Industry News 30.01.23


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Flybe ceases trading and cancels all flights
Regional carrier Flybe, which operated from Belfast City, Birmingham and Heathrow, has gone into administration.

A statement on the airline’s website posted in the early hours of Saturday morning (28 January) confirmed it had ceased trading and Interpath Advisory had been appointed as administrators.

Headquartered in Birmingham, Flybe Ltd employed around 320 people across four main sites – Belfast City, Birmingham and Exeter airports and its Birmingham head office – and operated 21 routes to 17 destinations across the UK and Europe using a fleet of leased Q400 aircraft.

Passengers due to fly with Flybe in the next 24-48 hours are advised not to travel to the airport, unless they have booked alternative arrangements.

Aviation Industry Welcomes Pause on Roll-Out of New Border System for EU
Geneva/Brussels — ACI EUROPE, A4E, ERA and IATA welcome the decision to postpone the implementation of the EU’s new smart border system for non-EU nationals (i.e. Entry Exit System, EES).

The EES system will be a game changer for how the EU’s borders are managed. There are, however, a number of issues which must be resolved to ensure a smooth roll out and operation of the new system so that air passengers do not face disruptions.

The aviation industry is fully behind the roll out of EES and is committed to working with the EU and national authorities for a successful implementation. But it is important the EU and national authorities address industry concerns and provide efficient coordination for an effective implementation. Read more here

Travel news as a glance:

  • British Airways to give away ten prizes of 300,000 Avios.
  • Qatar Airways will credit Avios points two hours before departures.
  • Emirates completes ground testing of engine using 100 per cent SAF.
  • Korean Air to resume routes to Prague, Zurich, Istanbul and Madrid in Mar & Apr 23
  • Delta joins United with return of business class dessert cart.
  • Etihad Airways to introduce double daily flights to Jakarta 1 Oct 23
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