The coronavirus crisis sets a world record for nonstop flight | Global World Blog

The coronavirus pandemic that suffers a large part of the globe has achieved an unexpected feat: the longest direct commercial flight in history, from Papeete, the capital of Tahiti (French Polynesia), to Paris: 15,715 kilometers, which in just under 16 hours of flight, they draw a huge arc on the Earth’s surface. The plane, which […]

Singapore Airlines reduces capacity by 96%

Singapore Airlines reduces capacity by 96% The tanks of air transport demand over the virus A Singapore Airlines plane sits on the tarmac of Changi Airport on March 11, 2020. (Photo by Reuters) SINGAPORE: Singapore Airlines (SIA) said Monday that it will cut 96% of its capacity as air transport demand evaporates due to movement […]

Restrictions on Coronavirus travel to Australia push foreigners and locals to fly en masse

updated March 20, 2020, 9:30:53 pm Photo: Georgie Ridge, on the right, has interrupted his sabbatical in the United Kingdom. (ABC news) Related story: The government announces the travel ban for all non-citizens, non-residents Related story: Spread chart: COVID-19 cases in Australia now double every 3-4 days Travelers rushed home to Australia, arriving at airports […]

Who gets the most credit: Brady or Belichick? – NBC Boston

From 2001 to 2019, the New England Patriots have won the AFC East 17 times. The other two years ended in a tie in first place. In that time frame, they went to 12 AFC championship games and nine Super bowls. Six have won. Bill Belichick and Tom Brady have been together for the entire […]

The first Chinese aid plane against the coronavirus arrives in Italy

The first aid to Italy, the second country in the world hardest hit by the coronavirus with 15,000 people affected and a thousand dead, has not come from the other countries of the European Union nor from the United States. Faced with the silence of Rome’s natural partners, the Chinese government, where the epidemic began, […]

The first Chinese aid plane against the coronavirus arrives in Italy

The first aid to Italy, the second country in the world hardest hit by the coronavirus with 15,000 people affected and a thousand dead, has not come from the other countries of the European Union nor from the United States. Faced with the silence of Rome’s natural partners, the Chinese government, where the epidemic began, […]

With Coronavirus COVID-19, do I need to cancel or postpone air travel?

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 6: The ticket counters are almost empty in the international terminal … [+] San Francisco International Airport on March 6, 2020 in San Francisco, California. In the wake of the COVID-19 epidemic, airlines are facing significant losses as people are canceling travel plans and companies are limiting travel. Southwest Airlines […]

David Szalay, buckle up

The first chapter is entitled “LGW-MAD” and the other eleven have similar titles (“DSS-GRU”, “YYZ-SEA”, “DEL-COK” …). No mystery, however. It’s fair that this first chapter leads its two main characters from Gatwick Airport in London to Barajas Airport in Madrid and that the abbreviations used for air transport are used. The novel is not […]

Charles de Gaulle airport in Roissy idles

REPORT – Faced with the Covid-19 epidemic, 90,000 staff and travelers are trying not to fall into paranoia. They adapt their behavior. Passengers wear a protective mask upon arrival at Roissy. GONZALO FUENTES / X02443 Walking around Terminal 2E, it feels like you are in the streets of Tokyo or Beijing. The masks worn by […]