Issue 3

23 Jan 20

Welcome to the first Travel Case of 2020! Our vision this year is to bring you informative news, holiday inspirational ideas and breaking news from the travel industry. We are always grateful for feedback, so please free to email us with your thoughts on what you like to read about from your dedicated BBTM Team.

News In Brief

Dublin – San Francisco by United

A new non-stop service between Dublin and San Francisco is being introduced by United Airlines from 5 June using the Boeing B787-8 Dreamliner. Flights will operate daily in the peak summer season, reducing to four a week for the rest of the year.
Manchester – Nova Scotia by WestJet
The quickest transatlantic route to date to link the North West with North America will launch in June with four-times-weekly WestJet service between Manchester Airport and Halifax, Nova Scotia. 
Stansted – Mumbai for Air India
Air India is launching direct flights from Stansted to India’s economic capital Mumbai from 21 February using the state-of-the-art Boeing B787 Dreamliner, just three months after the airline launched its Amritsar service from the airport. 
More growth for Loganair
Two new international routes linking Edinburgh with Hanover five times a week and Esbjerg three times a week are being introduced by Loganair in its summer 2020 schedule.
Stansted's new link with the east
A new link between eastern England and eastern Europe has been forged as Stansted celebrated its first scheduled flight to Moscow with the launch of a new direct service by Russian carrier Ural Airlines.
EasyJet returning to Sharm el Sheikh
Flights to Sharm el Sheikh are being resumed by EasyJet this year for the first time since November 2015 following the recent lifting of government restrictions on UK flights to the destination. The airline will operate two flights a week year-round from 7 June from Manchester and from 30 September from Gatwick. 
Birmingham gains Vienna, and electric buses
Lufthansa Group member Austrian Airlines, with direct scheduled services to Vienna and onward connections across Asia and Europe, has become Birmingham Airport’s newest carrier.

As part of the Star Alliance, Austrian joins six other participants already operating from Birmingham, including Air India, Brussels Airlines, Lufthansa, SAS, SWISS and Turkish Airlines.
Four more Wizz cities for Edinburgh
Four popular destinations in eastern Europe have joined the Wizz Air line-up of destinations served from Edinburgh Airport, with a special send-off for the inaugural flight to Budapest. Warsaw, Gdańsk and Bucharest are the other newcomers.

Air Antwerp's flying start

An “outstanding” performance last month and nearly 15,000 passengers carried on the Antwerp – London City route after four months of flying have put Air Antwerp on track for a successful 2020, the airline said last week.

The new-born regional carrier took off on the route for the first time last September using a 50-seat Fokker 50 and aiming for 50,000 passengers a year.
And FINALLY............
Fur flies in the Channel Islands
It could give other airlines paws for thought – the introduction of pet travel on Jersey and Southampton services by Aurigny has been a huge success. 
Pets are also permitted on Alderney flights 
News bites taken from Business Travel News website

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