Faro street (Image: Nick Harding)
Civil Aviation

Portugal is back on the Quarantine list

The UK Government has placed Portugal back on the list of counties requiring a 14-day quarantine on arrival back to England. Portugal was recently removed from the list but a sharp increase in Coronavirus cases meant it once again breached the UK’s threshold of 20 cases per 100,000 people. The [read more]

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Civil Aviation

Virgin Atlantic to cut more than 1,000 jobs

Virgin Altlantic (VS/VIR) is to cut 1,150 more jobs as its £1.2bn rescue plan gets approved. The airline has already made significant with 3,500 jobs lost from its 10,000 strong workforce already. Virgin is being hit by uncertainty in the Transatlantic Market, which is its core business, and part of [read more]

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Civil Aviation

Ryanair offers 1 million seats at just £5

Irish budget airline Ryanair has launched a mega drop sale offering 1 million seats to Europe, North Africa and the Middle East at just £5. The fares will be available to book on any of Ryanair’s 240 destinations for just 48 hours from now until 2nd September at midnight. Ryanair’s [read more]

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Civil Aviation

Widerøe flights get underway at London Southend

Direct flights from London Southend (SEN/EGMC) to Bergen, Norway got underway today when the inaugural Widerøe flight departed at 10:45am. Passengers on the 1hr 50min flight were treated to a water arch from the airports fire service on departure from Southend and had special cake to celebrate the launch. Christian [read more]

Shalimar Gardens Lahore
Civil Aviation

Virgin Atlantic to launch new routes to Pakistan

Virgin Atlantic (VS/VIR) is launching new direct services from Manchester Airport (MAN/EGCC) to Islamabad and London Heathrow (LHR/EGLL) to Lahore & Islamabad. Both services will start in December 2020 with the Lahore service operating 3 times-per-week and the Islamabad service operating 4 times-per-week. Virgin Atlantic said “We’re thrilled to let [read more]