Vietnam Airlines, via its official Twitter account, announced (23-Sep-2020) it has carried approximately 40,000 passengers on domestic routes since the beginning of 2020, a 12% year-on-year increase. The carrier currently operates over 40 domestic routes with around 200 flights per day.
Cargo services often are given less attention than passenger operations. Yet, air cargo serves as a lifeline for nations such as Qatar and also provides the foundation for the global supply chain. Yet, the nature of the cargo business demands operational flexibility and liberal operating rules to meet the needs of consumer businesses. This panel will examine the forces and pressures shaping the business.
Australia's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack announced (27-Sep-2020) the Government will inject AUD250 million (USD176 million) into regional Australia, encouraging more Australians to travel and experience a domestic destination, boosting regional jobs and local economies. The package includes a AUD50 million (USD35 million) Regional Tourism Recovery initiative to assist businesses in regions heavily reliant on international tourism and AUD200 million (USD140.8 million) for an additional round of the Building Better Regions Fund. [more - original PR]
Taiwan Civil Aeronautics Administration reported (25-Sep-2020) the following cargo traffic highlights for domestic airlines for Aug-2020:
- Cargo: 210,419 tonnes, +17.9% year-on-year;
- Chiang Mai: Five times daily;
- Phuket: Three times daily;
- Krabi: Twice daily;
- Surat Thani: Twice daily.
Peach introduced (25-Sep-2020) the workcation system on 01-Sep-2020 to help revitalise regional economies by boosting the non-resident population, and further enhancing employee work life balance. Workcation refers to the new option of remote working while enjoying leisure time at a travel destination or in one's hometown, and is intended to promote longer vacations or paid leave. [more - original PR]
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