Flights

    • Greece extends flight restrictions as new Covid-19 cases rise

      Greece extends flight restrictions as new Covid-19 cases rise

      Greece is extending restrictions on domestic flights until 12 April and on international flights until 19 April as the number of new COVID-19 cases continues to rise, Reuters reported. Passengers flying to Greece must receive a negative PCR test 72 hours before arrival and undergo random testing for COVID-19. All foreign travellers are quarantined for seven days.

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    • New lockdowns force Ryanair to cut flights

      New lockdowns force Ryanair to cut flights

      Budget carrier Ryanair is announced major cuts to its flight schedule due to latest surge of Covid-19 cases that lead to new lockdowns. The changes will come in effect from 21 January, BBC reported. All customes affected by the cancellations should receive special emails advising them on free moves or refunds.

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    • European airports slide to bankruptcy

      European airports slide to bankruptcy

      Nearly 200 airports across Europe are on the brink of an insolvency abyss following the slump in air travel, the airports' trade body has warned. A report by Airports Council International (ACI) Europe has estimated that no less than 193 airports on the continent “face insolvency in the coming months if passenger traffic does not start to recover by the year-end”.

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    • Beijing cancels flights, closes schools in the face of new virus wave

      Beijing cancels flights, closes schools in the face of new virus wave

      Beijing shut all schools and cancelled at least 1,225 flights on Wednesday, as the city registered 31 new coronavirus cases, news wires reported. City officials have urged residents not to leave the city, and several provinces have quarantined travellers from Beijing after 137 new cases were confirmed in the capital in recent days. The new cases have raised fears of a second wave of infections as China had largely brought its domestic outbreak under control.

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    • Domestic flights resume in Turkey

      Domestic flights resume in Turkey

      Turkey resumed domestic flights on Monday as it eases restrictions in place since March to contain the novel coronavirus. The first passenger plane took off from Istanbul for the capital, Ankara, tweeted Transport and Infrastructure Minister Adil Karaismailoglu, who was on board.

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    • Lufthansa resumes flights to tourist destinations in June

      Lufthansa resumes flights to tourist destinations in June

      Lufthansa announced plans to restart its service across Europe with special focus on tourist destinations. By mid-June the company will start flying to 20 vacation hotspots, including Mallorca, Crete, Rhodes, Faro, Venice, Ibiza and Malaga. All flights are planned to depart from Frankfurt. The airline is expected to announce further destinations by the end of the week.

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