6 JULY 2020

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New tenant for T5

American Airlines plans to move to Heathrow (LHR) Terminal 5 tomorrow (7 July). 

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ON THE SOAPBOX: Tim Alderslade, Airlines UK

UK air travel – Facing the future

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Quarantine Government update

Business Travel News publishes here the two lists of countries where quarantine is usually no longer required when you return to the UK from 10 July.

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BA Gatwick revival

Later this month British Airways will resume operations at Gatwick South, initially operating long-haul services to The Caribbean.

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Boeing 747 Qantas finale

It could be said that Covick-19 has claimed another casualty.  Qantas Airways Boeing 747.

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E-Scooters

It became legal to ride commercial/rental e-scooters on Great Britain's roads from Saturday 4 July. 

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Iberia news

Led by the future Chief Executive of IAG, Iberia is pressing ahead with an ambitious holiday period programme mindful of Covid-19.

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London City Airport dates

With the British Airways' Isle of Man service up and running London City Airport will today (6 July) welcome Dundee (Loganair) and Teesside (Eastern Airways) flights.

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Norwich Airport reopens

Commercial flights from Norwich Airport are now available to book once more, with KLM resuming daily flights to Amsterdam Schiphol from 3 August, offering onward international connectivity.

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Pakistan International Airlines ban

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has suspended the authorisation for Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), to operate in Europe for six months, the airline’s spokesman said last Tuesday.

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Southend bounces back

Southend Airport last Wednesday (1 July) opened its terminal doors to passengers for its first flight after three months of being closed due to Covid-19.

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World Aviation Festival cancelled

ExCeL London has suffered the loss of the World Aviation Festival at the end of September but confirms that the British-Irish Expo goes ahead 5-6 October.

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ON TOUR: Ferries and Covid

John Burke looks at sailings across the narrow seas.

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JULY CRUISE ISSUE: Still in dock!

“Whatever happens, I, for one, will have no hesitation in being aboard another cruise ship or rivership soon, and I think that many, many people will see cruising as a very viable and desirable way to holiday.”

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AND FINALLY: Contactless food

Can it get any dafter?

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Blue Islands takes on Jersey

Having provided essential, humanitarian flights from Jersey to Southampton and Gatwick throughout the pandemic Blue Islands airline and Ports of Jersey have today (Monday 6 July) announced a long-term ‘base carrier’ partnership. 

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Boeing MAX progress

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) aviation regulator has started formal test flights for Boeing's troubled 737 Max. 

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EasyJet cancels East Anglia

If you live in Norfolk and Suffolk and want to fly easyJet this summer you have a problem.  The airline plans to close bases at Stansted, Southend and Newcastle airports.

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General Aviation

From 4 July, the safe return of dual flights and training flights, and the re-opening of General Aviation (GA), will be permitted in England.

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NBAA cancelled

The world’s largest executive jet show has become the latest casualty of Covick-19. The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) has announced the cancellation of annual convention scheduled for Orlando, Florida 6-8 October.

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Ryanair pilots in pay deal

Pilots union BALPA has announced that its members employed by Ryanair in the UK have voted overwhelmingly to accept temporary pay cuts to save jobs that were under threat.

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TUI returns

Essentially a holiday airline TUI Airways UK plans to resurrect its UK operations shortly.

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US revives prohibition

The situation regarding entry into the United States remains confusing and travellers should be very cautious when making the trip, even if being allowed to board at the departing airport.

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Wizz Air traffic for June

The Hungarian-based London Stock Exchange listed airline Wizz Air has published traffic figures for June and a business update.

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