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  • Ryanair wants government action on overflights

    Ryanair called on the UK, Irish, Italian and Spanish government to take action on overflights as French ATC strikes are set to cause mass disruption of air travel again. Ryanair takes issue with the French government using minimum service legislation to protect French flights but...
  • UK empty ‘ghost flights’ surpass 5,000 since 2019

    The number of so-called “ghost flights” at UK airports since 2019 has surpassed 5,000. It is ‘pouring kerosene on the fires’ of climate change, environmental groups say. These are empty passenger flights while35,000 flights have operated almost empty with under 10% of seats occupied, Civil Aviation...
  • BA Wins World Airline Awards

    World Airline Awards Returning to the Langham Hotel London, and the first since Paris 2019, the Skytrax World Airlines Awards took place last Friday (23 September). As the airline celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2022, Qatar Airways was named “Airline of the Year”, for an...
  • Airfares surge as Russians flee country

    Airfares out of Russia have skyrocketed as Russians flee conscription to the Ukraine frontline Overseas flights have sold out in record time while remaining seats are on sale for the equivalent of several thousand dollars on some routes. The mass exodus of adult Russian males...
  • Ryanair Closing Athens Base

    Ryanair plans to close its base in Athens for the winter, blaming what it calls a ‘dysfunctional’ charging regime by the airport operator, under which it refuses to offer incentives to stimulate traffic in the winter season. Athens Airport. From the official guide. In a...
  • Stansted strike action could shut down airport

    More than 1,000 Stansted workers are being balloted over strikes action after a 7.5% offer was overwhelmingly rejected It includes security officers, cleaners, firefighters, maintenance staff and airport ambassadors and voting closes 19 September. The initial pay offer of 7.5% plus a one-off £250 payment was rejected. Unite calls...
  • Ryanair adds one million seats for winter

    Ryanair is adding over one million seats to its winter schedules at 20 UK airports. Ryanair now expects to see its full year traffic grow from an original target of 165m to over 166.5m passengers this year. Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary said: “While BA are cancelling...
  • British Airways scrapping thousands more flights

    British Airways is axing another 10,000 short-haul flights at Heathrow. It is trimming the winter schedule by 8% until the end of March and more than 600 flights will be cancelled up to late October. It comes as Heathrow decided to extend the passenger cap...
  • Ryanair adds 500 flights for half-term

    Ryanair is adding over 500 flights to and from London Stansted Airport for the autumn half-term break. It adds up to an additional 100,000 seats to destinations in Spain, Italy, Portugal, Greece, and France. Ryanair has added these extra seats in response to flight restrictions...
  • IAG takes 20% stake in Air Europa

    British Airways owner IAG has officially taken a 20% stake in Spanish carrier Air Europa. It converted the €100 million loan it provided earlier this year into the stake. “IAG announces that it has exercised its option to exchange the group’s €100 million seven-year unsecured...
  • Norse Atlantic launches London Gatwick – New York flights

    Norse Atlantic Airways has completed its inaugural flight between London Gatwick and New York JFK. The route is operated by Boeing 787 Dreamliners, offering two cabin choices, Economy and Premium. Passengers can choose from Light, Classic and Plus fares. Light fares are Norse’s value option...
  • Growing demand for summer 2023 in Turkey

    There is a growing demand summer 2023 in Turkey with Jet2 bringing forward flying to Dalaman and Izmir. Dalaman flights kick off from March 17 from Manchester, London Stansted, Birmingham and Bristol. Leeds Bradford flights begin on March 20 and Glasgow on April 2 Jet2...
  • Lufthansa Back in the Black

    Lufthansa posted its first net profit since the start of the pandemic, in part thanks to strong cargo business. The airline recorded a net profit of €259 million for the April to June quarter. It ‘expects demand for tickets to remain high for the remaining...
  • Jet2 problems over pilot fatigue

    The British Airline Pilots’ Association (BALPA) has called out Jet2 for ignoring concerns from its pilots about fatigue and stress caused by roster disruption.    BALPA says the rostering practices are not sustainable in the long run and could have a detrimental effect on pilots’...
  • EasyJet demands compensation from airports

    EasyJet says recent flight disruptions cost it £133 million in the last quarter. Now it wants airports to foot the bill. The airline wants to be compensated by airports for capping flights over acute staff shortages CEO Johan Lundgren didn’t say how much it is...
  • Airlines threatened with fines over ‘harmful practices’

    Airlines have been read the riot act by the Civil Aviation Authority and the Competition and Markets Authority. In an open letter, the watchdogs warned airlines they face ‘enforcement action’ which may include fines if they violate their legal obligations. “We are concerned that some...
  • Ryanair announces winter schedule

    Ryanair announced its biggest ever UK winter schedule with 13 new routes unveiled. These include Barcelona, Lanzarote and Turin. It brings Ryanair’s total winter 2022/23 routes from the UK to 449. It has 90 bases and over 2,500 routes operating across 36 European countries this...