Delta cancels hundreds of flights over Thanksgiving holiday
Delta Air Lines has canceled hundreds of flights over Thanksgiving, citing staffing problems during the holiday period.With air travel demand down by more than 50% amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Atlanta-based airline has cut its staff by thousands this year through buyouts and early retirements. Thousands more are on voluntary unpaid leave.Delta canceled nearly 300 flights on Thanksgiving Day and 160 more on Friday.The airline said it now expects just a couple dozen residual cancellations Saturday and hopes to get back to a normal schedule by Sunday. It added the “vast majority” of affecte...
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Direct flights on the Baku-Minsk route to be resumed
By TrendRegular charter flights on the Baku-Minsk route are planned to be resumed from the beginning of December.Starting from December 4, 2020, Belavia shall commence operation of regular flights on the Baku-Minsk route. Flights between the two capitals shall be performed four times a week – on Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.The flights shall be operated from Terminal 1 of Heydar Aliyev International Airport.It should be noted that only passengers who have citizenship or a right of entry to the country of destination, as well as those tested negative for COVID-19, will be permitted ...
First Quarantine-Free Flights Open Between US and EU
A joint venture between Delta Air Lines and Alitalia will soon see the operation for flights between the United States and Italy that won't require travelers to quarantine upon arrival at their destination. Delta has said that it consulted with the Mayo Clinic, a prominent American health center, to make their flights as safe as possible. According to Henry Tin, an executive from the Mayo Clinic, "We can predict that the risk of COVID-19 infection – on a flight that is 60 percent full – should be nearly one in a million."The flights will start on December 19, 2020 and will operate between New ...
Delta US flights from Manila to resume in January
With the easing of travel restrictions following the lifting of lockdowns, Delta Air Lines said it is set to resume service between the Philippines and the United States on January 2, 2021.The flights from Manila to Seattle and Atlanta will be operated via Seoul-Incheon, the American airline’s trans-Pacific hub with its joint venture partner Korean Air.The Manila-Incheon route will be operated with Delta’s latest Airbus A330-900neo.This widebody aircraft offers premium products and services, including all its four seat products: Delta One Suites, Delta Premium Select, Delta Comfort+, and Main ...
Low-cost carrier FlyDubai begins Israel flights after deal
The low-cost carrier FlyDubai began regular flights to Tel Aviv on Thursday, the latest sign of the normalization deal taking hold between the United Arab Emirates and Israel.FlyDubai flight No. FZ1163 landed at Ben-Gurion International Airport at 11:38 a.m. after a 3 hour, 20 minute flight. It received a water salute by the ground crew. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu then met FlyDubai's CEO Gaith al-Gaith, who was aboard the flight.The return flight FZ1164, taking just over 2½ hours, arrived at Dubai International Airport at 6:37 p.m. Israeli tourists waved their Israeli passports ...
Italy to launch first Europe-US 'virus-free' flights
Italy is to offer Europe's first coronavirus-free corridor with the United States for passengers who have tested negative for Covid-19, scrapping the obligation for new arrivals to quarantine.Rome's Fiumicino airport said Thursday it had sealed a deal with Italian airline Alitalia and Delta Air Lines of the United States for the special flights between selected North American cities and the Italian capital from next month.Similar corridors will also be trialed between Rome and the German cities of Munich and Frankfurt, it said.The move follows the launch in September of virus-free domestic fli...
AirPeace begins flights to Makurdi December 7, resumes Uyo flights
In line with its route expansion drive, West Africa’s largest carrier, Air Peace, is set to commence flight operations into Makurdi, Benue State Capital, from Lagos and Abuja on December 7, 2020.This is as the airline is also billed to resume flights to Uyo from Lagos and Abuja on the said date.The airline’s Spokesperson, Stanley Olisa, revealed this in a media statement released on Wednesday, November 25, 2020.Olisa stated that the new connections are operated on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.He noted that Makurdi has been on the airline’s radar for some time and is being launched to meet the...
Qantas to require Covid vaccine on international flights
International travellers will need to be vaccinated against Covid-19 to fly with Australia's Qantas, the company has said, the first major airline to suggest that such rules could become common across the industry.Qantas CEO Alan Joyce said late Monday the Australian flag carrier would implement the measure once a coronavirus vaccine was made available to the public."We are looking at changing our terms and conditions to say for international travellers that we will ask people to have a vaccination before they can get on the aircraft," he told Channel Nine television."Whether you need that dom...
American Airlines, British Airways and OneWorld launch transatlantic COVID-19 testing trial | Daily FT
American Airlines, British Airways and OneWorld have launched an optional COVID-19 medical-based testing trial on selected flights from the United States (US) 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 free tests will initially be offered to eligible customers booked on American Airlines flight AA50 departing Dallas/ Fort Worth (DFW) to LHR; British Airways flight BA114 departing New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) to LHR; and British Airwa...
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Airlines to start offering COVID-free flights and testing
Airlines are trying out COVID-free flights to see if they can convince consumers that it’s safe to travel by air. One program has gotten underway, and another will be starting later this month.Q3 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and moreThe first COVID-free flightCNN reports that the inaugural COVID-free flight was United Airlines flight 14 from Newark to London's Heathrow Airport. The COVID-free flight is the first in a trial by United Airlines that will last four weeks. Under the terms of the trial, passengers and crew must take a COVID-19 test before they board the airplane.The test tak...