Air Travel


Thomson forced to delay Dreamliner debut

Thomson Holidays, a UK-based travel operator and subsidiary of Tui Travel Plc, has been forced to postpone the planned introduction of Boeing’s problematic 787 Dreamliner aircraft for its summer schedules. Thomson was proud … Continue reading “Thomson forced to delay Dreamliner debut”


BA confirms first superjumbo routes

British Airways, the UK-based air carrier, has confirmed the first routes to be flown by its superjumbo Airbus A380 aircraft. From October 15 this year the new aircraft will be flying from Heathrow … Continue reading “BA confirms first superjumbo routes”


BA workers plan show of support for Iberia strikers

Workers at UK-based British Airways are planning a show of support for striking employees of BA’s Spain-based sister company, Iberia. Both companies are owned by UK-based International Airlines Group (IAG), and BA workers … Continue reading “BA workers plan show of support for Iberia strikers”


Delta to allow travellers to change travel plans

Delta Air Lines has announced a plan that will give travellers the ability to change their travel plans. The airline is offering a dispensation that will allow customers, whose flight plans may be … Continue reading “Delta to allow travellers to change travel plans”


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”


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