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Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore extends vaccinated travel lanes to Australia and Switzerland

Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) extended (26-Oct-2021) its Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) scheme to Australia and Switzerland for entry into Singapore on and after

Australia’s Govt: Fully vaccinated Australians will not require an exemption to depart Australia

Australia‘s Minister for Home Affairs Karen Andrews stated (27-Oct-2021) fully vaccinated Australians will not require an exemption to depart Australia from 01-Nov-2021. Minister for Health

Helloworld Travel Limited revenue up 62.7% in Q1FY2022

Helloworld Travel Limited reported (22-Oct-2021) the following financial highlights for the three months ended 30-Sep-2021: Total transaction value: AUD266.5 million (USD195.9 million), +50.7% year-on-year; Revenue:

AAPA: Asia Pacific international pax down 96% in Sep-2021, compared to Sep-2019

Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) reported (26-Oct-2021) the following international traffic highlights for Sep-2021: Passengers: 1.2 million, -95.8% compared to Sep-2019; RPK: -94%; ASK:

Queensland Government announces plan to welcome international students

Queensland‘s Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Minister for Tourism, Innovation and Sport and Minister Assisting the Premier on Olympics and Paralympics Sport and Engagement Stirling Hinchliffe

Bonza announces recruitment for four roles

Bonza, via its official LinkedIn account, announced (19/21/22-Oct-2021) it is recruiting for four positions within its team. The carrier is seeking a head of flight

ALTA CEO: Lack of COVID-19 regulation standardisation across region hurting industry’s recovery

Latin American Air Transport Association (ALTA) CEO Jose Ricardo Botelho said the greatest challenge facing Latin American airlines is a lack of harmonisation of travel rules across the region (Reuters/El

aha! commences operations with launch of Reno-Pasco service

ExpressJet Airlines announced (24-Oct-2021) its leisure brand aha! commenced operations with the launch of three times weekly Reno-Pasco service on 24-Oct-2021. As previously reported by CAPA, aha! will commence

Capital One to open first lounge at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport in Nov-2021

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, via its official Twitter account, announced (23-Oct-2021) Capital One will open its first lounge at the airport in Nov-2021. The

Norse Atlantic selects Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport as US base

Norse Atlantic Airways CEO Bjørn Tore Larsen confirmed plans to establish the carrier’s US base at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, with “several hundred” new employees including crew expected to

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