News in brief:
SUN-AIR suspends BA franchise flights until August 2021!
SUN-AIR is a Danish-based airline which runs a number of routes as a British Airways franchise partner. The aircraft and crew operate in British Airways livery and flights earn Avios and tier points as usual.
It operates the following routes:
- Billund – Brussels
- Billund – Dusseldorf
- Billund – London City
- Billund – Manchester
- Billund – Oslo
- Friedrichshafen – Dusseldorf
Via its website, SUN-AIR has announced that all flights will remain suspended until August 2021.
It is clearly taking a very negative view on the state of business travel in Europe, although SUN-AIR is heavily driven by traffic to and from the LEGO head office and theme park in Billund. The airline does say that it may restart earlier if there is demand.
Aberdeen loses its THIRD Hilton hotel
If you need proof of the impact of the collapse in the oil price on business in Aberdeen, the city has just lost its third Hilton hotel.
The Hilton Garden Inn on St Andrew Street has not opened since the March lockdown began, and will now not do so. The hotel is in liquidation and staff have been made redundant. You can read more here.
The two DoubleTree hotels – DoubleTree Treetops and DoubleTree City Centre – have also closed.
Hilton Aberdeen TECA remains open but with reportedly few facilities operating. The two Hampton hotels, at the airport and Westhill, are reportedly being used exclusively for offshore workers travelling to or from rigs.
Wizz Air adds two new Luton routes
Wizz Air is continuing its aggressive UK expansion with two new routes from London Luton.
A twice-weekly service to Gibraltar is due to launch on 11th December.
A twice-weekly service to Funchal, Madeira follows on 15th December.
Note that these routes were announced last week, before the November lockdown news, so it is possible that the start dates may move back.