Emirates Airline, via its official website, reported (08-Jul-2020) tourists travelling with Emirates to Dubai from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Egypt, India, Iran, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Philippines, Russia, Sudan, Tanzania and certain destinations in the US must carry a negative COVID-19 test certificate issued by an approved laboratory in order to be accepted for travel, effective 10-Jul-2020. Certificates must be issued no more than 96 hours before departure.
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.
North American airlines face a mixed outlook for 2020. The CAPA Americas Aviation & LCCs Summit provides a timely platform for the industry’s senior leaders to address challenges and opportunities in the region, and assess the competitive LCC landscape.
Air Namibia, via its official Twitter account, stated (09-Jul-2020) the suspension of its service licences was "upended" by the High Court. The airline will continue to operate all domestic services according to its published schedule. Earlier reports stated the Transportation Commission of Namibia had suspended the airline's scheduled air services licence, effective 08-Jul-2020, due to the airline's financial status (The Namibian/Reuters, 08-Jul-2020). The commission had given the airline until 22-Jul-2020 to provide "evidence of having obtained funding to meet the requirements of the air services acts".
Aero Contractors, via its official Twitter account, confirmed (08-Jul-2020) plans to resume operations on 09-Jul-2020. The airline opted to resume services one day after the official domestic resumption date of 08-Jul-2020 "to ensure that airport facilities were not stretched beyond COVID-19 protocol guidelines".
Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced (08-Jul-2020) to the National Cabinet plans to slow the arrival of incoming passengers at international airports, and has "been discussing that with Premiers over the last sort of 24 hours". Mr Morrison stated: "The fact is that New South Wales has been bearing the largest burden of people returning to Australia and they're people, they're Queenslanders, they're Western Australians, they're Tasmanians and New South Wales has done the heavy-lifting on that and foot the bill for it too". [more - original PR]
Georgia's Government announced (08-Jul-2020) plans to open borders unconditionally for Estonia, Germany, France, Latvia and Lithuania, following a decision by the Interagency Coordination Council. Work on relevant procedures continue with countries that have unconditionally opened their borders to Georgia. Countries including Italy, Cyprus, Iceland, and Slovenia are ready to open borders with certain restrictions, including a mandatory 14 day quarantine period for arrivals. Georgia will maintain the status quo in relation to EU member states that did not open their borders to Georgia. Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Norway, Malta, Finland, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary have not opened their borders to Georgia. [more - original PR]
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