Tag: London

Qantas Starts History-Making Flight Direct to London

Reading Time: 2 minutes Qantas’ first Perth to London flight has taken off, marking the start of the only direct air link between Australia and Europe – and the fastest way of traveling between the two continents. The history-making QF9, carrying more than 200 passengers and 16 crew, pushed back just before 7pm on Saturday evening and will land […]

Passenger Who Assaulted Dubai Airport Policeman Is Jailed

Reading Time: 1 minute Dubai’s Criminal Court has sentenced an Australian transit passenger to six months in prison plus deportation after he was convicted of assaulting a Dubai airport policeman. The ruling was passed on January 28 after the court heard how the 53-year-old Australian man was transiting from London to Sydney via Dubai on July 25, 2017, according […]

London Airports to Be “Completely Full” by Mid-2030s

Reading Time: 3 minutes All five of London’s main airports will be “completely full” by the mid-2030s, and four of them within a decade, according to updated aviation demand forecasts published by the UK government. Transport minister Chris Grayling said that the forecasts “also show us that the north-west runway scheme at Heathrow is the one which delivers the […]

Hoax Terror Alert Forces Fighter Jets To Intercept Ryanair Flight

Reading Time: 1 minute British fighter jets were scrambled to escort a Ryanair flight from Kaunas in Lithuania to London’s Stansted Airport on Wednesday after what the airline said was a hoax security alert. Ryanair said that the flight was diverted after a hoax alert was received by Lithuania and communicated to the airline. “This flight from Kaunas to […]

Etihad Rated Among The Quietest Airlines at Heathrow

Reading Time: 2 minutes Etihad Airways has been given a top rating by London’s Heathrow Airport for its emissions and night-time noise performance during the first three months of 2017. The ‘Fly Quiet and Clean’ League Table, the first of its kind to be produced by the airport, placed the UAE’s national airline among the top carriers for operating […]

Over 100 Speakers Confirmed For The Aviation Festival in London

Reading Time: 2 minutes Now in its 14th year the Aviation Festival brings together the most innovative airlines and airports to discuss all aspects of customer experience management. Key speakers for 2017 include: Sir Tim Clark, President, Emirates Robin Hayes, President & CEO, JetBlue Avi Golan, CDO, Air New Zealand William Shaw, Founder & CEO, VivaColombia Johanna Jäkälä, CMO […]

Qantas Drops Dubai Stopover In Favour of More ‘Direct’ Route

Reading Time: 1 minute Australian carrier Qantas is dropping its existing flights from Melbourne to London via Dubai in favour of a more direct route through Perth. The national carrier announced that it would axe its daily A380 Melbourne-Dubai-London service for a new daily 787-9 Melbourne-Perth-London service, starting on March 24 2018. The non-stop flight from Perth to London […]

London Oxford Airport Sees Trend in Larger Bizjets

Reading Time: 2 minutes London Oxford Airport finished 2016 as the sixth busiest London airport for business and general aviation – ahead of London City Airport – and entered 2017 as the 16th busiest in Europe – in front of London Stansted and Northolt – according to the latest data from WINGX and Eurocontrol. Significantly, the airport is regularly […]

RAF Jets Escort Pakistan Airlines Flight to London

Reading Time: 1 minute Royal Air Force fighter jets escorted a Pakistani civilian airliner to Stansted Airport near London after a passenger became disruptive, police and the British military said. The air force said RAF Typhoon jets were launched from an eastern England air base Tuesday afternoon, and that the plane “was intercepted and safely escorted to Stansted Airport,” […]

Qantas to Launch Perth-London 787 17-Hour Nonstop Service

Reading Time: 1 minute Qantas announced it will launch Perth-London Heathrow non-stop service in March 2018 using the Boeing 787-9 for the 9,000 mile, 17 hour flight. When it launches, the Perth-London route will be Qantas’ longest non-stop, followed by Sydney-Dallas/Fort Worth, which uses the Airbus A380 for the 8,500 mile flight. “This is a game-changing route flown by […]