5 SEPTEMBER 2022
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PLEASE NOTE THE LONDON CITY AIRPORT - BA CITYFLYER CAREERS OPEN DAY SATURDAY 10 SEPTEMBER HAS BEEN POSTPONED.
Head for Points (HfP), the UK’s largest frequent flyer and business travel website, has acquired the assets of Business Travel News from its retiring owner and Editor-in-Chief, Malcom Ginsberg.
Rob Burgess is the founder and Editor of the UK business travel and frequent flyer website headforpoints.com.
In the second leader for this issue BTN’s new owner Rob Burgess has alluded to a publication called BTN Europe, an offspring of the New York based Northstar Travel Group which is now the owner of The Business Travel Show.
The Airbus chief is the latest addition to the Aviation Club autumn programme.
China Airlines has announced plans to purchase 16 Boeing 787-9 aircraft to prepare for a “post-pandemic boom”. Deliveries are expected to start in 2025, with the aircraft set to replace its ageing fleet of A330-300s.
Southend airport’s ambition to be seen as London’s sixth airport has been dealt another blow after its main cargo freighter services, operated by Amazon, were withdrawn, according to a report in The Times last week.
The Department for Transport (DfT) announced last Tuesday 30 August it was launching a review of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) in order to "strengthen the regulator for the future".
Dubai-based Emirates said that it has carried over 10m passengers on nearly 35,000 flights to 130 destinations this summer.
Following confirmation that Eurostar is not going to stop at Ashford and Ebbsfleet stations in Kent ‘in the immediate future’ the popular family trips direct to the Paris Disneyland are to be culled from 23 June 2023 with no resumption date mentioned.
Lufthansa has received its first B787 Dreamliner, named after the German capital.
The Department for Transport (DfT) last Friday appointed Mike Pearson, a seasoned General Aviation (GA) professional, as the new GA advocate to represent the needs and ambitions of the GA sector.
A new codeshare agreement announced by Virgin Atlantic and IndiGo aims to add more destinations in India accessible from London.
Italy has chosen Delta Air Lines and Air France/KLM as the preferred bid to take over national carrier ITA Airways.
Japan is lifting its requirement for negative Covid-19 tests for fully vaccinated travellers.
Together with London City Airport, BA CityFlyer is holding a careers special open day.
Manchester Airports Group (MAG) has appointed new managing directors for both Stansted and East Midlands airports.
Low-cost airline Wizz Air is resuming flights from London’s Luton airport to Athens this autumn. The daily service will operate from 30 October.
Accor has opened a flagship hotel under its budget Ibis Styles brand in Thailand’s capital, Bangkok.
Loganair has suspended all operations at Newquay Airport in Cornwall this winter and plans to scale back flights from the airport in 2023.
The energy price shock and recession will delay a post-Covid recovery this winter and through next year, Ryanair’s Chief Executive, Michael O’Leary, has warned. But in spite of this Ryanair will “steam ahead in what is a favourable market for us”, he insisted.
What it claims is the world’s first Star Alliance livery has been unveiled by Air New Zealand. The airline’s newest A321neo will sport a one-of-a-kind look – a jet black Star Alliance livery.
Alison Chambers previews Britain's newest airline.
We start with some negative news that Fred Olsen has withdrawn Bolette from service until a Norway Christmas cruise due to a lack of demand for the vessel’s winter voyages.