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Priority Pass to add 150 new airport lounges in 2021, expanding network by 20%

Priority Pass announced (11-May-2021) it will add over 150 new airport lounges across the world in 2021, a 20% expansion of its network. The company said

InsureMyTrip: Cancel for any reason coverage purchases have doubled since Jan-2021

InsureMyTrip reported (10-May-2021) a “significant spike” in travellers seeking travel insurance with Cancel For Any Reason (CFAR) coverage over the past several weeks. The travel insurance

Royal Brunei Airlines to operate revised and reduced flying schedule

Royal Brunei Airlines announced (12-May-2021) plans to operate a revised and reduced flying schedule due to travel restrictions and a decline in demand. The carrier

GoAir rebrands as Go First

GoAir, via its official Twitter account, announced (13-May-2021) it officially rebranded as Go First, India‘s first ULCC (Economic Times/The Hindu/Times of India/Live Mint, 13/14-May-2021). The

Thailand’s airlines request meeting with PM to discuss soft loan proposal

Thai Airlines Association requested a meeting with Thailand‘s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to discuss progress on a proposal to offer the carriers soft loans (Bangkok

Cathay Pacific ‘proactively’ encouraging employees to get vaccinated, 80% of pilots vaccinated

Cathay Pacific announced (13-May-2021) it is “proactively” encouraging all of its employees to get vaccinated, citing this as a “crucial step” in the resumption of

Your weekly travel and aviation Quote-a – CAPA Live special

CTC – Corporate Travel Community brings you a roundup of the most thought-provoking and interesting comments from those industry leaders in the know during the

China Southern Airlines operates first A380 cargo service

China Southern Airlines, via its official Weibo account, operated (11-May-2021) its first cargo service with A380 equipment, transporting 20 tons of cargo from Guangzhou to

Taiwan moves Singapore and Vietnam from low to medium risk

Taiwan‘s Central Epidemic Command Center moved (12-May-2021) Singapore and Vietnam from its list of low risk countries to medium risk, effective immediately. The latest list

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