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TRAVEL NEWS in Bulk

TRAVEL NEWS in Bulk

EASYJET

Easter flight cancellations are set to drag on for days.

EasyJet says it will likely have to cancel more flights this week as it struggles with short staffing.

At least 60 flights are expected to be scrapped on Tuesday.

…“We expect to make similar levels of pre-emptive cancellations over the coming days, due to the ongoing high level of sickness.”

British Airways cancelled dozens of flights on Monday.

Manchester and London Heathrow airports have experienced hours-long delays.

Lengthy Covid document checks are impacting passenger flows, which are causing flight delays and frustration.

Local MP Graham Stringer called on Manchester Airport management to ‘get a grip ’and sort out passenger bottlenecks swiftly.

NORWEGIAN AIR

Norwegian has dropped the requirement to wear face masks on its flights.

The rule change took effect on Monday April 4.

It covers all flights across the carrier’s current network. …It urges passengers ‘to check the local requirements and guidance at their destination before travelling, including stops and connecting flights in Europe.

RUSSIA FLIGHTS

Russia said it will reopen flights to 52 ‘friendly’ countries.

It will end restrictions on flights to and from the 52 countries which haven’t participated in sanctions.

These include Algeria, China, Lebanon, Argentina, South Africa, Peru and Pakistan.

It is part of measures to open up after stringent Covid-19 restrictions, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said.

It will also lift restrictions on land border travel between Russia and China.

Russia closed airspace to air travel from 36 countries, which includes all 27 EU members in its response against sanctions targeting its airlines.

Sanctions have forced lessors to cancel leasing contracts with Russian airlines for about 500 aircraft.