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11 OCTOBER 2021
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With entry barred to the United States to many journalists and others, the 77th International Air Transport Association (IATA) AGM and Conference could only be a parody of times gone by.
New simplified travel rules have come into force in the UK, with the traffic light system replaced by a single red list.
According to an official statement British Airways (BA) is planning to return its fleet of 12 Airbus A380s into service.
Following the welcome news that a significant number of countries have been removed from the UK Government’s red list, British Airways (BA) is resuming services and increasing frequencies to a number of long-haul destinations.
Israel has in times past been a large market from the UK normally served non-stop with frequency by British Airways, easyJet, El Al, Virgin Atlantic and Wizz from Gatwick, Heathrow, Luton and Manchester to Tel Aviv Ben Gurion. The country is on the British green list.
In spite of a much-publicised policy to move out of Gatwick Airport, British Airways (BA) looks like reversing the decision.
After dropping all its transatlantic routes Oslo-based Norwegian is making a Scandinavian comeback from the UK with services from Gatwick and Manchester airports.
In what is a significant move Qantas has confirmed it will operate its flagship direct route from Australia to London via Darwin when international flights resume next month and the reopening of Australia’s border.
Currently under way in Milan (until Tuesday 12 October) is Routes. Following the very successful International Air Transport Association (IATA) AGM and Conference, the airline, airports and tourism authorities are getting together to help rebuild global air connectivity.
Straight back from the IATA AGM and conference at Boston IATA Director General Willie Walsh will next Wednesday (13 October) be the Guest of Honour for an Aviation Club of the United Kingdom lunch at the London Royal Automobile Club. Bookings for the lunch close today (Monday 11 October) 12 noon and guests are welcome. firstname.lastname@example.org
Doncaster and Luton airports have seen the reintroduction of Wizz Air services to a number of destinations over the last week.
COP26. BTN’s Editor at Large Jeff Mills looks at the issues.
As the focus turns increasingly to sustainability ahead of the United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP26, scheduled to take place in Glasgow from 31 October to 12 November, the worldwide travel industry is among the latest to declare its colours.
Figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) reveal that new car sales plummeted 34.4% year-on-year in September – traditionally one of the busiest months for the industry.
The Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) is staging another virtual fair after the success of the 2020 event with over 900 attendees on the day.
The Brewery, in the heart of the City of London, provided the backdrop for the British Aviation Group (BAG) to put on a proper face-to-face briefing and reception at the end of last month.
Plans by Sir Peter Rigby’s Regional & City Airports Group to close and industrialize Coventry Airport have been opposed by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).
Zap-Map has added Gridserve to its live electric car charging point data network.
David Harding, Deputy Director, General Aviation, Safety, Skills and CAA, at the Department for Transport (DfT), has published the first General Aviation (GA) newsletter from the Department.
Last week saw the opening of a new hotel just three minutes' walk from Glasgow Central Station.
A statement last week published by the Department for Transport confirmed the new national headquarters of Great British Railways (GBR) which is to be based outside of London “to ensure that skilled jobs and economic benefits are focused beyond the capital”.
Travellers who have suffered from the sometimes rolling Scillonian III ferry between Penzance and the Isles of Scilly can look forward to a 21st century ship.