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28 JUNE 2021
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Clive Wratten, CEO of the Business Travel Association (BTA).
"Thursday's review of the traffic light system is bitterly disappointing.
Lufthansa is bringing some of its fleet of Airbus A340 aircraft back into operation in order to accommodate for increased demand. But not until summer 2022.
American Airlines has taken the pandemic as an opportunity to re-emerge as the world’s largest airline, a title it has traded back and forth with competitors during the last few years.
Schiphol Airport has completed a major renovation project in Departure Hall 1 with a new connecting walkway.
The much-heralded appearance of Aviation Minister Robert Courts failed to materialise at last Tuesday’s ABTA ‘Travel Matters’ conference.
The pandemic is not stopping innovation by some airlines. Finnair last week introduced a totally new Business Light ticket with what it calls “the personalisation of the travel experience!
It was nearly 20:00 when the Department for Transport (DfT) finally updated the travel watch list last Thursday.
French all Business Class airline La Compagnie, once of Luton, has announced plans to expand its transatlantic flights.
It was promoted as a National Day of Action, and certainly was last Wednesday (23 June). And the next day the Government listened.
Geir Karlsen has been appointed new CEO of Norwegian Air succeeding Jacob Schram. The appointment is effective immediately.
Claimed to the world’s first airline to offer live online shopping the KrisShop e-commerce platform goes live today (28 June).
California finally opened up on 15 June. Locals can actually set foot inside stores and restaurants without having to wear a mask according to Andy Kessler of the Wall Street Journal (WSJ).
Alison Chambers is half way through 10 days' isolation at home.
Ryanair has re-joined the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) scheme which helps resolve disputes between passengers and airlines/airports.
After something of a false start last year The Biltmore Mayfair has reopened.
Over the weekend Marella Explorer and P&O Britannnia both sailed from Southampton on what is best described a short "Seacation". They were only the third restart since MSC Virtuosa and Viking Venus last month.
Next Tuesday (29 June) sees the Dover – Calais crossing getting even more competitive with the arrival of Irish Ferries and its ferry Isles of Inishmore.
New national flexible rail tickets, matching modern working habits and saving passengers hundreds of pounds, go on sale today (28 June).
Meliá Hotels International announced the opening of the Meliá Frankfurt City Hotel located in the new One Forty West tower.
NH Hotel Group has opened its second hotel in the Czech capital under its premium NH Collection brand, the NH Collection Prague Carlo IV.