Planners envisaged the airport would welcome hundreds of thousands of passengers a year.
The Farnborough International Airshow has announced that it is removing its public weekend, taking the biennial show from seven days to five and eliminating its public airshow. It has been reported that factors influencing the change include negative feedback regarding last year’s airshow, and a decreasing number of airshow spectators. The public weekend will be replaced by opening the trade show to the public for the final day of the event.
In 2018, more than 1,500 exhibitors and 80,000 visitors from 112 countries attended the event.
(Source: AVWebFlash March 7, 2019)
New airline gambles on games.
A newly formed British airline aims to woo passengers in its 15-hour flights to Asia with slot machines, bingo and blackjack aboard a Boeing 747.
Britain's Civil Aviation Authority has granted permission for the Singapore run and London Express is seeking clearance for flights to Bangkok and Hong Kong.
Initially the 'flying bingo hall' concept will only be available on flights originating in Britain, but if the scheme is successful, London Express will seek to sell tickets in the reverse direction.
Note: We can find no other information on the success of this airline - eds.