volume 46-2020

Boeing 737 MAX Gets | Approval To Fly Passengers Again

WASHINGTON: The US Federal Aviation Administration today, November 18, issued an order that paves the way for the Boeing 737 MAX to return to commercial service.  The plane, the best-selling jet in Boeing’s fleet, was grounded in March 2019 after two fatal crashes that killed 346 people. It was discovered that a safety feature meant …

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UK-US Sign Deal | Guarantee Future Of Transatlantic Flights

Transport minister Grant Shapps has signed a deal with the US to ensure that transatlantic flights to and from the UK will continue from 1 January when Britain’s transition agreement with the EU comes to an end. The air services agreement will replace the existing EU-US deal, which will no longer apply to the UK …

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Oman Air To Fly | Twice Weekly To Chennai, Hyderabad

MUSCAT: Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, has added twice-weekly service to the Indian cities of Chennai and Hyderabad with service set to start on November 19. Flights to and from both cities will be operated on Thursdays and Saturdays. These schedules are confirmed until 31 December, 2020. Additional information is …

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KP govt Approves | Handing Over 5 More Rest Houses To KP CTA

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government on Tuesday approved to handover five more rest houses to the provincial tourism authority for the promotion of tourism in the province. The KP government had earlier decided to hand over all 169 government rest houses in the province to the tourism authority so as to provide better accommodation …

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Qatar Airways Resumes | Flights to Phuket, Thailand

DOHA: Qatar Airways has announced to resume flights to Phuket, Thailand, from 4 December 2020. The resumption of services to the country’s largest island is part of the airline’s effort to rebuild its network in the Asia-Pacific region. Services to this holiday island will be operated by the modern, Boeing 777-300ER, offering 42 flatbed seats …

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Covid-19 Airport Testing | Could Lead To 100 Million False Positives: IATA

Pre-departure airport testing could lead to more than 100 million travelers being falsely identified as having Covid, according to an IATA expert. Speaking at CAPA Live event, Thomas Pellegrin, Senior Principal, IATA consulting, said, “False positives and false negatives carry serious implications for air travel. When a false positive happens, we incorrectly inform a healthy …

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Tourism In Pandemic | Turkey Replaces Virus-Locked Europe

ANKARA:  As almost whole Europe has refused entry to the inbound tourists due to the Covid-19 pandemic, tourists veered toward Turkey, a country of vast attractions with its cuisine, natural wonders, and high-quality ski slopes. Hit hard by the coronavirus during the summer season, Turkey hopes to offset the fallout in the tourism sector with …

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Ambassadors To Spain | Join Call For Collaborative Restart Of Tourism

MADRID: Ambassadors to Spain from the region of Europe gathered for a high-level meeting with the Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). The virtual meeting with Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili focused on the timely and responsible restart of tourism across the continent. Ambassadors act as a bridge between the Secretariat of the United Nations specialized …

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IHRC Appoints | Asim Irshad As Ambassador IHRC in Pakistan

KARACHI: International Human Rights Commission (IHRC) has appointed Mr. Asim Irshad as their Ambassador in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan for the next two years. A press note from the office of “The Secretary General International Human Rights Commission” says that “Sir Rafal Marcin Wasik” was pleased to appoint and designate Mr. Asim Irshad as …

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World Golf Awards | Recognises 2020 Winners

Founded in 2014, the global initiative is designed to recognise and reward excellence in golf tourism, courses and golf destinations. Winners include Georgia’s legendary Augusta National Golf Club, crowned ‘World’s Best Golf Course’. Ryder Cup winning captain José María Olazábal was named ‘Golf Course Designer of the Year’, following in the steps of previous winners …

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