Aviation engineering news

Spirit AeroSystems site at Prestwick opens

The new Spirit AeroSystems composite manufacturing facility at Glasgow Prestwick was officialy opened by Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon MSP yesterday (28th February). The facility will make Spoilers for the Airbus A320 family which will take advantage of advanced composite technology from Spirit’s research and development portfolio. Scott McLarty, Spirit [read more]

Cargologic Boeing 747-400F (Image:Mike Burdett CC BY-SA 2.0)
Air cargo news

Cargologic officially suspends operations

The UK’s only dedicated main-deck air freight operator, Cargologic (P3/CLU), has officially confirmed it has suspended operations. The operator had not operated a flight since the 9th February and apparently laid off 100 members of staff last week. In a statement, Cargologic blamed a drastic reduction in market demand saying [read more]

Virgin Atlantic (Image: Max Thrust Digital)
New Routes

Virgin Atlantic announces new routes for Winter 2020

Virgin Atlantic (VS/VIR) has announced new routes from Manchester Airport (MAN/EGCC) and London Heathrow (LHR/EGLL) starting this Winter season. Manchester Airport Manchester sees a new route to Delhi (DEL/VIDP) from 26th October 2020 and coincides with the airlines 20th year of flying to Delhi from the UK. The three-times-per-week service [read more]

Loganair Embraer E145
News

Loganair Puts Winter Schedule On Sale

Scottish airline Loganair (LM/LOG) has today put its winter schedule on sale with a series of enhancements including extending some summer routes into winter and extra capacity on existing winter routes. Some of the schedule highlights include the continuation of its Manchester – Inverness – Stornoway route throughout the Winter [read more]

Visibility at Lanzarote Airport 15:00UTC Sunday 23rd February 2020
News

Massive sandstorm cancels Canary Island flights

A massive sandstorm engulfing the Tenerife & Gran Canaria has forced the cancellation of flights from the UK to the Canary Islands. Easyjet, Jet2, Norwegian, Ryanair and tui” 11841 rel=”nofollow” target=”_self”>TUI Airways UK have all cancelled flights to the islands with several flights that were already on their way having [read more]

Atlantic Airways Airbus A320
Destinations

Gatwick to Faroe Islands returns for Summer 2020

Atlantic Airways (RC/FLI) has confirmed its intention to return to London Gatwick (LGW/EGKK) after a 6-year absence to operate a direct service to the Faroe Islands. The service between Gatwick and Vagar (FAE/EKVG) begins on the 23rd June 2020 and will operate until weekly (Tuesdays) until the 11th August 2020. [read more]