15 JUNE 2020
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"Today is the day where across Europe the great aviation comeback commences," says Robert Sinclair.
In his role as Chief Executive of British Airways’ holding company IAG, Willie Walsh has been doing the rounds of the news media ‘flying the flag’ (see last week’s BTN)
The Department for Transport (DfT) has issued some very comprehensive coronavirus guidelines aimed at all those involved in airline and airport operations.
In spite of the pandemic Willy Brant Brandenburg Berlin International Airport (BER) is set to open Saturday 31 October. It is about 10 years late.
At the end of May, the new Crossrail/Elizabeth Class 345 trains were cleared to run into Heathrow Airport, our rail expert Andrew Sharp reports.
The North Terminal at London’s Gatwick Airport has reopened today (Monday 15 June) to coincide with the return of easyJet.
Talking in a webinar sponsored by the World Aviation Festival last week Joanna Geraghty, COO and President of JetBlue, was very positive regarding a London start-up in 2021.
Loganair has joined up many dots left following the demise of Flybe, but it can’t be "Flybe the sequel," Loganair CEO Jonathan Hinkles said last week.
Not surprisingly Luton Council, the owner of London Luton Airport Ltd, has put back an expansion application “during 2021, rather than in summer 2020 as originally outlined.”
Flight change fees for all customers who book to travel in July and August will not be charged by Ryanair the airline announced last week. It says this is to allow travellers peace of mind in case their travel plans change.
The House of Commons Transport Select Committee reported on Saturday following three intense zoom interrogations.
Seven days' time will see the 36th anniversary of Virgin Atlantic's inaugural flight from Gatwick to Newark Liberty Airport, across the Hudson from New York proper. On board was John Bell, now a distinguished senior journalist, but then a young spark whom the BBC occasionally let out. Here is his tale.
July and August and will see the return of Aer Lingus Regional.
Flown by Stobart Air these are all key routes from Dublin, Cork and Shannon to Irish domestic and UK airports.
Biggin Hill Airport-based aircraft interior and exterior specialist, RAS Completions has revealed the industry’s first aircraft personal window protection (PPW) shield that allows airlines to keep the middle seat available for passengers.
One of the airlines earliest and hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic, Cathay Pacific Airways, is to be recapitalised.
Together with KLM it is probably the only major air carrier not to have a domestic subsidiary due to geography, although Virgin Atlantic is similarly placed, out of choice.
The Government announced last week new measures that are claimed to catch rogue drivers parking their cars or unloading lorries in cycle lanes.
London Heathrow Airport Ltd has published its throughput figures for May, not surprisingly an all-time low, down 97% compared to the same time last year.
The Thames Clippers river craft service is back in action today (15 June) one of the many transport casualties of Covid-19 lost at the end of March.
The Dutch Government has formally reopened its borders today (15 June) to travellers from the Schengen zone and the United Kingdom. Restrictions do apply.