Air Traffic Control Tower

Prepare for Disruption, French ATC strike, again!

European Airlines are warning passengers that they face severe disruption as French air traffic controllers go on strike once again over pay and conditions. Ryanair has already cancelled hundreds of flights and other airlines are likely to follow suit as the strike, which started at 18:00hrs today takes hold. In [read more]

Amy Johnson

International Womens Day 2018: Amy Johnson

International Women’s Day 2018 is a chance to celebrate women and in aviation, they don’t come any bigger than Amy Johnson. Amy Johnson CBE was born in Kingston Upon Hull in 1903 and after leaving university with a degree in Economics took up a job in London as a solicitors secretary. [read more]

Bristol Airport
Airline news

Bristol Airport reports busiest ever year

Bristol Airport (BRS/EGGD) has reported 2017 as its busiest ever year with passenger figures topping 8.1m. The South West regional airport saw an increase of over 600,000 passengers compared to 2016  which equates to an 8% increase over the year. Bristol AIrport is England’s third largest regional airport and a base [read more]

WOW Air Airbus A320 TF-BRO (Image: Nick Harding / Aviation Wales)

Bristol Airport loses the WOW factor

Budget carrier WOW has dealt a blow to Bristol Airport as it drops the Bristol – Reykjavik service after just 2 summers. Bristol Airport heralded WOW’s arrival which offered initially a daily flight to Reykjavik (KEF/BIKF) but the Icelandic low-cost carrier (LCC) has struggled to make the route profitable. The [read more]

Flybe Dash 8 G-JEDP

Flybe shares crash after profit warning

Europe’s largest regional airline, Flybe has seen its shares drop overnight by nearly 20% after investors bail out of what appears to be another European airline hitting turbulence.  The drop in shares comes after the airline warned that escalating maintenance and IT costs would mean its half-year profit would be [read more]