Tag: United Kingdom

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 […]

Monarch Extends Norwegian 737NG Support

Monarch Aircraft Engineering Limited (MAEL), the engineering division of Monarch, a leading UK independent airline group, are pleased to announce that they have signed an agreement with Norwegian to provide line maintenance services to their Boeing 737NG operation at Birmingham and Manchester Airports. The agreement, which will be ongoing, is an extension to the support […]

IFS Supports Affinity in UK MOD Military Flying Training System

IFS, the global enterprise applications company, announces that Affinity Flying Training Services has chosen IFS Applications™ 9 and IFS Managed Cloud™ as one integrated solution for aircraft maintenance and ERP. The agreement with IFS, including licenses, is valued at approximately £1.2 million for the first six years of the 18-year contract. Affinity Flying Services Limited […]

The Rivalry Between Heathrow and Gatwick Airports

By being the small island in a large ocean it is crucial for the United Kingdom to be well connected. It has had the world’s largest port and airports on its shores for the last 350 years. The trading connections have literally put it at the center of the map. However, Britain’s status as a […]

Small Planet Airbus A320 Off Runway at Birmingham

After landing, the A320 veered off the taxiway coming to rest on the grass at Birmingham-Intl Airport, UK. The Airbus A320 landed normally on runway 33 at Birmingham-Intl Airport, UK, and taxied back to the terminal via taxiway „Bravo“, when directional control was somehow lost. Just after the intersection, the A320 departed the taxiway „Alpha“ […]