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  • With the unprecedented problems associated in the area The Business Travel Association (BTA) is introducing “BTA Cares” – an initiative designed to support members of the business travel community who have been furloughed or made redundant as…
  • Here is a list of countries and territories from where you can travel to England and may not have to self-isolate.

    Business Travel News suggests that you save the full link into another file.  It is changed from time to time by the Department …
  • Last week should have been the biennial Farnborough International Airshow (FIA), that headlong rush to rural Hampshire to see and talk about the latest in civil aviation.  The military take part too.

    This year it was not to be, substituted by…
  • Nearly 50 airline and airport bosses have signed a letter to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson asking him to replace blanket quarantine measures for high-risk countries per se, with ‘bubble areas’ typically the Balearics and Majorca where the infecti…
  • Airport in not unexpected passenger number decline.

    With passenger numbers down over 96% in Q2 as global aviation came to a virtual standstill Heathrow boss John Holland-Kaye was in no mood for complacency when announcing the second quarter results…
  • Best known in the UK for its somewhat basic accommodation at Gatwick and Heathrow airports Yotel has opened a 212-room property in Clerkenwell, at a very central location just a few hundred yards from Farringdon Underground. 

    Room categories …
  • Following the London Stock Exchange announcement regarding IAG’s last three months results (see this week's BTN) the airline group's Chief Executive Willie Walsh was interviewed by BBC reporter Ben Thompson outside British Airways Harmondsworth HQ. …
  • Were you aware that there are four specialist companies on the periphery of Heathrow that supply catering to the airlines and the 70m passengers who normally flow through?

    These are Austrian-owned DO & CO (British Airways is the largest client)…
  • Late on Friday evening (31 July) the British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA) announced that members have voted to accept a deal it had negotiated with British Airways.

    This was the outcome of negotiations in response to BA’s formal notific…
  • If you are arriving from within the Common Travel Area (CTA), that is Ireland, Isle of Man and Channel Islands and have been in the CTA for the last 14 days before entering the UK, you will not need to complete the Public Health passenger locator form or self-…
  • Another Spanish chairman has been confirmed with Antonio Vazquez stepping down from IAG, the airline group which includes British Airways, Iberia, Aer Lingus, Vueling and Level.

    An announcement last Friday, timed to coincide with the half year resu…
  • Confirming its understanding of the serious situation with the aviation industry under present circumstances the UK government has chosen the British-Irish Airports Expo 5/6 October as the showcase event to launch its commitment to the important conference, ex…
  • Gatwick’s North Terminal is again the home for British Airways at the South London airport.
    But readers, and travellers, should not get too excited.  The airline is currently only offering a single daily flight to the Caribbean.

    Th…
  • If you were wondering how the discussions between the Unite union and British Airways (BA) were going, given that BA pilots have secured a deal (as noted in this issue) with the airline to minimise job cuts, the answer seems to be “could be better”…
  • Wizz Air is to restart its Russian routes from Luton to Moscow and St Petersburg from 15 August it has been announced.  However the country is not on the Foreign Office (FCO) list of quarantine exempt countries and territories.  

    Wizz is …
  • Just completed is the renovation of the conference and banqueting spaces of the Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire.  The 5-star property is situated in rolling countryside about five minutes from Junction 5 of the M3, about halfway between Heathrow and Southamp…
  • Air travellers returning to Berlin from high risk pandemic areas can now volunteer for testing at Tegel and Schoenfeld airports. 
     
    Experts from Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, one of Europe’s largest Univers…
  • Tucked away in pretty dismal results last Wednesday was the indication that Boeing 747-8 production would be completed in 2022 referring back to previous announcements.

    The aircraft first flew 31 August 1973 and to date 1,556 have been delivered, b…
  • Speaking on the latest Aviation Week Network webinar, Qatar Airways CEO His Excellency Akbar Al Baker says full-service carriers will prevail in the Gulf region.

    Qatar Airways chief is adamant that low-cost airlines are not for his part of the worl…
  • A contract has been issued by Cornwall County Council for the operation of a public service obligation (PSO) by British Airways air route between Newquay (NQY) and Heathrow (LHR) airports.

    The sum involved is £875,000 for seven months from 23…
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