Civil Aviation

Norwegian sees increased load factors in July

Low-cost carrier reported increased load factors for July as it carried over 3.7 million passengers to destinations across the globe. The airliner, which operates short-haul and long-haul flights from UK airports including London-Gatwick, Edinburgh and Manchester, had an overall load factor of 93.5% in July, up from 93% in [read more]


Short Break specialist SuperBreak collapses

Short break holiday specialist Superbreak has collapsed leaving the holiday plans of thousands of UK travellers in disarray. The company, which started in 1983, specialised in short city breaks and also organised special charter trips such as guided tours of Iceland from smaller UK airports including Cardiff Airport and Leeds [read more]

Air Sports

Darth Vader to return to Bristol Balloon Fiesta

The organisers of the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta have announced that they have raised enough money to bring the infamous Darth Vader balloon back to Bristol. The Star Wars based special shape was built by Bristol-based Cameron Balloons under a project with the codename “Head One” and unveiled in 2007. [read more]