tmb lhr quiet timesHeathrow's owners have just come up with a delightful promotional video, showing happy travellers enjoying its airy surroundings, or, as the blurb puts it, "small interactions juxtaposed with the epic landscape of Heathrow". The trouble is, if you count the number of people in each shot, it doesn't look much like London's bustling hub any time we have visited.

We appreciate that there has to be a certain amount of artistic license to these things - and we suspect this was filmed very early on a Sunday morning, or during a strike - but passengers riding the escalator of solitude, dozens of free seats at the departure gate, and cheerful children skipping across a near- empty concourse? Welcome to the Heathrow of your dreams.

(Source: Flight International June 20/17) 

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Canadian leisure carrier Air Transat is to take 10 Airbus A321neo LRs on 12-year lease from Dublin-based lessor AerCap, making it the North American launch operator for the LR variant.

tmb air transat a321The aircraft will be delivered between spring 2019 and fall 2020, replacing Air Transat’s Airbus A310s, which will be gradually retired from the fleet. Airbus confirmed that Air Transat will be the North American launch customer for the A321neo LR, which has a range of up to 4,000nm.

(Source: ATWonline Jul 10/17)

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