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    Western Sydney airport unveils final terminal design

    The post Western Sydney airport unveils final terminal design appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Sustainability and energy efficiency are at the core of the airport as CEO Simon Hickey reveals details of the $5.3 billion project. Western Sydney International Airport will become Sydney’s second airport, with demand for aviation services set to double over the next 20 years. That is the view of the Australian government, as the airport – named after the pioneering Australian aviatrix Nancy-Bird Walton – revealed the design of its terminal. Scheduled to open in late 2026 at an initial cost of $5.3 billion, Western Sydney is being built to accommodate 10…

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    Air India flight with all-woman cockpit crew successfully lands at Bengaluru airport

    The post Air India flight with all-woman cockpit crew successfully lands at Bengaluru airport appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Air India’s longest direct flight from San Francisco to Bengaluru with an all-woman cockpit crew successfully landed in the southern city on 11 January. The national carrier had said that this flight would be the longest commercial flight in the world to be operated by any Indian airline and the total flight time on this route would be of more than 17 hours depending on the wind speed on that day. The direct distance between the two cities at opposite ends of the world is 13,993 km…

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    Heathrow Airport reopens terminal 3 for red list arrivals

    The post Heathrow Airport reopens terminal 3 for red list arrivals appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. London’s Heathrow Airport has reopened Terminal 3 as a dedicated facility for all arrivals from red list countries into the UK. Hotel quarantine for arrivals from the most vulnerable destinations has been required for nearly four months, and there had been concerns of passengers mixing in queues during immigration. At present, there are 43 countries on the red list but direct flights are permitted from only a few of them, including India. Only British and Irish nationals or UK residents are allowed to travel from countries on the list. Anyone…

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    Abu Dhabi unveils region’s first PCR testing laboratory located within airport

    The post Abu Dhabi unveils region’s first PCR testing laboratory located within airport appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Abu Dhabi Airports, in partnership with Pure Health and Tamouh Healthcare, has launched the region’s first PCR testing laboratory within an airport. The new state of the art RT-PCR lab offers fast COVID-19 testing within the Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) to facilitate the resumption of air travel and assist with quarantine tracking procedures. Designed to ensure the health, safety, and wellbeing of travellers and staff at Abu Dhabi International Airport, the new Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) testing process is free for arriving passengers and is…

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    IATA Travel Pass successfully trials on first international flight in London’s Heathrow Airport

    The post IATA Travel Pass successfully trials on first international flight in London’s Heathrow Airport appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the arrival at London’s Heathrow Airport of the first traveller using the IATA Travel Pass app to manage their travel health credentials. “The successful implementation of IATA Travel Pass in this trial with Singapore Airlines passengers demonstrates that technology can securely, conveniently and efficiently help travellers and governments to manage travel health credentials. The significance of this to re-starting international aviation cannot be overstated,” said Alexandre de Juniac, IATA’s director general and CEO. JoAnn Tan, acting senior vice president…