Tag: UK

Aviation Stakeholders Unite to Curb Excessive Drinking

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

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

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

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 […]

London Oxford Airport Sees Trend in Larger Bizjets

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 […]

British Airways’ Gatwick Growth Hits Double Figures In Five Years

New routes and a better customer experience are driving strong growth in demand for British Airways at Gatwick. Over the last five years, British Airways’ operation at the Sussex-based hub has seen 40 per cent more customers travel (from 4.4m to 6.2m) and an increase of 33 per cent in the number of routes it […]

$2.2 Billion Boeing Contract Funds P-8 Aircraft

Boeing, the U.S. Navy, the Royal Australian Air Force and the United Kingdom Royal Air Force will continue modernizing global maritime patrol capabilities through a $2.2 billion contract awarded March 30 for at least 17 P-8A Poseidon aircraft. The agreement also includes options for 32 additional aircraft, as well as money for long-lead parts for […]

Gulf Airlines Swift to Prove Workaround for Electronic Device Ban

Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways has announced it is to provide business-class and first-class passengers with iPads. At the same time, Doha-based Qatar airways has decided to offer the use of laptops for business-class passengers. Meanwhile, Dubai-based Emirates is to provide all passengers with a specialist handling service whereby passengers can keep their large electronic devices […]

Urgent Call for Alternatives to Large Electronic Restrictions

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on governments to urgently find alternatives to recently announced measures by the United States and the United Kingdom to restrict the carry-on of large electronic items on certain flights departing the Middle East and North Africa. The Case for Alternative Measures “The current measures are not an acceptable […]

Heathrow Airport Soars To Record Breaking Month

Heathrow Airport welcomed a record 5.74 million passengers in January, an increase of 4.2 per cent on the same month of last year. The rise came alongside a 4.4 per cent growth in cargo volumes. Heathrow has seen growth accelerate in recent months, suggesting economic resilience as the UK adapts to Brexit. December (up 4.4 […]