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New South Wales to reopen international travel from 01-Nov-2021

New South Wales‘ (NSW) Premier Dominic Perrottet stated (15-Oct-2021) as of 01-Nov-2021, the NSW Government will remove quarantine requirements and caps for overseas arrivals who

Qantas Group strengthens balance sheet with sale of surplus Mascot land

Qantas Group entered (15-Oct-2021) into binding agreements with a consortium led by LOGOS Property Group for the sale of 13.8 hectares of land in Mascot for

SAA CCO: Voyager loyalty scheme is airline’s ‘secret weapon’

South African Airways (SAA) CCO Simon Newton-Smith described the airline’s Voyager frequent flyer programme as “a secret weapon” (BizNews, 14-Oct-2021). SAA has extended the validity of rewards miles

Domestic capacity and demand key to Istanbul and Moscow airports’ success in 1H2021

CAPA – Centre for Aviation, in a report entitled: ‘Istanbul and Moscow airports top the European league’, stated (15-Oct-2021) domestic capacity and demand has been

Lilium partners with ABB for charging infrastructure across regional air network

Lilium announced (13-Oct-2021) plans for ABB to provide charging infrastructure for Lilium’s high speed regional air network in Florida, Germany and Brazil. ABB will develop, test and supply the MegaWatt Charging

Clean Sky: Rail will not replace aviation for short haul travel

Clean Sky head of strategy Ron van Manen said (14-Oct-2021) the view that rail transport will replace short haul flights is “hogwash”, as there are “many

IATA calls for regulators, governments and industry to take steps on lithium ion battery safety

IATA called (12-Oct-2021) for regulatory authorities (such as the EASA and US FAA) to improve lithium ion battery transport safety by accelerating the development of a test standard that

American Express opens Centurion Lounge at London Heathrow Airport

American Express opened (12-Oct-2021) a 650sqm Centurion Lounge at London Heathrow Airport Terminal 3. The space is the first Centurion Lounge to partially utilise renewable energy, via solar

Niue Government: Air New Zealand to resume Niue service

Niue‘s Government stated (14-Oct-2021) Air New Zealand is scheduled to resume passenger services to Niue from 19-Oct-2021. The Office of the Secretary of Government of

Air New Zealand announces ‘Jabaseat’ aircraft vaccination clinic

Air New Zealand announced (13-Oct-2021) plans to transform one Boeing 787 aircraft into a vaccination clinic, to encourage individuals in Auckland to be vaccinated. Individuals will be able

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