27 JULY 2020
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Oneworld carriers American Airlines, Japan Airlines and Qatar Airways are joining British Airways and Iberia in T5. Aer Lingus remains in T2. CHECK YOUR FLIGHT BEFORE ARRIVING AT THE AIRPORT. Only arrive at the airport two hours before a European flight and three hours prior to a long-haul flight service. It is not necessary to arrive at the airport early, and please do not come into the terminals unless you are travelling yourself.
The Government advice
Heathrow boss calls on government to do its bit!
Spain has joined Portugal in requiring a 14-day isolation for holiday makers returning to the UK from holiday following Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advice against all non-essential travel to mainland Spain based on the current assessment of Covid-19 risks.
Monday 31 August appears to be the crunch date by which many British Airways non-pilot staff will have to make a decision regarding their future employment.
The House of Commons Transport Select Committee interviewed London Mayor Sadiq Khan; Simon Kilonback, Chief Financial Officer, Transport for London (TfL); and Gareth Powell, Managing Director Surface Transport, TfL, for 2 ½ hours last Wednesday.
SpiceJet, the Indian low-cost airline has been awarded designated carrier status by the Indian government to serve the US and the UK, a first step towards launching to the two countries.
With the Isle of Man (IOM) Government supporting the British Airways Cityflyer (BACF) current route from Douglas (Ronaldsway) Airport to London City Airport the idea of an administration-sponsored air carrier along the lines of Aurigny at Guernsey has been raised.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson joined ministers and senior representatives of the air transport industry last Wednesday for the first meeting of the Government’s Jet Zero Council.
The British-Irish EXPO, ExCel London 5 October has been chosen by Loganair CEO Jonathan Hinkles to unveil plans for all-electric Scottish island air services “within the next two years”.
All guests staying at Marriott and Hyatt hotels in the US are now required to wear a face covering in public spaces.
The coming month of August is the traditional holiday period for all schools in the United Kingdom although it is true that for Scotland the last week in the month is when they start up again (not Northern Ireland).
Last week the Holiday Inn Express Amsterdam – North Riverside opened, the largest Holiday Inn Express in Europe.
Stobart Air, operator of Aer Lingus Regional routes, is to base five ATR72-600 aircraft at Belfast City Airport.
Confidence in the post Covid-19 times has been shown by the opening of the Ramada by Wyndham Budapest City Center (Hungary).
With the airlines beginning to make a comeback, so are the incentives.
Following last week’s announcement by Manchester Airport that it was ‘Business as usual’ the city’s two Hyatt properties are now open.
The Meetings Show, the UK’s leading platform for the world’s meetings and events community, has welcomed the news that business meetings, conferences and events can resume in October as it unveils further plans for the 2020 hybrid show.
First announced in February Alaska Airlines has formally been invited to join the oneworld alliance becoming its 14th member airline. Completion of all the procedures is expected by the end of the year.