Virgin Atlantic Boeing 787-9 G-VOWS (Image: Aviation Media Agency.)
Civil Aviation

Air France-KLM buys stake in Virgin Atlantic

Airline giant Air France-KLM has bought a stake in Virgin Atlantic equal to around a third of the company. The 31% stake, worth £220m GBP, leaves founder Sir Richard Branson Virgin Group with a minority holding of just 20%. Delta Airlines now holds the majority share of 49%. In an open [read more]

Flybe Dash 8 G-JEDP
News

Flybe gets a grip following big losses

Flybe, who have a base at Cardiff Airport, has announced its quarterly results to the end of June show that greater capacity control with a concentration on profitable routes helped it to raise revenue by 11.7% to £174 million. This growth was boosted by new routes from Heathrow and the [read more]

Airline Price War
Cardiff Airport News

Could an airline fares price war be coming?

Irish Low-Cost Carrier (LCC) Ryanair (FR/RYR) has warned it may cut fares by around 8% sparking an airline fares price war as carriers compete for passengers this summer. Competition in the airline sector and in particular the low-cost carrier market has been intensifying recently and that is expected to continue to [read more]

Jet away to the sun from Cardiff Airport
Cardiff Airport News

Cardiff Airport expecting 260,000 passengers this summer

With the school term ending this week and summer holidays about to begin, Cardiff Airport is expecting 260,000 passengers to jet off from Wales’ National Airport over the summer break. The next 6 weeks will see families from across Wales and South-West England jetting off to destinations across Europe in search of [read more]

Olhao Market
Destinations

Olhão – The hidden gem on the Algarve

Nestled in the heart of a natural lagoon in the Ria Formosa National Park is the vibrant and bustling fishing town of Olhão. Away from the tourist hotspot of Albufeira, Olhão delivers a real slice of Portuguese charm whilst offering enough to give keep even the most seasoned tourist happy. From 5 star [read more]