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  • Friday 18 December is a date to put in your diary if you are interested in air travel and security. The world’s most prominent aviation experts and senior security stakeholders will be presenting unique insights and thought-provoking commentary on an ef…
  • On Wednesday afternoon International law firm Bird & Bird hosted a timely Webinar with key figures from the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) discussing the current state of negotiations with the EU for a post-Brexit aviation deal.

    David Kendri…
  • We Can’t Afford to Lose Them  

    Kelly Murphy of Emerald Media USA reports.

    On 2–3 December what was once National Business Aviation Association Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE), the world&rs…
  • A car to put the woes of 2020 behind you.

    It was the British that invented the idea of a cheap, open two-seat sports car after WWII with the MG TF series and later Triumph Spitfire, Austin Healy Sprite and Lotus 7 (still around as a Caterham with m…
  • First UK 2021 cruise ready to go. We have to start this final cruise issue of 2020 on a sombre note but knowing amazing rapidity that Covid-19 vaccines have been developed and mass produced.  We are optimistic for the new year. We must not be complacent …
  • It surprised no one when Europe’s biggest travel company reported a record €3.2bn loss, the pandemic all but wiping out the summer holiday market.

    However Fritz Joussen, Chief Executive, was bullish when announcing the results.

  • Frankfurt suffers worse than Heathrow.

    Figures published by Europe’s two major airports, which can only be described as dreadful, showed a marked difference last month.

    Heathrow moved 747,000 passengers, down 88% whilst Germany&rsq…
  • The London-based Aviation Club of the United Kingdom completes its most eventful year ever when the International Air Transport Association's (IATA) Director General and CEO, Alexandre de Juniac, delivers the final club lunch speech of the year on Tuesday (15 …
  • Qatar Airways’ Group CEO, His Excellency Akbar Al Baker, was the star performer at last week’s FTE-APEX Virtual Expo.

    BBC World News anchor and presenter Aaron Heslehurst opened the proceedings, a relaxed 35min chat with Al Baker. …
  • This Christmas will be different from any other Christmas we have ever known.  But how can you make the best of what is, for most, a rather unsatifactory situation in terms of going out and at the same time educating the children?  Sharon Ross report…
  • A decision on controversial plans to extend Southampton Airport’s runway has been delayed.

    The scheme, which proposes to increase the airport runway’s length by 164m, was set to be determined on 17 December.

    But council chief…
  • BTN does not normally look too much into the distant future and with Covid-19 with us 2021 business travel is still problematic.  2024 is a long way off but Olympia and Hyatt are already working on the massive redevelopment of the Victorian exhibition cen…
  • Just in time for the holiday season the Four Seasons Bangkok at Chao Phraya River is opening on 18 December 2020.

    Occupying 200m of river frontage the new property has 299 guest rooms including suites with garden terraces.

    "The core chal…
  • According to its own website Emirates has 115 Airbus A380s in service with eight pending delivery.  To date 243 of the Super Jumbo have been delivered new to 14 airlines with most of them grounded.  A single A380 ex-Singapore Airlines has been operat…
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  • A particularly interesting and timely insight into consumer trends is provided by Barclaycard’s monthly data on consumer spending in the UK reports Chris Tarry, BTN’s resident analytical guru.

    The latest data for November shows that ov…
  • Bowing to the inevitable.

    The Paris Air Show 2021, scheduled for 21–27 June has been cancelled due to the continued uncertainty related to Covid-19.

    The first Salon International de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace (SIAE) was …
  • Hungarian airline Wizz Air is expanding into the charter market.

    Due to the intense flight programmes most airlines do not as a rule operate in the charter area leaving it to specialists such as Titan Airways.

    During these unprecedented …
  • International Hotel Group (IHG) has opened two new properties in Warsaw.

    Sited in The HUB, a huge new mixed-use skyscraper complex, Crown Plaza makes its debut in Poland whilst the adjoining Holiday Inn Express is an established brand.

    W…
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