26 July 2022

EasyJet Reveals Quarterly Losses

EasyJet has revealed quarterly losses after the impact of destruction caused the airline to take a £133 million hit, but insists operations are now “much improved” following cuts to its flight programme. The UK-based budget airline made a pre-tax loss of £114 million last quarter after it suffered greater cancellations due to “operational ch...
14 July 2022

EFR Travel Listed Top 25 in Business Travel News Europe

Travel companies are emerging from two of the most challenging years yet, as they begin to navigate the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic. While many big names unfortunately collapsed under the devastation, a few notable players and start-ups have clung on in a bid to adapt, grow, and re-boot their business. EFR Travel is proud to announce ...
7 July 2022

London Hotel Rates Skyrocket

London hotel rates reached their highest ever in June with the cost of a one-night stay averaging at more than £200, as travel demands gain momentum. Preliminary figures from hotel data specialist STR reveal the average daily rate (ADR) for properties in the capital reached £209 – the highest ever on record for London. The city’s revenue per...
27 June 2022

Italy Drops Travel Restrictions

Italy has joined many of its European neighbours in dropping all travel restrictions relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Italian Ministry of Health announced that all travellers (regardless of country of origin or departure) will no longer be required to show proof of being fully vaccinated, nor results of a negative Covid test if they ar...
20 June 2022

Singapore Airlines Increase London & Manchester Frequencies

Singapore Airlines (SIA) announces the return of daily flight frequencies to London Heathrow and Manchester. The airline will operate four daily flights from Heathrow to Singapore Changi Airport on Boeing 777-300ER, Airbus A380 and Airbus A350 aircraft, followed by increased flights four times weekly from Manchester to Singapore and Houston ...
5 June 2022

London Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 4 to Reopen

London Heathrow is set to reopen Terminal 4 this summer after a two-year closure caused by the pandemic. The airline plans to ramp up airport capacity in time for the summer holidays after detailing a £3.8 billion loss during the pandemic, experiencing the lowest passenger footfall at the airport in 2021 since 1972. In response to the COV...
27 May 2022

Israel Drops Requirement for on Arrival PCR Tests

Israel has further relaxed its travel restrictions by dropping the requirement for on-arrival PCR tests, after the Ministry of Health and the Airports Authority agreed new guidelines. The decision for passengers arriving at Ben Gurion airport to no longer require a PCR test was made in light of “the decline in morbidity data” according to th...
20 May 2022

ANA to Resume London to Tokyo Flights

All Nippon Airways (ANA) has announced it will be resuming its Tokyo Haneda to London Heathrow flights from June 2022, as part of a wider expansion of its international routes to selected cities, as Japan eases travel restrictions. The Heathrow – Haneda route will operate three times per week on a Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday for the first ...
8 May 2022

Emirates Launch Premium Economy Cabin

Emirates Airline unveils its swanky new Premium Economy cabin class that will go on sale from June 2022. The new business offering – which includes luxurious seats and extra-legroom will be available to Emirates passengers travelling on A380 routes from London, Paris, and Sydney departing from August. The Dubai-based airline made the announc...
28 April 2022

Dubai: Top Destination for Global Business Travel

The UAE’s world-class metropolis Dubai has beaten London to become the top destination for global business travel this year. According to data from travel technology firm Travelport, the destination has now surpassed its pre-pandemic tourist levels, having the strongest travel recovery of any country - this year’s bookings outperformed 2019 ...