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    Air New Zealand begins quarantine-free flights to Brisbane

    The post Air New Zealand begins quarantine-free flights to Brisbane appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Air New Zealand will operate its first quarantine-free flight from Auckland to Brisbane on 7 January. Passengers travelling on this flight will not be required to quarantine on arrival in Brisbane. Before customers travel to Australia they are required to complete the Australia Travel Declaration form stating they have been in New Zealand the preceding 14 days. Air New Zealand’s chief customer and sales officer Leanne Geraghty said flight NZ147 will depart Auckland at 7:40am with passengers on board not required to quarantine on arrival in Brisbane. “Flights from Auckland to…

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    Cathay Pacific to resume flights to the UK

    The post Cathay Pacific to resume flights to the UK appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Cathay Pacific has announced that it will resume flight services from Hong Kong to London Heathrow starting 12 January in order to assist customers needing to travel to the UK. The airline intends to operate CX251 flights to London Heathrow on 12, 14, 15, 17, 18, 21 and 24 January. Flights from Hong Kong to London Heathrow and Manchester have been cancelled until 10 January. The scheduled flight to Manchester on 15 January is now also cancelled. Meanwhile, all flights departing from the UK to Hong Kong will continue to be…

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    Qantas plans to restart international scheduled flights in July

    The post Qantas plans to restart international scheduled flights in July appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Qantas is re-opening international flight bookings on all its regular routes from July 1, 2021. Qantas has consistently targeted mid-2021 as the resumption date for its international services. Now, six months out, Qantas is sticking to that timeline. But not everything is reverting to normal. The Qantas A380s will remain on the ground. Qantas’ Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner’s will fill the breach, including operating the iconic QF1/QF2 service between Sydney and London. Whilst this is indeed good news, I wouldn’t get too excited about it for the following reasons: Australia has…

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    Airline Accident Fatalities Higher Than 2019 With Less Flights

    The post Airline Accident Fatalities Higher Than 2019 With Less Flights appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Despite the sharp reduction in flying during 2020 because of travel restrictions related to the Covid-19 pandemic, fatal losses for the last 12 months were just as high as in some recent years. Globally there were 12 fatal airline accidents in 2020, resulting in the deaths of 332 passengers and crew. This compares with 22 fatal accidents and 297 fatalities in 2019 when commercial airline activity was at a normal level – which means four or five times the number of flights that took place in 2020. The previous safest…

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    Flights between Munich and Singapore resume

    The post Flights between Munich and Singapore resume appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Starting on 20 January, Singapore Airlines is once again operating three flights per week between Singapore and the Munich hub. Flights from Singapore will now take place on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, while those from Munich will depart on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays. An Airbus A350-900 will service the route and will also transport cargo to and from Asia. “We are delighted that Singapore Airlines, one of Asia’s most prestigious airlines, is restarting regular service in Munich. Resuming the non-stop link between Munich and Singapore sends a very important signal, especially in these…