Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Golden Triangle tour

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Axe falls on Ryanair’s UK services

Axe falls on Ryanair’s UK services

Ryanair is cutting its UK capacity by 16 percent next winter, equating to 2 million fewer passengers, as it shift operations to its European bases to take advantage of cheaper air passenger duty.

The axe falls across all its British bases, apart from Edinburgh and Leeds Bradford.

Stansted is particularly hard hit with 135 fewer weekly flights, or 17 percent.

European bases in line for a boost include Malaga, where 44 routes were launched last week.

Chief Executive Michael O’Leary blamed the UK cuts on high airport charges and aviation taxes.

He said: “The UK’s tourist tax and BAA’s high airport charges are damaging UK tourism and the British economy generally.”

“Independent capacity analysis shows that growth has returned to the Belgian, Dutch and Spanish markets after their governments scrapped tourist taxes and/or reduced airport charges, in some cases to zero, in order to stimulate tourism and jobs.”

In November, APD is scheduled to rise from £11 to £12 on short-haul flights, from £45 to £60 on flights between 2,001 and 4,000 miles, from £50 to £75 on flights between 4,001 and 6,000 miles, and from £55 to £85 on flights over 6,000 miles, under plans put in place by the previous Labour government.

In last week’s emergency budget, the coalition government plans to explore changes to the aviation tax system, including switching from a “per passenger” to a “per plane” duty.

APD has already risen by up to 325 per cent since 2006, and leading figures from the aviation industry claim that further increases will hit families hardest and lead to a decline in both inbound and outbound travel, whilst do little to address the environmental crisis.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

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Friday, June 25, 2010

British Airways launches recruitment drive

British Airways launches recruitment drive

British Airways has launched a recruitment drive in an attempt to lower costs at London Heathrow Airport.

With the Unite union also threatening to ballot cabin crew over potential industrial action, British Airways will also look to mitigate the impact of any future strikes.

Branding current crew costs at Heathrow “way out of line” with competitors, British Airways outlined plans to recruit crew to form a separate fleet from those presently operating at the airport.

Officials at the airline hope to take on approximately 1,250 new staff in the first year, with the employees comprising 40 per cent of the total within a decade.

Commenting on the decision a British Airways spokesperson said: “We have suffered back-to-back record financial losses and need to continue making permanent changes to our cost base to ensure our long-term survival.

“It is common knowledge our Heathrow cabin crew costs are way out of line with our competitors and much more than our cabin crew costs at Gatwick.

“We can no longer afford this cost difference.

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Saturday, June 12, 2010

IATA attacks German departure tax

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has added its voice to the chorus of disapproval following the announcement of a new departure tax by the German government.

Environmental concerns are being loosely cited by German officials as the motivation for the new tax.

Already branded a “black day” for aviation by Lufthansa chief executive Wolfgang Mayrhuber, the IATA has called the decision “short-sighted” and “irresponsible”.

IATA director general Giovanni Bisignani highlighted three major concerns with the German proposal, saying: “It is the wrong measure at the wrong time; and it ignores the lessons learned from the failure of a similar tax in the Netherlands.”

At present few details have been established, but German chancellor Angela Merkel has confirmed the new departure tax would contribute €1 billion this year to proposed budget savings of €80 billion in the period to 2014.

The tax is expected to be repealed in 2012, when airlines will be forced to buy permits to offset their carbon emissions.

Wrong Time, Wrong Measure

Mr Mayrhuber explained: “Climate change is a global issue. The solution requires a global approach, not uncoordinated regional taxes.

“What will this do for the environment? Absolutely nothing.”

He continued: “Airlines have an important role in driving economic growth, particularly as we struggle to recover from the recession.

“This is not the time to burden the aviation industry with more taxes.”

European GDP growth is expected to be 0.9 per cent this year—the lowest among the world’s major regions.

Finally, Mr Mayrhuber accused the German government of failing to learn the lessons of the past, citing a decision by the Dutch government raise €300 million with a similar tax.

The overall impact of the scheme cost the Dutch economy €1.2 billion in lost business claims the IATA, while also failing as an environmental measure, sending travellers across the border to start their journey from more tax-sensible regimes.

United Kingdom

The IATA has also been critical of Air Passenger Duty in the United Kingdom.

Chairman Antony Tyler recently told delegates at the annual WTTC Global Travel & Tourism Summit in Beijing the governments around the world could no longer use aviation as a “cash cow”.