IATA agents urges Civil Aviation Minister to allow full refund of air tickets

According to a recent news report, IATA Agents Association of India has requested the Civil Aviation Ministry to allow passengers a full refund of the ticketed value (including basic fare and fuel surcharges) of unutilised tickets as well as rescheduling travel dates by utilising total ticketed value or EMD as credit. Considering the worldwide spread … Read more

China’s coronavirus epicentre Hubei resumes domestic flights from Sunday

The coronavirus epicentre, Hubei, has resumed services of domestic flights. With the exception of its capital city Wuhan, domestic passenger flights resumed operations on Sunday. Hubei Province has been under lockdown for more than two months after the first case of COVID-19 was detected last year. Since no new coronavirus cases were reported for several … Read more

Indigo operates relief flight from Delhi to Jodhpur for Iran-returned Indians

IndiGo operated a relief flight from Delhi on March 29 to carry 139 Indian passengers. who were being shifted to the Army Isolation centre in Jodhpur. The flight 6E-9121 operated by two captains and four cabin crew was operated after all passengers were certified as being corona negative prior to the flight. These passengers had … Read more

Season of hope arrives with Spring Festivals in Taiwan

It is often said ‘Earth laughs in flowers’ and March welcomes the season of joy and hope in Taiwan with two festivals honouring the onset of blooms. The Hakka Tung Blossom Festival which begins in March, and The Cherry Blossom Festival, for which the trees have already begun to blossom. Both festivals will continue till early-May and apart from being … Read more

IBTM Americas postpones 2020 show to August

Reed Exhibitions Mexico has announced that IBTM Americas 2020, which had been scheduled for 27–28 May 2020, will now take place on 26-27th August 2020 at Centro Citibanamex. The announcement was made, according to Reed, following consultation with stakeholders and in alignment with advice from the Mexican and international public health authorities. Commenting on the announcement, David … Read more

IATA urges G20 to support the airline industry

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has urged G20 leaders to act quickly to support the aviation industry in order to prevent irrecoverable damage to international connectivity arising from the impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). In an open letter to the G20 Presidency, Iata’s director general and CEO Alexandre de Juniac emphasized the essential … Read more

Vistara suspends international flights till March end

Indian airline Vistara announced it will be temporarily suspending its international operations from March 20 to March 31. The airline has also temporarily adjusted its domestic capacity for the months of March and April 2020 in view of “reduced demand”, said a report. Customers booked on the affected flights will be fully refunded and the … Read more

Odisha hoteliers seek government help for badly hit tourism in the state; HRAO sends memorandum to CM

The Hotel and Restaurant Association of Odisha (HRAO), a body of private hotels, has sent a memorandum to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik over seeking help in financial crisis faced by the hoteliers in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. “We have taken loans from banks. In the current situation, it seems difficult for us to … Read more