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Upgraded myself to the world of owning a DSLR camera. Hopefully giving another boost in the quality of shots I take
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Gatwick announces significant companywide restructure plans
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Gatwick announces significant companywide restructure plans Gatwick has today announced plans for a significant restructure across its business designed to further reduce operating and staff costs in light of the dramatic impact COVID-19 has had on its passenger and air traffic numbers. The proposed organisation redesign will reshape the company so it is best placed to respond quickly to future growth. The new proposals could result in the region of 600 job roles being removed from across the business, which is approximately 24% of the current number of employees. The company will now...
MAG CEO: Government inaction is hurting airports like Manchester
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MAG CEO: Government inaction is hurting airports like Manchester Chief Executive of Manchester Airport’s parent company calls for an end to “sluggish, illogical and chaotic” approach to quarantine Passenger numbers this Bank Holiday weekend expected to be less than a quarter of volumes seen last year “Catalonia is closer to Cheshire than it is to Gran Canaria.” Charlie Cornish repeats calls for regional approach to travel restrictions ahead of Cabinet meeting expected this week This time last year, airports across the UK were gearing up for what is usually one of their busiest days...
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?
Wizz Air Announces New Base and Major Expansion at Doncaster Sheffield Airport
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Wizz Air Announces New Base and Major Expansion at Doncaster Sheffield Airport 1 New Based Aircraft and 7New Routes Wizz Air, Europe’s greenest airline*, today announces a new baseat Doncaster Sheffield Airport, which will be the second base for Wizz Air UK, the group’s UK-registered and based airline, alongside London Luton. The airline will allocate one Airbus A320 aircraft to the Yorkshire airport, and will launch seven new routes to add to its existing Doncaster Sheffield network of ten routes. Wizz Air’s first flight from Doncaster Sheffield Airport took off over 14 years ago, and...
Direct Bristol Airport coach service returns to Cardiff
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Direct Bristol Airport coach service returns to Cardiff As demand for post-covid domestic travel grows, a direct airport coach service from Cardiff has been added back onto the National Express network of scheduled coach services. The 216 service from Cardiff to Bristol Airport will run five times each way every day via Newport and Bristol. The route has been reintroduced as part of the UK’s largest coach operator’s return to the road after a three month suspension in response to covid-19. Chris Hardy, managing director of National Express UK Coach, explains: “Our iconic white fleet...
Largely grounded route network continues to strangle UK economy
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Largely grounded route network continues to strangle UK economy Over 860,000 passengers travelled through Heathrow in July, down 88% on the previous year. This reflects a slight uplift in passenger traffic, since the start of this crisis, driven by the Government’s creation of the first ‘travel corridors’ on July 4th. More than half of these passengers, over 480,000, ventured to European destinations to make the most of the 2020 summer season, quarantine free. The vast majority of Heathrow’s route network (60%) remains grounded, requiring a 14-day quarantine on arrival, preventing the...
easyJet commence more flights to Turkey from LJLA as new Antalya route takes off
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easyJet commence more flights to Turkey from LJLA as new Antalya route takes off easyJet’s newest route from Liverpool started this morning with passengers jetting off on the airline’s inaugural flight to Antalya in Turkey. Flights operate weekly on Thursdays throughout the summer, providing travellers from the North West with a direct route to another popular Turkish resort from Liverpool, joining routes already available to Dalaman and Bodrum. The new route to Antalya is expected to prove popular with those seeking a cultural getaway; the port city offers an abundance of historic...
Slow but steady recovery at Long Beach Airport - California U.S.
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Long Beach Airport - California U.S (LBG) Long Beach Airport continues to see a slow but steady recovery in flight schedules, up from a low of six flights on multiple days in April to the current average of 18 to 20 flights daily. Recent schedule changes by Delta Air Lines also point to modest improvement in the leisure travel segment. Delta’s recently published schedule indicates it will resume flights from LGB on August 1, a month ahead of schedule. Delta had previously announced a temporary consolidation of flight service in May, which led to a suspension of flights from Long Beach...
Teesside International Airport Launches New Flights To London Heathrow
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Teesside International Airport Launches New Flights To London Heathrow Teesside International Airport is once again connected to one of the world’s best airports after Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen revealed a new daily connection to Heathrow – its first flights to the UK’s biggest airport in more than a decade. The announcement of Eastern Airways’ new service to the London airport, which is one of the busiest in the world, serving more than 80million people a year, was made by Mayor Houchen at an event at Teesside Airport and comes just 18 months after he secured a landmark deal to save...
Testing taskforce is given 1st November deadline to safeguard the economy and thousands of jobs
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Testing taskforce is given 1st November deadline to safeguard the economy and thousands of jobs Traffic fell in September, with a loss of 5.5 million passengers over the course of the month. Just over 1.2 million passengers travelled through Heathrow in September, down 82% compared to 2019. Most travel is to the remaining European destinations on the UK’s travel corridors list. However, the number of countries on this list has steadily declined since its launch, with 61 countries now requiring a 14-day quarantine period. Long-haul business travel, which is vital for the UK’s economic...

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Kanoni Cafe, A planespotters paradise!

"For the most relaxing plane spotting head to the Kanoni Cafe in Kanoni which is the end of the line for the Blue Bus number 2A (I think) from Corfu Town. It is great for watching the approach over the sea and the landing on the single airport runway. I think they have moved the town buses since we were there so not certain where they run from from now (was San Rocco Sq I think) but the fare is only about 1/2€ and is even cheaper if you buy a strip of tickets from a Periptero (kiosk) rather than from the driver. (All info from about 6 years ago) Very atmospheric and cheap too. Went there every evening when we were last there".....

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