This review was revised 18 October
* items include readers letters
18 OCTOBER 2021
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Karen Smart has been Managing Director of Manchester Airport (since 2020), having held the same position at East Midlands Airport (since 2018), also owned by the MAG Group. Prior to that she was Director of Landside Operations at Stansted.
The Government has confirmed that a lateral flow antigen test (LFT) will replace day two PCRs from 24 October.
With the lifting of travel restrictions and the resumption of traffic to numerous destinations, Air France is increasing capacity for the winter season (October 2021–March 2022).
A new British (Maidenhead) based company has gone live founded on the increasing demand for a "contactless travel experience."
After 75 years Alitalia has last Thursday (14 October) finally been grounded and replaced on Friday by Italia Trasporto Aereo (ITA).
Steve Gunning has resigned as Finance Director of International Airlines Group (IAG), the parent company for British Airways.
With the TUI retirement of its final Boeing 757 GOOBB, delivered in 2001, the last vestiges of the once mighty Britannia Airways has finally departed to the great hangar in the sky.
Luton-based easyJet said last week it will fly 70% of its pre-pandemic winter programme as it predicted an all-time loss for the year to the end of September.
Applications are invited from young women from all backgrounds, aged between 17 and 24 for a Private Pilot's Licence (PPL) with all costs covered.
Atlantic Hartsfield tops the charts as it battles with Chicago O’Hare.
Shai Weiss, CEO of Virgin Atlantic, was quickest off the mark following the announcement that the US borders will reopen. “We are simply not Virgin without the Atlantic,” he said.
Since the lifting of lockdown restrictions London has come back alive with events, attractions and places for families and friends of all ages to visit.
Traditionally held at exotic holiday resorts ABTA’s (normally) annual Travel Convention took place on 13 October at the East Wintergarden Canary Wharf on the former Heron Quays, the site of the first test landing for London City Airport in 1982. It is now a fine conference centre.
Tata Group is the successful bidder for the troubled national flag-carrier, Air India.
The Airport Operators Association (AOA) Annual Conference takes place on Tuesday 19 October with a video format.
BA says that it is recruiting staff for the spring flying schedule.
Willie Walsh, Director General of Air Transport Association (IATA) was in fine form when he addressed the Aviation Club of the United Kingdom at a packed luncheon held at RAC Club last week.
Coming just a week after the IATA AGM and Conference in Boston, and in Europe (Milan) the 26th World Routes gathering was less restricted on numbers. The reason could be the opportunity for people finally to get together.
With flights planned between London and Darwin there is now hope for family travel ‘Down Under’ for the Christmas holiday period.
Commencing Friday 5 November, Qantas will start with two flights per week on Fridays and Sundays. From 1 December, this will ramp up to six flights per week to deliver Aussies home just in time for Christmas.
What might be termed a ‘newish’ train line is to reopen nearly 50 years after it was withdrawn under Dr Beaching’s infamous British Rail cuts.