8 OCTOBER 2018
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Two vital elements are missing from the latest criticism of the Crossrail project over who knew what and when about the latest delay. These are Silvertown and London City Airport (LCY).
BTN’s MALCOLM GINSBERG was named Business Travel Journalist of the Year – Trade at the Carlson Wagonlit sponsored BTJA awards dinner last Thursday night at London’s Corinthia Hotel honouring journalists from national, consumer, broadcast and trade media for their coverage of business travel and meetings & events.
A seminar for people with a fear of flying, organised by the Mediterranean Air Safety Foundation (MASF) supported by Cypriot carrier Cobalt Air, will be held in Cyprus next month.
The last time the European Regions Airline Association (ERA) gathered in Edinburgh was 2013, for its regional spring conference. Simon McNamara was making his debut as the new director general. Time has moved on, writes Alison Chambers.
Heathrow has maintained its position as the world’s most connected airport, with the US and Asia Pacific coming up fast, according to air travel data company OAG’s annual Megahubs International Index for 2018.
Two new terminals, upgraded runways and a centralised ground transport system are on the way at New York JFK Airport as part of a $13bn modernisation programme to increase capacity by at least 15m passengers a year.
The Airbus A321neo has won joint approval for long-range (LR) operations with the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and FAA giving the go-ahead for the aircraft to operate with up to three underfloor Additional Centre Tanks (ACTs).
A new marketing manager fluent in Mandarin has been appointed by Manchester Airport as it celebrates its busiest year to date and looks to the future with a £1bn transformation programme and destination growth.
Norwegian stepped into the breach last week for passengers affected by the collapse of Primera Air by issuing half-price repatriation fares for long-haul services between London and New York JFK, New York Newark, Boston and Paris.
A second Kenya destination is joining the Qatar Airways network from 11 December with a four-times-weekly direct service to the country’s second city, Mombasa, in addition to the airline's existing flights to Nairobi.
Following the end of South African conglomerate Basil Read Ltd's contract, the government of St Helena (SHG) has created an island-owned operation, St Helena Airport Ltd (SHAL), to operate the facility with Gwyneth Howell as chief executive officer.
The growing trend toward the use of biofuel in commercial aviation took another step last week with the arrival at Gatwick of a Virgin Atlantic Orlando flight operated by a Boeing B747 using it.
Peugeot again chose the tiny Cotswold village of Southrop and the Thyme estate for the UK launch of the all-new 508, first seen at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, and the Rifter, an up-market version of sister company’s Berlingo.
New aircraft orders worth a total of $5.57bn at list prices from the Lufthansa Group and United Airlines were announced by Airbus and Boeing last week.
In a busy few days for easyJet, the airline last week signed Virgin Atlantic as a powerful new airline partner to the ‘Worldwide by easyJet’ connections service and followed up by launching its spring and summer 2019 programmes.
Changes at Emirates Airlines that have already affected schedules at Edinburgh and Belfast (BTN last week) are now affecting Australian routes, with Airbus A380 flights to Sydney and Melbourne being downgraded to Boeing B777-300ER services.
A new three-stage e-learning programme developed in conjunction with online training provider Travilearn and designed to be the “gold standard” in corporate travel training has been launched by the GTMC.
A new name on the hotel scene in the capital is set to make its mark later this month with the opening of the Kimpton Fitzroy London. The first UK hotel for the brand, it occupies an iconic heritage building which opened in Russell Square in 1898.
The London Assembly Transport Committee is challenging the mayor, Sadiq Khan, to say when he, Crossrail and Transport for London (TfL) knew the opening of Crossrail was to be delayed.
A new property in Lisbon marks the latest move by Wyndham Hotels & Resorts to continue its European expansion through the Ramada by Wyndham brand. It is the division’s first opening in Portugal.
Lower traffic and weaker close-in fares in September caused by two days of what the airline called coordinated pilot/cabin crew strikes in Belgium, Germany, Netherlands, Portugal and Spain led Ryanair last week to lower its full-year profit guidance.