An Easyjet A320neo takes off from Bristol Airport (The Aviation Media Agency.)

Ryanair strikes help boost Easyjet profits

A summer of strikes for Irish budget airline Ryanair is one of the factors cited as helping Easyjet boost profits up by 41% for the year to September. Strong summer sales and a clear strategy for all BREXIT scenarios also helped the airlines pre-tax profits top £578m. Looking forward to [read more]

Ryanair Boeing 737-800

Ryanair launches 8-day Cyber Week sale

Irish budget airline Ryanair (FR/RYR) has launched a 8-day long sale event dubbed ‘Cyber Week’. Kicking off today with up to £30 off return flights to destinations across Europe for next summer, the deals will change daily. That means each deal must be booked by midnight on the day of [read more]

Luton Airport
Civil Aviation

Luton Airport reports record passengers for October

London Luton Airport (LTN/EGGW) has reported record passenger numbers for October 2018. The airport says that 1.5 million passengers used the airport in October, a 7.9% increase over the same period last year. The increase comes as a raft of new routes are launched by Easyjet, Ryanair, Wizz Air, SunExpress, [read more]

Garuda Indonesia Boeing 777 (Image: GI)

Garuda Indonesia returns to Heathrow after short break

Garuda Indonesia (GA/GIA) is resuming its London Heathrow (LHR/EGLL) to Jakarta (CGK/WIII) service from the 27th November 2018. The flight returns as a three-times weekly non-stop service and will be operated by a Boeing 777-300 aircraft. The Skyteam Alliance member previously suspended the service at the end of October and [read more]

Flybe at Cardiff Airport (The Aviation Media Agency)
Cardiff Airport News

Cardiff Airport sees strong late summer growth

Cardiff Airport (CWL/EGFF) has reported strong late summer growth with 178,681 passengers using the airport in September. The number represents a 7% increase on the same period last year at Wales’ national airport bringing the passenger figure for the last 12 month period to 1.56m. 2018 has seen a number [read more]


Jet2 to add Budapest from Birmingham from W19

Holiday airline Jet2 (LS/EXS) has announced it is adding a new service to Budapest (BUD/LHBP) from Birmingham (BHX/EGBB) from November 2019. The twice-weekly route will be served by one of the airlines Boeing 737-800 aircraft and will operate on a Monday and Friday starting on the 8th November 2019. Budapest [read more]

A row of British Airways Cityflyer Embraer aircraft at London City Airport (Image: BA)
Civil Aviation

British Airways pulls out of Bristol and Birmingham

British Airways (BA/BAW) has said it will not be returning to Bristol Airport (BRS/EGGD) or Birmingham Airport (BHS/EGBB) in 2019 as the routes are “commercially unviable”. The airline, using its subsidiary Cityflyer, operated five flights per week from the regional airport in a bid to boost weekend capacity for its [read more]