Entries by Dave

How to calculate carbon offset costs for business travel

Do you need to work out the cost of offsetting your business travel? Do you know how to calculate carbon emissions on flights? Do you know how to go about paying for carbon credits? If so, this article may be of use to you. To offset your business travel carbon emissions there are five steps […]

Good news

It may be difficult to find, but, if you look hard enough, there are still some items of good news in the business travel industry. So, every week, we curate some of the better “good news” stories. We can’t promise green shoots of economic recovery, but we can promise to highlight some of the better, […]

Aviation industry collaborates on emission-reduction project, fello’fly

Airbus has signed agreements with two airline customers, and three Air Navigation Service Providers to demonstrate the operational feasibility of Airbus’ demonstrator project, fello’fly, for reducing aviation emissions. The airlines Frenchbee and SAS Scandinavian Airlines have joined Airbus, the UK’s NATS, DSNA of France and EURCONTROL to participate in the project. Inspired by biomimicry, fello’fly […]

Qatar Airways now has 100 aircraft equipped with high-speed broadband

Qatar Airways is celebrating the launch of its 100th aircraft to feature high-speed ‘Super Wi-Fi’ connectivity, enabling passengers to stay in touch with families, friends and colleagues while on board using the fastest broadband service available in the sky. Qatar Airways now offers the largest number of aircraft equipped with the most superior high-speed broadband on […]

High Life moves online

British Airways’ familiar, award-winning on board magazine, High Life, is moving online. Created with publishing house, Cedar, the online magazine will also include a new section for Business Life which will replace the current on-board paper versions of both publications.  Each issue will include monthly audio stories, photo experiences and live panels so customers can […]

JAL introduces touchless check-in

Japan Airlines has announced the decision to trial new touchless technology at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport, starting 24 August. Located at Terminal 1 South Wing of Tokyo Hanadea Airport, the two kiosks have been installed for a trial period, initially until 15 September. Developed by Mitsubishi Electric and Oki Electric Industry Co, the new kiosks are […]

British Airways says goodbye to the “first of its last” 747 jumbo jets

British Airways has retired its first Boeing 747 since announcing last month that all 31 of its jumbo jets had sadly flown their last commercial services. The Boeing 747-400, registration G-CIVD, departed from London Heathrow under flight number BA9170E after more than 25 magnificent years of flying. The aircraft received an emotional farewell from the […]

Airtrain now serves Geneva

You can now fly on the train from Geneva railway station to Zurich Airport, thanks to SWISS. SWISS has added the route from Geneva Cornavin to Zurich Airport to its Airtrain rail services which it offers in collaboration with the Swiss Federal Railways. The new services help keep western Switzerland connected to SWISS’s Zurich Airport […]

City Airport hits pause on terminal extension plans

London City has provided an update on its Development Programme, including a decision to temporarily pause the development at the end of this year upon completion of new aircraft stands, a full-length parallel taxiway and new passenger facilities. At the height of the Covid-19 crisis, the airport took the decision to suspend commercial flights, re-opening […]

Teesside regains London Heathrow route with Eastern Airways

Teesside International Airport will regain its link to London Heathrow with Eastern Airways launching its first ever schedule flights from London’s world hub airport. From 14 September 2020, the Teesside–Heathrow service will be served by a 76-seat E-Jet Embraer 170 aircraft, following a gap of more than a decade. The airline will initially offer a […]