May 20, 2024

News in brief: EasyJet, GBT and more

EasyJet is offering discounted Covid tests with long-standing testing provider Collinson. Prices for passengers start from £32 for a Lateral Flow Antigen, £66 for PCR and £68 for LAMP tests. For in-destination testing prior to returning to the UK, Collinson has launched a pre-return video testing solution. Customers can book their appointment and test kit a minimum of three full working days before their UK departure at a special price of £32. Up to 72 hours before their return flight, customers complete their test via video consultation with a medical practitioner to verify the result and issue the relevant certification via email, all in line with current UK Government requirements.

American Express GBT and Shell Aviation have formed an alliance to design a model aimed at increasing the supply and use of sustainable aviation fuel and accelerating the aviation sector’s pathway towards net-zero emissions. GBT Chief Executive Paul Abbott said: “Our approach with Shell could provide a turnkey solution for corporations working towards net-zero emissions. We believe aggregating corporate and airline demand is the most efficient way to drive the volume of investment needed to bring change at scale.”

Total Management Travel, part of Total Management Group, has joined Focus Travel Partnership as a TMC partner. Jack Durling, Global Director of Total Management Group, said: “The benefits that the partnership will bring to Total Management Travel, and the Group as a whole, are invaluable and will be pivotal in our recovery from the impacts of Covid-19.”

GBTA members have voted for changes in the association’s bylaws to ensure a more global representation on its board of directors. The new bylaws also prohibit lengthy board tenures and help promotes innovation and new talent into the association. Nominations for board members are now open and the closing date is tomorrow (May 27).

London City Airport has been formally approved as Covid-secure by the Civil Aviation Authority and Public Health England , in line with the CARK Take-Off  guidelines set out by the International Civil Aviation Organisation. The approval was given after a rigorous two-day assessment, which included a full audit of the passenger journey for both departures and arrivals.