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+ ON THE SOAPBOX: Luke Farajallah, CEO of Loganair

+ COMMENT: A London Mayor for the next four years

Business Travel News is back.

The BTN archive, which dates back to 2008, and is much used by researchers, was the victim of Chinese hackers several days ago, and closed.  We are pleased to say it has been resurrected and is again free to use. www.btnews.co.uk

Top secret Lotus prototype discovered

To be revealed at Classic Team Lotus Garden Party 15−16 June.

+ 2024 Propliner Annual has arrived

The lost world of propeller driven long range passenger aircraft

+ Al Maktoum International Airport to arrive

A new $35bn airport in Dubai will become the largest in the world when it is operational in the coming years.

+ London City Airport - What next?

The Editor-in-Chief was recently invited by Club Lotus to give a talk on London City Airport.  Why he is not sure, but it was well attended and received praise.

Bournemouth Airport boost

Bournemouth Airport expects to handle more than one million passengers in 2024 as Ryanair confirms its 19th destination from the airport.

Edinburgh Airport sold

A majority stake (50.01%) in Edinburgh Airport has been sold to French group VINCI Airports for £1.27bn.

Gatwick introductions

The summer season is really getting underway at Gatwick with four new route introductions.

Heathrow emissions reductions

British Airways (BA) is embarking on a multi-million-pound investment programme to overhaul its ground support equipment at Heathrow Airport, as part of its commitment to reducing emissions both in the air and on the ground.

Lufthansa City Airlines

It is not a very novel name but Lufthansa City Airlines will debut Birmingham – Munich route 26 June.

Major upgrade for Luton Airport Express

Luton Airport Monopoly.

Norse to Las Vegas - Cape Town too

Las Vegas (LAS) is to return as a non-stop destination from Gatwick Airport. 

Pilot training boom

Fancy a career in civil aviation?  At least three major airlines in the UK are in the pilot recruitment mood.

Premium Economy - Which is the best?

British Airways, Norse and Virgin Atlantic go head-to-head.

Ryanair into corporate travel

In an unlikely partnership Ryanair has announced a new agreement with corporate travel distributor, Kyte.

SAS to join Skyteam Alliance

It is hardly a secret but SAS is to join SkyTeam.

Scottish airline takes decisive action

Loganair, the UK’s largest regional airline, has announced that it has completed an initial root and branch review of its operation under new CEO, Luke Farajallah, and confirmed it is taking pivotal action to stabilise and bring resilience to its core flying network.

State of the industry: Business aviation in 2024

Martyn Fiddler Aviation has published a fascinating examination of the challenges facing that important sector of commercial aviation.

Still time for a quick tot

In conjunction with World Duty Free, during April Heathrow Airport introduced its annual Whisky Festival.  It runs until 14 May.

Sun Express at the Aviation Club

Committee member Max Kingsley-Jones, he of Cirium Ascend Consultancy, conducted a fireside interview with Max Kownatzki, CEO of SunExpress, on 17 April.

Twilight drop-off at Edinburgh airport

If you want to drop your luggage off the night before you travel Edinburgh Airport is offering free car park access. 

UK Airports Health and safety week

Still trading as the Airport Operators Association (AOA – It becomes Airports UK later in the year) the UK airports trade association is heavily engaged in promoting its Health & Safety Week 2024.

ON TOUR: Back to the Future

MOTORING MAY: Mazda MX-30 Prime-Line EV

George Loveridge Driving Around for Travel News Update.


Queen Anne joins the fleet plus Ambassador Ambition review


COMMENT: Locked out. TNU refused entry to BA press conference

AND FINALLY: WATCH this space!

First Class upgrade by British Airways

AND FINALLY: Luton upstages Heathrow

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