21 FEBRUARY 2022
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A good selection of serious readers' letters this week. BTN has chosen this slightly lighter one concerning dining and would like to make the point that eating out has improved immensely over the years. Some of us can recall the Lyons Tea Rooms! www.btnews.co.uk/article/18696
John Holland-Kaye withdraws.
The Department for Transport (DfT) has advertised in the normal channels for a Director General for Aviation, Maritime & Security.
Fresh from their pulsating victory over Leeds United yesterday Manchester United, plus Club Directors and support staff, are due to fly to Madrid on Tuesday on long-time sponsor Aeroflot.
The Guest of Honour at Airlines UK 2022 dinner is Aviation Minister Robert Courts, Member of Parliament for Whitney and a lawyer.
Hotel Booking Agents Association (HBAA) now has a new name ‘beam’ (business, events, accommodation, meetings).
As it increases its marketing efforts from the New York region British Airways (BA) is launching a new, daytime flight from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) to Heathrow (LHR), its third daily flight on the route.
Qantas will keep flying its double daily direct flights from Australia to London via Darwin following ongoing uncertainty around the reopening of the West Australian border.
Ed Bastian, Chief Executive Officer of Delta Airlines, is the Guest of Honour at the Aviation Club lunch Tuesday 15 March.
Sky Express has become the latest carrier to join the Worldwide by easyJet connections service.
An additional order from JetBlue for 30 Airbus 220s brings the total order book for the Canadian designed single aisle narrow-bodied aircraft up to around 700.
From the end of March Dublin Airport will gain more flights to the Qatar Airways Doha hub as it accommodates a rising demand for international travel.
The airline, which already operates a daily service to the Qatar capital, is adding three more flights, on Sunday, Monday and Thursday.
Last week the Singapore Air Show’s opening day featured senior industry leaders speaking at the Aviation CEO Forum, organised by FlightGlobal with partners Experia Events and CFM International.
The state’s decision to reopen its borders on 3 March comes as the rest of Australia prepares to reopen to international arrivals on Monday (21 February) for the first time in nearly two years because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
BTN’s Editor-at-Large, Jeff Mills, explores India’s capital city.
The first production model of a completely new aircraft is rare these days, particularly with the pandemic.
The Swissport/Aspire lounge at Cork Airport reopened last week, and Club Aspire at Heathrow T3 too.
London City Airport has opened its first electric car charging stations.
As globally the tourist and conference industry struggle get people into the air various forms of initiative are beginning to emerge.
The first in-flight movie was in 1921 on Aeromarine Airways, showing a film called Howdy Chicago to its passengers as the amphibious aeroplane flew around Chicago.
American Airlines was the most talked about airline company, with 20% share among the top ten airlines discussed during the second half of last year (H2) according to Global Data, the analytics platform.
British Airways has partnered with Hidden Disabilities Sunflower to become the first UK airline to formally recognise the symbol.
BTN contributor Simon Calder, Travel Correspondent for The Independent, will be joining the morning panel session at the new Travel Festival at London’s Royal Geographical Society, Sunday 27 March.