10 AUGUST 2020
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There are persistent rumours that Waterside, the home of British Airways since 1998 (and in more recent times the London offices of IAG), is to mothballed, or at least mainly closed down.
British Airways attitude towards the staff and its trade unions has provoked deep resentment among a large proportion of its workforce – and threats of industrial action claimed.
In what is seen as a major boost for the North East, Eastern Airways is to introduce what is initially a daily service from Teesside International Airport (MME), close by Darlington, to Heathrow on Monday 14 September.
Luton-based easyJet is adding more flights to cope with increasing demand from holidaymakers according to a LSE trading statement published last week.
In view of misleading press reports Virgin Atlantic has issued a strong statement once again outlining its financial situation and confirming limited services from Heathrow to Barbados, Hong Kong, Los Angeles and New York JFK from its Heathrow base.
According to WTTC's 2020 Economic Impact Report, during 2019, Travel & Tourism was responsible for one in 10 jobs (330m total), making a 10.3% contribution to global GDP and generating one in four of all new jobs.
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In what will probably be his last major involvement before stepping down as CEO of IAG, Willie Walsh is being tight-lipped over the Group’s £900m bid for Spanish low-cost rival Air Europa.
The US membership of the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is to voluntarily extend the pause in US cruise embarkations until 31 October.
Two months after Delta Air Lines resumed flights between London and Atlanta, the carrier last week restarted a daily service on the world’s number one long-haul international travel route – Heathrow to New York JFK.
A sign that things are getting a little better is the news that Emirates is now flying twice daily between Heathrow and Dubai.
In addition to the scores of the flights that have already re-started, last week saw the return of easyJet to the Greek island of Kefalonia, Funchal (Madeira), Olbia (Sardinia) and Tivat (Montenegro). Back on line is Aegean Airlines to Athens and TAP Air Portugal with Lisbon. TUI has instigated service to Bodrum (Turkey), Chania (Crete), and the much smaller Greek islands of Santorini and Skiathos.
In a move that is likely to alienate other airlines operating at Gatwick, Wizz has called on the European Commission and all other stakeholders to end the current waiver from the 80-20 use-it-or-lose-it rule for airport slots.
A much-vaunted plan to rescue South African Airways (SAA) is in in danger of collapsing according to Bloomberg.
Premier Inn is celebrating the opening of a new-build 274-room property close by Waterloo Station in Southwark (SE1 8QD).
A new airline is expected to be seen at Heathrow from 1 September.