March 17, 2021| 434 0

LATAM Given Green Light To Operate 3 Special Lisbon Flights

The Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has given LATAM the green light to operate three humanitarian flights to Lisbon, Portugal. The decision comes one month and a half after Portugal closed its airspace to flights arriving from Brazil due to the new COVID-19 variants. When will these flights happen? So far, there have been three humanitarian fli …

March 15, 2021| 456 0

Portugal Removed From UK Red Travel List But Holidays Still Banned

To prevent new coronavirus variants from entering the country, the British government drew up a ‘red list’ of high-risk countries in January. While all international arrivals into the UK are currently required to quarantine, red list arrivals had to do so at their own expense in specially designated hotels. Two months later, Portugal is set to be r …

March 15, 2021| 418 0

Most Of Emirates’ Boeing 777 Fleet Is Now Flying Again

While Emirates had a difficult 2020, the airline has already begun its recovery. The carrier is flying all but two of its 777s, which means 151 are currently in the sky. While the A380 remains largely grounded, the 777 has become the key aircraft in the fleet. Back in the sky In an interview with Arabian Business, Emirates’ President Sir Tim Clark ta …

February 26, 2021| 427 0

Emirates Will Return To Sao Paulo – Only For Connecting Passengers

Having temporarily suspended its service connecting Dubai to Sao Paulo, Brazil, Emirates will now resume the service starting today. However, the flights will only be available for those with onward connections. Emirates partially resumed the route earlier this month but only in one direction for those traveling to Sao Paulo. Half suspended, half op …

February 19, 2021| 412 0

Nice: Brazil Under $450 Return From Florida Throughout October

You can currently book some great value one-stop itineraries from Orlando, Florida to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil this October! Brazilian carrier Azul flies directly to São Paulo Viracopos – Campinas International (VCP), although, curiously, the cheapest fares can be found when connecting onwards to Rio. The flights As we have established, Azul flies dire …

February 16, 2021| 442 0

TUI To Become First European Airline To Resume MAX Flights Tomorrow

On February 17th, TUI fly Belgium is expected to resume flights using the Boeing 737 MAX. The airline will be flying the plane to Spain and become the first European airline to resume Boeing 737 MAX flights after European authorities gave their approval for the aircraft to return to commercial service. TUI fly Belgium to resume Boeing 737 MAX flight …

February 11, 2021| 390 0

Could The US Be About To Restrict Domestic Travel?

The Biden administration is mulling over the prospects of implementing domestic travel restrictions to curb the spread of the new coronavirus variants. Amid progress in the vaccine rollout this year, officials are looking to take precautions while the program continues. Ongoing talks According to McClatchy DC, the White House has been discussing pote …

January 30, 2021| 420 0

Germany Implements New Travel Ban From High-Risk Origins

After warning that new restrictions were being considered and examined, Germany is imposing new travel bans from seven different countries. To mitigate the spread of more contagious variants, the country will be limiting arrivals from a number of countries, including the UK, Ireland, Brazil, Portugal. African countries affected include Lesotho, Esw …

January 30, 2021| 33 0

Avianca Has Almost Resumed 100 Routes

Since Avianca resumed operations in October, the South American airline has reactivated almost 100 routes. Little by little, Avianca is reconnecting Colombia and El Salvador with many Latin American countries, despite the ongoing travel restrictions and waves of COVID-19 infections. Simple Flying spoke with Avianca’s CEO, Anko van der Werff, about …

January 17, 2021| 398 0

Aerolineas Argentinas Flies Nonstop A330 Flight From Moscow With Vaccines

An Aerolíneas Argentinas Airbus A330 landed in Buenos Aires nonstop from Moscow yesterday. The widebody aircraft transported 300,000 doses of the second component of the Sputnik V vaccine. Vital moments The doses of this vaccine will be used to complete the Sputnik treatment program that began in Argentina late last month. More doses are expected to …

January 17, 2021| 414 0

SWISS Brings New Cargo Routes To Lima And Seoul

SWISS announced earlier this week that it is further expanding its cargo operations to two intercontinental destinations. The new freight services will serve the Peruvian and South Korean capital cities of Seoul and Lima. Two new routes Switzerland’s flag carrier has added two new cargo-only destinations from its Zürich hub. It announced this expansi …

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