Ryanair condemns Dutch aviation tax

Budget airline Ryanair (FR/RYR) has condemned an aviation tax due to be introduced across the Netherlands in 2021 as it claims it amounts “further state aid to KLM” The National Aviation Tax is a levy that will be applied to passengers direct flights to the Netherlands but connecting flights and [read more]

Roy Bogle, Loganair’s Director of Revenue and Scheduling and Jenna Donaldson, Qatar Airway’s Account Manager

Loganair signs deal with Qatar Airways

Scotland’s regional airline Loganair (LM/LOG) has signed a partnership deal with the Qatar Airways (QR/QTR) which gives its passengers access to the Qatar Airways network via Edinburgh (EDI/EGPH). The deal will enable passengers to connect to hundreds of long-haul destinations on the Qatar Airways network by booking through Loganair either [read more]


Ryanair claims UK ATC is discriminating against them

Irish budget airline Ryanair (FR/RYR) claims that UK Air Traffic Provider NATS is actively discriminating against the airline, a claim which NATS has denied. The airline claims figures released by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) proves that NATS is giving special treatment to Heathrow and Gatwick and imposing delays on [read more]


Ryanair under fire for student drinking advert

Irish budget airline Ryanair has come under fire on social media over its latest campaign to get students to book flights which features a man asleep on a beach next to an empty bottle of alcohol under the tag line “Book on in between “studying” tonight. This could be you ?”. Facebook [read more]

Qatar A350 lands at Cardiff Airport (John Moore)
Cardiff Airport News

Qatar Airways has landed at Cardiff Airport

At 12:30 the very first Qatar Airways flight between Doha (DOH/OTHH) and Cardiff Airport (CWL/EGFF) touched down on Runway 30. The flight, which arrived 20 minutes early, was given a water salute as it marks the start of a new era for Cardiff Airport with scheduled long-haul flights offering one-stop [read more]

Ryanair Boeing 737-800

Ryanair to close Glasgow base

Ryanair has announced it is to close its base at Glasgow Airport (GLA/EGPF) later this year with the aircraft and routes moving to Edinburgh (EDI/EGPH). The Irish budget carrier currently has 1 aircraft based at the Scottish airport but under its revised plans for Winter 2018 it will move the [read more]