Airline News & Gossip

Airline News & Gossip from around the World, just small bits of information that we feel you might be interested in especially if your a regular traveler.

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...