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S1:E186 | 30th January 2021

The Weekend Show with Chris Notter and Steven Dickson (part 40)

Another week – more problems – disagreements and as always, many different points of view!

A few key points and then a lively exchange around the vaccines and who should do what – EU V.V. UK.
Different options now.
Countries calling others out.
COVAX contributions.
WHO opinions.

Topics discussed:
EY – EK flights now on RED list – big impact as DXB-LHR was the world’s busiest route in Jan 21.
Border restrictions – Hotel Quarantine policies now on many agenda’s
Comes with control problems.
People being people.
More bad news for EasyJet, Wizz Air — Terrible numbers in Jan and expected from Q1 = 10% of 2019 Capacity.
Government – support potentially up to 8 Million before the end of the financial year.
Tough times before the light starts to shine more brightly in this on-going tunnel.

Now focus on ‘Build Back Better – or Bring Back Better’ – learning and doing together!

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.