8 AUGUST 2022
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In the week when the last A380 was delivered to Emirates, OAG has taken an opportune moment to reflect on the return of the giant aircraft that less than two years ago appeared to be heading for the scrap yard, as far as most airlines were concerned.
Whilst Virgin Atlantic was probably the first, Latvian airline airBaltic is now to allow cabin crew, pilots and ground personnel most tattoos, hairstyles and piercings to remain visible while performing direct duties.
If you are a business traveller and you want to fly at short notice from (but not to) Heathrow over the next few weeks you have a problem. The airline has now removed all short-haul tickets from Heathrow from sale a further week from today. Prices are likely to be literally sky-high.
Israeli airline El Al says it plans to launch scheduled flights between Tel Aviv and Melbourne in the coming months, a route made possible following a recent opening of Saudi air space.
The much-trailed Emirates Premium Economy cabin has finally arrived.
15below – a market-leader in hyper-personalised, automated passenger communications – is to partner Etihad Airways to implement four new digital solutions that will further advance the airline’s ability to keep its passengers informed and empowered with timely, relevant notifications throughout their journey.
Ryanair is doing well, but is gloomy regarding the immediate future with its move from Luton to Stansted, years ago, really paying off.
A new British airline is about to enter the market called Hans Airways with the arrival of its first aircraft.
Last Thursday (4 August) jetBlue inaugurated daily Gatwick – Boston flights. The airline already serves the South London airport from New York Kennedy airport and operates out of the North Terminal.
Next Friday (12 August) sees the introduction of the Norse daily service between Gatwick and New York JFK.
Stansted (STN) has returned to the Emirates network with a daily three-class Boeing 777-300ER service.
Looking for a smart small four-seat town car that you can take on the open road, then consider the Toyota Aygo Edge X, the latest evolution of what in these days we call a crossover.
For the Business Travel News (BTN) Bank Holiday Monday 29 August issue all will be revealed regarding the future of the award-winning weekly newsletter and website. It promises to be an exciting revelation, and regular readers will not be disappointed. You will still get your start-the-week travel read!
Something for Midlanders on Saturday 13 August. New for 2022 is a colourful mixture of musical entertainment – from classical to pop, opera to swing designed to celebrate the summer in a unique outdoor setting with a backdrop of aircraft and historic hangars!
Biggin Hill Airport (BQH) is hosting a Careers Open Day next Friday 12 August.
There are three big motoring extravaganzas taking place over the coming weeks but all are totally different.
The introduction of the European Union ‘Schengen Zone’ new ETIAS (European Travel Information and Authorisation System) travel system for non-EU visitors has been pushed back by six months and is now due to launch in November 2023.
Up to three million passengers are expected to use London City Airport (LCY) this year.
Classic Team Lotus, owned by the Chapman family, is offering a Lotus 72 Open Day.
The Telegraph has raised questions over bonus payments to the Chief Executive of NATS, Britain’s state-backed air traffic control operator.