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Air France-KLM plunges to huge loss in pandemic-hit year

FILE – In this Sept. 30, 2003 file photo, an Air France jumbo jet rolls behind the tail of a KLM Royal Dutch airliner at Charles de Gaulle airport in Roissy, north of Paris. Air France-KLM plunged to a 7.1 billion euro ($8.5 billion) loss in 2020 as the global pandemic grounded planes and halted

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Jambojet introduces payment of airfare in instalments

Passengers disembark from a Jambojet plane at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi. By BONFACE OTIENO Budget carrier Jambojet is allowing its clients to pay their flights in installments as the airline seeks to boost uptake of air travel amid an economy ravaged by the Covid-19 pandemic. Under the new payment plan dubbed ‘Jaza pole pole’,

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France to close border to non-EU travelers

French Prime Minister Jean Castex Photograph: GONZALO FUENTES Decision taken to curb spread of coronavirus France will not enforce a new lockdown but will close borders for non-European Union countries beginning Sunday in a bid to control rising coronavirus infections, the prime minister announced late Friday. Jean Castex announced the border decision after a last-minute

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China derecognizes British National Overseas passport

Hong Kong public broadcaster RTHK staffers wear masks of resembling journalist Nabela Qoser during a silent protest against the management’s treatment of Qoser outside Broadcasting House, in Hong Kong, Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021. Qoser is known for her tough questioning of Hong Kong government officials during the unrest of 2019. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung) BEIJING (AP)

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Brits advised not to book summer holidays as new quarantine hotels set to be introduced

Passengers from international flights arrive at Heathrow Airport, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), London, Britain, July 29, 2020. REUTERS/Toby Melville By Nicholas Cecil Millions of people in Britain were today advised by a Government minister not to book a summer holiday abroad at this stage as new border controls are set to

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Toughest travel rules in a lifetime take effect for UK arrivals

Travellers are seen as an arrivals area of a terminal at Heathrow Airport, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, London, Britain, January 16, 2021. REUTERS/Toby Melville By Simon Calder The toughest travel rules in a lifetime for arrivals into the UK have taken effect. Anyone hoping to travel to the UK from

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First Saudi plane arrives in Qatar after reconciliation deal

Saudi Arabia’s flag carrier landed at Qatar’s Hamad International Airport late Monday for the first time since 2017 after the two neighbors signed a reconciliation deal. “Following the resumption of flights between #Riyadh and #Doha, the first @Saudi_Airlines arrived at @HIAQatar this evening. #SAUDI,” state-owned Qatar Airways said on Twitter, sharing pictures of the incoming

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DNA of Indonesia crash victims’ families to be matched

By Iqbal Musyaffa and Dandy Koswaraputra Forensic team gets DNA from victims’ relatives, set to be compared to remains retrieved from crash site Seeking to identify remains from Saturday’s Indonesian passenger plane crash with 62 people on board, a Jakarta hospital has gotten 21 DNA samples from the victims’ families. The Kramat Jati Police Hospital

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Bus plunges into Indian Ocean at Likoni ferry crossing

The bus belonging to Pollmans tours slid off the ramp owing to the heavy rains being experienced in the area. A bus plunged into the Indian Ocean at the Likoni ferry crossing in Mombasa on Sunday morning. The bus belonging to Pollmans tours slid off the ramp owing to the heavy rains being experienced in

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Indonesia jet carrying 62 goes missing on domestic flight

Relatives of passengers arrive at a crisis center set up following a report that a Sriwijaya Air passenger jet has lost contact with air traffic controllers shortly after take off, at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, Indonesia,Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021. The Boeing 737-500 took off from Jakarta with 56 passengers and six crew members onboard,

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