It’s that time of the week again, where I spend some time writing about things I wrote about during the week.
Yes, it’s Last Week at Economy Class and Beyond.
The Rain in Spain
It’s been a tough week as airlines and tour operators have been adjusting their planned operation to Spain, as the UK removed the country from its travel corridor list (along with Germany too).
- Airlines and Tour Operators react to the imposition of quarantine for travellers arriving from Spain to the United Kingdom – And this has changed since then. Not so welcome for holidaymakers.
- UK Government adjusts its travel to Spain – Putting Spain into the “quarantine for 14 days when you get home” – including the Canary Islands and Balaerics
Routes and Networks
- Singapore Airlines updates global schedules for August and September – 7% of capacity compared to last year…
- Korean Air adjusts its network capacity – And its a very slow growth
- TAP Air Portugal continues to scale up its network – TAP is scaling up to 40% capacity coming up to September
- British Airways to axe London City – New York route
The Business of Aviation
- KLM prepares to cut 5,000 staff – The hurt continues for KLM as it shrinks its workforce.
- Boeing changes its production plans – production cuts all around and farewell to the Boeing 747 family.
Alternative Power Trains
- Alstom and Eversholt Rail push forward with their Hydrogen train conversion programme – But can they deliver it on time?
British Airways things not covered
- British Airways agrees with pilots new pay deal and cuts.
- Unite the Union threatens strike action with the British Airways cabin crew.
- Double Avios on flights with British Airways for 10 flights.
I’m still on the road next week knocking out 500 miles a week in a small city car, so it will be late evening posts from me for a few days yet. Hopefully, I get home with some energy to write late into the night.
Until then, wear a mask and keep safe.
Welcome to Economy Class and Beyond – Your no-nonsense guide to network news, honest reviews, with in-depth coverage, unique research as well as the humour and madness as I only know how to deliver.