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    U.K. Airports, Government Clash over “Air Bridges”

U.K. Airports, Government Clash over “Air Bridges”

MIAMI – England’s 14-day quarantine requirement for travelers arriving from destinations like Spain, France, Italy, and Germany will be lifted by the U.K. government on Friday; though Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland have not yet agreed to the plans. Airport management at Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen airports urged Scottish ministers to provide clarity surrounding travel restrictions as soon as possible, pointing at the substantial loss of jobs during the quarantine.

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    London Heathrow To Add PCR Test

London Heathrow To Add PCR Test

MIAMI – London Heathrow (LHR) plans to add a Coronavirus PCR test for arriving passengers. This might help prevent all passengers from having to go into 14-day quarantine. Some federal regulations still need to be adjusted, as a negative PCR test is not enough to prevent quarantine. Current Rules Until July 10, all arrivals into the UK are required to undergo 14 days quarantine. The travel sector has viewed these

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    Air Nostrum Shuts Down Flights from Lleida-Alguaire Airport

Air Nostrum Shuts Down Flights from Lleida-Alguaire Airport

MIAMI – During the morning of July 4, 2020, the President of Generalitat De Catalunya, Joaquim Torra, announced the decision to downgrade the Segria county to phase 2 due to a surge in COVID-19 cases. The decision is a throwback to the quarantine days for Segria’s residents because from today all traveling to/from Segria’s country is forbidden unless it is not for work purposes or basic needs. The downgrade of

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    Wizz Air’s Main South Europe Hub Takes Off

Wizz Air’s Main South Europe Hub Takes Off

MIAMI – SEA (Societa per Azioni Esercizi Aeroportuali) on July 3, 2020, welcomed the Wizz Air (W6)’s first flight of the newly announced Eindhoven route scheduled for summer 2020 from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP). “Wizz Air’s choice to settle in Malpensa is a great sign of confidence that gives us hope. We are already seeing a recovery at the airport, even if it will be a long one.” Wizz Air

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    Volotea Opens New Naples Base

Volotea Opens New Naples Base

LONDON – Volotea (V7), the low-cost airline that links small to medium cities and European capitals, has today inaugurated its sixth Italian base in Naples, Italy. After V7 October’s announcement regarding its investments and two allocated Airbus A319-100 at the Neapolitan airport, the carrier aims to consolidate its presence with particular attention to its domestic summer offer with numerous connections to Greece. Naples International Airport (NAP), which serves Naples and

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    Alitalia Resumes International Flights from Milan

Alitalia Resumes International Flights from Milan

LONDON – Alitalia (AZ) announced yesterday the resumption of international flights from its second hub in Milan, as Italy gradually reopens its airports to foreign travelers and eliminates most of the restrictions imposed to contain the Coronavirus epidemic. The carrier will fly from Milan Malpensa airport (MXP) to Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris and London. Starting from July, AZ will also serve a dozen domestic destinations from MXP, expanding its offer from

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    American Airlines Drops LAX Hub

American Airlines Drops LAX Hub

MIAMI – American Airlines (AA) has dropped Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) as an international hub after years of growing its operations at the airport. Under normal circumstances, AA LAX customers would be flying to major hubs in Latin America and Asia. However, AA expects its summer 2021 long-haul international capacity to be down 25% compared to 2019. As a result, AA will suspend the following five routes to Asia

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    Ryanair Launches New Routes from Cyprus

Ryanair Launches New Routes from Cyprus

LONDON – Today Ryanair (FR) announced two new routes from Cyprus to the Netherlands and Poland, commencing August 3 as part of its extended summer 2020 schedule. The new routes will operate twice weekly from Paphos Airport (PFO) to Eindhoven and Gdansk. Cypriot customers can book a trip to the Netherlands and Poland, for travel until October on FR’s website. Lowest fares from Ryanair Chiara Ravara (39), Head of International

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    UAE To Block Flights from Pakistan

UAE To Block Flights from Pakistan

LONDON – Yesterday, the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority announced it will temporarily stop receiving passengers on flights coming from Pakistan. The suspension, which comes into effect today, will last until a special laboratory to conduct coronavirus tests is established, the Emirates’ state news agency WAM reported on its social channels. The decision also applies to flights that call in the UAE and originate from Pakistan, where the number of

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    Munich Airport Terminal 1 Back in Operation

Munich Airport Terminal 1 Back in Operation

LONDON – Today, Munich Airport (MUC) has announced an increase in flight connections, making capacity in Terminal 1 required again as more and more flights from MUC are being resumed. Nearly 200 passenger and cargo aircraft a day are now taking off and landing at MUC. The passenger volume is now up to around 10,000 a day, and this figure is rising steadily. From the start of July, MUC is

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    Wizz Air Opens New Base in St.Petersburg

Wizz Air Opens New Base in St.Petersburg

LONDON – Low-cost airline Wizz Air (W6) has announced that it will open a new base in Russia in September. The airline has one Airbus A320 in St.Petersburg, serving five routes in five countries. St.Petersburg will be the first base in Russia for the airline. Newly created routes The new

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    Emirates To Resume Manchester Service

Emirates To Resume Manchester Service

LONDON – Emirates (EK) has resumed a twice-weekly service to Manchester Airport (MAN) from Dubai (DXB). The inaugural inbound flight arrived on June 17 as the airline steps up safety measures for customers and employees. The route will reconnect people and businesses in the North of England to slowly growing

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    London City Indicates High Demand For Reopening

London City Indicates High Demand For Reopening

MIAMI – A survey of customers at London City Airport (LCY) shows high demand for air travel as the airport is set to reopen. More than three-quarters of those surveyed said are willing to fly when they are advised that it is safe to do. As the UK is starting

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    Ground Collision at Aberdeen Airport

Ground Collision at Aberdeen Airport

MIAMI – In the small Scottish town of Dyce a collision occurred between two aircraft at Aberdeen International Airport (ABZ) Tuesday evening. The incident occurred just before 6 p.m. when a Loganair (LM) ERJ-145EP was struck underneath the number two engine by an ex-FlyBe (BE) DHC-8-402Q. The involved Q-400 G-JECK

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