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Qatar Airways to extend Privilege Club member status by 12 months

QATAR AIRWAYS TO EXTEND PRIVILEGE CLUB MEMBER STATUS BY 12 MONTHS

The carrier had previously announced a six-month extension to tier statuses

Vietnam Airlines disinfects aircraft after each flight

VIETNAM AIRLINES DISINFECTS AIRCRAFT AFTER EACH FLIGHT

Besides disinfecting aircraft after each flight, the airline added that it will also spray disinfectant on all aircraft operated within...

 
 
 
People are working a longer day from home

PEOPLE ARE WORKING A LONGER DAY FROM HOME

Data shows that people are working an extra two hours from home

Virgin Atlantic “to seek bailout in coming days”

VIRGIN ATLANTIC “TO SEEK BAILOUT IN COMING DAYS”

The BBC reports that the carrier "is expected to ask for a government bailout worth hundreds of millions of pounds"

 
 
 
TGV transforms into high-speed ambulance

TGV TRANSFORMS INTO HIGH-SPEED AMBULANCE

One of France's high speed TGV trains is being used to relocate patients to less crowded hospitals.

Gatwick Airport to close North Terminal

GATWICK AIRPORT TO CLOSE NORTH TERMINAL

The airport may close entirely amid the coronavirus pandemic

 
 
 
The Ritz London closes its doors for first time in over a century

THE RITZ LONDON CLOSES ITS DOORS FOR FIRST TIME IN OVER A CENTURY

It's the first time since the hotel opened in 1906 that is has been forced to close

Canada says airlines can offer customers vouchers in lieu of refunds

CANADA SAYS AIRLINES CAN OFFER CUSTOMERS VOUCHERS IN LIEU OF REFUNDS

The Canadian Transportation Agency said a balance needed to be struck between passenger protection and airlines' operational realities...

 
 
 
G20 Summit 2020 updates

G20 SUMMIT 2020 UPDATES

Leaders of 20 nations came together to discuss the impact of coronavirus pandemic on the global economy

China cuts international flights to stop imported coronavirus cases

CHINA CUTS INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS TO STOP IMPORTED CORONAVIRUS CASES

Chinese airlines will be allowed to maintain one route to any specific country with no more than one flight per week each, while foreign...

 
 
 
Air Asia grounds most of its fleet

AIR ASIA GROUNDS MOST OF ITS FLEET

The low-cost airline will temporarily hibernate most of its fleet in the wake of growing travel restrictions imposed by governments...

South African Airways suspends all commercial operations

SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS SUSPENDS ALL COMMERCIAL OPERATIONS

The airline had already paused all international flights

 
 
 
Virgin Atlantic drops Gatwick, Manchester, Glasgow and Belfast

VIRGIN ATLANTIC DROPS GATWICK, MANCHESTER, GLASGOW AND BELFAST

Virgin consolidates operations at Heathrow as it flies just 6 out of 41 aircraft in the coming weeks

British Airways reduces Tier Point thresholds and extends Gold Upgrade and Companion vouchers

BRITISH AIRWAYS REDUCES TIER POINT THRESHOLDS AND EXTENDS GOLD UPGRADE AND COMPANION VOUCHERS

All Tier Point thresholds have been reduced by 30 per cent for members due for renewal in April, May and June

 
 
 
UK airlines seek permission to defer refunds until after crisis

UK AIRLINES SEEK PERMISSION TO DEFER REFUNDS UNTIL AFTER CRISIS

Representative body Airlines UK is reported to have written to the government asking for members to be allowed to issue vouchers and...

Over 7,500 commercial aircraft currently withdrawn from service globally

OVER 7,500 COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT CURRENTLY WITHDRAWN FROM SERVICE GLOBALLY

Travel data expert Cirium said that the figure was approaching one third of the world's commercial fleet

 
 
 
Thailand closes border, bans entry for foreigners

THAILAND CLOSES BORDER, BANS ENTRY FOR FOREIGNERS

The travel ban came into effect on Wednesday after a nationwide state of emergency was declared to combat the Covid-19 pandemic

Lufthansa operates special flight between Frankfurt and Delhi

LUFTHANSA OPERATES SPECIAL FLIGHT BETWEEN FRANKFURT AND DELHI

The flight was operated to bring German citizens back home after flight operations were halted to and from India owing to the Covid-19...

 
 
 
Air New Zealand further cuts international flights over coronavirus

AIR NEW ZEALAND FURTHER CUTS INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS OVER CORONAVIRUS

Air New Zealand has reduced its international flight schedule to 11 routes

Indian aviation looks at a $3.6 billion loss: CAPA India

INDIAN AVIATION LOOKS AT A $3.6 BILLION LOSS: CAPA INDIA

India has suspended commercial flights until April 15 as part of macro efforts to prevent the spread of Covid-19

 
 
 



The US will NOT pay for Harry and Meghan's security in Los Angeles, says...

The US will NOT pay for Harry and Meghan's security in Los Angeles, says Donald Trump

President Donald Trump has said Prince Harry and Meghan will have to pay for their own security costs once they settle to live in Los Angeles. Read more ...

Aston Villa star Jack Grealish wrecks £80k Range Rover in crash hours after...

Aston Villa star Jack Grealish wrecks £80k Range Rover in crash hours after urging fans to stay home over coronavirus

JACK Grealish is accused of wrecking his £80,000 Range Rover in a village crash today - just hours after urging fans to stay home over coronavirus fears. The Aston Villa ace... Read more ...

Country music legend Joe Diffie dies at 61 from 'coronavirus complications'

Country music legend Joe Diffie dies at 61 from 'coronavirus complications'

It was reported just two days ago that the country music singer had tested positive for COVID-19 - his publicist has confirmed his tragic death Read more ...

It Could Be Six Months Or Longer Before UK Returns To Normal, Says Deputy...

It Could Be Six Months Or Longer Before UK Returns To Normal, Says Deputy Chief Medical Officer

Updated: See the latest stories on the coronavirus outbreak. It could be six months or longer before the country gets back to normal from the coronavirus pandemic, the deputy... Read more ...

Boris Johnson tells Brits ‘we will do this together' in first self-isolation...

Boris Johnson tells Brits ‘we will do this together' in first self-isolation video since announcing he has coronavirus

BORIS Johnson tonight vowed “we will do this together” in his first self-isolation video since announcing he had tested positive for coronavirus. The Prime Minister, who... Read more ...

'He tried to surprise him: Rivaldo says Ronaldinho MEANT to lob David Seaman...

'He tried to surprise him: Rivaldo says Ronaldinho MEANT to lob David Seaman at the 2002 World Cup

England crashed out of the tournament in the quarter-finals when they suffered a 2-1 defeat to eventual winners Brazil, Ronaldinho scoring an unforgettable winner in the second... Read more ...

Deliveroo to serve 500,000 free meals including pizzas, salads and pasta to...

Deliveroo to serve 500,000 free meals including pizzas, salads and pasta to NHS workers

Pizza Hut has offered 350,000 of the meals while Itsu and Lewis Hamilton's Neat Burger have both offered a sizeable number, Deliveries will begin from next week. Matt Hancock... Read more ...

James and Ola Jordan finally share their baby daughter's name with fans

James and Ola Jordan finally share their baby daughter's name with fans

JAMES and Ola Jordan have finally shared their baby daughter's name with fans. The former Strictly star and Dancing On Ice winner welcomed their first child into the world just... Read more ...

James McAvoy donates £275,000 to support NHS staff during coronavirus pandemic

James McAvoy donates £275,000 to support NHS staff during coronavirus pandemic

Scottish actor James McAvoy has donated £275,000 to a crowdfunding campaign designed to provide protective equipment to front line NHS staff against COVID-19 Read more ...

More than 20,000 retired NHS staff will re-join service for coronavirus fight

More than 20,000 retired NHS staff will re-join service for coronavirus fight

Boris Johnson, who is self-isolating after testing positive for the Covid-19 on Thursday, congratulated the frontline staff - who join 750,000 volunteers who have signed up to... Read more ...