Nisha Verma

IATA working with WHO, ICAO on COVID testing

IATA is working with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to put in place scalable, affordable and fast testing systems, revealed Conrad Clifford, Regional Vice-President Asia Pacific, IATA. Alexandre De Juniac, Director General & CEO, IATA had also said last week, “We have a solution to open borders while mitigating the risk of importing COVID-19 through air travel. That is universal testing. There is testing technology that aligns with our requirements for speed, accuracy, affordability, scalability and ease of use in the travel process. And we are seeing momentum towards implementation.”

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Dubai invites international tourists to work from the emirate

Taking cue from the work from home trend during COVID, Dubai has launched a new programme, under which overseas remote working professionals can stay in Dubai and continue to work for their companies in their home country. This move would allow remote workers – and their families – the opportunity to re-locate, on an annual basis, to the emirate and take advantage of emirate’s strong digital infrastructure, robust connectivity, safe and high-quality lifestyle, global networking opportunities and zero income tax for individuals.

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After restart, Jet Airways will remain full-service, keep brand same

In its second innings, Jet Airways, which was grounded in April last year, will not only retain its original brand name, livery and logo, but will also remain a full-service carrier with business and economy class divisions, according to reports. While initially, the airline will start with domestic routes with a single plane type, in the second stage they will have international flights with suitable aircraft, revealed Manoj N Madnani, Board Member, Kalrock Capital. Source: Times of India

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‘Understanding TCS’ webinar on Thu, 22nd October

Global Panorama Showcase (GPS) and TravTalk is set to bust all myths regarding Tax Collected at Source (TCS) with the webinar ‘Understanding TCS’, which will be held on Thursday October 22, at 11 am. The webinar would allow travel professionals to understand what TCS is, how it will impact them and if it is taking away their business. The experts will clear all such doubts. To register, contact Jaspreet Kaur at 9650196532 or Jaspreet.kaur@ddppl.com.

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Only once-a-week Kolkata-London on AI

Air India has decided to reduce the frequency of its Kolkata-London flight from twice-a-week to now only once-a-week, owing to poor load factor. An AI official has reportedly revealed that after Navami, October 25, the flight will arrive in Kolkata and take off for London only on Sundays. The flight that operated on Thursdays has ben withdrawn as it isn’t sustainable to continue with the present load.

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Malaysia Airlines might shut down without lessors’ support: CEO

Malaysia Airlines might have to shut down if its lessors decide not to back its latest restructuring plan, said Izham Ismail, Group CEO, Malaysia Airlines. According to reports, a group of leasing companies have turned down the airline’s restructuring plan, which has brought the state carrier closer to a showdown over its future. Ismail said that the group would have “no choice but to shut it down” if lessors decide against backing the restructuring plan. “There are creditors who have agreed already. There are others still resisting, and another group still 50:50. I need to get the 50:50 ones (on board) with those who have agreed. I understand quite a sizeable amount of creditors have agreed.” He revealed that the plan was to restructure the airline’s balance sheet over five years, achieving break-even in 2023 on the assumption that demand in the domestic and Southeast Asian markets returns to 2019 levels by the second and third quarters of 2022. Under this plan, a fresh cash injection will be required from its major shareholder, the state fund Khazanah Nasional, which will be user to aid the airline for the next 18 months. According to a report, lessors who claim to represent 70% of the airplanes and engines leased to the group, have called the plan ‘inappropriate and fatally flawed’ and pledged to challenge it. Izham has revealed that the lessors will need to come to a decision by Sunday, so that the airline can decide whether to proceed with its restructuring plan or “execute Plan B”, which could involve shifting Malaysia Airlines’ Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) to a new airline under a different name, or using the certificates of sister airlines …

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Back to School for Internet Marketing today at 11:30am

IATO in association with TravTalk will be conducting a skill development program for online training of its members on Internet Marketing today from 11:30am to 1pm. Get ready for the masterclass featuring sessions on social media marketing, website marketing and development and effective email marketing. Register at jaspreet.kaur@ddppl.com or call on 9650196532.

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