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  • Ferrari’s 75th Anniversary celebrated and top brands unveil latest cars.



    Across five memorable days at Blenheim Palace starting Wednesday 28 September (and glorious weather once again), this year’s Salon Privé Week s…
  • On the way back from the SMMT test day at the Oakly Hall Hotel, Basingstoke, in a delightful Skoda Scala Monte Carlo, the Editor-in-Chief suffered a puncture but managed to limp home.

    Full credit to Quick Mobile Tyres of Mill Hill (A1/A41 junction)…
  • One of our departing Editor in Chief’s bucket list wishes to fly from London City Airport to New York, this time non-stop writes Alison Chambers.

    (Also see ON TOUR: High FIVE - It's a hotel operator but an airline too! in this week’s BT…
  • What kind of hotel group orders a first-of-its-kind long-range business jet to fly guests to its hotels from all around the world?  Alison Chambers flew to Dubai to find out. See also London City and the A220

    My introduction to FIVE Hotels and…
  • On Friday 12 August Norse introduced a daily two-class Boeing Dreamliner service between Gatwick and New York Kennedy (JFK).

    It was technically a ‘fifth freedom’ operation, the aircraft originating in Oslo.

    Norse Atlantic Ai…
  • Once described by a commentator as ‘the minister for the 18th century’ Jacob Rees-Mogg, MP for North East Somerset, is the new Minister of State for Brexit Opportunities and Government Efficiency in the Department for Business, Energy and Industria…
  • Vietnam Airways will have competition this winter from upstart local airline Bamboo Airways.

    Passengers across London and the South-East will benefit from a new connection from Gatwick to Asia this winter, with Bamboo Airways launching flights to …
  • It is a long time ago, but Malcolm Ginsberg was at the rollout of the first E170 E-Jet on 29 October 2001, at São José dos Campos with Moritz Suter, President of the lead customer airline Crossair, among the guests.  He predicted a great fut…
  • Between 1 November and 23 December Qatar will close its borders to anyone not attending the World Cup.

    All land, sea and air borders will be essentially closed to anybody who does not have a Hayya Card, the government-issued fan ID provided to ever…
  • China has certified the COMAC C919, China’s home-grown passenger jet to compete with the Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 family of aircraft. 

    A photo posted by China Aviation Review on 29 September, showed a photograph of a ceremony with a c…
  • In July BTN’s Editor-in-Chief (and wife) was privileged to join the naming ceremony for Swan Hellenic Vega in Helsinki.  The company that established what we now call ‘Explorer Cruising’ was back in business. As I write this piece Vega …
  • Readers are reminded that the closing date for booking Guillaume Faury, CEO of Airbus Group, is first thing Friday 7 October.  

    With UK plants at Bristol and Chester, Airbus is a major contributor to the British aerospace industry.  Not t…
  • According to OAG, the background tool that supplies the electronic data to the airline industry, Chicago O’Hare is now the most connected airport in the world.

    Heathrow (LHR) has maintained its first-place ranking among European hubs, but its…
  • Head for Points (HfP), the UK’s largest frequent flyer and business travel website, has acquired the assets of Business Travel News from Editor-in-Chief, Malcom Ginsberg.  This is his last issue before becoming a contributor to HfP.

    In …
  • Eva Air's dining idea seems a good one. Will it catch on? www.btnews.co.uk/article/19659
  • Normally only too keen to seek publicity, Ryanair was not represented at the SkyTrax awards, winning the European ‘Low-Cost’ airline award. Nor was Southwest for North America.  Does this tell you something? The airline has also quietly retur…
  • The Elizabeth Line will now stop at Bond Street station in Oxford Street, about half-way between John Lewis and Selfridges. Monday 24 October is the start date.  The even better news is that from Sunday 6 November through trains will run from Reading and…
  • Operations at Doncaster Sheffield Airport (DSA) in South Yorkshire (UK), will begin to “wind down” from 31 October, the airport’s owner Peel Group has announced.

    The airport is set to close permanently by the end of the year and…
  • The latest Wizz Air offspring has been granted an Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and an Operating Licence by the Malta Civil Aviation Directorate.

    Wizz Air Malta will commence operations o…
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