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Air France-KLM seeks about 1 billion euros via share issue

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FILE PHOTO: KLM airplanes are seen parked at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam, Netherlands April 2, 2020. REUTERS/Piroschka van de Wouw/File Photo PARIS (Reuters) – Air France-KLM has launched a share issue to raise about 988 million euros ($1.2 billion) to strengthen its liquidity and finance its general needs in the......

Next week crucial for Italy, EU talks over Alitalia – minister

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FILE PHOTO: Alitalia plane is seen on the tarmac after landing at Ben Gurion International airport in Lod, near Tel Aviv, Israel February 27, 2020. REUTERS/Amir Cohen/File Photo MILAN (Reuters) – Talks between Italy and the European Commission over the revamp of Alitalia will enter a key phase next week,......

EU proposes six-month tariff freeze with United States – Der Spiegel

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FILE PHOTO: European Union flags flutter outside the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, in this file picture taken October 28, 2015. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir/File Photo BERLIN (Reuters) – The European Union has suggested that it and the United States suspend tariffs imposed on billions of dollars of imports for six......

March delivery surge pushes Airbus jet supply higher in first quarter

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FILE PHOTO: An unmarked A320-214SL Airbus plane is seen on the tarmac at the Airbus factory in Blagnac near Toulouse, France, July 2, 2020. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/File Photo PARIS (Reuters) – Airbus reported slightly higher deliveries in the first quarter with 125 aircraft handed over to airlines after a sharp increase......

UK vaccine body: Keep going with second doses of AstraZeneca vaccine

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FILE PHOTO: A medical worker prepares a dose of Oxford/AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination centre in Antwerp, Belgium March 18, 2021. REUTERS/Yves Herman/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – People in Britain who have received their first dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine should continue to be offered their second dose,......

WHO does not back vaccination passports for now: spokeswoman

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FILE PHOTO: A logo is pictured outside a building of the World Health Organization (WHO) during an executive board meeting on update on the coronavirus outbreak, in Geneva, Switzerland, February 6, 2020. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse GENEVA (Reuters) – The World Health Organization (WHO) does not back requiring vaccination passports for entry......

EasyJet CEO criticises testing requirements in Britain’s travel restart plan

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FILE PHOTO: EasyJet CEO Johan Lundgren gestures as he talks to media at Gatwick Airport, Britain, June 15, 2020. REUTERS/Peter Cziborra LONDON (Reuters) – The chief executive of British airline easyJet criticised some of the government’s plans to restart travel, saying COVID-19 tests should not be required for passengers travelling......

UPDATE 1-Kenya Airways suspends flights to United Kingdom

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(Adds detail, background) NAIROBI, April 5 (Reuters) – Kenya Airways will suspend flights to the United Kingdom effective April 9, the airline said in a statement. The announcement comes days after Britain said it would add Kenya to its travel “red list”. Those arriving in the United Kingdom from countries......

Iraqi Airways to start direct flights to Abu Dhabi – news agency

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FILE PHOTO: An Iraqi Airways plane is seen at the Erbil International Airport in Erbil, Iraq September 29, 2017. REUTERS/Azad Lashkari DUBAI (Reuters) – Iraqi Airways plans to start direct flights to the United Arab Emirates’ capital Abu Dhabi on May 1, the state-run Iraqi News Agency reported on Sunday,......

Air Canada and Transat terminate planned deal

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FILE PHOTO: Air Canada airplanes are pictured at Vancouver’s international airport in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, February 5, 2019. REUTERS/Ben Nelms/File Photo (Reuters) – Air Canada and Transat AT Inc said on Friday they have mutually agreed to terminate the proposed acquisition of Transat by Air Canada. The two companies......

Vietnam asks for foreign support in procuring COVID-19 vaccines

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HANOI (Reuters) – Vietnam has appealed to diplomats from the United States, European Union and Japan to help it secure supplies of COVID-19 vaccines, as part of efforts to acquire the 150 million doses needed to cover its adult population. FILE PHOTO: A woman receives a vaccine as Vietnam starts......

U.S. FAA approves design of 737 MAX 8200 variant

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FILE PHOTO: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Chief Steve Dickson brings a Boeing 737 MAX aircraft to a stop after an evaluation flight at Boeing Field in Seattle, Washington, U.S. September 30, 2020. Mike Siegel/Pool via REUTERS./File Photo/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said on Wednesday it......

France, EU close to a deal on Air France bailout: minister

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FILE PHOTO: The first Air France airliner Airbus A350 prepares to take off after a ceremony at the aircraft builder’s headquarters in Colomiers near Toulouse, France, September 27, 2019. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau PARIS (Reuters) – France and the European Union are close to a deal on a bailout for Air France,......

EU’s Breton hopes vaccine push can boost Europe’s summer tourist season

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FILE PHOTO: Tourists are seen at the Caffe Quadri at St. Mark’s Square a day before Italy and neighbouring EU countries open up borders for the first time since the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak hit the country, in Venice, Italy June 14, 2020. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri PARIS (Reuters) – European Internal......

German tourist industry warns of job losses from tighter pandemic lockdowns

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FILE PHOTO: People queue to reach the summit cross on top of the highest German mountain, the Zugspitze, in Grainau near Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Germany, August 19, 2020. REUTERS/Michael Dalder (Reuters) – The German tourist industry has warned of layoffs and bankruptices if authorities further tighten lockdowns meant to curb the......

Portugal to quarantine travellers from South Africa via other countries

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LISBON (Reuters) – Portugal said on Saturday that passengers arriving from South Africa via a stopover in another country must also quarantine for 14 days and present a negative COVID-19 test taken 72 hours before arrival, the interior ministry said on Saturday. Direct flights from South Africa have already been......

Analysis: Europe’s COVID setbacks risk another summer travel washout

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By Sarah Young, Laurence Frost LONDON/PARIS (Reuters) – Europe’s airlines and travel sector are bracing for a second lost summer, with rebound hopes increasingly challenged by a hobbled COVID-19 vaccine rollout, resurgent infections and new lockdowns. FILE PHOTO: A woman on Porto Katsiki beach on the island of Lefkada, Greece,......

Goldman eyeing JetBlue’s credit card business: WSJ

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FILE PHOTO: The JetBlue Airways logo is seen on a revolving door entering John F. Kennedy Airport in the Queens borough of New York U.S., January 24, 2017. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton (Reuters) – Goldman Sachs Group Inc is in talks with JetBlue Airways Corp to take over its credit card program,......

Singapore says discussing possible air travel bubble with Australia

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SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Singapore and Australia are discussing the possibility of an air travel bubble that would allow residents to travel between the two countries without the need for quarantine, the city-state’s foreign ministry said on Sunday. Singapore is discussing with Australia the mutual recognition of vaccination certificates and resumption......

Ethiopian 737 MAX crash families set to obtain key Boeing documents

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(Reuters) – Families of victims of the deadly 2019 Ethiopian Airlines jet crash may obtain as soon as Thursday Boeing’s reports to U.S. regulators that helped keep its 737 MAX flying after a prior disaster with the same jet in Indonesia five months earlier. FILE PHOTO: Signage of The Boeing......

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