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Teesside Airport

Loganair discontinues Heathrow link

Loganair discontinues Heathrow linkTEESSIDE - Loganair suspends its flights from Teesside to London-Heathrow and Southampton citing "cost of aviation fuel" and recent fee increases at the London hub. The Heathrow route suffered from a sluggish return of business travel while leisure traffic spearheads recovery of British aviation.»
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Airlines

IAG expects to restore full North Atlantic capacity

IAG expects to restore full North Atlantic capacityLONDON - British Airways owner IAG expects its operating results to be profitable from quarter two, "leading both operating profit and net cash flows from operating activities to be positive for the year". The company curbed its operational loss by one third to 731 million Euros in the first quarter.»
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Airports

Heathrow wary of 2022 traffic recovery

Heathrow wary of 2022 traffic recoveryLONDON - Heathrow welcomed 9.7 million passengers in Q1 2022. January and February were "much weaker than expected" due to Omicron-related travel restrictions, while March demand increased after the unexpectedly quick removal of all UK travel restrictions on 18th March. The future remains uncertain.»
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Airlines

Virgin Atlantic expects profitable 2023

Virgin Atlantic expects profitable 2023LONDON - Virgin Atlantic 2021 results reflect an "intensely challenging year" for the airline and the continuation of the "immense challenges" the industry faced due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Management expects conditions to improve in 2022 and to turn Virgin Atlantic to a profit by 2023.»
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London City Airport

March traffic boosts confidence in recovery

March traffic boosts confidence in recovery LONDON - March saw London City Airport deliver its best monthly passenger figures since the beginning of the pandemic two years ago: 189,000 passengers used the central London hub last month with Amsterdam the most popular route, continuing the airport’s post pandemic rebound.»
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Covid-19

Staff infections hit British airlines

Staff infections hit British airlinesLONDON - Severe Covid-19 outbreaks in their workforces cause Easyjet and British Airways to slash their schedules. Easyjet cancelled about 100 connections Monday, including 62 UK departures, according to "BBC". The airlines try to discourage short-term bookings with higher ticket prices.»
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Airlines

Hans Airways secures former Air Europa A330

Hans Airways secures former Air Europa A330LONDON - Hans Airways expects start commercial operations this summer. The new British longhaul airline will focus on flights to India to serve pent-up demand as the country opens up after two years of travel restrictions. Hans Airways just arranged the first leasing deal for an Airbus A330-300.»
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Airports

Gatwick Airport returns South Terminal to service

Gatwick Airport returns South Terminal to serviceLONDON - Gatwick Airport reopenend its South Terminal Sunday and has gone from an airport with about 300 flights a day (26 March) to one operating around 570 flights (27 March) – making it the equivalent of opening a medium-sized airport overnight. The airport expects a busy summer season.»
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Airlines

Flybe to start operations as a new airline in April

Flybe to start operations as a new airline in AprilLONDON - Flybe returns to European skies from 13 April. The relaunched airline will operate up to 530 flights a week on 23 routes, PA news agency reported Tuesday. Flybe will mainly serve domestic flights within the UK, but also tap demand on routes to Amsterdam, Brest, Avignon and Toulon.»
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Strong momentum

Airlines and passengers return to London City Airport

Airlines and passengers return to London City AirportLONDON - London City Airport is operating in tailwinds once again. BA CityFlyer starts new routes from London City Airport to Milan Malpensa and Luxembourg on March 27th. Connections to Rotterdam and Nice also resume, 20 of the 25 routes that BA CityFlyer operated in 2019 have now returned to the schedule.»
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Russia

UK looks beyond Aeroflot on aviation sanctions

UK looks beyond Aeroflot on aviation sanctionsLONDON - New UK sanctions on Russia target aviation and oligarchs. Airspace violations by jets that fall under sanctions will be considered a criminal offense under a legal amendment. Authorities already seized a private jet at Farnborough Airport last week and investigate eventual ties to a Russian oligarch.»
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NATS

British air traffic recovery slowest in Europe

British air traffic recovery slowest in EuropeLONDON - 2021 UK air traffic averaged just 41 percent of pre-pandemic figures, mirroring 2020’s 40 percent average. This is despite shoots of optimism as routes to the USA re-opened and vaccinated passengers were permitted to travel overseas, although destinations were subject to frequent change.»

Short News

Air Baltic to hire external pilots

RIGA - Air Baltic has 315 pilots in its workforce. The airline is looking to add 120 pilots through 2023.»

Easyjet curbs A319 seating capacity

LONDON - Easyjet is limiting its A319s to 150 seats over summer. This will allow the airline to operate flights with one crew member less.»

Air Canada to resume Manchester service

MANCHESTER - Air Canada has announced it will resume its non-stop seasonal service between Manchester and Toronto, operating five-times weekly from 1 June thrroug 30 September 2022.»

Jet2 adds A321neo orders

MANCHESTER - Jet2 firmed up purchase rights for another six Airbus A3210neo as the airlines moves from a Boeing to an Airbus fleet.»

British Airways skips mask mandate

LONDON - British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and Heathrow Airport lift the mask mandate for travellers.»

Norse launches cadet program for its 787 operation

OSLO - Norse Atlantic Airways and OSM Aviation Academy have agreed to work together to launch a cadet program that will prepare the flight academy’s students for a future career at the new long-haul airline.»

Gatwick to reopen South Terminal by March

LONDON - Gatwick Airport has announced it will reopen its South Terminal in March - after nearly two years being dormant - to help meet the expected strong demand this summer and beyond as confidence in international travel returns.»

British Airways adds Heathrow link Nuremberg

LONDON - British Airways has announced that it will be introducing a new destination to its Heathrow short-haul network: Nuremberg.»

Loganair and British Airways expand codeshare flights

LONDON - British Airways and Loganair have announced a major expansion of their codeshare agreement, offering more choice and connectivity for customers travelling across the UK.»

British Airways leaves mask mandate in place

LONDON - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson revokes the mask mandade in public transport. British Airways will not rush things.»

CAA sets interim price cap at Heathrow

LONDON - The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is holding firm the price cap that Heathrow Airport (HAL) can charge its airline customers in the period from 1 January 2022.»

Shareholders pour money into Virgin Atlantic

LONDON - Virgin Atlantic Airways has received 400m pounds in new investments from its shareholders, Virgin Group and Delta Air Lines.»

UK urges customers to redeem ATOL vouchers

LONDON - The UK Civil Aviation Authority is advising holidaymakers issued with refund credit notes during the COVID-19 pandemic to redeem their credit as international travel continues to open up.»

China to ease operational restrictions on Finnair

HELSINKI - In their regular negotiations on 16-17 November 2021, Finland and China agreed that flights from Finland to Shanghai could be increased. The number of weekly routes will be raised from seven to 14.»

American Airlines and British Airways offer free testing

LONDON - American Airlines and British Airways announced a collaboration global COVID-19 testing provider Qured to offer complimentary test kits to support the swift return of international business travel.»

NATS and Heathrow continue partnership

LONDON - NATS and Heathrow have had a long and successful relationship, working together to operate the world’s busiest and most efficient dual runway airport before the impact of the Covid pandemic. The partnership is extended now.»

BA and Virgin take off to New York

LONDON - Formation flight into the new beginning of travel: British Airways and Virgin Atlantic departed London Heathrow Monday for their first flights in the U.S. under relaxed immigration rules.»

Avianca registers in the UK

NEW YORK - Avianca is in final court proceedings to close its Chapter 11 restructuring. The airline will move its legal residence to the UK.»

Emirates to recruit 600 pilots by early 2022

DUBAI - Emirates ramps up hiring to support "accelerated recovery". The six months recruitment drive includes vacancies for 3,000 cabin crew, 1,200 technical staff, 1,200 airport service and ground staff - and 600 pilots.»

IAG names new CFO

LONDON - International Airlines Group (IAG) announces that Steve Gunning has decided to stand down from the role of Chief Financial Officer and leave the group after the release of the company’s full year 2021 results.»

British Airways returns Airbus A380 to active fleet

LONDON - British Airways is returning the Airbus A380 to service. The A380s will be phased-in on the European network from November before first intercontinental flights.»

Jet2 frames deal for additional A321neo aircraft

MANCHESTER - British holiday airline Jet2 adds 15 more Airbus A321neo aircraft to its order tally.»

Logan Air add routes for summer 2022

LONDON - Loganair continues to build its network and UK-wide connectivity as it adds three further routes to its Summer 2022 programme.»

National Express and Stagecoach plan merger

LONDON - Competition between air, rail and road transportation on domestic routes ist heating up as the two largest UK passenger transportation companies are about to merge.»

Ryanair cracks down on British investors

DUBLIN - Ryanair no longer accepts new British shareholders since Brexit. The airline is now cracking down on investors who disregarded the provisions.»

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