The first Air France flight from Paris Charles de Gaulle is welcomed at Malta International Airport
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The first Air France flight from Paris Charles de Gaulle is welcomed at Malta International Airport A flight operated by Air France touched down at Malta International Airport yesterday evening, marking the launch of a triweekly service to and from Paris Charles de Gaulle airport. Air France’s schedule – offering flights every Monday, Friday, and Sunday – will further facilitate air travel between Malta and the capital of France, which country has consistently featured among the airport’s most popular markets for more than a decade. In 2019, France ranked fourth among Malta International...
Jet2.com and Jet2holidays take to the skies again from Birmingham Airport!
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Jet2.com and Jet2holidays take to the skies again from Birmingham Airport! Award-winning airline and tour operator recommence flights and holidays programme from Birmingham Airport, waving customers off to the sunshine! Flights departed this morning to Green List destinations – Ibiza and Majorca Further flights to Menorca and Madeira also due to take off from the base over the next few days Jet2.com and Jet2holidays took to the skies once again this morning, (1st July), as the award-winning airline and tour operator recommenced its flights and holidays programme from Birmingham...
Malta becomes easyJet’s latest new route from LJLA
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Malta becomes easyJet’s latest new route from LJLA Malta becomes easyJet’s latest new route from LJLA easyJet have today announced another new route from Liverpool for this Summer with a twice weekly flight to Malta commencing in July 2021 as part of the airline’s Summer 2021 schedule. Malta is currently on the green list of destinations that passengers can travel to without needing to self-isolate for 10 days on their return. Flights will start on 25th July in time for the peak Summer holiday period departing from Liverpool on Tuesdays and Sundays and seats are now on sale at...
New airline begins operations with London Stansted to Reykjavik service
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New airline begins operations with London Stansted to Reykjavik service Flights will operate four times a week with fares on sale for £30 one way Iceland is on the UK’s green list so travellers can visit without having to quarantine on return Iceland is back on the destination boards at London Stansted as new airline PLAY launched its first flight from the airport to Reykjavik this week, June 24. Using a brand-new 192 seat Airbus A321neo painted in an eye-catching all-red livery, the inaugural flight took off for the Icelandic capital just after 4 pm. Flights will operate four times...
Polish flag carrier LOT launches operations from Malta International Airport
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Polish flag carrier LOT launches operations from Malta International Airport Malta International Airport today welcomed LOT Polish Airlines, marking the launch of a biweekly scheduled service to the Polish capital during the summer months. LOT Polish Airlines’ service will further strengthen the Maltese islands’ connectivity with the Polish market, whose ranking among Malta International Airport’s top drivers of traffic has steadily improved over the past years. In fact, the number of passengers travelling to and from Poland increased more than twofold between 2015 and 2019, as Malta...

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New Easyjet Base At Faro Airport Expected To Boost Tourism In the Algarve Region
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New Easyjet Base At Faro Airport Expected To Boost Tourism In the Algarve Region EasyJet has officially inaugurated a new seasonal base at Faro Airport. The base is the airline’s third in Portugal, joining Lisbon (launched in 2012) and Porto ( 2015). According to EasyJet, the new base at the Algarve region’s airport gateway will operate between March and October. Three A320 aircraft will be allocated, operating on 21 routes servicing Faro. The routes connect Faro across Europe, to cities including Amsterdam, Basel, Belfast, Berlin Brandenburg, Bordeaux, Bristol, Geneva, Glasgow...
easyJet adds new domestic route from LJLA with flights to Bournemouth
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easyJet adds new domestic route from LJLA with flights to Bournemouth easyJet adds new domestic route from LJLA with flights to Bournemouth easyJet have today announced a new route from Liverpool for this Summer with a twice weekly flight to Bournemouth on the south coast, commencing in July 2021 as part of the airline’s UK Summer 2021 schedule. Whilst international travel continues to be limited due to restrictions remaining in place, this new service will enable the region’s travellers to take advantage of a break to the south coast, with flights departing from Liverpool on...
Fraport Inaugurates New Passenger Terminal in Ljubljana
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Fraport Inaugurates New Passenger Terminal in Ljubljana On June 16, Fraport Slovenija – a Fraport AG company – officially inaugurated its new passenger terminal at Ljubljana Airport in Slovenia. Fraport invested some €21 million in the ultra-modern terminal which strategically positions Ljubljana Airport to meet the future requirements of travel and tourism. After about a two-year construction period, the new terminal will be open to passenger traffic beginning July 1. Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, Fraport AG’s executive board member Dr. Pierre Dominique Prümm stressed: “We are...
New British Airways service link to Leeds, Glasgow, Exeter and Newquay.
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New British Airways service link to Leeds, Glasgow, Exeter and Newquay. Wednesday, 16 June 2021 – British Airways is launching four new domestic routes from Belfast this summer, supporting important business and tourism links between Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK. Over the next few months, the airline will start to operate 18 flights a week between George Best Belfast City Airport and Exeter, Glasgow, Leeds Bradford and Newquay airports. The new routes will run alongside existing British Airways services between Belfast and London City and London Heathrow airports. Customers...
75,420 passengers passed through Malta International Airport in May
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75,420 passengers passed through Malta International Airport in May May was the first month of 2021 to surpass the 40,000 passenger mark May traffic dropped by 88.8 per cent over the same month in 2019 MIA expects capacity deployed by airlines in June to more than double over May As the Maltese islands edged closer to the reopening of travel and tourism, Malta International Airport registered 75,420 passenger movements during the month leading to this resumption. This total for May translates into a drop of 88.8 per cent compared to the same month in 2019, but marks a slight...

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Heathrow presses world leaders to agree global sustainable fuels mandate at G7
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Heathrow presses world leaders to agree global sustainable fuels mandate at G7 The leaders of the world’s largest economies have been urged to reduce aviation emissions by collectively committing to mandates for the use of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF). In a G7 session hosted in Cornwall on Friday by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, Heathrow CEO John Holland-Kaye pressed the leaders of the G7 to agree in its summit communique escalating mandates for 10% SAF by 2030, growing to at least 50% by 2050, as well as the kinds of price incentive mechanisms that have been used to...
Wizz in Wales: Wizz Air to announce flights from Cardiff to Jersey
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Wizz in Wales: Wizz Air to announce flights from Cardiff to Jersey London, 10 June 2021: Wizz Air UK, the UK-registered and based airline of Europe’s fastest growing airline group, today announces that it is launching its first ever domestic service with flights to Jersey from Cardiff Airport, its newest base. Beginning in July, these flights will operate twice weekly, with fares starting from just £17.99*. Tickets are available now on wizzair.com or the airline’s app. With a short flight time and sunny climate, Jersey is an ideal getaway on Wales’ doorstep. Those who are looking forward...
LJLA receives international recognition for its Covid-secure measures
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LJLA receives international recognition for its Covid-secure measures LJLA receives international recognition for its Covid-secure measures Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) has received international recognition for the measures it has put in place to provide a COVID-secure operation to protect its passengers and employees. Having worked closely with the UK Civil Aviation Authority and Public Health England, LJLA is one of only a handful of UK airports to have implemented the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) guidance for air travel through the COVID-19 public health...
Sustainable aviation fuel to partly power Heathrow jets as airport moves to reduce emissions
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Sustainable aviation fuel to partly power Heathrow jets as airport moves to reduce emissions Working with Vitol Aviation and Neste, Heathrow has become the first UK major airport to successfully integrate sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) into its fuel distribution Ahead of the G7 Summit, the fuel will be blended into the UK’s hub airport’s main fuel supply from 3 June The supply, equivalent for fuel needed to power between 5-10 short haul flights, aims to serve as proof of concept to enable much greater use of SAF going forward Heathrow has successfully incorporated sustainable...
Gatwick reaction to updated traffic light system
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Gatwick reaction to updated traffic light system Stewart Wingate, CEO, Gatwick: “It is bitterly disappointing news for our impacted passengers and airlines that Portugal is to be added to the “amber” list from next week while no further destinations are being opened up for “green” travel. While it is in all of our interests to ensure that we only take forward steps out of the pandemic, we hope that the rest of Europe follows the UK’s speed of public vaccination so that safe and easy travel to and from the UK becomes a reality quickly, particularly as travel between mainland European...

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MAG statement on Government's traffic light system update
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MAG statement on Government's traffic light system update Charlie Cornish, MAG CEO, said: “We were told the traffic light system would allow people to travel safely, with the right measures in place to manage risk for different countries. “But it is now clear the Government doesn’t trust its own system and that international travel is being unfairly scapegoated, with tens of thousands of jobs placed at risk in the process. “Low-risk destinations continue to be left off the green list despite clear evidence they are safe to visit. With case rates lower than the UK, we simply cannot...
Cardiff-Belfast takes-off with Eastern Airways
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Cardiff-Belfast takes-off with Eastern Airways Eastern Airways, the UK’s regional airline today launched the first service between Cardiff Airport and Belfast City Airport, as Wales regained its air service connection to Northern Ireland, the only current air service linking the entire island of Ireland with Wales. With fares on the new route starting from £62.99 one-way, including a complimentary 15kg hold bag and all taxes and charges, flights are available to book at www.easternairways.com Roger Hage, General Manager, Eastern Airways, said: “As the UK’s regional airline already...
Heathrow marks landmark 75th Anniversary with nostalgic archive collection
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Heathrow marks landmark 75th Anniversary with nostalgic archive collection New “Heathrow Historians” will share their personal take on the airport’s history in a virtual museum launched today Stories featured give a unique insight into 75 years of operations at the airport including preparations for the Millennium Bug, the anticipation of the first Concorde flight, and the excitement of VIP arrivals – from Royals to astronauts Members of the public are encouraged to submit their memories and stories for the virtual museum by emailing their content to [email protected]
Loganair further boosts UK regional connectivity with new Scotland-Wales air link
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Loganair further boosts UK regional connectivity with new Scotland-Wales air link Loganair, the UK’s largest regional airline, has launched its new route linking the capital cities of Scotland and Wales. The service between Edinburgh and Cardiff starts on August 2, and tickets are on sale from today (May 25). Flights will be on Loganair’s 49-seat Embraer 145 regional jets, with prices on the 1hr 25min trip starting at £49.99 one way including all taxes and charges. All Loganair fares include a free checked baggage allowance. The direct flights – five per week in each direction -...
Sydney Airport commits to net zero by 2030
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Sydney Airport commits to net zero by 2030 Commitment includes all Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions Biggest contributor to net zero target is switch to 100% renewable energy Climate strategy includes a focus on facilitating sustainable aviation fuels Sydney Airport has today announced it will achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2030 and outlined the practical initiatives and actions that will ensure it meets this commitment. Sydney Airport CEO Geoff Culbert said: “The aviation industry has a critical role to play in combatting climate change, and we are making this commitment with clear...

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Rebound in passenger numbers from Melbourne Airport
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Melbourne Airport passenger performance April 2021 Almost half a million more passengers travelled through Melbourne Airport in April compared to March, as domestic border restrictions eased around the country in time for the Easter school holiday period. Domestic numbers peaked at 1,402,439 – the highest figure in the last 12 months. International passengers also more than doubled, rising from 10,787 in March to 27,904 in April, thanks to Australia’s new quarantine-free travel arrangement with New Zealand. Melbourne Airport CEO Lyell Strambi said it was encouraging to see more...
Ciao to Rome as Wizz Air announce more new flights from Liverpool
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Ciao to Rome as Wizz Air announce more new flights from Liverpool Wizz Air, the leading low-cost carrier in Central and Eastern Europe have today announced another new service to be added to their growing network from Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) with flights to the Italian capital of Rome set to commence this Summer. Three times weekly flights are due to start on 1st July 2021 in time for the peak Summer season departing on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and sees the return of flights to the Italian capital for the first time in over 2 years. This is the third new route...
Eager British tourists return to the Algarve
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Eager British tourists return to the Algarve UK holidaymakers are once again travelling overseas from today, although currently only to exclusive “green list” destinations such as Portugal. Bookings for flights to Portugal, including tourist hotspot the Algarve, were reported to have increased dramatically last Friday, after the Portuguese government confirmed that travellers from the UK would be allowed to enter the country if they could provide a negative PCR test result from the previous 72 hours. Previously, there had been some confusion about the government’s position. Portugal is...
New facility will provide A321 industrial capability to support market recovery and demand
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New facility will provide A321 industrial capability to support market recovery and demand Airbus has resumed work on the modernisation of its A320 Family industrial capabilities in Toulouse. This will provide Airbus with increased flexibility throughout its global industrial production system to respond to market recovery and future demand. The modernised, digitally-enabled A320/A321 final assembly line (FAL) will replace one of the original Toulouse A320 FALs. It will be installed in the former A380 Lagardère facility and should be operational by end 2022. Initial plans to introduce...
Sydney Airport’s east-west runway re-opens
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Sydney Airport’s east-west runway re-opens Runway re-opens more than a year after it was closed to accommodate parked aircraft Re-opened to cater for essential maintenance works on main north-south runway, and gradual recovery in domestic air traffic Passenger traffic in March was 68 percent down on pre-COVID levels Sydney Airport’s east-west runway accepted its first flights yesterday, Sunday 9 May 2021, more than a year after it was closed to accommodate the extraordinary demand for aircraft parking due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The east-west runway accommodated almost 50 grounded...

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Manchester Airports Group (MAG) Response To Government's International Travel Announcement Friday 7th May
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Manchester Airports Group (MAG) Response To Government's International Travel Announcement Friday 7th May Charlie Cornish, MAG CEO, said: “Many people will be frustrated that today’s announcement by the Transport Secretary does not allow for a broader restart of international travel, with so few countries on the initial green list. “The aviation industry will be especially concerned that the Government appears to have ignored clear scientific evidence, which shows that testing and vaccinations can support safe travel to a larger group of low-risk destinations. “The British public will...
Stobart Air adds two new routes from Cardiff to Dublin and Belfast
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Stobart Air adds two new routes from Cardiff to Dublin and Belfast Cardiff to Dublin route to commence on 30 August and initially operate three times weekly, with fares starting from £39.99; Cardiff to Belfast route to commence on 28 June and initially operate four times weekly, with fares starting from £29.99; Flights will operate in line with Covid-19 protocols, including Stobart Air’s enhanced health and safety measures; Stobart Air calls on UK & Irish Governments to develop vaccine passport system to allow vaccinated people resume travel; Andy Jolly, Managing Director at Stobart Air...
Amsterdam Schiphol named cargo airport of the year
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Schiphol named cargo airport of the year Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has won the ‘Cargo Airport of the year’ award of the Air Cargo Week World Air Cargo Awards. Schiphol won the award thanks to the voters of the global Air Cargo Community and the readers of Air Cargo Week. The airport was praised for the commitment to developing the cargo sector, outstanding facilities and the efficiency of the cargo operation in these trying times. “ We are very proud to have received this award on behalf of Schiphol and the Cargo Community. Cargo transport occupies an important place within Schiphol...
Malta International Airport holds its 29th Annual General Meeting
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Malta International Airport holds its 29th Annual General Meeting A decade of solid results equipped Malta Airport with resilience to withstand the shocks of the crisis; 2021 off to a slow start with year-to-date traffic totalling 137,887 passenger movements; Strategic investments & restoring the island’s connectivity will be prioritised as the company focuses on its recovery Malta International Airport today held its twenty-ninth Annual General Meeting remotely, during which the company’s performance for the year ended 31 December 2020 as well as year-to-date traffic results were...
Two Panther 6X6 Fire Trucks join Malta's Rescue and Fire-fighting FLEET
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Two Panther 6X6 Fire Trucks join MIA’S Rescue and Fire-fighting FLEET Two Rosenbauer Panther 6X6 fire trucks have just joined Malta International Airport’s fire-fighting fleet, equipping the company with enhanced rescue and fire-fighting capabilities. The delivery of the two vehicles from Austria comes less than a year after Malta International Airport announced the arrival of the leading aircraft rescue truck – the Panther 8×8 – as part of the company’s fleet modernisation programme entailing a total investment of almost €3 million. Given the complex technologies employed by the...

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