GATCOM Newsletter Update - May 2020

Published: 01 Jun 2020

‘LIVE’ CONSULTATIONS 

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

Feedback is being sought during a 4 week public engagement period on the criteria that the CAA proposes to use to determine whether to accept the Airspace Change Masterplan into the Airspace Modernisation Strategy. New closing date – 26 June 2020. https://consultations.caa.co.uk/policy-development/airspace-change-masterplan-criteria/

NEWS HEADLINES 

International air travel may not return to normal until 2023, says IATA 

Evening Standard – 14/05/2020 https://www.standard.co.uk/lifestyle/travel/travel-news/iata-2023-international-air-travel-when-can-we-fly-again-a4440411.html 

Is the Covid-19 crisis the catalyst for greening the world's airlines? 

Guardian – 17/05/2020 https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/may/17/is-covid-19-crisis-the-catalyst-for-the-greening-of-worlds-airlines

Face masks and no duty free: EU issues coronavirus air safety guidelines 

Guardian – 21/05/2020 https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/may/21/the-future-of-flying-eu-air-safety-body-issues-coronavirus-guidelines 

UK Borders reinforced 

BTNews 25/05/2020

https://www.btnews.co.uk/article/16141

IATA chief: Don't politicise quarantine measures 

City AM – 26/05/2020

https://www.cityam.com/iata-chief-dont-politicise-quarantine-measures/ 

ABTA urges government to regularly review quarantine policy 

Travel Weekly – 23/05/2020 https://www.travelweekly.co.uk/articles/372400/abta-urges-government-to-regularly-review-quarantine-policy

Travel restrictions live: Lift holiday ban before planning 'air bridges', Government urged 

Telegraph – 19/05/2020 https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/05/19/travel-restrictions-live-worlds-largest-airline-cap-passenger/ 

Norwegian Air: State rescue confirmed 

Travel Weekly – 20/05/2020 https://www.travelweekly.co.uk/articles/371874/norwegian-air-state-rescue-confirmed

World’s largest all-electric aircraft set for first flight 

Guardian – 27/05/2020 https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/may/27/worlds-largest-all-electric-aircraft-set-for-first-flight

GATWICK NEWS 

Easyjet plans June return 

BTN – 21/05/2020 https://www.businesstravelnewseurope.com/Air-Travel/Easyjet-plans-June-return 

Gatwick MP Leads Cross-Party Opposition to UK Quarantine 

TTG Media 29/05/2020 https://www.ttgmedia.com/news/gatwick-mp-leads-cross-party-opposition-to-uk-quarantine-23198

Coronavirus travel quarantine: Gatwick airport will be hit 

The Argus 26/05/2020 https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/18474371.coronavirus-travel-quarantine-gatwick-airport-will-hit/ 

Gatwick has been urged to drop expansion plans by GACC campaigners due to the Covid pandemic 

Airport Watch – 22/05/2020 https://www.airportwatch.org.uk/2020/05/gatwick-has-been-urged-to-drop-expansion-plans-by-gacc-campaigners-due-to-the-covid-pandemic

Gatwick Airport urged to drop expansion plans 

Crawley Observer – 19/05/2020 

https://www.crawleyobserver.co.uk/news/politics/gatwick-airport-urged-drop-expansion-plans-2858274

Gatwick Airport's history as we look back on the aerodrome's humble beginnings 

Surrey Live – 16/05/2020 https://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/nostalgia/gatwick-airport-history-beginnings-aerodrome-12560817 

GB airport station usage data 

BTNews 25/05/2020

https://www.btnews.co.uk/article/16123

OTHER NEWS 

The Future of Air Travel 

Sky News

https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-the-future-of-air-travel-11989035

COVID-19 Aviation Health Safety Protocol 

Operational Guidelines for the management of air passengers and aviation personnel in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic 

EASA – 21/05/2020 https://www.easa.europa.eu/sites/default/files/dfu/EASA-ECDC_COVID-19_Operational%20guidelines%20for%20management%20of%20passengers_final.pdf 

Air travel guidelines 

BTNews 25/05/2020

https://www.btnews.co.uk/article/16142

Safely Restarting Aviation 

ACI and IATA Joint Approach 

05/2020

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?tab=wm&ogbl#inbox/WhctKJVrBBTtKtRmLMKsSZqcVBShLLZRkTLrtbtVRMhWQCdGKvxLZBswZKDZQstpcLgZlgq?projector=1&messagePartId=0.1 

ABTA calls for a coordinated strategy and clear communication by Government to protect jobs and aid recovery 

ABTA – 18/05/2020

https://www.abta.com/news/abta-calls-coordinated-strategy-and-clear-communication-government-protect-jobs-and-aid

Complimentary Hygiene Kits for Passengers to Prevent Spread of COVID-19 

NI Travel News – 23/05/2020 https://nitravelnews.com/news/complimentary-hygiene-kits-for-passengers-to-prevent-spread-of-covid-19/ 

Aviation slowdown presents opportunity to rethink how noise is managed 

ICCAN – 21/05/2020

https://iccan.gov.uk/iccan-aviation-slowdown-presents-opportunity-rethink-how-noise-managed

Government bailouts will delay airline sector recovery 

Travel Weekly – 27/05/2020 https://www.travelweekly.co.uk/articles/372619/government-bailouts-will-delay-airline-sector-recovery 

Virgin flights to remain grounded 'at least until August' 

TravelMole – 27/05/2020 https://www.travelmole.com/news_feature.php?news_id=2042816&c=setreg&region=2

UK tourism deficit, by air travel in 2019, was £30 billion – casting serious doubt about the industry’s claims to be vital to the UK economy 

Airport Watch – 26/05/2020 https://www.airportwatch.org.uk/2020/05/uk-tourism-deficit-by-air-travel-in-2019-was-30-billion/ 

UK airports likely to cut £1bn of construction projects: construction industry setback 

Airport Watch – 23/05/2020 https://www.airportwatch.org.uk/2020/05/uk-airports-likely-to-cut-1bn-of-construction-projects-construction-industry-setback/

Howsy: Areas around airports no longer rental yield hotspots 

Mortgage Introducer – 27/05/2020 https://www.mortgageintroducer.com/howsy-airports-rental-yield-hotspots 

Danish companies join forces on an ambitious sustainable fuel project 

CILT – 27/05/2020

https://ciltuk.org.uk/News/Latest-News/ArtMID/6887/ArticleID/28772/Danish-companies-join-forces-on-an-ambitious-sustainable-fuel-project

Comment: Industry must present united return plan based on science 

Travel Weekly – 18/05/2020 https://www.travelweekly.co.uk/articles/371685/comment-industry-must-present-united-return-plan-based-on-science 

The dangers of aircraft emissions exposure during pregnancy 

Medium – 09/05/2020

https://medium.com/@ruthstephen/the-dangers-of-aircraft-emissions-exposure-during-pregnancy-6ee57e9a1331

Consultants’ Corner: Airport terminals in a post-COVID-19 world 

Anna Aero – 11/05/2020 https://www.anna.aero/2020/05/11/consultants-corner-airport-terminals-in-a-post-covid-19-world/#respond 

Supreme Court to hear Heathrow appeal, against judgement on the Airports NPS by the Appeal Court, on 7th and 8th October 

Airport Watch – 15/05/2020 

https://www.airportwatch.org.uk/2020/05/supreme-court-to-hear-heathrow-appeal-against-judgement-on-the-airports-nps-by-the-appeal-court-on-7th-and-8th-october/

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