Tag: UK

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 […]

Virgin Atlantic Recruits Take to the Skies

Reading Time: 1 minute The first batch of recruits to take part in Virgin Atlantic’s Future Flyers Programme will take to the skies this January. The news comes as the airline re-launches the training programme for 2017 that leads directly to a job as a pilot with the airline. This coming year Virgin Atlantic is offering 12 spaces on […]

UK Government Supports a New Runway at Heathrow

Reading Time: 4 minutes In a major boost for the UK economy the government announced (25 October 2016) its support for a new runway at Heathrow – the first full length runway in the south-east since the second world war. The scheme will now be taken forward in the form of a draft ‘National policy statement’ (NPS) for consultation. […]

STG Aerospace Wins ‘Best Cabin Innovation’ APEX Award

Reading Time: 1 minute STG Aerospace has won an APEX award for Best Cabin Innovation for its saf-Tglo blu photoluminescent floorpath marking system. saf-Tglo blu is the world’s first blue glowing photoluminescent floor path marking system. For the first time airlines and aircraft cabin designers can introduce an alternative glowing colour within the cabin interior, harmonizing with the latest […]

Heathrow Plans 25,000 More Flights a Year as Revenue Increases

Reading Time: 1 minute Heathrow Airport is planning an extra 25,000 flights per year from 2021 on its existing runways to give the UK a ‘Brexit Boost’ as nine month revenues rise. Revenue rose by 1.2 per cent to just under £2.1 billion ($2.6 billion) with adjusted profit before tax rising 11 per cent to £202 million. Heathrow made […]

Blue Air Selects Liverpool as Latest Base

Reading Time: 2 minutes Romanian airline Blue Air has today (October 3) revealed plans to establish a new European base at Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA), creating dozens of employment opportunities. As part of the move, which will make LJLA the firm’s eighth European base, Blue Air will locate a 189 seat Boeing 737-800 aircraft to Liverpool at the […]