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Etihad Airways to test airport technology for Covid detection

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, will partner with Australian company Elenium Automation to trial new technology which allows self-service devices at airports to be used to help identify travelers with medical conditions, potentially including the early stages of COVID-19.  Etihad will be the first airline to trial the technology, which can monitor the temperature, heart rate […]

Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Unite fly in crucial medical supplies for the NHS

Virgin Atlantic has teamed up with Virgin Group’s not-for-profit foundation, Virgin Unite, to fly a special charter flight from Shanghai to London, bringing in essential medical supplies and PPE equipment for the National Health Service (NHS). The Boeing 787-9 aircraft operated the VS251 from Shanghai which departed at 11:40 local time on 3rd April landing […]

Hubei Province flights resume

The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has announced the resumption of civil aviation flights in Hubei Province, the region where the COVID-19 pandemic began. On March 29, 2020, domestic passenger flights at all Hubei airports other than Wuhan Tianhe Airport resumed, with Wuhan Tianhe flights to restart on April 8. CAAC also confirmed that, […]

Vietnam Airlines to further cut domestic services

Vietnam Airlines has confirmed it will continue to reduce the frequency of domestic flights. The move is designed to further enhance preventive measures to curb the spread of Covid-19 pandemic. Vietnam has been among the most proactive destinations in tackling the outbreak, with less than 200 recorded cases of coronavirus to date. Until April 15th, […]

Norway offers bailouts to domestic airlines

The government of Norway has moved to support the flatlining aviation sector in the country, offering more than US$550 million in bailout funds. Some US$250 million will be directed at embattled budget operator Norwegian. The low-cost carrier said earlier this week it would be forced to layoff 90 per cent of its staff and cancel […]

Air China Shifts to Pre-Packaged Food Only & Bottled Water on Some Flights from Europe & USA

Air China have suspended their normal in-flight meal services on some flights to Europe and the US due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. The airline released the following statement on their website today: ‘Dear passengers, In accordance with COVID-19 epidemic prevention and control guidelines, and with a view to protecting our crew’s and your own personal […]