Aviation Paper

Loganair appoints new chief executive

Luke Farajallah has been appointed as the new chief executive of regional carrier Loganair, starting his role on March 4. He succeeds Jonathan Hinkles who stepped down in January after more than seven years in the post. Farajallah has extensive experience in the UK regional airline sector, holding senior roles at flybe, BA CitiExpress and […]

Seabourn and APT sign multi-year partnership

Seabourn and APT have signed a multi-year partnership which will give APT customers the opportunity to take expedition cruises on Seabourn ships. APT will charter Seabourn Venture and Seabourn Pursuit to destinations including the UK, Faroe Islands, Iceland, Greenland, the Kimberley and Antarctica in 2025. Cruises are on sale now for Northern Europe, the Arctic […]

Tui Group chief criticises German government over aviation polices

Tui Group chief executive Sebastian Ebel hit out at the German government over its policies toward aviation and demanded EU regulators “get a grip” on online travel platforms when he addressed Tui’s annual general meeting last week. Ebel lashed out at “regulatory madness and bureaucracy”, saying they “rob companies of growth”, and told shareholders: “Nobody […]

Work to start on ‘sustainable’ car park expansion at Brisbane Airport

Construction is set to commence on an expanded car park at Brisbane Airport’s Domestic Terminal as part of the ongoing $5 billion Future BNE transformation. Future BNE encompasses more than 150 projects including upgrades to the Domestic and International Terminals, the construction of Terminal 3’s first stage, and additional commercial, industrial, and retail developments. The […]

Sell out expected for New Deal Europe event

New Deal Europe, southeast Europe’s primary tourism event, takes place in London on April 16. The annual travel trade marketplace and forum includes pre-arranged meetings between tourism suppliers from 12 countries from Slovenia in the north to Greece in the south and buyers from operators and agencies invited from around the world. The event, which […]

UK airports ‘not ready’ for new security scanners, says Jet2 chief

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays chief Steve Heapy has called on the industry to lobby local MPs to push back the deadline for the introduction of new security scanners at UK airports, or “face another summer of massive disruption and turmoil”. Speaking at the 94th Scottish Passenger Agents’ Association in Glasgow on Thursday night, Heapy said: “The government has mandated […]

New SPAA president Jacqueline Dobson urges politicians to revive the high street

Barrhead Travel boss Jacqueline Dobson used her first official address as president of the Scottish Passenger Agents’ Association to urge politicians to help revive the high street. Addressing the SPAA annual dinner, she warned that government-level support in Scotland does not match the scope of the travel industry. The Barrhead Travel president said: “We are […]