GATCOM Newsletter - 26.06.20

Published: 29 Jun 2020


CAA: Proposed Criteria for Assessing and Accepting the Airspace Change Masterplan

CLOSING DATE TODAY – 26 June 2020.

NEW - CAA: Reviewing airspace classification
The CAA is seeking views on the procedure it proposes to adopt for amending theclassification of airspace, reflecting the CAA’s airspace functions, government policy and bestpractice decision-making. Closing date for responses is 17 September 2020. classification/?mc_cid=c2da5f3bf1&mc_eid=f9727b8f0d


The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the aviation sector

The House of Commons Transport Committee published its report on the impact of coronavirus on the aviation sector
Click here to see press release
Click here to see summary report

Click here to see conclusions and recommendations

Click here to see full report

Independent Commission for Civil Aviation Noise (ICCAN)
(1) ICCAN Corporate Strategy 2019-2021: One year in
(2) ICCAN response to the CAA Airspace Change Masterplan criteria consultation
(3) Blog By ICCAN Commissioner Howard Simmons

AOA COVID-19 UK Airports Update – new portal:

The UK Government has been working with the CBI to establish links between government departments and business to aid the response to COVID-19. The Airport Operators Association (AOA) has been designated as the representative of the airports sector and has set up this portal to provide further information to the sector and to seek input


Airport Jobs At Risk As Covid-19 Impact Continues

AOA – 24/06/2020

GATWICK ‘Devastating news’ reaction as airport ground handler Swissport, whichserves Gatwick, cuts over 4,500 jobs
Crawley News 24 – 24/06/2020

Swissport announces thousands of UK job cuts due to coronavirus

Evening Standard – 24/06/2020

Social distancing could mean 'extreme' air fare hikes

Sky News – 17/06/2020

British Airways ground staff at Gatwick face redundancy

BBC – 19/06/2020

As Virgin Atlantic Celebrates Its 36th Birthday, The Airline Unveils Its Gatwick Routes Moving To Heathrow
Independent – 23/06/2020 branson-gatwick-heathrow-airports-flights-a9579756.html

British Airways: Many Gatwick Flights In July Switched To Heathrow

Independent – 18/06/2020 heathrow-july-a9570931.html


Gatwick Airport Opens North Terminal With Strict Social-Distancing Measures

Independent – 14/06/2020 coronavirus-a9565096.html

What It’s Like To Take The First Easyjet Flight After 11 Weeks Of Being Grounded

Independent – 15/06/2020 glasgow-passengers-covid-19-a9566036.html

TUI reveals first destinations holidaymakers can travel to from Gatwick Airport

My London - 23/06/2020 18476072

Norwegian to Restart Short Haul Flights from the UK and Serve a Wider European Network from July
Norwegian Press Release 17/06/2020

More flights to resume from Gatwick Airport

West Sussex County Times 17/06/2020 2886600

Wizz Air considering new London Gatwick - Niš service

EX-YU Aviation News 13/06/2020

Gatwick workers' fears over British Airways job cuts

The Argus 24/06/2020

GACC asks Gatwick to build back better – less noise, no night flights

Airport Watch – 16/06/2020


Gatwick Airport announces appointment of a new Chief Commercial Officer Press Release - 15/06/2020

Jonathan Pollard is joining Gatwick in September as the airport’s new Chief Commercial Officer it was announced today. He will be responsible for driving forward the airport’s airline relations, retail, restaurants and other commercial revenue streams, including car parking and property portfolios.

He was previously the Commercial Director at Luton Airport where, in the last 2 years he helped deliver significant growth in passenger volumes - partly by accelerating the introduction of larger more environmentally friendly aircraft. He was also responsible for expanding Luton Airport’s commercial and retail space, creating a commercial strategy based upon business research and passenger insight.

Jonathan holds a BSc in Air Transport Management from Loughborough University and joined National Express Group as a graduate in 2005, going on to hold several Executive roles, including Commercial Director of the coach division business.
Stewart Wingate, Chief Executive Officer, Gatwick Airport, said: “Jonathan joins us in what are unprecedented times and his experience and success driving vital revenue streams and developing new business will be critical in helping Gatwick rebuild and grow as the airport enters a new chapter in its history”.

Jonathan Pollard, Chief Commercial Officer, Gatwick Airport said: I’m delighted to take on this new challenge at Gatwick which is renowned for its approach to innovative commercial management. We are inevitably experiencing difficult times, but the aviation industry has proven its resilience in the past and this will likely be no exception as long as we adapt quickly to changes in consumer behaviour and passenger processes. I am looking forward to embracing this challenge with the Gatwick Executive and my wider team and driving forward our commercial offering.”


How do we secure a sustainable restart for post-Covid-19 aviation?

NATS Blog – 12/06/2020

Air traffic before and after Europe's coronavirus lockdowns – video

COVID-19 gives us a chance to design an aviation industry fit for the future

World Economic Forum - 22/06/2020

Why now is chance to shape air traffic systems for the future

Flight Global – 12/06/2020 the-future/138812.article

See also: Blog post by an Independent Aviation Expert, Graham Lake

First signs of business travel recovery emerges

Travel Weekly – 18/06/2020 emerges

Airlines desperate for state support ahead of ‘hard winter’

Travel Weekly – 17/06/2020 of-hard-winter

As the Airline Industry Faces Coronavirus Collapse, It Is Outsourcing the Crisis on to Workers
Novaramedia – 23/06/2020 industry-faces-collapse-it-is-outsourcing-the-crisis-on-to-workers/

‘Critical’ that Covid testing for travellers is done quickly and at scale

Travel Weekly – 16/06/2020 done-quickly-and-at-scale

IAG chief Willie Walsh blasts UK Government and union leaders

TravelMole – 16/06/2020

Unions back MPs’ report labelling BA ‘national disgrace’

Travel Weekly – 13/06/2020 national-disgrace

UK gives ‘cold shoulder’ to EU tourism revival initiative

Travel Weekly – 16/06/2020 revival-initiative

Aviation emissions: EU confirms its participation in the CORSIA voluntary phase from 2021 and chooses more ambitious option to calculate its offsetting requirements
EU news - Press Release - 26/06/2020 eu-confirms-its-participation-in-the-corsia-voluntary-phase-from-2021-and-chooses-more- ambitious-option-to-calculate-its-offsetting-requirements/

Norwegian to relaunch short-haul routes from UK at least 8 months earlier than planned
The Points Guy – 17/06/2020

‘Every country with Covid under control has quarantine’

Travel Weekly – 23/06/2020 has-quarantine

Government promises travel corridors list ‘in good time’

Travel Weekly – 22/06/2020 in-good-time

Agreement on air bridges expected by end of June

Travel Weekly – 19/06/2020 of-june

Go-ahead sought for Covid-19 tests trial on UK arrivals

Travel Weekly – 20/06/2020 on-uk-arrivals

UK airports group reveals new health measures [Video]

Travel Weekly – 19/06/2020 measures-video

Jet Zero Council: AEF open letter

AEF – 16/06/2020 June-2020.pdf

Travel to be filtered by carbon emissions

Travel Weekly – 17/06/2020

Council To Challenge Heathrow's Attempt To Revive Third Runway

Neighbourhood Net – 11/06/2020

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