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Road to recovery
4 days ago

Lufthansa reignites business travel at London City Airport

Lufthansa reignites business travel at London City AirportLONDON - London City Airport and Lufthansa have announced that flights between central London and Frankfurt will resume at the start of September. The German airline will commence two flights a day between the two global financial centres from Monday 7th September in a bid to restore business travel.
New routes
7 days ago

Newquay rebuilds connectivity after Flybe demise

Newquay rebuilds connectivity after Flybe demiseNEWQUAY - British Airways fills the Flybe gap on the route from London-Heathrow to Newquay in return for PSO subsidies - restoring a vital airlink between Cornwell and the capital through March 2021. Newquay airport also attracted a new regional airline that started to offer new services.
Airports
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Luton flags 250 job cuts

Luton flags 250 job cutsLONDON - Even as traffic recovers from months of coronavirus lockdown, Luton airport braces for a lenghty return to pre-crisis levels. The Easyjet base plans cut 250 jobs as "short-term passenger numbers will be much lower than pre-pandemic levels" citing a "difficult but necessary decision".
Airport re-opens
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BA CityFlyer returns to London City

BA CityFlyer returns to London CityLONDON - London City Airport has announced British Airways subsidiary BA CityFlyer will resume some routes from London City Airport to Ibiza, Florence, Málaga and Palma this summer. The airline will also be recommencing domestic flights to Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dublin.
Covid-19
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Britain publishes safety guidance for airlines and airports

Britain publishes safety guidance for airlines and airportsLONDON - Britain published new guidance for airlines and airports on how to operate safely to minimise the risks from coronavirus, adding to hopes that the country will soon agree deals to allow quarantine-free travel. The move show the government is preparing for a restart of aviation.
Airports
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London City airport to resume operations

London City airport to resume operationsLONDON - London City Airport announced plans to restart commercial operations from the end of June. With more details to be announced alongside airline partners shortly, it is expected that domestic services to key UK cities and regions will begin first. International flights are expected to follow in early July.
Covid-19
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Airports: safety rules to lengthen pre-departure waits

Airports: safety rules to lengthen pre-departure waitsMONTREAL - New global guidelines featuring physical distancing to restart aviation safely during the coronavirus pandemic could add up to two hours of pre-departure time for passengers at some airports during peak hours, the head of an international airports' group said on Tuesday.
Airports
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Heathrow freight flights increase by 300 percent

Heathrow freight flights increase by 300 percentLONDON - Government data reveals the significant role Heathrow airport has played in equipping front-line workers and hospitals in their fight against Covid-19. From January until March this year, Heathrow welcomed 5,269 tonnes of specific medical cargo items urgently needed in the pandemic.
Heathrow
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Travel bubbles for low-risk countries

Travel bubbles for low-risk countriesLONDON, - Britain should set up "travel bubbles" with low-risk countries to allow the movement of people, instead of bringing in new coronavirus quarantine rules when flights restart, according to Heathrow Airport. Isolating arriving passengers is a major concern in the UK airtravel industry.
Covid-19
Older than 7 days

Heathrow expansion plans face 5 year setback

Heathrow expansion plans face 5 year setbackLONDON . Britain risks destroying its aviation sector and smothering any broader economic recovery after it failed to follow the likes of the United States and France in propping up its airlines, the head of London Heathrow Airport warned as airport expects a significant delay in the construction of a third runway.
Covid-19
Older than 7 days

Virgin Atlantic to cut 3,150 jobs

Virgin Atlantic to cut 3,150 jobsLONDON - Virgin Atlantic said on Tuesday it planned to cut 3,150 jobs and would move its flying programme from London Gatwick to Heathrow airport as it counts the cost of the Covid-19 pandemic. The spread of coroanvirus has virtually brought airports around the globe to a standstill, leaving airlines taking drastic steps to make savings.
Airports
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Gatwick braces for lengthy recovery

Gatwick braces for lengthy recoveryLONDON - Passenger numbers and revenue were up at Gatwick Airport for the nine-month period ending 31 December 2019, compared to the same period last year. Just under 37 million passengers passed through the airport in the nine-month period – an increase of 0.3 percent - but then Covid-19 stroke.
IATA
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Common set of rules needed to help restart air travel

Common set of rules needed to help restart air travelPARIS - A common set of rules is needed to help facilitate the restart of global air travel, the head of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said, adding that new measures must still allow airline operations to be economically viable.
Covid-19
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Wizz Air to resume scheduled services out of Luton

Wizz Air to resume scheduled services out of LutonLONDON - Low-cost airline Wizz Air said on Saturday it would restart some flights from London's Luton Airport on May 1, becoming one of the first European carriers to begin restoring scheduled flight services that have been halted during the coronavirus pandemic.
IATA
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Mideast, African governments failing to protect airlines

Mideast, African governments failing to protect airlinesDUBAI - Middle Eastern and African governments are failing to take the action required to protect their airlines from the economic crisis caused by the new coronavirus pandemic, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said on Thursday.
COVID-19-Lockdown
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Runway works underway at London Stansted

Runway works underway at London StanstedLONDON - London Stansted’s engineering team is using the unprecedented grounding of aircraft across the globe as a unique opportunity to move planned overnight runway maintenance works to daytime hours.
Idle airport
Older than 7 days

A bird’s eye view of Stansted in Covid-19 times

A bird’s eye view of Stansted in Covid-19 timesLONDON - London Stansted airport has released unique drone footage showing how it is managing the challenge of finding parking spaces for almost 100 aircraft which have been grounded following the Covid-19 pandemic. Only a handful of passengers and essential cargo fly in and out of the idle Stadsted airfield.
Parking pain
Older than 7 days

Airlines and airports hunt for storage space

Airlines and airports hunt for storage spaceATLANTA - As airlines idle thousands of aircraft for which there are no passengers, they are hitting an unprecedented problem: finding a place to park them. Taxiways, maintenance hangars and even runways at major airports are being transformed into giant parking lots for more than 2,500 airliners.
COVID-19
Older than 7 days

UAE closes airports for passenger operations

UAE closes airports for passenger operationsABU DHABI - The UAE close their airports for nearly all passenger operations. Abu Dhabi`s Etihad Airways will survive the "unprecedented times" of the coronavirus epidemic, it`s chief executive said in a video released, a day after the industry`s largest body warned that Middle East airlines were in crisis.
Airports
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Stansted starts initial phase of national airspace upgrade

Stansted starts initial phase of national airspace upgradeLONDON - As part of UK Airspace Modernisation Programme, London Stansted has begun the process of re-designing the network of corridors and flightpaths that aircraft use when travelling to and from the airport. Government requested all airports to review how new technology can best be used to make airspace use more efficient.

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