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China domestic air travel continues recovery

ForwardKeys has revealed that domestic air travel in China, which has been recovering slowly in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak, has now reached more than 50 per cent of what it was at the equivalent moment in 2019. The figures are based [...]

ATM Virtual: China rebound boosts Middle East tourism confidence

Arabian Travel Market Virtual is preparing to host a session on the future of Chinese tourism in the Middle East. The debate will take an in-depth look at the potential of the outbound leisure market now that the country seems to have the [...]

Leeds Bradford Airport unveils plans for new terminal

Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) has submitted its planning application to build a new, state-of-the-art replacement terminal to Leeds City Council. The plans, first announced in January this year, replace a previously consented scheme with [...]

Branson to sell $500m stake in Virgin Galactic

Richard Branson is reportedly to sell a stake in Virgin Galactic to raise $500 million to prop up his other businesses. He currently owns 55 per cent of the venture, and is thus likely to lose his controlling interest. Source link

Hillier appointed new CAA chairman

Stephen Hillier has been selected as the next chairman of the UK Civil Aviation Authority. The former head of the Royal Air Force is the preferred candidate of transport secretary Grant Shapps. He will hope to balance airlines’ immediate [...]

ForwardKeys charts slow recovery in domestic Chinese aviation

ForwardKeys has revealed that domestic air travel in China has been recovering slowly in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak. However, with news that Beijing has lifted its 14-day quarantine requirement on travel between the capital and low-risk [...]

Boeing flies personal protective equipment from China to New Hampshire

Boeing has completed its first Covid-19 transport mission, using a 737-700 aircraft from its corporate fleet to bring personal protective equipment from China to the United States. Working in partnership with First Robotics founder, Dean [...]

Emirates begins Covid-19 testing for passengers in Dubai

Emirates will be introducing on-site Covid-19 tests for passengers as the aviation industry begins to rebuild confidence in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Passengers on a flight to Tunisia today were all tested for Covid-19 before [...]

Coronavirus devastates African safari market

A new survey has revealed the devastating impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the African safari industry. Almost all tour operators are experiencing a decline of 75 per cent or more in bookings, according to SafariBookings.com. The website [...]

Dubai seeks to postpone Expo until October 2021

The government of the United Arab Emirates has formally requested the postponement of Expo 2020 Dubai. The move came in a letter addressed to Dimitri Kerkentzes, secretary general of the Bureau International des Expositions, the body that [...]