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  • Italy has finally decided to ban cruise liners from the Venice lagoon.

    The Government has acted as UNESCO proposed putting Venice on a World Heritage watchlist due to its failure to ban large ships.

    The ban takes effect from 1 August and…
  • With the arrival of its first Boeing MAX, Ryanair has started a recruitment drive for the 2,000 new pilots it will need over the next three years as it recovers and rebuilds from the Covid-19 pandemic.

    Training courses will take place through 2021…
  • Loganair has introduced an air service between Norwich and Exeter. At around 300 miles it is marginally England’s longest non-stop air route, Heathrow – Newcastle being a few miles shorter. Both road routes have to use the notorious stretch of the …
  • Following the strategy of Tesla, Genesis – the high-end arm of Hyundai and Kia – has arrived in the UK, but without any showrooms.

      Instead Genesis is offering a ‘butler-style’ service where demonstration models are b…
  • The first passengers travelled through Manchester Airport’s new terminal extension marking a major milestone in the northern gateway’s 83-year history.

    Jet2.com had the privilege of being the first to take-off from the expanded terminal…
  • EasyJet has launched new domestic routes from Birmingham to Newquay and Jersey. Both are summer only.

    Whilst a sea crossing, or flight from Southampton, is an alternative for Jersey, the 250 mile plus drive on the M5 via the Bristol area to Cornwal…
  • Flights from the United Kingdom to Hong Kong are now suspended following the Hong Kong SAR Government reclassifying the UK as Group A1, an "extremely high-risk" place in its Covid-19 regulations.

    This means that all passenger flights from the UK ar…
  • Sir Richard Branson (71) was upstaged yesterday (by football), which does not often happen, but it was for what we thought was a good cause.  He should take solace that 11 July 2021 will be remembered for two events, his being in some ways the minor, …
  • Yoji has been binding Covid-19 testing results to Virgin Atlantic crew to help keep things safely moving. Here John Abbott shares his key learning and insights into what is needed to get business travellers truly back on the move.

    Collaboration ess…
  • Porter Airlines has returned to the skies nearly 18 months after suspending flights from the sometimes-controversial downtown airport built on an island in Lake Ontario, very close to Toronto City Centre.

    The flight schedule is phased, with the ini…
  • Joanne Dooey, President of The Scottish Passenger Agents’ Association (SPAA), is again up in arms over the way Nicola Sturgeon and the Holyrood Parliament is treating the travel trade north of the border.

    Following the UK Government’s a…
  • Prince Charles has always been known for his forward thinking in terms of the environment and has been a proponent of electric-powered cars.

    The Prince of Wales took a spin in a hydrogen-powered car when he visited an eco-vehicle firm in Llandrindo…
  • Whilst things are improving regarding short-haul air travel into Europe the situation regarding the North Atlantic, and one of the world’s busiest and lucrative air routes, between London and New York, remains uncertain.

    Despite the lobbying…
  • Fred Olsen’s new Borealis made a quiet introduction last Monday (5 July) with a three-night trip bound for the Scottish Western Isles.

    The cruise was remarkable for the wonderful weather and very smooth seas but any chance of using the ship&r…
  • Latvian airline airBaltic launched new scheduled flights on 4 July between Manchester and Riga with initially twice weekly flights.

    AirBaltic is an exclusive Airbus A220-300 operator with a 146-seat layout.  First delivered in November 2017, t…
  • Prior to its public debut at Goodwood last weekend Lotus unveiled to the media and trade at its (very wet) Hethel home what will be its last petrol-engined car, the Emira.

    It is of course in some ways a bit of a gamble with production not starting …
  • The Government of Jersey has announced further updates to the island’s Safer Travel Policy, providing greater access to the island for more visitors who have been fully NHS vaccinated, effective tomorrow (Tuesday 13 July).

    The new updated r…
  • From this week T3 reopens at Heathrow (15 July), T4 is active for ‘red’ countries incoming passengers, and both runways are operational.

    Virgin Atlantic and Delta Air Lines will return to T3 after a 15-month sojourn in T2 due to the pan…
  • There is likely to be a rush of offerings from the cruise companies now sailing British ports/waters with the Government likely to allow either 1,000 passengers or 50% capacity from 19 July. 

    Cruise companies have in the past all attracted ov…
  • Responding to the news that easyJet has reinstated its planned route to Manchester following the removal of Scottish Government restrictions, a spokesman at Aberdeen International Airport, said: “It is welcome news that easyJet will grow its domestic off…
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