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  • In spite of procrastination by Wizz Air the European Commission has agreed to extend the waiver of "use it or lose it" slot rules in the European Union for the winter 2020/21 season in light of the ongoing lack of demand caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • The inner city Bromma Airport, Stockholm is likely to become the first airport casualty of Covid-19.  It is not much more than five miles from Stockholm City Centre and was once a London City Airport destination.

    Stockholm Bromma operator Swed…
  • Not always the best of bedfellows, Alex Cruz of British Airways and John Holland-Kaye of Heathrow Airport have got together this morning (21 September) to issue the strongest condemnation yet of the British Government’s disastrous approach in not helping…
  • IABG, the highly regarded German test house, has been chosen to conduct a test campaign for WheelTug’s innovative Boeing 737NG series self-drive electric-driven nose landing gear.  Last week, with the assistance of Zoom, it very much went public at …
  • All the following routes will operate from Heathrow, the frequencies based on the week starting 10 January. Algiers   4 weekly
    Alicante   3 weekly
    Amsterdam 23 weekly
    Bilbao 
      7 weekly
    B…
  • This is the up to date current list as issued by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-countries-and-territories-exempt-from-advice-against-all-but-essential-international-travel
  • Emirates Flight Catering (EKFC), one of the world's largest catering operations serving more than 100 airlines, has signed an MOU with CCL Holdings, founded by Ross Kriel, entering a partnership to set up a dedicated production facility for kosher food at EKFC…
  • Whilst careful not to attach Michael O’Leary’s name to the press release Ryanair has issued its strongest statement yet in its condemnation of the Irish Government’s air travel policy.   

    It has announced that it w…
  • Your Editor-in-Chief passed through Heathrow T2, the Elizabeth Terminal, last Monday.  Here is his judgement.

    “I took the Heathrow Express (HEX) from Paddington, which is now an every 30min service taking just 15min, somewhat of an impr…
  • LSE listed Stobart Group has confirmed it is considering selling Dublin-based Stobart Air and is in talks with "a number" of interested parties.

    Stobart Air operates for Aer Lingus its regional services and much will depend on what happens with th…
  • Virgin Atlantic currently flies the following routes from Heathrow: Atlanta  Three times a week Barbados Frequencies gradually increasing to daily Delhi Three times a week Hong Kong Three a week Lagos Four times a week Los Angeles Daily …
  • Ben Gurion International Airport, the main airport of Israel, will remain open during the country’s lockdown which started last Friday (18 September) and will continue for three weeks.

    The decision was taken following a ministerial meeting wh…
  • The UK’s first UV treatment of security trays has been installed at Gatwick to protect passengers and staff by reducing the spread of coronaviruses.

    Laboratory tests demonstrate 99.9% disinfection rate with every tray treated immediately befo…
  • It was no surprise that London City Airport (LCY) announced restructuring plans last week as Covid-19 continues to impact the aviation sector.

    The airport has officially opened consultation with staff to explore ways of reducing costs, including vo…
  • Passenger numbers at Luton Airport (LTN) dropped 56% last month compared with August 2019, with 820,000 travelling through the facility compared to 1.7m last year.

    While the figures represent an improvement on July, they continue to show the impact…
  • In early July Eastern Airways, in partnership with local council-owned Teesside International Airport, launched flights to London City Airport.

    With the pandemic, slots at airports have become easier to obtain, even if only on a temporary basis, ev…
  • The world’s oldest travel agency is back, now as an OTA (on-line travel agency) web outlet, but in many ways following the concept of the founder who in 1841 chartered a train from Leicester to Loughborough innovating the idea of group travel.

  • The keenly awaited appearance of British Airways Chairman and Chief Executive Alex Cruz before the House of Commons Transport Select Committee was highlighted by his instance that Air Passenger Duty (APD) should be removed.

    Chairman Huw Merriman an…
  • What is essentially the world’s first purpose-built turboprop regional freighter aircraft has flown.

    The ATR 72-600F is unique in that whilst it is a derivative of the highly successful ATR line, the new aircraft represents a purpose-built sp…
  • Robert Courts has replaced Kelly Tolhurst as Aviation Minister reporting to Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps.

    Since 2014 the following have held the post Kelly Tolhurst    February 2020 September 2020 Paul M…
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