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ACI and IATA outline roadmap for aviation industry restart

Airports Council International (ACI) World and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) have called on governments to ensure any new measures introduced for airports and airlines in the wake of Covid-19 are supported by scientific evidence and are consistent across the world. ACI and IATA have jointly issued a paper laying out a pathway for […]

Industry leaders answer GTM’s client’s questions on business travel, coronavirus measures and the future use of the UK’s busiest airport

Senior travel industry representatives have set out a clear roadmap for business travel growth through London’s busiest airport and have answered questions from GTM’s clients.  Global Travel Management was one of a selected group of travel management companies to address John Holland-Kaye and Clive Wratten in an online Q&A.  Holland-Kaye, CEO of London Heathrow Airport […]

Lufthansa Group significantly expands service with June flight schedule

Lufthansa Group airlines have released their June schedule which shows a significant expansion of their services. Lufthansa, SWISS and Eurowings are adding numerous destinations to their flight schedules in June, as well as more long-haul destinations. By the end of June, the Lufthansa Group airlines plan to offer around 1,800 weekly roundtrips to more than […]

Dubai Airports CEO says bilateral agreements are needed to enable resumption of services

Dubai Airports CEO Paul Griffiths has set out a number of steps that, he says, will enable a resumption of services. Griffiths today confirmed that while the airport operator is taking appropriate measures to control costs, optimise liquidity, facilitate cargo and repatriation flights and prepare for a timely and proportionate activation of facilities and services […]

Walsh spells out IAG coronavirus safety plans

Willie Walsh has told a committee of MPs his plans for ensuring the safety of passengers and crew while the coronavirus epidemic continues. Walsh, chief executive of International Airlines Group (IAG) was facing MPs gathering evidence for the Transport Select Committee. He explained, There is very little evidence of any passenger to passenger contact spreading […]

Willie Walsh faces tough questioning from MPs

Willie Walsh faced a series of questions via video conference from MPs at a Select Committee meeting this morning. Walsh, Chief Executive of British Airways owner International Airlines Group (IAG) was quizzed on a range of topics, including potential redundancies at BA, passenger refunds and how airlines will help combat the coronavirus pandemic. Huw Merriman […]

BA owner sees “meaningful return” in July

International Airlines Group is planning for a “meaningful return” in flights from July, but says it does not see a recovery in passenger traffic to 2019 levels until 2023. In a communication to investors, IAG stated: IAG is planning a meaningful return to service in July with a planning scenario that could see an overall […]

KLM mandates face masks and increases daily flight capacity

KLM has become the latest airline to mandate the use of face masks by passengers. In a statement released on 4 May, the carrier stated that the requirement for masks starts on 11 May. The statement said: Since the Covid-19 outbreak began, KLM has introduced many measures around screening and hygiene to protect customers and […]

Lufthansa Group mandates use of face masks for passengers

Passengers on Lufthansa Group flights for the next four months will be required to wear face masks. Mouth-nose covers will be a compulsory prerequisite throughout the entire journey on Lufthansa, Swiss, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines and Eurowings flights until 31 August 2020. In addition, Lufthansa Group is asking all passengers continue to wear masks at […]

The Covid-19 pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic continues to cause uncertainty to industries in the United Kingdom and beyond. The travel industry is not immune to the disruption caused. But at Global Travel Management we are committed to ensuring we provide a safe business travel management service and that our clients have access to up to date information and […]