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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
London Heathrow
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Walsh: chances of new runway "significantly reduced"

Walsh: chances of new runway LONDON - The chief executive of British Airways-owner IAG said that the building of a new runway at Heathrow Airport was "significantly reduced" by a court ruling on Thursday. Heathrow, Europe's busiest airport, has been trying for years to expand but a court blocked the new runway plan on Thursday on environmental grounds.
Court setback
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Heathrow expansion ruled illegal on climate grounds

Heathrow expansion ruled illegal on climate groundsLONDON - The planned expansion of London`s Heathrow Airport was declared unlawful on environmental grounds by a court on Thursday, a ruling that could sink the $18 billion project that has been dogged by decades of dispute and indecision.
Outbreak
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Heathrow says coronavirus impact small so far

Heathrow says coronavirus impact small so farLONDON - Britain`s Heathrow Airport, the busiest hub in Europe, has so far seen little impact from coronavirus on passenger numbers, but its chief executive said it was too soon to say whether or not the growth of the London hub this year would be curtailed by the global virus outbreak.
Airports
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Heathrow warns it might fall behind Paris

Heathrow warns it might fall behind ParisLONDON - Heathrow airport pushes for its expansion. Despite record breaking start to the year at Heathrow, latest figures show that its EU competitor, Paris Charles de Gaulle, is growing at twice the rate and is set to overtake as Europe`s leading hub airport within the next two years, the airport warned.
Airport expansion
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Stansted can continue development planning

Stansted can continue development planningLONDON - Stansted airport can continue its expansion plan without central government approval. A High Court judge has dismissed an appeal by Stop Stansted Expansion (SSE) group to have the airport`s planning application to serve more passengers determined by national government.
Airlines
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South African considers Heathrow slots sale

South African considers Heathrow slots saleLONDON - South African Airways might tap Heathrow slots as a source for cash in its turn-around efforts. According to a media report, the airline considers selling a prime slot pair it currently uses for an overnight service to Johannesburg. South African has neither confirmed nor denied the rumors.
Airports
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Johnson suggests additional delays in Heathrow expansion

Johnson suggests additional delays in Heathrow expansionLONDON - Boris Johnson sees no "immediate prospect" of construction activity to expand London Heathrow. The British PM dodged a question in parliament on his stance the billion pound infrastructure project. According to a recent timeline a third runway is unlikely to be completed before 2028.
Airports
Older than 7 days

Airlines add frequencies to London City

Airlines add frequencies to London CityLONDON - New routes, additional frequencies and larger aircraft take London City Airport to new heights. Over five million passengers travelled through the central air link last year, making 2019 the busiest year in the airport`s history. An ongoing expansion plan will add capacity to the slot-constrained field.

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