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Thomas Cook Airlines base larger aircraft at Cardiff Airport
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Thomas Cook Airlines base larger aircraft at Cardiff Airport Thomas Cook Airlines has introduced an A321 aircraft at Cardiff Airport, replacing the existing A320 aircraft and marked the earlier start to its summer season with flights to Enfidha, Tunisia. The larger A321 will be based at the Airport and means that over 170,000 seats are now on sale from Cardiff, a 25% increase on capacity from the Airport in 2018. With 11 flights a week from Cardiff in the spring, increasing to 14 in the summer, Thomas Cook Airlines fly to ten destinations from Cardiff including Turkey, Tunisia, Majorca...
WOW Air ceases operation leaving thousands stranded
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Icelandic Airline WOW Air has ceased operations leaving thousands of passengers stranded after the airline failed to secure backing from investors. Passengers have been advised to seek alternative arrangements to get to their destinations. Passengers who bought their ticket from a European travel agent (within the European Economic Area) as a part of a package tour (a package which includes flights and accommodation or other services) are protected by the Package Travel Directive. Those passengers are advised to contact their travel agent to arrange an alternative flight. Passengers who...
Laudamotion to offer flights from Birmingham, Edinburgh and Liverpool to Vienna
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Laudamotion to offer flights from Birmingham, Edinburgh and Liverpool to Vienna Laudamotion, Austria’s low-cost airline has announced flights to Vienna direct from Birmingham, Edinburgh and Liverpool airports. Flights will commence operations to the Austrian capital of Vienna in October. Vienna was recently voted the most liveable city on the planet, and is known for its world-renowned art, culture and culinary delights. Tom Screen, Aviation Director, Birmingham Airport commented: “We are delighted to welcome Laudamotion as a new partner airline of Birmingham Airport. The three times...
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...
Fly BMI cease trading citing Brexit as a major contributing factor
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British Midland Regional Limited, the East Midlands-based airline which operates as flybmi, has today announced that it has ceased operations and is filing for administration. Flybmi operates 17 regional jet aircraft on routes to 25 European cities. All flights have been cancelled with effect from today. Customers who booked directly with flybmi should contact their payment card issuer to obtain a refund for flights which have not yet taken place. Customers who have booked flybmi flights via a travel agent or one of flybmi’s codeshare partner airlines are recommended to contact their...
Ryanair launches Milan Malpensa from Bristol
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Ryanair launches new Bristol route to Milan Ryanair has announced a new Bristol route to Milan Malpensa, with a twice weekly service commencing 26 May, as part of Ryanair’s Bristol Summer 2019 schedule. Ryanair’s Bristol Summer schedule now includes 32 routes in total with 3 new routes to Seville, Shannon, and Milan Malpensa. Ryanair’s Robin Kiely said: “Ryanair is pleased to announce a new Bristol route to Milan Malpensa, commencing in late May, which will operate twice weekly, as part of our extended Bristol summer 2019 schedule. To celebrate we are releasing seats for sale on this...
Thomas Cook Airlines reports "a good performance in a challenging year"
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Thomas Cook reports a good performance in a challenging year for operations. "The success of our holiday offer is supported by a well-managed airline which leverages its relationship with our holiday business while actively developing its own distribution channels to compete wing-to-wing with other European leisure carriers". 2018 was a strong year of growth for our airline against a backdrop of widespread disruption following the collapse of Monarch and Air Berlin in 2017 and strike action across European air traffic control. We took advantage of the upheaval in the market to expand...
Flybe up for sale!
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After much speculation regarding the future of Flybe the airline has announced it is now for sale. The airline blames difficult trading conditions, continuing Brexit uncertainty and rising fuel prices for it's decision. Picture by @elmdon74
Jet Airways commences flights between Manchester & Mumbai
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Manchester- Mumbai route takes off and is set to unlock £400m of benefits for the North The launch of new direct flights to Mumbai, India’s economic capital, is set to deliver a £400m boost to the North. Jet Airways’ five-times-a-week service takes off for the first time this morning, at a celebration attended by Aviation Minister, Baroness Liz Sugg and hundreds of guests from across the region. The route will unlock hundreds of millions of pounds of trade, investment and tourism benefits, according to a report released to coincide with the launch. It follows a sustained push from...
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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