New lockdowns in Europe wipe out recent gains in travel


(Posted 11th November 2020)

Another wave of lockdowns across Europe has thrown all the little strips of optimism we gained through the summer out of the window. However, without being insensitive, we always prefer to focus on controlling the controllables. Why not use this time to learn something new, to prepare for the world in which we will be flying again.

Our next week’s workshop with Claus Raasted is certainly that kind of opportunity. In a way, we can’t change some aspects of our reality. But what we can change is our story and how we say it. And that’s exactly what Claus will be talking about. I look forward to seeing you at our free session on Thursday 12 November.

Warmest Regards

Juraj Toth, Managing Director, AviaDev Europe

How can the aviation and tourism industries leverage the power of storytelling?

This is not just another aviation webinar. Actually, it´s a very special one. Because the speaker is very special and the topic is very special, too. Claus Raasted, director at the College of Extraordinary Experiences will lead you through the way of understanding of the following questions:

  • Why Storytelling matters (and how it has an impact on your bottom line)
  • How changing your story is sometimes better than changing your reality
  • When to think in stories and what to focus on
  • Where to look for inspiration and partners

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A Report From The BER Opening
Máté Bence Tóth works as a Key Account Manager for the Travel Content Acquisition team at Máté also, along with his 2 colleagues, distributes an aviation podcast in Hungarian, called Hetes Terminal.

Máté was able to experience the long awaited opening of new Berlin Brandenburg Airport, first hand in Berlin couple of days ago. Máté shares with us not just his impression from the opening ceremony, but also his experience from the airport itself.

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Berlin Brandenburg’s Second Runway Opens With Qatar Airways Arrival

Brandenburg’s new southern runway was officially commissioned today. Following the opening, it was only natural that one airline would need to be the first to use the long landing strip. At 09:50, A Qatar Airways Airbus A350-900 registered as A7-AMF arrived on the runway from the east. According to data from, the aircraft used around half of the runway to land.

Read more at Simple Flying >>

UK Aviation’s Three Wise Men Come to The Rescue
The UK’s latest lockdown rules, that all but essential international travel is banned from the 5th November. Current weekly international capacity from the United Kingdom is at 700,000 so that means a likely weekly reduction of some 1.4 million seats at least next week. All this in the week that United Airlines announced a four-week trial of pre-covid test on their New York – London services. If this was a TV comedy no one would believe it! There will of course be some flights as the UK seeks to sort Brexit out and essential travel is still permitted.


Airports and Airlines Respond to New Lockdowns and Travel Bans

Responding to the announcement of a ban on international leisure travel as part of new lockdown measures in the UK, Henry Smith, Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Future of Aviation, said: “The COVID-19 announcement on international travel restrictions is another serious blow to the already beleaguered aviation, travel and tourism industries, its employees and the communities who rely on them.”

Read more at Regional Gateway >>

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