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Zivile Zalagenaite
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.  ...


Ruta Burbaite
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...


Ruta Burbaite
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....


Clement Charpentreau
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....


Ruta Burbaite
British Airways reveals "iconic" BOAC Boeing 747 design

British Airways (BA) is celebrating its 100-year anniversary with a nod to the past. The airline announced on January 21, 2019, it will be painting one of its Boeing 747s in the design of its predecessor airline, British Overseas Airways Corporation or BOAC. The “iconic” livery on the equally iconic jumbo jet is to be debuted next month....


AeroTime Team
A380 vs. landing in heavy winds [Video]

On January 6, 2019, flagsnug.com released a video showing how several pilots of different types of aircraft dealt with heavy winds at one of UK’s airports....


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....


Zivile Zalagenaite
New corruption allegations: US joins in on Airbus investigations

A new report U.S. lawmakers have opened an investigation into European aircraft manufacturer Airbus on suspicions of bribery. The probe follows British and French prosecutors, which have opened their investigations into Airbus corruption allegations back in 2017....


Jason Shaw
Is the Flybe future about to unfold?

The future of the troubled UK regional carrier Flybe could be decided in the not too distant future, we've been told by a staff member that an announcement on a deal is imminent. Yet, exactly who is c...


AeroTime Team
Brexit windfall: UK to pay more in airport charges if ‘no deal’

Did no-one consider that airport charges could even be a factor in possible future Brexit negotiations?...