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18 MAY 2020
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Temperature checks are being progressively implemented on every Air France flight. These are carried out with contactless infrared thermometers.
London City Airport (LCY) is the only large British airport that is closed. No date yet for a reopening although 1 July has been rumoured and a visit to the BA website shows flights actually for today!
The Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) has published its provisional findings ‘UK to US’ part of the transatlantic joint venture operated by British Airways, American Airlines, Iberia, Finnair and (soon) Aer Lingus. It is probably the most pointless of exercises given the current situation.
With Transport Minister Grant Shapps doing the rounds of the TV stations (from home) the Government issued new guidelines for travel last Wednesday (13 May).
Heathrow is set to introduce trial screening in immigration at Terminal 2 later this week.
Europe’s busiest airport, Heathrow, has published its April traffic figures which show passenger numbers were down 97%.
A new survey by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) shows that the majority of air travellers will not take a trip if it involves a 14-day quarantine period.
Europe’s largest low-cost carrier (LCC) Ryanair intends to operate a daily schedule of almost 1,000 flights from 1 July with service from “most” of its 80 bases across the continent.
“The Awards bring some cheer into the industry at a difficult time.”
Belfast, Glasgow and Manchester airports feature in Virgin Atlantic 2021 programme surprisingly announced last week. The airline is clearly confident in overcoming well publicised financial difficulties brought on by Covid-19.
The airlines of the United States are not in unison regarding the wearing of facemasks.
A big battle is looming up for travel between the United Kingdom and Australia once the shadow of Covid-19 is lifted.
Founded in 1919, Avianca is claimed to be the world’s longest operating airline with continuous service (KLM stopped flying during WWII). The airline has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the US, blaming the coronavirus pandemic for the “most challenging crisis” in its 100-year history.
Updated government coronavirus advice means that recreational General Aviation (GA) flying is now allowed in England.
The Thameslink services through Kings Cross/St Pancras that help to join travellers between the north and south London conurbations, and links Gatwick and Luton airports, has a new timetable. Overnight Thameslink services will operate on some routes.
The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) published its annual country and city rankings of the most popular destinations for international meetings.