11 JULY 2022
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson has sunk, rather like his grandiose Thames Estuary Airport scheme.
One thing we have learnt with the outgoing Government is that it did not like performing an about-face. The former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s words “this lady is not for turning” was the steadfast dictum.
It could be a prelude for a return to the United Kingdom which it abandoned prior to the pandemic.
Staff at British Airways have suspended a strike that had been planned at Heathrow during the school summer holidays after receiving a "vastly improved" pay offer from the airline.
Passengers on an easyJet flight from Gatwick to Menorca were alarmed when a warplane appeared on the starboard side.
In a change of mind Ryanair has confirmed its return to Belfast International Airport at Aldergrove with the reopening of its base from summer 2023.
Peter Bellew, the well-respected Chief Operations Officer of easyJet, has resigned with immediate effect.
Both British Airways and Virgin Atlantic have revealed winter service plans.
Having suffered the loss of Pieter Elbers another senior executive has walked out of the airline.
Eastern Airways, based at Humberside Airport, and perhaps the unlikely operator of the London to Cornwall air route, is to increase the frequency over the busy summer holiday period.
Both Ryanair and Wizz Air have quickly published their figures for June.
Scandinavian airline SAS has filed for bankruptcy in the United States
BTN’s Editor-at-Large, Jeff Mills, explores France’s second city and likes what he finds.
French charm and a touch of danger – Marseilles has it all.
The car name Genesis may not be familiar to you even if a ‘petrol-head’. It was not known to your Editor-in-Chief who likes to keep an eye on motoring things having started his career at Autosport many years ago. This is his review of a brand-new challenger to Audi, BMW, Jaguar/Land Rover and Mercedes.
The build-up for the Farnborough Air Show continues with the opening date in a week’s time (Monday 18 July) getting closer and closer. The public are welcome says the organisers.
Finnish airport operator Finavia has closed Terminal 1 at Helsinki International Airport, centralizing the check-in, security controls and baggage claim operations into the newly opened very modern Terminal 2 which includes the train station to downtown. In downtown Helsinki, and next door to the railway station, the 500-room Scandic Grand Central hotel is now fully open.
Following yet another United States shooting frenzy, hotels in New York City have agreed to ban guns from hotel rooms. The Hotel Association of New York City and the Hotel Trades Council reached agreement on a firearms ban Travel Mole America reports.
A consultation on plans to expand the Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) to cover almost the whole of the capital from 29 August 2023 has been launched.
Istanbul has another Radisson hotel, the 20th in and around the city.
Today (Monday 11 July) sees the christening at the Helsinki Shipyard of Swan Hellenic Vega, a not so new player in the ‘Explorer’ ship market.
The Dorchester, Park Lane London, one of the world’s most recognised and acclaimed hotels, is undertaking a major regeneration programme. Opened in 1931 it has been owned by Brunei Investment Agency since 1985.
Deutsche Bahn (DB), the German train operator, is to become the first rail network to join an airline alliance.