Travel Industry News 19 December 2022

Paris CDG Terminal 1 reopens

Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport has reopened its Terminal 1 after almost three years of closure, gearing up for the Paris Olympics in 2024. The renovations saw the creation of a 36,000 sqm junction building as well as new features within the central lobby to improve the passenger experience.

The new junction building links satellites 1, 2 and 3 and connects to the central building at Terminal 1. This includes a new 5,600 sqm boarding hall facing the central body.

The airport says that there will be a maximum travel time of six minutes from the end of security checks to the boarding gate.

IATA and Travalyst team up to help consumers calculate their carbon footprint

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Travalyst, have joined forces with the aim of providing consumers with a consistent, accurate and widely available calculation of their carbon footprint from air travel.

As all sectors of the aviation and travel industries come together in pursuit of net zero CO2 goals, this new and major collaboration effort will bring even greater transparency, accuracy and consistency to how a traveller’s carbon footprint is calculated.

Don’t show a passport to Malaga

British Airways (BA) is trialling biometric technology for international flights becoming the first UK airline to do so. The technology enables customers to travel through the airport ‘smartly’ without showing their passports.

Customers to Malaga (AGP) from Heathrow Terminal 5 who sign up to take part in the airline’s trial, will be asked to scan their face, passport and boarding pass on their smartphone or tablet ahead of travel. When trial participants arrive at the airport, Smart Bio-Pod cameras will verify their identity in under three seconds, allowing them to keep their passports in their pockets until they reach their destination.

The trial will run for six months and, if successful, will be extended to more international flights.

DP&L Travel Management opening hours over Christmas & New Year

Please find our office opening hours over the next 2 weeks.

Open 9am until 1pm on Friday 23rd December

Closed Monday 26th & Tuesday 27th December

Open 9am until 5pm on Wednesday 28th December

Open 9am until 5pm on Thursday 29th December

Open 9am until 1pm on Friday 30th December.

Closed Monday 2nd & Tuesday 3rd January 2023

Normal opening hours commence from Wednesday 4rd January 2023


Our emergency out of hours service will be in operation throughout the festive period. In the case of a travel emergency you will be able to reach us on 07780667362.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for booking your travel through us in 2022 and look forward to seeing you all again in 2023

Travel news as a glance:

  • British Airways starts new Cincinnati route from summer 2023
  • Belfast City Airport welcomes Aer Lingus Regional’s two new routes to Newquay and Jersey
  • Vistara starts daily, non-stop flights between Mumbai and Muscat
  • Etihad to increase JFK to Abu Dhabi to twice daily from 24Apr23
  • United Orders 100 Boeing 787s