Norwegian outlines expansion at Gatwick
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British Airways parent eyes Norwegian take-over

British Airways parent company, International Airlines Group has bought a small stake in Norwegian Air Shuttle in order to establish a starting point to take over the low-cost carrier. In a statement, IAG’s Chief Financial Officer, Enrique Dupuy de Lôme, said “IAG considers Norwegian to be an attractive investment and [read more]

Tomahawk Missile Launch (US DoD)
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UK flights to Cyprus warned about possible military action

UK airlines have been warned that military action against Syria could cause safety concerns in the Cyprus area along with “intermittent disruption to navigation equipment”. The warning was issued today by the European Aviation Security Agency (EASA) and covers the Eastern Mediterranean & Nicosia flight information region (FIR), which includes [read more]

Norwegian 787 takes-off from Gatwick
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Norwegian’s new US routes get underway

Low-fares airline Norwegian has this week launched two new routes to the US from London Gatwick Airport (LGW/EGKK). On Sunday (25th March) daily flights began from Gatwick to Chicago, Illinois followed two days later by the start of its 3-times-weekly service to Austin, Texas. The flights are operated by Norwegian Air [read more]

Ryanair Head Office
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Are the stars aligning for Airbus and Ryanair?

Ryanair’s plan to buy 75% of Laudamotion gives the Irish budget carrier something different, 15 Airbus A320 aircraft. Until now, Ryanair has been a staunch single type airline, namely the Boeing 737-800. It is, in fact, one of Boeing’s biggest customers and their relationship with European airframer Airbus has been somewhat [read more]

A British Airways A380 departs London Heathrow
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10 Years of the Airbus A380 at Heathrow Airport

Airbus and London Heathrow Airport (LHR/EGLL) have celebrated 10 years of the Airbus A380 at the Airport. The very first Airbus A380 flight, operated by Singapore Airlines, touched down at the airport on the March 2008. SQ308 flew to Heathrow from Singapore’s Changi Airport. Heathrow now sees around 50 Airbus A380 flights [read more]

737 Max 7 Take off
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Boeing 737 Max 7 completes first test flight

Boeing’s latest aircraft, the 737 Max 7 has successfully completed its first flight taking off from Boeing’s Renton Field in Seattle. The aircraft will now complete a comprehensive flight test program ahead of it’s planned certification and delivery in 2019. The latest of Boeing 737 family, the Max 7 is the [read more]

Virgin Atlantic Boeing 787-9 G-VOWS (Image: Max Thrust Digital)
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Virgin and BA to offer low-cost long-haul fares

Virgin Atlantic and British Airways are both introducing low-cost long-haul fares to compete with airlines such as Norwegian. Virgin Atlantic will be splitting its economy fares into three categories, Light, Classic and Delight – each with varying extras included. The basic light fare includes no hold baggage and just 10kg of [read more]