1 NOVEMBER 2021
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Indian born Alok Sharma, MP for Reading West, is a British politician serving as President for COP26 and Minister of State at the Cabinet Office since 2021. Sharma resigned his previous position as Secretary of State for Business in order to lead COP26. Sharma retains full Cabinet status. This is his formal introduction to the COP26 gathering, which runs until Friday 12 November.
Don’t get too excited with the Chancellor’s Budget announcement of changes in Air Passenger Duty (APD) payments.
The war of words between Heathrow CEO John Holland-Kaye and International Air Transport Association (IATA) Director General Willie Walsh on airport charges is hotting up.
BA has confirmed that all the Boeing 777s used on New York services have been retrofitted by Collins Aerospace with its newest Business Class seat called Club Suite.
Literally a ‘pop-up’ unit within the terminal at Belfast City Airport a Randox health check facility has proved a great success.
Today sees the introduction of drop-off charges at Heathrow bringing it in line with all the other London airports except City and Southend which are free.
BA CityFlyer restarted flights yesterday from London City Airport to Prague. There will be three weekly rotations.
The Dubai Air Show 14-18 November is expected to see the first public showing of the brand new Boeing 777X with its folding composite wings.
Today sees the end of the UK’s controversial traffic light entry system. The remaining seven countries on the UK government's banned list have been removed.
Meals and drinks are once again being served on Airlink’s domestic flights from this Wednesday 27 October, following the withdrawal of restrictions under South Africa’s Covid-19 bio-security regulations.
Qantas has announced plans to open a pop-up lounge at Darwin International airport in time for the first non-stop scheduled arrival due in later today.
Chicago based United Airlines is to offer 22 flights per day from Heathrow by Spring 2022.
A jury at Cardiff Crown Court in the UK has found David Henderson, an aircraft broker and former RAF officer, guilty of endangering the safety of an aircraft for his role in arranging the flight in which soccer star Emiliano Sala and pilot David Ibbotson died when an illegally chartered Piper Malibu crashed into the ocean on a flight from France to Wales in January 2019.
Whilst it is recommended to check on the website the Aspire Lounge at Belfast City Airport is now open from 05:00 until 19:30 daily (except Saturday when special timings apply).
The island parliament of Guernsey has voted to write off the debts of its flag carrier Aurigny Air Services agreeing to spend £62.9m recapitalising the company.
Following Brian Strutton’s stepping down as General Secretary of BALPA back at the end of July the pilots union has announced his permanent replacement.
World Travel Market (WTM) opens at ExCeL London today (1 November) at 10:00.
Coinciding with the opening today of World Travel Market, where traditionally it has a large stand, Israel has announced that it will be accepting individually vaccinated tourists.
Bridging the gap and spanning the intervening decades between the epoch-defining Switch Live and Veteran Car Zones, London's Regent Street will be graced by fantastic collections of fabulous classic cars next Saturday 6 November.