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    Cathay Pacific will close its Australian flight crew base

    The post Cathay Pacific will close its Australian flight crew base appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Cathay Pacific has confirmed it will close its Australian base in July. This follows news the Hong Kong-based airline will shut its Canada base. The fate of Cathay Pacific bases in New Zealand, Europe, and the United States remain up in the air. In an email to Cathay Pacific’s Australian-based flight crews, first reported in “The Australian”, Cathay Pacific’s aircrew general manager Deborah McConnochie said there was no alternative. “This is not a decision we have made lightly and is not a reflection on the performance of our Australian-based pilots,” said…

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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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    Bidding farewell! Princess Cruises announces Pacific Princess will leave fleet

    The post Bidding farewell! Princess Cruises announces Pacific Princess will leave fleet appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Princess Cruises has announced the sale of Pacific Princess to an undisclosed buyer. The sale of the cruise ship is in line with parent company Carnival Corporation’s plan to accelerate the removal of less efficient ships from its fleet. Pacific Princess first joined the cruise line’s fleet in 2002, and originally entered service in 1999 as R3 for Renaissance Cruises. The boutique-style ship offered an intimate cruising environment, with a total of just 670 passengers, but incorporated many of the dining and entertainment options available on the cruise line’s…

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    Cebu Pacific receives 7-star COVID safety rating

    The post Cebu Pacific receives 7-star COVID safety rating appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Philippine low-cost airline Cebu Pacific has received the highest 7-star COVID safety rating from AirlineRatings as it remains committed to providing you with safe and affordable flights this 2021. Fly with peace of mind with our new COVID Protect add-on to CEB Travelsure, for insurance coverage when it comes to COVID-related hospitalization and treatments. As people gear up for another year of making moments happen, the airline is more than ready to fly you to some of the best islands in the Philippines. Rediscover the wonders of travelling this 2021 with Bacolod,…

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    Steering cruise travel towards innovative sustainability in Asia Pacific region

    The post Steering cruise travel towards innovative sustainability in Asia Pacific region appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. As the travel industry is busy getting back on its feet, Travel Daily Media caught up with Damian Perry, managing director of Asia Pacific Region at Hurtigruten. TD: What messages do you have for Asia Pacific region travel agents in the wake of COVID-19? DP: As we witness high demand again, it’s time to change the conversation, and be proactive. It’s kicked in sooner than we anticipated and clients are committing into late 2021 and 2022. We see this in all markets, creating an extremely positive psychological shift, whilst…