12 SEPTEMBER 2022
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The news concerning BTN’s future was published last week but is recapped here for readers who may have missed the announcement. The new owner/Editor Rob Burgess will explain details in the issue of Monday 3 October.
Peter Villa, a veteran of the regional airline scene, backs up Jonathan Hinkles with his Newquay Airport dealings.
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Welcomed by Sir Philip Beck, Chairman of developer Mowlem Plc, Her Majesty the Queen opens London City Airport, 5 November 1987.
The Rt Hon Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP has been appointed by the new Prime Minister Liz Truss to a Cabinet position as Secretary of State for Transport. She was first elected as Member of Parliament (MP) for the Berwick-upon-Tweed constituency at the 2015 general election. Previously she was Secretary of State for International Development.
Loganair has re-introduced flights between Aberdeen and Oslo in what the carrier hopes will encourage both business travellers in the energy sector and people booking city breaks in either city. The carrier has scheduled six flights a week, with one-way fares starting at £79.00.
The brand, which is operated by Emerald Airlines, will offer both routes from 30 October. Dublin to Southampton will be daily, with Aberdeen flights up to three times a day. One-way fares are from €37.99.
Romanian low-cost carrier Blue Air has been forced to suspend all flights from Romania after the government froze its bank accounts.
Low-fare airlines Ryanair and Wizz Air rose up the global rankings for passenger traffic last year in spite of the impact of Covid travel restrictions, according to aviation analytics firm Cirium.
A cross-party group of parliamentarians has called on the administration of the new Prime Minister Liz Truss to back UK aviation, travel and tourism as it continues its recovery from the impacts of Covid-19.
Based at Atlanta Georgia, which vies with Chicago O’Hare as the world’s busiest airport, Delta Air Lines is expanding its South African services, adding a new, seasonal “triangular” route from the hub to Johannesburg and Cape Town – Atlanta starting 2 December.
The closure of the Russian airspace has significantly impacted Finnair’s Asia-bound flights.
P&O Cruises’ ship Azura is to operate fly-cruises from the Canary Islands for the first time during the coming winter.
Ryanair plans to close its base in Athens for the winter, blaming what it calls a ‘dysfunctional’ charging regime by the airport operator, under which it refuses to offer incentives to stimulate traffic in the winter season.
Hotel quarantine in Hong Kong could end by November, ahead of a summit of global bankers and the Hong Kong Sevens international rugby competition in November.
Book a FLEXIfare with easyJet and you will now be able to take advantage of pre-departure access to the airline’s Gateway Lounge at Gatwick airport. The offer, which is being trialled from now until 30 November, is also available to any FLEXIfare passengers who have already booked to travel between these dates.
Qatar has dropped its red travel list and mask mandate as it announced visitor numbers rose to a record-breaking 151,000 visitors in July.
Zurich airport’s public areas are due to undergo a revamp over the next few years, with more spacious passenger routes, new retail spaces and a food hall in the plans.
Rainfall in Europe has calmed the nerves of river cruise lines that have been hindered by low water levels.
Boom Supersonic has lost its engine supplier raising questions about what or who will power the aircraft.
The end of the main summer holiday season saw Norwegian Air’s August carryings more than doubled year-on-year to just shy of two million, with renewed demand expected in the autumn months, the airline says.
The latest consumer card spending data from Barclaycard has revealed the negative impact of the cost of living crisis on international travel.
It is not often one sits in a car and says “This is for me”.
The new Lexus NX 350 F Sport mini SUV is one of those.