Tag: UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)

UK government criticised over ‘failure’ to give CAA greater enforcement powers

The UK government has been criticised today over its "failure" to legislate to give the Civil Aviation Authority more powers to punish airlines that break the law. Today was the State Opening of the UK parliament, in which King Charles outlined the government's legislative agenda for the next 12 mo...

Forty aircraft recruited to repatriate Thomas Cook customers

Forty aircraft recruited to repatriate Thomas Cook customers

Leisure firm Thomas Cook’s collapse has triggered a huge repatriation effort to ensure that over 150,000 holidaymakers will be able to return. All Thomas Cook flights have been cancelled as a result of the firm’s failure. The UK Civil Aviation Authority says it has recruited about 40 airc...

Recite Me calls for all UK airport websites to be accessible for people with disabilities

Recite Me calls for all UK airport websites to be accessible for people with disabilities

Web accessibility and language software company Recite Me is calling on all UK airport websites to ensure their platforms are accessible for people with disabilities. This follows the recent publication of the UK Civil Aviation Authority’s (CAA) 2018/19 annual report on the disability access o...

British Airways fails with bid at High Court to prevent pilot strikes

British Airways fails with bid at High Court to prevent pilot strikes

British Airways (BA) has failed in its attempt to prevent a strike by pilots after it lost a legal challenge in the High Court. The airline had sought a temporary injunction at the High Court to stop potential walkouts following the breakdown of talks in a row over pay. Yesterday, the judge p...

European Commission approves acquisition of Flybe

European Commission approves acquisition of Flybe

The European Commission on Friday (5 July) approved the merger of UK regional airline Flybe by Connect Airways - a consortium made up of Virgin Atlantic, Stobart Aviation and Cyrus. It was made under the EU Merger Regulation and the decision is conditional on full compliance with commitments off...

Pegasus Airlines launches daily flights from Manchester

Pegasus Airlines launches daily flights from Manchester

Turkish low-cost carrier Pegasus Airlines launched scheduled flights between Manchester Airport and Istanbul’s Sabiha Gokcen Airport yesterday (1 July). The airline is currently operating five flights each week but from the 21 July 2019 Pegasus will be increasing frequency to daily flights. Th...

Wizz Air adds two new routes from London Luton Airport

Wizz Air adds two new routes from London Luton Airport

Wizz Air UK – a wholly-owned subsidiary airline of Wizz Air Holdings – has today celebrated the first anniversary of its launch with the start of two new services to Bergen in Norway and Thessaloniki in Greece from its London Luton Airport base. Both routes started today (1 July) and will op...

Heathrow gains 13th Chinese route as China Southern adds Zhengzhou link

Heathrow gains 13th Chinese route as China Southern adds Zhengzhou link

Heathrow Airport has gained a 13th direct route to China after China Southern Airlines added a new link to Zhengzhou. This will be the first direct European connection to the key Chinese manufacturing and business city. Over 1.3 million passengers travelled from mainland China to Heathrow in ...

Paris Air Show: Virgin Atlantic pens firm order for 14 Airbus A330-900neos

Paris Air Show: Virgin Atlantic pens firm order for 14 Airbus A330-900neos

Virgin Atlantic has become the first UK airline to announce a firm order for 14 Airbus A330-900neos with an additional six as options. The carrier made the deal at the Paris Air Show today. The new aircraft are designed to be 13 per cent more fuel and carbon efficient than the A330-300 they r...

31st consecutive month of traffic growth at Heathrow Airport

31st consecutive month of traffic growth at Heathrow Airport

Over 6.7 million passengers travelled through Heathrow Airport in May - the 31st month of consecutive record growth. The figures are up 1.4 per cent on the same time last year, boosted by both of May’s bank holidays as holidaymakers spent the long weekends away. Oceania stands out as t...

Heathrow Airport workers win low pay battle

Heathrow Airport workers win low pay battle

Hundreds of baggage handlers and check-in staff employed by GH London (formally Azzurra) at Heathrow Airport have secured a 9.1 per cent pay increase after workers overwhelmingly backed strike action in a dispute over low pay. In April this year over 300 workers at Heathrow’s Terminals 2 and 4...

Virgin Atlantic resumes Mumbai route, doubles Indian services

Virgin Atlantic resumes Mumbai route, doubles Indian services

Virgin Atlantic is relaunching flights between London Heathrow and Mumbai (India) after a four-year hiatus with the first service set to start on 27 October. The route will complement the airline’s long established route between London and Delhi.  Virgin Atlantic saw an opportunity ...

UPDATE: CAA suspends use of 737 Max 8 in UK airspace

UPDATE: CAA suspends use of 737 Max 8 in UK airspace

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has issued instructions to stop any Boeing 737 Max 8 commercial passenger flights from any operator arriving, departing or overflying UK airspace. A spokesperson said: "The UK Civil Aviation Authority has been closely monitoring the situation, however, as we ...

AOA: UK passenger traffic positive in 2018, but slow growth concerning

AOA: UK passenger traffic positive in 2018, but slow growth concerning

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has today (5 March 2019) released the full passenger figures for 2018 and said 292 million passengers travelled through UK airports - setting a new record for overall passenger numbers. The Airport Operators Association (AOA) said passenger growth has, howeve...

Heathrow and airlines agree new airport charges deal

Heathrow and airlines agree new airport charges deal

London Heathrow Airport has signed a landmark deal on airport charges worth hundreds of millions of pounds with airlines operating at the airport. Following detailed negotiations over the past several months, Heathrow and major airlines operating at the Uk hub have agreed terms which should deliv...

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