first airline to be accredited…

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KLM Cityhopper introduces VR training for pilots

The FINANCIAL — KLM subsidiary KLM Cityhopper has a fleet of Embraers serving European destinations. It decided to investigate the capabilities of VR in an effort to respond more flexibly to pilots’ differing training needs. “Virtual Reality (VR) makes training more accessible.…

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