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Asia Today: Australia to restart flights to New Zealand

Asia Today: Australia to restart flights to New Zealand

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Canberra Airport has opened a register for travelers interested in flying from the Australian capital to New Zealand on July 1 in a proposed resumption of international travelByThe Associated PressJune 4, 2020, 10:01 AM5 min read5 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleCANBERRA, Australia -- Canberra Airport opened a register for travelers interested in flying from the Australian capital to New Zealand on July 1 in a proposed resumption of international travel. The proposal to restart flights connecting the two capitals was under discussion between the two governments as well as Qantas and Air New Zealand, Canberra Airport Managing Director Stephen Byron said Thursday. Under the proposal, the flights between Canberra and Wellington would not require quarantine of pass...
US to ban passenger flights from China

US to ban passenger flights from China

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The US is to ban passenger flights from China from 16 June, in the latest sign of tensions between the two economic giants.The Department of Transportation said it is punishing Beijing for refusing to let US airlines resume flights to China as its pandemic subsides. In recent weeks the countries have sparred over coronavirus and China's policies in Hong Kong.But Washington said it would continue to "engage" on the air travel issue.The Department of Transportation order applies to four airlines - Air China, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines and Hainan Airlines - which have continued to fly between the two countries during the pandemic, although at reduced levels.It needs final approval from US President Donald Trump, who has repeatedly accuse...
Asia Today: China reopens more schools, revives flights

Asia Today: China reopens more schools, revives flights

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China is reporting five new cases of the coronavirus, as the commercial hub of Shanghai announced the restart of some classes and airlines revive domestic flightsByThe Associated PressMay 17, 2020, 9:37 AM4 min read4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleBEIJING -- China reported five new cases of the coronavirus on Sunday, as the commercial hub of Shanghai announced the restart of some classes and airlines revive domestic flights. Of the new cases, two were imported and three came from the northeastern province of Jilin, which has seen a small spike in infections of unknown origin. In Shanghai, students retain the option of continuing to take classes online rather than facing virus testing and social distancing measures at schools. As in Beijing and other cities, S...
BA cabin crew virus fears after long-haul flights

BA cabin crew virus fears after long-haul flights

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A number of British Airways cabin crew fear they may have contracted the coronavirus after operating long-haul flights over the past two weeks. Unions are calling on airlines to do more to minimise the exposure of staff.But BA pilots and cabin crew say the airline was slow to take action to protect them from the virus.BA said it has taken steps to reduce contact between customers and crew, adding that personal protective gear, like masks and gloves, was available.However, one pilot told the BBC that equipment was not always accessible and that staff sometimes travelled "shoulder-to-shoulder" on buses at airports. Why are planes still flying?Despite slashing its flight schedule amid travel restrictions, BA is still operating some flights to destinations su...
EasyJet grounds all flights due to coronavirus

EasyJet grounds all flights due to coronavirus

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EasyJet has grounded its entire fleet of aircraft due to the coronavirus pandemic.In a statement to the London Stock Exchange, the no-frills carrier said it completed its final rescue flight on Sunday and was now about to place its cabin crew on a two-month leave of absence. The airline said: "As a result of the unprecedented travel restrictions imposed by governments in response to the coronavirus pandemic and the implementation of national lockdowns across many European countries, easyJethas, today, fully grounded its entire fleet of aircraft. ...