The business travel industry is bursting back to life, with many firms returning to the office and face to face meetings.
Signs of the industry’s recovery are all around us, whether that be the re-introduction of significant airline routes that were stopped during covid or the re-opening of airport terminals that were forced to close. Read on for a round-up of what’s bringing the Wayte Travel team joy.
Heathrow re-opening Terminal 4
London Heathrow airport is set to reopen its Terminal 4. The terminal which originally opened in 1984, is set to welcome passengers again from the 14th of June 2022, originally with Qatar Airlines then progressively welcoming an additional 30 carriers over the next month. [BTN Europe].
The Elizabeth line opening
On the 24th of May 2022, the Elizabeth line officially opened. The 73-mile line in the southeast of England provides a welcome addition of 10% to London’s busy train network. The line is expected to increase the efficiency of international travel to and from the capital, with trains from Central London to Heathrow airport costing £12.70 during peak times. [BBC News]
We’ve seen the (re)introduction of lots of routes recently. Liverpool airport now has increased connectivity with the rest of the world as they welcomed Lufthansa in May [Simple Flying] as well as the introduction of a Heathrow to Austin route by [Virgin Atlantic] and a Portland to London route by British Airways [Airways Magazine].
Removal of restrictions
We’ve seen more and more countries announcing the removal of Covid-19 entry restrictions in the past few weeks, most notably Italy removing all Covid-19 entry requirements from the 1st of June [Wayte Travel Twitter] as well as South Korea lifting their quarantine requirement for non-vaccinated foreign arrivals on the 8th of June [FCO].
We understand that there has been some disruption in the industry in recent weeks, however, be rest assured that by booking with a travel agency and in particular, Wayte Travel you are being looked after by a team that truly cares. Read more about how the value of Wayte Travel during these times.
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