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  • John Strickland interviews Wizz CEO Joe Varadi.

    The Covid-19 crisis has created a bleak outlook for the airline industry but Wizz is bucking the trend.  John Strickland explored the reasons behind this in a fascinating live webinar with CEO Jo…
  • Airline crews continue to help.

    In spite of the job uncertainly caused by Covid-19 a group of airline crew from across every UK carrier is uniting to help NHS staff during the pandemic. Project Wingman provides a space to unwind, de-compress and d…
  • Last Wednesday (27 May) saw the first flight of the world's largest all-electric commuter aircraft yet.

    MagniX, founded in Australia, and working with Seattle-based AeroTEC, retrofitted a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan with its 750-horsepower Magni500 p…
  • BUSINESS TRAVEL NEWS, as a new official media partner and exhibitor at this year’s British-Irish Airports EXPO 5-6 October at ExCeL London is pleased to announce two free Webinars in June, in association with anna.aero. 14:00-14:30 BST, 11 June 2020 &nd…
  • Mr Bailey advocates that the business aviation sector is uniquely placed to be a test model for commercial airlines as they chart their long recovery. Marc Bailey, CEO of British Business and General Aviation Association (BBGA), celebrates 10 years with the …
  • Dudu Myeni, Chairwoman of South African Airways (SAA), has been declared a delinquent director and banned for life by a Pretoria High Court Judge.

    The ruling ended a five-year private legal battle, the judge Ronald Tolmay calling her dishonest.&nbs…
  • A new lobby grouping has been created called The Future of Aviation Group, chaired by Henry Smith MP (Conservative – Crawley).

    With the support of the Airport Operators Association (AOA), Airlines UK, The Air League, IATA (International Air T…
  • With the Home Secretary Priti Patel’s proposal for an incoming travellers’ 14-day quarantine now just seven days away the objection to her scheme is reaching a crescendo with senior ministers pushing to have it postponed indefinitely according to T…
  • Now only at Heathrow, and without its world beating Clubhouse, Virgin Atlantic says it has been forced to delay the resumption of its operations as a result of the UK’s mandatory 14-day self-isolation for arriving international passengers.

    A…
  • New rules to come into effect at Chek Lap Kop and Changi airports.

    From today (1 June) passengers will be allowed to transit flights at two of the most important airports in the Far East.  This will greatly benefit the non-stop services from L…
  • When putting together the JUNE CRUISE ISSUE: River Ships it quickly became apparent that what was being written about was only half of the European rivership tale. There was a requirement to tell the story of the rivers themselves and ON TOUR was the perfect p…
  • Monday 15 June could see the final flight from Tegel Airport Berlin (TXL).  Whatever the authorities might say its closure looks like being permanent rather than temporary. 

    Willy Brant Airport, Berlin Brandenburg International (BER), is…
  • The German Federal Government has agreed a €9bn bailout with Lufthansa as it seeks to avoid financial collapse in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak.

    The airline has been severely affected by a decline in travel during the pandemic.

  • When will the European season re-start?   See also ON TOUR in this issue.

    River cruising and deep sea cruising are two distinct products, and this difference is now even more apparent as we look forward to waterborne holidays again, hop…
  • It is not the first South American airline to seek a way out of its obligations, that was Avianca (see BTN 18 May), but LATAM has taken Chapter 11 protection in the United States with the support of the Cueto and Amaro families and Qatar Airways, major largest…
  • International Airlines Group (IAG) Chief Executive Willie Walsh said that the group not would collapse due to the various governmental approaches to their local carriers, specifically underlining that there was neither "a prospect" nor "a reason" for the renat…
  • Starting 1 July, Iberia will gradually resume its short- and medium-haul flight programme.

    The airline is also prepared to resume long-haul flights as soon as conditions allow and quarantine and travel restrictions are lifted in the countries serve…
  • New government data has revealed that a third of the UK’s total imports (by value) of essential medical equipment, PPE and other tools to fight Covid-19, have arrived via Heathrow.

    From January through March the airport welcomed 5,269 tonnes …
  • Regular ferry services to the Greek Islands have started, while restaurants and bars are reopening, as the country continues efforts to salvage its vital tourism season.

    Visitors to Greece are currently required to self-isolate for two weeks, but t…
  • In a statement to the London Stock Exchange last Thursday (28 May) easyJet confirmed it will resume flying on 15 June, servicing a small number of mainly domestic routes in the UK and France.

    The airline went on to say that so far the booking trend…
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