Emirates to lay off 600 UK-based employees

In addition to earlier layoffs, almost 600 UK-based employees of Emirates Airlines could lose their jobs, as the carrier considers reducing its workforce due to dwindling passenger demand....


How UK CAA managed consumer perception amid different crises

Any crisis is a time of unprecedented challenges and difficult decision making. However, it is not the first rodeo for our industry. According to the UK Civil Aviation Authority (UK CAA) communications director Richard Stephenson, other crises previously faced and averted have much to teach us about communicating with consumers....


Vistara’s new Dreamliner soars for 1st time from Delhi to London

Vistara’s Boeing 787 Dreamliner completed the first special non-stop flight between Delhi (DEL), India, and London Heathrow (LHR), UK, on August 28, 2020....


Qatar Airways Cargo seeks new gateways through UK?

Qatar Airways Cargo has signed five-year contracts for cargo handling in Manchester and Birmingham airports in the UK....


EAG unveils world’s first hybrid electric regional plane

Electric Aviation Group (EAG), UK-based engineering and development company, presented what appears to be the world’s first hybrid electric regional airliner designed to become an entry point for sustainable mass transportation market....


Ryanair secures $726 million off UK government loan program

According to an article published on Bloomberg, Ryanair is set to increase its cash position with an additional $726 million loan funded by the UK government through the government’s coronavirus rel...


Norwegian confirms Heathrow slots, purpose remains secret

In a surprising move, Norwegian Air Shuttle has been granted six slots at one of the world’s most congested airports ‒ London’s Heathrow (LHR). The low-cost long-haul carrier has confirmed the news, but currently retains a secret on what future routes it might mean.  ...


RAF Red Arrows join USAF Thunderbirds in stunning NYC flypast

The British Royal Air Force “Red Arrows” Aerobatic Team, led by the United States Air Force “Thunderbirds” Air Demonstration Squadron, performed a stunning display over the Big Apple on August 22, 2019, painting the New York’s skyline in red, white and blue smoke trails. Hundreds of thousands of onlookers watched as the formation of 19 aircraft flew down the Hudson River and around the Statue of Liberty in what has b...


Ryanair says “no travel chaos”, despite failing talks with unions

Remember last summer’s travel misery as a wave of union strikes at Ryanair paralyzed hundreds of holidaymakers’ flights? The scenario is likely to repeat itself in the comings weeks, with staff walkouts now planned in Ireland, Britain, Spain and Portugal. Ryanair assures it expects minor disruption to operations, but the prospect of the two sides resolving their ongoing dispute is dim....


Flybe closes bases, reduces fleet and cancels flights

British airline Flybe is closing bases in Cardiff and Doncaster. It will also give up its fleet of 17 Embraer aircraft to keep only Bombardier Q400s....