G-VMIK is one of the latest additions to Virgin’s fleet and is one of 2 former Air Berlin aircraft picked up by Virgin to help with capacity whilst it deals with problems with its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.
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UK holiday airline Thomas Cook is planning to add a series of charter flights to Sri Lanka to its Winter 18/19 program. The flights will operate from London Gatwick (LGW/EGKK) and Manchester (MAN/EGCC) to Colombo (CMB/VCBI) in October 2018 and January 2019 using an Airbus A330-200 aircraft. Colombo is the [read more]
Airline giant Air France-KLM has bought a stake in Virgin Atlantic equal to around a third of the company. The 31% stake, worth £220m GBP, leaves founder Sir Richard Branson Virgin Group with a minority holding of just 20%. Delta Airlines now holds the majority share of 49%. In an open [read more]
British Airways and Aer Lingus are to expand their operations at London Gatwick (LGW/EGKK) thanks to a deal which sees parent IAG buy the majority of slots belonging to defunct carrier, Monarch. International Airlines Group (IAG) has reportedly reached a deal with Monarch administrators KPMG to buy most of the [read more]