London Air Travel’s Monday Briefing provides a digest of air travel news from London and around the world.
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.