Tag: Europe

Airport strikes set to worsen expected UK summer travel chaos

Airport strikes set to worsen expected UK travel chaos this summer

Industrial action across airports in Europe this summer could worsen the expected travel chaos across the UK. Early this morning (Thursday), Ryanair cancelled 100 flights to Paris last minute due to strikes by French air traffic controllers. The low-cost carrier cancelled flights from Birmingh...

Lufthansa Group shows EU support with ‘Yes to Europe’ campaign

Lufthansa Group shows EU support with ‘Yes to Europe’ campaign ahead of elections

Lufthansa Group has launched a new campaign in support of the "European idea" ahead of this year's European elections in June. The message "Yes to Europe" will feature on several Lufthansa Group aircraft, framed by the European star wreath. The decals will feature on four Airbus A320 aircraft ...

OPINION: Is high speed rail a threat to short haul air travel?

OPINION: Is high speed rail a threat to short haul air travel?

A couple of weeks ago I went on a European holiday to France and Switzerland. Nothing exceptional in that, except for the first time ever all travel was by rail and I had an opportunity to reflect on the viability of High Speed Rail (HSR) as a sustainable alternative to short haul flying. HSR is ...

Emirates aims to champion SAF at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

Emirates aims to champion SAF at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

Emirates will be supplied with more than two million gallons of blended SAF (sustainable aviation fuel) at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport this year in an "all-important milestone" towards decarbonising its operations, the airline announced today. In partnership with Neste, Emirates will track the env...

Airlines under fire for neglecting passenger rights after new report into August ATC failures

Airlines have come under fire for failing to help passengers during the August 2023 air traffic control (ATC) system collapse in the UK. The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) today published an interim report carried out by its Independent Review Panel into the airport chaos that left almost a qu...

dnata boss urges US to implement ground handling regulations after EASA proposals

dnata boss urges US to implement ground handling regulations after EASA proposals

Last week, ARGS was invited by dnata to tour its Dubai headquarters and airport facilities. We took this opportunity to find out more about how the ground handler will work with EASA to implement the body's recently proposed ground handling regulations at EU airports. Having welcomed the proposa...

Ryanair boss takes aim at Irish transport minister in scathing letter

Ryanair boss takes aim at Irish transport minister in scathing letter

Ryanair CEO, Michael O'Leary, has accused the Irish transport minister of failing to "take any action to advance the goals" of the government's National Aviation Policy. The airline boss called on Eamon Ryan, who has served as transport minister since June 2020, to "resign and let someone compete...

Icelandair saw 7% rise in passenger numbers year-on-year for January

Icelandair saw 7% rise in passenger numbers year-on-year for January

Icelandair has reported seeing a 7 per cent rise in passenger numbers year-on-year for January. Last month, the Icelandic flag carrier welcomed 225,000 travellers aboard its aircraft - an increase on its figures compared to January 2023. The data also shows 31 per cent of passengers that flew ...

Top 10 internationally best-connected countries by air revealed by Mabrian

Top 10 internationally best-connected countries by air revealed

The top 10 best countries for international air connectivity have been revealed by new data for the first half of 2024. An analysis by Mabrian, a tourism intelligence company, has ranked the best nations for global connectivity based on flight schedules. The study, which covers travel dates fr...

easyJet becomes first airline partner of ESA satellite ATC programme

easyJet becomes first airline partner of ESA satellite ATC programme

easyJet has become the first airline partner of the European Space Agency (ESA)'s Iris programme, which is using the latest generation of satellite technology to help modernise air traffic management. The aim of the ESA-led initiative is to optimise flight paths via satellite technology. ESSP, th...

Warsaw Chopin Airport handled nearly 18.5m passengers in 2023

Warsaw Chopin Airport handled nearly 18.5m passengers in 2023

Warsaw Chopin Airport marked an "impressive" milestone in 2023, surpassing expectations by checking in nearly 18.5 million passengers. Last year, the airport achieved "record-breaking" results, with cargo tonnage reaching an all-time high, it reported today. In August, a historic daily record ...

INTERVIEW: Loganair's Andy Smith on commercial aviation's route to decarbonisation

INTERVIEW: Loganair’s Andy Smith on commercial aviation’s route to decarbonisation

William Hallowell sits down Andy Smith, head of sustainability strategy at Loganair, the Scotland-based regional airline, to discuss the future of sustainable commercial air travel. Looking at the UK's SAF industry, Loganair's Andy Smith provides a fascinating industry insight into the challenges...

Ryanair signs 5-year deal with Enilive for access to up to 100,000 tonnes of sustainable aviation fuel

Ryanair signs 5-year deal for access to up to 100,000 tonnes of SAF

Ryanair has signed a Letter of Intent with Enilive for the long-term supply of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at selected airports across Italy between 2025 and 2030. The agreement will give the budget airline access to up to 100,000 tonnes of SAF - which it said is the equivalent of 20,000 flig...

dnata joins ground handlers in applauding EASA’s proposal for EU-wide regulation

dnata joins ground handlers in applauding EASA’s proposal for EU-wide regulation

dnata has welcomed the European Union Aviation Safety Agency's recent proposal to regulate ground handling across all EU airports. Upon implementation, EASA’s regulation will establish a more standardised environment, which will help enhance safety, operational delivery, cybersecurity and cons...

Storm Isha forces Manchester-Dublin Ryanair flight to divert to Paris

Storm Isha forces Manchester-Dublin Ryanair flight to divert to Paris

A Ryanair flight that took off from Manchester on Sunday was diverted from Dublin to Paris as Storm Isha hit the UK over the weekend. It came after the Met Office, the UK's national weather service, issued an amber warning of gusts hitting 60-70mph inland, and 70-80mph on the coasts, on Sunday ev...

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