4 JULY 2022


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ON THE SOAPBOX: Gareth Rogers, CEO of Farnborough International

Next Monday Farnborough returns, a vital biennial gathering of the world’s aerospace industry since 1948. 

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A380 - What happens next?

With Lufthansa bringing aircraft back into service and Qantas breaking them up, what is the future for the Toulouse Jumbo?

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Aircrew and Ryanair make up

Ryanair has welcomed the outcome of the aircrew ballot on post-Covid pay restoration for the airline’s UK pilots.

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American pilots' wages

On Thursday Robert Isom, CEO, American Airlines, said that the carrier has offered its pilots pay raises totalling nearly 17% under a new contract, according to an internal video seen by CNBC. 

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Amsterdam restrictions

The Dutch Government is to limit annual flight numbers at Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to 440,000 from November 2023 to reduce noise pollution and Nitrogen Oxides (NOx) emissions, and to strike a ‘new balance’.

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BA service cuts

British Airways is to cut 15% off its Gatwick short-haul flights for July and 7% at Heathrow.  Many services are moving from Terminal 3 to Terminal 5.

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Charges at Heathrow

Possibly the most expensive airport in Europe, Heathrow has now been told to reduce its charges.

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City Airport expansion plans *

London City Airport (LCY) has published details of its proposed expansion plans backed up by a 10-week consultation process.

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Heathrow merry-go-round

It’s all change at Heathrow as the airlines sort themselves out from the pandemic. 

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Luton flies on

London Luton Airport (IATA code LTN) has taken a chance and issued a statement boasting of its record and quoting Graham Olver, CEO of Luton Rising, the trading name of London Luton Airport Ltd (LLA) whose sole shareholder is Luton Borough Council.

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Slots latest

British Airways and Heathrow Airport have welcomed measures to help airlines prevent last-minute flight cancellations over the summer.

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Z sign goes *

Usually associated with the Nazi swastika symbol the Z sign is to be removed by Japan Airlines low-cost subsidiary Zipair.  The Virgin Voyages Z sign remains.

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ON TOUR: St Barths / CARIBAVIA 22 Aviation Conference *

Alison Chambers took a day out from St Maarten’s CARIBAVIA22 Event to fly to Saint-Barthélemy.

“Aviation is crucial to St Barths”.

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This month’s Cruise News features two renowned cruise lines making a comeback.

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AND FINALLY: What's in a name? *

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Business Travel Show

The Northstar organised Business Travel Show Europe took place at ExCeL London last week, seamlessly integrated with The Meetings Show and Travel Tech Show.

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DfT and blame game

A 22-point plan was published by the Department for Transport (DfT) on Thursday (30 June) with ministers calling on the industry to “do everything within its power” to fix the issues faced during the Easter and half-term holidays.

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Electric airport buses

Pelican has released more details of the electric buses featured in last week’s BTN.

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The first wave of announcements for the Farnborough International Airshow flying display have been made. The show starts next Monday 18 July.

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Fastrack Heathrow Express

Heathrow Express is now even quicker to “airside” at the airport.

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LCY to Barcelona

Barcelona is an all-year-round route.

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Parking at railway stations

BTN’s railway expert Andrew Sharp was at last week’s Waterfront’s Rail Station Development and Regeneration Conference in London.

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Russian pilot drain

Simple Flying reports that Russia is frequently refusing to verify a Russian pilot's credentials when a foreign airline offers a pilot employment.

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UK hotel rooms endangered

In a presentation hosted by Baroness Ros Altmann at the House of Lords, Thomas Magnuson, CEO, Magnuson Hotels, outlined the rapid decline in the number of UK hotels owned by independent private businesses.

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