London Air Travel’s Monday Briefing provides a digest of air travel news from around the world.
You can also catch up on any stories you may have missed in the past week and any breaking news throughout the day.
Here are all our briefings from this year.
17 January 2022 – British Airways cuts many short haul routes in February & March.
24 January 2022 – Qantas is likely to delay relaunching non-stop flights from London Heathrow to Perth due to extended border closures in Western Australia. BA, Cathay Pacific and Virgin Atlantic all cut flights to Hong Kong.
31 January 2022 – British Airways CEO Sean Doyle promises service improvements to Executive Club members.
7 February 2022 – Finnair plans to unveil its new premium economy long haul cabin; BA resumes short haul routes.
14 February 2022 – Gatwick airport hopes for a busy summer as it prepares to reopen the South Terminal.
21 February 2022 – European airlines announce their annual results; ITA Airways launches London City – Milan; American Airlines suspends London Heathrow – Seattle.
28 February 2022 – Iberia plans to add more Airbus A350 aircraft; BA reinstates more short haul routes; How Sir Tim Clark would have run BA.
7 March 2022 – Finnair and Japan Airlines reinstate Polar routes between Europe and Tokyo. IAG adds options to acquire more Boeing 787-10 aircraft.
14 March 2022 – The South Africa Civil Aviation Authority suspends Comair’s operating licence. Lessors struggle to recover hundreds of aircraft from Russia.
21 March 2022 – Airlines prepare to expand & reinstate their route networks for the summer 2022 travel season.
28 March 2022 – Gatwick’s South Terminal reopens; JetBlue secures extra slots at Gatwick & Heathrow.
4 April 2022 – BA and easyJet cancel scores of flights at short notice. Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary on his relationship with Airbus & Boeing.
11 April 2022 – Disruption to rail services to London airports over Easter; JetBlue plans to buy spirit; Alan Joyce & Johan Lundgren discuss reaching net zero emissions.
18 April 2022 – A look back at one of Heathrow’s much loved airlines, bmi British Midland, which was bought by IAG ten years ago this week.
25 April 2022 – BA looks to set up a cabin crew base in Madrid to alleviate staffing shortages.
2 May 2022 – Qantas orders 12 Airbus A350-1000 aircraft capable of flying non-stop from London to Sydney; BBC returns to Heathrow and Dreamflight will return after a 3 year absence.
9 May 2022 – 40 years of American Airlines in London.
16 May 2022 – Airlines protest against Heathrow’s planned increases to passenger charges.
23 May 2022 – Transport for London prepares to open the Elizabeth Line.
30 May 2022 – As the UK celebrates The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, a look at the many aircraft and airlines the monarch has flown with during her 70 year reign.
6 June 2022 – Airlines and the government are engaged in a war of words over flight cancellations due to staff shortages.
13 June 2022 – easyJet comes under scrutiny from passengers and shareholders as it grapples with shot notice cancellations.
20 June 2022 – Heathrow suffers severe baggage system failures; airport rail services to be disrupted by strike action; when Concorde visited Australia.
27 June 2022 – BA faces a summer of strike action threats as Heathrow ground staff vote for industrial action.
4 July 2022 – UK government claims improvement in security vetting; the new Flybe gets off to a weak start at Heathrow; the latest BA route network updates & Virgin reopens Boston Clubhouse.
11 July 2022 – Boeing prepares to showcase the 737-10 and 777-9 aircraft at the first Farnbrough Air Show in four years. Heathrow imposes mandatory capacity reductions due to congestion at Terminal 3 at the weekend.
18 July 2022 – Airlines & Heathrow engage in a war of words over a mandatory cap on departing passengers this summer.
25 July 2022 – BA starts updating schedules for the winter season; airport rail services to be disrupted by strike action and archive aviation clips from BBC Rewind.
1 August 2022 – Iberia to return to Caracas and Rio de Janeiro; BA adds World Traveller Plus check-in at Heathrow Terminal 5.
8 August 2022 – Airlines face the prospect of a recession in 2023.
15 August 2022 – BBC Scotland goes behind the scenes at Loganair; BA adds an eVoucher reminder tool.
22 August 2022 – Qantas CEO Alan Joyce faces renewed calls to resign as attempts to placate disgruntled passengers fall flat; Iberia Express crews to strike; the Open House festival returns to London.
29 August 2022 – The wind down of the summer season begins. How did BA’s new routes to The Azores perform?