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Turkish Airlines increases Manchester to Istanbul flights

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Turkish flag carrier Turkish Airlines has announced it is increasing the number of flights between iGA Istanbul Airport and Manchester (MAN/EGCC) from 19th May 2024. A fourth flight will be added on the route bringing the total number of flights per week to 25. The additional flight will operate on [read more]

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Wizz Air hits back at Which? after being named worst UK airline

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The annual airline survey carried out by Which? has ranked low cost carrier Wizz Air as the worst UK airline in its latest findings. In the survey, which asked over 8,000 travellers, Wizz Air received a one star rating for boarding, cabin environment and seat comfort. Combined with Civil Aviation [read more]

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Airbus secures 20 aircraft order from Vietjet

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Low-cost Vietnamese airline Vietjet Air has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Airbus for the purchase of 20 Airbus A330neo airliners as it looks to expand its operation to longer haul flights. When finalised, the A330neo, whose wings and engines are made in the UK, will be the first [read more]

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Loganair appoints new CEO

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UK regional airline Loganair (LM/LOG) has confirmed it has appointed Luke Farajallah as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) with effect from 4th March. Luke brings a wealth of experience in the aviation industry having held senior roles at flybe, BA CitiExpress and Brymon Airways. He has held roles at [read more]

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Etihad takes delivery of new Dreamliners

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Abu Dhabi based Etihad has taken delivery of three new Boeing 787 Dreamliners as it seeks to expand its fleet to 160 aircraft by 2030. The airline also has plans to operate to 125 destinations by the same year. The Boeing 787-9 aircraft all feature Etihad’s new cabin in a [read more]

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Loganair expands Heathrow operation for Summer 2024

Leading UK regional airline Loganair (LM/LOG) has announced it is expanding its operations at London Heathrow (LHR/EGLL) for the Summer 2024 season. The additional services include a third weekly flight to Sumburgh in the Shetlands, a second Saturday service to the Isle of Man, a third Sunday flight to Derry [read more]

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Eastern Airways launch Paris CDG flights from East Midlands and Southampton

Humberside based Eastern Airways (T3/EZE) is set to launch flights to Paris Charles de Gaulle from East Midlands (EMA/EGNX) and Southampton (SOU/EHGI) as it moves flights from Paris Orly. The move from Paris Orly comes after Eastern Airways secured slots to CDG and will start from April in time for [read more]

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Aurigny to launch twice-daily London City service from Guernsey

Guernsey flag carrier Aurigny is launching a twice-daily service to London City Airport from Guernsey from the end of March. The new service, which starts on the 31st March, will open up connections to over 30 UK and European destinations for passengers flying from Guernsey. Aurigny’s interline agreement with BA [read more]

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Breeze Airways discloses additional A220 order

US low-cost carrier Breeze Airways has disclosed an additional order of 10 Airbus A220 aircraft as it moves towards an all A220 operation by the end of he year. The disclosure brings the total firm orders from Breeze for the A220 to 90 making it the third largest customer of [read more]

Loganair Embraer 145
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Loganair granted IOSA status for commitment to safety

Leading UK regional airline Loganair (LM/LOG) has been granted the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) registration following its commitment to achieving the highest safety standards for passenger airline transport. Globally recognised as the highest benchmark for airline safety, IOSA registration means Loganair has undergone and passed [read more]

Atlantic Airways Airbus A320 (Image: Atlantic Airways/Nicolás Vera-Ortiz)
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Atlantic Airways to launch direct London to Faroe Islands service

Atlantic Airways has confirmed it is launching a new direct service from London Gatwick (LGW/EGKK) to Vagar on the Faroe Islands for Summer 2024. Starting from the 1st of June 2024 the twice weekly service will operate on Tuesdays and Saturdays offering the chance of short breaks and longer stays [read more]

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Aviation engineering news

Airbus reports €65 billion in revenue for 2023

Airbus has reported its final year results for 2023 showing revenues of €65.4 billion (EBIT adjusted €5.8bn) across the year with strong performances from commercial airliners and helicopters. Across the period Airbus delivered 735 commercial aircraft and received orders for 2,319 new airliners growing its order backlog to 8,598 aircraft. [read more]

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Wizz Air hits 70 million mark at London Luton

Ultra-low cost carrier Wizz Air has hit the milestone of 70 million passengers at London Luton (LTN/EGGW) airport with the 70 millionth passenger arriving into Luton from Tirana. Wizz Air is the largest operator at Luton with an 11 aircraft base (including Wizz Air UK) and operates 50 return flights [read more]

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Ryanair cancels flights from Israel throughout March & April

Budget airline Ryanair is continuing its cancellation of flight from Israel through to March and April due to the ongoing conflict in Gaza. According to Aviation News Israel the Dublin based carrier has started contacting passengers who had booked in those two months advising them they are entitled to a [read more]

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UK trade body ADS appoints new President and other board members

The UK trade association for the aerospace, defence, security and space sectors, ADS, has appointed David Lockwood as the new President for the organisation. Mr Lockwood is CEO of Babcock which is one of the UK’s leading aerospace and defence companies offering MRO services, particular or Emergency services and military [read more]

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Airport News

Which are the UK’s most family friendly airports?

Travelling on holiday with young children in tow can make navigating the airport a stressful experience so getting the holiday off to the right start at a family friendly airport can make a big difference. That’s why travel insurance experts at PayingTooMuch analysed 30 of the UK’s most popular airports to find out [read more]

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Bournemouth Air Festival launches 2024 event

Bournemouth Air Festival has officially launched the 2024 event which will take place over the weekend of 29th to 31st August along the Bournemouth sea front. This popular free airshow, organised by Bournemouth Christchurch and Poole (BCP) Council, draws thousands of people into the region for the weekend to be [read more]

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Aviation engineering news

Strong start to 2024 for Airbus with 30 deliveries

Airbus has started 2024 with a bang delivering 30 aircraft to 18 customers around the world in the first month of the year. Deliveries included 28 single-aisle airlines made up of 2 A220-300, 13 A320neo and 13 A321neo airliners to customers including easyJet and Wizz Air. Airbus also delivered 2 [read more]

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NTSB says bolts missing from Alaska Airlines 737 Max emergency door

An initial report by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has said that it is likely that up to 4 bolts were missing from the emergency exit door panel that detached in flight from an Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 Max 9 last month causing an explosive decompression. The 737 Max [read more]

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Aviation safety news

Major UK airports to miss 100ml liquid deadline

Major UK airports including London Heathrow (LHR/EGLL), London Gatwick (LGW/EGKK) and Manchester (MAN/EGCC) are likely to miss the deadline for lifting the 100ml liquid restriction for passengers due to delays with scanner upgrades. The limit is due to be lifted in June 2024 but airports say it is unlikely they [read more]

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Aviation safety news

2023 was safest year in a decade for commercial air travel

Data from 2023 shows there were six fatal airliner crashes in 2023 making it the safest year in commercial aviation in a decade. The number of crashes and passenger fatalities was almost half that of the previous year with 115 passenger deaths compared to 229 in 2022 according to data [read more]

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Airport News

Ryanair says it will take up cancelled 737 Max slots

Budget airline Ryanair (FR/RYR) has said it will take up cancelled 737 Max slots as airlines show mixed confidence in the single-aisle airliner. United Airlines has recently said it doesn’t see the 737 Max as part of its future fleet plans and throwing doubts over an order for 250 of [read more]

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Airline news

Loganair aims to fly first Hydrogen electric Islander by 2027

Loganair (LM/LOG) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Canfield Aerospace Solutions with the aim of flying the first Hydrogen electric powered BN Islander by 2027. Having supported the project to convert a BN Islander to hydrogen electric power, Project Fresson, from the start it is a logical step [read more]