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ON THE SOAPBOX: Malcolm Ginsberg's finale (until Travel News Update) *

When I first started (in PR) someone said to me that to succeed it is a question of "What you know, who you know, and luck". I am... (more) published 2022-09-28 07:01:42

ON THE SOAPBOX: Jeff Mills *

All change.BTN's Editor-in-Chief, Malcolm Ginsberg, stepping down after so many years at the heart of... (more) published 2022-09-22 22:48:06

From BTN's new owner *

As Malcolm plans to use next week's newsletter to look back on his 50 years in travel, I wanted to use this slot this week to explain... (more) published 2022-09-22 09:25:28

ON THE SOAPBOX: Richard Cawthorne *

Richard Cawthorne was Editor of Business Travel News from 2015 until February 2020. Previously he had held the same post... (more) published 2022-09-18 07:50:29

ON THE SOAPBOX: Jonathan Hinkles - CEO Loganair *

Loganair at Newquay It's with a degree of sadness that none of Loganair's customers will be seeing this... (more) published 2022-08-31 08:57:21

ON THE SOAPBOX: Neal Jones, Marriott International

Loyalty programmes are clearly the way forward for the hotel industry as it follows the airlines in finding ways to attract and... (more) published 2022-08-22 14:50:47

ON THE SOAPBOX: Professor Chris Tarry

"Concerns over the British outbound market".##### A regular contributor to BTN, Chris Tarry, head of CTAIRA, one of the... (more) published 2022-07-31 14:42:53

SOAPBOX SPECIAL: Nigel Milton - Chief of Staff, Heathrow Airport *

Chief of Staff at Heathrow since September 2021, Nigel leads the airport's Carbon Strategy, Communications and... (more) published 2022-07-22 14:16:58

ON THE SOAPBOX: Gareth Rogers, CEO of Farnborough International

Next Monday Farnborough returns, a vital biennial gathering of the world's aerospace industry since 1948. Controlling... (more) published 2022-07-02 23:23:25


AITO, the specialist travel association, is angry as Government denies its major role in airport chaos.... (more) published 2022-06-14 14:28:27


Willie Walsh officially became Director General of International Air Transport Association (IATA) in April 2021. In Doha... (more) published 2022-06-10 10:10:01

ON THE SOAPBOX: Zaher Deir, CEO, AeroBid

"Four problems that executive aviation needs to fix now", says Zaher Deir of Aerobid.After graduating from CSE Air... (more) published 2022-06-01 01:07:40

ON THE SOAPBOX: FlyPlymouth and Raoul Witherall *

Plymouth Airport Still here; still worth fighting for. Raoul Witherall is Chief Executive of FlyPlymouth, the airport start-up... (more) published 2022-04-30 20:23:23

ON THE SOAPBOX: Julia Lo Bue-Said, Chief Executive Officer, Advantage Travel Partnership

Julia is one of the UK Travel Industry's pre-eminent leaders, having led the Advantage Travel Partnership Group since April 2018.... (more) published 2022-04-03 16:48:41

ON THE SOAPBOX: Stewart Wingate, CEO, London Gatwick Airport

Gatwick CEO since 2009 Stewart Wingate has over the years been keen to comment from time to time in BTN's monthly ON THE SOAPBOX.... (more) published 2022-03-06 09:54:37

ON THE SOAPBOX: Johan Lundgren, CEO, easyJet *

Johan Lundgren joined easyJet as CEO in November 2017 having previously served as Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Executive for... (more) published 2022-02-04 12:43:11

ON THE SOAPBOX: Tom Stoddart, Managing Director, BA CityFlyer *

Tom Stoddart has been Managing Director of BA CityFlyer since 2018, overseeing its continued expansion, and guiding the stand-alone... (more) published 2022-01-05 09:46:42

COMMENT EXTRA: Masks on the Underground *

BTN's Editor-in-Chief, when allowed, has been using the London ‘Tube' throughout the pandemic.He has yet to see... (more) published 2021-12-04 13:13:20

ON THE SOAPBOX: Joanna Kurowska, Managing Director UK & Ireland, IHG Hotels & Resorts

This month we welcome a leader in the hospitality industry as our feature presenter 'On the Soapbox.' Joanna Kurowska... (more) published 2021-12-03 12:48:50

ON THE SOAPBOX: Alok Shama - President COP26

Indian born Alok Sharma, MP for Reading West, is a British politician serving as President for COP26 and Minister of State at the... (more) published 2021-10-31 10:38:13

SOAPBOX SPECIAL: Mark Tanzer, Chief Executive, ABTA

BUDGET DAY LOOMS With the Budget due next Wednesday Mark Tanzer, the long-standing Chief Executive of ABTA, the... (more) published 2021-10-23 11:04:02

SOAPBOX SPECIAL: Professor David Starkie

Tourism. The stark figures.David Starkie MSc (LSE) is a Senior Associate of CASE (founded in 1995 by Dr Cento Veljanovski), is... (more) published 2021-09-26 15:07:51

COMMENT: Willie Walsh on 9/11 *

The IATA Director General reflects."On September 11, 2001, the world changed forever. Those of us old enough to understand what... (more) published 2021-09-09 14:19:27

ON THE SOAPBOX: Stewart Wingate, CEO. Gatwick Airport

Stewart Wingate has been CEO of Gatwick Airport since 2009 (at the time of the breakup of the old BAA, joining from Stansted Airport... (more) published 2021-09-04 16:49:52

ON THE SOAPBOX: John Holland-Kaye, CEO, Heathrow Airport

Over the last 18 months John Holland-Kaye has been the effective spokesman in many ways for the travel industry, not only lobbying... (more) published 2021-07-26 23:27:26

ON THE SOAPBOX: Huw Merriman MP, Chair of the Transport Select Committee at the House of Commons

Huw Merryman (47), the Conservative MP for Bexhill and Battle, has been Chair of the House of Commons Transport Select Committee from... (more) published 2021-07-01 10:36:01


Clive Wratten, CEO of the Business Travel Association (BTA)."Thursday's review of the traffic light system is... (more) published 2021-06-25 08:24:39

ON THE SOAPBOX SPECIAL: ABTA Chief Executive, Mark Tanzer

Mark Tanzer has been Chief Executive of the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) since September 2005 working tirelessly during... (more) published 2021-06-19 11:12:03

ON THE SOAPBOX: Kay Greenway, Director, Cruise Britain

WELCOME BACK TO CRUISINGKay Greenway started in the cruise industry with sales and marketing roles at P&O Cruises... (more) published 2021-06-03 11:21:51

ON THE SOAPBOX: Robert Courts, Aviation Minister

Today is a special day when international travel returns. BTN is honoured by these exclusive words from the Minister for Aviation... (more) published 2021-05-15 13:15:18


NO PLAN AUSTRALIA DUCKS FOR COVER ON COVIDMore than a year after a ‘novel coronavirus' morphed into a... (more) published 2021-05-09 10:01:40

ON THE SOAPBOX: John Strickland - JLS Consulting

The Airline industry More challenges ahead But when will there be a renaissance?JLS Consulting was established in... (more) published 2021-05-01 20:06:58


Ian Sheppard acts as honorary communications adviser to the GAAC. A graduate in Aeronautical Engineering, he has been an aviation... (more) published 2021-04-20 11:52:07

ON THE SOAPBOX SPECIAL: Airline Shares – Worth Buying?

Our veteran contributor, John Burke, who is a financial journalist as well as a travel writer, assesses the outlook for aviation and... (more) published 2021-04-16 10:45:01


"A Blank sheet of paper entrants" Our resident analyst Chris Tarry of CTAIRA, the specialist aviation consultancy, takes a... (more) published 2021-04-10 05:52:42

ON THE SOAPBOX: Willie Walsh – chairman and chief executive, IATA

Best known as CEO of International Airlines Group (IAG) retiring in September 2020 after serving as CEO since its inception in 2011,... (more) published 2021-04-03 13:01:10

ON THE SOAPBOX: Deborah Ancell – University of Westminster

Dr Deborah Ancell researches the economics of the airline industry. Her book "Clipped wings corporate social and... (more) published 2021-03-27 10:02:01


Self-described as a "Travel Journalist and Broadcaster" Simon Calder has been at The Independent since 1994. The one-time... (more) published 2021-03-07 17:39:13


Marc Bailey, CEO of The British Business and General Aviation Association (BBGA), marked 10 years with the organisation last... (more) published 2021-02-27 11:13:56

ON THE SOAPBOX: John Holland-Kaye – CEO Heathrow Airport

Over the last year Heathrow CEO John Holland-Kaye has been effectively the spokesman for the British air travel industry. He... (more) published 2021-02-19 13:20:38

ON THE SOAPBOX: Mark Tanzer, chief executive ABTA

ABTA is the internationally recognised voice of the British travel industry, its members employing 2.6m staff. ABTA has more than 4,300... (more) published 2021-02-12 08:58:16

ON THE SOAPBOX: Phil Mathews, CEO, ACC Aviation

An economics and law graduate from the University of Buckingham and School of Management at Cranfield University Phil... (more) published 2021-02-07 16:36:08

ON THE SOAPBOX: Tim Alderslade - CEO Airlines UK

"We must work hand in hand with government regardless," says airlines' chief. Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of Airlines... (more) published 2021-01-10 10:46:16

ON THE SOAPBOX: Dale Keller – Board of Airline Representatives in the UK

Dale Keller joined BAR UK, the trade organisation representing the UK interests of 70 international airlines serving the UK, as Chief... (more) published 2020-12-04 17:58:05

ON THE SOAPBOX: Tim Alderslade - Airlines UK

Tim Alderslade joined Airlines UK, the trade body for UK-registered airlines, as Chief Executive in May 2016 from the... (more) published 2020-11-26 15:26:16

ON THE SOAPBOX: Luis Felipe de Oliveira, Director General, ACI World

Government support for aviation will lay the foundation for global economic recoveryLuis Felipe joined ACI World as... (more) published 2020-11-14 14:03:32

ON THE SOAPBOX: An Aviation Call to Arms – Does Westminster Know Best?

Jason Holt (56) is the former Chief Executive of Swissport Western Europe, the UK & Ireland's largest airport ground handling... (more) published 2020-10-30 14:05:32

ON THE SOAPBOX: Stewart Wingate, CEO Gatwick Airport

Stewart Wingate joined Gatwick Airport in 2009, previously Managing Director of Stansted Airport and CEO of Budapest Airport. He... (more) published 2020-10-01 10:59:47

SOAPBOX SPECIAL: An Air Transport Perspective – Paul Kehoe CBE

Paul Kehoe CBE recently retired as Chief Executive of the Gulf Air Group based in Bahrain. During his career he has been CEO in charge of... (more) published 2020-09-15 23:23:35

ON THE SOAPBOX: John Holland-Kaye

JHK requires no introduction for regular BTN readers. He has been CEO of Heathrow Airport since 2014.This is the full speech he gave to... (more) published 2020-09-04 18:07:18

ON THE SOAPBOX: Charlie Cornish – CEO Manchester Airports Group

Charlie Cornish has been Chief Executive of the Manchester Airports Group (MAG) since 2010 and was previously Managing Director... (more) published 2020-08-30 09:33:04

SOAPBOX SPECIAL: Karen Dee – Chief Executive, Airport Operators Association

"Blanket quarantine Not fit for purpose!" she says. Seen in happier times with Transport Minister... (more) published 2020-08-05 11:53:26

ON THE SOAPBOX: Edwina Lonsdale - Mundy Cruising

Edwina Lonsdale is the owner and Managing Director of Mundy Cruising, the UK's oldest cruise-only retailer, specialising in... (more) published 2020-07-29 15:01:58

ON THE SOAPBOX: John Holland-Kaye, Heathrow CEO

Heathrow boss calls on government to do its bit! And it is holiday time.John... (more) published 2020-07-24 18:44:42

SOAPBOX SPECIAL: Winter airport slots

Lara Maughan, Head of Worldwide Airport Slots, IATA."Covid-19 continues to heavily impact air... (more) published 2020-07-10 09:42:49

ON THE SOAPBOX: Tim Alderslade, Airlines UK

UK air travel Facing the futureTim Alderslade joined Airlines UK, the trade body for UK-registered... (more) published 2020-07-04 10:12:09

ON THE SOAPBOX: Robert Sinclair - Chief Executive London City Airport

"Today is the day where across Europe the great aviation comeback commences," says Robert Sinclair. "Over the next week... (more) published 2020-06-13 20:58:11

ON THE SOABOX : Professor Rigas Doganis & Augusto Viansson Ponte

"Beyond the Virus Too Many Unknowns" Covid-19 has turned traffic forecasting... (more) published 2020-06-06 15:49:00


Mr Bailey advocates that the business aviation sector is uniquely placed to be a test model for commercial airlines as they chart their... (more) published 2020-05-31 09:50:47


Tony Tyler is the former boss of The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and before that Cathay Pacific Airways. The words... (more) published 2020-05-23 20:23:04

ON THE SOAPBOX: The Cycle Lanes

David Tarsh is a long-standing commentator/consultant on the airline industry, and also a cyclist. He is very much in favour of... (more) published 2020-05-10 10:04:38

ON THE SOAPBOX: John Holland-Kaye Heathrow CEO

John Holland-Kaye was appointed CEO of Heathrow Airport July 2014 having joined the company as commercial director in May 2009. From... (more) published 2020-04-30 17:41:26

SOAPBOX SPECIAL – Aviation Minister Kelly Tolhurst

"It's a matter of weeks since I had the honour of being appointed aviation minister. Yet since then, the entire industry has... (more) published 2020-04-16 08:24:19

SOAPBOX SPECIAL: Rafael Schvartzman, IATA’s Regional Vice President for Europe

Rafael Schvartzman is IATA's regional vice president for Europe, overseeing 55 countries across Europe and Central Asia. He... (more) published 2020-04-11 23:18:45

ON THE SOAPBOX: Clive Wratten, CEO of the Business Travel Association (BTA)

Clive joined BTA from Amber Road, the travel management provider, in August 2019 where he has been chief executive officer since 2015.... (more) published 2020-04-03 09:49:18

SOAPBOX SPECIAL: Neil Garwood – Southampton Airport

Neil Garwood was appointed managing director of Southampton Airport in June 2018, the previous incumbent deploying to the much... (more) published 2020-03-13 18:37:31

SOAPBOX SPECIAL: Karen Dee – chief executive, Airport Operators Association

THE BRITISH AVIATION INDUSTY ASSEMBLES AT THE GROSVENOR HOUSE Karen Dee joined the Airport Operators Association... (more) published 2020-03-05 10:22:29

ON THE SOAPBOX: Dr Paulo Alves & John Strickland and COVID-19

With the ever-evolving COVID-19 crisis, BTN for the first time ever has two contributors to ON THE SOAPBOX, both experts, one in... (more) published 2020-02-29 08:26:21

ON THE SOAPBOX: Rob Greyber - president of Egencia

Rob Greyber is president of Egencia, the business-travel platform of the online travel shopping provider Expedia and an exhibitor at the... (more) published 2020-02-17 20:53:34

ON THE SOAPBOX: David Chapple - The Business Travel Show

Kensington Olympia is the home for Europe's premier business travel gathering, the Business Travel Show, on 26-27 February, once... (more) published 2020-01-29 14:54:01

ON THE SOAPBOX SPECIAL: Tim Alderslade, Airlines UK

Previously with the Airport Operators Association, Tim Alderslade is chief executive of Airlines UK, the trade body for British registered... (more) published 2020-01-26 12:33:53

ON THE SOAPBOX: Heathrow CEO John Holland-Kaye

Heathrow expansion is critical. This is why. John Holland-Kaye was appointed CEO of Heathrow Airport with effect from 1... (more) published 2020-01-03 18:04:46

SOAPBOX SPECIAL: Commercial flights at RAF Northolt

Last week BTN highlighted the recent and controversial reopening of RAF Northolt. ‘Controversial' because the... (more) published 2019-12-07 10:05:49

ON THE SOAPBOX: Johan Lundgren, CEO easyJet

Johan Lundgren joined easyJet as CEO in November 2017 having previously served as deputy chief executive and chief executive for... (more) published 2019-11-29 17:18:58


Karen Dee joined the Airport Operators Association (AOA) as chief executive on 1 March 2017. She has more than 20 years' experience... (more) published 2019-11-24 06:52:38

ON THE SOAPBOX: Eurostar CEO Mike Cooper

25 years of Eurostar Mike Cooper became CEO of Eurostar in March 2018, having been CEO of Yodel and deputy CEO and MD... (more) published 2019-11-02 09:20:11

ON THE SOAPBOX: Pieter Elbers - President and CEO KLM the world's oldest airline

Today, 7 October 2019, KLM becomes the first airline to celebrate its genuine 100th birthday. As you will read the maiden flight was... (more) published 2019-10-06 09:39:00

ON THE SOAPBOX: Gino Ravaioli, chairman of the DCC Forum

What does a cashless society mean for business travellers? Gino Ravaioli is the chairman of the... (more) published 2019-08-30 07:35:17

ON THE SOAPBOX: Angela Gittens, director general, ACI World

Slots are a problem Angela Gittens has been director general of Airports Council International (ACI World) since... (more) published 2019-08-02 19:34:55

ON THE SOAPBOX: Stewart Wingate, Chief Executive Officer, Gatwick Airport

In his 10th year at the helm of London Gatwick, CEO Stewart Wingate reflects on a decade of airport transformation and the... (more) published 2019-06-28 22:58:10

ON THE SOAPBOX: Rob Gurney, CEO oneworld

With the IATA AGM starting at Seoul, Korea next Saturday it seemed a good opportunity for Rob Gurney, CEO of oneworld, to reflect on the... (more) published 2019-05-20 22:18:56

ON THE SOAPBOX: Sir Richard Branson

VIRGIN TRAINS AND RAIL FRANCHISING Sir Richard Branson needs no introduction to Business Travel News... (more) published 2019-05-03 06:54:51

ON THE SOAPBOX: Jock Lowe and Concorde

The story of Concorde has a parallel in the politics of today. It was supported by Tony Benn, in his day as much to the left of the Labour... (more) published 2019-03-28 17:08:19


Tomorrow, Tuesday (5 March), transport secretary Chris Grayling MP will give a keynote speech at the AOA annual dinner. Karen... (more) published 2019-03-02 08:28:34

SOAPBOX SPECIAL: The European Commission and the Single European Sky

Gerry O'Connell has been elected and appointed chairperson for the European Commission's Industry Consultation Body for the... (more) published 2019-02-22 10:01:38

ON THE SOAPBOX: David Chapple, The Business Travel Show

David Chapple has been involved with the Business Travel Show for 18 years and oversaw the successful move from... (more) published 2019-02-01 21:50:57

ON THE SOAPBOX: Heathrow's John Holland-Kaye looks forward to 2019

Brexit is a challenge we are ready for, says airport boss. In his message for 2019, Heathrow Airport boss John Holland-Kaye looks to the... (more) published 2019-01-01 22:37:50

ON THE SOAPBOX: Johan Lundgren, chief executive, easyJet

The December SOAPBOX features Johan Lundgren previously deputy chief executive and chief executive for mainstream markets at the... (more) published 2018-11-30 15:13:02


Andrew Bell is chief executive of Regional & City Airports (RCA). In this ON THE SOAPBOX, based on his speech at this year's... (more) published 2018-11-10 11:05:57


The November "SOAPBOX" is deliberately a week early and features Airport Operators Association (AOA) chief executive Karen Dee... (more) published 2018-10-25 15:58:04

ON THE SOAPBOX: Richard Quest, CNN

Richard Quest (56) is probably the most experienced aviation journalist around today. A Liverpudlian, and called to the Bar, he... (more) published 2018-09-28 12:48:26

ON THE SOAPBOX: London City Airport – Where now?

BTN editor-in-chief Malcolm Ginsberg has been involved with London City Airport (LCY) since its very conception in 1982. He has written... (more) published 2018-09-08 12:32:51

ON THE SOAPBOX: Karen Dee on UK border worries

Karen Dee joined the Airport Operators Association (AOA) as chief executive on 1 March 2017. She has more than 20 years' experience... (more) published 2018-08-31 20:15:57

ON THE SOAPBOX: R. Nigel Johnstone - Chairman Air Safety Group

Nigel is an aviation consultant and flight operations auditor with over 35 years of experience in commercial aviation with both passenger... (more) published 2018-08-02 16:35:44

ON THE SOAPBOX: Nigel Milton - Heathrow director of communications

Parliament has now overwhelmingly backed expansion at Heathrow what's next? Following last week's massive... (more) published 2018-06-30 17:17:46

SOAPBOX SPECIAL: Heathrow for Britain

The story of Heathrow's third runway reaches an important milestone later today (Monday 25 June) when the government's... (more) published 2018-06-22 06:47:08


The announcement last week of the UK Government 's National Aviation Strategy and its focus on Heathrow gave Gatwick boss Stewart... (more) published 2018-06-15 18:09:22

SOAPBOX: General Sir Peter Cosgrove, Governor General of Australia

General Sir Peter Cosgrove has been governor general of the Commonwealth of Australia since March 2014. The son of a soldier, he... (more) published 2018-05-31 14:31:27

ON THE SOAPBOX: Norwegian and British Airways. An independent view

Laurie Price is an air transport economist and was aviation adviser to the UK House of Commons Select Committee on Transport... (more) published 2018-05-04 14:22:51

SOAPBOX EXTRA: Aleks Kowalski, director of strategy, Consortiq

Drones: Current Disruption and Future DisruptorAleks Kowalski is a co-founder of Consortiq, a... (more) published 2018-04-29 08:12:59

ON THE SOAPBOX: Neil Pakey, chairman, the Regional and Business Airports Group, UK (RABA)

Levelling the commercial playing field for the UK's smaller airportsNeil Pakey has been chair of the RABA... (more) published 2018-03-30 14:20:13

ON THE SOAPBOX: Glyn Jones, CEO, Stobart Aviation

Among its interests, Stobart Aviation, where Glyn Jones is CEO, is the owner of London Southend Airport. It is an under-used asset, he... (more) published 2018-03-03 07:11:39


No general aviation (GA), no airlines either.Grant Shapps is chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on General Aviation... (more) published 2018-01-31 17:38:35

SOAPBOX SPECIAL: Nigel Milton – Director of Communications Heathrow Airport Ltd

The coming together of Brexit and Heathrow was inevitable. Nigel Milton, the airport's Director of Communications explains the... (more) published 2018-01-28 08:32:23

ON THE SOAPBOX: Alex Cruz - chairman and chief executive of British Airways.

Business Travel News has a tradition of leading off the first issue of the new year with a leading light in the British air... (more) published 2018-01-07 20:00:03

ON THE SOAPBOX: John Holland-Kaye - Chief Executive, Heathrow Airport

John Holland-Kaye became CEO of Heathrow Airport Ltd in July 2014 after successfully masterminding the construction and opening of T2.... (more) published 2017-11-30 08:44:15

ON THE SOAPBOX: Tim Alderslade, Airlines UK

UK airlines delivering for the consumer Tim Alderslade joined what is now Airlines UK, the trade body for... (more) published 2017-11-04 10:14:50

ON THE SOAPBOX: Karen Dee, Airport Operators Association

The AOA's annual conference starts today in London. Here, the organisation's chief executive, Karen Dee, gives the background to... (more) published 2017-10-27 08:32:37

ON THE SOAPBOX: Declan Collier - chief executive of London City Airport

Declan Collier has been chief executive of London City Airport since March 2012. Previously chief executive of the state-owned Dublin... (more) published 2017-09-30 22:48:22

ON THE SOAPBOX: Mark Briffa, CEO at Air Partner

Mark Briffa is CEO of Air Partner, a global aviation services group founded in 1961 that provides worldwide solutions to industry,... (more) published 2017-09-03 12:42:09

ON THE SOAPBOX: Yelena Ageyeva-Furman, A. T. Kearney

IMAGINING THE FUTURE OF THE TRAVEL INDUSTRY Yelena Ageyeva-Furman is a senior principal at the management... (more) published 2017-08-04 07:04:44

ON THE SOAPBOX: Steve Cassidy, Hilton

Business travellers are craving technology, but is that all they need? That's the question posed this week by Steve Cassidy, senior... (more) published 2017-06-30 18:43:32

ON THE SOAPBOX: Akbar Al Baker, Qatar Airways

Akbar Al Baker has been instrumental in shaping the development of Qatar Airways into one of the fastest growing and most highly... (more) published 2017-06-03 08:41:43

ON THE SOAPBOX: Song Hoi-see, Plaza Premium Group

Song Hoi-see, founder and chief executive officer of Plaza Premium Lounge Management Ltd, has transformed the airport industry. After... (more) published 2017-04-28 16:50:51

ON THE SOAPBOX SPECIAL: Stewart Wingate CEO, Gatwick Airport

Stewart Wingate is a chartered engineer and has been chief executive of Gatwick Airport since 2009. He was customer services... (more) published 2017-04-21 16:58:55

ON THE SOAPBOX: Nick Caunter CEO APH Parking Ltd

Another Brexit angle Nick Caunter has been managing director of Airport Parking and Hotels (APH), since 2003,... (more) published 2017-04-01 08:27:13

ON THE SOAPBOX: Malcolm Ginsberg – editor-in-chief, Business Travel News

Malcolm Ginsberg has been the owner/editor of the award-winning Business Travel News since 1993 (then ABTN) and has been... (more) published 2017-03-03 17:40:34

ON THE SOAPBOX: The right runway for Britain

Rafael Schvartzman, European regional vice-president, International Air Transport Association. Next month marks a... (more) published 2017-02-03 16:35:01

ON THE SOAPBOX: Champa Magesh, Amadeus

Champa Magesh, managing director Amadeus UK and Ireland, is responsible for overseeing business strategies across all channels in... (more) published 2016-12-04 07:44:19

ON THE SOAPBOX: Ed Anderson - Chairman of the Airport Operators Association

A DECISIVE YEAR FOR UK AIRPORTS With the AOA Annual Conference opening at the Hilton London Metropole next Monday... (more) published 2016-11-10 09:47:29

ON THE SOAPBOX: Tim Alderslade, chief executive, Airlines UK

Name change for the trade body for UK-registered airlines. Alderslade joined what is now Airlines UK,... (more) published 2016-11-03 18:41:21

SOAPBOX EXTRA: Darren Caplan, chief executive, AOA

Darren Caplan, chief executive of the Airport Operators Association, the trade association that represents UK airports, argues... (more) published 2016-10-06 08:26:03

ON THE SOAPBOX – Neil Pakey, chair of RABA

Heathrow expansion the choice of Regional Aviation RAF Northolt possible windfall for the Chancellor... (more) published 2016-09-27 17:34:22

ON THE SOAPBOX: Virendra Sharma – Member of Parliament for South Ealing

Virendra Sharma has been the Labour MP for Ealing Southall since 2007. Born in India (1947), the one-time bus conductor was sponsored... (more) published 2016-09-02 08:10:50

ON THE SOAPBOX: Tim Alderslade, chief executive, BATA

Tim Alderslade joined BATA (British Air Transport Association) in May of this year, moving from AOA (Airport Operators Association)... (more) published 2016-07-30 11:33:56

ON THE SOAPBOX SPECIAL: Sir Roy McNulty, Chairman Gatwick Airport Ltd

Last week, Sir Nigel Rudd was most forthright in his views regarding London's airport requirements as the outgoing chairman... (more) published 2016-07-17 13:19:51

ON THE SOAPBOX SPECIAL: Sir Nigel Rudd, businessman and now the former chairman of Heathrow Plc

Last week I stepped down as Chairman of Heathrow. The past nine years have been an incredible journey and I am very proud of what we... (more) published 2016-07-09 18:32:42

ON THE SOAPBOX: John Leahy, Airbus chief operating officer – customers

Readers please note there has been a distribution problem this week with the email version. This is being addressed and should be... (more) published 2016-07-02 07:33:32

ON THE SOAPBOX: Tony Tyler – director-general and chief executive, IATA

After a five-year tenure as director-general and chief executive of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Tony Tyler,... (more) published 2016-06-05 11:37:48

ON THE SOAPBOX: Brian Donohoe, former MP and drone supporter

This month's ON THE SOAPBOX is about drones and written by aviation enthusiast Brian Donohoe. Retired ("by public... (more) published 2016-04-30 08:51:35

ON THE SOAPBOX EXTRA – Ian Jopson, chair of Sustainable Aviation

UK airspace has not kept pace with technological advances in aircraft and innovation at airports and needs Government backing for its... (more) published 2016-04-07 18:47:07

ON THE SOAPBOX – Declan Collier, CEO, London City Airport

Declan Collier became CEO at London City Airport (LCY) from heading the Dublin Airport Authority and Aer Rianta exactly four years... (more) published 2016-04-02 07:44:13

ON THE SOAPBOX SPECIAL: Jock Lowe – Director Heathrow Hub Ltd

Following John Holland-Kaye (29 February) and Stewart Wingate (7 March) Captain Jock Lowe, a director of Heathrow Hub, puts forward his... (more) published 2016-03-12 10:40:09

ON THE SOAPBOX: Stewart Wingate – CEO Gatwick Airport

Last week John Holland-Kaye put his case forward that the Heathrow Airport Ltd's North West Runway project should be named as the... (more) published 2016-03-04 23:17:27

ON THE SOAPBOX SPECIAL: John Holland-Kaye, CEO, Heathrow Airport

John became CEO of Heathrow Airport Ltd July 2014 after successfully masterminding the construction and opening of T2. He... (more) published 2016-02-27 19:16:40

ON THE SOAPBOX SPECIAL: David Chapple, director of the Business Travel Show

David Chapple has been involved with the Business Travel Show for 16 years and oversaw the very successful move from Earls Court to the... (more) published 2016-02-18 11:25:22

ON THE SOAPBOX SPECIAL: Brian Donohoe, former MP

Brian Donohoe was the Labour MP for Central Ayrshire from 1992 to 2015, with Prestwick airport on the boundary. During that time he was... (more) published 2016-02-12 16:08:07

ON THE SOAPBOX: Ed Anderson - Executive Chairman, AOA

Ed Anderson has been Executive Chairman of the AOA since 2008. He has held a number of senior executive positions in the airports... (more) published 2016-01-31 11:49:44

ON THE SOAPBOX: Andrew Swaffield, Chief Executive Officer, Monarch Group

It is a tradition with BTN that the first ON THE SOAPBOX of the year is given over to a major player in the British travel scene. For... (more) published 2016-01-08 18:13:15

COMMENT: Timing is everything

The Christmas lunch of the Aviation Club of the United Kingdom took place last Thursday. Did the Prime Minister deliberately choose that... (more) published 2015-12-11 09:09:22

ON THE SOAPBOX: John Spooner speaks up for the regions

John Spooner is chairman of RABA and managing director of Airport Direction Ltd, a specialist consultancy. He was formerly MD of both... (more) published 2015-12-03 12:20:16

ON THE SOAPBOX: Simon McNamara, Director General of ERA

THE REGIONAL REVIVALFollowing last week's review of the ERA (European Regional Airlines) gathering in Berlin it... (more) published 2015-10-29 20:33:08

ON THE SOAPBOX: Peter Davies, CEO and Founder of the Airline Management Group

Peter Davies recently gave a discourse to the Aviation Club on what was described as the "Art of airline management". Here... (more) published 2015-10-02 14:43:02

ON THE SOAPBOX: Jock Lowe – Heathrow Hub

Captain Jock Lowe has energetically led Heathrow Hub Ltd with its ideas to extend the northern runway at the airport as an alternative... (more) published 2015-09-01 16:09:30

ON THE SOAPBOX: Helping British Nationals Overseas – Mark Tanzer, CEO, ABTA

Mark has been Chief Executive of the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) since September 2005. He is responsible for the strategy... (more) published 2015-07-31 13:09:32

ON THE SOAPBOX: Brenda Dean – Chair of Runways UK Advisory Board

The Rt Hon Baroness Dean of Thornton le Fyde (Brenda Dean), is a Partnership Board Director of National Air Traffic Services (NATS).... (more) published 2015-07-05 22:41:55

A BTN Special: The Wrong Way, The Old Way and the Modern Way

The report by the Airports Commission is coming to the boil. It was deliberately delayed until after the election. It now... (more) published 2015-06-19 07:14:36

ON THE SOAPBOX SPECIAL: Airports Commission

Gavin Hayes, Director, Let Britain Fly Gavin Hayes is Director of Let Britain Fly, the campaign initiated by London... (more) published 2015-06-11 08:34:09

ON THE SOAPBOX: Andrew Harrison, Managing Director, Stansted Airport

While all the news coverage over the last few months has concerned Gatwick and Heathrow, London's third airport, Stansted, has been... (more) published 2015-05-30 21:13:52

ON THE SOAPBOX: John Holland Kaye – Chief Executive Heathrow Airport

John was appointed CEO of Heathrow Airport Ltd with effect from 1 July 2014. He joined the company as Commercial Director in May 2009.... (more) published 2015-05-03 09:56:06


Tony Tyler, Director General and Chief Executive of IATA, discusses New Distribution Capability (NDC), part of a long tradition... (more) published 2015-04-01 12:38:28

ON THE SOAPBOX: Stewart Wingate - Chief Executive Gatwick Airport

Stewart Wingate is a Chartered Engineer and has been Chief Executive of Gatwick Airport since 2009. He was Customer Services... (more) published 2015-02-27 11:01:09

ON THE SOAPBOX: Jock Lowe, Director Heathrow Hub

Tomorrow (Tuesday 3 February) is the closing date for submissions to the Airport Commission. Jock Lowe is a Director of Heathrow Hub Ltd... (more) published 2015-01-26 15:47:57

ON THE SOAPBOX: Mark Schwab, CEO of Star Alliance

Mark Schwab is Chief Executive Officer of Star Alliance. As the world's first and most experienced global airline alliance, Star... (more) published 2015-01-01 22:51:46

ON THE SOAPBOX: The six demands of the modern business traveller

Jens Wohltorf, Founder of Blacklane, explains how technology is shaping the future of business travel. Dr... (more) published 2014-11-26 09:47:23

ON THE SOAPBOX: John Holland-Kaye, CEO of Heathrow Airport

For the November SOAPBOX John Holland-Kaye Chief Executive Officer of Heathrow puts the case for the Airports Commision to give his airport... (more) published 2014-11-01 07:31:01

ON THE SOAPBOX: Dale Keller Chief Executive BAR UK

The children are taxed too!Dale Keller became Chief Executive of BAR UK (the umbrella organisation for all airlines operating in and... (more) published 2014-10-03 11:39:54

ON THE SOAPBOX: Paul Simmons, Chief Commercial Officer of Flybe

Paul Simmons joined Flybe in October 2013 following more than seven years at easyJet where, since January 2009, he was responsible... (more) published 2014-08-29 19:53:49

ON THE SOAPBOX: Vernon Murphy and Heathrow

Vernon Murphy has been a key contributor to Business Travel News in recent times, either 'ON THE SOAPBOX' covering airlines and... (more) published 2014-07-30 15:31:28

SOAPBOX SPECIAL: Malaysia Airlines

BTN has brought forward its normal ‘first of the month' ON THE SOAPBOX due to the industry importance of the MH17... (more) published 2014-07-25 09:43:48


Daniel Moylan - For the Mayor of London Daniel Moylan has led the Mayor of London's work on aviation for over... (more) published 2014-07-05 10:53:43

ON THE SOAPBOX - Darren Caplan, Chief Executive, Airport Operators Association

"With UK aviation strengthening, now is the time to argue for positive aviation policy post-2015," so says Darren Caplan, Chief... (more) published 2014-05-28 09:27:21

ON THE SOAPBOX - Shannon Hyland, President and CEO of Radius Travel

Shannon Hyland is the President and CEO of Radius Travel, the global travel management company that operates through a network of... (more) published 2014-05-08 22:39:28

ON THE SOAPBOX: Ron Kalifa Deputy Chairman WorldPay

Making global, local: getting your business ready for overseas shoppers Ron Kalifa was appointed Vice Chairman of WorldPay in April... (more) published 2014-04-07 00:00:00

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ON THE SOAPBOX – Sir Howard Davies – Chairman of the Airports Commission

The Airport Commission, chaired by economist Sir Howard Davies, has been much in the news over the last few months and will eventually... (more) published 2014-03-03 21:18:38

ON THE SOAPBOX: Gavin Hayes, Director, Let Britain Fly

Gavin Hayes is London First's Aviation Campaign Director and brainchild behind ‘Let Britain Fly'.... (more) published 2013-11-27 21:15:06

ON THE SOAPBOX: Steve Wright, Chief Executive of Kelsey Media

I am pleased to announce the purchase from Malcolm Ginsberg of Business Travel News, the award winning on-line publication,... (more) published 2013-11-01 07:44:03

ON THE SOAPBOX – Carolyn McCall, CEO, easyJet

Carolyn McCall has been Chief Executive of easyJet since July 2010 and quickly established herself as a real team leader... (more) published 2013-10-04 09:05:04

ON THE SOAPBOX: Traffic at UK Airports: A tale of two parts

Peter Kenworthy is Aviation Projects Director at Mott MacDonald, the global transport consultancy. He leads the Forecasting, Airline... (more) published 2013-08-30 23:08:14

ON THE SOAPBOX: Paul Campion, IBM Director for Travel and Transport

Paul Campion leads IBM's business in the Travel and Transport industry sectors in the UK and Ireland and sits on IBM UK's... (more) published 2013-08-03 10:34:10

ON THE SOAPBOX: Isaiah Cox of WheelTug

During the Paris Air Show we managed to track down Isaiah Cox, the outspoken leader of WheelTug, the aircraft front wheel ground self... (more) published 2013-06-30 15:17:25


A previous Chairman of Heathrow Express, and a self-confessed railway buff, Vernon Murphy is a regular contributor to Business... (more) published 2013-06-14 09:30:56

ON THE SOAPBOX SPECIAL Stewart Wingate, Gatwick Airport Chief Executive:

For our discussion series on the Government's Airports Commission (Davies) Stewart Wingate puts forward the Gatwick viewpoint. A... (more) published 2013-06-07 17:39:08

ON THE SOAPBOX: Giovanni Bisignani, former Director General and CEO of IATA

UK air transport - It is time for courageGiovanni Bisignani (66), was formerly Director General and CEO of IATA from... (more) published 2013-05-30 16:20:07

COMMENT More chaos for Davies

Two apparently unrelated actions may have a dramatic effect on the Prime Minister's airport commission (Davies) now considering the... (more) published 2013-05-26 16:51:30


"Not in my backyard" Business Travel News continues with its series of ON THE... (more) published 2013-05-09 13:33:32

ON THE SOAPBOX: Lida Mantzavinou reflects on 2012

Lida Mantzavinou is an aviation consultant with Frost & Sullivan, the long-established US-based global consultancy with... (more) published 2013-05-04 11:40:13


Business Travel News continues with its series of ON THE SOAPBOX SPECIALS putting forward different views regarding airport... (more) published 2013-04-26 10:37:44


Business Travel News continues with its series of ON THE SOAPBOX SPECIALS putting forward different views... (more) published 2013-04-21 09:36:44


Daniel Moylan - For the Mayor of London DAVIES AND THE LONDON AIRPORTS. Continued/... (more) published 2013-04-03 12:56:13

ON THE SOAPBOX: Tim Procter – Managing Director of Air Charter Travel Ltd

Air Charter Travel Ltd was established in 1992 by Tim Procter and Steve Williams after they had previously worked together at Air London... (more) published 2013-03-30 12:35:34


John Redwood - Member of Parliament for Wokingham (near Reading) DAVIES AND THE LONDON AIRPORTS.... (more) published 2013-03-08 11:27:34

ON THE SOAPBOX: Steve Ridgway (former) Chief Executive, Virgin Atlantic

The last SOAPBOX for 2012 (issue 3 December) featured Mike Ambrose as he retired from a 20-year plus tenure at Director... (more) published 2013-02-26 21:30:01


Colin Matthews, Chief Executive, Heathrow Airport There is little doubt that the Government's decision to... (more) published 2013-02-23 13:29:06

ON THE SOAPBOX: David Chapple, Event Director, Business Travel Show

Please visit the Business Travel News stand at the Business Travel Show (No 471 on the right hand side opposite Priority Pass).... (more) published 2013-02-02 23:07:14

ON THE SOAPBOX: Andrew Haines - Chief Executive CAA

Andrew Haines became the first Chief Executive of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) in August 2009.... (more) published 2013-01-03 08:38:01

ON THE SOAPBOX: Mike Ambrose reflects

Mike Ambrose is one of the most respected men in European civil aviation. Appointed ERA Director General in 1987, under his direction... (more) published 2012-12-02 11:09:48

ON THE SOAPBOX: Robert Sinclair, Chief Executive Officer, Bristol Airport

SILK REPORT MAKES A SOW'S EAR OF APD "Regional airports must stick together to make case for... (more) published 2012-11-24 22:08:34

ON THE SOAPBOX: Akbar Al Baker Chairman of Qatar Airways

Akbar Al-Baker became Chief Executive Officer of Qatar Airways in 1997. Prior to his appointment he worked at the Civil... (more) published 2012-10-29 03:08:38

ON THE SOAPBOX: Stefan Menden

Managing Director THE LATE NIGHT HOTEL PROBLEM Stefan is Managing Director of (more) published 2012-09-29 08:34:13


Chairman - Airports Operators AssociationEd Anderson has been the Chairman of AOA since 2008. He has held a number... (more) published 2012-09-01 12:23:18


Chief Executive - British Air Transport Association Simon Buck has been Chief Executive of The British Air Transport... (more) published 2012-08-05 09:13:10


With the Olympic Games and Paralympics commencing in London on 27 July, we asked Sir Roy McNulty, Deputy Chairman of the Olympic... (more) published 2012-06-30 22:47:00

ON THE SOAPBOX: Anthony Drury

Vice President and General Manager UKAmerican Express Global Business TravelWith Business Travel... (more) published 2012-06-07 21:08:06

ON THE SOAPBOX: Carolyn McCall

easyJet CEO A vision for London Luton Airport Our vision for London Luton recognises the... (more) published 2012-05-04 16:56:34

ON THE SOAPBOX: Paul Kehoe – Chief Executive Officer Birmingham International Airport

Paul Kehoe (52) is one of the most experienced Chief Executives of any airport in the UK. He started his aviation... (more) published 2012-03-31 23:09:52

ON THE SOAPBOX: Unite… and aviation will fly says Darren Caplan

Darren Caplan has been Chief Executive of the Airport Operators Association since January 2011. Previously, he spent 14 years working... (more) published 2012-03-03 09:53:37

ON THE SOAPBOX: Tom Jenkins of ETOA says Visas are a bureaucratic pantomime too far

Tom Jenkins is the Executive Director of the European Tour Operators Association (ETOA), which represents tour operators and... (more) published 2012-02-04 17:17:55

ON THE SOAPBOX : Keith Williams - Chief Executive Officer, British Airways

Keith Williams has been the Chief Executive Officer of British Airways since January 2011 a company he joined in 1998. As Chief... (more) published 2012-01-06 09:33:33

ON THE SOAPBOX: Stewart Wingate - Chief Executive, Gatwick Airport

Stewart Wingate (39) was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Gatwick Airport in December 2009. He was with BAA from 2004 until... (more) published 2011-12-04 10:15:31

ON THE SOAPBOX: Alex Cruz – Chief Executive Officer, Vueling Airlines

The final phase of short haul aviation in Europe - Now at an airport near you! Alex Cruz (45) is a multi-lingual... (more) published 2011-11-04 21:18:36

ON THE SOAPBOX: Sandra Bloodworth - Chair of BARUK

Sandra Bloodworth is the UK and Continental Europe Area Manager for Royal Brunei Airlines. Having worked within the airline industry... (more) published 2011-10-01 19:32:56

ON THE SOAPBOX: Peter Foster – President, Air Astana

Peter Foster entered the airline industry immediately after graduating from Cambridge University in 1982, as a management trainee... (more) published 2011-09-01 06:17:46

ON THE SOAPBOX: Laurie Price of Mott MacDonald

Laurie Price, Director of Aviation Strategy for Mott MacDonald, was Aviation Adviser to the UK House of Commons Select Committee on... (more) published 2011-07-26 20:30:48

ON THE SOAPBOX: Peter Hill - CEO - Oman Air

Peter Hill has been CEO of Oman Air for exactly three years and has succeeded in creating an airline of note, even within the... (more) published 2011-07-02 20:23:28

ON THE SOAPBOX: Conrad Clifford, Chief Executive, Monarch Group, explains the airline's new thinking.

Conrad Clifford has been Chief Executive of the Monarch Group since September 2010. He began his aviation career as a trainee with... (more) published 2011-06-04 21:51:10

ON THE SOAPBOX: James Dillon-Godfray – Business Development Director, Oxford Airport

James Dillon-Godfray is a product of the British Aerospace / de Havilland Training School Hatfield. From 1988 until 1994 he was... (more) published 2011-05-01 14:20:00

ON THE SOAPBOX: Mike Carrivick - Chief Executive of BAR UK

Mike Carrivick is Chief Executive of the Board of Airline Representatives in the UK (BAR UK). Mike is a total airline man having... (more) published 2011-03-28 15:53:31

AERBT: On The Soapbox - Richard Davey, Chief Executive Officer, Nyras

Before founding the independent Nyras aviation business consultancy and investment firm in 2003, Richard Davey was Global... (more) published 2011-02-28 10:01:00

ON THE SOAPBOX: Vernon Murphy, former Managing Director, BAA Scottish Airports

Snow Snow and More Snow Vernon Murphy joined BAA as a graduate recruit in 1966 and worked in airport planning,... (more) published 2011-02-04 11:05:10

ON THE SOAPBOX: Antonio Vazquez, Chairman of the International Airlines Group

Antonio Vazquez is Chairman of the International Airlines Group and Chairman of Iberia. Born in Córdoba in 1951 he studied at... (more) published 2011-01-07 08:14:30

ON THE SOAPBOX: Mike Ambrose is the Director General of the European Regions Airline Association (ERA)

Mike Ambrose has led the ERA since 1987. Mike's career began in Flight Operations at British European Airways in 1966. In 1974 he... (more) published 2010-10-29 16:04:30

ON THE SOAP BOX: Edwin Brenninkmeyer, Principal of Oriens Advisors

Edwin Brenninkmeyer, a licensed pilot, spent his early career in the retail industry and it was his frustration with European scheduled... (more) published 2010-10-01 13:49:13

ON THE SOAPBOX: Jean-Claude Baumgarten, President and CEO, World Travel & Tourism Council

Jean-Claude Baumgarten (67) could be considered an Air France veteran but between spells with that airline he has been involved in a... (more) published 2010-09-05 20:15:29

A SPECIAL ON THE SOAPBOX: Shaun Ormrod Farnborough boss

Shaun Ormrod joined the Farnborough International Airshow in April 2008, just prior to that year's event. His career has been spent... (more) published 2010-07-15 22:29:34

ON THE SOAPBOX: Jim French - Chairman and Chief Executive Flybe

Jim French has been involved in the airline business for 40 years starting at Prestwick in 1970 with British Caledonian. He spent ten... (more) published 2010-07-02 22:53:54

ON THE SOAPBOX: Jonathan Buttery talks insurance and the ash problems

With the resultant problems associated with Iceland's volcanic eruption likely to be with us for some time this month's SOAPBOX... (more) published 2010-06-04 17:34:39

COMMENT: Air travel is a mess

Where to start? At least here in the UK we will shortly have a change of Prime Minister, and hopefully one that is more sympathetic... (more) published 2010-04-30 16:35:36

ON THE SOAPBOX: John McCulloch, Managing Partner, oneworld alliance

John McCulloch has been Managing Partner oneworld alliance since 2003 and was previously Vice-President Marketing. He is based in... (more) published 2010-04-02 16:19:43

SOAPBOX EXTRA: Flight tax hits poorest and ethnic minorities hardest

A new survey conducted by Flying Matters, the lobby group, in the ten most diverse constituencies in Britain, the majority held by... (more) published 2010-02-22 15:44:51

ON THE SOAPBOX: Glenvil Smith of Constellation Aviation

GLENVIL SMITH is one of the founding directors of Constellation Aviation Consulting Ltd. Between 1982 and 1986 Glen acted as in-house... (more) published 2010-02-22 15:28:52

ON THE SOAPBOX: Sir Roger Bone - Boeing UK

Sir Roger Bone has been President of Boeing UK since 2005. Fluent in French, Swedish, Russian and Portuguese, Sir Roger has worked... (more) published 2010-01-29 14:15:40

ON THE SOAPBOX: Colin Matthews of BAA

Colin Matthews, 51, joined BAA Ltd just under a year ago from water company Severn Trent where he was in a similar post. Educated at... (more) published 2010-01-07 13:06:18

ON THE SOAPBOX: David Radcliffe is the CEO of Hogg Robinson Group (HRG)

David Radcliffe is the CEO of Hogg Robinson Group (HRG), one of the leading international corporate travel services companies... (more) published 2009-12-04 13:20:15

ON THE SOAPBOX: Amanda Stainer of Farnborough International Ltd

Amanda Stainer has been Exhibitions & Events Director for UK-based exhibitions organiser Farnborough International Ltd (FIL)... (more) published 2009-10-31 22:02:55

ON THE SOAPBOX: Andy Cosslett of IHG

Andy Cosslett is Chief Executive of IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group), the world's largest hotel group. IHG owns, manages, leases... (more) published 2009-10-01 19:02:34

ON THE SOAPBOX : Peter Davies is Managing Director of regional airline Air Southwest

Peter Davies is Managing Director of regional airline Air Southwest. (, based in Plymouth (England) which... (more) published 2009-09-04 22:42:56

ON THE SOAPBOX: Mike Carrivick Chief Executive Board of Airline Representatives in the UK (BAR UK)

Mike Carrivick is Chief Executive of the Board of Airline Representatives in the UK (BAR UK). Mike is a total airline man having... (more) published 2009-07-31 15:08:45

ON THE SOAPBOX: Giovanni Bisignani of IATA

Welcome to the July AERBT discourse by a senior member of the travel industry. Our guest writer for this month is Director General... (more) published 2009-07-02 15:48:28

ON THE SOAPBOX: Nick Mercer, Eurostar

Nick Mercer is Commercial Director for Eurostar, which has launched a unique online facility enabling travellers to search every... (more) published 2009-05-27 22:09:20

ON THE SOAPBOX: Sir Richard Branson

Each month AERBT will bring you the leaders of the travel industry to give their views as they see it.Richard Branson... (more) published 2009-05-17 11:04:12