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  • Readers are reminded that booking for the Boeing/Stan Deal Royal Automobile Club (RAC) lunch Thursday 16 June will close today week (Monday 13 June).
    The event will follow the successful ‘fireside chat’ format first employed for the Delta/Ed…
  • The highlight of European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition 2022 (EBACE) in Geneva? asks Alison Chambers.

    Just being there, most delegates agreed.  

    And while there were fewer exhibitors this was balanced by interesting…
  • It would seem that the lack  of loos on the Elizabeth line has not gone down well. www.btnews.co.uk/article/19148  
  • Whilst its name has not hit the National headlines as much as other carriers Wizz, a British registered airline, has at short notice cancelled a large number of flights at Doncaster Robin Hood Airport (DSA).  Wizz claims that the airport owner,…
  • Heathrow will reopen Terminal 4 on Tuesday 14 June.  It is the terminus for the Elizabeth line and on the Piccadilly line. A full list of T4 airlines is detailed below but travellers are advised to check with their carrier as some may be delayed.
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  • Last week the travel plans of holidaymakers across the country were left in disarray because of mass flight cancellations by airlines and lengthy airport queues.

    Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps and his Aviation Minister Robert Courts…
  • South African British Airways (BA) franchisee Comair has been grounded once again as it seeks to secure fresh funding.

    The airline, founded as long ago as 1943, has had a recent troubled history filing for voluntary financial rescue in May 2020, ci…
  • Following the review of Barcelona by Jeff Mills, Radisson has added to the city’s hotel collection.
    See BTN 30 May ON TOUR: Barcelona.

    The Radisson Blu 1882 Hotel, Barcelona Sagrada Familia, has an exceptional location, a mere 450 metr…
  • Last week British Airways (BA) ramped up its operations to the United States taking the number of destinations up to 26.

    Portland, Oregon, became the newest destination on the BA network operating five times per week – Monday, Tuesday, Wedn…
  • June 2 may be synonymous with the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II but it is not the only 70th anniversary we celebrate.

    Hilary and Tenzing conquered Everest the day before, and the De Haviland Comet had operated the world’s first commercia…
  • Tattoos can now be worn by cabin staff on Virgin Atlantic according to a new guidance by the airline.  Whether this attracts more customers, or puts some off remains to be seen.  

    The new policy is set out by Estelle Hollingsworth, Chief …
  • The city of Venice (Italy) is postponing the introduction of a tourist entrance fee for day visitors until early 2023. The city had been slated to begin collecting $10 from day visitors (anyone not booked in a hotel for at least one night) in June after ann…
  • A new £40m competition to kick-start commercial self-driving services, such as delivery vehicles and passenger shuttles, has been launched by the Government.

    Figures show that around 88% of road collisions currently are caused by human error.…
  • Ryanair’s Boeing 737-8200 “Gamechanger” aircraft is setting new standards for noise reduction and environmental performance at Stansted.

    One year after its introduction, the airport's Flight Evaluation Unit has revealed the aircra…
  • KLM has unveiled a new cabin class.

    Called Premium Comfort it offers more space, luxury, service options, comfort and privacy than Economy Class, at lower prices than World Business Class. The new Premium Comfort Class allows KLM to meet more close…
  • The opening has been announced of JW Marriott Istanbul Marmara Sea, south of the city in the Atakoy district. It complements the established JW Marriott Istanbul Bosphorus in the city centre.

    The new property’s 204 guestrooms and suites are…
  • With its challenging terrain Nepal has suffered another air crash, this time a De Havilland Twin Otter of Tara Airlines, all 22 on board lost. 

    According to Wikipedia there has been 27 fatal plane crashes in Nepal, of which, over 20 have occu…
  • With aircraft filling up Airport Council International Europe (ACI) has published the actual airport passenger throughput for April.  These differ from the OAG figures in BTN last week (see Heathrow back as No 1.) which shows the number of seats offered…
  • Boston will not be starting on the planned dates, JetBlue citing delays on the delivery of the Airbus A321LR used on the service.

    The original plan was to launch on 19 July with one daily flight between Gatwick and Boston Logan Airport.

  • You are more likely to have your luggage damaged when flying with Ryanair than any other airline, according to data from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).

    Out of 823 claims for damaged luggage submitted to airlines between 2015 and 2020, over one…
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