30 MAY 2022
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The Elizabeth line, running east to west, opened last Tuesday (24 May) with the kind of euphoria usually reserved for a State occasion.
With the extended Bank Holiday looming up Aer Lingus Regional, operated by Emerald Airlines, is introducing two new routes out of Belfast City Airport.
Choosing Heathrow Airport as a launch platform last Thursday (26 May) UK Aviation Minister Robert Courts outlined a ten-point strategy called Flightpath to the Future to decarbonise the supply chain, restore traveller confidence and support job creation to “build back better”.
A further public consultation on the proposed update of Gatwick’s northern runway starts on 14 June.
Heathrow is back as the world’s busiest international airport according to OAG who has published the statistics of the week commencing 16 May.
Low-cost start-up airline Norse Atlantic Airways (Norse) has confirmed a start date for its Gatwick – New York/Kennedy service.
Last Monday (16 May) the Dublin-based low-cost carrier revealed a full-year net loss of €355m.
Capital of Utah, 4,000ft above sea level, and with a population of around 200,000, Salt Lake City is back on the Delta route map with flights to Heathrow.
Cape Town is being added by Virgin Atlantic on a daily basis, to its South Africa programme from 5 November. It will bring competition to British Airways.
A major business centre and now increasingly a favourite port of call for cruise ships, BTN’s Editor-at-Large, Jeff Mills, explores Spain’s second city.
Possibly with the World Cup in mind, Doha-based Qatar Airways says it is pleased with the judgement given in the London High Court last week, and seems to think it is ahead at half time.
Celebrating the arrival of the Elizabeth line in time for the British-Irish Airports Expo (22-23 June), the show has announced ten new exhibitors.
Now open is Sapphire House Antwerp, part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection.
Passenger numbers are expected to be 89% of pre-pandemic levels over the Platinum Jubilee Weekend, Birmingham Airport (BHX) tells BTN.
London’s Covent Garden has a new hotel, The Amano, operated by the German hotelier of the same name.
In a fast-moving world the ability to charge an electric vehicle (EV), particularly for those who do not have a home or office facility, is a major factor in a next vehicle acquisition.
Farnborough Airport, on the M3 motorway 30 miles south-west of London, and the home of the world-famous airshow, has a new major tenant.
Working in conjunction with Wingly, a flight sharing provider, specialist French airline L’Odyssey is to fly from London City Airport to the Normandy resort town of Deauville this summer.