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Airports

Gatwick expects cargo windfall from Northern runway project

Gatwick expects cargo windfall from Northern runway projectLONDON - The volume of  air cargo handled through London Gatwick Airport is forecast to increase to around 350,000 metric tonnes per year by the middle of the century (2047), up from 150,000 tonnes in 2019/20 - if the airport’s plan to bring its Northern runway into routine use is realised.»
7 days ago
Seasonal bases

Easyjet to tap Spain and Portugal for 2022 recovery

Easyjet to tap Spain and Portugal for 2022 recoveryLUTON - The European aviation market continues to recover - Easyjet expects pent-up demand in 2022 and announced Monday it will be expanding its network of seasonal bases by adding five more aircraft across bases Malaga, Palma de Mallorca and Faro from May 2022, citing "the important role" of these markets.»
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AFA Training Center

Ryanair consolidates training ops in recruitment drive

Ryanair consolidates training ops in recruitment driveDUBLIN - Ryanair laid the groundwork for recovery and expansion with the opening of a new 50 million Euro training center in Santry, close to Dublin Airport. The Irish low-cost airline consolidates training operations under a new agreement with Airline Flight Academy (AFA) and announced a hiring spree.»
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Aberdeen - Dublin

Loganair adds Ireland service

Loganair adds Ireland serviceABERDEEN - Loganair, the UK’s largest regional airline, has further bolstered its route network as it launches a new direct service between Aberdeen and Dublin, with the first flight taking to the skies Sunday 5 September. The airline operates the route with a 49-seat Embraer 145 regional jet.»
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Partnership

Eve and Microflite to develop Urban Air Mobility in Australia

Eve and Microflite to develop Urban Air Mobility in AustraliaMELBOURNE - Microflite - an australian helicopter operator - and Embraer Eve plan to begin their partnership using helicopters, where appropriate, as a proof of concept to validate parameters that will apply to future electrical vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft operations or so called EVA (Electrical Vertical Aircraft).»
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Airports

Gatwick aims to bring its Northern Runway into routine use

Gatwick aims to bring its Northern Runway into routine use LONDON - Gatwick aims to bring its existing Northern Runway into routine use alongside its Main Runway in order to secure the airports long-term growth. The airport management has announced that a public consultation will start on the 9th September 2021. »
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Zero emission aircraft

Octopus Hydrogen to Supply Green Hydrogen to ZeroAvia

Octopus Hydrogen to Supply Green Hydrogen to ZeroAvia LONDON - Octopus Hydrogen will provide 100 per cent green hydrogen to ZeroAvia’s R&D centre at Cotswold Airport in Kemble during the testing, certification and first commercial operations of its zero emission hydrogen-electric aircraft powertrain technology.»
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Hans Airways

UK start-up airline preparing to spread its wings later this year

UK start-up airline preparing to spread its wings later this yearLONDON - A new start-up airline based in the UK is preparing to spread its wings later this year. Hans Airways will focus on routes between secondary city pairs in the UK and India eyeing the huge Indian diasporas in Europe and North America. Currently, the airline is waiting for the CAA to approve its AOC application.»
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Road to recovery

CAA expects travel uptick

CAA expects travel uptickLONDON - The UK Civil Aviation Authority has published aviation statistics for the second quarter of 2021. Overall, 6.3 million passengers flew in and out of the UK between April and June this year - compared to 3.4 million in quarter one 2021 - across 124,000 flights (81,000 flights in quarter one 2021).»
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Heathrow Airport

Long road to recovery starts as travel restrictions relax

Long road to recovery starts as travel restrictions relaxLONDON - The further easing of travel restrictions throughout July resulted in a 74% upsurge in passengers compared with July 2020 at Heathrow Airport. With consumer confidence on the rise, over 1.5 million travellers passed through Heathrow, marking the highest monthly passenger numbers since March 2020. »
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Airlines

JetBlue Airways starts London route

JetBlue Airways starts London routeLONDON - JetBlue Airways has officially entered the transatlantic market with new, nonstop service between New York John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and London Heathrow Airport (LHR). The first customer-carrying JetBlue flight between the U.S. and the U.K. touched down at Heathrow Thursday just before 10 o’clock.»
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Airlines

Virgin Atlantic considers going public

Virgin Atlantic considers going publicLONDON - Virgin Atlantic might tap the stock market as the recovery takes shape. The airline will follow up on its IPO plans by autumn, Sky News reports. Virgin Atlantic is co-owned by billionaire Richard Branson's Virgin Group, that holds a 51 percent interest, and Delta Air Lines with a 49 percent stake.»

Short News

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.»

UK puts CAA in charge for noise control

LONDON - The Secretary of State for Transport has announced the Government's intention to wind down the Independent Commission on Civil Aviation Noise (ICCAN) at the end of September 2021.»

Corona controls delay flights in July

BRUSSELS - Data from airlines in July shows the average delay per flight on departure was 11 minutes, definitely better than 18 minutes in July 2019. However, not all types of delay are down.»

First A220 for Air France completes production flight

MIRABEL - On Thursday 26 August, the Airbus A220, sporting the Air France colours, made its production flight. »

New Helsinki entrance to open in December

HELSINKI - Finavia will open the entrance to Helsinki Airport and the updated traffic arrangements for passengers on December 1st.»

Helvetic completes the renewal of its Embraer fleet

ZURICH - Swiss regional airline Helvetic Airways took delivery of its twelfth latest-generation Embraer E-Jet E2 aircraft. »

Jet2 mulls fleet switch to Airbus

MANCHESTER - British leisure airline Jet2 mulls replacing at least part of its Boeing 737-800 fleet by new Airbus A320neo aircraft.»

Court confirms end for PPF cap

LONDON - A legal victory by British Airline Pilots’ Association (BALPA), potentially worth a total of more than 35 million pounds for 170 union members, spells the end for the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) compensation cap.»

British holiday bookings to Spain soar

MADRID - British holiday bookings to Spain have increased 400 percent since the government has lifted mandatory quarantine for fully vaccinated travellers.»

British Airways 787 landing gear retracts on ground

LONDON - A British Airways Boeing 787-8 aircraft is undergoing repairs after its landing gear retracted on ground. The incident seemed highly avoidable.»

Emerald Airlines speeds launch date for Aer Lingus

DUBLIN - Aer Lingus fills the Stobart Air void: Emerald Airlines is stepping in earlier than expected on regional hub-feed services.»

Flypop confirms Stansted base plans

LONDON - Airline startup Flypop confirm that London Stansted Airport will be its first UK airport base.»

Play starts flight operation with London service

LONDON - Iceland is back on the destination boards at London Stansted as new airline Play launched its first flight from the airport to Reykjavik last week.»

Delta to hire 1,000 new pilots

ATLANTA - Delta Air Lines returns to the recruitment market. The airline intends to hire more than 1,000 pilots by next summer, a Delta memo seen by Reuters said.»

Ryanair 737 MAX deliveries may slip to September

LONDON - Ryanair mulls to defer introduction of its first Boeing 737 MAX aircraft from summer to autumn 2021.»

Heathrow appoints sustainability expert to its board

LONDON - Heathrow Airport has appointed Joan MacNaughton to its Board as a Non-Executive Director.»

Aeromexico receives its first Boeing 737 MAX 9

MEXICO CITY - As part of their fleet plan, Aeromexico has received new Boeing 737 MAX 9 aircraft. The first two aircraft landed in Mexico City in the early hours of May 29.»

United heads pre-pandemic levels

CHICAGO - United Airlines adds more than 400 daily flights to its July schedule and increases service to reopened European destinations. »

Stansted becomes Covid-secure airport

LONDON - London Stansted has become one of the first airports in the UK to receive CAA recognition for the measures implemented across the airport to make it Covid-secure as it prepares for the return of passengers in the coming weeks.»

Heathrow reports low March volumes

LONDON - Heathrow Airport passenger numbers were down 83% in March year over year as passenger travel remained mostly idle.»

Virgin Atlantic to fly all planes by November

LONDON - Virgin Atlantic will return its full fleet back to service before the end of the year.»

JetBlue Airways secures CAA approval

LONDON - JetBlue Airways is cleared to start operations from the United States to the UK.»

Pilots wary of British travel plan

LONDON - British airline pilots are worried that a lack of concrete opening dates, the cost of required Covid tests means that not enough people will want to travel this summer to help the industry recover.»

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