25 JULY 2022
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An all-women domestic flight has been reported from Saudi Arabia. This is considered a major breakthrough following Israeli airlines permission to overfly the country.
A report by the UN aviation authority ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) on the diversion of a Ryanair flight in May 2021 criticises Belarus for endangering the safety of the aircraft and reveals new details about the actions of an air traffic controller.
Perhaps the biggest star of Farnborough was an aircraft that was not there at all, Boom, son of Concorde.
Birmingham-based airline, the resurrected flybe, has published its fully updated summer timetable which does not take into account any special restriction to its limited Heathrow operations.
The latest European airport to place a cap on flight numbers is Frankfurt, number three in the passenger number pecking order, pre-pandemic, after Heathrow and Charles de Gaulle.
The daily passenger numbers at Heathrow have been capped at 100,000 departing daily until the end of the summer season 29 October.
Made public at the Farnborough Air Show the British Government has committed UK domestic aviation to achieving net zero emissions by 2040, and for all airports in England to be zero-emission by the same year.
With its large ex-Italian population and shorter flight time to other possible European mainland destinations it was little surprising that Rome was chosen as the first non-stop first foray by Qantas into the EU.
Virgin Atlantic has opened up recruitment for First Officers across both Airbus and Boeing fleets for the first time since 2020.
Never an airline to understate itself Qatar Airlines showed a Boeing 777 at the airshow with Chief Executive Akbar al Baker hosting a round table press briefing in the airlines chalet.
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Cunard’s Queen Victoria has joined RMS Queen Mary 2 and Queen Elizabeth at Southampton for a series of cruises from the Solent port.
The De Havilland Canada Dash 8-400 remains in production with various enhancements announced at Farnborough where the company had a strong presence.
There are ways around the serious traffic hold ups being experienced at Dover.
With Australia back on the global map the Intercontinental hotel on Circular Quay Sydney by the Botanic Gardens, will relaunch in September this year following a transformation worth over US$100m.
On 15 July, it was announced that the CEO of the world's first, and currently largest, airline alliance will be stepping down after a five-year run. Departing for undisclosed reasons, a press statement notes that the alliance head will be leaving the position "to pursue other interests".
An airline which started life as Chanel Express, a freight operator, at Bournemouth Airport in 1978 with a Handley Page Dart Herald is now the British number three airline in terms of scheduled passengers carried.
There is now an alternative direct way of getting from London to Dublin (and visa versa).
Transport Minister Grant Shapps chose the Farnborough Air Show to launch the National Aviation Authority (NAA) network.
Travellers to Paris this summer should be aware of the excellent RATP (Régie autonome des transports parisiens) English app according to our railways expert Andrew Sharp.