GATCOM Newsletter Update - May 2020

Published: 01 Jun 2020


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.


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

Evening Standard – 14/05/2020 

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

Guardian – 17/05/2020

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

Guardian – 21/05/2020 

UK Borders reinforced 

BTNews 25/05/2020

IATA chief: Don't politicise quarantine measures 

City AM – 26/05/2020 

ABTA urges government to regularly review quarantine policy 

Travel Weekly – 23/05/2020

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

Telegraph – 19/05/2020 

Norwegian Air: State rescue confirmed 

Travel Weekly – 20/05/2020

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

Guardian – 27/05/2020


Easyjet plans June return 

BTN – 21/05/2020 

Gatwick MP Leads Cross-Party Opposition to UK Quarantine 

TTG Media 29/05/2020

Coronavirus travel quarantine: Gatwick airport will be hit 

The Argus 26/05/2020 

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

Airport Watch – 22/05/2020

Gatwick Airport urged to drop expansion plans 

Crawley Observer – 19/05/2020

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

Surrey Live – 16/05/2020 

GB airport station usage data 

BTNews 25/05/2020


The Future of Air Travel 

Sky News

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 

Air travel guidelines 

BTNews 25/05/2020

Safely Restarting Aviation 

ACI and IATA Joint Approach 


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

ABTA – 18/05/2020

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

NI Travel News – 23/05/2020 

Aviation slowdown presents opportunity to rethink how noise is managed 

ICCAN – 21/05/2020

Government bailouts will delay airline sector recovery 

Travel Weekly – 27/05/2020 

Virgin flights to remain grounded 'at least until August' 

TravelMole – 27/05/2020

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 

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

Airport Watch – 23/05/2020

Howsy: Areas around airports no longer rental yield hotspots 

Mortgage Introducer – 27/05/2020 

Danish companies join forces on an ambitious sustainable fuel project 

CILT – 27/05/2020

Comment: Industry must present united return plan based on science 

Travel Weekly – 18/05/2020 

The dangers of aircraft emissions exposure during pregnancy 

Medium – 09/05/2020

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

Anna Aero – 11/05/2020 

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

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