India’s international air passenger traffic resumed from March 27 this year after a hiatus of two years.
Many airlines struggled to see a future for their enormous Airbus SE A380s when the pandemic grounded fleets in early 2020. Qantas Airways Ltd. parked its 12 double-deckers in the Californian desert, saying they wouldn’t be needed for at least three years, while Etihad Airways said it’s not clear if its 10 superjumbos will ever fly again.
Vistara also announced the start of non-stop flights between Jeddah, the second largest city in Saudi Arabia, and Mumbai, from August 2
“I’ve got nothing but extremely positive feedback,” said John Samuelsen, international president of the Transport Workers Union, which represents thousands of flight attendants
Countries like US and Singapore require a negative RT PCR test on arrival.
Launching at the end of April, the virtual interline partnership between the two LCCs is made possible by technology company and flight search engine, Dohop.
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Fares may remain elevated as the aviation industry worldwide continues to struggle with high fuel prices, closure of airspace over Ukraine and Russia, and muted demand for international travel.
With the threat posed by the Omicron variant of COVID-19 receding, and the infection rate dwindling in most parts of the world, a number of countries have begun easing the norms for international travel. Here's a look.
As per the new guidelines, all the international passengers, irrespective of their duration of stay in Kerala, need to undergo self- symptom surveillance and if found symptomatic undertake an RT-PCR test.
It is expected that the next-generation passports will ensure the security of biometric data and facilitate smooth passage through immigration posts worldwide.
First-quarter revenue is expected to be down about 20% to 22% compared with the first quarter of 2019, and it will fly slightly less than it did two years ago.
The seven-day mandatory home quarantine order was first issued for passengers arriving from Dubai on December 25, and was subsequently extended to all travellers from the UAE.
Royal Caribbean said it had called off planned trips on three ships — Serenade of the Seas, Symphony of the Seas and Jewel of the Seas — and pushed back the return to cruising of another, Vision of the Seas, to March.
As per the new SOPs, all Mumbai residents arriving in the city from Dubai will have to undergo compulsory seven-day home quarantine, followed by an RT-PCR test on the seventh day. BMC added that such passengers will not have to get RT-PCR tests done on arrival.
With this new partnership, Air France and KLM will offer their customers access to 25 new Indian destinations, while customers of IndiGo will get access to over 250 global destinations offered by Air France and KLM, IndiGo said in a press release.
Bali, one of the world’s most popular destinations, is among several tourism hot spots in Southeast Asia that have reopened — technically, at least — to international visitors in recent weeks.
Maharashtra’s health department has capped prices of RT PCR test at Mumbai International Airport at Rs 1,975. MIAL was charging Rs 4,500 per test earlier.
To ensure prevention of Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus, the exemption forms from the Air Suvidha portal have been discontinued, and filling of the details have been made compulsory for all international passengers arriving in India.