Ryanair Boeing 737 aircraft
Civil Aviation

New Derry to Manchester air link starts this Winter

Irish budget airline Ryanair (FR/RYR) has announced it will launch a new air link between the Northern Irish airport of Derry (LDY/EGAE) and Manchester (MAN/EGCC). Starting the 1st December 2021, the flight will operate three times per week using a Boeing 737-800. Ryanair’s Director of Commercial, Jason Mc Guinness, said: [read more]

Alitalia A330 at Cardiff Airport
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Goodbye Alitalia, hello Italia Transporto Aero

In the history of airlines ceasing operations, Italian flag carrier Alitalia is perhaps most noticeable for simply the amount of time it’s taken to get to the point that it is finally going. The airline has been given bailout after bailout and has been in the final stages of ‘extraordinary administration’ [read more]

Civil Aviation

Ryanair announces new route from Leeds Bradford

Ryanair (FR/RYR) has today announced a new twice-weekly route from Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA/EGNM) to Poznan, Poland. The new winter route starts on 4th December 2021 and operates until March 2022. Ryanair’s Director of Commercial, Jason Mc Guinness, said: “As Europe’s No.1 airline, Ryanair remains committed to re-building Europe’s aviation [read more]

Civil Aviation

Airbus reports 40 deliveries in September

European airframer Airbus has reported 40 aircraft deliveries to 25 customers in the month of September 2021. The number brings the year to date to 424 aircraft to 74 customers. Some of the recent deliveries include the first Airbus A220 to French national carrier Air France. Airbus has also recently [read more]

Concorde with its nose drooped partially in flight (Image: British Airways)
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Concorde: History & Development

The collective ingenuity of the Anglo-French aircraft manufacturing collaboration set in motion a wave of unlimited potential. Instigated in the context of the necessary development of aviation in post-war Europe, the harnessing of supersonic power in flight began. World War II unsurprisingly limited commercial flights around the globe but despite [read more]

Ryanair Boeing 737-800 at Bristol Airport (Image: TransportMedia UK)
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Refund law not clear enough says regulator

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has said that the law about airline refunds lacks clarity as to who is liable if a flight operates but the passenger can’t travel for legal reasons. The statement was made as the CMA closed its investigation into British Airways and Ryanair over the [read more]