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An economy-class Singapore Airlines ticket for a flight leaving on June 16 and returning from Hong Kong on June 18, for example, was available for $466.(Reuters)

Early tickets for Hong Kong-Singapore travel bubble sold out

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON APR 28, 2021 02:36 PM IST
  • The bubble is due to open on May 26, and demand was always going to outstrip supply given there will only be one return flight per day between the two financial hubs at first, and with capacity limited at 200 travelers.
The average number of passengers per flight during March 2021 was 109, against an average of 111 passengers per flight in March 2020(AP)
The average number of passengers per flight during March 2021 was 109, against an average of 111 passengers per flight in March 2020(AP)

Domestic passenger traffic slips to 10-year low in pandemic-hit FY21

PTI | , Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON APR 06, 2021 08:01 PM IST
  • The domestic passenger traffic in March 2021 has been estimated at around 77-78 lakh, a marginal decline of about 1 per cent over February during which airlines had flown around 78.30 lakh passengers
The study, "Airplane Seating Assignment Problem," was conducted by Jacobson, John Pavlik and Ian Ludden, all from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Angus Mordant/Bloomberg(Bloomberg)
The study, "Airplane Seating Assignment Problem," was conducted by Jacobson, John Pavlik and Ian Ludden, all from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Angus Mordant/Bloomberg(Bloomberg)

Social distancing in airplane seat assignments can reduce Covid-19 spread

ANI | , Maryland
PUBLISHED ON MAR 28, 2021 05:30 PM IST
  • The models can lower the transmission risk of Covid-19 more so than the strategy of blocking the middle seats, given the same number of passengers
While flying helped carry the virus around the world initially, airplanes themselves have so far not been proven to be super-spreader locations the way business conferences and meat-packing plants have been.(Bloomberg/ Representational image)
While flying helped carry the virus around the world initially, airplanes themselves have so far not been proven to be super-spreader locations the way business conferences and meat-packing plants have been.(Bloomberg/ Representational image)

Airlines face new challenge with fuel prices on upswing

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 17, 2021 06:01 PM IST
  • Escalating fuel costs will create a dilemma for carriers who unwound hedges that proved costly when demand suddenly disappeared when the coronavirus hit last year, said John Grant, senior analyst at OAG
The state has mostly been open since last summer, and Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis opposed to any return to “lockdown.”(Unsplash)
The state has mostly been open since last summer, and Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis opposed to any return to “lockdown.”(Unsplash)

Florida expects spring travelers amid pandemic

AP | , Tallahassee
PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 12:38 PM IST
Florida isn’t expecting Spring Break travel to return fully back to normal, pre-pandemic levels, but is expecting many more travelers than last year when the US outbreak was just getting started.
More restrictions will mean further pain for airlines and the travel industry at a time when many companies are struggling after eleven months of the pandemic.(PIA JOSEPHSON via REUTERS)
More restrictions will mean further pain for airlines and the travel industry at a time when many companies are struggling after eleven months of the pandemic.(PIA JOSEPHSON via REUTERS)

Britain cracks down on travel to stop virus spread

Reuters | , London
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 09:20 PM IST
  • Travellers arriving in Britain from high-risk Covid-19 countries will have to quarantine for 10 days in government-provided accommodation, while those wishing to leave will need to explain why in a process checked before departure, interior minister Priti Patel said on Wednesday.
Heathrow has just had one of its busiest weeks since the first UK lockdown as people caught flights in the run up to Christmas(AP)
Heathrow has just had one of its busiest weeks since the first UK lockdown as people caught flights in the run up to Christmas(AP)

Christmas travel chaos hits UK as Europeans suspend flights

By Bloomberg | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2020 10:11 PM IST
France and Germany are considering joining Italy, the Netherlands and Belgium in banning air and train links with the UK, which is in the middle of delicate and critical Brexit negotiations with its partners in the European Union.
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