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10 MAY 2021
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The former boss of BA owner IAG and now director general of IATA has issued one of the shortest press releases on record in response to the UK Government announcement of countries on the ‘Traffic Light’ scheme! See Green list press conference in this week's BTN.
Japanese airline ANA is installing a new lavatory door in its latest ‘Care Promise’ initiative to overcome Covid-19 challenges.
British Airways has named Lisa Tremble as its new corporate affairs director. She replaces Louise Evans who was previously with Sainsbury’s.
Stobart Air has added two new Aer Lingus Regional routes from Dublin and Belfast to Cardiff.
Commenting on the announcement by the European Commission that vaccinated passengers will be able to travel to the EU this summer, Tim Alderslade, CEO of Airlines UK, the industry body representing UK-registered carriers, said:
They are a hugely valuable resource says industry group.
The much-heralded international travel press conference took place last Friday (7 May) hosted by the secretary of state for transport, assisted by Dr Jenny Harries from the UK Health Security Agency, and Paul Lincoln, head of Border Control. (See COMMENT in this week's BTN)
Not to be confused with the small ship cruise line with a similar name, but also based at Oban, Hebridean Air has continued to fly essential services during the pandemic.
British Airways owner IAG reported dreadful results last week, but it was hardly unexpected.
Travellers using the Great Western Railway (GWR) and London North Eastern Railway (LNER) services over next few days should check carefully regarding departure times.
A fifth Premier Inn hotel in Manchester city centre has opened its doors.
With the first round of English reopenings starting on Monday 17 May this week’s ON TOUR is unusual.
Now that spring is on the way this must be the time to consider an open-top sports car writes Malcolm Ginsberg.
With thanks to OAG.
An ‘At-Seat Order’ has been rolled out across Avanti West Coast rail network following a successful customer trial.
IT is quickly overtaking the world of travel, acknowledged by the BBC in its popular television programme The Travel Show.
American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) has made a binding offer to acquire Egencia, Expedia Group’s corporate travel arm. Expedia would become a shareholder in, and enter a long-term strategic commercial agreement with GBT.
With this motoring issue BTN seems justified with a mention for the ‘Festival of the Unexceptional’.
Opening shortly is the Kempinski Palace Engelberg (Switzerland), a beautiful Belle Epoque-era historic property that has been meticulously reinterpreted for the next generation.
Sunday 16 May will see P&O stealing a march on its competitors in the cruise market.
Glyn Jones, managing director of Southend Airport, put on a bright face when talking to Sky News last Wednesday, but did not disguise the fact that the airport will have had no scheduled traffic for the first half of this year.