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Pijus Jauniskis

BA retires historical all-business BA1 trans-Atlantic flight

British Airways (BA) confirmed to AeroTime that it will terminate the historical all-business class flight BA1/BA2 between New York John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and London City Airport (LCY) with the Airbus A318 as the parent company of BA, International Airlines Group (IAG), announced it was retiring the A318 fleet....


AeroTime Team

Easyjet to close two London bases, fire up to 30% staff

Easyjet could close three out of its 11 bases in the UK as well as fire up to 30% of its workforce, the company reveals as it is starting negotiations with trade unions. ...


AeroTime Team

Heathrow disruption caused by stuck plane

Takeoffs and landings were temporarily disrupted at London Heathrow on the morning of February 19, 2020. An aircraft had to be towed away from a taxiway, forcing the airport to close one of its two runways for several “minutes”. The disruption, while short-lived, was pointed out to be the reason for United Airlines’ squawk 7700 emergency.   ...


AeroTime Team

Qantas to launch Project Sunrise research flights

Qantas Airways is launching three ultra-long-haul research flights, as part of the “Project Sunrise”. Around 19-hour long non-stop flights will head off from London (the United Kingdom) and New York (the United States) to Sydney (Australia) with the goal to gather data about inflight passenger and crew health and wellbeing....


Jason Shaw

Drone chaos at London Gatwick cost easyJet £15 million

The drone chaos at London Gatwick Airport (LGW) in the days before Christmas last year cost the budget airline easyJet at least £15 million, (€17.1 million / $19.4 million) the airline confirmed th...


Ruta Burbaite

Gatwick travel misery: runway reopens, suspects still at large

Gatwick Airport has reopened its runway on the morning of December 21, 2018, and is allowing a limited amount of flights to take off and land. The incident comes on the heels of what the airport expects to be the busiest day of travel. The suspect or suspects of the “deliberate” act are still at large, despite a full-blown police investigation, involving government and military assistance....


Ruta Burbaite

“Please do not travel to Gatwick”, drone surge halts all flights

Drones spotted in and around London’s Gatwick Airport (LGW) airfield on the morning of December 20, 2018, have led to the suspension of all flights “for safety reasons”. And the uproar seems to be serious. The airport says its airfield has been closed as authorities continue to investigate multiple drone sightings detected since the previous evening....


AeroTime Extra

Drones Disrupt Flights At London Gatwick Airport

A drone recently hit an Aeromexico Boeing 737 in Tijuana. Not even a week later, two drones have caused the closure of London Gatwick airport....


Rytis Beresnevicius

5 Flights You Can Celebrate New Year’s Eve In

There are numerous ways to celebrate New Year's Eve. One of the unusual ways of doing so is to meet the new year while in the air! These are the top 5 flights you should board if you wish to celebrate New Year's differently:...


Rytis Beresnevicius

Top 5 Largest Airports In The World In 2018

An airport never sleeps, no matter what your job is. The largest airports in the world never have a calm hour in their daily schedule. Yet airports every year try to increase their figures, trying to increase their profits. But which airport handled the most passengers in 2018?...