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  • After the market had closed on Friday (4 June) Esken Plc, the owner of Stobart Air, posted notice to the London Stock Exchange of problems concerning the sale of the airline to Ettyl, an Isle of Man registered company.

    The statement said that it ha…
  • The June edition of Travel News Update by Aspire has now been published.

    The two-page newsletter is aimed at travellers using the Club Aspire lounges.  In the United Kingdom the Gatwick North and Heathrow Terminal 5 operations have reopene…
  • New York based JetBlue has released fare details of its forthcoming flights to both Gatwick and Heathrow.  

    They appear to be very competitive.

    With Gatwick they are the only airline on the route but Heathrow is served by American …
  • Our BTN reader on holiday at Faro (Portugal) with his family reports no problem on the return journey, except once again a lack of food to purchase on the flight.
    (See BTN 31 May)

    This time they were well organised from the outlets in the ter…
  • With the problems of Portugal we wait to hear from Mr Cagney and his return flight. www.btnews.co.uk/article/17686
  • Popularly known as 'The Drain', the Waterloo & City Line has reopened today (Monday 7 June) at short notice.

      The 1.5 mile link under the Thames connects Waterloo and Bank stations.  It has been closed since March last year.
  • Airport Director of London City Airport (LCY) from 1996 to 2012 Richard Gooding OBE has passed away after a long period of deteriorating health.

    Current Chief Executive Robert Sinclair summarised "Richard's contribution to the airport was immense. …
  • Readers may be interested on following the progress of a passport application by a member of staff.

    The original application was made 16 May and paid for at the standard £75 rate.  The current passport, not due to end until 20 December w…
  • The travel industry has been unanimous in outcry over the Government’s decision on last Thursday to add Portugal to the Amber List. 

    BTN has received numerous statements from all sectors but the following one by Martin Ferguson, Vice Pr…
  • Norway’s latest budget airline has been launched.

    Flyr’s launch network will consist of five domestic and three international routes from Norway’s capital Oslo (OSL), with the carrier’s inaugural flight set to take off befo…
  • A bargain for private pilots.

    Southend Airport has extended its £5 for five circuits offer to general aviation pilots.

    To help pilots develop and retain their competence, or just put in the training required for a Private Pilot Lic…
  • Doncaster Sheffield Airport has welcomed back Wizz Air. On offer are some 25 destinations from the South Yorkshire airport. It has also announced its results for the last 12 months described by József Váradi, Chief Executive, Wizz, as “Ch…
  • Chicago-based United Airlines has announced a commercial agreement with Denver-based aerospace company Boom Supersonic to add aircraft to its global fleet as well as a cooperative sustainability initiative.

    Boom Supersonic's aircraft will cut trave…
  • There has been a rush of hotel openings and re-openings over the last few weeks.  UK summer staycations are proving very popular.  Will demand exceed capacity?  The Editor-in-Chief booked his family (7) vacation weeks ago.

    The Mercur…
  • Marriot International made two major announcements last week regarding properties in London.

    One was regarding the fast upcoming and trendy Shoreditch area, and the other, and always fashionable, Kensington.

    The Montcalm East, Autograph …
  • The pandemic has caused a re-alignment of budget holiday capacity in the UK.

    Accor has added nine hotels under its Ibis Budget brand in Bromley, Bromsgrove, Burton-upon-Trent, Cumbernauld, Dundee, Lancaster, Peterhead, Portishead Harbour and Stanst…
  • British Airways (BA) has begun trialling the International Air Transport Association (IATA) digital travel pass, on flights from Heathrow to Geneva and Zurich.

    The app can be downloaded onto a mobile device directly from the app store. Once downloa…
  • Next Friday (11 June) sees the start of the G7 Summit at the Carbis Bay (eco) Hotel near St Ives in Cornwall.
    (See BTN 27 January). 

    Sustainable aviation is likely to be amongst the topics discussed although this will gain a higher profi…
  • GKN Aerospace has reached an important milestone in its collaboration with Eviation by delivering the first fully-integrated wings, empennage and electrical wiring interconnection systems (EWIS) for the Alice all-electric aircraft. 

    The wings…
  • The Chairman of George Best Belfast City Airport, Declan Collier, has welcomed a new CEO.

    Matthew Hall takes over from longstanding Brian Ambrose, who announced in February that he will be retiring this summer.

    Hall worked under Collier …
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