volume 50-2020

IATA Urges Govts | Consider Aviation Staff As Essential For Vaccination

GENEVA: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) renewed its call on governments to ensure that employees in the aviation sector are considered as essential workers during the impending Covid-19 vaccine campaign, once health care workers and vulnerable groups have been protected.  IATA’s 76th Annual General Meeting (AGM) had unanimously adopted a resolution to this effect. …

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UK Supreme Court Okays | Heathrow Airport Expansion

LONDON: Britain’s top court gave the go-ahead to the expansion of Heathrow Airport on Wednesday, allowing the 14 billion-pound ($19 billion) plan to proceed after decades of legal battles and political wrangling. The Supreme Court ruling overturned a previous court decision that had blocked the plan on environmental grounds. Heathrow, Britain’s biggest airport, currently has …

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Oman Air Enhances | Service And Training Efficiency

MUSCAT: Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, continues its efforts to improve efficiency and service to guests with the introduction of its new in-flight entertainment training system. The kiosk-based system displays ARIA, the airline’s in-flight entertainment system, along with First, Business and Economy Class screens and the cabin crew control panel. …

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Hong Kong Bans | British Airways, KLM Over Covid-19 Cases

HONG LONG:  International carriers and travellers flying into Hong Kong are facing greater hurdles, with the city’s government cracking down on imported Covid-19 cases, according to the South China Morning Post. British Airways and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines are among the first carriers to breach the revised regulations and will suspend passenger services to Hong …

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CAA Notifies | New SOPs for Inbound Passengers

KARACHI: The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has notified new standard operating procedures (SOPs) for international passengers, chartered and private aircraft flights to Pakistan. The new SOPs have been divided in three categories; A, B and C, by the aviation authority, according to a notification issued by the CAA. Japan, Finland, Namibia and Malawi are among …

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First-Ever To Pakistan | Virgin Atlantic Flight Touches Down at Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: Virgin Atlantic’s first flight to Pakistan landed at the New Islamabad International Airport on Friday, December 11. “Virgin Atlantic’s inaugural flight lands in Islamabad,” twitted Advisor to PM on Overseas Pakistani Sayed Zulfiqar Bukhari, “Great new step for our United Kingdom and European Union-based diaspora. Pakistan is more connected and open for travel and …

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Developing Tourist Resorts | Sindh Plans Feasibility Study Of 10 Sites

KARACHI: The Sindh government has decided to conduct a feasibility study of 10 potential tourist sites and identify more sites for promoting tourism in the province through public-private partnerships. The tourism sites for which the feasibility study will be carried out are  Ranikot in the Jamshoro district, Gorakh Hill Station in the Dadu district, Drigh …

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