FLY MAY ’22 | A MONTHLY CHECK-IN FOR BUSINESS TRAVELLERS
Summer is fast approaching, and the warm weather ahead brings more than sunshine: lifted mask mandates, new seating classes, and busier airports are all a sign that normalcy is returning. As you consider your upcoming travel, please keep my contact information close at hand. As the flights get fuller and the lines longer, I will be here to proactively protect your business travel plans and help you navigate your upcoming needs. Continue reading to enjoy this month’s business travel topics.
INTRODUCING SWISS PREMIUM ECONOMY | EXPERIENCE SUPERIOR COMFORT, VALUE AND AMENITIES
SWISS, the Airline of Switzerland, and member of the Lufthansa Group, is now offering SWISS Premium Economy on Boeing 777-300ER aircraft intercontinental flights between Zurich and Miami, San Francisco and São Paulo. Further SWISS destinations served with Boeing 777-300ER will then gradually be added starting end of May. As a guest of the new seating class, you can check two free pieces of baggage of 23 kg each, enjoy the benefits of the SWISS business lounges at a reduced rate, download two eJournals titles, and access the SWISS Arrival Lounge at a discounted price. Onboard, you will enjoy a refreshing elderberry welcome drink and a sustainably sourced amenity kit.
EU TO DROP MASK REQUIREMENT FOR AIRPORTS AND FLIGHTS IN EUROPE | AS OF THIS WEEK, MASKS NO LONGER NEEDED TO FLY
Last month, a US judge blocked the Biden Administration’s extension of the mask mandate, allowing air travellers to fly mask-free for the first time since 2020—and Europe is next to follow suit.
GLOBAL AIRLINE CAPACITY BACK TO 83% OF PRE-COVID SEATS | THE RETURN OF THE BUSINESS TRAVEL INDUSTRY IS IN SIGHT
Depending on who you asked over the past few years, the possibility of the business travel industry returning in full either seemed brutally dismal or quite optimistic.
STUDY IDENTIFIES THE COMPANIES BEST TACKLING AIR TRAVEL EMISSIONS | WHO IS IS LEADING IN REDUCING THEIR ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT?
A new study by campaign group Transport & Environment has identified the companies it says are taking the most significant steps towards reducing their carbon emissions from corporate air travel.