Monarch Aircraft Engineering seperates from collapsed holiday group
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Monarch ends Flybe contract as the airlines woes grow

Monarch Aircraft Engineering Limited (MAEL) has terminated its contract to maintain Flybe aircraft after concerns about the airlines ability to pay. Flybe, which recently put itself up for sale, is reportedly short of available cashflow following a downturn in profits and sources close to situation said that MAEL had asked [read more]

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Ryanair traffic grew 11% in November

Irish budget airline Ryanair has released figures showing its passenger numbers grew by 11% in November compared the same period last year. The figures show the airline is maintaining high load factors of 96% following a tumultuous year for the airline which saw its profits hit by industrial action by [read more]

WOW Air Airbus A320 TF-BRO (Image: Nick Harding / Aviation Wales)

Frontier Airlines owner seeks stake in WOW Air

The parent company of Frontier Airlines, Indigo Partners, has said it plans to buy a stake in struggling WOW Air following the collapse of the takeover bid from Icelandair. The US based private equity firm already owns a stake in several budget airlines including European carrier Wizz Air. WOW Air [read more]

Flybe at Cardiff Airport (The Aviation Media Agency)
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Cardiff Airport CWL/EGFF

Cardiff Airport (IATA: CWL/ICAO: EGFF) is located about 12 miles west of Cardiff City Centre and is the only commercial airport in Wales. It is a base for Flybe and Tui but also sees flights from other airlines including Thomas Cook, Ryanair, Vueling. With the exception of Flybe, Cardiff Airport [read more]

Easyjet A320 neo at Bristol Airport (Image: Max Thrust Digital)
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Bristol Airport BRS/EGGD

Bristol Airport (IATA: BRS/ICAO: EGGD) is located 8 miles southwest of Bristol City Centre and is the South West’s largest regional airport by passenger numbers. It is a hub for low-cost airlines Easyjet and Ryanair as well as a busy base for Tui and Thomas Cook. As a result of [read more]

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Virgin Atlantic eyes Flybe for potential take-over

Leading UK airline Virgin Atlantic has confirmed it is in talks with Flybe about a potential takeover. The talks come after the airline put itself up for sale after concerns were raised about it’s susceptibility to cash flow demands from creditors and payment processors following multiple profit warnings. It is likely [read more]