Hays Travel furloughs workforce

Hays Travel, the UK’s largest travel agency chain, has furloughed the majority of its workforce following the announcement of the government’s Job Retention Scheme last week. “The majority of our staff other than key workers are now…

Kuoni to bring back staff

Tour operator makes announcement after government reveals package Kuoni parent company Der Touristik UK will retain its staff during the Coronavirus pandemic, including the 70 workers it made redundant on Friday, through the government’s furloughing…

Titan guests fly from Darwin to UK

Tour operator's guests part of first non-stop flight between Darwin and UK Twenty Titan travellers are set to make aviation history as they travel back to the UK on the first temporary non-stop flight from…

Tokyo Olympics postponed until 2021

The Tokyo Olympics are to be postponed until 2021 following talks between the Japanese government and the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The Japanese prime minister, Shinzo Abe, and the IOC president, Thomas Bach, met on…

Tui

Tui to cut staff pay

Tui will cut its staff wages between 30 and 50 per cent – but avoid redundancies. The travel giant said colleagues required to work will receive a 30 per cent reduction in basic pay and…

Gatwick Airport control tower

CAA extends Atol renewal deadline

The Civil Aviation Authority is extending the Atol-renewal deadline. It said it had taken the "exceptional decision" to extend the deadline until April 28, 2020. The decision to extend licences comes into effect on March…

ABTA urges PTR changes

The government has announced further details of its measures aimed at supporting business during the Coronavirus pandemic. This includes a package of measures to support businesses including: a statutory sick pay relief package for SMEsa Business…

Norwegian

Norwegian Air cancels flights and lays off staff

Norwegian will cancel 4,000 flights and temporarily lay off about 50 cent its employees, the company has announced. “This is an unprecedented situation and our main priority continues to be the care and safety of…