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Below is a sample of the latest news headlines. 360 news briefs have been published for CAPA Members in the past 2 days.

Seychelles' Ministry of Health announced (21-Apr-2021) the following travel restriction measures in response to worsening COVID-19 outbreaks in several countries, effective immediately:

The measures do not apply to Seychelles citizens and permanent residents, who may enter the country but must undergo quarantine on arrival. [more - original PR]

KLM announced (22-Apr-2021) it will have inflight WiFi installed on all of its intercontinental aircraft by 1Q2022. KLM already offers WiFi onboard its Boeing 787 and A330 fleets and is currently installing it on Boeing 777 aircraft. Presently, 81% of the carrier's intercontinental fleet is equipped with internet connectivity. [more - original PR]

Korea Airports Corporation (KAC) announced (23-Apr-2021) plans to finalise a contract with Ecuador's Government by the end of Jun-2021 to own and operate Manta Airport for 30 years, effective 2021-2050. The contract is valued at KRW540 billion (USD482.3 million) and KAC will establish a special purpose vehicle to operate the airport. [more - original PR - Korean]

German Airports Association reported (22-Apr-2021) the following traffic highlights at German airports for Mar-2021:

  • Passengers: 2.0 million, -72.4% year-on-year;
  • Cargo: 484,105 tonnes, +21.8%;
  • Aircraft movements: 77,230, -36.3%. [more - original PR]

Transport Canada issued (22-Apr-2021) a notice to suspend all commercial and private passenger flights from India and Pakistan for 30 days, effective 22-Apr-2021. Passengers who depart the two countries to Canada after this date, via an indirect route, will need to obtain a negative COVID-19 pre-departure test from a third country before continuing to Canada. The suspensions are due to a higher number of COVID cases detected in India and Pakistan. [more - original PR]

Singapore Changi Airport, via its official website, reported (22-Apr-2021) the following traffic highlights for Mar-2021:

  • Passengers: 166,000, -90.0% year-on-year;
  • Cargo: 157,000 tonnes, +5.3%;
  • Aircraft movements: 8100, -50.1%.

YYC Calgary International Airport reported (22-Apr-2021) the following traffic highlights for Mar-2021:

  • Passengers: 222,520, -72.7% year-on-year;
    • Domestic: 210,992, -61.6%;
    • Transborder: 9395, -93.9%;
    • International: 2133, -98.1%. [more - original PR]

Tokyo Narita Airport, via its official website, reported (22-Apr-2021) it handled 3.2 million passengers in FY2021, a 92% year-on-year decrease. The decline is primarily attributable to the impact of coronavirus.

Abu Dhabi's Department of Culture and Tourism, via the official Visit Abu Dhabi website, updated (22-Apr-2021) its travel 'green list' to include Cuba, Japan, Portugal, Russia, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and the UK effective 25-Apr-2021. Under the revised guidelines passengers travelling from 23 countries and territories are exempt from coronavirus quarantine requirements.

Emirates Airline, via its official website, announced (22-Apr-2021) the suspension of flights from India for ten days effective 24-Apr-2021, in line with UAE health directives. Passengers who have transited through India within 14 days will also be denied travel to the UAE

Australia's Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) reported (22-Apr-2021) the following traffic highlights for Australian airports for Feb-2021:

  • Passengers: 3.3 million, -71.5% year-on-year;
    • Domestic: 3.2 million, -62.9%;
    • International: 51,613, -98.2%;
  • Aircraft movements: 54,740, -51.3%;

Air Niugini, via its official Facebook account, stated (19-Apr-2021) passengers travelling to all international destinations must be tested for coronavirus at check in, in addition to a negative PCR test conducted within three days of departure. The test is free and is conducted by International SOS