Thomas Cook Airbus A321 at Bristol Airport (Image: The Aviation Media Agency)
Civil Aviation

Thomas Cook pilots stage 12 hour walkout

Pilots flying for UK leisure airline Thomas Cook are staging a 12-hour walkout over pay. The strike, which began at 3 am this morning following a failed last ditch attempt by Thomas Cook to obtain an injunction to prevent the action. The British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA) authorised the strike which is [read more]

Flybe & Eastern begin formal Alliance
Cardiff Airport News

Flybe’s first day with Eastern Airways

Island communities in particular will, from today, enjoy the added benefits of extra choice, lower fares and a wealth of onward connections as Flybe’s new joint venture flights with alliance partner, Eastern Airways, take to the skies for the first time in Scotland. To further mark its longstanding commitment to [read more]

Akureyri from the Sky (Image: Bob T)
Destinations

Icelandic Adventure to Akureyri is first from UK Airport

Short break specialist, Superbreak, has launched an Icelandic adventure package from Cardiff Airport to the northern city of Akureyri. The 3-night adventure break, which will see passengers fly direct to Akureyri airport for the first time from a UK airport, begins on the 12th January 2018 and will offer tourists a rare opportunity [read more]

Alitalia A330 at Cardiff Airport
Cardiff Airport News

Alitalia codeshares with Flybe

Airline routes website Airlineroute has reported that Alitalia has extended its codeshare agreement with Flybe for routes between the U.K. and Italy. Alitalia’s financial difficulties and the attempts to re-establish the company on a firm financial footing are ongoing. Ryanair has recently expressed interest in acquiring the whole or parts of [read more]

Ryanair launches Erasmus website
Travel

Ryanair provides new Erasmus student booking platform

Ryanair has launched a new dedicated booking platform in partnership with Erasmus Student Network, offering Erasmus students fare discounts, free bags, and tailored travel offers. Delivered as part of Year 4 of Ryanair’s “Always Getting Better” programme, this partnership offers Erasmus students a dedicated ESN booking platform where they can have [read more]