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  • EasyJet cabin crew are to be fast-tracked to support the NHS vaccination programme. Following it's recent offer of help to the UK Government, easyJet cabin crew are being recruited and fast-tracked to support the NHS as part of the vital nationwide effort to d…
  • Following its roll-out and delivery flight into New York JFK Airport jetBlue has revealed an up-market interior. 
    See JetBlue takes first A220 BTN 11 January.

    “With the A220 we’ve taken a state-of-the-art aircraft and added …
  • A spokesperson said: “Due to the ongoing uncertainty and travel restrictions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, we have taken the decision to extend the suspension of flights and holidays up to and including 25th March 2021.”

    The Leeds-…
  •  Berlin – New airport – New life With overseas holidays effectively cancelled until we don’t know when BTN has been pragmatic and engaged one of the country’s leading travel journalists, Jeff Mills (see in this week's BTN), to temp…
  • “We must work hand in hand with government regardless,” says airlines’ chief. Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of Airlines UK, the trade body for UK-registered air carriers, is the collective spokesman for the British airlines.  For him i…
  • A Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737-500 (PK-CLC) crashed in the sea shortly after take-off Saturday (9 January) with the loss of all 62 people on board.  At the time of writing the cause is not known but the "black box" has been recovered.

    Sriwijaya Ai…
  • Once again a very big thanks to Rod Simpson of Air Britain in helping to put it together, to our main prize supplier, easyJet, for a return flight for two anywhere on its extensive system and Aspire Lounges have come in with three sets of double passes for one…
  • All international passengers will soon have to test negative for Covid-19 before travelling to the UK, transport minster Grant Shapps has announced.  No firm date has been set at this time in order to allow those abroad to return back to Britain in good t…
  • British Airways is to partner celebrated Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge, who has designed a number of gourmet food items, which include signature pies and sandwiches, to pre-purchase for the airline’s Euro Traveller (short-haul Economy) customers. &…
  • Business Travel News has a new supporter, Aspire Airport Executive Lounges.

    Each month we will be publishing 'Travel News Update', available on-line and in printed form at their UK airport lounges.  This is a bold marketing step by owner Swiss…
  • Clarkson is rubbish.

    As Lotus Cars PR manager I once loaned out press cars to journalists writes BTN editor-in-chief Malcolm Ginsberg.

    During the holiday period I spent time reading a Christmas gift.  ‘Clarkson – Really…
  • Hong Kong will complete an e-booking system for Covid-19 vaccine inoculations this month and is in talks with other countries to allow the records to be used for travel, local media has reported.

    The electronic-registration system will record when …
  • New traffic rights between the United Kingdom and EU began on 1 January.

    Under the new arrangements UK airlines can fly anywhere from this country to the EU and vice-versa with no limits on traffic, capacity, frequency, routing or otherwise. …
  • The UK Government has published amended regulations that explicitly reference retail travel agents as businesses that are required to legally close in Tier 4 areas within England.

    ABTA says that this confirmation from Government is a welcome step i…
  • Marriott International has announced the opening of The St Regis Cairo, seen as a forward moving confidence setter in these difficult times.

    Located on the iconic banks of the River Nile, the 39-storey property is all you would expect of one of th…
  • After two fatal crashes the Boeing 737-MAX is finally back in airline service, American Airlines leading the way with US domestic flights.

    Passengers boarding the plane are unlikely to tell the difference except for the distinctive huge 'double' wi…
  • The Civil Aviation Authority has approved the new parallel taxiway at London City Airport.  When fully operational the airport can easily operate up to 45 movements per hour, but that is a long way off. Eight additional stands are now available, suitable …
  • Some major Network Rail planned engineering works are taking place on the London North Eastern Railway (LNER) in January and February.

    There will be significant disruption for an extended nine-day period with very limited train services running bet…
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