17 JUNE 2019
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As BTN was saying last week, the forthcoming election of the British prime minister (to hold that position in theory at any rate until 5 May 2022), is of vital importance to the airline industry. This week's events seem to indicate Boris Johnson might be the successful candidate and his apparent change of mind over the future of Heathrow justifies repeating for the benefit of readers who missed it BTN's view on the subject.
Tomorrow (Tuesday 18 June) is launch day for the statutory consultation on Heathrow's expansion.
Paulo Mirpuri, owner of rapidly-expanding Portuguese charter airline HiFly, was joined at the Aviation Club last week by his wife Luiza. Both are fully-qualified doctors.
A double strike threat was facing British Airways at the weekend with pilots considering taking action after voting to reject the latest pay package and a row over rosters simmering at Gatwick.
Six in ten travellers feel more creative and productive when travelling for business, according to new research by the Business-to-Business-for-Employees (B2B4E) travel management platform CWT.
“Wheelchairs are not baggage, they are an extension of our bodies. They are what we need to get around”.
Embraer will have a remarkable presence at the 53rd International Paris Air Show where the company, founded in 1969 August 19th, will celebrate it’s 50 years anniversary.
A third direct daily service from London to Amsterdam was introduced by Eurostar last week as the high-speed train service celebrated growing demand for rail travel between the two cities.
Gatwick CEO Stewart Wingate and London deputy mayor for transport Heidi Alexander have been named as key speakers for the 2019 London Infrastructure Summit on 12 September. The theme is “Beyond Brexit: Priorities for the 2020s”.
All 24 Boeing B737 MAX aircraft in the American Airlines fleet have been removed from flight schedules until at least 3 September, with the US carrier becoming the first to announce formally it would not operate the aircraft this summer.
With more than 40m overseas visitors to its home country expected for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Japan Air Lines (JAL) is bringing in wide-body Boeing B787 Dreamliners and Airbus A350s on domestic routes from this September.
Speculation is rife that British Airways (Cityflyer), under the IAG banner, will announce a major order at the Paris Air Show for up to 26 aircraft, replacing its present Embraer fleet at London City Airport.
Singapore’s Changi Airport recently won the World’s Best Airport Award for the seventh consecutive year, making it one of the world’s most awarded. However, it isn’t just the connectivity that Changi offers that makes it special.
Airline alliances, joint industry ventures and partnerships will be the theme at this year’s European Regions Airline Association (ERA) General Assembly, taking place in Juan Les Pins near Nice from 8–10 October.
A joint flypast by the RAF Red Arrows and a specially-decorated jumbo jet will pay tribute at this summer’s Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford in the Cotswolds to the part British Airways has played in Britain’s airline heritage.
The group that now owns Flybe last week named an executive from one of its constituent companies to be its CEO as it awaits clearance from the European Commission under the EU Merger Regulation to acquire management control of the airline.
The first Hyatt-branded hotel in Malta is on the way after the company signed a franchise deal with Bay Street Holdings to develop a property in the coastal community of St Julian’s. The resort is expected to open in 2021.
Post-Brexit plans by Ryanair took another turn last week after the airline said it was investing in a Malta Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) through the purchase of the start-up carrier Malta Air.
The first offering from No1 Lounges at Luton Airport is due to open next month. It follows the introduction of The House at Heathrow Terminal 4 (BTN 10 June) and will be the award-winning company’s 12th facility in the UK.
Airport lounge specialist Plaza Premium Group is marking its debut in the US by introducing its meet-and-greet service Allways at Dallas Fort Worth Airport (DFW) ahead of opening a lounge there early next year.