March 15, 2021| 26 0

Portugal Removed From UK Red Travel List But Holidays Still Banned

To prevent new coronavirus variants from entering the country, the British government drew up a ‘red list’ of high-risk countries in January. While all international arrivals into the UK are currently required to quarantine, red list arrivals had to do so at their own expense in specially designated hotels. Two months later, Portugal is set to be r …

March 15, 2021| 20 0

Japan Airlines Set To Stop Issuing Paper Flight Timetable Books

After 70 years of publishing its timetables in paper booklet form, Japan Airlines will stop issuing physical copies of its flight schedule. The final edition of the historic booklets has already been printed and sent to airports across Japan. Final editions available now If you are based in Japan or passing through in the next few weeks, you might be …

March 14, 2021| 29 0

Virgin Atlantic Looks To Receive Over $200m In Additional Funding

Virgin Atlantic is organizing a further £160 million (~$223m) support package with its shareholders and creditors. This move follows a £1.2 billion (~$1.67bn) privately-funded solvent recapitalization six months ago. However, as the impact of the pandemic continues, the British carrier is looking for additional funding. The climate remains harsh The …

March 13, 2021| 27 0

Portugal Seeks EU Approval For $553mn In Aid For TAP Air Portugal

TAP Air Portugal is one of many airlines that has had to undergo a restructuring process to negate the financial impacts of COVID-19. However, while this process is ongoing, it still has expenses to cover in terms of its running costs. As such, the Portuguese government has sought EU approval to provide ‘interim aid’ during this restructuring perio …

March 10, 2021| 22 0

Wow: Ryanair Plans 1,800+ Routes For Summer 2021

Ryanair expects 1,809 routes this summer across 221 airports and 37 countries. Its top-10 route list will see big changes, with Italy now more important than ever. Italy, Spain, and the UK are Ryanair’s largest countries, with more than three-quarters of all flights touching them. Ryanair expects 1,809 routes this summer Ryanair expects to operate 1, …

March 9, 2021| 18 0

Loganair Launches New Regional Connectivity Routes

Loganair has announced two new routes: City of Derry to Liverpool and Teesside to Bristol. Liverpool replaces Ryanair, while Teesside-Bristol will temporarily replace Loganair’s non-stop Aberdeen-Bristol. New routes for Loganair Loganair is to begin new services from City of Derry to Liverpool and Teesside to Bristol. Neither route will have direct c …

March 7, 2021| 31 0

In Photos: The Wizz Air UK Wales Flyover

After writing about the upcoming opening of Wizz Air UK’s new base in South Wales yesterday, we thought we would follow it up with some photos of the amazing flyover. To celebrate the carrier’s new maintenance facility at Cardiff Airport (CWL), Wizz Air decided to arrive in style. Four of the budget airline’s Airbus A321s departed Luton Airport (LT …

March 6, 2021| 26 0

Wizz Air UK Plans Special Wales Flyover As It Continues To Expand

Ahead of opening its first base in Wales, Hungarian low-cost carrier Wizz Air’s UK-registered subsidiary plans to make a big entrance by flying the jets low over Cardiff, Newport, and Swansea to let the public know that Wizz Air has arrived. Wizz Air will fly four Airbus narrowbody airliners low over the Welsh countryside on Saturday before bringin …

February 25, 2021| 33 0

Iberia Joins oneworld Partners With VeriFLY Health Passport

Iberia has become the latest airline to launch the VeriFLY health passport app, adding it to a growing list of airlines. Coincidentally, only  one world airlines have so far begun to use the app. Sister airline British Airways has already been using the app since earlier this month. Many borders have been restricted, with travel made unavailable to so …

February 24, 2021| 23 0

Heathrow Airport Wants To Be Exempt From Paying Property Tax

Heathrow’s boss has asked the UK’s finance minister, Rishi Sunak, to provide airports with the same property tax exemption afforded to other sectors. John Holland-Kaye, Heathrow’s chief executive, claims it would be the fair thing to do by establishing a level playing field. Heathrow seeks property tax relief for airports Holland-Kaye has called on S …

February 18, 2021| 29 0

British Airways A318 Baby Bus Embarks On One Final Flight

British Airways has sent its Airbus A318 Baby Bus to Twente Airport in the Netherlands. The aircraft was retired by the airline last year, after its only route from London City (LCY) to New York City (JFK) was suspended, meaning that it was no longer needed. Many aircraft have been stored or retired as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The impacts …

February 15, 2021| 33 0

Icelandair Ferries Two Boeing 737 MAX Jets Back To Reykjavík

With plans to resume 737 MAX service in late March or early April, Icelandair is “repatriating” its jets and bringing them home from storage in Spain. Two of these aircraft were spotted making the journey to the airline’s home at Keflavik Airport on February 14th, after having been in storage since October 2019. Flight details According to data from …

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