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Jet2 has pushed back a planned restart of operations to 01 July 2021 in the wake of the latest changes to government travel regulations.
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Air Canada executives will return their bonuses and share awards, in response to “public disappointment” over executive compensation at the airline, which received government aid in April 2021.

Hong Kong Airlines to ground its entire fleet of A320s with only eight A330s flying in the interim, prioritizing cargo. The latest plan also calls for cutting hundreds more jobs.

Ryanair expects there to be unrestricted movement between Europe and Britain from July 2021 onwards, taking an optimistic position despite Britain’s recent move to further limit travel.

British and US airline bosses called for the countries’ governments to relax travel restrictions to reopen routes between the two countries.
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Garuda Indonesia has operated up to only a third of its fleet during the pandemic, while hinting it may return a significant number of aircraft to lessors. The total fleet size stands at 142 aircraft, but it only operated up to 53 jets. Garuda will return two B737-800s to one of its lessors before their lease term ends as part of its efforts to improve its finances. Garuda will seek a suspension of debt payments to creditors and lessors under a ‘standstill agreement’ in order to avoid bankruptcy.

Britain’s competition authority said it was launching enforcement action against Ryanair and British Airways over their failure to offer refunds to passengers who were barred from taking flights under lockdown rules.

US Department of State relaxed its travel advisories for people planning trips to Canada and Mexico.
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TAROM is seeking up to €200 million in state aid, as its new CEO Catalin Prunariu takes the reins.
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Amaszonas founder Sergio de Urioste, demanded that the Bolivia government work together in the elaboration of a rescue plan for the airlines that operate in the country and thus prevent the airline operators from closing due to the pandemic.
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Air Malta has cancelled all of its Manchester flights from the end of July through to September 2021 due to slow demand from the UK market.

KLM is anticipating demand for destinations in Asia and the Middle East. In summer 2021, KLM’s network will be virtually identical to the one it operated in 2019. KLM offers Riyad as a new destination this summer, while flights to Phuket will be introduced this winter.

Plus Ultra to face an investigation from The Court of Auditors of Spain over €50 million aid granted by the government despite its more than questioned solvency, viability and strategic position.

US DOT is seeking a US$25.5 million penalty against Air Canada for “failing to provide consumers prompt refunds” after cancelling their flights amid the pandemic.
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Emirates will have recovered close to 90% of its pre-pandemic network by the end of July 2021, operating 880 weekly services across 124 cities. The airline will resume services to seven cities in July including: Venice, Phuket, Nice, Orlando, Lyon, Malta, and Mexico City.

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Lufthansa wants to repay the state aid it received during the pandemic before Germany’s federal election in September 2021 if possible.
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Aer Lingus needs a few hundred million euros in extra liquidity due to COVID-19 disruptions and does not expect the easing of Irish travel curbs in July 2021 to provide a significant near term bounce.

Aer Lingus has warned that the airline’s operations in Ireland will be smaller “for some time to come” and it “will take a long time to fully recover”. The airline is now in operation with closer to 30 planes.
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TUI Airways (UK) is joining Virgin Atlantic and British Airways in supporting legal action against the UK government’s travel restrictions.
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AAPA (Asia Pacific Airlines Association) reports only 1.3 million international passengers flew on the region’s carriers in May 2021, representing just 4.3% of May 2019. The international Passenger Load Factor averaged 28.4% for the month, with available seat capacity at 12.3% of levels recorded in 2019.

IATA is asking for an urgent meeting with the Government of Argentina following the publication of the latest government decree announcing further drastic restrictions on international flights to the country.

Hong Kong is to ban all flights from the UK on 01 July 2021 to curb the spread of Covid. The UK is to be classified as an “extremely high-risk” country.

Vietnam CAA says the gradually return to international flights by the end of 2021 is a possibility.
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TAP Air Portugal has announced the resumption of operations from all nine of its North American gateway cities, from Lisbon to Newark, Boston, Washington DC, Toronto, San Francisco, Miami, Chicago, and Cancun. It also operates weekly from Newark to Porto.

India extends the ban on international flights to and from the country till 31 July 2021, according to a circular issued by the DGCA.
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AirAsia Indonesia will temporarily stop all flights for a month from 06 July 2021 to support the government’s effort to limit a spike in COVID-19 cases.

Ellinair of Greece denies it is suspended and clarifies the carrier is only awaiting the resumption of its flight project. The carrier continues to maintain its aircraft.

Onur Air of Turkey has once again postponed its resumption date, until 26 July 2021.

Porter Airlines of Canada now plans to resume services on 03 August 2021 after securing US$218 million in loans available under Canada’s emergency fund.
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sn26567 wrote: 05 Jul 2021, 16:43 Porter Airlines of Canada now plans to resume services on 03 August 2021 after securing US$218 million in loans available under Canada’s emergency fund.
Porter Airlines is officially returning to the skies on 08 September 2021. The flight schedule is returning in phases, with the initial group of Canadian destinations being Halifax, Moncton, Montreal, Ottawa, Quebec City, St. John’s, NL, Thunder Bay and Toronto. U.S. destinations in Boston, Chicago, New York and Washington follow a week later.
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Air Canada unveiled additional details of its planned international schedule for this summer 2021, which includes the resumption of 17 routes and 11 destinations across the world from its hubs. The airline is resuming its service between Calgary and Frankfurt, as of 01 August, and is also offering for the first time a unique non-stop service from Montreal to Cairo.

The EU has sent Malta’s request to pump €290 million of state aid into Air Malta back to the drawing board, with the government asked to come up with a smaller, “more realistic” figure.
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Royal Air Maroc believes it will have to wait until 2024 or even 2025 before reaching 2019 growth numbers. It aims for 60% of the numbers by end of 2021.
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Aegean (A3) and Volotea (V7) sign a comprehensive codeshare system on over 100 routes that don’t overlap.

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That's crazy about those young people that came back positive on a plane from Spain!
What I don't understand is how they could bord a plane without PCR test?!
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Hi,

You only need to show your PLF !

No test result needed when you are a belgian resident to enter Belgium.

Only needed by a transfer in a country which request this..
Like Germany !

Officially and legally they did nothing wrong...

Surreal Belgium, you gotta love it no 😂

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Hey.

But that's crazy so you depart from a green country to a red one with a PCR but to come back from a red zone to a green one you can fly without!!!!

Also a plane is a closed place it's obvious you have to be negative before boarding at least that's how I understand it.

Like this we will have a 4th wave..... that's insane we do same mistake again like last year.
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Hi,

Yes, but now you had thé choice to be vaccinated ;)
4th WAVE only for anti-vaxxers... They deserve it !

Okay this is just sarcasm ...

You said it right.. it's impossible... But I don't like tests also for short trips.. you can test everyone every hour in thé end..

Just some self thinking helps... Masks, distance,gels,...

And give yourself a vaccination !!!!!

I'm fully vaccinated and ready for my third shot of they ask me !
Okay second,..got Johnson myself ...

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