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LATAM Airlines Reveals Star Wars-Inspired Aircraft



LATAM Airlines Group will debut a Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge-inspired aircraft this fall in celebration of the recent opening of the new Star Wars-themed land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida.

Designed by Disney’s creative team in conjunction with Lucasfilm, the Boeing 777’s livery was inspired by the stormtroopers of the First Order.

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The plane, which has the capacity for 410 passengers, will begin flying from LATAM’S Sao Paulo/Guarulhos hub in Brazil to Orlando as well as other international destinations including Miami, Madrid, Frankfurt and Paris beginning in October.

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, the highly anticipated new land inside Disney’s Hollywood Studios, opened to the public in Orlando on August 29.

The unveiling comes just months after airlines/alaska-airlines-unveils-toy-story-themed-livery.html” target=”_self” rel=”nofollow noopener noreferrer”>Alaska Airlines debuted a special Toy Story-themed livery to celebrate the release of Disney and Pixar’s Toy Story 4 in June.

Meanwhile, JetBlue unveiled a Boston Bruins-themed livery during the team’s Stanley Cup playoff run this past spring.

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Hong Kong Testing All Arriving Airline Passengers for Coronavirus



Hong Kong announced Tuesday that travelers arriving at the region’s main airport would be screened for coronavirus, making it the first airport in the world to require testing for all incoming passengers.

According to, government officials revealed that every airline passenger who arrives at Hong Kong International Airport will now be tested for coronavirus whether or not they are exhibiting symptoms.

Once the passengers arrive at the Hong Kong airport, they will deplane and board shuttle buses operated by the region’s health department to a temporary “specimen collection center” where they will test saliva from every traveler.

Passengers who complete the testing will then be shown their accommodations at the AsiaWorld-Expo convention center, where they will be forced to stay for 14 days as part of the government-mandated quarantine.

The government said it would enforce the quarantine via tracking wristbands.

“If a sample tests positive, the CHP will notify the person concerned as early as possible and arrange for admission to a public hospital for treatment,” a statement from Hong Kong read. “In general, if no notification is received within three working days after returning a sample, it means the test result is negative and the person concerned is required to continue the compulsory quarantine until the quarantine period ends.”

For passengers arriving from regions deemed high-risk, such as the United Kingdom and areas of China, they will be forced to wait at the collection center until the results of faster tests are revealed. Confirmed cases will immediately be transported to local hospitals, while travelers who test negative will be moved to the quarantine areas.

“As the testing takes time, the people concerned might need to stay at the venue to wait for eight hours or more and those arriving at night might have to wait longer,” the statement continued. “The DH urged for the understanding and patience from inbound travelers on the arrangement.”

Passengers aren’t the only people on planes getting sick, as the Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA) found that around 100 flight attendants have tested positive for coronavirus.

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