Sturgis City Airport has received a $ 1.2 million Federal Aviation Administration grant that will be used to build six T-Hangers.
“(Hangar) is very important because there is no more room for airplanes,” Planning and Licensing Director Dave Smith said Tuesday after the airport learned that they had received a grant. “We have them in every possible corner.”
He said the airport saw an average of 150 takeoffs and landings a week.
US Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao announced Tuesday a total of $ 273 million in grants to 181 airports in 41 states and the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Palau and Puerto Rico, according to a press conference.
Other airports receiving grants in the state are in Pierre ($ 1.3 million), Vermillion ($ 998,000), De Smet ($ 804,000), Milbank ($ 646,000), Platte ($ 577,000), Britton ($ 398,000), Yankton ($ 353,000), Mitchell ($ 333,000) and Tea ($ 130,000).
The money will be used for “important infrastructure and safety projects,” from buying rescue aircraft and fire fighting equipment to repairing runways and taxiways, according to a press release.
At the Sturgis City Council meeting on July 8, council members agreed to an offer to build a hangar at the airport with this fund, which came from Airport Improvement Program (AIP) and CARE.
Last updated when July 29, 2020 4:59 p.m.
Karachi Airport Police arrested two defendants involved in theft
KARACHI (Dunya News) – Airport police in Karachi have arrested the defendant along with an accomplice who escaped after stealing money from a resident’s home.
According to Malir Senior Police Inspector (SSP) Irfan Bahadur, the stolen money was taken from the arrested suspect. A case was filed against the two defendants. During interrogation, the accused revealed involvement in several theft incidents. The police are checking the criminal record of the accused.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) – Airports in Homer and Quinhagak will receive more than $ 6.7 million in federal funds.
Homer Airport will receive $ 6,476,297 for “Building / Rehabilitating / Modifying / Extending Snow Removal Equipment Buildings.” The airport in Quinhagak will receive $ 300,000 for “Update Master Plan or Airport Study.”
US Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced on Tuesday that the Trump Administration will provide more than $ 273 million in safety and airport infrastructure grants through Federal Aviation Administration to 41 states and the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Palau and Puerto Rico. Of the grants, two will be given to the airport in Alaska.
An FAA spokeswoman wrote in an e-mail to Channel 2, “Federal funding announced today (Tuesday, July 28) is in addition to $ 10 billion in grants. Secretary Elaine Chao was given to the airport to help them stay afloat during COVID-19 public health emergencies. “
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Tpolicy The UK travel quarantine policy is increasingly under the spotlight following the Government’s decision to reinstate quarantine restrictions in Spain.
British holiday makers, thousands of whom booked their Spanish holidays after relaxed quarantine rules three weeks ago, must now cancel them self isolation for 10 days after they return, and reports show that those who plan to travel to France and Germany can be in the same position if the infection rate continues to increase.
But now more and more commentators are asking whether these steps are needed at all, as more European countries are turning to airport-based coronavirus tests as an alternative that combines the need to contain Covid-19 with the need to save thousands of struggling tourism. business.
The secretary of the shadow workers’ house, Nick Thomas-Symonds, told Today’s program on BBC Radio 4 on Monday that there were “serious questions” about quarantining tourists.
“First [question] that is why we still use … the blunt instrument of the 14-day quarantine rather than smarter actions, and secondly the chaotic nature of decision making which of course has not yet fostered confidence in the Government’s approach.
“I think you need a series of smarter quarantine actions at the airport. I have suggested this test, track and isolate the regime but you can also do temperature checks and other things – you see various steps. “
Procedural methods for PCR (polymerase chain reaction) testing also vary from country to country: some destinations require passengers to order tests before check-in, with samples taken and analyzed on arrival while the subject performs isolation at their hotel (usually this takes less than 24 hours); the other received a medical certificate stating the negative Covid-19 test was carried out within 72 hours before departure.
The test itself involved health professionals who took swab samples from the nostrils and mouth, with kits then sent to a laboratory where they were analyzed for traces of the corona virus.
In Europe, Austria and Iceland both abandoned quarantine strategies that supported mandatory RT-PCR tests for all people who crossed their borders, as did regions such as Jersey and Madeira.
Over the weekend, France lowered requirements for arrivals from ‘high-risk’ countries, including the US, so evidence of a negative PCR test made it unnecessary to isolate themselves.
Generally it is up to individual tourists to pay for their own tests (prices tend to hover around € 60 / £ 55), although Germany has gone further, setting up free testing programs at many airports, with Bavarian state governments also providing them at border crossings road and rail.
This service not only acts as a tracking system for those who enter the country, but German citizens can also use it to get Covid-free certification for their own trips abroad.
Dozens of countries outside Europe adopted airport PCR testing at the earliest opportunity, many of them in the Caribbean, where the impact of the pandemic on tourism was sharper than most other regions.
That hasn’t really been made clear.
Paul Charles, CEO of The PC Agency travel consultant and also a spokesman for the Quash Quarantine campaign group, has been vocal, has been a blunt critic of Government travel policies during the pandemic, and believes that quarantine blankets are unnecessary and inappropriate actions economically damaging.
“The Test & Trace system that defeats the world, combined with swab tests at airports (like those done in Greece for example), will allow people to continue to travel. Thus, the impact on livelihoods and future prospects for many travel companies will be reduced, “he told Telegraph Travel.
“Vienna Airport is an example of effective testing. You pay for the test on arrival and then you know in three hours what the results are. Meanwhile you only need to quarantine for a short time, not for 14 days. For those who experience symptoms after a few days, effective Test & Trace should be used to isolate themselves if necessary.
“Blankets kill quarantine. That must be the last resort. “
Earlier this month, PCR test trials were established at Heathrow Airport so that British health and aviation authorities can determine once and for all whether testing is really a viable alternative to quarantine.
Three weeks later the Government has not given the green light for the trial to continue.
John Holland-Kaye, CEO of Heathrow, has echoed the feelings of many travel industry professionals in expressing his frustration at the lack of progress.
“If we have periodic outbreaks throughout the world, we have to go back differently to complete quarantine. There are definitely alternatives that will only be part of the way we live our lives and we must start working on that now.
“We can see how much economic damage is caused by the length of the locking that we just did. If you say it will be three years before we get the vaccine, we can’t have the same amount as the locking for three years. We need international connections. So we must have alternatives that will keep the economy working and protect jobs while keeping people safe.
“The British government must take the lead in developing general testing standards for airports around the world to filter passengers for coronavirus.”
When asked if Covid-19 testing could be applied at UK airports, a spokesman for the Department of Health said: “To avoid testing people and missing coronavirus cases where people have not developed symptoms or don’t have enough viral load, all travelers will be expected to be independent during 14 days. “
This is inherent in one of the main criticisms of the PCR test: that they can fail to detect traces of the virus during its incubation period.
Trials at Jersey Airport showed that none of the passengers who tested negatively on arrival had experienced symptoms of Covid a week later, but because UK air passenger traffic was significantly greater, it is uncertain how clear this indicator is.
SAN JOSE – Alaska Airlines has decided to launch a series of new flights that will connect San Jose International Airport to three different states, providing a welcome counterpoint to the bleak global travel trends spawned by the coronavirus. The new daily flights will connect travelers from the San Jose Airport to destinations in Washington, Oregon and Montana. “This new service demonstrates Alaska’s confidence and continued commitment to the San Jose and Silicon Valley market in these unprecedented times,” said Judy Ross, deputy director of aviation at the San Jose International Airport. San Jose. New Alaska Airlines flights will connect San Jose to Spokane, Washington; Redmond, Oregon; and Missoula, MT, the airport and the airline said. “San Jose is an important city for Alaska, and we are always looking for opportunities to grow our footprint,” said Brett Catlin, general manager of capacity planning and alliances with Alaska Airlines. Flights between San Jose and Spokane begin in September of this year. In March 2021, Alaska intends to launch new air routes with Redmond and Missoula, the airline said. “As our customers begin to return to the air, we believe that leisure travel will play an increasingly important role in overall demand,” said Catlin. The new flights match Alaska’s efforts to expand its leisure offerings. “Our San Jose additions to Spokane, Redmond and Missoula are a key part of our network diversification plans,” Catlin said. .
ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) – Along with industries like tourism and hospitality, air travel has undergone a sea change in its operations. Overall, the airline industry may still be 3 to 5 years away to see numbers return to their pre-COVID height. “2019 was our best year since 2000,” Brad Boettcher, director of marketing and development of air services at Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport, told WDBJ7. Like many industries, COVID-19 has taken airlines by surprise. “It was the second week of January,” Boettcher said. “I was at a conference meeting with a group of carriers and word started to circulate about this virus circulating in China.” By March, this virus had turned the world upside down and began to fail flight after flight. “Was there anything that could have really prepared yourself for COVID-19? Katey Roshetko asked. “No,” Boettcher laughs. “I mean, there is nothing that can prepare you for an absolute 97% drop in traffic.” Ninety-seven percent in April; 90% in May; and 70% in June. After years of trying to expand air travel, Boettcher and the ROA team shifted to trying to maintain as many flights as possible. Right now, thefts account for about 40% of the traffic they had this time around last year. It might not sound great, but compared to the national average of around 25%, we’re very encouraged about it, ”said Boettcher. However, air travel is different in Roanoke and other airports across the country. no, I think the masks are here to stay for the foreseeable future, ”Boettcher said. You will need to wear them at the airport and for the duration of your flight. Many businesses are closed inside the terminals and those that are open often have reduced hours and menus. The other reduction is the number of flights even offered, so layovers are long, doors empty and tickets expensive. a decision on your comfort level is that there are carriers who sell 60% of the aircraft versus carriers who sell 85-100% of the aircraft, ”he advised. Of the four airlines that serve Roanoke, Delta and Allegiant sell 60 to 65 percent of its seats, leaving out the middle seat for social distancing. United sells about 85%. American announced earlier this month that it would fill planes up to 100% capacity. “It depends on how much risk people are willing to take,” Boettcher said. “So if you’re uncomfortable being around someone, that should be the motivation for your decision as a consumer.” But many travelers say the risk isn’t going to keep them on the ground. “Even faster than driving,” laughed David Gamache. his wife, Debi, has come to Roanoke to visit their grandchildren and said the biggest difference from pre-COVID travel is the vacuum: “It’s just less crowded. It’s as simple as that. Less people mean less of everything, ”said David Gamache. Things take a lot longer, ”Debi Gamache said. No curbside check-in. The things you get used to are not there, “her husband added. Boettcher said the ROA was still one of the region’s best hopes for economic recovery.” There are a lot of unknowns, “he admitted, but said the airport” We are doing everything we can to work with our carriers to make sure we can provide the service to the people who need it. need, and be an economic engine to help revitalize the region when businesses start to travel, or people just want to get out of town, “Boettcher said. Usually, fall brings an influx of visitors to the airport. as students return and college sports draw thousands to the area. Boettcher said they were unsure if they would see that increase this year as the sport might not allow fans to participate in the games . All rights reserved. .
Anyone who enters Germany from countries deemed at high risk for coronavirus can face a mandatory coronavirus test when they arrived at the airport, the German state health minister had decided.
Health Minister Jens Spahn and partners from each of the 16 German countries agreed to the move in a conference call on Wednesday.
People entering Germany from countries deemed low risk, such as France, Spain, and Greece, do not need to submit to testing under the new proposal. The move has not yet been branded rubber, with further talks planned on Friday.
The German disease control agency, the Robert Koch Institute, now considers the majority of foreign countries to be at high risk. The rule will apply to German citizens returning from vacation, as well as foreigners.
The airport has expressed concern about the planned move and said the authorities must conduct the test, not their own staff.
“If the health authorities order a rapid test, in any form, then it must be carried out by the authorities,” said a statement from the German Airport Association.
“It must also be determined how to deal with passengers who test positive.”
Until now, travelers coming from high-risk countries have been required to quarantine themselves for 14 days – a move that is difficult to enforce.
The prime minister of the state of Bavaria, Markus Söder said on Sunday that authorities in Bavaria were working to install test centers at Bavarian airports “where everyone can be tested for free at any time.”
Travel restrictions abated when the pandemic seemed to fade in much of Europe, with many Germans having ventured back to popular holiday destinations.
Media reports about wild parties with little evidence of wearing masks or social distance on the Spanish island of Mallorca has caused anxiety among some politicians. This island is very popular with Germans.
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COVID-19 Global borders closed. Traveler with face mask stuck in airport terminal after being … [+] refused to enter other countries. Passenger stranded at the airport on their return trip to their country of origin. Getty Does the world now see America as a modern day leper colony that must be contained? It may sound harsh, but right now most countries are more concerned about our disease than our dollars. With one in 100 Americans infected with the coronavirus, countries that were once widely open to American visitors are slamming their doors. It’s the peak of the summer travel season, but few Americans travel overseas. Many of us are struggling financially or with health issues and local restrictions, and the decline in air travel has been well documented. The CEO of American Airlines may have called on American travelers to “Let’s fly for G’s sake,” but few are answering the call. But even if Americans could travel, most destinations will not accept American visitors and the risk that comes with them, due to the high rate of coronavirus in the United States. When the European Union “opened up” to internal and external tourists in early July, the United States was a glaring absence from the list of countries residents could visit, such as Canada, Australia and South Korea. The European Union has a de facto travel ban for countries testing beyond a certain threshold for the new coronavirus. EU Citizen sign at arrivals for Düsseldorf International Airport in Germany. There are … [+] passport control lanes, immigration for EU citizens – eu / ewr / ch. The signs separate the lines between all passports, EU passports, Schengen or other nationalities. (Photo by Nicolas Economou / NurPhoto via Getty Images) NurPhoto via Getty Images Policy in Lithuania for example, a member of the EU since 2004, is currently to allow access to other EU members and citizens of the United Kingdom United. In other words, “provided that the incidence of COVID-19 (coronavirus infection) in the country where they legally reside has not exceeded 25 cases / 100,000 inhabitants during the last 14 calendar days”, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania. As of July 19, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the US rate was 1,128.3 cases per 100,000 people. When the EU initially banned American travelers due to the high rate of coronavirus, the United States had 2.7 million infections as of June 30, according to data from Johns Hopkins. Since then, the U.S. coronavirus rate, as well as the list of countries banning U.S. travelers, has only increased. As of July 20, the World Health Organization reported that nearly 3.7 million cases of COVID-19 have been diagnosed in the United States. One report even claims that coronavirus cases in the United States could in fact be 10 times higher than the data shows. When it comes to possible travel destinations for Americans, a recent CNN article listed only nine countries open to US citizens. The Balkans are possible, because Albania, Kosovo, North Macedonia and Serbia are “open” to the Americas, as are the Maldives, Tunisia and Turkey. Closer to home are the Dominican Republic and Mexico, although Mexico does not currently allow crossing the border. High-end travelers to Mexican resorts are apparently OK. Travel publications like to put the best face on a bad situation, by running articles like “Here’s where Americans can go.” The reality is that most countries have banned Americans, but a few leave it up to the individual to prove that he is free from disease. The United Arab Emirates, for example, will require travelers from high-risk countries (Americans can look at themselves in the mirror) to take a COVID-19 test no more than 4 days before their scheduled flight. Members of an Indian medical team sign up for testing upon arrival at Dubai International … [+] Airport on May 9, 2020, to help fight the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). (Photo by Karim SAHIB / AFP) (Photo by KARIM SAHIB / AFP via Getty Images) AFP via Getty Images The European Union is the main international entity now banning Americans, but countries from Canada to China are refusing entry of Americans. The last indignity was the Bahamas closing their border to the Americans. Some might see this as the equivalent of the US trip losing to Trinidad and Tobabgo and not qualifying for the FIFA World Cup final in 2018. In the Bahamas, air and sea travel to the states United will be on hiatus this week, although tourists from the EU, Britain and Canada will still be allowed if they show proof of a recent negative coronavirus test. The Prime Minister of the Bahamas pointed to recent surges in COVID-19 cases and deaths as the reason for the Americans’ ban. Unfortunately, by most metrics, the United States is indeed number one when it comes to coronavirus. According to the World Health Organization, the United States is by far the leader in total number of cases, with 3,685,460, Brazil is No. 2 with 2,074,860 and India is 3rd with 1,118,043. WHO statistics show that the United States is also the leader in the total number of deaths from COVID-19, with 139,498, followed by Brazil, 78,772, and the United Kingdom, 45,300. in cases per million, the United States is 10th, behind nine much smaller countries. Qatar tops the list with 38,121 cases per million, which means almost 4% of the population has been infected. French Guiana, Bahrain and Little San Marino all have more than 20,000 cases per million population, or 2%. Chile, with 17,414 cases per million, and Vatican City, with a rate of 14,981 per million (although its population is only 801) follow. The WHO says the US rate is 11,919 cases per million, or about 1.2% of the population. Of course, Americans aren’t supposed to travel overseas anyway. The State Department maintained its Level 4 travel advisory urging Americans to avoid all international travel because of COVID-19. And yes, the United States still has its own travel restrictions in place. For example, Americans are banned from China, while Chinese nationals are excluded from the United States. Still, it’s hard to escape the notion that until we get our house in order, the rest of the world sees America as a disease redeemed danger. The blue warning sign on this face mask is mandatory due to Covid-19 or coronavirus at the airport, with … [+] a deliberately blurred background an empty Getty airport waiting room.
When the coronavirus pandemic destroyed the car rental industry, Sixt SE Germany sought to accelerate expansion in the US.
The holding company Sixt Rent-a-Car, which specializes in premium vehicles and is Germany’s largest car rental company by market share, obtained concessions at 10 US airports from holding company Advantage Rent a Car in bankruptcy sales earlier this month. .