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  • Where next as LCY tiptoes back into operation?

    Conceived as a business travel airport to connect the nation’s capital with the regions and Europe, London City Airport (LCY) is back serving the capital after its Covick-19 three-month shutdown.…
  • Alison Chambers takes a look at two of the south coast's local airports and considers the future for regional aviation.

    Little did I imagine my first airline trip of 2020 would be between Southampton and Exeter courtesy od Blue Islands airline.
  • All three terminals are now operating at Manchester Airport. The new Terminal Two forecourt is now open and is available for dropping off passengers directly outside the check-in hall.

    As a simplified service for readers we list here the current ai…
  • British-registered airline Norwegian has opened up its reservation system for long-haul flights to and from Gatwick Airport beginning January through March.

    The Airlines UK member is a Rolls-Royce powered Boeing 787-9 operator featuring a low-cost …
  • Travelodge is accelerating its reopening programme with a further 100 properties available last week and more on a daily basis.

    The hotel chain, which operates 573 hotels across the UK, has also invested in a multi-million pound Covid-19 safety an…
  • Airbus cancelled the development of the A380-800(F) without ever having built a single aircraft. 

    In these unusual times ACMI/charter specialist Hi Fly's Malta subsidiary has converted its sole A380-800 into a makeshift freighter as a part of…
  • With the cancellation of the World Aviation Festival, the British-Irish EXPO at ExCeL London in October is expected to be the first proper gathering of the commercial aviation industry since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic in March.

    Business…
  • As reported in BTN 22 June, Jet2 is up in the air with a restricted programme from Belfast, Birmingham, East Midlands, Glasgow, Leeds Bradford, Stansted, Manchester and Newcastle airports. Speaking on 15 July, the big start day Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com an…
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    Last week BTN received enquiries from some subscribers who said that the Monday morning e-mail edition had not arrived.

    We asked them to check their spam box and to make sure that GDPR h…
  • IAG appears to be running down its Level low-cost operation.
     
    Level was founded at Barcelona El-Prat airport as a budget long-haul operation in early 2017, part of a Willie Walsh initiative to deal with the growth of Norwegian and subsequently…
  • Sales of new petrol and diesel cars should be banned from 2032 says the Committee on Climate Change (CCC), an independent non-departmental public body, a quango consisting of members of the House of Lords, academics and former civil servants.

    Previ…
  • Safety and services highlighted in a new video.

    London’s Heathrow Airport has introduced a Covid-19 three-minute safety movie Fly Safe explaining some of the arrangements that have been put in hand to ensure safe passageway, whether arriving…
  • River Oak Strategic Partners disappointment back in the Spring (See BTN 25 May) of a delay regarding a DfT decision on the reopening and development of Manston Airport in Kent is no longer valid. 

    Last week the Secretary of State for Transpor…
  • Direct high-speed train services from Amsterdam to London will be possible later this year, after new agreements were signed last week.  No firm date has been given.

    What this means in practice is that passengers can check-in at Amsterdam Cen…
  • In a remarkable collaboration the three global airline alliances, collectively representing over 50% of the world’s air traffic, have uniquely come together to highlight the measures airlines are adopting to assure the well-being of customers while trave…
  • Not to be confused by the Arora hotel with the same name at T2, the Hilton Garden Inn London Heathrow Airport  has completed a multi-million pound refurbishment programme.

    The 364-room property is located on the Eastern Perimeter Road, within…
  • Singapore and the United Kingdom have commenced a series of trials to test the crew module of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Council Aviation Recovery Taskforce (CART)1 ‘Take-off’ guidelines.

    Participating are the…
  • The Government chose yesterday (Sunday 12 July) to publish a £750m funding package concerning its plans for border controls post Brexit at the end of the year.

    Politics was clearly involved with the unexpected announcement following a leaked …
  • Passengers entering the UK from dozens of countries no longer have to quarantine but if you want to go on a cruise it is not being recommended by the same government department, the Foreign Office and Commonwealth Office (FCO). For cruising the FCO rules are d…
  • Associated Press reports that “Patient 91” has returned to Scotland. A Scottish pilot who was Vietnam’s most critical Covid-19 patient has been discharged from hospital, less than a week after doctors said he was virus-free and healthy enoug…
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