12 December 2022, etc.venues Monument, London
Business Travel Show Europe, presented by The BTN
21 November, London Hilton Metropole
Paris is to lose another air link to London with the announcement by bmi that it is to close its Heathrow service to Charles de Gaulle at the end of the winter season, or perhaps even earlier. The big winner is the island of Jersey, bereft of a link to the world”s most important international airport since British Airways found a more profitable use of its slots some years back. bmi, still frustrated from Heathrow regarding America, has had to use its valuable slots with care, Jersey likely to be a profitable home for some of the Paris flights. Once one of the world”s great air routes, the London ” Paris air bridge has suffered from Eurostar. Punctuality for the high speed train was a record 91.5% last year, far outstripping its airline competitors, with their 70%. The bmi service from Leeds Bradford to the French capital is also being dropped from 25 March.