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.

  • Airlines forced to fly more to keep slots
    Airlines forced to fly more for landing slots Airlines will have to operate more flights this summer to keep valuable take-off and landing slots at the UK’s main airports. Transport...
  • Airline Group (IAG) & Air Europa take-over being looked at.
    In a statement last week it said that a decision whether to upgrade its review would be made by 19 January.  An investigation is already under way by the European...
  • New Variant Showing Up on Bookings
    EasyJet has seen bookings soften already due to the uncertainty of the Omicron variant. It has impacted near-term bookings with restrictions being imposed by countries. The airline posted pre-tax losses...
  • New Flybe picks Birmingham as launchpad
    Flybe Ltd is reaching for the sky once again. The new resurrected business announced Birmingham Airport will be its new company headquarters and first new crew base. Flybe will serve...
  • East Midlands Airport boost
    Perhaps best known as a cargo airport, and owned by Manchester Airport Group, East Midlands Airport (EMA) is to have a significant Ryanair presence next summer. Back, and already open...
  • Airports call for return of ‘use it or lose it’ slot rules
    A coalition of airports including London Gatwick, Belfast International, and Edinburgh as well as Wizz Air have urged the Transport Secretary to reinstate ’80/20′ ‘use it or lose it’ airport...
  • CAA curbs Heathrow’s sky-high fee increases
    Fliers jetting off from Heathrow airport are set to pay more for their flights, but less than the airport proposed. Heathrow’s plans to almost double passenger fees have been curbed...
  • Airlines agree to issue Covid cancellation refunds
    A group of 16 major airlines have pledged to issue refunds to passengers for flight cancellations within seven days, as required under EU law. The undertaking came after the Commission...
  • EasyJet has raised a much needed £1.2 billion in a rights issue.
    The funds from the rights issue will be used to shrink its debt, and strengthen its financial resiliency ahead of the uncertain winter season. The budget carrier thanked investors for...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...