AviationTravel Weekly Asia’s quick look at some of the stories making the headlines. In this wrap, Accor, Thai Airways, Cathay Pacific

Global Wrap in brief – top stories making the news

Sofitel Sydney Wentworth’s special concert for quarantined guests.
Sofitel Sydney Wentworth’s special concert for quarantined guests.

Singalong with Sofitel
SYDNEY – Sofitel Sydney Wentworth has entertained guests by arranging a live music performance in its outdoor garden terrace for the hotel’s 400 in-house quarantine guests to enjoy from their private balconies. Many of the guests were celebrating the completion of their mandatory isolation following overseas travel with 55 guests checking out of the hotel on Wednesday (22 April).

To date, Accor’s Sydney hotels alone have cared for more than 2,500 quarantine guests.

Qatar brings them home
Qatar Airways, in recent weeks,  has carried more than one million people to their home countries, plus transported over 70,000 tonnes of medical equipment. The national carrier continues to operate approximately 60 scheduled flights a day to around 40 destinations and is working closely with embassies across the globe to arrange charters to repatriate stranded citizens.

THAI rescue package ready for take-off
The Thai government expects to conclude a capital injection plan for flagship carrier Thai Airways International this month. THAI suspended its flights last month. Thailand’s airports will remain closed to international flights until midnight 30 April according to the latest update from the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand

Cathay’s skeleton schedule
Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon carried a combined total of 311,128 passengers in March, a decrease of 90% when compared to March 2019. In April and May, Cathay Pacific is operating a bare skeleton passenger flight schedule comprising 3% of its normal capacity.

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