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7 JUNE 2021

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LETTER OF THE WEEK

With the problems of Portugal we wait to hear from Mr Cagney and his return flight. www.btnews.co.uk/article/17686

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Richard Gooding

Airport Director of London City Airport (LCY) from 1996 to 2012 Richard Gooding OBE has passed away after a long period of deteriorating health.

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ON THE SOAPBOX: Kay Greenway, Director, Cruise Britain

WELCOME BACK TO CRUISING

Kay Greenway started in the cruise industry with sales and marketing roles at P&O Cruises and Princess Cruises. This followed an extensive freelance career in other sectors, many of them travel related, with an eventual return to the cruise sector through involvement with Cruise Britain. She has been Director of Cruise Britain since 2012, since when the association has grown to include all the UK ports involved in cruising, with the cruise lines represented on its board.

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Heathrow – G7 and The Aviation Club

Next Friday (11 June) sees the start of the G7 Summit at the Carbis Bay (eco) Hotel near St Ives in Cornwall.

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BA 507 from Faro

Our BTN reader on holiday at Faro (Portugal) with his family reports no problem on the return journey, except once again a lack of food to purchase on the flight.

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British Airways and IATA

British Airways (BA) has begun trialling the International Air Transport Association (IATA) digital travel pass, on flights from Heathrow to Geneva and Zurich.

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Flyr Norway launched

Norway’s latest budget airline has been launched.

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G7 opportunity for British government!

The travel industry has been unanimous in outcry over the Government’s decision on last Thursday to add Portugal to the Amber List. 

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JetBlue fares

New York based JetBlue has released fare details of its forthcoming flights to both Gatwick and Heathrow.

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Stobart problems

After the market had closed on Friday (4 June) Esken Plc, the owner of Stobart Air, posted notice to the London Stock Exchange of problems concerning the sale of the airline to Ettyl, an Isle of Man registered company.

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Terminal 3 goes red – details

Heathrow Airport has opened a dedicated terminal just for passengers on direct flights from Red List countries.

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JUNE CRUISE NEWS

Here is a list of sea and river cruise lines offering a service for UK customers.  For up-to date information please click on the company’s website.

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ON TOUR: Plan ahead for cruising

With the limited lifting of restrictions it is possible to plan ahead for summer holidays, but it comes with a warning.

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(a real) AND FINALLY

Michael Bartlett,  “The mad monk”, the Guinness World Record Holder for flying around the world on scheduled flights,  has finally flown in his 151st type of aircraft. 

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Alice gets ready to fly

GKN Aerospace has reached an important milestone in its collaboration with Eviation by delivering the first fully-integrated wings, empennage and electrical wiring interconnection systems (EWIS) for the Alice all-electric aircraft. 

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Belfast City gets new boss

The Chairman of George Best Belfast City Airport, Declan Collier, has welcomed a new CEO.

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Ibis adds in UK

The pandemic has caused a re-alignment of budget holiday capacity in the UK.

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It’s touch and go at Southend

A bargain for private pilots.

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London developments for Marriott

Marriot International made two major announcements last week regarding properties in London.

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Oxford Hawkwell House

There has been a rush of hotel openings and re-openings over the last few weeks.  UK summer staycations are proving very popular.  Will demand exceed capacity?  The Editor-in-Chief booked his family (7) vacation weeks ago.

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Passport update

Readers may be interested on following the progress of a passport application by a member of staff.

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TfL’s “Drain” reopens

Popularly known as 'The Drain', the Waterloo & City Line has reopened today (Monday 7 June) at short notice.

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United goes supersonic

Chicago-based United Airlines has announced a commercial agreement with Denver-based aerospace company Boom Supersonic to add aircraft to its global fleet as well as a cooperative sustainability initiative.

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Wizz results + Doncaster

Doncaster Sheffield Airport has welcomed back Wizz Air.

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