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Wizz Air seeks bigger share of Norwegian skies, takes on Norwegian, SAS

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BUDAPEST Hungarian low-cost airline Wizz Air is expanding in Norway to take advantage of a shift towards domestic tourism caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the airline's chief executive said on Tuesday.

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EasyJet to cut onboard luggage allowance 12:39pm GMT

LONDON British airline EasyJet is to reduce its onboard luggage allowance from Feb. 10 next year, a move which will incentivise more people to pay to select their seat or check a bag into the hold.

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EasyJet offers passengers cheaper COVID-19 tests to encourage travel 30 Nov 2020

LONDON UK airline EasyJet said it would partner with COVID-19 testing companies to offer passengers discounted tests to try to encourage more travel, following similar moves by Wizz Air and London's Gatwick Airport.

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Allowing border agents to question Huawei CFO before her arrest was best, officer testifies 28 Nov 2020

VANCOUVER A Canadian police officer stationed at the Vancouver airport who rejected a plan to arrest Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou on the plane she arrived on two years ago, on Friday testified that at the time he told other police officers the best course was to allow border agents to interrogate Meng before arresting her.

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Gatwick Airport sees travel boost from new testing rules 27 Nov 2020

GATWICK AIRPORT, England The boss of Britain's Gatwick Airport said the introduction of shorter quarantine times from mid-December was boosting travel, and that the combination of testing and a COVID-19 vaccine means he is optimistic holidays can restart next year.

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Sale of German airline Condor unlikely before mid-2022 27 Nov 2020

BERLIN German charter airline Condor does not expect to find a new owner until 2022 at the earliest, its chief executive said.

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Canada police airport liaison had concerns about arresting Huawei CFO on plane, court hears 26 Nov 2020

VANCOUVER A police officer overseeing enforcement at the Vancouver airport testified in court on Thursday that he had concerns about a plan by Canadian federal police to arrest Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou on the plane she arrived on two years ago.

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Aviation bodies seek airport slots waiver for much of 2021 26 Nov 2020

PARIS Global aviation heavyweights led by airline body IATA are pushing to suspend airport slot access rules until October 2021, a document seen by Reuters showed, while giving some ground to budget carriers angered by measures they deem anti-competitive.

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EasyJet says domestic bookings rise as England lockdown ends 26 Nov 2020

LONDON British airline easyJet said domestic bookings for December had risen significantly this week compared to last week after news that some COVID-19 restrictions in its home market would be eased.

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Exclusive: White House considers lifting European travel restrictions - sources 25 Nov 2020

WASHINGTON The White House is considering rescinding entry bans for most non-U.S. citizens who recently were in Brazil, Britain, Ireland and 26 other European countries, five U.S. and airline officials told Reuters. | Video