Travel

Battered by pandemic, Boeing cutting 30,000 jobs in two years

  By John Biers Agence France-Presse NEW YORK (AFP) — Pressured by a prolonged commercial travel downturn and the hit from 737 MAX crisis, Boeing on Wednesday announced an additional 7,000 job cuts that will lower headcount by 30,000 positions …

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Hawaii expands pre-travel testing option to visitors from Japan

  HONOLULU (Eagle News) – Hawaii has included Japan in the state’s pre-travel testing program giving travelers from Japan an option to bypass Hawaii’s mandatory 14-day self-quarantine. Starting November 6, 2020, people may take a COVID-19 pre-travel test from trusted …

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Pearl Harbor’s Arizona Memorial welcomes visitors again under Oahu “Tier 1” reopening

  HONOLULU (Eagle News) – Hawaii’s Pearl Harbor National Memorial reopened its doors on Monday, September 28, providing a limited number of programs on the USS Arizona Memorial. The 30-minute program consists of a brief orientation from National Park Service …

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United Airlines to become first U.S. carrier to offer COVID-19 tests for travelers

  HONOLULU (Eagle News) – Beginning on October 15, travelers on United Airlines from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) to destinations in Hawaii will have the option to either take a rapid test at the airport, or administer a self-test …

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Hawaii makes another attempt to launch pre-travel COVID-19 testing option on October 15

  HONOLULU (Eagle News) – Hawaii Governor David Ige announced plans for a pre-travel testing program that gives travelers the option of avoiding the current mandatory self-quarantine upon their arrival. The testing option is scheduled to take effect on October …

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Boeing MAX crashes ‘horrific’ result of lapses by company, regulator

  By John Biers Agence France-Presse Congressional investigators blamed two deadly Boeing 737 MAX crashes on “repeated and serious failures” by the company and air safety officials, according to a report released Wednesday that called for an overhaul of the …

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Kauai Island offers “Resort Bubble” to visitors during 14-day quarantine

HONOLULU (Eagle News) – Hawaii Governor David Ige signed on Tuesday Kauai County’s Enhanced Movement Quarantine program, which would permit visitors to leave their hotel rooms and utilize amenities within the resort’s property during their mandatory quarantine period. As the …

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Boeing hit with 43 737 MAX cancellations, no new orders in July

  NEW YORK (AFP) — Boeing on Tuesday reported another 43 cancelled orders for the troubled 737 MAX in July and, with global aviation in a pandemic-imposed slump, the aerospace giant failed to secure new orders for any aircraft last …

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Travelers to Hawaii can avoid mandatory quarantine by providing negative COVID-19 test result

  HONOLULU (Eagle News) – Beginning September 1, all out-of-state travelers must show proof upon arrival at all Hawaii airports that they have test negative on a valid COVID-19 Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT)  in order to avoid the 14-day …

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United Airlines now planning for bigger pilot layoffs

  NEW YORK (AFP) — United Airlines is now planning for even deeper furloughs of pilots following the latest weakening of air travel demand due to the coronavirus, a company official said Thursday. The big US carrier currently is planning …

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Hawaii on Japan’s list of destinations to resume safe international travel during COVID-19 pandemic

  By Alfred Acenas EBC Hawaii Bureau HONOLULU (Eagle News) – Governor David Ige and State House Speaker Scott Saiki expressed their gratitude on Monday, July 27, to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi as Hawaii …

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US airlines report losses as latest COVID-19 spike mars outlook

  By John Biers NEW YORK (AFP) — American Airlines and Southwest Airlines both reported quarterly losses Thursday as the industry reins in spending and reduces flights amid a shaky demand environment further weakened by the latest spike in US …

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