18 January 2023

Emirates Resumes Flights to China

Emirates has announced that it will be resuming flight routes to China, following a suspension due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In response to China’s reopening of its borders, the Dubai-based carrier will be restarting flights to Shanghai and Beijing over the next two months, travelling to Shanghai from Friday 20 January and Beijing from 15 March...
7 January 2023

New EU Entry-Exit System Launch Delayed

It has been announced by the European Union that plans to introduce its new Entry-Exit System (EES) will be delayed after its initial launch date of May 2023 was deemed “no longer feasible”, citing technical difficulties. The EU has not yet provided a new launch date for the system. EU-LISA Management Board said, “While a new date has not be...
25 December 2022

France Gains Permission to Ban Short-Haul EU Flights

The days of short-haul flights in Europe have an expiration date, in France anyway. The European hot spot has been granted permission by the European Commission to ban domestic flights where there is an alternative rail service of less than two and a half hours. The new high-speed rail lines (part of the EU’s TEN-T project) will result in a ...
14 December 2022

American Airlines and BA Co-Locate at New York JFK

American Airlines and British Airways have released their shiny new co-location facilities at New York’s J F. Kennedy International Airport. Relocating from Terminal 7 to Terminal 8, the airport will welcome customers to the new location from December 1. This marks the completion of the first phase of the, approximately, $400 million redevel...
5 December 2022

Global Air Traffic Reaches 75% of Pre-Pandemic Levels

Global air traffic recovered to almost 75% of pre-pandemic levels in October, the latest data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) reveals. Following a rise of 44.6% in the same month the year prior, international air traffic figures have almost doubled now at 74.2%. While international travel has driven an increase of 102...
23 November 2022

jetBlue Announces Affordable New York – Paris Flight Service

US carrier JetBlue has this week announced an expansion across its transatlantic network with new routes between New York and Paris in summer 2023. The airline will fly direct from John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) into Paris’s Charles de Gaulle (CDG) via Airbus A321LR aircraft, with plans to add nonstop flights from Boston Logan ...
14 November 2022

British Airways to Add New Route to Cincinnati

British Airways will be launching a new flight route between London Heathrow (LHR) and Cincinnati (CVG) set to take affect from summer 2023. This will become the airline’s 27th US destination served directly from London, with BA currently operating 300 transatlantic flights per week from the UK capital. The service will operate five times pe...
7 November 2022

Return of Business Travellers Results in Rise of London Hotel Rates

Increased demand from business travellers means average hotel rates in London have risen above pre-Covid levels in October. The capital’s hotels saw RevPAR (revenue per available room) reach an average of £167.60 – an increase from £141.97 in October 2019. This result is despite of London’s overall hotel occupancy rate of 83.3% being four pe...
30 October 2022

European Hotel Bookings Back To Pre-Covid Levels

Hotel Hub has released its latest data on European bookings pre and post-Covid. The results show that European corporate hotel bookings have almost recovered to their pre-Covid levels, and lead-in times have also normalised. International business bookings in Europe in the third quarter of 2022 made up 43% of all hotel sales, compared with a 44...
18 October 2022

Cathy Pacific Increasing London Flights

Cathy Pacific has revealed that it is adding another 31,500 seats between London and Hong Kong for the final two months of 2022. This is the latest in their goal to rebuild their long-haul network. This is due to the fact that the load factor on this particular route reached 96% in September. This is said to be boosted by UK-bound student traff...