volume 80-2021

Phuket Reopens | Thai PM Welcomes Foreign Tourists

BANGKOK: Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha welcomes foreign tourists from a Singapore Airlines flight at Phuket airport on Thursday, July 1. Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha told the public that Thailand needs to accept the risk of reopening the country, kicking off with the so-called Phuket Sandbox scheme to welcome foreign tourists on Thursday. Gen Prayut was …

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PIA Announces | Direct Flights Between Faisalabad, Skardu

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has announced to operate flights to Skardu from Faisalabad just to boost tourism industry of Gilgit-Baltistan. According to details, the national airline’s flights on the newest route will begin from July 7. Earlier, the airline had announced to operate flights to Skardu from Sialkot. PIA has already been operating flights …

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United Airlines Places | Huge Orders With Both Boeing And Airbus

NEW YORK: In a big day for the carrier, United Airlines has confirmed orders for 270 new planes. Boeing and United announced the carrier will expand its 737 order book by purchasing an additional 200 737 Max jets, including 150 for the largest member of the family, the 737-10. The remaining order is for 50 …

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Tokyo Olympics 2020 | Govt. May Extend Covid-19 Prevention Ban

TOKYO:  Japan is considering an extension of two weeks to a month for coronavirus prevention measures in Tokyo and other areas, Japanese media said on Wednesday, June 30, with less than a month left until the opening of the summer Olympics. Japan’s capital and other areas are under a ‘quasi’ state of emergency set to …

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Traveling of Pets in Cabin | Australia Relax The Rules For Cats & Dogs

CANBERRA: Passengers on flights within Australia may soon be allowed to travel with their pets next to them rather than in the cargo hold below. The country’s aviation regulator plans to relax the rules which currently ban any animal other than designated service dogs from flying in the cabin. However, it will be up to …

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London Underground | 100% Mobile Coverage By 2024

LONDON: London’s labyrinth Tube system will offer mobile phone coverage at all stations and throughout all Tube lines by 2024. Admittedly, it’ll only be 4G as a baseline, while the system and its 2,000km network of cables will be “5G ready”, adding that high-speed kit (and paying for it) will be up to each mobile …

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Chengdu Tianfu, China | $11 Billion Mega New Airport Opens

BEIJING: China’s another mega Chengdu Tianfu International Airport has officially commenced operations on Sunday June 28. The Airport opened a new gateway to the city’s giant pandas and greater Sichuan Province. Currently capable of handling 60 million passengers annually, Tianfu is also set to double capacity in due course. Phase one, encompassing three runways and …

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Virgin To Offer | Free Flights For Vaccinated Australians

Virgin Australia will join Qantas in offering free flights as an incentive for Australians to be vaccinated against COVID-19.TUnder the airline’s VA-X & Win promotion, there’ll be a major prize of one million Velocity Frequent Flyer points, “dozens of free business class flights” plus a range of other prizes. The competition will launch later this …

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Sabre And Virgin Australia | Renew Global Distribution Agreement

SINGAPORE: Sabre Corporation, a leading software and technology provider that powers the global travel industry, and Virgin Australia have reaffirmed their long-standing relationship with the renewal of their global distribution agreement.  Under the renewed agreement, Sabre will continue to distribute Virgin Australia flights and services through the Sabre GDS marketplace, ensuring that hundreds of thousands …

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UAE Extends | Travel Ban On Pakistan, India

DUBAI: UAE authorities Saturday announced to extend travel restriction from Pakistan and 13 other countries until further notice. The banned list includes Liberia, Namibia, Sierra Leone, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, Zambia, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Nigeria, and South Africa. Reports in international media quoting United Arab Emirates’ national carrier said ‘flights from …

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