It’s Sunday again, so it’s time to look back at the week in aviation in Last Week at Economy Class and Beyond.
Returning to the air
- Virgin Atlantic prepares to increase flying programme – 17 destinations added
- Emirates prepares to take the A380 back into the sky – The A380 is set to return between Dubai and London/Paris.
- Cathay Pacific opens more routes up to connect Hong Kong to the world – Cathay prepares to spread its wings again
- Emirates convert 10 Boeing 777-300ER into all-cargo aircraft – if you’ve got the spare capacity…
UK Domestic News
- National Express to restart operations from 1st of July – For those who don’t like paying train fares, National Express returns as an option.
- New East Coast Trains take shape at Hitachi Rail – More AT300’s take shape for the East Coast Main Line.
- Apple prepares to move away from Intel. Should you wait or buy? – I’ve also got a follow up in the works for those who use virtualisation technologies too. It’s… a lot of work.
- Curve user? You’ll need to find another card to use – With Wirecard going to the wall, Curve has paused its operations
Lockdown? What Lockdown?
- Lufthansa shareholders grant its bailout terms
- KLM gains government funding
- Virgin Australia gets new owners
- Qantas to drop 6000 jobs
- WestJet to drop 3300 jobs.
With the UK planning to establish a traffic light system to allow its citizens to travel, it’s going to be very interesting next week as airlines react.
And it’s only going to get more interesting.
Until next week – stay safe!
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