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Cut European short-haul flights to dramatically reduce emissions according to new research

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New data curated by scientists at The University of Manchester has found that the main culprit for aviation emissions across the connected continent of Europe is countless short journey flights.…

Qantas and Accor announced strategic partnership

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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 between an airline and hospitality group in the Asia Pacific region. This new…

AA, BA and oneworld airline alliance launch transatlantic COVID-19 testing

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The FINANCIAL — American Airlines, British Airways and oneworld® have launched an optional coronavirus (COVID-19) medical-based testing trial on select flights from cities in the United States to London Heathrow (LHR), in a combined effort to scientifically demonstrate how COVID-19 testing can reopen international travel and remove the need for passengers to quarantine on arrival. The…

Ryanair announces additional flights for Christmas

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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 pleased to announce a total of 24 additional flights from Belgium, France, Greece,…

Qantas celebrates 100th birthday

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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 Fergus McMaster, founded what would later become the national carrier. This happened just…

Airline alliances join together to urge governments implement testing protocols

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The FINANCIAL — The three global airline alliances, oneworld, SkyTeam and Star Alliance, are in full support of the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) second-phase Council on Aviation Recovery Task Force (CART) report released on 10 November. Together, they urge governments to implement the report guidelines for passenger testing protocols, as well as the adoption of…

KLM reduces capacity in Europe in response to second wave of COVID-19

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The FINANCIAL — In the coming months, KLM will serve around 90-95% of the European destinations it served before the crisis. Service will be suspended to a number of destinations, primarily in the United Kingdom. Overall capacity aboard European flights will be reduced from about 50% to 40% compared to pre-corona figures. In terms of…

Lufthansa and ver.di agree on crisis package ​​​​​​​through the end of 2021

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The FINANCIAL — Lufthansa and the ver.di union have agreed on an initial crisis package on 10 November 2020 after intensive negotiations. The measures, with a volume of more than 200 million euros, will help to overcome the economic effects of the crisis.  They mainly apply to the ground staff of Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Lufthansa…

Qatar Airways resumes flights to Kiev, Tbilisi, Warsaw, Miami, Phuket, Seychelles and Algiers

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The FINANCIAL — Qatar Airways’ fleet of modern fuel-efficient aircraft has enabled it to continue flying throughout the pandemic and sustainably rebuild its network maintaining its position as the leading international carrier providing global connectivity. The airline will resume flights and increase services to several destinations in the coming weeks, including: Algiers (two weekly flights…

Qatar Airways launched 6 new simplified fare families offering greater choice and flexibility

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Qatar Airways has launched new, simplified fare families across all travel classes in a bid to offer greater choice and flexibility to its passengers. From today, Qatar Airways will offer a total of six fare families. By travel class, these are: Business Class: Classic, Comfort, Elite Economy Class: Classic, Convenience, Comfort Each of Qatar Airways’…

Lufthansa starts free COVID-19 antigen testing

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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 and the Medicover Group’s medical care center, MVZ Martinsried, the airline is offering…

Air Canada Rouge returned to the skies

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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 resumes, we will progressively add Air Canada Rouge to select North American leisure…

Singapore Airlines achieved Envirotainer’s QEP accreditation

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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 in South East Asia, and selected stations in the Airline’s network received their…

Ryanair reported H1 loss of €197 mln as traffic plunges 80%

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The FINANCIAL — Ryanair Holdings plc reported a H1 loss of €197m, compared to a PY H1 profit of €1.15bn. Highlights of this 6-month period include: 99% of the fleet grounded from mid-March to end June. Successful return to service implemented 1 July. H1 traffic fell from 86m to 17m. Cost reduction measures implemented across…

KLM Cityhopper introduces VR training for pilots

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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. It is on-demand and site-independent – pilots don’t have to be in a…

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