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Resumption of regional and international routes in the offing, further downsizings and reorganisation of businesses in play. Short, medium and long term tactical strategies in play across the industry. The shakeup that we are now witnessing in the industry will determine the future size and shape of the industry for generations to come. - dre aviation
In today's update we are covering the following topics:
India: Adani Group in talks to buy out GVK in Mumbai Airport
India: Kerala assembly passes resolution against awarding airport contract to Adani
India: Seven Gaya airport staff test Covid positive
Industry News: The cost of travel could be at the heart of the next economic crisis
Industry News: Airline industry expects 3-year recovery from crisis
Industry News: Europe Tried to Limit Mass Layoffs, but the Cuts Are Coming Anyway
Malaysia: Malaysia Airlines plans to increase Sabah flights next month
Nigeria: Virgin Atlantic to resume London-Lagos flights September 10
Russian Federation: Aeroflot Group Announces Operating Results for June
Singapore: Singapore lifts quarantine requirements on Brunei and New Zealand
United Kingdom: India's SpiceJet to fly to Heathrow airport from next month
United Kingdom: UK’s Heathrow Airport passenger numbers down 88% amid…
United Kingdom: Rolls-Royce expected to post a half-year loss of £1.1bn in its results
Zambia: Zambian Government finalising JV with Ethiopian for launch of Zambia Airways
Adani Group in talks to buy out GVK in Mumbai Airport - Outlook India
Kerala assembly passes resolution against awarding airport contract to Adani - Livemint
India: Seven Gaya airport staff test Covid positive - Times Of India
The cost of travel could be at the heart of the next economic crisis - Yahoo
Airline industry expects 3-year recovery from crisis - Manila Standard
Europe Tried to Limit Mass Layoffs, but the Cuts Are Coming Anyway - New York Times
Malaysia Airlines plans to increase Sabah flights next month - Malaysian Reserve
Virgin Atlantic to resume London-Lagos flights September 10
Virgin Atlantic has announced that flights from Lagos to London will resume on September 10.
This comes after Hadi Sirika, the minister of aviation, announced that Nigeria would open its airspace to commercial flights on August 29.
A statement by the airline to have said all passengers will be provided personal health packs which will contain three medical-grade face masks to be worn on-board, surface wipes, and hand gel.
The British airline said it has taken other measures taken to ensure customers have a safe flying experience including the use of electrostatic spraying of high-grade disinfectants in all cabins and lavatories before every flight and enhanced thorough cleaning practices at check-in and boarding gates.
“Economy and premium economy customers will now enjoy a ‘Fly safe, eat well’ meal box, which incorporates a choice of two hot meals, cheese and biscuits and a dessert pot washed down with a choice of wine, beer, soft drinks and bottled water,” the statement read.
“Upper-class customers will receive a choice of three hot meals, desserts, including cheese & biscuits and a ciabatta roll, all delivered to their seat on a tray.
“All customers will receive a second meal service which, on day flights from the UK, includes the delicious Mile High Tea in collaboration with celebrity pâtissier Eric Lanlard.”
Commenting on flight resumption, Justin Bell, Virgin Atlantic’s commercial manager, said: “We are delighted to be able to relaunch flights between Lagos and London Heathrow, showcasing our brand new A350-1000 aircraft.
“We will always ensure that health and safety remain our number one priority, whilst keeping our signature Virgin spirit and our teams have been working tirelessly to implement new measures and evolve our customer experience. We are looking forward to welcoming customers back on-board, taking them to the skies safely and in true Virgin Atlantic style.”
“The health and wellbeing of our customers and crew is at the centre of all our operations and that includes social distancing at the airport and on-board wherever possible, meticulous cleaning of the aircraft and individual health packs for all customers, containing medical-grade face masks, hand sanitizer and surface wipes.”
The airline also advised passengers to arrive at the airport three hours before their flights are due to leave.
By: Oluseyi Awojulugbe
Aeroflot Group Announces Operating Results for June - Travel Trade Daily
Singapore lifts quarantine requirements on Brunei and New Zealand - Headline Only
India's SpiceJet to fly to Heathrow airport from next month - Arabian Business
UK’s Heathrow Airport passenger numbers down 88% amid… - Brinkwire
Rolls-Royce expected to post a half-year loss of £1.1bn in its results - This is Money
Zambian Government finalising JV with Ethiopian for launch of Zambia Airways - Headline Only
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