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57% of Canadians more likely to use a travel agent post-COVID-19: Travelweek survey

The coronavirus crisis brought confusion and chaos to the travel industry, but amid all the tumult, two things have become very clear. First, travel insurance sales will likely skyrocket in a post-pandemic world. And second, travel agents will be seen - rightly - as indispensable.
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Flair launches middle-seat-free Comfort Choice option

When travel restrictions are finally lifted, Flair passengers will have more choice and flexibility with the airline’s newly announced Comfort Choice Seating.
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COVID-19 Questionnaire: Hans De Haan, Lufthansa Group

Lufthansa Group gave the travel industry some welcome good news when it announced last week that it planned to reactivate 80 aircraft for regular flight operations starting in June, with 106 destinations. Starting June 1, some 160 of the company’s aircraft will be in service. Lufthansa Group carriers include Lufthansa, Lufthansa Cityline, Eurowings, Germanwings, Austrian Airlines and Brussels Airlines.
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Air Canada Jetz launching two routes starting June 1

Air Canada will launch Air Canada Jetz aircraft on select flights starting June 1.
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SUPPLIER COVID-19 UPDATES: Airlines, cruise lines, hotels and tour ops

Travel advisories from governments in Canada, the U.S. and countries around the world warning against non-essential travel amid the coronavirus pandemic set off a domino effect of operations suspensions for seemingly every supplier in the travel industry.
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Air Canada looks to raise $1 billion to improve cash position

Air Canada is hoping to raise more than $1 billion in share and debt offerings to bolster its cash position amid the financial devastation of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Register now for Travelweek’s June 3 virtual conference, ‘The Future of Travel’

Coming up on June 3, Travelweek is presenting a who’s who of travel industry executives speaking about the future of travel in a virtual conference open to all travel agents, suppliers and other industry partners.
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LATAM Airlines seeks bankruptcy protection, flights still operating

LATAM Airlines, South America's biggest carrier, sought U.S. bankruptcy protection Tuesday as it grapples with a sharp downturn in air travel sparked by the coronavirus pandemic.
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Transat responds to EC’s investigation into proposed Air Canada deal

Transat A.T. has responded to yesterday’s news that the into its proposed transaction with Air Canada.
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Porter extends suspension of flights, service to resume July 29

Porter Airlines is pushing back its resumption of flights by one month due to ongoing COVID-19 travel restrictions.
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