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London City Route launched from Newcastle Airport
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London City Route launched from Newcastle Airport The first flight of a brand new service from Newcastle Airport into the heart of central London has taken off today (7th JAN). The inaugural flight from the North East’s largest airport to London City departed this morning (MON) taking just over an hour to reach the capital. The flight, which is operated Flybe’s franchise partner Eastern Airways, is expected to carry over 17,000 passengers during 2019. The airline’s new route is the only direct scheduled flight connecting Newcastle with central London, opening both destinations up to...
Heathrow reaches record 80 million milestone in 2018
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Heathrow reaches record 80 million milestone in 2018 as airport takes big steps towards expansion Full year 2018 A record 80 million passengers travelled through the UK’s only hub airport in 2018, up 2.7% on last year, with growth boosted by the use of larger and fuller aircraft. Heathrow is one of only seven airports in the world to achieve this milestone. Over 1.6m metric tonnes of cargo travelled through the UK’s largest port by value throughout the year. This is the equivalent of 761 London Eyes, 88 Shard buildings or 32 QE2s. North American cargo made up over 600,000 metric tonnes...
New drone sighting closes London Heathrow
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Flights in and out of London Heathrow were suspended for a short time earlier this evening due to a drone sighting. The disruption comes just weeks after a similar incident caused significant delays at London Gatwick airport. Flights have now resumed operation.
Double for Liverpool Airport....
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Double celebration for LJLA with growing passenger numbers and the UK’s best on time performance 2018 was another successful year for Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) and the cause for a double celebration with the Airport’s latest passenger figures showing a milestone in passenger throughput, at the same time as having the UK’s best scheduled flight punctuality record. 5.1 million passengers chose to use Liverpool John Lennon Airport in 2018 - the highest figures seen at the Airport in 7 years and an increase of 3% compared to 2017. The Airport has seen growth in passenger numbers...
London City shows off it's striking £500m transformation project
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New concept images depict what the inside of the new airport will look like in 2022, once its £500 million development is complete London City Airport has released concept images depicting the interior of its 51,000m² new terminal. The images show how the customer experience at London’s most central airport will be completely transformed, once its £500m development is complete in 2022. The new terminal design will reflect 21st century London, supported by new shops, restaurants, bars and experiences which are synonymous with the capital, showcasing the best of the city to the airport’s...
Gatwick Masterplan in final week of consultation
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One week left for local residents and businesses to make their views known on Gatwick’s growth plans Twelve week public consultation on draft master plan closes at 5pm on 10 January 2019 Gatwick’s plans will provide new opportunities for the South East and bolster the local economy for future generations Plan includes bringing the airport’s existing standby runway into routine use for the first time Gatwick is reminding local residents and businesses that they have just one week left to respond to the twelve week public consultation on its growth plans, which include - for the first...
Spuntino lands at Heathrow!
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Soho eatery Spuntino lands at Heathrow Terminal 3 Hidden away in the heart of Soho at No.61 Rupert Street is Spuntino, a restaurant that consists of 27 stools and a popcorn machine. The New York comfort food inspired eatery has developed a cult following with London foodies and has just opened its doors at Heathrow Terminal 3. Spuntino, which means ‘snack’ in Italian, has developed a bespoke airport breakfast and takeaway menu to deliver an ‘all day dining’ and ‘on board’ experience for many of the 18 million passengers who travel through Terminal 3 each year. Spuntino is the brainchild...
New long-term partnership announced for London Gatwick
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New long-term partnership announced for London Gatwick Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) has announced a new partnership with VINCI Airports, a leading worldwide airport operator with a network of 46 airports in 12 countries VINCI Airports will take a 50.01% stake in Gatwick GIP will maintain its integral role in the management and ownership of the airport Commenting on the announcement by GIP and VINCI Airports, Gatwick’s Chairman Sir David Higgins, said: “We very much welcome this commitment from VINCI Airports to Gatwick which is a vote of confidence in Gatwick and its future...
Drones ground London Gatwick flights causing disruption to thousands of passengers
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Flights remain grounded at London Gatwick airport due to drone operations close to the airport. There is a Police operation underway to search for the drone and it's operator. Numerous flights have been diverted to other airports. Passengers are advised to contact their airline before travelling to the airport. Flights are not expected to recommence until 19:00 at the earliest. (20.12.18) In a statement from the airport the airport said, "Gatwick Airport’s runway remains closed and all flights are currently suspended following reports of drones flying over Gatwick’s airfield last night...
Unanimous agreement of Welsh Affairs Committee: Devolve Air Passenger Duty to Wales by 2021
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Unanimous agreement of Welsh Affairs Committee: Devolve Air Passenger Duty to Wales by 2021 Cardiff Airport welcomes the report published today [Tuesday 11 June] by the Welsh Affairs Committee into the devolution of Air Passenger Duty (APD). The unanimously-agreed report recommends that the UK Government should hand over control of Air Passenger Duty in Wales to the Welsh Government by 2021. Cardiff Airport has continuously reinforced its position on the matter – calling for the tax to be devolved and then reduced or abolished. Cardiff Airport believes that the devolution and...
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