2020 May

New Zealand Director General of Health: Pacific Island bubble ‘can be managed well’

New Zealand‘s Director General of Health Ashely Bloomfield said he believes risks related to a trans Tasman Bubble with Pacific Island nations “can be managed

Sydney Airport does not foresee equity raising

Sydney Airport stated (22-May-2020) it does not foresee the need to raise equity during the coronavirus pandemic. The airport will continue to reflect on its

Dunedin City Council and Enterprise Dunedin launch ‘Dunedin, a pretty good Plan D’

Dunedin City Council announced (28-May-2020) Enterprise Dunedin launched its new domestic marketing campaign ‘Dunedin, a pretty good Plan D’, which aims to attract a ‘heathy

CHECK OUT! – latest hotel highlights from across the globe

The Blue Swan Daily brings you the second of this week’s round up of some of the latest accommodation news from across the globe. Marriott: COVID-19

Lufthansa Group rejects EU Commission slot conditions tied to state aid

Lufthansa Group supervisory board discussed (27-May-2020) the acceptance of the state aid package offered by the German Economic Stabilisation Fund. The board has taken note of

Aeromexico reaches milestone with Mexico’s longest range flight

Aeromexico announced (27-May-2020) the carrier operated the longest range flight in Mexican history, operating Shenzhen–Mexico city nonstop on 25-May-2020. The carrier will handle more operations to Shenzhen, in addition

Portugal to lift quarantine period for international arrivals in Jun-2020

Portugal‘s Government plans to resume inbound international tourism effective Jun-2020, eliminating the requirement for quarantine for international tourists (Matador Network, 26-May-2020).

American Airlines CEO: ‘Bankruptcy is failure. We’re not going to do that’

American Airlines CEO Doug Parker reported the carrier will not consider bankruptcy an option, stating: “Bankruptcy is failure… We’re not going to do that” (Reuters/Bloomberg, 27-May-2020). Mr Parker added: “I

American Airlines halves minimum threshold for prepaid AirPass membership programme

American Airlines halved the minimum threshold for its prepaid AirPass membership programme to USD5000 per traveller through 30-Jun-2020 (Business Travel News, 27-May-2020). The carrier will also offer new

COVID-19 lockdowns will ‘significantly impact’ consumer behaviour, business travel: AF-KLM CEO

Air France-KLM CEO Benjamin Smith, speaking during the company’s AGM, said (26-May-2020) COVID-19 lockdowns will “significantly impact” consumer behaviour. He argued as work from home and

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