A Boeing 747 long-range wide-body four engined commercial jet airliner for the BOAC - British Overseas Airways Corporation flying above the United Kingdom on 7 April 1971. (Photo by Fox Photos/Hulton Archive/Getty Images).
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British Airways to paint 747’s in Retro liveries

British Airways (BA/BAW) has announced it will be painting a series of its Boeing 747 Jumbo Jets in special retro liveries covering the airlines history as the type nears retirement. The first livery, BOAC, will be applied to Boeing 747-400 G-BYGC which will arrive at London Heathrow (LHR/EGLL) resplendent in [read more]

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Garuda changes Heathrow service to include Denpasar Bali

Garuda Indonesia (GA/GIA) is changing its Jakarta to London service to operate a one-way service to Denpasar, Bali. From the 22nd January 2019, Garuda will operate Jakarta (CGK/WIII) – London Heathrow (LHR/EGLL) – Denpasar (DPS/WADDS). The service operates three-times per week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays using a Boeing 777-300ER [read more]

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British Airways adds two new short-haul destinations for 2019

British Airways (BA/BAW) is adding two new short-haul destinations from London Heathrow (LHR/EGLL) for 2019. Starting on the 11th July 2019, British Airways will operate a four-times-weekly service to Montpellier, France (BA336/337) followed by a twice-weekly service to Ljubljana, Slovenia (BA690/691) from the 15th July 2019. Montpellier is in Southern France [read more]

Virgin Atlantic Boeing 787-9 G-VOWS (Image: Max Thrust Digital)
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Virgin and Malaysian jets in near-miss over London

A near-miss took place over West London this afternoon between two jetliners bound for London’s Heathrow airport. The incident occurred just before 5pm when a Malaysian Airlines Airbus A350-900 (9M-MAG), MH4, come into conflict with a Virgin Atlantic Boeing 787 Dreamliner (G-VOWS) operating VS251. The Malaysian Airbus from Kuala Lumpar [read more]

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Shenzhen Airlines to launch London route

Guangdong based Shenzhen Airlines has formally put its new Shenzhen to London Heathrow service on sale. The carrier, which is a Star Alliance member, will commence the service on the 30th October 2018 and will operate 3 times per week on a Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. Shenzhen airlines currently operate routes within Asia [read more]

A350-900-Philippines-Airlines-MSN221-take-off (Image: A Doumenjou/Airbus)
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Another Airbus A350 route for London Heathrow

London Heathrow (LHR/EGLL) is gaining another Airbus A350 route later this year when Philippine Airlines switches to the type on its London- Manilla service. The route is currently being operated by a 370 seat Boeing 777-300ER but will be replaced by a 295 seat Airbus A350-900 from the 28th October. [read more]

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Government wins Heathrow expansion vote

The UK Government has won the House of Commons vote on airport expansion at Heathrow by 415 to 119. Expansion at Heathrow was the governments preferred option despite an option at Gatwick being cheaper and requiring less destruction of residential properties. Former London Mayor Boris Johnson has opposed the third runway at [read more]