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S1:E184 | 22th January 2021

The Weekend Show with Chris Notter and Steven Dickson (part 39)

Weekly show with Steven – another review, topical news and views, and some debate.

Thank you to all those who have sent comments ref last week’s show. Really appreciated and good to see different viewpoints ad options.

Points covered :
• Good news :
o Vaccine roll-outs gaining momentum in numbers and % of population
 Israel
 Bahrain
 UK + Ireland
o Singapore also started to vaccinate airport workers
o Easy jet bookings up over 250%
o LH starts work on the LCC HUB in FRA development – expected completion 2028
o SAGA booking criteria linked to vaccinations ( some good-natured discussion between us as only one of us is eligible!)
o President Biden and his 100-day MASK up – including on all aircraft
o Malaysian restructure gets positive feedback
• Challenging news/views
o Australia potential for border closure until 2022
o Environment minister voicing consideration of UK border closures
o KLM to halt international flights
o Norwegian – Oslo coalition positive about new model — Nordic region low cost
o BA Cargo Handler strike — Is this the right time to be considering such action?

Music used: Distant Lands – Hanu Dixit.mp3



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Chris Notter started his career with H.M.Customs & Excise before moving into Freight Forwarding. He then entered the Airline side of the business, spending 29 years with German Carrier Lufthansa. Chris always references Lufthansa as being “the best possible training platform that anyone could have been given in their early career years.” Since leaving Lufthansa, Chris has held senior leading industry roles including -Head of Cargo with Etihad, both VP of Operations at the HUB and VP of Network with Qatar Airways. More recently and during some 5 years with Saudi Cargo, he has held the position of VP Network Operations as well as Chief Ground Handling Officer. Since early 2019, Chris has once again returned to Consultancy as well as hosting the EVA Podcast series.