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UK aviation regulator "extremely active" to mitigate Brexit risks

UK aviation regulator LONDON - Britain's Civil Aviation Authority said on Thursday it was working hard to mitigate the risks faced by the country's aviation industry once the Brexit transition period with the European Union ends at the end of this year. The CAA, Britain's aviation regulator, will take on new responsibilities in January.
Transatlantic travel
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British Airways and American Airlines trial rapid testing

British Airways and American Airlines trial rapid testingLONDON - American Airlines, British Airways, and the oneworld alliance will launch a coronavirus testing trial to convince governments to introduce testing so that transatlantic travel can restart. BA was operating 84 flights per week between London Heathrow and New York JFK prior to the pandemic, but last week operated just 21.
Travel restrictions
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Ireland to phase in EU traffic light travel system

Ireland to phase in EU traffic light travel systemDUBLIN - Ireland will start implementing the European Union's "traffic light" system for non-essential EU travellers such as tourists from Nov. 8, easing some of the bloc's tightest restrictions, Tourist Minister Eamon Ryan said on Wednesday - Aer Lingus and Ryanair had long lobbied for an adoption of the scheme.
Harvard
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Airplane Covid-19 risk "very low" with masks

Airplane Covid-19 risk WASHINGTON - Transmission risks of Covid-19 during airline flights are very low and below other routine activities during the pandemic such as grocery shopping or going out to dinner, when using face coverings and taking other steps, researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health said Tuesday.
TSA
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Over 1 million airline passengers at American airports

Over 1 million airline passengers at American airportsWASHINGTON - The U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screened more than 1 million airline passengers on Sunday for the first time since March. The number, 1.03 million, is still about 60% lower than the same day last year, but marks a dramatic rise from air travel collapse caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Cases fall
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First "no-quarantine" flights arrive into Australia

First SYDNEY - Hundreds of New Zealand plane passengers started arriving in Sydney on Friday as part of a new trans-Tasman travel bubble amid a rapidly falling growth rate in cases at the epicentre of Australia's coronavirus outbreak. The flight marks a tentative re-opening to international tourism.
Grim winter
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"Right now airline traffic is equal to the 1970s"

WASHINGTON - U.S. airlines face a winter test of their finances and question marks over the reach of their domestic flight networks after failing, for now, to win fresh federal aid. Washington is locked on new commitments to help avoid mass furloughs in the struggeling industry.
Crisis
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France to freeze plans for environmental airline tax

France to freeze plans for environmental airline taxPARIS - France is preparing to put plans for new environmental taxes on the airline sector on hold, officials said, despite a government push to speed up moves towards a greener economy. Before the coronavirus crisis brought air traffic to a standstill, the sector had been fighting a losing battle against emissions taxes in Europe.
Airline anger
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Ireland to tighten travel restrictions

Ireland to tighten travel restrictionsDUBLIN - The Irish government on Thursday tightened its COVID-19 travel restrictions by imposing quarantines on travellers from major holiday markets Italy and Greece, angering the country's dominant airlines Ryanair and Aer Lingus. A safe arrival "green list" cannot mitigate airline frustration.
EU travel system
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Ryanair expects most of Europe on green list

Ryanair expects most of Europe on green listDUBLIN - Ryanair expects the European Commission this week to unveil a new system of Covid-19 travel advice that will open up most regions of the continent to travel without quarantine, Chief Executive Eddie Wilson said. A regulatory patchwork in Europe caused Ryanair to curb its winter schedule.
Road to recovery
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Argentina to resume flights by October

Argentina to resume flights by OctoberBUENOS AIRES - Argentina could resume international and domestic commercial flights in October, a transport ministry source said this week, indicating a potential light at the end of the tunnel for one of the world's strictest travel bans due to the coronavirus. The country isolated itself early on in the crisis.
Travel restrictions
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Airlines suggest London-New York passenger testing trial

Airlines suggest London-New York passenger testing trialWASHINGTON - Major airlines want the U.S. and British governments to launch a passenger testing trial for the coronavirus for flights between London and New York to pave the way for a resumption of more international travel. The group pushes more testing of passengers as the "most effectice frontline defense".
El Al
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UAE and Israel ease tensions with first flight

UAE and Israel ease tensions with first flightTEL AVIV - El Al Airlines will on Monday fly Israel's first flight to the United Arab Emirates by a commercial carrier, an airline spokesman said on Friday, as the countries forge ahead with a deal to normalise ties. Exact flight route and landing times were still being worked on days before the historic flight.
Diplomatic relationships
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Israel mulls UAE flights through Saudi Arabian airspace

Israel mulls UAE flights through Saudi Arabian airspaceJERUSALEM - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said this week that Israel is preparing for direct flights, over Saudi Arabia, to the United Arab Emirates as part of its normalisation deal with the UAE. The prime minister mulled air links from Tel Aviv to Abu Dhabi and Dubai amid easing tensions.
Travel restrictions
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Britain adds Austria and Croatia to quarantine list

Britain adds Austria and Croatia to quarantine listLONDON - In a reshuffle of its travel corridors list Britain removed Portugal from its Covid-19 quarantine restrictions on Thursday, but said rising infections elsewhere meant travellers arriving from Croatia, Austria and Trinidad and Tobago would have to quarantine themselves for two weeks.
Airspace ban
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Qatar Airways seeks compensation from Arab bloc

Qatar Airways seeks compensation from Arab blocDOHA - Qatar Airways is seeking at least $5 billion in compensation from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain for blocking it from their airspace, the state-owned carrier said on Wednesday. The airline has been banned from the airspace of the four countries since June 2017.
Routes
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India mulls travel corridor to UK

India mulls travel corridor to UKWASHINGTON - Indian ministry of civil aviation said on Tuesday it was considering allowing some international carrier flights to resume after Washington accused India of "unfair and discriminatory practices." The government is looking to establish "travel bubbles" to re-connect to country.
Covid-19
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Britain publishes safety guidance for airlines and airports

Britain publishes safety guidance for airlines and airportsLONDON - Britain published new guidance for airlines and airports on how to operate safely to minimise the risks from coronavirus, adding to hopes that the country will soon agree deals to allow quarantine-free travel. The move show the government is preparing for a restart of aviation.
Strategy
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France frames green deal in aerospace rescue

France frames green deal in aerospace rescuePARIS - France launched what it billed a 15-billion-euro ($17 billion) support plan in a bid to "save" its aerospace industry on Tuesday, accelerating research on a green jetliner and warning 100,000 French jobs could be lost due to the coronavirus crisis. The plan also involves aircraft financing for airlines.
Quarantine
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Spain not discussing "air bridges" with UK

Spain not discussing LONDON - Spain is not in talks with Britain to allow unrestricted travel via "air bridges" and would prefer a Europe-wide approach to tourism this summer, a foreign ministry source in Madrid said, potentially complicating the UK's plans for the season.

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