Europe/MEA

US and UK CEOs submit letter calling for resumption of travel

US Department of Transportation and the UK Department for Transport received a letter from multiple airline CEOs requesting a speed up of travel resumption between the countries (Reuters, 11-May-2021).

Lufthansa Group carriers extend options for free flight rebooking

Lufthansa Group announced (11-May-2021) all its airlines will extend their wavier for rebooking fees for flights out to the end of Jul-2021. Brussels Airlines, Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian Airlines and Eurowings all introduced the

ForwardKeys bookings data shows vaccinations the key to reviving international travel

ForwardKeys reported (11-May-2021) booking data from Israel, the US and the UK, where vaccination campaigns are particularly well advanced, have shown outbound flight bookings are climb in these campaigns more

LATAM Airlines Brasil to resume Sao Paulo-London service in Jun-2021

LATAM Airlines Brasil plans to resume daily Sao Paulo Guarulhos–London Heathrow service on 16-Jun-2021 (Aviacion Online, 11-May-2021). The airline will operate the service with Boeing 777-300ER equipment.

easyJet CEO: easyJet the ‘biggest operator from the UK’ to EU green list countries

easyJet CEO Johan Lundgren stated (11-May-2021) easyJet is the “biggest operator from the UK to the European countries which are currently on the Green list”, noting the company is “disappointed

CHECK OUT! – latest hotel highlights from across the globe

CTC – Corporate Travel Community brings you a round up of some of the latest accommodation and hospitality news from across the globe. Here’s our

OAG: Western European capacity plans up 6%, with France adding 121,000 seats

OAG reported (10-May-2021) scheduled airline capacity plans in Western Europe for the week commencing 10-May-2021 rose 6.2% week to week, to a total of 5.6 million seats. Regional

Amsterdam Schiphol Airport incorporates CT scans into security filters

Amsterdam Schiphol Airport opened (06-May-2021) a new security filter featuring CT scans on the mezzanine floor of Departures 1. The CT scans allow passengers to keep

Air France-KLM CFO: Group faces ‘small risk’ of cash crisis unless summer season is ‘catastrophic’

Air France-KLM CFO Frederic Gagey said the group faces a “very small risk of a cash crisis” unless the summer travel season becomes “catastrophic” (Bloomberg, 07-May-2021).

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