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Easing restrictions will boost US airlines but business travel still unclear



CHICAGO: U.S. airlines will benefit from the Biden administration's decision https://www.reuters.com/world/uk/us-relax-travel-restrictions-passengers-uk-eu-november-source-2021-09-20 on Monday to reopen the country to fully-vaccinated air travelers from around the world, experts said, but the outlook for lucrative business travel was less certain.

Lifting restrictions will allow tens of thousands of foreign nationals to fly to the United States. It also gives the big three air carriers, American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta Air Lines, a chance to recover part of their trans-Atlantic business.

Moody's Investors Service estimates the White House decision would result in a "stronger" oper

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Langkawi tourism test begins | The Star



LANGKAWI: After more than a year with hardly any tourists, Langkawi was brimming with domestic travellers on Malaysia Day yesterday.

Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri said the island’s travel bubble performance would be a benchmark for other local destinations to learn from.

Entry into Langkawi is only by sea and air, and authorities are ensuring only fully vaccinated tourists who have been screened for Covid-19 can set foot on the island.

“With a local population of 115,000 and almost 90% of them fully vaccinated, this will be the best place to measure the success of the scheme,” Nancy told a press conference here yesterday.

Expressing delight at the arrival of the first batch of tourists, she urged ever

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Full flights for AirAsia to Langkawi



KUALA LUMPUR: AirAsia’s first service from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi yesterday morning under the tourism bubble recorded a 100% flight load, signifying a strong rebound for domestic air travel.

The low-cost carrier said the maiden flight, the first of nine scheduled daily flights from Kuala Lumpur, left KL International Airport 2 (klia2) at 9.50am utilising an Airbus A321neo.

“Aside from Kuala Lumpur (63 flights weekly), AirAsia also has flights to Langkawi departing from Penang (14 times weekly), Johor Baru (seven times weekly), Ipoh (three times weekly) and Kota Baru (three times weekly), making up a total of 90 weekly flights,” it said in a statement.

AirAsia Malaysia chief executive officer Riad Asmat said over 200,000 seats to Langkawi were s

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India plans its cheapest air travel scheme for neighbors in Southeast, East Asia

Thursday, 8 June 2017 New Delhi — The proposed scheme will be based on India’s UDAN scheme which provides a ticket for an hour’s flight for approximately US$ 38. UDAN is considered one of the cheapest air connectivity schemes aimed to bring smaller cities on aviation route for the economic uplift of a region. The proposal has not …

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