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Ryanair announces new Birmingham route

Irish budget airline Ryanair (FR/RYR) has announced that it launching a new route from Birmingham Airport (BHX/EGBB) to Knock (NOC/EIKN) next year. The twice-weekly service will launch on 22nd March 2022 and run until at least October 2022. Ryanair’s Director of Commercial, Jason McGuinness, said: “We are pleased to add [read more]

Pictured are Rachel Charlesworth, Annie Charlesworth (10), Flecity Charlesworth (6) and Elliott Charlesworth (4) from Stoke, with Universal Studios Shrek and Trolls characters at check-in for the Aer Lingus UK inaugural flight from Manchester Airport direct to Orlando.
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Aer Lingus UK begins Orlando flights

Aer Lingus UK commenced its Manchester Airport (MAN/EGCC) to Orlando (MCO/KMCO) on Saturday bringing the total number of Aer Lingus transatlantic routes from the northern gateway to 3. The launch saw EI35, operated by an Airbus A330, departing Manchester at 11:49 local time arriving in Orlando around 9 hours later [read more]

Qatar Airways A350-900 arrives into Cardiff Airport
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Airbus seeks legal assessment in A350 paint row

Airbus has confirmed it is seeking independent legal assessment of the Airbus A350 paint issue which Airbus says is being subject to ‘mischaracterization’ by ‘one of its customers’. Although not naming the customer directly, Qatar Airways is the customer that has been driving this issue which has resulted in a [read more]

Airbus A321XLR Complete
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First Airbus A321XLR test aircraft takes shape

The first Airbus A321XLR (MSN11000) has been structurally completed at Airbus’ Final Assembly Line (FAL) at Hamburg, Germany. Major Component Assemblies for the aircraft were shipped from several sites including fuselage sections from Saint Nazaire in France and wings from Broughton, Wales. The aircraft will now be fitted out with [read more]

Flybe Birmingham Base

Flybe 2.0 targeting Spring launch

The new Cyrus Capital owned airline launching under the name Flybe is targeting a Spring launch for flights within the UK and Europe. According to sources close to the airline, March is the anticipated launch month although there is apparently still a lot of work to do before it can [read more]