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Government reminds pilots that recreational flying is NOT permitted

The UK Government has today clarified the position on Recreational Flying of General Aviation (GA) aircraft during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak control period. The current government guidance on coronavirus precludes recreational GA flying while a minority have been ignoring this, the vast majority are adhering to the rules. The Government [read more]

A British Airways Airbus at London Gatwick Airport

British Airways suspending all flights from Gatwick

British Airways (BA/BAW) are suspending flight operations from London Gatwick (LGW/EGKK) from 31st March. Crews that were due to operate flights from London Gatwick over the next few weeks have now had their rosters changed to standby. The move comes as British Airways, like all airlines, face tougher travel restrictions [read more]

easyJet Airbus (Max Thrust Digital)

Easyjet grounds entire fleet

Leading low-cost carrier Easyjet (U2/EZY) has said that it is grounding its entire fleet due to the travel restrictions in place as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic. The airline had been operating a restricted number of flights in order to get Britons back to the UK but now [read more]

TUI Family Life Boeing 737-800

TUI Group gets lifeline from German Bank

Holiday Group TUI has been given a €1.8bn lifeline from State-Owned German Bank KfW. The group which is the world’s largest tourism group owns several airlines including TUI Airways UK which operates flights from most UK airports. The bridging loan from KfW was approved by the German Government and will [read more]

Gatwick Airport (Image: LGW)
Airline news

Gatwick to close North Terminal

London Gatwick Airport (LGW/EGKK) has said that it will consolidate all flights into the South Terminal from 1st April 2020. As with all airports in the UK, Gatwick has lost between 80-90% of its daily flights due to travel restrictions during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic. The airport says that it [read more]

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Airline news

Virgin Atlantic to seek a government bailout

Virgin Atlantic (VS/VIR) is set to ask the UK Government for a bailout totalling around 300 million according to sources close to the airline. The news comes just days after Chancellor Rishi Sunak warned airlines that taxpayers help would be the last resort and they should seek commercial arrangements and [read more]