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#BritishAirways doubles up in #Pakistan – announcing direct flights from #Lahore to #London #Heathrow

British Airways has today announced it will begin flying direct from Lahore, Pakistan to London Heathrow four days week, commencing on 14 October 2020. Tickets are on sale now. Image
The ‘City of Gardens’, Lahore is known for its rich culture and will be the second city in Pakistan that British Airways will connect to London, US and Canada. The airline already flies every single day from Islamabad, connecting friends and family as well as business contacts.
Flights will be operated by a Boeing 787-8 departing from Heathrow Terminal 5, landing into Lahore’s International Airport

British High Commissioner to Pakistan Dr Christian Turner said:

First ever British Airways flights to Lahore is sign of confidence in Pakistan
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MAR 7 #CoronaVirusUpdates MD THREAD 1: First two #Florida DEATHS.. Both had traveled outside US. NOTE if using ARCGIS MAP (See next tweet, both #Iran and #Italy have not reported in days, and #NoKorea never has.) Use WIPES
MAR 7 #CoronaVirusUpdates MD THREAD 2: eg by Ret MD NOTE Ppl have #COVID19 and are infectious, as with colds for about 2 days. Reports of 2 Baggage screeners (TSA) At #LAX and 2 at #Heathrow WIPE YOUR LUGGAGE HANDLES. Remember cases in #Houston from #Egypt #NileCruise @AMSA_News
MAR 7 #CoronaVirusUpdates MD THREAD 3: Here is link to MAR 6 THREAD via @threadreaderapp tinyurl.com/wq9832e .. SEE AND SHARE. @MelanieNathan1 @waymon @sfpelosi @goodasyou @bilerico @davidbadash @DavidMixner AND ALL #ActUp Activists @maddow @AC360
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Me in @spikedonline on the #heathrow decision and what it means for democracy.

A few are saying I have overstated the Court's role & not paid attention to the significant part of the judgement. I don't think so. >>

spiked-online.com/2020/02/28/the…
@spikedonline The judgement is here. I think it is mealy-mouthed about the role played by the court.

judiciary.uk/wp-content/upl…
@spikedonline I think the observation that the Minister just has to amend details of the governments plan under the Paris "Agreement" to overcome this, while may be technically true is a bigger job than is implied.
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#Heathrow #NoThirdRunway Ruling: Milestone and Hope for other Struggles

Read our press release on today's groundbreaking court decision: stay-grounded.org/heathrow-third… Image
@PlanB_earth We celebrate today’s decision by the UK court of appeal to declare the construction of the planned third runway at Heathrow Airport illegal because the UK’s climate mitigation commitments and the Paris Agreement.
This decision is a milestone in climate litigation! It gives hope to hundreds of communities around the world in their struggles against destructive airport projects: It is possible to stop them to preserve a liveable planet for us and future generations.
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Heathrow airport expansion ruled illegal on climate change grounds bit.ly/2PtHuAx
The Court of Appeal ruled that the decision to build a third runway was illegal because it failed to consider the Paris climate agreement goal to hold global temperature rises to 1.5°C #Heathrow
Aviation is so bad for the climate because the condensation trails left by aeroplanes have a much greater warming effect that the carbon dioxide they release newscientist.com/article/220788…
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Thread alert!!

For those interested in what the future might hold, here are some thoughts on what happens now for #Heathrow and UK aviation policy after this seismic judgement

bbc.co.uk/news/business-…
Now government has said they won't appeal this judgement, what are the options for government?

The legal point is that the Aviation National Policy Statement should have taken into account the Paris Agreement on climate and didn't, which judge said was a misdirection in law
So govt could just re-write it (and get Commons to vote it through) with new wording on net zero referencing the legal target UK has

Would that work?

Well there would need to be some substantive policy to deliver otherwise there could be further legals
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#StormErik has caused a few go arounds at #Heathrow today and the videos will undoubtedly produce some headlines that don’t actually reflect the reality for the professional crews or the measured & methodical way they make a decision to go around. Follow me on our approach >>
Most approaches start an long way from the airfield. The pilots will get the weather and assess the likely “threats”. In the case of wind they will verbalise & practice manoeuvres such as a go around as well as setting acceptable & safe parameters for the day #StormErik #Aviation
During extremes of weather it’s likely the Captain will plan to land the aircraft, to utilise their experience & exposure to these events. This increases the likelihood of landing but is never a guarantee. The team will always work to their parameters set in the brief #StormErik
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#BREAKING: #Gatwick Airport in #London continues to be on lockdown as drones are reportedly still being spotted around the runways. Some flights have now been cancelled as a result while others are being diverted./@BreakingNLive
#BREAKING: #Gatwick Airport's Chief Operating Officer says a “large drone” is still operating over the airport, and the #London airport is still closed to air traffic
#BREAKING: The Government has gone to ground on #Gatwick suggesting the drone attack is serious beyond the utter chaos being suffered by passengers..No one in authority is saying anything 20 hours on-@jonsnowC4
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