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2 NOVEMBER 2020
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A joint statement by Airlines UK and the Airport Operators Association (AOA) following the Prime Minister’s announcement Saturday evening (31 October).
LOCKDOWN UPDATE: More in Monday.
BA pulls Gatwick. Manchester Airport only to operate from T1 after Tuesday. Newquay Airport closed.
Do check with your airport and airline before leaving home.
Denmark removed from the Government’s list of travel corridors.
Jason Holt (56) is the former Chief Executive of Swissport Western Europe, the UK & Ireland’s largest airport ground handling business. He has previously held senior leadership appointments at easyJet and Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd. The views expressed are his own.
Beset by problems and up to ten years late Berlin’s new airport opened with a damp squib last Saturday (31 October).
The Sun has reported that British Airways is to drop Marks & Spencer as its on-board supplier of purchasable catering for its Euro Traveller cabin.
BTN contributor Chris Tarry is amongst a diversified group teaming up to try and persuade government that it has got it wrong with regard to coronavirus airport testing.
The Collinson, Swissport and Heathrow Airport consortium have issued a statement explaining the background to Covid-19 testing.
Tunnelling work to modernise and expand Bank Underground station has been completed, marking a major milestone in the project.
In an astonishing admittance Heathrow has highlighted that Paris is now Europe’s top airport, at least for September. A pointer to Government!
Following last week’s preliminary third-quarter results and update IAG has quickly followed with what might be termed ‘actual’ figures. (See IAG results in last week's BTN.)
Not one to normally shout about, or even be seen, Jet2 boss Steve Heapy, burst onto a virtual tourism conference in Majorca with an astonishing outpouring.
Collinson, together with Swissport and Heathrow Airport, for the time being only are providing Covid-19 facilities, for flights to Hong Kong (HKG) in T2 and T5. A date for the New York services is yet to be announced.
The doyen of British cruising, Douglas Ward, he of the Berlitz Cruising & Cruise Ships, has recently been to sea on MSC Grandiosa.
The International Cruise Summit is taking place today (and yesterday) bringing together ‘virtually’ the cruise industry from around the globe with the big news that the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has lifted its No-Sail order. But don't expect overnight resumption. The agency has listed a lengthy process cruise lines must meet to begin carrying passengers.
The Government of the Canary Islands has approved a decree-law of extraordinary measures designed to manage the health and economic crisis caused by the pandemic. The Canaries are on the UK travel corridor list.
An airport once the base for the Royal Air Force “Red Arrows” legendary demonstration team is to become the permanent home for a former British Airways 747 as a major visitor attraction.
Following two very successful virtual lunches the Aviation Club of the United Kingdom members and their guests are invited to join Club Chairman, Karl Brünjes and guest speaker Richard Forson, President and CEO, Cargolux Airlines International, to a webinar on 12 November at noon.
Wizz Air has announced ten new fuel saving initiatives as part of its continued commitment to cut carbon emissions by a further 33% by 2030.
The airline industry trade association IATA ran a media briefing last week designed to keep travellers and the aviation world up to date with its activities and efforts to keep people flying.
Always claimed to be the world’s largest travel trade gathering, ITB has been cancelled for 2021.
In what is effectively the first aircraft programme to collapse due to the Covid-19 epidemic Mitsubishi (MHI) has suspended its Spacejet programme, once called MRJ.
Following the conclusion of a deal between Bombardier Group and Spirit AeroSystems, the one-time home of Short Brothers & Harland at Belfast changed hands last Friday 30 October.
Nothing seems to have changed with Thomas Cook, innovative when first created back in 1841 and now equally forward thinking, reborn as a web-based online holiday operator under the ownership of the Chinese Fosun Tourism Group.