GATCOM Newsletter - August 2020

Published: 26 Aug 2020

‘LIVE’ CONSULTATIONS
DfT Consultation: Creating a plan to decarbonise transport: call for ideas The DfT is asking the public about their ideas for: 1.the steps it should take to reduce emissions from transport 2.creating a plan to ensure the UK transport is net zero in emissions by 2050 This consultation and plan builds from the information in ‘Decarbonising transport: setting the challenge’ document released in March 2020. Closing date for responses is 31 August 2020. https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/creating-a-plan-to-decarbonise-transport-callfor-ideas
CAA: Reviewing airspace classification The CAA is seeking views on the procedure it proposes to adopt for amending the classification of airspace, reflecting the CAA’s airspace functions, government policy and best practice decision-making. Closing date for responses is 17 September 2020. https://consultations.caa.co.uk/policy-development/draft-procedure-to-review-airspaceclassification/?mc_cid=c2da5f3bf1&mc_eid=f9727b8f0d
APPG Inquiry: APPG launches inquiry into Building Aviation Back Better Closing date: 14/09/2020 https://www.appgheathrowexpansion.com/inquiries

NEW PUBLICATIONS/ANNOUNCEMENTS
Gatwick Airport Noise Exposure Contours 2019 https://www.gatwickairport.com/globalassets/publicationfiles/business_and_community/all_p ublic_publications/aircraft_noise/lgw_2019_annual_contours_report_final.pdf
See also Gatwick’s Airspace Blog - https://www.gatwickairport.com/businesscommunity/aircraft-noise-airspace/engagement/airspace-blog/
ICCAN newsletter – new ICCAN toolkit for consulting on airspace change https://clicks.redcircledigital.co.uk/view_online/view_online.php?token2=4zFWLTYAKeVRyKC FdcHWsYgs27jBjhi46Cu1oJae0RpRkvr80F6nsRt99nUT08Vhs-Nutk3kT-UnaoGYT0cDBQ
DfT Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID-19): travel corridors https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-travel-corridors
CAA Airport Data June 2020 Air Transport Movements June 2020 Comparison with Previous Year Terminal and Transit Passengers June 2020 Comparison with Previous Year

National Travel Attitudes Study (NTAS) - Data on results from the National Travel Attitudes Study Department for Transport Update – 05/08/2020 https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/national-travel-attitudes-study-ntas
ACI World issues new COVID-19 security guidance for airports ACI – 13/08/2020 https://aci.aero/news/2020/08/13/aci-world-issues-new-covid-19-security-guidance-forairports/
AEF July Newsletter: New Website, Covid-19 Impacts and Manston Decision AEF – 07/08/2020 https://www.aef.org.uk/2020/08/07/aef-july-newsletter-new-website-covid-19-impacts-andmanston-decision/

Network Rail Gatwick Station Update https://network-rail.wistia.com/medias/tcr3q7ngb4
NATS Blog

The challenges of fully automating air traffic management – 07/08/2020

Working with our suppliers in challenging times – 12/08/2020

Your greatest Air Traffic Control innovation revealed – 19/08/2020

NEWS HEADLINES
Croatia, Trinidad and Tobago and Austria to be removed from travel corridors list DfT 20/08/20 https://www.gov.uk/government/news/croatia-trinidad-and-tobago-and-austria-to-beremoved-from-travel-corridors-list
Airlines ask passengers to subsidise green fuel to help cut emissions Financial Times 19/08/20 https://www.ft.com/content/686a8cde-cd1a-4612-97f6-f83be5b3369b
Britain to introduce legally binding environmental targets Reuters 19/08.20 https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-britain-environment/britain-to-introduce-legally-bindingenvironmental-targets-idUKKCN25E2Z6
ACI Europe report shows ‘disastrous’ impact of Covid-19 on airports BTN – 10/08/2020 https://www.businesstravelnewseurope.com/Air-Travel/ACI-Europe-report-shows-disastrousimpact-of-Covid-19-onairports?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=eltrbtneurope
Industry representatives meet DfT to discuss quarantine alternatives Travel Weekly – 19/08/2020 https://www.travelweekly.co.uk/articles/383259/industry-representatives-meet-dft-todiscuss-quarantine-alternatives
EasyJet To Close Stansted, Newcastle And Southend Bases London South East – 17/08/2020 https://www.lse.co.uk/news/easyjet-to-close-stansted-newcastle-and-southend-basesb8zqsj7gthh88qa.html
Knock-on airport job losses revealed as easyJet shuts bases Travel Weekly – 18/08/2020

https://www.travelweekly.co.uk/articles/383126/knock-on-airport-job-losses-revealed-aseasyjet-shuts-bases

Aviation industry buckles up for turbulent times BBC – 02/08/2020 https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-business-53628071
EasyJet passenger numbers plunge 99.6% as coronavirus grounds flights Evening Standard – 04/08/2020 https://www.standard.co.uk/business/easyjet-passenger-numbers-plunge-coronavirusa4515771.html

GATWICK NEWS
Gatwick puts terminal on ice as axe falls on thousands of British Airways staff The Telegraph 07/08/20 https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2020/08/07/thousands-british-airways-staff-learnfate-jobs-crisis/
Wizz Air UK announces Gatwick Airport base amid expansion The Argus 19/08/20 https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/18661617.wizz-air-uk-announces-gatwick-airport-baseamid-expansion/
Wizz Air: could one plane at Gatwick start another low-cost revolution? The Independent 19/08/20 https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/wizz-air-gatwick-coronaviruseasyjet-british-airways-cheap-flights-a9676411.html
Wizz Air Takes on Easyjet at Gatwick Airport The Independent 18/08/20 https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/wizz-air-easyjet-gatwick-airportflights-a9675541.html
Wizz Air UK returns to ‘100% pre-Covid capacity’ Travel Weekly – 18/08/2020 https://www.travelweekly.co.uk/articles/383142/wizz-air-uk-returns-to-100-pre-covidcapacity
Wizz Air condemns £1.5bn Gatwick slot blocking ‘fraud’ Travel Weekly – 04/08/2020 https://www.travelweekly.co.uk/articles/381627/wizz-air-condemns-15bn-gatwick-slotblocking-fraud
British Airways warns of extended Gatwick terminal closure Ch Aviation 19/08/20 https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/94249-british-airways-warns-of-extended-gatwickterminal-closure
Is British Airways permanently closing short-haul from Gatwick? Heads for points 09/08/20 https://www.headforpoints.com/2020/08/09/is-british-airways-planning-to-permanentlyshut-short-haul-from-gatwick/
Qatar back to Gatwick BTNews – 17/08/20 https://www.btnews.co.uk/article/16495

EasyJet raises funds BTNews 17/08/20 https://www.btnews.co.uk/article/16511
Gatwick Airport restaurants taking part in Eat Out To Help Out scheme Surrey Live 15/08/20 https://www.getsurrey.co.uk/whats-on/food-drink-news/gatwick-eat-out-help-out-18774596
Man arrested at Gatwick airport in terror probe Evening Standard 18/08/20 https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/man-arrested-gatwick-airport-terror-probea4526681.html
In Business - The Gatwick Effect BBC Sounds - https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000lfbh

GAL PRESS RELEASES, EVENTS AND UPDATES
Gatwick Airport Noise Exposure Contours 2019 https://www.gatwickairport.com/globalassets/publicationfiles/business_and_community/all_p ublic_publications/aircraft_noise/lgw_2019_annual_contours_report_final.pdf
See also Gatwick’s Airspace Blog - https://www.gatwickairport.com/businesscommunity/aircraft-noise-airspace/engagement/airspace-blog/

OTHER NEWS
Exploring the relaunch of the aviation industry after COVID-19 Airport Business 13/08/20 http://www.airport-business.com/2020/08/exploring-relaunch-aviation-industry-covid-19/
Air bp supplies sustainable aviation fuel to Airbus Biofuels International – 20/07/2020 https://biofuels-news.com/news/air-bp-supplies-sustainable-aviation-fuel-to-airbus/
Conservative MPs join calls for airport testing instead of blanket quarantines Travel Weekly – 03/08/2020 https://www.travelweekly.co.uk/articles/381474/conservative-mps-join-calls-for-airporttesting-instead-of-blanket-quarantines
ACI advocates replacing quarantine measures with robust testing International Airport Review 18/08/20 Click here to see.
New Check & Fly app provides airport health measures to passengers ACI – 19/08/2020 https://aci.aero/news/2020/08/19/new-check-fly-app-provides-airport-health-measures-topassengers/
ACI welcomes ICAO support for Airport Health Accreditation programme ACI – 17/08/2020 https://aci.aero/news/2020/08/17/aci-welcomes-icao-support-for-airport-healthaccreditation-programme/

Air travel Covid tests hindered by high costs and confusion Travel Weekly – 31/07/2020 https://www.travelweekly.co.uk/articles/381411/air-travel-covid-tests-hindered-by-highcosts-and-confusion

Ineffective arrivals processes ‘risk further undermining confidence’ Travel Weekly – 04/08/2020 https://www.travelweekly.co.uk/articles/381635/ineffective-arrivals-processes-risk-furtherundermining-confidence
How COVID-19 could impact travel for years to come The Conversation – 04/08/2020 https://theconversation.com/how-covid-19-could-impact-travel-for-years-to-come-142971
Will business travel ever be the same? BBC – 05/08/2020 https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20200731-how-coronavirus-will-change-businesstravel?ocid=global_worklife_rss
Air Travel Spreads Diseases – But Also Wealth And Happiness, At Home And Abroad Independent – 01/04/2020 https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/coronavirus-air-travel-spreadeconomy-flights-flying-a9648206.html
Heathrow airport creates Covid-19 testing site BTN Europe 19/08/20 https://www.businesstravelnewseurope.com/Air-Travel/Heathrow-airport-creates-Covid-19testing-site?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=eltrbtneurope

Airline bosses call for Covid-19 testing at airports to replace quarantine Travel Weekly – 18/08/2020 https://www.travelweekly.co.uk/articles/383119/airline-bosses-call-for-covid-19-testing-atairports-to-replace-quarantine
Government’s scientific advisers say double testing could reduce quarantine period Travel Weekly – 15/08/2020 https://www.travelweekly.co.uk/articles/382998/governments-scientific-advisers-say-doubletesting-could-reduce-quarantine-period
Air passengers face more screening, less dwell time Travel Weekly – 14/08/2020 https://www.travelweekly.co.uk/articles/382853/air-passengers-face-more-screening-lessdwell-time
British Airways owner IAG announces pre-tax loss of £3.8bn ITV – 31/07/2020 https://www.itv.com/news/2020-07-31/british-airways-owner-iag-announces-pre-tax-loss-of38bn
Letter to Chancellor saying there is no economic or social case for government funding of aviation decarbonisation projects Airport Watch – 03/08/2020 https://www.airportwatch.org.uk/2020/08/letter-to-chancellor-saying-there-is-no-economicor-social-case-for-government-funding-of-aviation-decarbonisation-projects/

Full letter: https://www.airportwatch.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Letter-to-theChancellor-re-decarbonising-aviation.pdf
IATA Calls for New Approach to Keep Borders Open NI Travel News – 18/08/2020 https://nitravelnews.com/news/iata-calls-for-new-approach-to-keep-borders-open/

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