Virgin Galactic's Richard Branson (front, centre) gathers with Virgin Galactic employees in front of the SpaceShip Two VSS Unity after a roll-out ceremony. The company is set to begin commercial space flights this year. Photo: Getty Images
Virgin Galactic's Richard Branson (front, centre) gathers with Virgin Galactic employees in front of the SpaceShip Two VSS Unity after a roll-out ceremony. The company is set to begin commercial space flights this year. Photo: Getty Images

Low air fares, better hygiene, and cancelled routes – what to expect when you book a flight in 2021

  • A revival in air travel is a certainty, but there will be changes: preflight Covid-19 tests, the retention of enhanced hygiene measures, and easier check-in
  • Low fares will tempt travellers, but airline route networks will shrink. For the adventurous with deep pockets, commercial space travel is set to begin

Virgin Galactic's Richard Branson (front, centre) gathers with Virgin Galactic employees in front of the SpaceShip Two VSS Unity after a roll-out ceremony. The company is set to begin commercial space flights this year. Photo: Getty Images
Virgin Galactic's Richard Branson (front, centre) gathers with Virgin Galactic employees in front of the SpaceShip Two VSS Unity after a roll-out ceremony. The company is set to begin commercial space flights this year. Photo: Getty Images
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