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  • Already flying with Delta, JetBlue Airways has become the second US airline to receive the Airbus A220.  It is the first of 70 on order offering 25 ‘Mint’ seats and 115 in coach class.

    The A220 comes as part of a fleet renewal tha…
  • A stalwart of Flight International, where he was associate editor from 1969 until 1979, Hugh Field has passed away aged 91.  He was Master of GAPAN 1980-81, the most prestigious of civil aviation honorary appointments. Hugh started his aviation career …
  • The December Heathrow passenger throughput will be published Monday morning (and this website updated with a Twitter announcement).  It is expected to show a considerable drop on the 2019 figure of 6,696,079 which was 3% up on the previous year.  Jan…
  • Whilst other airlines are either disposing of their A380s, or grounding for the time being, Emirates has announced that it will deploy its latest flagship aircraft featuring new Premium Economy seats and luxurious enhancements across all cabins to Heathrow.&nb…
  • Business Travel News is on the lookout for a writer with an interest in travel and aviation.  This might suit a young person learning their way in the industry, or perhaps a senior journalist wishing to keep current on mainly airline activities. There is …
  • Amazon has confirmed the purchase of 11 Boeing 767-300 aircraft.  These include seven from Delta and four from WestJet, all of which are expected to join the network after conversion by 2022.

    The giant retailer is already heavily involved wit…
  • More Australian states and territories are reimposing travel restrictions to prevent the spreading of the coronavirus from new outbreaks in New South Wales and Victoria states Singapore-based Travel Daily.

    The Australian Capital Territory has shut …
  • Just a few days to go with the BTN quiz.  Final entry date is Friday 8 January 2021.
    You don't have to enter.  Just CLICK on the link below.  Did I ever fly on that airline? Or have I forgotten? MONDAY 11 JANUARY SEES THE FIRST FULL 2021 I…
  • Bored.  Try the BTN quiz.  Final entry date is Friday 8 January 2021.
    You don't have to enter.  Just CLICK on "Read full article" below.  Did I ever fly on that airline? Or have I forgotten? Click here for the final regular edition of…
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  • Welcome to the 2020 Busines Travel News ever popular year-end quiz.   You don't have to enter.  Just CLICK on "Read full article" below.  Did I ever fly on that airline? Or have I  forgotten? Editor Malcolm Ginsberg is interviewing Bri…
  • Algae, alcohol and household waste will power RAF fighter jets under bold MOD plans to slash carbon emissions, Defence Secretary Ben Wallace has announced. Aircraft including F-35s, Typhoons and Wildcat helicopters currently use conventional fuel, but could…
  • Finding words to describe 2020 is not easy.

    BTN would prefer to forget the last nine months although in truth many harsh lessons have been learnt.

    As these remarks are written the United Kingdom is not sure where its future lies, excep…
  • A pioneering drone delivery flight has paved the way for a new lifeline connection with the Isles of Scilly and opened up the prospect of drone operations between airports across the UK, reports Business Cornwall.

    The flight last Thursday (10 Decem…
  • The Department for Transport (DfT) has published its survey of airfield operation in respect of executive aircraft, club and training flying, and light aircraft collectively known as General Aviation (GA).  It is likely that the Minister himself, as a pri…
  • An ‘All American Guy' who might have been a cowboy in an earlier era, Chuck Yeager has passed away aged 97.

    His real claim to fame was being the first person to fly faster than sound although a World War II ‘ace’.

    On …
  • On Tuesday 8 December the Aviation Club of the UK hosted a Webinar on pursuing business in France in the aftermath of Brexit.  It is one of a series which the Club will continue into the new year.

    Karl Brünjes, Chairman, welcomed delegate…
  • British Airways has teamed up with Zerovia following the First hydrogen-electric passenger plane flight. (See BTN 28 September)

    The partnership is part of parent IAG’s Hangar 51 tech accelerator programme and reflects the importance the airl…
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