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WestJet and VAA launch COVID-19 testing study at Vancouver International Airport

WestJet announced (27-Nov-2020) the official launch of a COVID-19 testing study at Vancouver International Airport (YVR) in partnership with the Vancouver Airport Authority (VAA). The study investigates the safest and

Canada’s Government extends temporary travel restrictions for non-US countries until Jan-2021

Canada‘s Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Bill Blair and Minister of Health Patty Hajdu announced (29-Nov-2020) the extension of temporary travel restrictions and

San Pedro Sula Airport to resume operations by the end of 2020

Honduras‘ airport infrastructure company (Empresa Hondureña de Infraestructura y Servicios Aeroportuarios) plans to reactivate San Pedro Sula Ramon Villeda Morales Airport by the end of Dec-2020 (cholusatsur.com,

Brazil ANAC: Average domestic airfare in 3Q2020 drops to USD62

Brazil ANAC announced (26-Nov-2020) the average airfare price in 3Q2020 was BRL330.75 (USD61.89), a 23% year-on-year reduction. Domestic yield declined by 37.8% to BRL0.23 (USD0.04). Airfare changes by

Robust COVID-19 testing solution urgently needed as travel restrictions shrink European aviation

CAPA – Centre for Aviation, in a report entitled: ‘Travel restrictions shrink European aviation, but not COVID-19’, stated (25-Nov-2020) while COVID-19 vaccine development progress is

Wizz Air offers on demand charter solutions for businesses

Wizz Air, via its official website, offered (Nov-2020) “on demand charter solutions” for businesses. The carrier invited full aircraft charter requests, specifying the platform is

‘2021 will be one of the most difficult years’ in the history of Berlin Airports Company: CEO

Berlin Airport Company (FBB) forecast (27-Nov-2020) Berlin Brandenburg Airport traffic will decrease by around 70% in 2021 compared to 2019 levels. Berlin is expected to handle up to 10

Air France to operate 55% of 2019 domestic capacity levels over winter 2020/2021

Air France announced (26-Nov-2020) plans to triple capacity on its domestic network in winter 2020/2021 compared to the current capacity during lockdown, reaching up to 55%

Fly Gangwon aims to commence services to Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore

Fly Gangwon announced (30-Nov-2020) plans to commence services to Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore in 2021, following the acquisition of new aircraft to support medium haul

Myanmar’s Government extends international travel ban until 31-Dec-2020

Yangon Mingaladon Airport, via its official Facebook account, announced (30-Nov-2020) Myanmar‘s Government extended an international travel ban until 31-Dec-2020. The airport will continue to support