13 JUNE 2022
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It would seem that the Virgin Tattoos story attracted much interest.
Willie Walsh officially became Director General of International Air Transport Association (IATA) in April 2021. In Doha on Monday (20 June) he will chair his second Annual General Meeting (AGM) as the head of the world’s leading airline association. This is a speech delivered at the Changi Aviation Summit 17 May 2022. The essence of it remains the same. The last AGM, at Boston, was not a true IATA, some airlines not physically represented. At Doha all 290 member airlines, a true networking event. And the FIFA World Cup. It is a pity it did not follow straight on. That is for later in the year. We wish IATA every success (and the football).
The normally low profile Luis Gallego, Chief Executive, IAG, has blasted the UK Government for the current airport chaos with a Sunday Times interview by Jim Armitage published yesterday.
What will be the first gathering of its type since the outbreak of the pandemic the British-Irish Airports EXPO opens Wednesday week (22 June) at its new home ExCeL London on the Elizabeth Line. Nearly 90 exhibitors have taken space.
When it should have been celebrating the return of international travel with the International Air Transport Association Annual General Meeting (IATA AGM) next week Shanghai is into another lockdown.
The Marriott Bonvoy hotel brand has made its debut in Frankfurt.
The new British start-up carrier Hans Airways is pressing ahead with staff training and is expected to make its maiden flight from Birmingham to Mumbai in the early autumn.
Tuesday (14 June) will see the reopening of Heathrow Terminal 4 (T4), the smallest terminal at the airport, but popular with users.
Japan reopened to UK tourists on a limited basis from last Friday (10 June).
Stewart Airport (SFW), 60 miles to the north of New York City, has welcomed its first international flight – Play inbound from Stansted via Reykjavik.
In a move welcomed by the industry, US officials announced last Friday (10 June) that international visitors will no longer require a Covid test, with the requirement being scrapped.
BTN’s railway guru Andrew Sharp takes an in-depth look at London’s full size underground train, the central section at last opened.
To a certain generation Honda meant motor bikes. It very much still does today with 400m built since 1959. For executive aviation users the name is linked to fast and smart 6/8-seat corporate jets. But if you are into motor cars and want something stylish and advanced Honda is surely a brand to seriously consider. The much-improved 2022 HR-V should be on your shortlist for a medium-sized family car.
Bookings close 12:30 today (Monday 13 June) for the Aviation Club lunch at the Royal Automobile Club (RAC), Pall Mall, London, on Thursday 16 June.
You do not have to be a member to attend at one of London’s most prestigious venues.
KPMG International has become a partner of the Aerospace Global Forum (AGF), which is launching at Farnborough.
Last Wednesday (8 June), the Texas capital Austin welcomed the first new Virgin Atlantic service to the United States since 2017.
A competition to run the first-ever commercial aircraft flight powered by 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) between the UK and the US has been extended by the Department for Transport (DfT) until 23:59 on Wednesday 15 June.
The Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) has unveiled the line-up of expert speakers for its annual Travel Matters conference at the National Gallery on Wednesday 22 June, which brings together leaders from across the travel industry to debate the biggest political and policy issues facing the travel sector.
The electric taxiing pioneer WheelTug and India’s Adani Group have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for collaboration on a FASTGate (Fast And Safe Turn) project implementation that will focus on improving airside efficiency, increasing automation of airside operations, and decreasing carbon emissions at Indian airports.