Tag: UK

Virgin Atlantic reports total revenue of £3.1bn for 2023 financial year

Virgin Atlantic reports total revenue of £3.1bn for 2023 financial year

Virgin Atlantic has released its annual financial results for the year ending 31 December 2023, reporting a total revenue of £3.1bn. Compared to 2022, the "record" amount indicates an increase of £265mn. Meanwhile, Virgin claims continued cost discipline, combined with enhanced fleet utilisa...

UK airports granted extensions to install 'cutting-edge' security technology

UK airports granted extensions to install ‘cutting-edge’ security technology

Some UK airports are to be given more time to install security technology that could spell an end to tiny toiletries, with serious financial penalties planned for those which fail to meet the new deadlines, the Department for Transport (DfT) announced today. First announced in 2018, the new scann...

easyJet celebrates opening new Alicante base

easyJet celebrates opening new Alicante base

easyJet today celebrated the opening of its new base at Alicante-Elche Miguel Hernández airport. The budget airline claimed the opening of the new hub strengthens its presence in Spain, where it now has four bases. The first flight operated by Alicante-based aircraft and crew took off on Sunday...

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...

UK flight punctuality still below pre-Covid levels despite surge in air fares

UK flight punctuality still below pre-Covid levels despite surge in air fares

Flight punctuality at UK airports has dropped below pre-pandemic levels despite recent hikes in air fares, new figures show. According to UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) data, only 64 per cent of flights took off or landed within 15 mins of their planned time in 2023 - compared to 75 per cent i...

'Miraculous': Doctor helps Wizz Air passenger give birth mid-flight

‘Miraculous’: Doctor helps Wizz Air passenger give birth mid-flight

A British doctor onboard a Wizz Air flight helped a pregnant woman deliver her baby when her water broke mid-flight. The aircraft, headed to London for Jordan, was forced to land at Brindisi Airport in southern Italy. Hassan Khan, 28, said he was flying home from a holiday in Amman on Saturday m...

DHL to manage easyJet's ground handling operations at Liverpool Airport

DHL to manage easyJet’s ground handling operations at Liverpool Airport

DHL Supply Chain has signed a new five-year contract to handle easyJet's ground handling operations at Liverpool John Lennon Airport, it was announced last week. The new contract expands the long-standing partnership between DHL and easyJet, which launched in 2017 when DHL was appointed to manage...

UK air passenger tax to rise above inflation

‘Disastrous’: UK air passenger tax to rise above inflation, prompting industry backlash

In the UK government's Spring Budget last week, chancellor Jeremy Hunt announced a further increase in air passenger duty, prompting criticism from industry leaders. Air passenger duty (APD) is a tax that passengers aged 16 and over will have to pay when they fly from most UK airports. It will...

Loganair expands Glasgow-Donegal summer route schedule

Loganair expands Glasgow-Donegal summer route schedule

Scottish regional airline Loganair will introduce an enhanced schedule of services between Glasgow and Donegal, delivering year-round flights and its "biggest-ever" summer programme. Loganair's summer schedule will commence from 19 May with three weekly flights, rising to four between 6 May and 1...

easyJet increases flights from London Southend Airport this summer

easyJet increases flights from London Southend Airport this summer

London Southend has today announced that easyJet has put thousands of additional seats on sale to Paris and Palma de Mallorca this summer from the airport. The budget airline will operate an extra Sunday service to Paris Charles de Gaulle between July and August, in addition to its existing flights...

Wizz Air takes bottom spot in airline passenger survey for second year running

Wizz Air takes bottom spot in airline passenger survey for second year running

Low-cost carrier Wizz Air has placed last in an annual airline satisfaction survey carried out by Which?, the UK's consumer watchdog. Analysing results for over 10,000 flights, Which? surveyed passengers' experiences of flying over the last year. Among short haul airlines, Wizz Air fared the w...

Heathrow turned 'small profit' in 2023 after '3 consecutive years of losses'

Heathrow turned ‘small profit’ in 2023 after ‘3 consecutive years of losses’

Heathrow Airport this week shared its 2023 financial results, declaring a "small profit" after three consecutive years of losses brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. Reporting a "strong year", the airport turned a revenue of almost £3.7mn - an increase of 26.6 per cent compared to 2022. He...

Man charged after flying from UK to US without ticket or passport on Christmas Eve

Man charged after flying from UK to US without ticket or passport on Christmas Eve

A man has been charged after allegedly travelling on a British Airways flight from Heathrow to New York JFK on Christmas Eve without a ticket or a passport. The Metropolitan Police said 46-year-old Craig Sturt was arrested at around 8pm on Christmas Day after arriving in the UK on a flight from N...

easyJet awarded 'top marks' for climate commitments

easyJet awarded ‘top marks’ for climate commitments

easyJet has been awarded an "industry leading" A- rating by the CDP in light of the budget airline's commitment to reduce its carbon footprint. Achieving "top marks", easyJet said, makes it one of the few airlines globally to receive the A- rating, having previously been graded a B. The low-co...

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...

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