Tag: United Kingdom

Rolls-Royce to Axe 4600 Jobs in Major Restructuring

As part of its restructuring, Rolls-Royce has confirmed that 4,600 jobs are to go worldwide, including 3,000 positions based in the UK, the majority being managerial and administrative roles. The company has not ruled out the need for compulsory redundancies. It has also been confirmed that some engineers will also be leaving, predominantly those in […]

London Heathrow Gets Go-Ahead for £14 Billion Third Runway

The UK’s Tory government has given the green light to the construction of what has long been seen as an essential third runway for the country’s busiest airport, London Heathrow, also known as Heathrow Airport. The need for expansion of capacity of airports located near London has been the topic of heated debate for some […]

Heathrow Airport Reports Strong Start to 2018

Heathrow Airport has had a record start to the year, with Passengers and trade flowing through Heathrow soared to record highs, as Heathrow climbed the global airport rankings coming in as the seventh best airport in the world and retaining the top spot in Western Europe for the fourth year running at the annual Skytrax […]

Airbus Helicopters Strengthens Position as UK Market Leader

Airbus Helicopters UK has defied market conditions with a new high of 14 civil aircraft booked in 2017, demonstrating a year-on-year average growth in the civil market of 36% since 2013. As a result, the company has reinforced its position as UK market leader with 46% of the civil and parapublic market. This follows the […]

Thomas Cook Launches Economy Plus

UK leisure carrier Thomas Cook Airlines will launch Economy PLUS service on its short- and medium-haul flights from Nov. 1. The new product offering includes services such as priority boarding, an increased luggage allowance and complimentary drinks inflight. Economy PLUS will supplement Thomas Cook’s existing Economy fare, giving customers the option to add small, but […]

UK’s Flybe Fined For Marketing E-Mails

flybe. has been fined GBP70,000 (USD87,000) by the United Kingdom’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for sending more than 3.3 million emails to customers who had opted out of marketing messages. In August 2016, flybe sent an e-mail with the title “Are your details correct?” to encourage recipients to update their marketing preferences. Steve Eckersley, ICO […]

Watch RAF Typhoons Fly Close To Russian Aircraft Carrier

A British warship, Royal Navy frigate HMS St Albans, along with 3 RAF Typhoons have shadowed the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier and its battle group as they passed by the UK on Jan. 24. The Russian carrier and her battle group (the Pyotr Velikiy, a nuclear-powered Kirov-class battlecruiser and a salvage tug) are returning home […]

Ryanair May Abandon UK Domestic Market On Brexit

Ryanair could abandon the UK domestic market following Brexit the Irish LCC’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Neil Sorahan, has told Bloomberg. Speaking a day after Prime Minister Teresa May confirmed the United Kingdom would be leaving the European Single Market, and by extension the European Single Aviation Market, Sorahan said the anticipated need for a […]

Flights Between UK and China to Increase by 150%

Successful negotiations held between the respective governments of the UK and China have resulted in an increase of 150% in the services currently being operated. At present only 40 passenger flights per week were being allowed, but this has now risen to 100. In addition, there will be no restrictions on the number of permitted […]

EasyJet Shares Drop 7% as Airline Takes Sterling Hit

British airline easyJet warned that annual profit had fallen by more than a quarter and hinted trading would remain tough as fares continue to decline and a weak pound weighs, sending its shares down 7%. The profit decline is the first since 2009 and in part reflects the budget airline’s exposure to the security-hit destinations […]