Air Travel


CBI blasts UK’s costly air capacity squeeze

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has claimed that the British economy is suffering due to the nation’s restricted air capacity. In its ‘Trading Places’ research, the CBI claims that Britain is missing … Continue reading “CBI blasts UK’s costly air capacity squeeze”


Flybe adds to Scottish summer service

Flybe, the low-cost regional airline with its headquarters in Exeter, Devon, UK, has announced an expansion of its services to Scotland for the coming summer. The new flights from Edinburgh and Glasgow airports … Continue reading “Flybe adds to Scottish summer service”


Air travellers prioritise shorter queues, according to research

According to research carried out by ABTA, the Association of British Travel Agents, the average air traveller’s wish list is topped by a desire for shorter queues. When asked what improvements they would … Continue reading “Air travellers prioritise shorter queues, according to research”


British Airways to offer budget-style baggage option

Taking a lead from budget airline experts Ryanair and easyjet, UK-based carrier, British Airways, is to offer passengers on certain flights the option of paying less for a ticket by not checking baggage … Continue reading “British Airways to offer budget-style baggage option”


Direct flights from UK to Baghdad for first time in 23 years

After a gap of 23 years, direct flights between the UK and the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, are set to return. Commencing next month, Iraqi Airways will operate the service twice a week to … Continue reading “Direct flights from UK to Baghdad for first time in 23 years”


iPads issued to BA pilots

UK-based air carrier, British Airways, is to provide its pilots with iPad electronic devices as part of an operational efficiency drive. The IAG-owned company is providing all 3,600 of its pilots with iPads … Continue reading “iPads issued to BA pilots”


Heathrow sales rise with record passenger numbers

Heathrow Ltd, the owner of, Heathrow, the UK’s busiest airport, has recorded an increase in revenue for 2012, part funded by record passenger figures. The company saw its revenue increase by 8.1 percent … Continue reading “Heathrow sales rise with record passenger numbers”


Strike action grounds Iberia flights

Spain-based Iberia airlines is suffering the latest round of on-going strike action, forcing flights to be delayed and cancelled. Over 1,000 flights could be grounded as Iberia workers take on the company’s owner, … Continue reading “Strike action grounds Iberia flights”


New Stansted routes announced by easyjet

UK-based budget airline, easyjet, has announced the launch of three new routes that will commence operation from this weekend. The new routes, which will all operate out of Stansted Airport in the UK, … Continue reading “New Stansted routes announced by easyjet”


Flybe receives boost from Six Nations Rugby tournament

Flybe, a low-cost regional airline group based in Exeter, Devon, UK, has announced an increase in sales for the six-week period of the Six Nations Rugby tournament. Additional charters that the company has … Continue reading “Flybe receives boost from Six Nations Rugby tournament”


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