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EMA ready to build on cargo success
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EMA ready to build on cargo success East Midlands Airport (EMA) is looking to build on its success as the UK’s foremost express air cargo hub. As he prepares to attend Asia's biggest air freight industry event Air Cargo China in June, EMA’s Head of Aviation David Craig outlines why EMA is perfectly placed to benefit from and support the recent boom in e-commerce East Midlands Airport’s cargo operation is already a huge success story, and a study has concluded that it could really start to fly in the years ahead. While many people doubtless see EMA as a medium-sized regional airport...
Jet2 and Jet2holidays launch Jerez and Costa De La Luz from Birmingham
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Jet2 and Jet2holidays launch Jerez and Costa De La Luz from Birmingham Award-winning flights to Jerez (exclusive route) and holidays to Costa de la Luz now on sale for next summer from Birmingham Airport Launch of new destination means holidaymakers across the Midlands can explore the sun-soaked coastal resorts of Costa de la Luz and the cities and villages of southern Spain's Andalusia region Today’s announcement also sees Jet2holidays introduce packages to Costa de la Luz via Faro Airport from Birmingham Airport too! 26th June 2024: Jet2.com and Jet2holidays have added even more...
Chaiiwala arrives at London Luton Airport
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Chaiiwala arrives at London Luton Airport London Luton Airport (LLA) is set to offer passengers another exciting new dining option following the arrival of Indian street-food specialist, Chaiiwala. With the LLA terminal already offering a wide range of dining options to cater to the diverse palates of passengers, the arrival of Chaiiwala’s authentic Indian menu further extends the range of global cuisine now available across the airport. The new 1,500sq ft, 30-seat restaurant at LLA marks Chaiiwala’s airport debut and provides passengers with the option to dine in or choose from a...
Planning approval sought for new logistics park near East Midlands Airport
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Planning approval sought for new logistics park near East Midlands Airport Plans to turn land near East Midlands Airport (EMA) into a new hi-tech logistics and manufacturing park as part of the East Midlands Freeport have taken a major step forward. MAG (Manchester Airports Group), which owns and operates EMA, has submitted a planning application to North West Leicestershire District Council detailing the proposals for a site just south of the A453 alongside the airport. If approved, the development could result in more than 2,000 new jobs once fully operational and employ up to 174...
easyJet announces new routes from Newcastle Airport
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easyJet announces new routes from Newcastle Airport to Paris and Lyon as well as more flights to Amsterdam and Geneva easyJet has put its 2024 winter programme on sale, providing passengers from Newcastle Airport with even more choice when travelling to some of Europe’s most popular city break destinations. From 27 October, the airline will operate new flights to Paris, six days a week starting from £26.99* as well as a new weekly service to Lyon from 4 January 2025 with fares starting from £29.99*. The new route to Lyon will provide more options for those planning a ski holiday...
Twenty years of United at Edinburgh Airport
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Twenty years of United at Edinburgh Airport Picture: Edinburgh Airport Edinburgh Airport and United Airlines are celebrating the 20th anniversary of the nonstop service between Edinburgh Airport and New York/Newark. Since its launch in June 2004, the airline has carried more 2.4 million customers on nearly 17,000 flights on this route. The airline’s presence in Edinburgh has gone from strength to strength since, now operating daily year-round flights from Edinburgh to New York/Newark, with flights doubling from once to twice daily during the peak summer season 2024. United also...
D-Day role highlighted in 80th anniversary exhibition
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D-Day role highlighted in 80th anniversary exhibition Exeter Airport’s vital role in supporting the allied D-Day invasion of Europe 80 years ago is being highlighted in a two-day public exhibition at the airport. The D-Day 80th anniversary event is being hosted by Chris Wiseman and Jerry Bird on 5 and 6 June, from 11am to 7pm on both days in the airport terminal. Car parking is available for just £2 per day in Car Park 4, and the airport’s Cove Café will open on both days. Chris presents talks about the history of the RAF at Exeter and is also the creator of the RAF Exeter and Exeter...
Newcastle Airport Restaurant Nominated for International Award
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Newcastle Airport Restaurant Nominated for International Award Newcastle Airport is delighted to announce that one of its newest bar and restaurants, Aster & Thyme, has been nominated for a prestigious international award. The Moodie Davitt Report ‘Airport Food and Beverage + Hospitality Awards’ are the world’s only awards that celebrate the best in global airport hospitality. This year, Newcastle Airport’s Aster & Thyme outlet has been nominated in the Airport Bar of the Year category, alongside other outlets in airports including Gatwick, Ontario, Bali, Hong Kong and Dubai. Aster &...
New My Lounge opens at London Luton Airport
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New My Lounge opens at London Luton Airport London Luton Airport (LLA) has opened the doors to a second lounge, further expanding the range of choice available to passengers ahead of the summer. My Lounge, located in LLA’s departure lounge, features a design inspired by loft style living and can accommodate 135 guests. Operated by No1 Lounges, a SwissportALD Holdings company, the lounge is accessible to Priority Pass and Lounge Key cardholders, whilst less frequent travellers can pre-book their visits directly via the No1 website at no1lounges.com. The lounge offers an all-day...
Bristol Airport Reaches 10 Million Passenger Milestone
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Bristol Airport Reaches 10 Million Passenger Milestone Bristol Airport has welcomed 10 million passengers (in a consecutive twelve-month period) travelling through the terminal for the first time in its history. In celebration of reaching this major milestone 10 lucky customers were selected at random and were presented with gifts of return airline tickets, retail, catering vouchers and other gifts. Bristol Airport currently offers flights to over 120 direct destinations across 31 countries; alongside offering daily hub services to Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Dublin and Paris which connect...
Birmingham Airport updates liquid rules
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Birmingham Airport updates liquid rules In 2018 all UK airports were advised of new Government legislation for the introduction of new security screening technology. This would allow a change to the rule on electrical items and liquids in hand luggage. This legislation was amended to take into account the delay that Covid brought to the aviation industry and a revised deadline of 1st June 2024 was set as the completion date for the new technology being installed, commissioned and to be used. Instead of just replacing the technology Birmingham Airport took the decision to future proof, by...
Newcastle International Airport plants 43,567 new trees
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Newcastle International Airport plants 43,567 new trees The most recent phase of our ambitious woodland planting project was completed last month, with 17,000 trees being planted to create an additional 10.42 hectares of woodland – equivalent in size to around 14 football pitches. The new woodland areas created by the planting project will form part of the North East Community Forest (NECF), with funding being provided by the scheme’s ‘Trees for Climate Grant’ and facilitated by Tilhill Forestry, a member of BSW Group. Trees for Climate is a Defra backed grant which is delivered through...

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays to take off to three new destinations in Summer 24

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Jet2.com and Jet2holidays to take off to three new destinations in Summer 24 Image credit: @lbaspotter Jet2.com and Jet2holidays will wave off their first flight to Bourgas from Bristol Airport this afternoon (Tuesday 7th May), when their inaugural flight to Bulgaria departs. The busy flight will mark the start of the leading leisure airline and UK’s largest tour operator giving local customers a taste of Bulgaria by operating weekly Tuesday services to Bourgas from Bristol Airport until 8th October 2024. Jet2.com and Jet2holidays are further expanding their programme later this...
AEGEAN, the Greek flagship airline, has returned to Newcastle Airport for its second summer season
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AEGEAN, the Greek flagship airline, has returned to Newcastle Airport for its second summer season. Passengers can travel now between the North East and the city of Athens on the direct service every Wednesday and Sunday, until the 23rd October 2024. The convenient evening departure time allows passengers to arrive the following day ready to start their holiday straight away, or connect onto a range of onward travel options via air or boat. Athens, Greece’s capital city, was crowned Europe’s leading city-break destination at the prestigious World Travel Awards last month. The judges of...
Pegasus spreads its wings at Edinburgh Airport
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Pegasus spreads its wings at Edinburgh Airport A new airline will land in Scotland for the first time this summer as Pegasus Airlines spreads its wings at Edinburgh Airport. Pegasus Airlines will operate flights between Scotland and Türkiye from the 27th of June, flying on Thursdays and Sundays on A320neo / A321neo aircraft. The service will be year-round. The service will connect Edinburgh Airport and Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen (SAW) for the first time and enhances Edinburgh’s connections to Türkiye, while the airline’s own internal connectivity and vast Middle East network will also...
LLA & Wizz lead the way with new generation fleet
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LLA & Wizz lead the way with new generation fleet London Luton Airport (LLA) has confirmed all Wizz Air aircraft based at the airport are now quieter, more fuel-efficient Airbus A321 Neos. The announcement follows an agreement between both parties to introduce the new generation aircraft a year earlier than originally planned. In place from 31st March 2024, the switch to the Airbus A321neo aircraft will deliver a 20 per cent reduction in fuel consumption and half the amount of nitrogen oxide emissions compared to Wizz Air’s previous generation aircraft [1]. This latest initiative is...
Air cargo growth at EMA could lead to more than 12,000 new jobs, says study
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Air cargo growth at EMA could lead to more than 12,000 new jobs, says study East Midlands Airport is poised to bolster its pivotal role in powering UK trade, with tens of thousands of jobs and billions in economic value set to be unlocked by growth in its cargo operation. A new study has shown EMA has a unique combination of strengths that make it perfectly placed to support increased demand for air freight in the years ahead. These include its central location and close proximity to major road and rail networks, and the fact that 80% of all large-scale warehouse sites are within 125...
Heathrow passenger numbers hit record - results for the three months ended 31 Mar 2024
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Heathrow passenger numbers hit record - results for the three months ended 31 Mar 2024 Record-breaking start to 2024 – 18.5 million passengers travelled through Heathrow during Q1, more than ever before. The strong performance during what is traditionally a quieter period of the year was in part driven by growth on key business routes like Delhi and Mumbai, strong North American traffic and surging East Asian demand growing 40% versus Q1 2023. The summer getaway is expected to be the busiest on record, and we have a robust operating plan in place to keep the airport running smoothly, even...
25th anniversary of air traffic control tower heralds era of new investment
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25th anniversary of air traffic control tower heralds era of new investment A towering landmark on the region’s horizon marks its 25th anniversary this month, with £22m of investment underway to prepare it for the next quarter of a century. East Midlands Airport’s 51-metre high Air Traffic Control (ATC) tower opened in 1999, replacing the smaller original tower to serve the expanding airport, and becoming one of the area’s most iconic and visible buildings. Ranking the fourth tallest in the UK, the control tower was built at a cost of £3.5m on 12 reinforced concrete pillars, weighing...
Manchester Airport has broken passenger records for the sixth consecutive month.
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Manchester Airport has broken passenger records for the sixth consecutive month. Photo @Jerry It served 2.1m passengers in March – up 12% on March 2023 and above the 2019 pre-pandemic level of 2m passengers. Driven by a busy early Easter, that made it the busiest March the airport has ever seen. At the same time – for the second consecutive month – every single passenger waited for less then 15 minutes to get to security. The most popular destinations during the month were traditional long weekend favourites Dublin and Amsterdam followed by Middle Eastern hub Dubai, which is popular as...
22 pairs of scissors, eight toy guns and two blow torches – just some of the items confiscated at Manchester Airport security in one morning
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22 pairs of scissors, eight toy guns and two blow torches – just some of the items confiscated at Manchester Airport security in one morning Manchester Airport is urging passengers travelling during the school holidays to make sure they know hand luggage rules, after scissors, blow torches and two packs of darts were among almost 400 items confiscated in just one morning. The most-confiscated item by far was the cigarette lighter. Passengers are permitted to carry one lighter with them, so long as it fits into a clear resealable plastic bag and contains under 100ml of liquid – but...
Cardiff Airport: 70 years of being Wales national airport
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On Monday 1st April it will have been 70 years since Cardiff Airport became the only airport to serve the capital city of Wales and eventually become Wales national airport. In this time Cardiff Airport has connected Wales capital city and Wales as a country with its closest neighbours, seen off many rugby and football fans over the years and connected Wales to more sunnier climates. For me personally Cardiff Airport helped me gain my love of aviation and travel and helped me see my country in a different light and opened my eyes to what the world has to offer. A brief history What is now...
Jet2.com to use Sustainable Aviation Fuel on flights from Bristol Airport in 2024
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Jet2.com to use Sustainable Aviation Fuel on flights from Bristol Airport in 2024 Leading leisure airline Jet2.com has today announced that it will use a blend of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) at Bristol Airport in 2024, almost a year ahead of the UK’s Government’s SAF mandate which is due to be introduced from 2025. The UK’s third largest airline has purchased over 300 tonnes of SAF from Q8Aviation, which will be used to add a 1% SAF blend onto a number of departing flights from Bristol Airport this year. The total emissions of the SAF that Jet2.com has purchased are at least 70%...
Manchester Airport and Royal Air Maroc announce direct flights to Casablanca
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Manchester Airport and Royal Air Maroc announce direct flights to Casablanca Styyx on Wikimedia.org · Direct flights to Casablanca with Royal Air Maroc are now available from Manchester Airport · The route adds to over 200 destinations available from the UK’s global gateway in the North · Flights will operate three times a week using a Boeing 737-800 aircraft Passengers can now fly direct to Casablanca in Morocco from Manchester Airport with Royal Air Maroc. The returning route adds to over 200 available from the Northern Hub and is on top of existing services to...
New Birmingham base for easyjet
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New Birmingham base for easyjet The new three aircraft base is creating 140 direct jobs and supporting a further 1200 indirect jobs The base brings the launch of 16 new routes from this summer as well as increased frequencies equating to over 50% more flights each week Summer 24 is set to be the biggest summer ever for easyJet holidays with flights to and from Birmingham set to carry one of the highest proportions of package holidays customers on the network easyJet has today inaugurated its newest UK base, at Birmingham Airport, the airline’s ninth UK base and first new base in the UK...
Record breaking February for Manchester Airport fuelled by bumper half term getaway
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· Almost 2m passengers came through Manchester Airport in February – a new record for the month · More than half those passengers travelled during the half term period as families sought out sun and city breaks · Every single passenger queued for less than 15 minutes before reaching security · Manchester Airport starts to gear up for Easter break by reminding passengers to prepare before they travel Manchester Airport continues to break records – February was the third consecutive month with more passengers than ever before. A bumper half term drove a strong month...
Manchester Airport and Royal Jordanian Airlines celebrate inaugural flight to Amman
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Manchester Airport and Royal Jordanian Airlines celebrate inaugural flight to Amman The inaugural Royal Jordanian Airlines flight from Manchester Airport to Amman took off on Wednesday, 6 March. The new service will operate three times weekly from thew UK’s global gateway in the North to the Jordanian capital on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays using the Airbus A319 aircraft. This is a brand-new route for Manchester Airport and adds to the over 200 destinations served from the UK’s biggest airport outside London. Manchester Airport Chief Commercial Officer Stephen Turner said: “We are...
easyJet relaunches Newcastle to Amsterdam route
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easyJet relaunches Newcastle to Amsterdam route easyJet has relaunched its service from Newcastle to Amsterdam which is on sale today with the first flight taking off on 5 September 2024 Seats are now available on easyJet.com and via the mobile app easyJet holidays also launching new package holidays easyJet has today announced it will be relaunching its route from Newcastle International Airport to Amsterdam, providing customers in North East England with more choice and great value connectivity to one of Europe’s most popular city destinations, whether they’re travelling for leisure...
Leeds Bradford Airport introduces improved catering for lounges
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Leeds Bradford Airport introduces improved catering for lounges Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) has appointed an international catering operator to provide food and drink services for its lounges. Newly appointed Elior will now serve a wider range of food and drink options from LBA, with a changing seasonal menu and a dedicated team of chefs, providing a wide selection of locally sourced, freshly produced products. Elior staff will now be serving customers and keeping stocks replenished throughout the day in LBA’s Yorkshire Lounge and 1432 Runway Club. Calum McLaren, Divisional Managing...
Over 465,000 passengers travel through Malta International Airport in first month of 2024
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Over 465,000 passengers travel through Malta International Airport in first month of 2024 Malta International Airport welcomed 465,482 passengers in the first month of 2024, exceeding the 400,000-passenger mark in January for the first time since 2020. Passenger movements through Malta International Airport registered an upswing of 22.7 per cent over 2023, with traffic peaking on January 6th. The day brought the hectic holiday travel season to a close, as 151 flights carried 23,923 passengers to and from Malta International Airport. Aircraft movements totalled 3,511 in January...

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