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A pair of major order announcements offer a boost for UK eVTOL hopeful Vertical Aerospace, as more than 750 aircraft could have a new home by the middle of the decade.
Miami International Airport is the place to be as air travel recovers in the United States, and Spirit Airlines will not be left out. The carrier announced a massive expansion into the market, with plans for up to 30 daily flights to 30 destinations.
Many airlines want to be far more than that. Hopes of expanding to offer myriad travel (and, in some cases non-travel) services are broad, extending a brand throughout the “travel ribbon.” But one company with significant experience along that ribbon is shifting course in the other direction.
It might not be a hub or even a focus city, but it is starting to look a lot more like one. American Airlines continues to boost its presence in Austin, TX.
It was nearly a decade ago that Apple launched Passbook as part of iOS 6. That opened the door to a mobile phone storing digital boarding passes, loyalty program cards, and more. Now the company wants to take an even deeper role in the travel experience: Apple wants the iPhone to be your ID as part of iOS 15.
Rolls-Royce has named Anita Frew as its next chair, making her the first woman to be appointed to that role in the 115-year history of the British aero-engine group.
Scot’s appointment is a boost to representation of women in British boardrooms.
United Airlines is in talks to buy around 200 single-aisle jets in a multibillion-dollar revamp set to benefit both Boeing and Airbus, industry sources said.
BA had begun to bring people back ahead of the easing of restrictions on foreign holidays on 17 May.
But only a small number of countries have been put on the government's green list, meaning travellers do not have to quarantine on their return.
Moreover, official advice remains not to visit amber countries for leisure.
This has meant the travel industry is now almost at a standstill as the majority of people choose not to travel.