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Jul 12, 2009

The U.S. State Department is alerting U.S. citizens to the quarantine measures imposed by the Government of China in response to the 2009-H1N1 (swine flu) pandemic that may affect travel to China. This Travel Alert updates the June 19 Alert in order to address the potential for quarantine of unaccompanied minors. This Travel Alert expires on Sept. 30, 2009. In May 2009, China implemented a policy that allows it to quarantine arriving passengers who exhibit fever or flu-like symptoms if they are arriving from a country which has cases of 2009-H1N1, including the U.S. Although the overall percentage of Americans being quarantined remains low, the seemingly random nature of the selection process makes it almost impossible to predict when a traveler may be placed into quarantine. Travelers with even a slightly elevated body temperature risk being placed into hospital quarantine, while passengers sitting in close proximity to another traveler with fever or flu-like symptoms may be taken to a specially-designated hotel for a quarantine of approximately seven days, even if they show no symptoms themselves. Jul 7, 2009

AirAsia

AirAsia will launch daily Denpasar-Perth flights July 17 aboard a new A320, increasing to twice-daily Aug. 19. It will launch daily Kota Kinabalu-Brunei service from Sept. 9. Jul 9, 2009 7/7/2009

China, Italy

China and Italy should work together to expand bidirectional flow of tourists amid the current difficulties arising from the financial crisis and global spread of A/H1N1 flu (also called swine flu), a top Chinese tourism official said on Sunday Jul 6, 2009

Firefly, Malaysia Airlines

Firefly, a subsidiary of Malaysia Airlines, launched six-times-daily Singapore-Subang service. Jul 9, 2009

Malaysia Airlines

Malaysia Airlines will suspend its thrice-weekly services from Kuala Lumpur to New York via Stockholm and vice versa effective October 2009. The last flight from Kuala Lumpur to New York will be on September 30, while the last flight departing New York will be on October 1 and Stockholm on October 2, 2009. Jul 7, 2009

Naverus, Air China, Airbus

Naverus said Air China successfully completed its RNP validation flight into Lhasa from Chengdu on June 26 using an A330-200. "The flight clears the way for Air China's entire fleet of Airbus A330s to fly the Naverus-designed procedures at the Lhasa Gonggar Airport," Naverus said. Jul 9, 2009

Spring Airlines, Airbus

Capacity Chinese low-cost carrier Spring Airlines...

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