UK Government warns UK travellers face extra checks and disruption under no-deal Brexit
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Air travel and road transport between the UK and Europe face disruption if there is no Brexit agreement and UK passengers will have to undergo extra security screening when changing flights in the EU, according to the Government's worst-case scenario.

In a series of documents setting out what is likely to happen in the event of a no-deal Brexit, the Government says bus and coach services to EU countries could be suspended and the EU could stop recognising UK aviation safety standards ... Read more
UK - Government issues no deal Brexit flight warning
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
The UK government has issued a series of warnings on potential disruption for citizens travelling into and from the EU by road and air.

While the government is still claiming it is confident a deal will be struck, the latest 'technical notice' is one of a series of letters issued to allow the country to prepare for no deal.

The DfT [1] says it is putting contingency measures in place "to ensure holidaymakers and businesses can travel and explore after Brexit". It is advising the ... Read more
Air France sluit net als KLM deal met Booking.com
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Air France heeft een deal gesloten met Booking.com. Daardoor kunnen reizigers op de website van Air France bij Booking.com een hotelkamer reserveren. Eerder sloten KLM, Transavia en HOP! al een dergelijke deal met de hotelaanbieder.

Een hotelboeking via Booking.com levert reizigers op die manier bovendien ook Flying Blue-miles op. Air France verwacht door de deal haar passagiers een complete reiservaring te kunnen bieden. Via Booking.com zijn circa 29 miljoen accommodaties wereldwijd te ... Read more
SHS Antwerp Aviation, operating as VLM Airlines (flyVLM) is for sale
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
LIQUIDATOR Y. STEVERLYNCK HAS ASKED AUCTIONEER TROOSTWIJK BELGIUM TO PRIVATELY SELL THE ENTIRETY OR PARTS OF SHS ANTWERP AVIATION, THE PARENT COMPANY OF VLM. THE AIRLINE WAS OPERATING OUT OF ANTWERP AIRPORT BUT stopped operations on 31 August [1]. NEXT TO THREE FOKKER 50, AIRCRAFT PARTS AND ENGINES YOU CAN ALSO ACQUIRE ITS AOC (AIR OPERATOR CERTIFICATE), BRAND NAMES VLM AIRLINES AND VLM AND BRAND LOGO FLYVLM. SLOTS AND COMMERCIAL DATA OF THE ROUTES ANTWERP - LONDON CITY AND ANTWERP - ZURICH ... Read more
UK issues Brexit technical notices for aviation – ACI Europe reacts
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Following the publication today by the UK Government of its Brexit technical notices for aviation in case of a nodeal scenario, ACI EUROPE welcomes the fact that the UK would take actions aimed at minimising disruptions to air connectivity as much as possible.

However, noting the continued uncertainty and risks that such a scenario would still entail, ACI EUROPE considers that it is essential that the UK and the EU27 reach an agreement on the UK's exit terms and a suitable transition - ... Read more
Le soleil n’est pas toujours le meilleur allié de Thomas Cook
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Le tour-opérateur britannique a revu à la baisse ses objectifs bénéficiaires, ce qui a entrané une chute de son cours de bourse de 24 % ! Thomas Cook incrimine la récente vague de chaleur en Europe qui a poussé les touristes potentiels à rester chez eux plutt que de voyager vers les habituelles destinations ensoleillées.

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Iran nuclear deal: Plan put forward to dodge US sanctions
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
THE REMAINING MEMBERS IN THE IRANIAN NUCLEAR DEAL SAY THEY WILL SET UP A NEW PAYMENT SYSTEM TO MAINTAIN BUSINESS WITH IRAN AND BYPASS US SANCTIONS.

The system would facilitate oil companies and businesses to continue trading, without relying on the US-led global market and dollar.

Exactly how the system would work is still being determined.

Earlier this year, President Donald Trump pulled the US from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal and re-imposed sanctions.

The Joint Comprehensive ... Read more
Malaysia Airlines unveils new flight booking chatbot in partnership with Amadeus
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Malaysia Airlines launches a new flight booking solution for customers to process flights and make payments through Facebook Messenger

Malaysia Airlines, together with Amadeus, has launched MHchat, a new feature which helps travelers' book flights and pay through the popular social media app, Facebook Messenger.

Jointly developed with Malaysia Airlines as its pilot customer, the Amadeus Chatbot for Airlines is a new solution designed to make it easier for travelers to book flights, ... Read more
2019 Industry Forecast: 9 things to know about the year ahead
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
THE NEWLY RELEASED BCD TRAVEL _2019 INDUSTRY FORECAST_ [1] PROVIDES AN ABUNDANCE OF DATA AND TIPS USEFUL TO ANYONE WITH A ROLE IN SOURCING CORPORATE TRAVEL. THE REPORT OFFERS A GLOBAL OVERVIEW AND SEVEN REGIONAL REPORTS (AFRICA, ASIA, EUROPE, LATIN AMERICA, THE MIDDLE EAST, NORTH AMERICA AND SOUTHWEST PACIFIC) THAT DETAIL SUPPLY, DEMAND AND PRICING TRENDS FOR AIR, HOTEL, MEETINGS AND GROUND TRANSPORTATION.

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Brexit : Londres durcit le ton pour les compagnies aériennes
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Ce n'est pas la première fois que les compagnies aériennes s'inquiètent des conséquences concrètes du Brexit, mais Londres avait rarement été aussi clair : les compagnies aériennes britanniques et de l'Union européenne perdront automatiquement le droit de voler vers le territoire de l'autre partie si la Grande-Bretagne quitte le bloc sans un accord de séparation, a averti le gouvernement lundi, ce qui signifie que les vols pourraient potentiellement être bloqués. Les prochaines semaines ... Read more