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Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread, Q2 2021

Thu May 06, 2021 3:17 pm

Swiss plans restructuring including staff and fleet cuts.

They see structural market changes result of COVID with medium term demand decline in the region of 20 percent, so need more permanent solutions than previous rounds of cost-cutting.

https://swiss.newsmarket.com/english/pr ... 4e5d4e1a6e
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Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread, Q2 2021

Fri May 07, 2021 5:06 pm

Well that bubble did not last long

Less than three weeks after launching a quarantine-free "travel bubble" between New Zealand and Australia, officials in Wellington, New Zealand's capital, announced Thursday that flights from Sydney would be temporarily suspended after new coronavirus cases were detected there.


New Zealand Pauses 'Travel Bubble' With Australia Amid Coronavirus Outbreak In Sydney
https://www.npr.org/sections/coronaviru ... eak-in-syd
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Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread, Q2 2021

Fri May 07, 2021 6:09 pm

LAXintl wrote:
Well that bubble did not last long

Less than three weeks after launching a quarantine-free "travel bubble" between New Zealand and Australia, officials in Wellington, New Zealand's capital, announced Thursday that flights from Sydney would be temporarily suspended after new coronavirus cases were detected there.


New Zealand Pauses 'Travel Bubble' With Australia Amid Coronavirus Outbreak In Sydney
https://www.npr.org/sections/coronaviru ... eak-in-syd

Misleading headline, although the body has the detail correct. Quarantine free travel has been paused from New South Wales to New Zealand (in the same manner it was with Western Australia a couple of weeks ago for a few days). Quarantine free travel to New Zealand from other states and territories remains unaffected.

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Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread, Q2 2021

Fri May 07, 2021 7:05 pm

VirginFlyer wrote:
LAXintl wrote:
Well that bubble did not last long

Less than three weeks after launching a quarantine-free "travel bubble" between New Zealand and Australia, officials in Wellington, New Zealand's capital, announced Thursday that flights from Sydney would be temporarily suspended after new coronavirus cases were detected there.


New Zealand Pauses 'Travel Bubble' With Australia Amid Coronavirus Outbreak In Sydney
https://www.npr.org/sections/coronaviru ... eak-in-syd

Misleading headline, although the body has the detail correct. Quarantine free travel has been paused from New South Wales to New Zealand (in the same manner it was with Western Australia a couple of weeks ago for a few days). Quarantine free travel to New Zealand from other states and territories remains unaffected.

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What did they expect though? 0 cases to get through? Impossible
 
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Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread, Q2 2021

Fri May 07, 2021 7:25 pm

777luver wrote:
VirginFlyer wrote:
LAXintl wrote:
Well that bubble did not last long

Less than three weeks after launching a quarantine-free "travel bubble" between New Zealand and Australia, officials in Wellington, New Zealand's capital, announced Thursday that flights from Sydney would be temporarily suspended after new coronavirus cases were detected there.


New Zealand Pauses 'Travel Bubble' With Australia Amid Coronavirus Outbreak In Sydney
https://www.npr.org/sections/coronaviru ... eak-in-syd

Misleading headline, although the body has the detail correct. Quarantine free travel has been paused from New South Wales to New Zealand (in the same manner it was with Western Australia a couple of weeks ago for a few days). Quarantine free travel to New Zealand from other states and territories remains unaffected.

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What did they expect though? 0 cases to get through? Impossible

They expected that quarantine free travel would be paused on a state-by-state basis where there was an outbreak which posed a risk of someone travelling while infected. Seriously, this pause isn’t unexpected (nor is it the first), and the potential for it to happen was flagged from the outset: https://covid19.govt.nz/travel-and-the- ... australia/

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Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread, Q2 2021

Fri May 07, 2021 7:27 pm

VirginFlyer wrote:
777luver wrote:
VirginFlyer wrote:
Misleading headline, although the body has the detail correct. Quarantine free travel has been paused from New South Wales to New Zealand (in the same manner it was with Western Australia a couple of weeks ago for a few days). Quarantine free travel to New Zealand from other states and territories remains unaffected.

V/F


What did they expect though? 0 cases to get through? Impossible

They expected that quarantine free travel would be paused on a state-by-state basis where there was an outbreak which posed a risk of someone travelling while infected. Seriously, this pause isn’t unexpected (nor is it the first), and the potential for it to happen was flagged from the outset: https://covid19.govt.nz/travel-and-the- ... australia/

V/F


Thanks for the clarification
 
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Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread, Q2 2021

Mon May 10, 2021 4:55 pm

Taiwan will quarantine all pilots for China Airlines for 14 days as it tries to stop an outbreak of COVID-19 linked with the airline pilots and an airport hotel where they stayed. There have been 35 confirmed infections so far in the outbreak.

Health authorities believe some of the pilots got infected first overseas, then spread the infection upon returning to Taiwan, and that others could have been infected by pilots from other airlines staying at the same hotel.

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/as ... 9-14780524
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Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread, Q2 2021

Mon May 10, 2021 9:50 pm

Hearing about the outbreak amoung pilots is distressing. Note, I assume crew too. They need vaccines (yes, after medical and age 80+, but before less exposed).

mercure1 wrote:
Swiss plans restructuring including staff and fleet cuts.

They see structural market changes result of COVID with medium term demand decline in the region of 20 percent, so need more permanent solutions than previous rounds of cost-cutting.

https://swiss.newsmarket.com/english/pr ... 4e5d4e1a6e

Unfortunately, I think that we will "rebound" to 20% to 30% less than the 2019 demand which means cuts.

Airlines dependent upon business travel, like Swiss, will be even harder hit.

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Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread, Q2 2021

Mon May 10, 2021 10:48 pm

mercure1 wrote:
Taiwan will quarantine all pilots for China Airlines for 14 days as it tries to stop an outbreak of COVID-19 linked with the airline pilots and an airport hotel where they stayed. There have been 35 confirmed infections so far in the outbreak.

Health authorities believe some of the pilots got infected first overseas, then spread the infection upon returning to Taiwan, and that others could have been infected by pilots from other airlines staying at the same hotel.

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/as ... 9-14780524


Surely related to this, UA is rerouting the daily SFO - Taipei flights to include a stop at Guam to allow for a crew change and avoid the TPE layover altogether.
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Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread, Q2 2021

Thu May 13, 2021 12:23 am

Singapore Changi Airport will cut public access to all its terminals and the Jewel shopping center following an outbreak of COVID-19 cases. The move was necessary for workers to be tested and for the facilities to be cleaned after a cluster of 25 cases linked to the airport were identified.

https://asianaviation.com/covid-19-outb ... to-public/
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Fri May 14, 2021 3:17 pm

Air Transat has extended its suspension of operations through to 29 July.

https://globalnews.ca/news/7855618/covi ... trictions/
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Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread, Q2 2021

Mon May 17, 2021 2:36 am

France expanded the list of nations with compulsory 10-day quarantine upon arrival.

https://www.thelocal.fr/20210514/france ... uarantine/
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Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread, Q2 2021

Mon May 17, 2021 5:04 pm

Well the Hong Kong-Singapore travel bubble is yet again postponed as spike in cases derail the plans.

https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-paci ... 021-05-17/

And speaking about Singapore, the COVID cluster related to Changi airport is now up to 78 cases.

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/ ... ays-expert
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Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread, Q2 2021

Thu May 20, 2021 5:13 pm

Canada-U.S. border restrictions extended another month to June 21

https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronavir ... -1.5433345
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Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread, Q2 2021

Thu May 20, 2021 6:31 pm

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Canada-U.S. border restrictions extended another month to June 21

https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronavir ... -1.5433345


It'll be awhile longer
 
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Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread, Q2 2021

Fri May 21, 2021 5:42 pm

LHR to dedicate Terminal-3 as arrivals facility for flights from red-list countries to segregate passengers from mixing with those from lower risk nations.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/coro ... 51204.html
https://inews.co.uk/news/uk/heathrow-re ... rs-1012347
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Mon May 24, 2021 4:27 am

Another nation locking down.

Sri Lanka to block international air arrivals for 10-day period as COVID rates hit record spike.

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... nd-flights
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Wed May 26, 2021 10:13 pm

With its future viability surrounded in uncertainty and combined with the pandemic, Alitalia now says it does not plan to return to Buenos Aires EZE (one of its few profitable routes) until August.

https://www.sirchandler.com.ar/2021/05/ ... ue-vuelva/
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Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread, Q2 2021

Fri May 28, 2021 1:06 pm

Guarulhos city mayor asks Brazilian authorities to fully shutdown GRU airport for 15 days, except for cargo flights.

https://br.yahoo.com/news/prefeito-de-guarulhos-pede-fechamento-do-aeroporto-por-15-dias-para-evitar-variante-indiana-da-covid-19-123922280.html
 
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Heathrow opens T3 for flights from high-risk countries

Tue Jun 01, 2021 2:20 pm

https://www.cp24.com/world/uk-s-heathro ... -1.5451091

Not sure if this was posted. Very interesting to see T3 reopen. It will house arrivals from from the 43-country red-list by the UK government.
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Tue Jun 01, 2021 4:46 pm

Vietnam suspending already restricted international flights at Hanoi in an effort to contain a coronavirus outbreak.

https://www.flightglobal.com/airlines/v ... 71.article
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Thu Jun 03, 2021 3:21 pm

So much for the mass rush of UK residents to Portugal. On updated list, Portugal fell off green country list due rising case counts and new variant.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... ist-update
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Thu Jun 03, 2021 8:12 pm

Vaccinate and do it quickly or go through a massive outbreak. Worldwide, those are the only options.
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Fri Jun 04, 2021 3:25 pm

Its a whack a mole game at the moment. As one country opens, another closes.

We've seen how quickly case counts can rise and things turn dire, so its a challenge the industry will have to put up with for a years(s) longer still.
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Fri Jun 11, 2021 3:54 am

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Canada to end 14 day quarantine, hotel stay, and pre departure testing for fully vaccinated Canadians after well over a year of these restrictions. Citizens will still need to isolate until their arrival test comes back negative

https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/feds-en ... -1.5462527

A quick correction. Pre-departure testing will still be required, even for fully vaccinated travellers.
 
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Canada to end 14 day quarantine, hotel stay, and pre departure testing for fully vaccinated Canadians after well over a year of these restrictions. Citizens will still need to isolate until their arrival test comes back negative

https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/feds-en ... -1.5462527

A quick correction. Pre-departure testing will still be required, even for fully vaccinated travellers.


Oh I missed that, thanks. That sucks but a massive improvement to restrictions if goes to plan. Been a long year
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European Union ambassadors voted to lift travel restrictions between Europe and the U.S., along with several other countries. The vote means that U.S. travelers can go to EU nations quarantine free, regardless of vaccination status.

https://www.barrons.com/articles/things ... 1624016852


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European Union ambassadors voted to lift travel restrictions between Europe and the U.S., along with several other countries. The vote means that U.S. travelers can go to EU nations quarantine free, regardless of vaccination status.

https://www.barrons.com/articles/things ... 1624016852


But each country in the EU can still set its own rules regarding entry, testing, and restrictions for third-country nationals/residents. We already saw the different approaches earlier when countries like Greece chose to deviate from the official party line regarding allowing in vaccinated American tourists while most other EU nations still had a ban on that group.
 
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Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread, Q2 2021

Wed Jun 23, 2021 6:24 pm

IAG continues to extend LEVEL´s pandemic schedule out of Barcelona thru November 2021


* Boston BOS suspended until November
* Buenos Aires EZE continues at 2x week thru November (was daily)
* New York JFK continues at 3x week thru November (was 4x w)
* Santiago de Chile SCL suspended until November

https://twitter.com/Aeropuerto_BCN/stat ... 4478803970
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Wed Jun 23, 2021 6:29 pm

Due to the continued COVID-related operating restrictions in Argentina, Ethiopian is pausing its flights to EZE until November.

https://www.infobae.com/economia/2021/0 ... argentina/
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Tue Jun 29, 2021 3:16 pm

Effective July 1st, Hong Kong is to ban all flights from the UK to curb the spread of Covid. The UK is to be classified as an “extremely high-risk” country.

https://www.reuters.com/world/uk/hong-k ... 021-06-28/
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