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European Commission approves EUR12.8 million in Italian state aid for Alitalia

Alitalia announced (13-May-2021) the European Commission approved EUR12.835 million in aid from the Italian State, as compensation to the carrier for damages suffered due to coronavirus outbreak. The commission found

Nordwind Airlines to commence five services to Azerbaijan in May-2021

Nordwind Airlines, via its official Facebook account, announced (12-May-2021) plans to commence the following services to Azerbaijan in May-2021: Mineralnye Vody–Baku: Weekly, commencing 14-May-2021; Saint Petersburg-Baku: Twice

Aeroflot launches ‘Miles for Vaccination’ campaign

Aeroflot launched (13-May-2021) ‘Miles for Vaccination’ incentive programme, for passengers vaccinated against coronavirus. The first 10,000 members of ‘Aeroflot Bonus’ frequent flyer programme to be vaccinated will receive

Aegean Airlines announces frequent flyer partnership with Attica department stores

Aegean Airlines announced (13-May-2021) its Miles+Bonus frequent flyer programme entered a partnership with Attica department stores, allowing members to accrue miles from store purchase as well to

Singapore Changi Airport to vaccinate remaining 10% of frontline workers

Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore announced (15-May-2021) the following safety measures have been implemented at Singapore Changi Airport due to 35 airport workers testing positive

Australia’s 2021-2022 Budget includes ‘more than 120 government-facilitated flights’

Australia‘s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack stated (13-May-2021) Australia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and Women Marise Payne

Coronavirus vaccine ‘going to enable travel bubbles to be opened up’: Deputy Prime Minister

Australia‘s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack stated (13-May-2021) the government would like “85, 90 per cent of

Merimbula Airport to undergo runway works

Bega Valley Shire Council stated (14-May-2021) the Southern Regional Planning Panel approved major civil works at Merimbula Airport, aimed at increasing visitor numbers to the

Japan Airlines to operate Australia themed charter

Japan Airlines announced (14-May-2021) a collaboration with Tourism Australia, JALPAK and Narita International Airport Corporation to operate an Australia themed 3.5 hour charter service with

South Korea Ministry of Foreign Affairs extends special advisory against international travel

South Korea‘s Ministry of Foreign Affairs extended its special advisory recommending South Korean nationals avoid travelling overseas until 15-Jun-2021, rather than until 14-May-2021 (Yonhap News,

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