19 MARCH 2018
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More frequencies to important long-haul business destinations with connections through Helsinki for UK passengers have been announced by Finnair for the 2018-19 winter season.
A new year-round four-times-weekly service between Beijing, Edinburgh and Dublin starting on 12 June has been announced by Hainan Airlines, giving Scotland and Ireland their first direct links to mainland China.
Crossrail/The Elizabeth Line steadily moves forward towards its planned opening date in December. But is all well?
Three new Mediterranean routes to Malta, Sardinia and Sicily flown by Air Malta are adding to the roster at Southend Airport from 4 May, joining Flybe, operated by Stobart Air, and easyJet.
A new twice-weekly service between Gatwick and Athens is being launched on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 31 March by Cyprus’s largest airline, Cobalt Air, as it further bolsters its European route network.
A firm order for 25 Boeing B787-9 Dreamliners with options for five more has been signed by the manufacturer and Turkish Airlines with the flag carrier saying that the aircraft will allow it to meet growing demand at its home base at Istanbul’s third airport.
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, and Transport for London (TfL) have announced that Elizabeth line pay-as-you-go fares within Zones 1-6 will be the same as the fares on existing TfL services.
In a follow-up to the first phase of its new winter programme (BTN last week), Flybe has issued a schedule from Cardiff Airport for travel between 28 October 2018 and 13 January 2019.
A major advertising campaign from London City Airport (LCY) opened last week to communicate the facility’s time-saving advantages through the eyes of the customer. The airport's website has also been overhauled and went live on Tuesday.
In a significant development for the UK domestic network, Carlisle Lake District Airport (CLDA) last week unveiled Loganair as an airline partner with flights to southeast England, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland from 4 June.
Famous names are back in the spotlight at Liverpool John Lennon Airport, where the UK’s first budget hotel chain, Travelodge, which currently operates 558 properties, has officially opened its 14th hotel in Merseyside.
A second daily service between Heathrow and Johannesburg is being added by Virgin Atlantic this winter with flights scheduled to start on 28 October operated by Boeing B787-9 Dreamliner. The new flight will add 180,000 seats on the route.
The UK aviation scene is losing a leading personality at the end of this month with the retirement of Emirates Airlines’ top man in the country, Laurie Berryman. He joined in 1990 as an area manager and was appointed vice-president Emirates UK in 2010.
Current developments at Biggin Hill Airport were in the spotlight last week for an official visit by mayors from across the capital and the South East at the invitation of their Bromley counterpart, Kathy Bance MBE.
On the heels of February's announcement of a Delta Sky Club lounge to open at Austin, Texas, the airline is now adding a similar facility at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport late this year.
Further expansion in the UK market is under consideration by Ethiopian Airlines on the heels of a seasonal increase of three flights a week on the Addis Ababa – Heathrow route.
The second annual Financial Times (FT) Business of Aerospace & Aviation Summit will take place on 18 April in London with more than 100 senior executives and digital, innovation and technology heads discussing latest development within this evolving industry.
Austrian former Formula One driver Niki Lauda’s rebranded airline Laudamotion that he bought from bankrupt Air Berlin as leisure carrier Niki, will launch flights from 25 March.
Virgin Atlantic chief executive Craig Kreeger was the speaker at last week’s Airlines UK annual lecture held at Ince & Co LLP.