13 DECEMBER 2021
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The rules regarding international travel to and from the United Kingdom have changed again, whilst in England the laws concerning free movement have also been tightened. It is essential to check on the UK government website to view the laws of the country you are visiting.
The charismatic boss of American Airlines (AA) Doug Parker will step down as Chief Executive Officer on 31 March 2022 and becomes Chairman of the Board.
Next Wednesday (15 December) sees the first ever arrival of the British regional airline Eastern Airways at Gatwick Airport. The carrier recently won the right to serve London from Cornwall with a Government-backed Public Service Obligation (PSO).
BTN reported 29 November real progress with Flybe although no routes or a start-up date has been noted.
The CAA has published the UK airport statistics for September.
For a second consecutive month over one million passengers travelled with Norwegian, the airline saying that capacity and route network for the winter season have been well adapted to customer demand.
The airport slot rules have come under fire from Gatwick Airport who has uniquely teamed up with a potential winner if they are changed, Wizz Air.
Potential skiers will be pleased to note that the Swiss Federal Council has decided to amend the rules for entering Switzerland.
BTN Editor-at-Large Jeff Mills explores Austria’s glamorous capital city.
Without doubt the Caterham Seven (the Lotus 7 for some) is the world’s longest running production car still recognizable in its current styling. If you are old enough to know what a Lotus 7 was (and still is) you might well still want to call a Caterham a Lotus 7.
If 2020 was a very bad year for cruising both deep sea and the rivers of the world, 2021 was not that much better.
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Gatwick Airport is to partner with Gridserve for the first electric forecourt at a British airport. It is the net zero carbon equivalent of a petrol station.
Even in these difficult times Eurostar is pressing ahead with technical innovations to make travel easier.
Passengers could one day fly to the other side of the world with zero carbon emissions and just one refuelling stop, thanks to UK government-funded technology.
Figures for the first six months of its financial year showed Manchester Airports Group (MAG) passenger numbers remained 82% down on pre-pandemic levels, despite initial early signs of recovery over the summer. MAG airports welcomed 6.6m passengers between April and September, compared to 36.4m for the same period in 2019.
Last week at the International Luxury Travel Market, Cannes, Marriott International sprang something of a surprise with a bold announcement for the future.
Rather similar to aircraft orders with the pre-nationalized British Airways the Government itself has stepped forward and ordered the trains for HS2.
With money to be made pop-up PCR testers are arriving at a pace, rather like the energy companies who came to life when the Government changed the supply rules but still used the same sources for power, that is British Gas and actual electricity suppliers, adding an expensive and confusing third party.
It is a long way off but to brighten up a rather gloomy pre-holiday week here is the first image of the new Raffles London set to open in about a year’s time.
The introduction of day two PCR testing for returnees to the UK is seen as bad news in terms of business according the Tui Group Chief Executive Fritz Joussen.