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Cruise NCL Norwegian Cruise Line first to detail anti-COVID-19 measures aboard ship

Norwegian Cruise Line has become the first of the major cruise companies to provide details about the measures it will take to combat the spread of Coronavirus once cruising resumes.

Royal Caribbean has indicated that it is in the process of developing such protocols, while Carnival Corporation has said that it is studying al… read more

  • Flights

South-Africa South Africa: These airports and airlines will operate during alert level three

The Government of South Africa has allowed limited domestic air travel during alert level three of the country’s risk-adjusted strategy to manage the spread of COVID-19. As of 01 June 2020, domestic air travel for business purposes is allowed, subject to restrictions on the number of flights per day and authorisation based on the reason for trav… read more

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UAE Emirates Emirates July – October 2020 operations planned as per today

Emirates in the last few days continued to adjust planned operation for the remainder of Northern summer 2020 season, when it plans gradual regular service resumption from 01JUL20. Latest update as of 0845GMT 02JUN20 sees scaled back operation for the month of July 2020.

Planned operation remains subject to change, pen… read more

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Sudan Airports Remain Closed in Sudan

Khartoum / El Gedaref / Haya / Sinkat / El Geneina / El Obeid / El Shambata / Wad Madani / Kassala — All airports in Sudan will remain closed until June 14 to prevent the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19), the Sudanese Civil Aviation Authority announced.

Exceptions are made for… read more

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SouthAfrica Airlink Airlink outlines domestic South African schedule for next week

South African carrier Airlink starting next week is resuming domestic service, initially operating at reduced frequency. From 08JUN20 to 14JUN20, planned operation as follows.

Johannesburg – Cape Towneff 08JUN2012 weekly E190
4Z891 JNB0625 – 0845CPT E90 x7
4Z897 JNB1700 – 1920CPT E90 x6
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UAE Etihad Etihad Airways launches new health and hygiene programme

Etihad Airways has launched ‘Etihad Wellness’, an expanded and more comprehensive health and hygiene programme and customer guide. This builds on the stringent measures already put in place by the airline to deal with COVID-19. The programme will be championed by the introduction of specially trained Wellness Ambassadors, a first in the i… read more

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Iata Official IATA: Urgent implementation of ICAO COVID-19 guidelines needed

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged governments to quickly implement the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO’s) global guidelines for restoring air connectivity.

Today, the ICAO Council approved Takeoff: Guidance for Air Travel through the COVID-19 Public Health Crisis (Takeoff). This is an authoritative … read more

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UAE Emirates Tim Clark: Aviation industry to come back “to some kind of normality” in 2021

During the opening session of Arabian Travel Market’s inaugural virtual event, ATM Virtual, aviation industry veteran Sir Tim Clark, President of Emirates Airline, has outlined the impact of COVID-19 on the aviation industry, as well as the measures implemented by the company in response to the pandemic.

Speaking during an interview with r… read more

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Mauritius Air Mauritius Air Mauritius: The possibility of liquidation becomes more visible

"I must say that after these six weeks, the option of winding up Air Mauritius becomes more visible," said Sattar Hajee Abdoula, director of the national aviation company, placed under voluntary administration since April.

At a press conference on Monday June 1, at the Grand Thorton office in Ebène, the administrator stressed that the poss… read more

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