Tag: Air

‘Air bridges’ plan set to begin with fewer than 10 short-haul destinations

Ministers are expected to announce 'air bridges' plans on June 29 - Jeff Gilbert
Ministers are expected to announce ‘air bridges’ plans on June 29 – Jeff Gilbert
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“Air bridges” enabling holidaymakers to sidestep quarantine are likely to open with fewer than 10 predominantly short-haul destinations, The Telegraph understands.

A list of about a dozen potential countries – including Portugal, Spain, Greece and France – is being considered for bilateral agreements which would mean British holidaymakers could fly from July 4 without facing a 14-day quarantine on their arrival or return.

Officials are drawing up criteria by which to determine the risk posed by each destination of spreading coronavirus

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Latin America must restart air travel by July to avoid bankruptcies: trade group

BOGOTA (Reuters) – Latin American countries should quicken steps for airlines to renew domestic flights no later than July before more companies are forced to declare bankruptcy or close, a high-ranking official of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said on Thursday.

The trade group estimated losses for airlines in Latin America at $4 billion this year, with total losses for the industry expected to reach $84 billion globally.

Latin America has imposed stricter travel restrictions than most regions to fight coronavirus. Colombia and Argentina have banned international flights through to Aug. 31, while other countries including Peru, Ecuador, El

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After Reopening, Walt Disney World Will Need Less Social Distancing, More Air Travel To Improve Profitability: Analyst

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With Walt Disney World in Orlando set to open in mid-July, the conversation on Wall Street is shifting from the financial hit of shuttered theme parks and when they’ll restart to how quickly profitability will improve. The conclusion: not very until health precautions are eased and people can travel.

UBS analyst John Hodulik said an earlier-than-anticipated openings of parks has boosted his revenue estimates but that he’s keeping operating income flat due to limitations on attendance required by social distancing. His firm employed a fancy tool called the UBS Evidence Lab that analyzed

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What is an air bridge that allowed coronavirus travel?

Still holding out for a holiday abroad this summer? If so, you might be disappointed to learn that as of Monday, [JUNE 8] anyone arriving into the UK will have to quarantine for two weeks to reduce the risk of spreading coronavirus.

This means even if you were able to escape for a one-week holiday in July, you’d need to stay at home for a further 14 days on your return.

Home Secretary Priti Patel recently laid out the new travel plans, despite the fact that at the moment the government’s advice is to avoid all but essential travel.


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Qantas, Air New Zealand to boost domestic capacity as restrictions ease

By Jamie Freed

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s Qantas Airways Ltd <QAN.AX> and Air New Zealand Ltd <AIR.NZ> on Thursday outlined plans for significant boosts to domestic capacity as pandemic-related travel restrictions ease, sending their shares higher.

Qantas said it would lift domestic capacity to 15% of pre-pandemic levels by the end of June, up from 5% now.

The airline said more flights are likely in July depending on travel demand and further opening of state borders, with the ability to increase to up to 40% of pre-crisis capacity by the end of July.

Air New Zealand said it would raise

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