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Canada PM Justin Trudeau: ‘US shift in posture ‘gives us significant things to think about’

Canada‘s Chief Public Health Officer Theresa Tam stated: “With cases rapidly increasing in Canada our window to flatten the curve of the epidemic is narrowing”, adding, “That

Austrian Airlines suspends all scheduled ops initially until late Mar-2020

Austrian Airlines announced (16-Mar-2020) it will suspend all scheduled operations due to travel bans being imposed globally and a “rapid” decline in demand for air travel.

SAS halts ‘most of its traffic’ and temporarily lays off 90% of workforce

SAS reported (15-Mar-2020) “the demand for international air travel is essentially non-existent” due to coronavirus, and halted “most of its traffic starting 16-Mar-2020 until there are

CWT adds web based flight bookings on myCWT platform

CWT introduced (12-Mar-2020) web based flight booking capabilities to its global B2B4E travel management platform, ‘myCWT’. The capabilities mean that in addition to using their company’s

KLM in ‘serious crisis’ with new US travel ban: CEO

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines president and CEO Pieter Elbers said the situation was “already difficult” for KLM and Air France-KLM prior to the Europe–US travel ban (De Telegraaf, 13-Mar-2020). He added that

Successful regional carriers must cater for business travel with proper frequency and schedules

CAPA – Centre for Aviation, in a report entitled: ‘Flybe. Part 1: The market addresses gap left by UK regional airline’, stated (12-Mar-2020) successful regional airlines need

EU denounces Europe-US travel ban, ‘taken unilaterally and without consultation’

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and European Council President Charles Michel issued (12-Mar-2020) a joint statement voicing the EU‘s disapproval of the US‘ decision to impose a travel

US suspends travel from Europe from 13-Mar-2020

US President Donald Trump announced (11-Mar-2020) the suspension of entry into the US of all foreign travellers who were physically present in the Schengen Area during the 14

Spain to ban air services from Italy for at least two weeks in response to coronavirus

Spain‘s Minister for Health Salvador Illa reported the Spanish government will prohibit air services from Italy for at least two weeks to slow the spread of the

Turkey grants visa free travel to citizens of 11 countries

Turkey‘s Directorate General of Civil Aviation announced (07-Mar-2020) visa free travel was granted to citizens of Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Ireland, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain and UK, effective 02-Mar-2020. Visitors are permitted to stay in Turkey for up to 90

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