David Laws, CEO Leeds Bradford Airport, with Cllr Susan Hinchcliffe, chair of West Yorkshire Combined Authority, and Henri Murison, director of Northern Powerhouse Partnership.

Leeds Bradford plans “state-of-the-art” terminal extension

Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA/EGNM) has announced that plans to build a “state-of-the-art” terminal extension by the end of 2019. The £12m three-storey terminal extension would accommodate new, larger departure gates, seating areas and new retail, food and beverage outlets as well as a revamped international arrivals process, including immigration, baggage reclaim & [read more]

Ryanair Launches Major Pilot Training Programme In Cork

Ryanair launches new mentored pilot programme

Irish budget airline Ryanair (FR/RYR) has launched what it describes as a “major pilot training programme” to train 450 pilots in Cork. The airline is partnering with Cork-based flying school, Altantic Flight Training Academy (AFTA), to deliver a Ryanair focused mentored pilot programme, a 16 month intensive training programme designed [read more]

Norwegian Boeing 787 Jane Austen (Image: Atle Straume)
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Norwegian is most fuel efficient transatlantic airline

Low-cost, long-haul specialist Norwegian.com has been unveiled as the most fuel efficient transatlantic airline, for the second year in a row. The white paper that was released today by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) analysed the fuel efficiency of the 20 leading airlines on routes between Europe and [read more]

Ryanair Boeing 737 Max200 (Image: Ryanair)
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Exeter gets three Ryanair Routes

Ryanair has announced it is to start flights from Exeter Airport for Summer 2019. The Irish budget airline will launch flights to Malta, Malaga and Naples from April next year. Exeter Airports Managing Director Matt Roach said it was a “significant vote of confidence in the continued growth of Exeter [read more]

Norwegian 787 takes-off from Gatwick
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Norwegian to drop Singapore flight from Gatwick

Low-cost carrier Norwegian.com is ending its long haul service from London Gatwick (LGW/EGKK) to Singapore (SIN/WSSS). The flight currently operates 4 times-per-week but will end on 10th January 2019, the last return flight will operate on the 11th January 2019. The Singapore service has fallen victim to dwindling passenger numbers [read more]

Easyjet A320 neo at Bristol Airport (Image: Max Thrust Digital)
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Bristol Airport celebrates busiest month ever

Summer at Bristol Airport (BRS/EGGD) has been a busy one and thanks to nearly a million passengers, August was the busiest month in the history of the airport. The main summer holiday month saw 951,973 passengers pass through its terminal bringing the summer total to 1.8 million passenger, nearly 7% [read more]