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    5 incredible ways how Qatar Airways weather the COVID-19 pandemic

    The post 5 incredible ways how Qatar Airways weather the COVID-19 pandemic appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. There is no denying that COVID-19 upended the travel industry, especially the aviation sector, due to travel bans and closed borders. During the time that airlines are struggling (some even filed for bankruptcy), one airline chose to embrace the challenge and rise above it. “This year has been unlike any other, with the COVID-19 pandemic impacting people and businesses all around the world. Aviation has been one of the most affected industries, with a unique set of challenges resulting from a more restrictive travel environment and subdued demand. However,…

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    Etihad Airways vaccinates frontline staff against Covid-19

    The post Etihad Airways vaccinates frontline staff against Covid-19 appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Etihad Airways has claimed to be the first airline in the world to have vaccinated all operating pilots and cabin crew against Covid-19. Tony Douglas, group chief executive officer, Etihad Aviation Group, said: “We proactively made the vaccine available to all our employees to not only help combat the effects of Covid-19 but to make travellers feel confident and reassured the next time they fly with us. “We are the only airline in the world to make Covid-19 testing mandatory for every passenger and crew member before every flight and now, we…

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    Thai Airways to retire A330’s, A380s, and 747s

    The post Thai Airways to retire A330’s, A380s, and 747s appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. As the pandemic continues raging, the recovery in international long-haul travel could still be laying far away. Many countries have closed their international borders, and many impose lots of restrictions that makes travel almost impossible. Airlines currently do not need an extensive fleet of wide-body aircraft to carry passengers across oceans and continents. In fact, the majority of the airlines have temporarily parked their biggest planes in the desert, others are making more drastic long-term plans. The latest fleet downsizing action comes from the national carrier of Thailand, which just announced…

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    Etihad Airways reports staggering USD 1.7 billion loss

    The post Etihad Airways reports staggering USD 1.7 billion loss appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Abu Dhabi’s national carrier Etihad has reported core operating losses of USD 1.7 billion in 2020, reflecting the severe toll of the coronavirus pandemic on the long-troubled airline that has lost billions in recent years. The airline reported revenues of USD 2.7 billion in 2020 compared to USD 5.6 billion the year before, a precipitous decline it attributed to ‘drastically fewer people traveling’ as the surging pandemic crippled air travel. But the airline, one of the Middle East’s top carriers, struggled with financial losses long before the pandemic wiped out the…

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    Qatar Airways increases seats to Seychelles ahead of reopening

    The post Qatar Airways increases seats to Seychelles ahead of reopening appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Qatar Airways is increasing seat capacity into the Seychelles this summer as the tourist hot spot opens up to the world again. The Indian Ocean islands will be welcoming visitors who will only need to present a negative PCR test taken 72-hours before departure. There will be no quarantine requirement or restriction on movement on those arriving via Doha. The news has been welcomed by Qatar Airways chief commercial officer Thierry Antinori, who said: “We resumed our flights to the Seychelles in December 2020. Now the islands are opening up…