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Continued passenger growth at Cardiff Airport
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Continued passenger growth at Cardiff Airport In what has been an exciting twelve months at Wales’ national airport, the 2018/19 financial year has ended with a 7% increase in passenger growth. The number of customers flying through Cardiff Airport now stands at more than 1,588 million over the rolling year. On 1st May 2018 Qatar Airways began operating a regular service to Doha, Qatar. This direct flight to the Middle East offers customers from Wales and south west England the opportunity to travel onwards to destinations including Australia, New Zealand, Africa and Asia from Cardiff...
Heathrow’s passenger numbers rise despite Brexit uncertainty
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Heathrow’s passenger numbers rise despite Brexit uncertainty Over 6.5 million passengers travelling through the UK’s only hub airport, ringing in the 29th consecutive month of record growth for the airport. Notable spikes in the previous month were St Patricks and Mother’s Day, attitudes towards travel remain strong despite ongoing uncertainty around Brexit’. Africa performed especially well over the past month, increasing by 6.2% compared to the same time last year. Domestic connections also saw a slight uplift (+0.2%) with British Airways launching its 2nd service to Inverness and...
Gatwick set for summer with ten brand new routes
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Gatwick set for summer with ten brand new routes Ten brand new routes set to start from Gatwick this summer season, plus airport reveals the summer destinations most desired by UK passengers Nearly 17 million passenger seats departing from Gatwick this summer Meanwhile, this Easter weekend, half a million passengers (550,000) will be travelling through Gatwick (+5.1% on 2018) London Gatwick today reveals the summer travelling trends of UK holidaymakers and this summer’s fastest-growing destinations. Long-haul destinations making the top ten fastest-growing list from Gatwick include Doha...
Bristol Airport showcasing the South West at global route development conference
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Bristol Airport showcasing the South West at global route development conference A team from Bristol Airport is promoting the South West at the World Route Development Conference in Hannover, Germany this week (8 – 10 April 2019). The conference provides an annual opportunity for the world’s top airlines and airports to explore potential new route opportunities. Key criteria when considering new services are the economic strength of the region an airport serves and its potential to attract inbound tourists. Meetings with airlines from around the world are arranged over the course of the...
Oman climbs to first place in one of Heathrow’s greenest years yet
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Oman climbs to first place in one of Heathrow’s greenest years yet Oman Air claims first place in Heathrow’s latest “Fly Quiet and Green” league table, securing its place amongst Heathrow’s most sustainable airlines One year after increasing environmental pricing incentives – which reward airlines for flying their greenest and quietest planes at Heathrow –more 787 Dreamliners and A350s are being brought to the UK’s only hub airport, than ever before The airport recently completed its Airspace and Future Operations consultation inviting the public to help shape future airspace with...
Half-term getaway helps London Stansted fly in February
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Half-term getaway helps London Stansted fly in February London Stansted saw over 1.87 million passengers pass through the airport in February, an increase of 8.2 per cent over the same month in 2018. The growth in passenger numbers was boosted by the school half-term holidays with many families heading to the ski slopes of France and Italy, or jetting off to catch some winter sun with destinations including Dubai, Tenerife and Barcelona recording the strongest growth in the month. The moving annual total for the 12 months ending February 2019 was up 8.6 per cent on the previous year...
CAA Grounds Boeing 737-MAX amid safety concerns
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CAA Grounds Boeing 737-MAX amid safety concerns A spokesperson for the UK Civil Aviation Authority said: "Our thoughts go out to everyone affected by the tragic incident in Ethiopia on Sunday. "The UK Civil Aviation Authority has been closely monitoring the situation, however, as we do not currently have sufficient information from the flight data recorder we have, as a precautionary measure, issued instructions to stop any commercial passenger flights from any operator arriving, departing or overflying UK airspace. "The UK Civil Aviation Authority's safety directive will be in place...
Ethiopian Airlines suffers fatal accident
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An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 en route from Addis Ababa to Nairobi in Kenya crashed shortly after take-off. It's been confirmed that all 157 people on board (149 passengers and eight crew) have lost their lives. It's said that the pilot reported difficulties and had asked to return to Addis Ababa. This is the second incident involving the 737 Max 8 after a Lion Air aircraft crashed into the sea off Indonesia five months ago killing the 189 people on board. It's very sad news and eveyone's condolences will reach out to the loved ones of those lost. On a personal note my ears...
International Women's Day at Birmingham Airport
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International Women's Day at Birmingham Airport Birmingham Airport celebrated International Women’s Day with a series of activities running across the Airport based on the official theme #BalancedforBetter. This year’s #IWD2019 is about raising awareness against bias and taking action for equality, with emphasis being placed on how a gender-balanced world is better for all. To celebrate women’s achievements, Birmingham Airport reached out to some of its most inspiring female employees to share the reasons why International Women’s Day is important to them. A series of videos have been...
Cardiff predicting "eggcellent" Easter
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An Egg-cellent Easter Holidays at Cardiff Airport As school prepare to break up for Easter Holidays in Wales, Cardiff Airport is preparing to welcome over 61,000 egg-cited customers - 15%* more than last year – and that’s no yolk. This crackin’ news follows a busy first couple of weeks of the summer season – with the launch of two new routes with Ryanair to Barcelona and Malta and flights to Enfidha, Tunisia with Thomas Cook, one of ten summer routes operating on a larger A321 aircraft. Qatar Airways – which was recently awarded ‘Best Regional Airline’ (Middle East)...
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Aviation Minister welcomes new investment to improve passenger experience at Leeds Bradford Airport
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Aviation Minister welcomes new investment to improve passenger experience at Leeds Bradford Airport Major progress has been made on a project to improve the passenger experience at Leeds Bradford Airport, the Aviation Minister saw first-hand on a visit on Monday 8 April. At Leeds Bradford Airport, Aviation Minister Liz Sugg saw construction begin on a major extension to the main airport terminal building, the airport’s biggest investment to date. The extension will significantly improve travel experiences for passengers, including larger immigration and baggage reclaim areas, better...
Atkins appointed as lead designer and project manager for Birmingham Airport terminal transformation
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Atkins appointed as lead designer and project manager for Birmingham Airport terminal transformation March 2019, Cannes, France – Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, has been appointed to a series of contracts at Birmingham Airport to manage the upgrade and extension of the airport terminals, and to oversee the airfield reconfiguration, as part the airport’s Master Plan to provide a sustainable future for air transport in the Midlands. The announcement, made at the MIPIM* conference in Cannes, today (Wednesday 13th), outlines how, over the next five years, Atkins will assist...
Final consultation to begin for new Leeds Bradford airport link road
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The final phase of consultation for a new Leeds Bradford Airport link road is to take place where the public will be able to view detailed plans for the three proposed routes leading to Leeds Bradford Airport. Option A offers the most direct route with access to a proposed airport parkway station and new proposed business park but option A is the most expensive with a price tag of around £90- £100 million. Option B passes to the South of the airfield joining the current road network before the existing airport flyover tunnel. The estimated cost of option B is between £60 - £70 million...

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