London Luton Terminal

Luton Airport reports summer numbers down 66%

London Luton Airport (LTN/EGGW) has returned its summer figures which show passenger numbers were down 66% compared to pre-pandemic levels. July and August saw just 1.2m passengers pass through the terminals at London Luton compared to 3.6m in the same period of 2019. The airport says that despite the success [read more]

An Easyjet A320neo takes off from Bristol Airport (TransportMedia UK)
Civil Aviation

easyJet rejects takeover bid from rival

According to multiple sources within the industry, low-cost airline easyJet (U2/EZY) has rejected a bid from a rival low-cost airline. The bid was put to the board who reportedly considered the offer for some time before coming to the decision to reject the offer. Some sources have suggested that ambitious [read more]

Civil Aviation

Ryanair: 6 new winter routes from Birmingham

Irish budget airline Ryanair (FR/RYR) has announced six new routes from Birmingham Airport (BHX/EGBB) for Winter 2021/22. From October, new destinations from Birmingham will include Bergamo, Lisbon, Bucharest, Shannon, Turin and Vilnius. The new routes bring the total of winter routes from Birmingham with Ryanair to 28 this season. Ryanair’s [read more]

Ryanair Boeing 737-800

Ryanair: August traffic up 45%

Ryanair has released figures showing that its traffic in August 2021 was 45% higher than the same period in 2020. The airline says it carried 11.1m passengers in August compared to just 7m last year when UK passengers were only allowed to travel for essential reasons. The figures show the [read more]


RAeS appoints new chief executive

The Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) has appointed David Edwards as its new chief executive replacing Sir Brian Sturridge who is stepping down from the role. Mr Edwards was Chief Executive of the Air Charter Association and led that organisation through a significant period of change and has also been vice-president [read more]