Air India Boeing 787
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Air India launches flights from Gatwick

Air India has launched flights from London Gatwick (LGW/EGKK) creating to 500 direct and indirect jobs in the process. Switching its main UK hub from Heathrow will see the airline fly to Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Kochi and Goa with up to three flights per week on each route. Flights from Gatwick [read more]

Flyr Boeing 737 Max 8 (Image: OsloPlaneSpotting/Wikimedia/CC BY-SA 4.0)
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Norwegian low-cost carrier Flyr collapses

Oslo, Norway-based low-cost carrier has ceased trading after failing to secure backing for its new financial plan leaving the board with no viable alternatives. The airline was set up in 2020 by Erik G. Braathen who previously ran Braathens before its subsequent collapse in 2004. Flyr operated flights to two [read more]

Virgin Atlantic A330 (Image: VA)
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British Airways and Virgin gain Heathrow slots

British Airways (BA/BAW) and Virgin Atlantic (VS/VIR) have both gained slots at London Heathrow (LHR.EGLL) according to data from Airport Coordination Ltd (ACL) – the UK’s airport slot regulator. Completed slot trades for both airlines show BA has leased (swapped) slots from fellow IAG airline Iberia and Virgin has purchased [read more]

Gatwick Control Tower (Image NATS)

Air traffic services at Gatwick switch back to NATS

Air traffic services at London Gatwick Airport (LGW/EGKK) transferred back to National Air Traffic Services (NATS) over the weekend as the contract with the current provider, Air Navigation Solutions Limited (ANSL) came to an end after six years. Existing controllers working for ANSL at Gatwick transferred over to NATS ensuring [read more]