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  • JetBlue Airways appears to have secured 270 slots at London’s Heathrow airport for the summer travel season, as it launches low-cost transatlantic narrow-body services from the US East Coast.

    UK slot coordinator Airport Coordination Ltd (ACL)…
  • If you are a Brit living abroad, or indeed resident in the UK but planning a driving trip on the Continent, the rules have changed.

    The Department for Transport (DfT) has come up with a neat webpage that explains all the changes country by country …
  • Textron Aviation's Cessna 408 SkyCourier turboprop, seen as a potential competitor to the ubiquitous DHC Twin Otter, is making significant milestones as it begins a flight test phase certification programme.

    The 408's design was developed to match …
  • Norse Atlantic Airways, as featured in last week’s BTN has quickly leased nine Boeing 787s from AerCap according to Flight Global.
    See BTN 29 March Long-haul low-cost.

    The Irish-based finance company says it will start to deliver the t…
  • It may not be well known in the United Kingdom but AnadoluJet, founded in 2008, is a low-cost subsidiary of Turkish Airlines, operating 41 Boeing 737-800s in a 180-seat configuration.  

    The airline has announced a summer season from Birmingham…
  • Vietnamese carrier Bamboo Airways has secured slots to operate flights to operate into London’s Heathrow airport.

    With JetBlue also gaining access to London’s main international gateway it does seem that the airport is as attractive as…
  • Oneworld has a 14th full member – Alaska Air. The airline had received a formal invitation to join the global alliance in July 2020.

    As part of oneworld, Alaska Airlines will be able to strengthen its global network to cover as many as 1,000 …
  • It is not a real surprise but the Air Canada takeover of Air Transat has collapsed, one of the largest aviation casualties of Covid-19.

    Air Canada and Transat had originally agreed in June 2019 on the acquisition, the terms of which were subsequent…
  • Business Travel News will add to this web page any news regarding international travel the prime minister announces, perhaps with comment.

    On Monday 5 April return to BTN at your convenience!
  • Yesterday (Sunday 28 March) the BTN team took another look at forward bookings for today to Belfast, and also Thursday 8 April.  Bank Holiday Monday is a normal working day for Scotland.

    Our review noted that there were limited flights this we…
  • From Anne & Ben Silver of Holborn emphasising the views of many. Wait and see.
  • April date for final ruling.

    Plans to extend Southampton Airport’s single runway by 164m to allow the operation of the larger Airbus A320 series and Boeing 737 types have been put on hold following a decision by a local council committee not t…
  • Progress is really being made to supply Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) with Centreline AV Ltd, part of the Pula Aviation Services Group, in partnership with Air bp, now offering the fuel of the future from its private terminal (FBO) at Bristol Airport.
  • A massive 116-page report has been submitted to the Government’s Global Travel Taskforce.

    Commissioned by Airlines UK, Collinson, Gatwick Airport, Heathrow Airport, International Airlines Group, Manchester Airports Group and Virgin Atlantic, …
  • A review of the new “Smart” Motorways has been ordered by the transport secretary after the death of a women on the M1 in South Yorkshire.

    Last month the local coroner asked the Crown Prosecution Service to consider corporate manslaught…
  • Last week the SMMT, the UK representative organisation for the motor industry, organised a well-attended video conference introduced by Mike Hawes, CEO of the organisation.

    In his opening address Hawes questioned Boris Johnson’s challenge for…
  • British Airways has come up with a dining scheme suitable for those who want a First Class meal at home, regardless of whether they have flown at the front end of BA, or would like to sample what is on offer.

    At a price from £80 for two it is…
  • Representing the travel and hospitality industry in all its various forms the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) has put forward a written submission to the Global Travel Taskforce which outlines its principles and recommends a pragmatic approach for …
  • Dr Deborah Ancell researches the economics of the airline industry.  Her book "Clipped wings – corporate social and environmental responsibility in the airline industry" challenged many of the uneconomic pressures which push airlines beyond economic…
  • Difficulties with Europe? 

    We’ve problems of our own with the Dutchy of Normandy.

    As things stand you can fly from Guernsey to Southampton and the Isle of Man, but not to Jersey.  Let’s hope things sort themselves …
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