The aviation industry is facing difficult times and a long recovery. The time of low-cost flights will be behind us

first_imgPhoto: Emirates Surely the time of cheap ticket prices is behind us. The price of flights will increase significantly in the long run, ie it will be in some realistic framework of sustainability. Emirates is the first airline to introduce rapid passenger tests on COVID-19 It is currently not possible to bring hand luggage on flights, except for computers, handbags, briefcases or baby care items. All other items must be handed over at check-in, and Emirates grants passengers an increase in the amount of checked baggage allowed in addition to the amount they might otherwise bring on board. After each flight, all Emirates aircraft undergo a thorough cleaning and disinfection process in Dubai. Emirates thus became the first airline to introduce rapid passenger testing on COVID-19 just before travel. A rapid blood test was performed by DHA representatives at Terminal 3 of Dubai International Airport, and the results were available within 10 minutes. Kako će koronavirus utjecati na zračni promet i aviokompanije? – jedno je od pitanja koje se logično postavlja i raspravlja globalno među strukom. According to forecasts, the real recovery of the tourism sector will begin only when the vaccine is found, and will last 2-3 years. Then the psychological / safety barrier between people will be removed, so that they can travel freely. According to current estimates, both scientists, epidemiologists, and the World Health Organization (WHO) should not expect the vaccine for another 12 months, if not longer. Of course, that does not mean that people will not travel, but certainly not in great intensity and as before. Everyone agrees that this situation will significantly affect our future way of life, business and thus the way we travel, ie the entire tourism sector. One thing is for sure, the world will be measured before and after the coronavirus. There is also the factor, ecology and sustainability, where until a year or two ago, airlines were under great pressure, and even in the Scandinavian countries, a protest and movement against air travel was launched. In the post-coronavirus era, it is ecology and sustainability that will be further expressed and sought after. Also, it will take a long time to start traveling freely as before, as well as the same intensity. We will certainly not travel all over the world and travel by plane for 5 or more hours, but will travel more regionally, locally and not too far from our home, especially in Europe. Also, the recovery will be much longer because for a while people will certainly not fly airplanes, at least en masse through the prism of tourism. The perception and feeling of fear of traveling (especially long journeys) and of being pushed like a sardine on a plane, certainly does not go aside for airlines. As well as the financial condition of the population and the long recovery and stabilization of the economy. Also, the option of having every other seat on the plane empty, respecting spacing measures, is neither sustainable nor cost-effective for airlines. The whole market pressure for cheap flights, even before the impact of the coronavirus, has led many companies to financial problems or bankruptcy, (Thomas Cook, Monarch Airlines…) because the sustainability of this business model is based solely on constant high passenger traffic with extremely high occupancy each flight. What all the changes will be is difficult to predict at the moment, but it is certain that the aviation industry will have major and long-term negative consequences. The current coronavirus pandemic is affecting all industries, and especially the tourism sector that is most directly affected. Sure and how you will have to think carefully about how to organize airports, from the check-in process, airport movements, bag collection lanes as well as boarding the plane itself. It was a question of when that bubble would burst, and now the impact of the coronavirus has only accelerated the whole process and brought many airlines to the wall overnight. States will also save financial assistance from national airlines, but certainly not low-budget ones. One of the probable scenarios is that passengers will have to be tested for coronavirus at borders, including airports, ie additional preventive measures will be introduced. Keeping in mind the social distance, Emirates has placed protective barriers at each check-in counter as additional safety measures for passengers and employees during any interaction. All employees at the airport are required to use gloves, masks and hand sanitizers. Passengers must also wear their own masks when at the airport and on the plane and follow social distancing guidelines. This state of emergency has already bankrupted some low-cost airlines, from Germanwings to Flybe, and will only unfortunately be followed by the bankruptcy of the same. Simply, so far, there has been too much pressure on the lowest possible ticket prices for low-cost flights, and airlines have been operating with a profit margin of 3-5%. “The testing process went smoothly and we want to take this opportunity to zwe thank DHA for their initiatives and innovative solutions. This would not have been possible without the support of Dubai Airport and other government bodies. We are working to increase the number of tests in the future and their introduction on other flights, which will allow us to conduct tests on COVID-19 on the spot and instant confirmation for Emirates passengers traveling to countries that require them. The health and safety of airport staff and passengers remains paramountSaid Adel Al Redha, Emirates’ Chief Operating Officer. In coordination with the national health organization Dubai Health Authority (DHA), the airline Emirates introduced additional preventive measures, so on yesterday’s flight to Tunisia, passengers were tested for COVID-19 before leaving Dubai. For health and safety reasons, Emirates has adapted the range of services intended for passengers so that magazines and other printed reading materials are not available to them, while food and drink are still served, but in customized packaging and in a special way to reduce contact with staff. One of the possible scenarios shows us Emirates. Sve u svemu, turistički sektor očekuje više nego izazovno vrijeme, a pogotovo avionsku industriju koja će ova kriza puno dublje pogoditi. Trenutno je teško bilo što planirati i predviđati kako će točno neke stvari funkcionirati. Ljudi će i dalje putovati, a turizam će se oporaviti – to je sigurno. No isto tako sigurno je i to kako će doći do velikih promjena u turističkom sektoru. For the end, I would point out good advice Kjell A. Nordströmoma, who points out that companies now have to experiment, as scientists often do. They test and see how things work. So the business sector needs to start experimenting, not planning.last_img read more

Batesville CYO Basketball Results

first_imgSt. Louis-1 defeated All Saints-1 51-32.  St. Louis-1 would jump out to a 16-6 first quarter lead and would extended the lead to 15 at halftime 31-16. St. Louis-1 would keep up the good play in the second half to come away with the win. We played very well as a team. This was a good win for us. Bruins Scoring. George Ritter 17, Lane Oesterling 14, Alex Westerfeld 6, Calvin Sherwood 4, Cooper Williams 3, Sam Giesting 3.Courtesy of Bruins Coach Roger Dietz.St. Louis-2 lost to All Saints-2 44-40. This was very close game throughout but All Saints-2 was able hold on for the win.  Bruins Scoring. John Thompson 10, Kurt Siefert 8, Gus Cooper 6, Evan Vogelsang 5, Adam Cox 4, Brayden Worthington 3, Adam Vogelsang 2.Courtesy of Bruins Coach: Fuzz Springmeyer.St. Louis-3 fell to St. Mary’s-1’s 69-22. Dylan Fledderman led St. Louis-3 with 7 points.Courtesy of Bruins Coach Chris Lanning.last_img read more

Heisler: How Doc Rivers went from indispensable Clipper to doomed one

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Related Articles Short-handed Clippers no match for Jazz down the stretch Blake Griffin’s knee sprain could have been a lot worse for Clippers It’s a day like any other day in the Post-Chris Paul Era, which is to say anything that can go wrong has, with Blake Griffin joining Danilo Gallinari, Patrick Beverley and Milos Teodosic on the injured list.Coach Doc Rivers is asked hopefully if bad times might not bring them together.“Well,” Doc says, laughing, “there’s nobody here to bring together.”Only Rivers could look so light-hearted at such a moment. Communicator genius that he is, he has already done the hopeful bit that he surely laid on his players (“Everyone gets paid. … I’ve been in this situation before. You’ll find your joy in it as well, as a coach and as players.”)This isn’t one of those nightmares where the coach sounds like a robot droning, “That’s in the past, we’re just concerned about getting better every day,” until he’s removed.center_img “It is what it is,” says Rivers, conceding the harsh reality, but making it look somehow manageable. “There’s not much you can do about it, but you can’t lay down, I can tell you that. You have to play.”Among NBA coaches, only San Antonio’s Gregg Popovich balances charm and harsh reality better than Doc. Pop just does a scarier version with the considerable advantage of low-maintenance star players, starting with David Robinson and Tim Duncan, and a superb front office that he ruled but let General Manager R.C. Buford run.Unfortunately for Rivers, he had CP3, the diminutive power behind the throne who led the recruiting effort for Doc but wound up abandoning him, while Doc ran his own front office as multi-tasking new exec.Steve Ballmer bumped Rivers down to coach-only this season but softened the blow by putting Doc’s guy, Lawrence Frank, in charge. Now with things going from dire to worse, the question is whether Ballmer, who wants his stamp on the franchise, will bump Rivers down to unemployed … or if Doc, who didn’t come to rebuild, will want to stay.The cheery Ballmer has been anything but an ogre, but between changing the team’s colors and logo, bringing in a new business operation to replace Sterling’s token one and negotiating to move to Inglewood if Staples Center doesn’t give them better dates, there’s no missing who’s in charge.The buzz about Rivers isn’t just an internet phenomenon in which everyone rewrites everyone else as if they had a clue what they’re talking about. The Clippers insider network is crackling with speculation that Ballmer and/or his people are looking even more skeptically at Doc than when his problem was early playoff exits.Bad luck is just that. Bad timing, which this is, drives events.More than a coach is endangered here but a new hopeful way of life. If the Clippers were all but ignored in the Lakers-loving market, Doc’s arrival confirmed their new status as a destination for stars that the Lakers had once been.CP3 had already waived his one-year option to facilitate a trade to them. Rivers, who could have gone anywhere after taking the Celtics to one title and a second NBA Finals appearance, seemed like the maraschino cherry atop the sundae of their new good fortune.To that point, the Clippers were always Sterling’s plaything. Doc’s arrival, on the condition that he got to run the entire operation, promised a new lucid era.Donald being Donald, he soon voiced his objections to Rivers’ trade, bringing J.J. Redick from Milwaukee. Doc being Doc, the story soon got into the press that if Donald didn’t get out of the way, Doc would leave.The Clippers went a best-ever 57-25 in that 2013-14 season, facing the Warriors in the first round of the playoffs when Sterling’s girl friend, V. Stiviano, released a tape she had recorded of Donald asking her not to bring African-Americans to the game.At a time when tone was as important as actions in an African-American-dominated league, Rivers led a quiet insurrection, refusing to take Sterling’s phone calls while letting his players channel their protest, shedding their warm-up tops in a pile before a game in Oakland.Everything the NBA and the Clippers did to disown Sterling depended on Rivers’ recognition of their legitimacy. As the indispensable Clipper, Ballmer gave Doc, whom Sterling had already been paying $7 million per season, a 10-year, $50 million extension.Withstanding the tumult, the team won the series in seven games, the Warriors’ last postseason series loss to a Western Conference team. Within that month, the team was up for sale and Ballmer had offered $2 billion, $400 million more than the next highest bid.You can argue how much value Rivers had added, but it was considerable.For all that Doc’s teams did during the ensuing seasons and didn’t do in the playoffs, it wasn’t a curse that doomed them. It was the same thing that happened to everyone else: The rise of the Warriors to super-team.The Clippers were just the rival with the shallow support but the towering expectations … and the special enmity of the Warriors, who have won the past 11 meetings, dating to Christmas Day 2015, by an average of 14 points.Every postseason, the media would ask if Paul didn’t have to win a title to secure his legacy. It was a compliment to regard him as a star of that magnitude, but it cut both ways. Desperate to get past the Warriors, CP3 fled to Houston last summer, leaving the Clippers entering a new, generic, and, six weeks into it, snake-bitten era.Nothing is forever anywhere but especially in Clipper Nation. Clippers try to stay calm after Austin Rivers snaps Now, the return of the Clipper Curse, blah, blah.As if.The Clippers never had a curse, or needed one, with Donald Sterling, the owner who kept them a laughingstock for decades, and the Lakers whose domination of the market ensured that whatever the Clips did – like averaging 54 wins the past five seasons, No. 3 in the league behind Golden State and San Antonio – they got no credit for it.Now this …last_img read more