London Air Travel's Monday Briefing 2019 Archive

London Air Travel » London Air Travel's Monday Briefing 2019 Archive

London Air Travel’s Monday Briefing is published every Monday morning at 06:00 GMT providing a weekly digest of air travel news from London and around the world.

Here is our archive of posts from 2019:

January 2019

14 January 2019 – The Connect Airways Consortium bids for Flybe and Air France plans to retire the Joon brand.

21 January 2019 – Flybe plans to circumvent the need for shareholder approval for its sale to Connect Airways; Aeromexico courts controversy; Kuwait Airways returns to Baker Street, London.

28 January 2019 – International Airlines Group withdraws its bid for Norwegian; Qantas researches passenger needs for non-stop flights to Sydney and the Oneworld alliance celebrates 20 years.

February 2019

4 February 2019 – British Airways launches its first major brand led TV advertising campaign in over five years to mark the launch of its centenary.

11 February 2019 – Virgin Atlantic launches London Heathrow – Tel Aviv; SAS launches London Stansted – Copenhagen; and Vueling suspends London Heathrow – Barcelona.

18 February 2019 – Flybmi collapses; Airbus suspends the A380 production programme.

25 February 2019 – The Financial Times scrutinises BA in its centenary year; Qantas is upbeat on the performance of non-stop flights to Australia.

March 2019

4 March 2019 – Tensions between Air France and KLM as the Dutch Government takes a stake in the group with no warning; London local councils bring judicial review proceedings against a third Heathrow runway; Qantas at Sydney Mardi Gras.

11 March 2019 – Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302; IAG CEO Willie Walsh voices his frustration at Rolls-Royce; and Air France cuts London Heathrow – Paris Charles de Gaulle.

18 March 2019 – British Airways prepares to unveil its new Club World seat.

25 March 2019 – BA unveils its Club Suite; WOW air scrambles to secure new investment.

April 2019

1 April 2019 – WOW air collapses and Channel 5 (UK) compares First Class and economy on British Airways.

8 April 2019 – Virgin Atlantic prepares to unveil its new Upper Class Suite and Jet Airways scrambles for survival.

15 April 2019 – Etihad takes back Jet Airways’ London Heathrow slots and Virgin’s ambition to be the “most loved” travel company.

22 April 2019 – Additional security measures in Sri Lanka and BA adds additional Heathrow – Mumbai flights.

29 April 2019 – Norwegian faces tighter credit terms from its suppliers and Qantas looks back at its “Fiesta” route from London via Bermuda, The Bahamas, Mexico City, Acapulco, Tahiti and Fiji.

May 2019

6 May 2019 – The Mayor Of London, London Borough Councils and Heathrow Hub Ltd lose judicial review proceedings against a third runway at Heathrow.

13 May 2019 – The outlook worsens for the world’s airlines.

20 May 2019 – Thomas Cook battles for survival, Kevin Sullivan Captain of Qantas Flight 72 writes a book “No Man’s Land: The Untold Story Of Automation On QF72”.

27 May 2019 – British Airways returns to Islamabad; Air New Zealand orders 8 Boeing 787-10 aircraft, with options for a further 12 aircraft.

June 2019

3 June 2019 – Virgin Atlantic in talks acquire Airbus A330neo aircraft; South African Airways CEO resigns.

10 June 2019 – Airbus prepares to launch the Airbus A321XLR aircraft.

17 June 2019 – Are airlines about to unbundle business class? Heathrow consults on expansion.

24 June 2019 – A wrap up of orders from the Paris Air Show.

July 2019

1 July 2019 – KLM celebrates its centenary.

8 July 2019 – Connect Airways receives regulatory approval to takeover Flybe; Singapore Airlines begins revamping its lounges at Terminal 3, Singapore Changi Airport.

15 July 2019 – The summer ahead in air travel.

September 2019

2 September 2019 – BA braces for strike action by its pilots; Slot trades at London Heathrow airports.

9 September 2019 – British Airways pilot strike goes ahead.

16 September 2019 – Thomas Cook scrambles to secure a rescue deal, whilst Norwegian negotiates with bondholders to defer the redemption of two bonds.

23 September 2019 – Thomas Cook collapses; BALPA calls of strike action at BA and Ryanair; and Virgin Atlantic sets out its ambitions should a third runway go ahead.

30 September 2019 – The Thomas Cook repatriation exercise continues; Delta swoops LATAM from Oneworld.

October 2019

7 October 2019 – 100 Years Of KLM.

14 October 2019 – Aviation prepares for climate change scrutiny; Qantas undertakes “Project Sunrise” test flights.

21 October 2019 – Winter 2019 timetable changes.

28 October 2019 – “Airline Maps” is published; BA’s annual “Dreamflight” takes off.

November 2019

4 November 2019 – International Airlines Group reaches an agreement to acquire Air Europa.

18 November 2019 – South African Airways disrupted by industrial action.

25 November 2019 – Qantas tells Airbus and Boeing to “sharpen their pencils”; Qantas opens new Singapore First Class lounge.

December 2019

2 December 2019 – South African Airways is reportedly close to collapse; Virgin Trains bows out; Remembering Clive James.

9 December 2019 – South African Airways enters “business rescue” process.

16 December 2019 – The Christmas travel getaway gets underway.

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