Air Travel


Gatwick equipped to welcome giant A380’s

Gatwick Airport, which serves London, UK, is now prepared to welcome the world’s biggest commercial aircraft, the Airbus A380. A £6.4 million investment at the airport has culminated in the opening of a … Continue reading “Gatwick equipped to welcome giant A380’s”


Easyjet to close check-in desks

Easyjet, a UK-based budget air carrier, is to close its check-in desks and promote on-line advance check-in for all of its passengers. All of the check-in desks across the company’s network will become … Continue reading “Easyjet to close check-in desks”


Vueling adds new routes from Cardiff airport

Vueling Airlines, a Spanish based airline with its headquarters in Barcelona, has decided to increase its flights from Cardiff to Spanish resort destinations. The company has made the decision to increase the number … Continue reading “Vueling adds new routes from Cardiff airport”


New Euro rules give more rights to air passengers

The European Commission is set to introduce new rules that will give more rights to air passengers. The Commission has laid down new rules that make European airlines more liable for a range … Continue reading “New Euro rules give more rights to air passengers”


German airline launches comet-watching trips

A German airline is offering astronomers and comet fans the opportunity of seeing a comet from the sky. With the Pan-STARRS comet set to have a close encounter with our planet in 2013, … Continue reading “German airline launches comet-watching trips”


Virgin Atlantic reacts to losses with pay freeze

The new chief executive of Virgin Atlantic, a UK-based air carrier, has imposed an immediate pay freeze at the company in reaction to the expectation of large annual losses, according to a report … Continue reading “Virgin Atlantic reacts to losses with pay freeze”


New plan to solve Heathrow capacity issues unveiled by ex-pilot

A plan to double the capacity at London’s Heathrow Airport has been masterminded by a former British Airways Concorde pilot, according to a report in the Financial Times. Although still contentious, the idea … Continue reading “New plan to solve Heathrow capacity issues unveiled by ex-pilot”


Finnair to join Oneworld alliance partners in transatlantic joint business

Finnair, a Finland-based air carrier and member of the Oneworld alliance, is to join its alliance partners in their transatlantic joint business. Three other members of the alliance, British Airways, Iberia and American … Continue reading “Finnair to join Oneworld alliance partners in transatlantic joint business”


Big 4 airlines angry reaction to aviation tax report

Four of the UK’s biggest airlines have reacted angrily to a report on aviation taxes that shows that those levied by Britain are among the highest in the world. The report, which was … Continue reading “Big 4 airlines angry reaction to aviation tax report”


More in-flight entertainment from British Airways

British Airways, a UK-based air carrier, is to extend the amount of in-flight entertainment on offer to its passengers. The company, a subsidiary of International Airlines Group, is to provide customers on more … Continue reading “More in-flight entertainment from British Airways”


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