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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...
International Women's Day at Birmingham Airport
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International Women's Day at Birmingham Airport Birmingham Airport celebrated International Women’s Day with a series of activities running across the Airport based on the official theme #BalancedforBetter. This year’s #IWD2019 is about raising awareness against bias and taking action for equality, with emphasis being placed on how a gender-balanced world is better for all. To celebrate women’s achievements, Birmingham Airport reached out to some of its most inspiring female employees to share the reasons why International Women’s Day is important to them. A series of videos have been...
Minister launches new ePassport gates at Cardiff Airport
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Minister launches new ePassport gates at Cardiff Airport The latest-technology e-gates have been funded by the Welsh Government. They will permit travellers with biometric passports to bypass manual inspections, allowing for a quicker entry into Wales. Although Cardiff International Airport Ltd (CIAL) was one of the first airports in the UK to introduce e-gate technology, the three original gates were removed by the UK Border Force in 2017 as the initial technology was superseded. UK Government allows ePassport gates to be fitted free of charge by UK Border Force only at airports with...
Designer seating for passengers at Stansted
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London Stansted reveals newly-designed Departure Lounge seating with room for 550 additional passengers London Stansted Airport has revealed stylish new passenger seating and created three brand new seating areas in its busy Departure Lounge, which has increased capacity by 40 per cent. The improvements, part of the ongoing £600 million Stansted Transformation Project, have created a more attractive and comfortable seating area with room now for over 1000 passengers in the main Departure Lounge area and including 436 new USB and USC charging points. ‘Leaf lamps’ around the area provide...
New deal to grow passenger numbers at Heathrow
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Heathrow and airlines agree new deal to grow passenger numbers Landmark deal on airport charges worth several hundred million pounds heralds a new phase of airport and airline commercial cooperation supporting growth at Heathrow New arrangement would extend current regulatory settlement to 2021 and includes an incentive for airlines to grow passenger numbers Airline moves to fill their existing aircraft could result in further reductions to airport charges and will help unlock affordable growth Heathrow and airlines representing each of the alliances have already signed the agreement...
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...
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...
Stellar start to 2019 as Heathrow’s passenger numbers continue to climb in January
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Stellar start to 2019 as Heathrow’s passenger numbers continue to climb in January 5.9 million passengers travelled through the UK’s only hub airport, kickstarting 2019’s passenger growth. January’s figures increased by 2.1%, as Heathrow reported its 27th consecutive record month, boosted by passengers returning home after the winter holidays. Africa and East Asia continue to be amongst the best performing regions, up 9.7% and 5.6% respectively. The African nations to make the biggest gains were Morocco (+40%), Ethiopia (27%), Nigeria (13%) and South Africa (12%). In East Asia, China saw...
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...
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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