Australia's scenic flight to nowhere sells out in 10 minutes
A one-off, low-flying scenic flight over Australia's landmarks has sold out in just 10 minutes, according to airline Qantas, which had scheduled the flight for passengers missing travel during the pandemic.With tickets selling at between 780 Australian dollars (570 US dollars) and 3,787 dollars for business class, the seven-hour, non-stop flight included a pre-flight breakfast in Sydney and a lunch designed by Australian TV chef Neil Perry."It's probably the fastest-selling flight in Qantas history," an airline spokesperson said.The "Great Southern Land" scenic flight to nowhere is due to take...
Friday: 7 new Covid-19 cases
Passengers wearing masks arrive at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Samut Prakan province, and head for quarantine. Thailand logged seven new Covid-19 cases on Friday. Once of them had earlier had the disease in July. (File photo)The government reported seven new cases of coronavirus disease on Friday, quarantined arrivals from four countries and including one person who has had it before.The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration said the five Thais and two foreigners had arrived from Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh, Qatar and Pakistan.Three Thais returned home from Saudi Arabia – two schoolgirls, aged...
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Australia's 7-Hour "Flight to Nowhere" Sells Out In 10 Minutes
Qantas airline on Thursday sold in 10 minutes all its seats for a "flight to nowhere" that will soar over some of Australia's main tourist attractions for seven hours on Oct. 10, in response to restrictions imposed on domestic and international routes.With many of the internal borders closed in the oceanic country, the Australian company offers this flight that departs and returns to Sydney to fly over the red monolith Uluru, the Whitsundays Islands and the Great Barrier Reef on Oct. 10, Qantas said Thursday in a statement.The flight in a Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, normally used on intern...
Direct Cairo-Moscow flights resume after pandemic suspension
CAIRO: EgyptAir resumed flights to Russia on Thursday with its first flight to Moscow after months of suspension due to the novel coronavirus.The Russian airline Aeroflot resumed flights to Egypt last week.Airline sources said the flag carrier’s flight took off with 106 passengers on board.The sources added that 102 passengers were booked for the first return flight of the Airbus 220/300 from Moscow.EgyptAir will run three flights weekly between Cairo and Moscow, on Thursdays, Saturdays and Tuesdays.All the COVID-19 precautionary measures are applied on passengers as soon as they arrive at the...
First charter flight from US arrives
Terminal 3 of Beijing Capital International Airport Photo: VCGThe first US charter flight to Beijing since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak and China moved to close its borders arrived on Sunday, the American Chamber of Commerce in China announced on its Twitter account.With 87 passengers, including crucial support staff such as teachers and company executives, the plane flew from San Francisco to Beijing, according to the chamber. The flight was the first US multi-company chartered flight to fly from outside China into Beijing.A person familiar with the issue told the Global Times on Sunday...
Making travel safe again
After seven months of being stuck on the ground, I took a flight recently from Bangkok to Khon Kaen, confident that Thailand had Covid-19 well under control, having gone 100 days without a locally transmitted case. During my stay in the Northeast, that streak was broken. But life goes on, I told myself. I had already embarked on a trip so I should make the most of it.I departed on a Wednesday afternoon, and was surprised to find Don Mueang Airport almost as busy as in pre-Covid times. My budget flight was full and a young parent with a baby girl sat in the same row as me.When we landed, there ...
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BREAKING: FG reopens domestic airports
The Federal Government has announced the reopening of all domestic airports for flight operations.Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika made the announcement at the Presidential Taskforce (PTF) on COVID-19 briefing on Monday.
Azman Air passengers stranded at Lagos airport over abrupt cancellation of flight
Hundreds of passengers of Azman Air were stranded at the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos on Monday following the abrupt cancellation of its morning flight to Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja.Many of the passengers claimed that they were not informed of the flight cancellation by the airline, while a few others said they got information about the cancellation late Sunday night.A travel agent who was affected by the cancellation, Adebola Adebiyi, claimed that no fewer than five of his clients were affected by the abrupt cancellation while all efforts to get across to the ...
Seven more infected arrivals
The government on Friday reported seven new cases of coronavirus disease, five Thais and two foreigners already in quarantine after arriving from abroad.The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration said the infected people arrived from India, Russia and Saudi Arabia.The three cases from India were a Thai woman aged 33, a Thai male student, 31, and an Indian male engineer, 33.They arrived on Sunday on the same flight as two previously confirmed cases. The Thais people are quarantined in Chon Buri province. The Indian man is staying at an alternative state quarantine facility in Bangkok.Thei...
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Friday: 7 more infected arrivals
Passengers arrive from India at Suvarnabhumi airport on Sunday. Three of them were confirmed as new Covid-19 cases on Friday. (Photo: Wichan Charoenkiatpakul)The government on Friday reported seven new cases of coronavirus disease, five Thais and two foreigners already in quarantine after arriving from abroad.The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration said the infected people arrived from India, Russia and Saudi Arabia.The three cases from India were a Thai woman aged 33, a Thai male student, 31, and an Indian male engineer, 33.They arrived on Sunday on the same flight as two previously ...
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