Tag: UK

Virgin Atlantic in Need of Government Support to Survive

Reading Time: < 1 minute The existing and future impacts of the current crisis are still difficult to determine, however, many aviation companies are already fighting their (last) battle for survival. Another among the endangered airlines appeared to be a British airline Virgin Atlantic. In an open letter to the employees, the founder of the Virgin Group, Richard Branson, said […]

Confirmed: Flybe Collapses and Cancels All Flights

Reading Time: 2 minutes Flybe, a British airline, has announced it entered into administration. All the flights were grounded and “the UK business has ceased trading with immediate effect”, said the statement on the official website of the carrier. The airline has been struggling for a while. In January Flybe was in talks with the UK government over the […]

Uncertain Future: Flybe at Risk of Collapse Again?

Reading Time: < 1 minute Europe’s largest regional airline Flybe is on the verge of collapse once again, Sky News reports. The news portal provides that the airline is facing financial problems and is trying to secure additional money to keep the carrier alive. Flybe, in turn, has refused to disclose any details or confirm any of the reports. According […]

British Airways Owner Stops Selling Shares to Non-EU Investors

Reading Time: < 1 minute IAG, the owner of British Airways, announced that it stops selling its shares to non-EU investors. Under the EU rules, at least 50% of an airline’s stock must be EU-owned. Currently, the amount of shares owned by non-EU investors in the IAG reaches 47.5 per cent. IAG Group includes 5 airlines: Aer Lingus, British Airways, Iberia, […]

Ryanair: Post-Brexit Flights Secured

Reading Time: < 1 minute Ryanair, an Irish low-cost carrier, is intensively preparing for as smooth transition of its operations as possible after Brexit goes into effect in March 2019. On 3rd January the airline confirmed that Ryanair UK was issued an Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) by the UK CAA. This way the airline will be able to operate domestic […]

UK Flights to Europe Can Face Problems Already in March 2019

Reading Time: < 1 minute The UK government has laid bare how Europe-bound flights from the UK could be grounded in the event of a no-deal Brexit in March 2019. The government published new documents on Monday explaining that if it is unable to reach a comprehensive Brexit deal with its European Union counterparts, UK-based airlines would have to seek […]

Aviation Stakeholders Unite to Curb Excessive Drinking

Reading Time: 2 minutes The ‘One Too Many’ campaign is the first-of-its-kind to bring the main Aviation Industry partners together to raise awareness of the need to fly responsibly. This industry led campaign supported by the Aviation Minister, Baroness Sugg will highlight that although serious disruptive behaviour is rare, given its impact on others, even a single disruptive passenger […]

Wizz Air UK Receives Air Operator’s Certificate and Operating Licence

Reading Time: < 1 minute Wizz Air UK Limited, headquartered at London Luton airport, has announced being granted an Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) and Operating Licence (OL) by the United Kingdom’s Civil Aviation Authority. Wizz Air UK began operations on 3rd May with its first flight from London to Bucharest. In the statement the airline highlighted that Wizz Air UK is […]

Ryanair Seeks UK Operating Permit in Brexit Move

Reading Time: < 1 minute Ireland-based LCC Ryanair has applied for a UK air operator’s certificate (AOC), to guard against the possibility of the UK’s 2019 exit from the European Union (EU) leading to a rupture of air links between the UK and the 27-nation bloc. Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary has repeatedly voiced concerns that a “hard Brexit”—one where negotiations […]

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 […]