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  • The daily air service to Scotland’s Highland capital Inverness from Heathrow has been suspended by British Airways.

    The airline says it is on a temporary basis and should return by the end of February.  In the meantime easyJet continues …
  • Travellers from the UK vaccinated against Covid-19 will no longer need a compelling reason to enter France or self-isolate when they arrive.

    However, a negative Covid-19 test, taken 24 hours before leaving the UK, will be required, vaccinated or n…
  • With the winner of the 2021 quiz announced it seemed appropriate to highlight this letter which can be viewed at the end of the answers.   www.btnews.co.uk/article/18559
  • EasyJet will resume services from Southend to Palma de Mallorca and Malaga for next summer.

    EasyJet first came to Southend in 2012 but closed the base as a consequence of the pandemic.

    Flights to Palma are scheduled to take-off from 1 Ma…
  • Norse Atlantic, in many ways the successor to Norwegian’s long-haul routes, has been approved by the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) for the operation of flights between Norway/The European Union and the United States.  No mention…
  • The electric trains being re-deployed to the Luton Airport Express (which runs between London St Pancras and Corby) are being internally refurbished. Part of the work involves removal of the First Class accommodation: trains will in future be standard class on…
  • Recommendations by the House of Commons Transport Committee has forced a change of thinking on all-lane running (smart) motorways.

    Without a continuous hard shoulder they have been criticised by both private and professional drivers and allegedly …
  • Following a ten-week consultation that saw nearly 10,000 responses, Transport for London (TfL) has confirmed permanent changes that they claim will help prevent car use from rising above pre-pandemic levels.

    Evidence suggests traffic was bac…
  • First reported by BTN 30 August 2021 Hans Airways has brought in the New Year with a Letter of Intent for its first Airbus A330-200.

    The aircraft has been operating with a leading European airline since 2008, is configured with a two-cabin layout, …
  • Aer Lingus has confirmed that tickets are now on sale for a range of franchised services operated by Emerald Airlines with bases at Dublin and Belfast airports.  

    Flights will commence on 17 March.  They were not due to start until …
  • Cheaper by charter or scheduled?  A new app helps with the decision.
     
    Air Partner, the aviation services group, has launched a new mobile app for UK members of its JetCard programme to conveniently access their account details and begin …
  • Stansted Airport has installed Videalert CCTV enforcement cameras to eliminate the incidence of the dangerous tailgating as drivers attempt to leave the drop-off zones and short-term car parks without paying. 

    The cameras have been installed …
  • Virgin Hotels, with five active properties in the US at Chicago, Dallas, Las Vegas, Nashville and New Orleans, is planning its first overseas ventures with two opening in Scotland later this year.

    Making headway is Virgin Hotels Edinburgh, due to o…
  • With the start of 2022 Radisson has announced the launch of its redesigned Radisson Collection flagship property at Berlin-Mitte in the heart of Germany’s capital.

    This unveiling comes after an extensive 12-month renovation, which encompasse…
  • Korean Air has launched a full-scale digitalization of travel documents by introducing an e-Document system (e-DOC), and claims to be the first airline in the world to implement such an approach.

    Customers will be able to fill out 23 types of docum…
  • Cruise ships operating in the US will no longer be required to follow mandatory Covid-19 guidance from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) health agency as reported in last week’s BTN.
    (See www.btnews.co.uk/article/18560)
  • British Airways is launching four new routes across Europe in time for the summer season.

    Operating from London City Airport, customers can now book to fly to Barcelona, Luxembourg, Milan and Thessaloniki – adding to BA CityFlyer’s alr…
  • The Aviation Club's first lunch of 2022 will be held at the RAC, Pall Mall, on Tuesday 8 February. 

    Joining the event as guest speaker is Adel Abdullah Ali, CEO of Air Arabia.  

    Adel Abdullah Ali is well known for his innovat…
  • A four times a week service between Heathrow and the 4th largest city in Texas will launch on 25 May flown by Boeing 787-9 aircraft boasting 31 Upper Class, 35 Premium and 192 Economy Delight, Classic and Light seats.

    At the same time the airline a…
  • With commercial aircraft assembly plants in Alabama, Hamburg, Montreal, Tianjin and Toulouse, Airbus delivered 611 aircraft to 88 customers in 2021.

    Arch rival Boeing by contrast only managed 340.

    “Our commercial aircraft achievem…
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