Ryanair Boeing 737 aircraft
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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]

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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]

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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
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Ryanair reports 50% traffic rise over 2020

Ryanair (FR/RYR) has reported group wide traffic figures that saw traffic for September 2021 increase to 10.6m compared to 5.6m in the same month last year. The figures are a clear indicator of the state of international air travel as we the industry emerges from the Coronavirus pandemic. The group [read more]

Norwegian Boeing 737 on Finals to London Gatwick
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Norwegian returns to Manchester Airport

Norwegian low-cost carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle (DY/NAX) returned to Manchester Airport as it restarted flights between the northern gateway and Oslo. The airline is the latest to use Manchester revamped Terminal two “super-terminal” and joins the likes of Air France, Jet2 and Cathay Pacific. Norwegian will operate the route between [read more]

A Vueling A320 departing Cardiff Airport (TransportMedia UK)
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Vueling adds raft of UK to Paris flights

Spanish based IAG airline Vueling (VY/VLG) has unveiled a raft of new routes from Paris Orly (ORY/LFPO) including six routes to the UK. From early November, Vueling will operate from Paris Orly to Birmingham (BHX/EGBB), Belfast (BFS/EGAA), Cardiff (CWL/EGFF), Edinburgh (EDI/EGPH), Glasgow (GLA/EGPF) and Newcastle (NCL/EGNT). For some airports, such [read more]