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Weekly Roundup of News: May 30, 2021

Qatar Airways boosts Miami flights just in time for busy summer season

Starting 12th June 2021, the flag carrier of Qatar will fly 3-times-a-week with its Boeing B777 aircraft.

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Disneyland Paris all set to reopen for visitors on 17th June

Kids now have a new holiday to look forward to as Disneyland Paris has announced that it will reopen its gates to visitors on 17th June 2021. Being one of the prime tourist attractions in Paris, this news comes as a ray of hope amid pandemic.

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London Heathrow’s Terminal 3 and 4 to serve as dedicated facilities for red list arrivals

London’s Heathrow Airport has confirmed the plans to use its Terminals 3 and 4 as dedicated facilities for passengers arriving on flights from destinations on the government’s ’Red List’.

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Qantas announces domestic expansion; puts E190 and B787 Dreamliner on domestic routes

Qantas has announced a further domestic expansion with 7 new flights. The airline has also confirmed that it will be deploying widebody aircrafts on domestic routes.

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American Airlines expands in Spain as the European country opens up

American airlines has announced that it is adding two new flights to the European country. The decision comes after Spain announced that it would reopen to fully vaccinated travellers on 7th June.

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Huge: FAA downgrades Mexico’s Air Safety Rating

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced that the Government of Mexico does not meet the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) safety standards. As a result, the FAA has downgraded Mexico’s rating to Category 2.

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American Airlines eyes resumption of flights to New Zealand

In what may be a sign of hope about the future, American Airlines has scheduled flights to New Zealand. Starting December this year, the carrier will recommence services to Auckland and launch a brand-new route to Christchurch.

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St. Regis Hotels and Resorts debuts in Bermuda

St. Regis Hotels and Resorts have announced the opening of The St. Regis Bermuda Resort. Extending the legacy of St. Regis from New York’s finest address of 55th and Fifth, the resort blends the timelessness of a bygone era with avant-garde Bermudian design and cultural influences.

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Shangri-La group launches ‘Fam.ily’ brand

Shangri-La Group has revealed a whole new brand called ‘Fam.ily’ that will create best-loved experiences for multi-generational families as well as provide support for customers on their parenting journeys.

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KLM announces six new Intercontinental routes for winter

Amsterdam-based KLM Airlines has announced six new Intercontinental routes for the coming winter season across the United States, Kenya, Mexico, Thailand, Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago.

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France to impose stricter quarantine restrictions on arrivals from the United Kingdom

Passengers travelling from the United Kingdom to France are set to face a mandatory quarantine on arrival as a result of the concerns regarding the Indian variant of COVID-19.

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Air France to connect Paris with Helsinki with year-round flights

Air France is further strengthening its presence in Northern Europe. The airline has announced that it will connect the French capital with the Finnish capital with a year-round service.

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Qatar Airways now flying to more US destinations than pre-pandemic; increases frequency on some routes

Qatar Airways’ resumption of flights to Atlanta on 1st June 2021 will see the airline’s network in the United States expand to 12 destinations with over 85 weekly flights which is more than it operated pre-pandemic. The airline is also increasing frequency on some routes.

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Air France boosts flight schedules to the French Oversees Territories, Caribbean and the Indian Ocean for Summer 2021

Air France plans to operate up to 98 weekly flights this summer to the French Caribbean, Reunion Island, French Guiana, French Polynesia, Saint-Martin, the Dominican Republic and the Riviera Maya in Mexico.

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Get ready for some Sunshine: Qatar Airways announces resumption of flights to Málaga

Qatar Airways will resume flying to ‘key holiday destination’ of Málaga. The announcement comes after Spain announced that it will welcome international travellers from 7th June 2021.

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Loganair announces a new route connecting Scotland and Wales

Loganair has announced their brand-new route between Scotland and Wales. The United Kingdom’s largest regional airline will be linking the capital cities of Scotland and Wales.

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Vistara takes delivery of its First Owned A320neo

Indian full service carrier Vistara has taken delivery of its first owned Airbus A320neo yesterday. The arrival of the aircraft takes Vistara’s fleet size to 46.

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Qatar Airways increases frequency of flights to the Maldives

The Doha-based airline in a tweet announced that it will be adding a fourth daily flight between Doha and Male starting 1st July 2021.

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