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  • Jet2 says customer confidence at highest level since pandemic start

    A new customer survey by Jet2 suggests confidence about travel has returned to pre-pandemic levels following the easing of international travel restrictions. When it comes to confidence about booking and travelling on holidays this summer and beyond, almost two-thirds (62%) say they feel confident –...
  • British Airways Birmingham Airport flights relaunching after three years

    British Airways will relaunch flights out of Birmingham Airport after a hiatus of three-years. It returns to BHX this autumn with twice daily CityFlyer flights to Belfast. The route runs initially from 31 October through 26 March 2022, and eventually increasing to three times per...
  • Airlines failing to give correct Covid-19 advice

    Airlines are failing to give correct Covid-19 information to customers according to a Which? investigation. Some of the advice given could lead to passengers tbeing barred from flights, it found. A mystery shopper initiative found customer agents at British Airways, easyJet, Jet2, Ryanair and TUI...
  • Ryanair launching six new routes from Birmingham

    Budget carrier Ryanair unveiled its winter 2021/22 schedules from Birmingham, adding six new routes. It is adding flights to Bergamo, Lisbon, Bucharest, Shannon, Turin and Vilnius, making a total of 28 routes from the airport. It marks the expansion with a £19.99 seat sale for...
  • EasyJet rejects takeover bid

    Budget carrier easyJet plans to raise up to £1.2 billion after revealing it rejected a takeover bid. The airline said it ‘received an unsolicited preliminary takeover approach’ from an unnamed party which is not considering an improved offer. The takeover was unanimously rejected by the...
  • Virgin Atlantic A350s showcase ‘The Booth’ social space

    Virgin Atlantic has revealed a new interior to its A350 aircraft, designed specifically for leisure customers. The changes include an increased number of seats in both the Premium and Economy cabins, alongside a new social space for its Upper Class customers. ‘The Booth’ is its...
  • Jet2 orders new Airbus jets

    Jet2 is refreshing its fleet with a new order of Airbus jets. Jet2 plc entered into an agreement with Airbus to purchase 36 new Airbus A321 NEO aircraft with an option to extend it to 60 aircraft. Jet2 will take delivery of the jets over...
  • Norwegian Air back in the black

    Norwegian reported its second quarter results, with a ‘clear improvement’ in performance leading to a small first half pre-tax profit of NOK1.6 million (about £130,000). It is a positive turnaround compared with a loss of nearly NOK4.8 million in the same period in 2020. Total...
  • British Airways partners with Jetstar Asia for flights via Singapore

    British Airways customers will get added connectivity across Southeast Asia when flying into Singapore. BA customers can connect to multiple destinations in the ASEAN region on Jetstar Asia services from Singapore Changi Airport. Eligible BA customers will now be able to connect to Bangkok, Phuket,...
  • BA plans to restart short-haul operations at London Gatwick

    British Airways is planning to re-establish a short-haul flight operational base at London Gatwick. The airline is talking with unions on the plan and the British Airline Pilots Association said it is in the ‘final stages of negotiations.’ BALPA acting general secretary Martin Chalk said...
  • Final call for Alitalia

    Alitalia is ending ticket sales and flight operations from 15 October. It comes as new business ITA (Italia Trasporto Aereo) agreed to buy some of Alitalia’s aircraft, the workforce, slots and other assets to start as a new state-backed airline. ITA is owned by the...
  • Ryanair ceasing all Northern Ireland flights

    Ryanair is pulling out of Northern Ireland. It is ending services at Belfast City Airport and Belfast International Airport in September and October respectively. It is ending its eight routes from Belfast City to eight destinations – Alicante, Barcelona, Faro, Ibiza, Mallorca, Mlaga, Milan and...
  • JetBlue completes landmark maiden flight to London

    New York based carrier JetBlue celebrated a milestone with its fist scheduled transatlantic flight. The long awaited launch of flights to London is ‘game-changing for the transatlantic market’ says London Heathrow Airport CEO, John Holland-Kaye. Fully vaccinated US travellers are now able to travel to...
  • British Airways to restart Phoenix flights

    British Airlines will restart non-stop flights to Phoenix, Arizona later this month. The route will resume on 31 August after a long 18-month pause due to the pandemic. Flights will operate three times a week to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. BA has been a...
  • Booking with Us – Holiday Rights

    Ryanair announced the launch of 11 new winter routes. New services include Bucharest, Milan, Turin and Vilnius departing from Birmingham, Bristol to Barcelona and Madrid, Bournemouth to Budapest and Wroclaw and London Gatwick to Malaga. It takes Ryanair’s UK winter 2021/22 schedule to over 2,000...
  • Booking with Us – Holiday Rights

    Hello there, Whether you book with us or another company, we think it’s only right you fully understand your rights. In a pandemic, holidays can get cancelled, and if they do, you’re legally entitled to a cash refund. Many firms, however, only offered a Refund...
  • Ryanair opening new airport base in Newcastle

    Ryanair is opening a new airport base in Newcastle for summer 2022 and will base two aircraft there. It plans to operate 63 flights per week and 19 routes including 12 new connections to international destinations across Europe, starting in March 2022. These include Zadar,...
  • London city Glad to have you back

    “We can’t wait to welcome you back,” says London City Airport (LCY) Chief Executive Robert Sinclair in a new video released last week. The 3min 30sec video heavily emphasises its biggest carrier British Airways. As demand returns and travel restrictions ease, LCY is providing flights...
  • EasyJet for kids – Easyjet Welcomes Children

    EasyJet welcomes children. What percentage of children are easyJet passengers under normal circumstances we don’t know, but one thing for sure, the airline is keen to promote young bilingual passengers. EasyJet has created a new partnership with children’s book series Mizzi Mozzi, to offer a...
  • British Airways and New York

    With the go-ahead for US eligible citizens to travel to the UK (and onward into Europe) British Airways has reopened its flagship Galleries lounge at JFK’s Terminal 7. The BA flagship Galleries lounge at JFK’s Terminal 7. The lounge is available for customers travelling in...
  • BA ramping up summer flight schedules

    British Airways bolstering its summer schedules but still believes a full recovery is more than a year away. It plans to operate about 45% of passenger capacity compared to 2019 which is 22% more than the last three months. BA said it is ‘ready to...
  • Ryanair baggage policy clause ruled ‘unfair’ by Spanish court

    The Supreme Court in Spain has ruled against Ryanair’s ‘unfair’ rules relating to the carriage of passengers’ baggage. In its conditions of carriage  Ryanair states it can send bags on a different flight to the one a customer books but does not state for what...
  • Jet2 restarting programme to all amber list destinations on 19 July

    Jet2 said it will restart holidays and flights to all amber list destinations from 19 July ‘It is the news that UK holidaymakers have been looking forward to’ the company said as the government confirmed quarantine-free  travel to amber list destinations can begin on 19...
  • Ryanair plans to recruit 2,000 new pilots

    Ryanair this week announced a major recruitment drive, hoping to fill 2,000 new pilot positions. It needs the manpower to meet crewing needs of new aircraft deliveries expected over the next three years as the airline rebuilds from the Covid-19 pandemic. Ryanair has now received...
  • EasyJet holidays puts Spain, Greece and Cyprus back on sale

    EasyJet holidays is putting more summer holiday packages on sale as travel curbs are eased and Scotland relaxes international travel restrictions. Responding to FCDO travel advice changing for the whole of Spain, Greece and Cyprus, easyJet holidays’ breaks to these destinations are set to take...
  • Jet2 restarting programme to all amber list destinations on 19 July

    Jet2 said it will restart holidays and flights to all amber list destinations from 19 July ‘It is the news that UK holidaymakers have been looking forward to’ the company said as the government confirmed quarantine-free  travel to amber list destinations can begin on 19...
  • Airlines to continue mandating masks on flights

    Airlines have said they will keep ordering passengers to mask up on flights. Ryanair and easyJet said mask wearing on flights will still be mandatory and they have no immediate plans to drop the requirement after Freedom Day. It comes after PM Boris Johnson outlined...
  • Airline startup Flypop chooses London Stansted as UK base

    Airline startup flypop has selected London Stansted Airport as its first UK base. The flypop team expects strong long-term demand for direct flights between the UK and key ‘secondary cities’ of India. “During the pandemic we have been in talks with a number of UK...
  • EasyJet launches new flights to Malta from Liverpool

    Responding to Malta’s inclusion on the green list, easyJet has launched another new route from the North West to the holiday island. Flights and holidays from Liverpool will launch from 25 July, operating twice weekly on Tuesdays and Sundays throughout the summer. The airline has...
  • European Commission scrutinises IAG’s Air Europa takeover bid

    The European Commission has opened an anti-trust investigation into British Airways’ parent IAG’s proposed takeover of Air Europa. Under the EU Merger Regulation the Commission will study whether the acquisition will limit market competition on Spanish domestic routes and on international flights to and from...
  • EasyJet ramps up domestic network with 12 new routes

      Budget carrier easyJet has put a dozen new domestic flight routes on sale to meet demand for domestic travel while international travel options remain severely limited. The airline is adding three new UK airports to its domestic network, which includes launching operations from Belfast...
  • EasyJet shifts flights from UK to Germany

    Having cancelled services in response to continued travel curbs in the UK, easyJet is shifting capacity to Europe. It has started moving aircraft from the UK to Germany with Palma, Mallorca flights departing Berlin instead. “With 50% of easyJet’s flying intra-Europe, we are seeing European...
  • Thousands of BA workers put back on furlough

    British Airways has put back thousands of employees on furlough, due to the delay in a meaningful travel rebound. Staff were brought back ahead of the summer peak travel season as the UK eased travel restrictions in mid-May but with few green list destinations available,...
  • Jet2 boosts bottom line with half a billion in new funds

      Jet2 has boosted its finances with new funds of more than £500 million. It secured a £150m loan and more than £380m in a convertible bond issue. The unsecured loan matures in September 2023, while the bonds are due in 2026. “Unsurprisingly, current customer...
  • Ryanair calls for reopening of travel to all EU countries

    Ryanair is urging Minister for Transport Grant Shapps to open up international travel from all EU countries when the government announces new revisions to the traffic light system. Travel restrictions should be removed for everyone that has been fully vaccinated and Ryanair calls for the...
  • Eastern Airways launching weekly flights to Jersey from Humberside Airport

    Regional airline Eastern Airways is launching a new route to Jersey this summer from its Humberside Airport base. Weekly flights begin on Saturday 19 June. It is operated in partnership with CI Travel Group and Premier Holidays, offering Humberside residents more summer staycation options. Roger...
  • Major low-cost airlines results

    The airline industry knew that the winter airline results were going to be bad.  No surprise then with figures published last week showing Ryanair at £701m and easyJet £645m in the red. EasyJet says it is burning through £5.5m cash a day and cannot predict...
  • EasyJet holidays will offset carbon emissions from package holidays.

    EasyJet holidays plans to offset the energy used in hotel stays as well as the fuel used for all its flights and transfers. The news comes in the same week as international travel has restarted and means all future package holidays are carbon offset as...
  • Wizz Air to take off from Cardiff Airport

    Following the Welsh Government’s lifting of the ban on international travel, Wizz Air UK will start operations at its new Cardiff base from 17 June. Wizz Air is connecting Cardiff to nine sunshine destinations, available to book on wizzair.com or the airline’s mobile app. It...
  • BA testing ‘world first’ 25-second Covid-19 test

    British Airways is conducting trials of a new Covid test which it says is the first to offer a result within 25 seconds. It teamed up with medical tech company Canary Global, to assess how its Pelican Covid-19 Ultra Rapid Covid-19 test, which displays a...