European pressure group calls for the closure of all ‘small’ regional airports that can’t make a profit; such facilities are key for corporate travel and regional development
The assault on the air transport industry by environmental pressure groups is relentless. Buoyed by the impact made by recent demonstrations organised by Extinction Rebellion…..
France’s new ‘eco contribution’ tax for commercial air services is earmarked to help finance other transport sectors
The French government has announced it will introduce a new ‘eco contribution’ tax for commercial air traffic within and departing from mainland France from 2020……
We often hear the words “data is the new oil” from conference speakers and industry whitepapers. While this is seemingly become truer by the day,…..
Netherlands is pushing ahead with the introduction of a national aviation tax from 2021, but will this push the discussion for an EU wide aviation tax regime?
As part of the Netherlands’ Environmental Taxes Act, a bill is being introduced which will tax airlines for each passenger departing from Dutch airports from…..
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Video of the week – Initialisation of new EU-Qatar traffic agreement opens the door to liberal regime
A new transport agreement between Europe and Qatar will “allow for the liberalisation of the fundamental mobility rights between Qatar and European Union (EU) markets”,…..
Uncertainties over Brexit and a near 10% decline in spending by international visitors led to a weak growth of the travel and tourism sector in…..
Whether it’s a deal or no deal, the skies still appear blue for aviation as Brexit date moves closer
Think of any word beginning with the letter ‘B’? There are thousands of options, but for most people across Europe, and the UK particularly, there…..
Brussels ‘no deal’ contingency may provide Brexit safety net, but doesn’t rule out future widespread aviation, travel and trade disruption
There have been reports that the UK Government has put thousands of soldiers, sailors and air crew on standby to tackle Brexit chaos, warnings to…..
While Brexit may dominate the political headlines in the UK and Europe, British holidaymakers appear seemingly oblivious to its potential impact
Whilst travel industry leaders are getting hot and bothered about Brexit, fearing long queues at passport control, a lack of agreed regulations governing flights between…..
‘Deal’ or ‘No Deal’ – IATA calls for ‘urgent action’ from UK and European Union to put in place Brexit contingency planning
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called for “urgent action” by the UK and the European Union to put in place contingency planning for…..
Travel Management Companies set to see rising demand after new data protection regulation is introduced across Europe this year
Over a quarter of managers will be employing the services of a Travel Management Company to protect their travelling staff’s personal data after the General…..