World All pilots from a quarantine airline after discovering a cluster
Jetstar, Virgin and Rex airfares cheaper than 'catching a bus if you're lucky
Three Australian airlines have kicked off a price war, with Sydney to Melbourne flights as low as $30. But a leading aviation expert says there are huge drawbacks to these cut-throat discount flights.Rex Airlines fired the first shot on Monday, by offering flights between Sydney and Melbourne for a record low $39, which it said was "even cheaper than the cost of catching a bus between the two capital cities".
the largest carrier of Taiwan, China Airlines said Tuesday, May 11, that the quarantine of its pilots should affect more than 10% of its freight capacity.
Due to a new epidemic wave in Taiwan, involving pilots from China Airlines, the authorities announced Monday 10 May the quarantine for 14 days of all pilots of the airline, reportand . A decision that will impact passengers, crew and all operations by China Airlines, including freight.
Due to its proximity to China, Taiwan experienced its first case of virus in early January 2020. Since then, the island recorded only 12 deaths. The small number of deaths is due to the rapid and efficient implementation of public health measures, including social distancing, quarantine and the wearing of the mandatory mask. Unfortunately, in recent weeks, an epidemic outbreak has been observed, especially in pilots from China Airlines who have stayed at the same hotel, near the airport, or 35 contaminations have been counted. As a result, Taiwan decided to place all the pilots of the airline for two weeks in quarantine.
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The health authorities of Taiwan are well aware of the massive impact that this decision will have on the operations of China Airlines. "This will have a significant impact on China Airlines, passengers and cargo flights, as well as on the crew. But for the safety of the whole community, we must make this decision," said the Minister of Health Chen Shih-Chung, cited by Reuters.
The pilots will only be released from quarantine only after two weeks and after receiving a negative test result. In addition to the impact on the number of flights to and from Taiwan, a delay of at least two weeks in the transport of goods is to be expected. China Airlines being the main airline for freight operations. "At the moment, the initial estimate is that more than 10% of the cargo capacity will be affected, and the calendar is still being adjusted," said the company indicated in a statement. To limit the consequences, China Airlines announced that it would divide its pilots into two groups to prevent all from being quarantined at the same time.
Queensland universities' plan for chartered flights, quarantine for international students criticised .
International students could be flown into Queensland on specially chartered flights under an ambitious plan hatched by the state's universities.The university sector has suffered significantly from the absence of overseas students during the coronavirus pandemic, but it's been buoyed by the mention of a possible return this year in this week's federal budget.