6 September 2022

Global Air Travel Reaches Almost 75% of Pre-Covid Traffic

Global air travel is making a strong recovery after reaching 74.6% of pre-crisis levels, according to International Air Transport Association (IATA). The association released its July 2022 figures on Wednesday, September 7, with notable findings including total traffic had significantly increased compared with the same month in 2021 - despit...
28 August 2022

London Heathrow Airport Extends Passenger Limit into October

London Heathrow Airport is set to continue its passenger capacity cap up until October 29th. The UK International airport initially imposed the cap of 100,000 departing passengers per day for two months from 12 July to 11 September, after the caps which were announced last month were due to end on September the 11th. Heathrow claimed the cap...
18 August 2022

UK Rail Fare Increase Plans for 2023 Put on Hold Amid Cost of Living Crisis

The United Kingdom’s next rail fare rise has been delayed amid the cost of living crisis and will not be higher than inflation. The UK’s Department for Transport (DFT) has promised that it will not increase rail fares for 2023 by the current rate of inflation, due to the current cost of living crisis. The annual January price increase for En...
8 August 2022

Deal Struck to Allow Direct Flights Between UK and China to Resume

Direct UK-China flights are planned to resume after a 20-month ban following an agreement by both governments. The CAAC (Civil Aviation Administration of China) and the UK Department for Transport revealed that flights would resume from the 11th of August. Chinese airlines will be the first to offer flight services while work is ongoing to r...
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...