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Charge for vehicles using London Gatwick (LGW) South Terminal forecourt to be introduced
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Charge for vehicles using Gatwick (LGW) South Terminal forecourt introduced this coming Monday (12 April), following its introduction at the North terminal last month New revenue stream being introduced to help the airport preserve jobs and recover from the significant effects of the Covid-19 pandemic Blue badge holders and staff employed on the airport campus will be exempt from the charge and can register at www.gatwickairport.com/dropoff Local commuters living in areas with limited public transport can also pay a £50 annual fee for two visits to the train station each day by also...
Birmingham Airport offers rapid Covid-19 screening services
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Birmingham Airport offers rapid Covid-19 screening services Birmingham Airport and ExpressTest (a division of Cignpost Diagnostics Ltd) today announce the launch of rapid testing within the terminal. The site offers fast and accurate lateral flow and PCR testing and is now available for passengers who are legally permitted to travel, staff and the general public. Lateral flow tests are available for £50 per person. PCR tests cost £99 per person for the general public and £80 per person for airline passengers. Airport staff can receive a PCR test if needed for £60. The site is located in...
Heathrow reminds passengers of COVID-19 guidelines ahead of busy Christmas getaway
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Heathrow reminds passengers of COVID-19 guidelines ahead of busy Christmas getaway Airport prepares to welcome passengers ahead of festive getaway, providing the airport and industry with a much needed boost Preparations come with reminders that only travellers with valid tickets will be permitted access to terminals, as London moves into Tier 3 Passengers told they may be held outside terminals to ease congestion, as passenger and public health will be prioritised over passenger experience As Heathrow prepares for a much needed boost in the form of the Christmas getaway and the...
Gatwick Airport to introduce charges for vehicles using its forecourts next year
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Gatwick Airport to introduce charges for vehicles using its forecourts next year Revenue will be used to help the airport recover and preserve jobs from the economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis Traffic congestion and emissions at Gatwick and surrounding areas also likely to reduce Gatwick plans to look at solutions for those who regularly drop off and pick up at the South Terminal each day to access to the train station which includes many local residents Next year Gatwick will be introducing a charge for vehicles using the forecourt to drop off passengers directly outside its...
Cardiff-Belfast air service restored connecting Wales and Northern Ireland
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Cardiff-Belfast air service restored connecting Wales and Northern Ireland Eastern Airways is to introduce its first ever service from Cardiff Airport to Belfast City Airport, as Wales regains its air service connection to Northern Ireland. The UK’s regional airline will commence services from 11 January 2021 between the two cities, which will be the only air service linking Wales with the entire island of Ireland, and is a former route operated by Flybe. Daily weekday and a Sunday service will operate with fares on the new route starting from £79.99 one-way, including...

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Covid-19 Response From Different Airlines
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Covid-19 Response From Different Airlines What are different airlines doing in their response to covid-19. I was reading an article yesterday which was saying one US airline was not taking bookings for the middle seat up until at least January. Only last week a friend of mine was flying back from the Middle East with Qatar and he had been provided with face mask and shield for the flight. What are other airlines doing to protect passengers and do you think it is enough or should airlines be doing more?
Belfast City Secures Six Routes To The UK
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Belfast City Secures Six Routes To The UK Stobart Air, operator of Aer Lingus Regional routes, to base five ATR72-600 aircraft at Belfast City Airport Routes from Belfast City Airport to Edinburgh, Manchester, Birmingham, East Midlands, Leeds Bradford and Exeter to commence from 27 August Commenting on the announcement, Brian Ambrose, CEO of Belfast City Airport said the new base would significantly enhance the Aer Lingus network from Northern Ireland Belfast City Airport announced the opening of a new Aer Lingus Regional base with the launch of six routes operated by Stobart Air...
Cardiff Airport prepares to re-open terminal with new safety measures in place
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Cardiff Airport prepares to re-open terminal with new safety measures in place Cardiff Airport has introduced a number of new measures to ensure the safety of its team and customers ahead of the start of flying in July. As part of a commitment to keep safety and security its number one priority, the following measures have been put into place to give customers the confidence they can travel safely from their local Airport, in line with the latest Government guidelines: Enhanced cleaning of the whole Airport throughout the day and night, plus a deep sanitisation before the terminal...
KLM to resume operations from London City Aiport in July
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KLM to resume operations from London City Aiport in July Since the outbreak of the Covid-19 crisis, KLM has been adapting its network and flight schedule in line with travel restrictions and demand. From 13th July 2020, KLM is set to resume operations between London City Airport and Amsterdam Schiphol. Linking Central London to the capital city of the Netherlands, the route will begin as a single daily service, with frequency increases expected as demand for travel returns. Throughout the summer period, passengers will have the opportunity to connect to over 100 European and...
Manchester Airport Launches Safe Travel Measures As Airlines Begin To Resume Flights
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Manchester Airport Launches Safe Travel Measures As Airlines Begin To Resume Flights UK’s third largest airport introduces a range of safe travel measures. Masks, temperature checks and bookable security slots all in place to allow safer travel. Additional airlines and routes continue to resume each week. Terminal Three set to re-open on 1st July to help passengers keep their distance. For full information on the airport’s Covid-19 measures and advice see www.manchesterairport.co.uk/coronavirus Manchester Airport is advising customers of a range of new safety measures, as flying resumes...

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KLM to resume operations from Bristol Airport in July
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KLM to resume operations from Bristol Airport in July Since the outbreak of the Covid-19 crisis, KLM has been adapting its network and flight schedule in line with travel restrictions and demand. From 4th July, KLM will recommence a daily service between Bristol and Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to assist with essential travel and repatriation. Linking the South West to the capital city of the Netherlands, the route will be operated using an Embraer 190 aircraft, carrying 100 passengers. Throughout the summer period, passengers will have the opportunity to connect to up to 100 European and...
Manchester Airport is the first UK airport to offer passengers the option to pre-book a timeslot at security
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Manchester Airport is the first UK airport to offer passengers the option to pre-book a timeslot at security MAG, the airport’s owner, will trial offering free 15-minute pre-booked security slots as part of a new standard for safe air travel. The approach will allow the airport to manage the volume of passengers coming through security more efficiently and help keep queues shorter. To improve the security experience and help restore confidence in travel as the airport begins to see more people wanting to travel, passengers at Manchester Airport now have the opportunity to pre-book a...
Birmingham Airport Welcomes The Return Of Flights As New Safety Measures Introduced
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Birmingham Airport Welcomes The Return Of Flights As New Safety Measures Introduced Birmingham Airport is welcoming the return of passengers following a period of reduced demand due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Services have recommenced with easyjet, Air France, Wizz Air, Loganair and Lufthansa, as well as increased flying from KLM and Ryanair. Further domestic and international flights are set to restart from 1st July 2020. Passengers travelling from Birmingham Airport will experience a number of new measures which are being implemented for both their safety and wellbeing, and that of our...
Eastern Airways Resumes Manchester Airport - Southampton Service
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Eastern Airways Resumes Manchester Airport - Southampton Service UK regional airline, Eastern Airways, will resume its growing network of routes from Manchester Airport initially including Southampton from 22nd June with flights on sale through www.easternairways.com From Monday 22nd June, an initial daily weekday service to Southampton will be the first to be resumed. The frequency of services will be increased as appropriate through July, August and September to help restore the business and leisure connections to help the economic recovery of the North-West. Following the demise of...
COVID detection trials landing at Heathrow
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COVID detection trials landing at Heathrow Heathrow to drive forward development of a Common International Standard by trialling technologies and processes that reduce risk of Covid-19 transmission Trials will assess for medical effectiveness, passenger response as well as suitability to the airport environment Technologies under review include UV sanitation, facial recognition thermal screening technology and contactless security procedures Data from trials will be shared with Government and industry to jumpstart the creation of a Common International Standard for health screening...

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The incoming Chair of Cardiff Airport is confirmed
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The incoming Chair of Cardiff Airport is confirmed Cardiff Airport has confirmed its next Chair will be Wayne Harvey, Senior Managing Partner for Deloitte in Wales. Mr Harvey, who will retire from Deloitte in May will join the national Airport in the non-executive Chair position on 1st June 2020. He takes over at a challenging time for the aviation industry on a global scale. He will take over from the outgoing Chair, Roger Lewis who was at the helm during achievements over the past five years which includes passenger growth and the arrival of Qatar Airways flights. Mr Harvey’s...
Heathrow open letter to Public Health England CEO on temperature checks
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Heathrow open letter to Public Health England CEO on temperature checks A Heathrow spokesperson said: “We understand that Public Health England has concluded that temperature checks are ineffective. We think it would be useful if this evidence base is published both to reassure the public that current airport processes are scientifically appropriate, but also to help establish what measures are appropriate in creating a Common International Standard for health screening in the future. We hope to see this information in the public domain soon, to underpin the confidence in UK aviation as...
Manchester Airport has officially opened its new private terminal, PremiAir
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Manchester Airport has officially opened its new private terminal, PremiAir Local stakeholders and VIP guests saw the innovative new product Guests can choose from different packages to upgrade their travel experience at the airport, enjoy a personal welcome and stunning views of the airfield PremiAir is part of MAG’s strategy of developing and offering its own products to its customers across their journey through the airport MAG last night marked the official opening of its brand new private terminal, PremiAir, at Manchester Airport. During the event, local business representatives...
Heathrow kickstarts the decade with appointments set to transform the assistance experience
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Heathrow kickstarts the decade with appointments set to transform the assistance experience Disability campaigner Helen Dolphin MBE and experienced equality and inclusion regulator Keith Richards have both been named as co-chairs of the Heathrow Access Advisory Group (HAAG) Accessible travel consultant, Geraldine Lundy will serve as vice-chair of the HAAG working with the co-chairs to ensure that accessibility and inclusion are always at the forefront of the airport’s agenda The HAAG will be overseeing over £30 million of investment in new equipment and technology to improve the...
Loganair boosts Newcastle services
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Loganair boosts Newcastle services Just four months since launching services between Newcastle and Aberdeen, Scotland’s Airline Loganair has today announced that it will be introducing a larger aircraft on the route. From 13 January, a 49-seat Embraer 145 jet aircraft will take over morning and evening services on the route, increasing seat capacity by 21% and ensuring that more customers can get a seat on their preferred flight. Loganair launched Newcastle-Aberdeen services on 1 September 2019 and the latest data published by the UK Civil Aviation Authority shows that passenger numbers...

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Manchester Airport signs up with "Buy with Confidence" to tackle rogue car parking firms
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Manchester Airport signs up with "Buy with Confidence" to tackle rogue car parking firms Manchester Airport and Manchester City Council have published the names of meet and greet parking companies that have signed up to a “Buy with Confidence” scheme. Six operators have achieved the standard, which involves them giving a commitment to trading fairly. The businesses listed have undergone a series of detailed checks before being approved as a member of the scheme. The publication of the list is in response to concerns from local communities that so-called “rogue” meet and greet firms are...
Travelex opens five currency exchange stores in Birmingham Airport
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Travelex opens five currency exchange stores in Birmingham Airport Foreign exchange specialist announces its latest airport launch to deliver currency exchange services across stores, ATMs and click-and-collect services Travelex, a Finablr company and market leading Foreign Exchange specialist, today announced the opening of five new currency exchange stores in Birmingham Airport. The opening of the new stores represents Travelex’s latest UK airport launch and follows a competitive bidding process. Travelex will be the sole foreign exchange provider at Birmingham Airport. The new...
Glasgow: easyJet launch three new routes to Pula, Barcelona and Dalaman
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easyJet launch three new routes to Pula, Barcelona and Dalaman easyJet has announced plans to launch three new Glasgow Airport routes to Pula, Barcelona and Dalaman next Spring. The announcement follows the news earlier this year that easyJet will commit a fifth aircraft next Spring to its Glasgow base, which will also create around 50 jobs at the airport. Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK Country Manager, said: “We are absolutely delighted to be confirming our plans for expansion in Scotland today. The addition of our fifth aircraft in Glasgow will help us to deliver long term, sustainable...
Manchester Airports Group (MAG) introduces certified ‘Friendly WiFi’ across its airports
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Manchester Airports Group (MAG) introduces certified ‘Friendly WiFi’ across its airports WiFi scheme will now ensure content is appropriate for all ages at the Group’s airports at Manchester, London Stansted and East Midlands MAG is the first airport group to sign-up to the Government-backed scheme MAG has become the first airport operator in the UK to be certified as offering safe, child-friendly WiFi to its passengers. The move means that passengers at all its airport will now have the ultimate reassurance that the airport’s free WiFi network will filter out inappropriate content, so...
Gatwick's try before you fly....
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Young families and older people get a taste of airport surroundings before they fly Travelling through an airport can be challenging for some people Gatwick’s Accessibility Days designed to make it easier by giving people with a disability a taste of airport surroundings before they fly Day only possible thanks to easyJet, BA, Virgin Atlantic, TUI, Sussex Police, Border Force, Gatwick Fire Service and numerous volunteers from Gatwick Older adults with dementia joined over 30 young families at Gatwick’s Accessibility Day on Saturday (16 Nov), so that they too had a chance to experience...

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British Airways customer Phil Reynolds proposes to girlfriend at Heathrow
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He put a wing on it Love was in the air at Heathrow Terminal 5, when British Airways customer Phil Reynolds got down on one knee to propose to girlfriend, Bethan ahead of their flight to Milan. The terminal has sentimental meaning to the couple as Bethan was based 4,000 miles away from Phil in China for over a year, so they both travelled back and forth through it on their regular trips to see one another. When British Airways and Heathrow heard of Phil’s plans, they helped to pull out the stops and make it even more special, by flashing the message ‘Will you marry me?’ in bright...
Manchester Airport's PremiAir opens its doors to the cameras
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Manchester Airport's PremiAir opens its doors to the cameras New pictures released showing what passengers can expect from Manchester Airport’s private terminal PremiAir now welcoming passengers travelling with 23 airlines from Manchester Prices start from £50 per person MAG has today released pictures of the new PremiAir terminal at Manchester Airport. The new facility, which is now open and welcoming passengers travelling with 23 airlines from the North’s global gateway, has been immaculately finished. The pictures show design-led modernist lounges offering passengers an ultimate and...
Cardiff Airport joins The Sunflower Lanyard Scheme to support customers with hidden disabilities
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Cardiff Airport joins The Sunflower Lanyard Scheme to support customers with hidden disabilities Cardiff Airport has joined The Sunflower Lanyard Scheme, a widely recognised initiative that represents an awareness and commitment to supporting the individual needs of customers with hidden disabilities. The Sunflower Lanyard Scheme gives customers the option to request additional support or special assistance with their terminal experience. A specially designed lanyard, discreet pin badge or children’s wristband will identify to our highly trained team that the customer may require...
Aerotel opens at Heathrow Terminal 3 Arrivals
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Aerotel opens at Heathrow Terminal 3 Arrivals Highlights of Aerotel London Heathrow: Located at Arrivals of Terminal 3 with two floors to offer 82 smartly-designed guestrooms Open 24/7 to offer flexible booking packages and check in/out around-the-clock All-day dining and social spot Library Lounge Five-minute walk to the nearest central bus station, six-minute walk to Heathrow Express and access Terminal 2, 4 & 5 within 10 minutes “Our award-winning Plaza Premium Lounges at Terminal 2, 3, 4 and 5 have been well received for the variety of services. Our international guests are now...
DSA voted the UK’s Best Airport by Which?
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It’s a hat trick for DSA as it’s voted the UK’s Best Airport by Which? Magazine three years in a row! ‘For the third year in a row this low-cost carrier hub takes the best airport crown’ is the opening line for Doncaster Sheffield Airport’s (DSA) entry in the 2019 ‘Best and Worst UK Airports’ report carried out by Which? Magazine. Doncaster Sheffield Airport (DSA) is celebrating topping the Which? Magazine Best and Worst UK Airports survey for the third time – and its fifth appearance in the top five. The survey measured 6,237 separate airport experiences remarking that ‘a staggering...

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