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  • The world’s largest executive jet show has become the latest casualty of Covick-19. The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) has announced the cancellation of annual convention scheduled for Orlando, Florida 6-8 October.

    NBAA says th…
  • Having provided essential, humanitarian flights from Jersey to Southampton and Gatwick throughout the pandemic Blue Islands airline and Ports of Jersey have today (Monday 6 July) announced a long-term ‘base carrier’ partnership. 

  • It could be said that Covick-19 has claimed another casualty.  Qantas Airways Boeing 747.

    On 28 March 2020, Qantas operated its last commercial Boeing 747 flight from Santiago de Chile to Sydney.  That was not quite the end.  Next we…
  • It became legal to ride commercial/rental e-scooters on Great Britain's roads from Saturday 4 July.  The speed limit is 15.5mph (25km/h), and users need a driving licence to use on public roads.

    Last week the Parliament Transport Select Commi…
  • John Burke looks at sailings across the narrow seas.

    Even if every aircraft were grounded and every cruise-ship in dock, it would still be possible to cross the short seas around Britain – unlike being locked down in Australia.   In…
  • American Airlines plans to move to Heathrow (LHR) Terminal 5 tomorrow (7 July).  It is the LHR centre of its Atlantic joint business partner and fellow oneworld member, British Airways. The co-location of American’s operations into T5, voted best …
  • UK air travel – Facing the future

    Tim Alderslade joined Airlines UK, the trade body for UK-registered airlines, as Chief Executive in May 2016 from the Airport Operators Association (AOA) where he was Public Affairs and PR Director.  Pre…
  • Business Travel News publishes here the two lists of countries where quarantine is usually no longer required when you return to the UK from 10 July.

    If you fly from Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland different rules apply. 

    This…
  • The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) aviation regulator has started formal test flights for Boeing's troubled 737 Max. 

    It is ironic that the Covick-19 pandemic has removed the serious problems with the aircraft from the news pages.&…
  • The Hungarian-based London Stock Exchange listed airline Wizz Air has published traffic figures for June and a business update.

    Without comment the airline noted a 74% drop in overall seat capacity, with passenger numbers down 86% to just over half…
  • ExCeL London has suffered the loss of the World Aviation Festival at the end of September but confirms that the British-Irish Expo goes ahead 5-6 October.

    World Travel Market stays at its original dates 2-4 November.

    World Aviation Festi…
  • Led by the future Chief Executive of IAG, Iberia is pressing ahead with an ambitious holiday period programme mindful of Covid-19. Centring on Spain and the rest of Europe, the Iberia Group’s summer flight programme to over 50 Spanish and European desti…
  • Essentially a holiday airline TUI Airways UK plans to resurrect its UK operations shortly.

    From 11 July the Airlines UK member will initially be operating from Birmingham, Gatwick and Manchester airports. Other bases will be resumed during summer s…
  • Later this month British Airways will resume operations at Gatwick South, initially operating long-haul services to The Caribbean.

    The other main news from the airport is the reopening of its Aspire Lounge in the North Terminal.

    A Gatwic…
  • The situation regarding entry into the United States remains confusing and travellers should be very cautious when making the trip, even if being allowed to board at the departing airport.

    One US wag has described the position as a revival of prohi…
  • With the British Airways' Isle of Man service up and running London City Airport will today (6 July) welcome Dundee (Loganair) and Teesside (Eastern Airways) flights. The airport has published the start-up programme until 1 August with most services daily and…
  • Commercial flights from Norwich Airport are now available to book once more, with KLM resuming daily flights to Amsterdam Schiphol from 3 August, offering onward international connectivity. TUI Tenerife returns in time for the winter season from 8 October, wh…
  • If you live in Norfolk and Suffolk and want to fly easyJet this summer you have a problem.  The airline plans to close bases at Stansted, Southend and Newcastle airports.

    The Luton-based airline has abandoned the three operations, with the rou…
  • The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has suspended the authorisation for Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), to operate in Europe for six months, the airline’s spokesman said last Tuesday. The action follows the grounding of 262 Pakistani…
  • Pilots union BALPA has announced that its members employed by Ryanair in the UK have voted overwhelmingly to accept temporary pay cuts to save jobs that were under threat. The vote was 96% to accept the plan.

    In May Ryanair had announced that 330 p…
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