Want to keep up to date with what’s happening in the world of business travel? Here’s our quick round-up of the latest business travel news from around the web.
Florida flights cancelled as Hurricane Irma approaches
Flights to Florida will be “severely disrupted” over the next few days as Hurricane Irma is set to hit the Sunshine State.
Florida’s governor Rick Scott has called a state of emergency including mandatory evacuations in some areas with Irma, which has already caused severe damage to some Caribbean islands, set to arrive over the weekend (September 9-10).
Ryanair to cut baggage fees in bid to reduce delays
Ryanair is to reduce its charges for checking in bags as well increasing the check-in weight allowance.
The Irish low-cost carrier is raising the check-in allowance from 15 kilograms to 20 kilograms, as well reducing the check-in bag fee from £35 to £25.
Local travel agents back campaign to support LJLA
Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) has today launched a campaign for local travel agents to promote departures from Liverpool ahead of those from other airports, highlighting to the region’s holidaymakers the latest opportunities to fly from their local airport.
With a growing range of destinations bringing increased passenger numbers, LJLA has become the Faster, Easier, Friendlier Airport of choice for passengers from across the region and is recognised for its relaxed, hassle free environment and best in class operational performance.
Virgin Atlantic joins wi-fi club
It has been a long time coming but Virgin Atlantic has joined the wi-fi club, certainly the first British airline.
While wi-fi has been commonplace on domestic carriers, there’s been a challenge for the industry to find reliable connections over vast expanses of ocean – typically the North Atlantic. Unlike flying over Europe or the US, the signal cannot come from the ground, and instead has to be transmitted to aircraft from satellites.
Keyless cars for hire
Goldcar, the major European mainland car rental operator, has launched ‘Click’n Go’, a digital system for hiring and returning keyless cars. Users can pick up their rental vehicles by just using their mobile phones.
A Spanish company founded in 1985, Goldcar claims to be the first company to offer a car hire service without a key. It is now available in Alicante, Barcelona, Malaga, Madrid and Palma de Mallorca.
Still being built
What is the world’s longest running production passenger aircraft?
News in this issue that Pilatus is to stop production of the legendary PT6 begs the question “what is the world’s longest running production passenger aircraft?”