Gatwick plans to bring its existing Northern Runway into routine use
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Gatwick announces plans to bring its existing Northern Runway into routine use - to secure its long-term growth, 18,400 new jobs and a boost to the local economy Gatwick has today announced that a public consultation will start on the 9th September 2021 on plans to bring its existing Northern Runway into routine use alongside its Main Runway. The scheme will help secure the airports long-term growth, generating approximately 18,400 additional jobs by 2038 and an additional expected £1.5bn GVA to the region. While passenger numbers currently remain low due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Gatwick...
Fraport Traffic Figures – July 2021: Positive Trend Continues
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Fraport Traffic Figures – July 2021: Positive Trend Continues Cargo throughput at Frankfurt Airport sees further strong growth – Fraport Group airports worldwide also maintain upward trend Fraport Traffic Figures now provides (until further notice) a comparison between the current traffic figures and the corresponding 2019 base-year figures, in addition to the regular year-on-year reporting. Passenger numbers at Frankfurt Airport (FRA) continued to rise in July 2021. FRA welcomed some 2.85 million passengers in the reporting month, representing the highest monthly passenger volume since...
Ryanair adds flights to Dublin from Cardiff
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Ryanair has announced today that it will operate four flights a week between Cardiff and Dublin, once again connecting the capitals of Wales and Ireland. Flights commence on 31st October, and will operate on a Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday, enabling customers to easily fly between Wales and Ireland. This is welcome news for customers looking to reconnect with friends and relatives, business travellers, and those wanting to take a break and explore the city and Ireland’s natural beauty. The Cardiff-Dublin route is also key for travelling sports teams and fans attending rugby...
Jerry's Inverness and Highlands trip August 2021
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It’s been 14 months since I flew on a plane, my last flight was from Scotland, Aberdeen to Heathrow in BA Club Europe. That was in March 2020. 14 months and a pandemic later and I’m back flying again, this time from Cardiff Airport to Edinburgh with Loganair on their Embraer 145 jet. It was nice to be flying from my local airport again. Not much had changed at Cardiff except covid 19 measures like blocking off seats, sanitiser and the staff being masked up and in face shields. The airport was quiet as it’s still regaining flights as travel starts to recover so bag drop and going through...
London Heathrow: Long road to recovery starts as travel restrictions finally relax
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Long road to recovery starts as travel restrictions finally relax The further easing of travel restrictions throughout July resulted in a 74% upsurge in passengers compared with July 2020. With consumer confidence on the rise, over 1.5 million travellers passed through Heathrow last month, marking the highest monthly passenger numbers since March 2020. The relaxation in rules has provided a much-needed boost to the UK travel industry, and enabled people across Britain to look forward to a more normal summer reuniting with family and friends abroad. North American passenger numbers grew...

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Close to 311,700 passengers travelled through Malta International Airport in July
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Close to 311,700 passengers travelled through Malta International Airport in July 39 per cent of July 2019 traffic levels recouped last month Seat load factor (SLF) for July stood at 52.6 per cent The UK ranked second among MIA’s top five markets for July Last month’s traffic through Malta International Airport totalled 311,692 passenger movements, recouping 39 per cent of July 2019 traffic levels. This shows that Malta is recovering at a slower pace than its Southern European counterparts whose recovery rate for July averaged at 57 per cent according to Airports Council International...
Virgin Atlantic launches new services from Manchester to Montego Bay
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Virgin Atlantic launches new services from Manchester to Montego Bay - New seasonal winter service flying three times a week from Manchester Airport to Montego Bay launching on 6th November - On sale from 18th August 2021 with return Economy flights starting from £428 per person - Over 65% increase in Barbados flying with five weekly flights from Manchester Virgin Atlantic is delighted to announce new flying from its home in the North, Manchester, to Montego Bay in Jamaica. The airline will also be increasing frequency from Manchester to Barbados. The airline resumed flying from...
Take off for Loganair’s new Scotland-Wales air link
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2 AUGUST Take off for Loganair’s new Scotland-Wales air link Loganair, the UK’s largest regional airline, today (2 August) launches its new direct service linking the capital cities of Scotland and Wales. To mark the launch of the new route between Edinburgh and Cardiff, Loganair’s Head of Revenue and Sales, Donna McHugh, will fly to the Welsh capital to meet Spencer Birns, CEO at Cardiff Airport. The service will operate up to five times weekly on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays, connecting Scotland and Wales for business and leisure travellers alike. Flights will be...
Jet2.com and Jet2holidays increase Autumn capacity to Madeira and Malta
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Jet2.com and Jet2holidays increase Autumn capacity to Madeira and Malta Jet2.com and Jet2holidays have added more Autumn flights and holidays to Madeira and Malta in response to very strong demand from customers and independent travel agents. With both islands on the UK Government’s Green List, meaning quarantine-free travel, the leading leisure airline and tour operator have seen customers flocking to book flights and holidays throughout the summer and into Autumn. In response, Jet2.com and Jet2holidays have added twice weekly flights to Madeira in September and October from...
Come Fly Again: Travel Industry Joins Forces to Reunite Brits and Celebrate 75 Years of Heathrow
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Come Fly Again: Travel Industry Joins Forces to Reunite Brits and Celebrate 75 Years of Heathrow Heathrow is celebrating the safe reopening of international travel and its 75th anniversary by teaming up with over ten industry partners including British Airways and Virgin Atlantic to make thousands of pounds worth of free flights and experiences available to passengers travelling from the airport. After 75 years and welcoming over 2.5 billion passengers through its doors, Britain’s biggest airport has launched the initiative to help reunite those in the UK with their family and friends...

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TUI expands holiday programme for Summer 2022 from Bristol Airport
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TUI expands holiday programme for Summer 2022 from Bristol Airport Reintroduced route to Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt from Bristol Airport TUI UK announces the expansion of its holiday programme for summer 2022 from Bristol Airport with the reintroduction of flights to Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, and increased flying to over six different destinations. Due to popular customer demand, TUI will increase its frequency of flights to over six destinations, with many destinations increased to two flights a week or more. Flights to customer favourites Tenerife and Paphos will operate three times a week...
TUI Expands Holidays Programme For Summer 2022 From Birmingham Airport
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TUI EXPANDS HOLIDAY PROGRAMME FOR SUMMER 2022 FROM BIRMINGHAM AIRPORT Increased flying to over 11 destinations from Birmingham Airport Reintroduced route to Madeira, Portugal from Birmingham Airport TUI UK announces the expansion of its holiday programme for summer 2022 from Birmingham Airport with the reintroduction of flights to Madeira, Portugal and increased flying to over 11 different destinations. Due to popular customer demand, TUI will increase its frequency of flights to over 11 destinations, with many destinations increased to three flights a week or more. Flights to...
Airbus delivers first A350 to China Eastern from its widebody completion & delivery centre in China
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Airbus delivers first A350 to China Eastern from its widebody completion & delivery centre in China The First A350 Delivered From China to China Eastern Airlines Airbus delivers first A350 from its widebody completion and delivery centre in China Airbus has delivered the first A350 from its widebody completion & delivery centre in Tianjin (C&DC), China, taking additional steps in the Tianjin, China, 21 July 2021 – Airbus has delivered the first A350 from its widebody completion & delivery centre in Tianjin (C&DC), China, taking additional steps in the expansion of its global footprint...
easyJet announces new winter route from Bristol to Egypt
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easyJet announces new winter route from Bristol to Egypt easyJet and easyJet holidays have confirmed today that a new route and package holidays to Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt from Bristol will launch from 3 November 2021. Seats are now available to book for this winter with great value fares from £97.99* The airline is providing more flexibility for flights than ever before through its Protection Promise including fee free flight changes to any date or destination up to 2 hours before departure easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, and easyJet holidays have today announced the launch of a new...
Five further airlines set to move into Manchester Airport's new-look Terminal Two this week
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Five further airlines set to move into Manchester Airport's new-look Terminal Two this week Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways, Brussels Airlines, airBaltic and Ethiopian Airlines to move this week after successful launches from Jet2.com, TUI and Singapore Airlines Flagship Terminal Two extension opened last week M&S and Accessorize to welcome first customers this week Passengers recommended to check their terminal and check latest guidance before travelling Passengers travelling to all corners of the globe will now get to experience Manchester Airport’s new “super terminal.” The flagship...

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flyadeal receives all new Airbus A320neo
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flyadeal receives all new Airbus A320neo flyadeal receives all new Airbus A320neo Toulouse, 16 July 2021 – flyadeal, the low-cost Jeddah-based airline owned by Saudi Arabian Airlines, has taken delivery of a brand new A320neo, the first out of 30 to be delivered in the next 3 years. The aircraft is the first out of 65 A320neo family aircraft ordered by Saudi Arabian Airline at the Paris Airshow 2019, and will join flyadeal’s all Airbus fleet. Powered by CFM LEAP-1A engines, the A320neo will offer flyadeal outstanding operational, economic and environmental performance. flyadeal’s...
Easyjet Launches First Flights On New Domestic Routes From Birmingham
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Easyjet Launches First Flights On New Domestic Routes From Birmingham New flights from Birmingham to Newquay and Jersey took off over weekend for the first time Seats are available to book for this summer with great value fares starting from £22.99* The airline is providing more flexibility for flights than ever before through its Protection Promise, including fee free flight changes to any date or destination up to 2 hours before departure easyJet has recently launched the first flights on two new domestic summer routes from Birmingham, providing customers in the Midlands with more...
Portugal entry requirements for UK tourists
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Portugal entry requirements for UK tourists Proof of vaccination is becoming an increasingly important key to summer holidays this year, as the UK and EU reportedly make positive progress towards health certificate interoperability. Faced with pressure from Germany and other EU countries to tighten its travel rules, the Portuguese government this week decided to require British tourists to quarantine for 14 days unless they have been fully vaccinated. Specifically, with immediate effect, anyone travelling from the UK to mainland Portugal – including Faro and the Algarve region – must...
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...

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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...
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...

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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...
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...

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