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  • British Airways gets two out of ten according to Qatar Airways’ Akbar Al Baker.

    But that was under the old regime.  

    Akbar al Baker, chief executive of the Doha-based airline, is much more enthusiastic regarding Sean Doyle and…
  • With unique, unprecedented access to frontline staff a new study by award-winning training provider Travel Uni, was carried out during March in the first of a regular series of ‘Frontline Findings’ surveys.

    Designed to provide importan…
  • Israeli-owned Leonardo Hotels UK & Ireland has announced the opening of its first NYX Hotel in the UK on 17 May.

    NYX Hotel London Holborn is the 11th hotel in the group’s global city centre portfolio that includes properties in Tel Aviv, …
  • It was supposed to be to discuss the Global Travel Taskforce report but last week’s Commons Transport Select Committee hearing was dominated by Heathrow’s chief solutions officer Chris Garton with an outburst concerning border controls.

  • Porter Airlines has set 21 June for the reopening of flights from Toronto Billy Bishop City.  The downtown airport has been closed to all but emergency flights since the start of the pandemic.  Connect Airlines is set to arrive in the autumn.
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  • Paul Robin, once of the Business Travel Show, in a tribute to Prince Philip.

    www.btnews.co.uk/article/17462
  • The Oslo County Court has approved Norwegian's reconstruction plan in Norway. Reaching this milestone means that both the group's reconstruction processes in Ireland and Norway have now been approved by the courts.

    The next big step is to raise up…
  • Radisson Hotel Group has opened the Palace Hotel Tallinn, located at the entrance to the historic Old Town.  Built getting on for 100 years ago and respectfully renovated, this monument of national architectural heritage is the first Radisson Individuals …
  • On Tuesday (tomorrow 20 April), and for the first time, secretary of state for transport Grant Shapps, and chief executive of British Airways Sean Doyle will be live for a Zoom gathering open to all hosted by ConservativeHome.com. 

    Tim Alders…
  • Whitbread, the UK’s largest hospitality business, is adding two prime locations to its network of ‘hub by Premier Inn’ hotels this spring with new openings in central London, at Soho (Berwick Street) and Shoreditch (Quaker Street).

  • Reports in various national newspapers would seem to indicate that the collapse of Monarch Airlines in 2017 will have cost the taxpayer £40m.

    Greybull – which has also presided over failures at Comet, British Steel and M Local – b…
  • TUI-owned Marella Cruises is for the first time to base a ship in the UK for the summer season.

    Marella Explorer will set sail from Southampton on UK itineraries from 25 June, with port calls including Belfast, Dublin and Liverpool. Marella Explore…
  • Wizz is the latest Luton Airport airline to announce massive losses.  The London Stock Market listed but Hungarian-based carrier said in a statement that the figure up to the end of March could exceed €590m.

    The Ryanair negative sum is &e…
  • Now calling itself, quite rightly, the UK’s largest regional airline, Loganair has announced a major step in connecting East Anglia with the south west of England through the launch of a new air route between Norwich and Exeter.   

  • With the end of the lockdown in sight some 35 of London’s finest hotels are getting together to launch a new marketing programme to help the capital on its way to complete revitalisation.

    The brainchild of Jonathan Sloan from MMGY Global the…
  • British Airways has confirmed that the majority of its Gatwick short-haul services will continue to operate from Heathrow until the end of October.

    The media was alerted to the news by this tweet by @LondonAirTravel, which said: “British Air…
  • France’s National Assembly has approved a draft law that would see internal flights on certain routes banned where an alternative to travel by rail taking less than two and a half hours is available. The proposed law would affect routes between Paris and…
  • Using the goodwill of the bankrupt Flybe a new airline has been announced calling itself Flybe Ltd after acquiring the remaining assets of the previous carrier.

    It is a change of name for Thyme Opco who recently appointed the much respected former …
  • Touch down in Iceland, step outside the ultra-modern Scandinavian-style terminal building at Keflavik airport, the gateway for Reykjavik, and, as you peer through the gloom out of the taxi window you could be forgiven for thinking you have landed in a place th…
  • Luton Airport has teamed up with Nightflix Outdoor Cinema to bring the big screen to the airport, as lockdown restrictions are eased further.

    The long-stay car park will host the Nightflix Outdoor Cinema for three weeks, from Wednesday 28 April to …
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