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5 OCTOBER 2020
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Members and guests of the Aviation Club of the United Kingdom are being invited to see and hear József Váradi (55), founding CEO Wizz Air, not in the usual plush surroundings of London's Royal Automobile Club (RAC), but by Zoom from the airline’s Budapest headquarters.
Tuesday 20 October at 12:00 noon BST.
This is the up to date exempt list as issued by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
Stewart Wingate joined Gatwick Airport in 2009, previously Managing Director of Stansted Airport and CEO of Budapest Airport. He started his career in engineering, becoming a chartered engineer for Black & Decker. This piece should be read in conjunction with EU-wide passenger testing protocol and Save Future Travel Coalition and ABTA in this week's BTN.
With Transport Minister Grant Shapps due to appear before its annual conference next week by video link (14 October) ABTA has published figures revealing four in five people (80%) are concerned about having to quarantine when they return to the UK from holiday abroad.
On Saturday (3 October), under the Prime Minister’s name, the Government announced an independent review of transport infrastructure led by Sir Peter Hendy CBE, Chair of Network Rail.
In spite of the terrible problems they are faced with due to the Covid-19 pandemic both Gatwick and Heathrow airports are looking to the future.
During the month of October British Airways plans to operate the following Intercontinental routes, as of 25 September. Planned operation for the period of 1 October - 24 October as follows.
EasyJet (U2), together with Lufthansa (LH) will officially inaugurate Berlin Brandenburg Willy Brandt International Airport (BER) on Saturday 30 October with arrivals on parallel runways by easyJet and Lufthansa symbolising the two major carriers at the airport.
Virgin Atlantic (VS) has introduced an on-site pre-flight Covid-19 testing trial for its cabin crew and pilots.
In a in a very strong submission to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, aviation bodies ACI Europe, Airlines for Europe (A4E) and IATA, have presented a framework for how an EU-wide Testing Protocol for Travel (EU-TPT) could work.
Led by British Airways Cityflyer, London City Airport (LCY) is gradually reintroducing flights to the 17 airports it served before the pandemic.
Following the Winter Economy Plan, which was announced by the Chancellor last week, the Save Future Travel Coalition is providing template letters for travel agents and tour operators to send to their local MP on the plight of the industry and the campaign’s key asks, including the need to review the Job Support Scheme.
With Hebridean Princess awarded “Good for Go” status by Visit Scotland it seemed a fine idea to resurrect a review in ABTN (BTN’s predecessor) from 2003 “In the footsteps of the Royal Yacht”.
We live in unusual times. There is no (definite) cruise news, or at least very little.
Air Canada last week said that it is finalising an initial order of Abbott's ID NOW Covid-19 rapid response tests as part of its ongoing evaluation of Covid-19 testing technology and protocols.
The 2020 Aviators Ball, from the disabled flying charity Aerobility, is going ahead (Saturday 28 November) and appealing for support. But not in the usual way.
AGS Airports Ltd, the operator of Aberdeen, Glasgow and Southampton airports, has become the first UK airport group to trial a new Oxo-Biodegradable 100ml security bag.
Boeing is to consolidate its 787 Dreamliner production at Charleston South Carolina in mid-2021.
European Regions Airline Association (ERA) has revealed the results of its recent board elections, announced at its first ever digital Annual General Assembly (AGM).
The Ministry of Defence (MoD) and the Military Aviation Authority (MAA) have issued a joint statement in conjunction with the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), outlining the future in terms of safety for air displays.
Passengers on the LNER East Coast main line between London Kings Cross and Scotland are now being offered hot meals with the return of a seat service.
The Park Inn by Radisson Conference Heathrow Airport has now become the Radisson Hotel & Conference Centre London Heathrow. It is two brands under one roof.