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Aberdeen - Dublin
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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.
Heathrow Airport
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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.
Airports
Older than 7 days

Heathrow worried it might fall behind its European peers

Heathrow worried it might fall behind its European peersLONDON - Heathrow Airport posted a 868 million pounds loss for the first six month of 2021. As expensive testing requirements and travel restrictions keep holding back the UK's economic recovery the most important British airport does not rule out to end 2021 with fewer passengers than 2020.
Crisis
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Government moves to protect airline slots

Government moves to protect airline slotsLONDON - Britain plans to relax slot use regulation through the winter to protect airline assets. London Gatwick Airport warned the Governement that the step will eventually backfire. The airline landscape is in a split mood: British Airways and Easyjet favor an extended slot relief, while Ryanair and Wizz Air push for a return to normal rules.
Fully vaccinated passengers
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British Airways to lead travel "proving trials"

British Airways to lead travel LONDON - British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and Heathrow have joined forces to prove it is possible to quickly and easily verify those arriving into the UK who are fully vaccinated - an identification process already in place for outbound travel to several countries.
NATS
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Luton Airport modifies new arrival routes

Luton Airport modifies new arrival routesLONDON - Proposed new arrival routes into London Luton Airport (LLA) have been modified in direct response to feedback from residents and other stakeholders received in a public consultation held from October 2020 to February 2021. The updates will limit noise impact on residential neigborhoods.
Airlines
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Ryanair snaps Easyjet slots at Stansted

Ryanair snaps Easyjet slots at StanstedLONDON - Ryanair expands its Standsted base this winter season with the acquisition of nearly 300 weekly slots from rival Easyjet. The airlines already swapped STN summer slots as Easyjet closes its Stansted post to focus on its London Luton and London Gatwick bases after the crisis.
Traffic light system
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Ryanair and MAG challenge British travel rules

Ryanair and MAG challenge British travel rulesLONDON - Ryanair and airport operator MAG are suing the UK Government over "unacceptable" travel restrictions. Prime Minister Boris Johnson's traffic light system continues to choke off air travel recovery, Ryanair said. To prevent further spreading of a new Covid-19 string, Downing Street so far rejects any adjustments to its policy.
Jersey flights
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Wizz Air launches its first ever UK domestic routes

Wizz Air launches its first ever UK domestic routesLONDON - Wizz Air announced its first ever UK domestic services with flights from Cardiff and Sheffield to Jersey. Starting July 9th the new routes focus on holiday demand and will be operated Mondays and Fridays. Wizz Air UK will open a base in Cardiff - the latest in its network - this week.
MAG CEO
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Traffic light system leaves travel industry frustrated

Traffic light system leaves travel industry frustratedLONDON - The British traffic light system faces an industry wide backlash. Airlines, airports and tour operators feel "stuck with a system not fit for purpose" that cannot be scrutinized or challenged. While British tourists were forced to end their summer vacations early, other countries continue to reopen travel.
Airports
Older than 7 days

London City controlled by remote digital tower

London City controlled by remote digital towerLONDON - London City Airport has become the first major international airport in the world to be fully controlled by a remote digital air traffic control tower, following intensive testing and live trials of the revolutionary technology during lockdown, marking a "step change" in global air traffic management.
Airports
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CAA rejects Heathrow fee application

CAA rejects Heathrow fee applicationLONDON - Heathrow Airport tried to pass on its pandemic losses to airlines - the controversial request to increase charges by up to ten percent to recover 2.6 billion pounds over the next few year was rejected by British aviation regulator CAA Tuesday. Yet, neither the airport nor airlines are happy with the decision.
Covid-19
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UK to suspend flights from India

UK to suspend flights from IndiaLONDON - Explosively rising Covid-19 infection rates and a double mutation in India cause Canada and Great Britain to suspend passenger air traffic with the country for the time being. Heathrow Airport rejected airline requests for additional flight shortly before the red list suspension took effect this Friday.
BA und Loganair
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London City to restore key regional routes

London City to restore key regional routesLONDON - London City Airport (LCY) has welcomed the restoration of key regional routes, with flights to resume shortly to Edinburgh, Glasgow - both with British Airways -and Dundee with Loganair, re-establishing important domestic connectivity and tourism links between Scotland and the heart of London.
Unite
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Heathrow Airport faces three weeks of labor action

Heathrow Airport faces three weeks of labor actionLONDON - Unite has announced 41 strikes at Heathrow Airport citing a bitter dispute after the company's decision to fire and rehire its entire workforce, slashing pay and reducing conditions. "Targeted strike action" will begin on Friday 2 April and there will be 41 strikes over a 23 day period, with the final strike scheduled for Sunday 25 April.
Luton Airport
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Next steps for arrival route plans

Next steps for arrival route plans LONDON - Almost four months of public consultation regarding proposed changes to arrival routes into London Luton Airport have now ended. New flight paths will "simplify and modernise" approaches into Luton and segregate arriving inbound traffic from Standsted corridors, the airport said.
Airports
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Heathrow to increase passenger service fees

Heathrow to increase passenger service feesLONDON - The UK Civil Aviation Authority approved new passengers service fees that will help Heathrow airport to cope with the financial consequences of the Covid-19 drop in traffic. This includes a new "airport cost recovery charge" of 8.90 pounds on each departing passenger levied through the remainder of 2021.
Road to recovery
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Luton Airport applies to increase passenger cap

Luton Airport applies to increase passenger capLONDON - London Luton Airport has submitted an application to Luton Council to change its current annual passenger cap from 18 million to 19 million. The application, which follows a public consultation held in October 2020, seeks to vary five conditions the airport's original planning permission.
Airports
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Heathrow curbs 2021 recovery expectations

Heathrow curbs 2021 recovery expectationsLONDON - Once among the most vibrant airports in the world, London Heathrow will not make it into the top 10 of global aviation hubs in 2020. Corona fallouts on traffic keep denting recovery expectations. Heathrow Airport already curbed its 2021 passenger forecast by more than 40 percent to just over 37m travellers.
Covid-19
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Stansted Airport to offer full range of testing

Stansted Airport to offer full range of testingLONDON - London Stansted Airport has launched a new Covid-19 testing facility, as part of a move by its parent company, Manchester Airports Group (MAG). The announcement means the full range of tests – RT-PCR, RT-LAMP, Rapid Antigen and Antibody - will be available to all passengers inside the main terminal building.

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