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IndiGo marks 100 days of flying by enabling blood plasma transport in CarGo

New Delhi/IBNS: IndiGo, in its bid to support the country in its fight against the pandemic, created the first-ever blood plasma corridor to save the life of a patient suffering from COVID-19. The plasma units were transported on IndiGo CarGo from Bengaluru to Srinagar via connecting flights.

Coronavirus: UK allows quarantine-free entry from some countries, India, US excluded

London/IBNS: In a new travel advisory, the United Kingdom on Friday informed that passengers from 59 international destinations can enter the country without the need to quarantine themselves excluding the United States and India among others.

International flights may resume before August, hints Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri

New Delhi/IBNS: Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Saturday hinted at the resumption of international flights before August depending on the behaviour of the pandemic Covid-19, media reports said.

Covid lockdown: All flight operations in India remain suspended till May 17

New Delhi/IBNS: In the wake of the extension of the nationwide anti-Coronavirus lockdown, India kept all flight operations across the country suspended till May 17.

Tough times for tourism, but UN travel organization predicts holiday traffic will return

New York/IBNS: Tourism may have been brought to a near-standstill by COVID-19, but the industry – which accounts for 10 per cent of global GDP – finds itself in a unique position to help put the global economy back on its feet, once the pandemic has passed.

GoAir announces measures to protect staff and flyers as it prepares to resume flights from May 4

New Delhi: Indian private carrier GoAir has announced a slew of measures to protect its staff, crew, and passengers in preparation for a phase-wise commencement of flights from May 4.

British Airways special flight to touch down at Kolkata airport after 11 years

Kolkata/IBNS: Eleven years after ceasing direct flight operations between Kolkata and London's Heathrow airport, a special evacuation flight of the United Kingdom (UK)'s flag carrier airline, British Airways, will touch down at Netaji Subhas Chandra International (NSCBI-CCU) airport here on next Sunday (Apr 19) to transit UK nationals stranded in West Bengal and its neighbouring states due to the nationwide Coronavirus lockdown, officials said.

IndiGo operates relief flight from Delhi to Jodhpur

New Delhi/IBNS: In-line with its commitment to provide support to the nation in the current scenario, IndiGo operated a relief flight from Delhi to Jodhpur on Mar 29, 2020.

Air New Zealand gets gov't bailout amid COVID-19 outbreak

Wellington/Xinhua/UNI: Air New Zealand received 900 million New Zealand dollars from the government on Friday, to bail the company out from crisis.

FAITH chairman writes to PM Modi for help as tourism industry suffers due to Coronavirus

New Delhi/IBNS: Federation of Associations in Indian Tourism & Hospitality (FAITH) chairman Nakul Anand has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to help the tourism industry which has taken a beating due to the outbreak of the deadly Novel Coronavirus.

COVID19 scare: Etihad Airways implements temporary changes to its route network

New Delhi/IBNS: Due to the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus and its continuing impact on air travel services globally, Etihad Airways said it continues to follow UAE and international government and regulatory authority directives and has implemented a series of consolidated network changes.

Beijing expects to receive 70 pct fewer tourists in Q1: official

Beijing/Xinhua/UNI:  Beijing is expected to host 44 million fewer tourists in the first quarter of this year than the same period last year, or an annual decrease of 70 percent, said Chen Dong, head of the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Culture and Tourism.

IranAir suspends flights to Europe amid coronavirus outbreak

Tehran/Xinhua/UNI: Iran's flag carrier IranAir announced on Sunday that it has suspended all its flights to and from Europe until further notice, official IRNA news agency reported.

IndiGo waives-off change fees on existing and new domestic and international bookings made till March 31, 2020

New Delhi/IBNS: In-line with its mission to enable hassle-free travel for its customers, India’s leading carrier - IndiGo - on Saturday announced zero change fees on existing bookings for travel from March 12, 2020 - March 31, 2020.

China sees 45 pc drop in holiday travel, no 'peak' expected

Beijing/Xinhua/UNI: The volume of passenger trips during the Spring Festival travel rush this year is expected to be 45 percent lower than last year due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, with no peak in the number of return trips, said China's Ministry of Transport on Saturday.