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LATAM reduces international flights by approximately 30% due to lower demand and travel restrictions

The measure will apply principally to flights from South America to Europe and the US between 1st April and 30th May 2020
LATAM Airlines Group and its subsidiaries announced today a reduction in international flights of approximately 30% due to lower demand and government travel restrictions in reaction to the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), which has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO).


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Eastern Airways grows Southampton base with new Belfast City route

Eastern Airways is expanding the number of routes it provides from Southampton Airport to six with the announcement that it will reconnect the south coast of England to Belfast City.

From Monday 23 March 2020, the UK regional airline will provide up to seven flights a week from Southampton to Belfast City Airport, which was a former Flybe route.

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LATAM and Delta to offer reciprocal frequent flyer benefits with loyalty programme agreement

Over 30 million LATAM Pass members will be able to earn and redeem miles on Delta flights to more than 300 destinations worldwide, starting 1st April, 2020
LATAM Airlines Group announced today that it has signed a loyalty programme agreement with Delta that will enable reciprocal frequent flyer benefits, starting 1st April, 2020.  


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Star Alliance welcomes THAI Smile Airways as Connecting Partner

Star Alliance welcomed THAI Smile Airways as a Star Alliance Connecting Partner at an official ceremony held today in Bangkok.
Star Alliance welcomed THAI Smile Airways as a Star Alliance Connecting Partner at an official ceremony held today in Bangkok.
The auspicious occasion was celebrated with a traditional Thai performance at THAI Airways International headquarters in the presence of member airline representatives.


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Air New Zealand to put economy travellers to sleep

Air New Zealand has unveiled a ground-breaking new lie-flat prototype sleep product for economy class travellers.  
The Economy Skynest is the result of three years of Air New Zealand research and development, with the input of more than 200 customers at its Hangar 22 innovation centre in Auckland. The airline has today filed patent and trademark applications for the Economy Skynest which provides six full length lie-flat sleep pods. 


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