Tag: UK

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 […]

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 […]

British Airways’ Gatwick Growth Hits Double Figures In Five Years

Reading Time: 3 minutes 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

Reading Time: < 1 minute 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

Reading Time: < 1 minute 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

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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

Reading Time: < 1 minute 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 […]

Norwegian’s UK Expansion Cleared for Take-Off

Reading Time: < 1 minute Low-cost airline Norwegian is ready to take-off its biggest year ever, with the introduction of brand new aircraft, exclusive new routes – including its first long-haul flights outside the USA – and more affordable flights on the UK’s only direct low-cost transatlantic services. Europe’s third largest low-cost airline will expand its young aircraft fleet with […]

US Approves $1Bln Predator Drones Sale to UK

Reading Time: < 1 minute US Defense Security Cooperation Agency said that the US Department of State has approved a possible $1 billion sale of Predator drones, equipment, training and support to the United Kingdom. The US Department of State has approved a possible $1 billion sale of Predator drones, equipment, training and support to the United Kingdom, the US […]