24 - May - 2020
What Covid 19 prevention measures APL takes for Passengers and vehicles
29 - Mar - 2019
Heathrow Airport came in eighth in a list of the world’s best airports in 2019, compiled by Skytrax. Munich Airport in Germany came in one position before Heathrow Airport and is ranked the best airport in Europe.
20 - Mar - 2019
The hearing of five separate legal challenges against Heathrow expansion plans at the High Court of England and Wales in London ended Tuesday.
19 - Mar - 2019
Israeli taxi hailing app company Gett, told the financial times that they are planning an Initial Public Offering (IPO) later this year on either the London Stock Exchange or the Telaviv Stock Exchange.Gett does not publish financial figures but it
13 - Mar - 2019
A host of countries have banned the 737 Max 8 from their airspace after the Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed 157 people.Two Turkish Airlines flights headed to Gatwick and Birmingham were forced to turn back mid-air after the UK imposed the ban
11 - Mar - 2019
The London Mayor, Sadiq Khan, local councils and environmentalists Greenpeace head to court today to challenge plans to build a third runway at Heathrow Airport.
4 - Mar - 2019
London private hire cabbies including Uber drivers are taking legal action against the London Mayor Sadiq Khan, over what they term as racial discrimination due to a plan to remove their congestion charge exemption. The drivers will have to pay a
27 - Feb - 2019
Black cab drivers under United Cabbies Group (UCG) have lost their latest legal challenge at the High Court against Uber’s operating license in London.
26 - Feb - 2019
A consortium of airlines including Virgin Atlantic Airways, Stobart Air, and Cyprus Capital has completed the purchase of troubled UK-based airline Flybe.
22 - Feb - 2019
The Met office has issued a yellow weather warning for fog for parts of the East Midlands, Suffolk, South East and South West. The severe weather warning means there may be delays and cancellations in airports, bus and rails stations.
20 - Feb - 2019
British Airways (BA) and LOT Airline have launched flights connecting London City Airport to Munich and Budapest respectively. BA launched its inaugural flight to Munich from London City last Saturday.
18 - Feb - 2019
UK regional airline Flybmi has collapsed leaving passengers across Europe stranded. The airline cancelled all its flights and filed for administration on Saturday.
14 - Feb - 2019
Black Cab drivers under the United Cabbies Group Ltd (UCG) are challenging a decision by Chief Magistrate Emma Arbuthnot to reinstate Uber’s operating license in London in June last year.
12 - Feb - 2019
The Department for Transport (DfT) is seeking to introduce new licensing guidelines for councils. This means taxis and minicabs will have to pass enhanced criminal record checks.
11 - Feb - 2019
Thomas Cook has announced plans to sell its airline divisions in Great Britain, Germany, Scandinavia and Spain.The airline has been struggling to pay its debts and according to its CEO Christoph Debus, the move is a strategic decision for the airlin
28 - Jan - 2019
The Met office has asked Brits to brace themselves for icy weather conditions set to hit the country between Monday and Wednesday. An amber alert means the icy conditions may cause “danger to life”. Temperatures are expected to go below zero degrees
21 - Jan - 2019
A man, has been charged with flying a drone on a field near Heathrow’s runway on Christmas Eve, and days after Gatwick Airport shut down its runway due to drone activity.
18 - Jan - 2019
Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted and Luton Airports all recorded a surge in passenger numbers in 2018.The largest airport, Heathrow, recorded 80 million passengers, which was a 2.7% increase compared to 2017. Heathrow is looking to expand by building a t
11 - Jan - 2019
Uber in Partnership with Bell unveiled flying taxi prototypes -under the Uber Elevate Initiative- at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.
3 - Jan - 2019
Anti-drone military hardware that was brought into Gatwick airport to stop illegal drones just before Christmas has been withdrawn, the Ministry of Defence said,
21 - Dec - 2018
Flights have resumed at Gatwick airport after drone activity caused the airport to shut down its runway for more than a day. The airport tweeted: “Gatwick’s runway is currently available and a limited number of aircraft are scheduled for departure a
20 - Dec - 2018
Uber has lost an appeal case that sought to declare its drivers as self-employed rather than workers. The landmark ruling was made by an employment tribunal in 2016 paving the way for drivers in the UK to receive holiday pay and the national minimum
17 - Dec - 2018
A three-year transformation phase has concluded at London Luton Airport (LTN). The airport now has an upgraded terminal complete with extra sitting space for 1,000 people, free Wi-Fi and 30 new high-end stores including Hugo Boss and Chanel. It also
10 - Dec - 2018
Norwegian Airline pilots blame “bad signage” for almost over shooting the runway at Gatwick in March. The jumbo jet, which had 270 people on board, was just 600m away from the end of the runway before it took to the skies at 155mph.
7 - Dec - 2018
The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has taken Ryanair to court over refusal to compensate passengers after a recent series of industrial actions caused delays or cancellation of flights in the EU.
28 - Nov - 2018
Uber’s new rival Miwhip has promised a surprise car for its app users. The app company has promised to allocate one of its supercars to every 100th journey booked through the app for no extra charges.
27 - Nov - 2018
Black cab drivers yesterday blocked London Bridge causing huge traffic jams in the city. The drivers are campaigning for the right to drive on bus lanes.
23 - Nov - 2018
Cornwall Newquay Airport has announced that budget airline Flybe, will launch direct daily flights to Heathrow Airport from 31 March 2019. This is good news for the airport as it has been seeking for a non-stop connection to Heathrow for more than 2
15 - Nov - 2018
Taxi firm Addison Lee has lost an appeal case brought against it by a group of British drivers who wanted to be recognized as workers rather than self-employed contractors.The employment tribunal that heard the case ruled the drivers are entitled
14 - Nov - 2018
Gatwick airport has recorded its busiest October ever with 4.02million passengers having used the airport, which is a 2% increase from October last year.The airport’s long-haul connections grew by 12.4% and its cargo tonnage grew by 1.6% compared to
2 - Nov - 2018
250 workers at Gatwick Airport, including those that assist the disabled, plan to stage three 48-hour strikes in a dispute over pay. The staff say they earn less than other employees employed by the same logistics company and are therefore asking
1 - Nov - 2018
British Airways launched a flight from London Heathrow (LHR) to Sheremetyevo International Airport (SVO) in Russia, and another from Heathrow to King Shaka International Airport in South Africa. The airline launched a morning, mid-morning and evenin
29 - Oct - 2018
British Airways has admitted that data belonging to another 185,000 passengers may have been stolen. Customers who used a payment card to make reward bookings between 21 April and 28 July this year may be at risk.
22 - Oct - 2018
Private car hire firm Addison Lee plans to use self-driving taxis by 2021, just three years from now. Addison Lee has signed a deal with self-driving software specialist Oxbotica to develop and deploy autonomous vehicles in the city.
17 - Oct - 2018
Gatwick Airport is seeking permission to increase its runway capacity by putting an emergency runway into regular use. The airport has been accused of creating a second runway “by the back door”.
15 - Oct - 2018
Luton Airport has had its busiest September ever as more than 1.5 million passengers used the airport in September 2018 —a 3.9 increase compared to the same period last year.
12 - Oct - 2018
Austrian low-cost airline launched a new route between Vienna and London Stansted. The airline has said flights will commence from October 28th and there will be two flights per day. Flights will depart the UK at 08.30 and 19.55.
10 - Oct - 2018
The City of London Corporation has proposed the banning of cars in London’s financial district the Square Mile to make it safer for pedestrians and to reduce congestion.
8 - Oct - 2018
Local authorities in London and campaign groups including PlanB and Friends of the Earth, who are against the building of a third runway, have cleared a major hurdle after the High Court gave permission for five separate claims to proceed to a full
3 - Oct - 2018
EasyJet has entered into a partnership with Virgin Atlantic that will help EasyJet passengers to seamlessly connect to Virgin Atlantic’s long-haul flights from London Gatwick. Passengers will also be able to book flights from both airlines in a sing
2 - Oct - 2018
Budget airline Primera Air has collapsed leaving thousands of passengers stranded in different airports including those that booked flights from Stansted Airport. The carrier had launched cheap long-haul flights between UK and US early this year but
1 - Oct - 2018
An accident involving a mini bus and a van left nine people injured two of them, seriously injured in the wee hours of Monday morning. The 1:30am accident that occurred between J13 A30 (Staines) to J12 M3 caused M25 to be closed and traffic to be re
28 - Sep - 2018
The ride-hailing app Uber, has launched a 24-hour hotline for drivers and customers. This is the latest attempt by the San Francisco startup to save face after its license revocation by Transport for London (TfL) last year.
26 - Sep - 2018
Irish airline Ryanair has cancelled 190 flights scheduled for Friday following a strike action by worker unions in Spain, Belgium, Holland, Portugal, Italy and Germany.
25 - Sep - 2018
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is against a proposal to limit the number of minicabs operating in the capital saying it will cause fare hikes for Londoners.
22 - Sep - 2018
The food delivery company is based in London and is valued at £1.5billion. Uber would have to quote higher than Deliveroo’s valuation for a deal to be made.
19 - Sep - 2018
Taxi owners can breathe a sigh of relief after a controversial proposal to stop limiting the number of taxis operating in London was defeated on a tie vote. The council further directed staff to make changes to the bylaws especially areas such as de
13 - Sep - 2018
The London EV Company (LEVC) has announced that trials of its new electrified van will begin in January 2019. The company is currently in talks with potential customers including the London Fire Brigade and Metropolitan Police Service about adding t
12 - Sep - 2018
Taxi owners have threatened to take City Hall to court if a proposal to stop controlling the number of cabs in the capitals is implemented. The taxi owners expressed their frustration in a public meeting at Centennial Hall on Tuesday.
10 - Sep - 2018
A Daily Star investigation has revealed that Uber drivers are manipulating the app to increase their earnings. The drivers are said to work together to push up the “surge price” that leads to the doubling or tripling of normal fare rates.
8 - Sep - 2018
British Airways (BA) may have to pay a £500million fine after data belonging to 380,000 customers was stolen between 10:58pm on 21 August and 09:45am on 5 September.
7 - Sep - 2018
British Airways (BA) has launched a probe to look into customer data theft from its website and mobile app.According to the airline, personal and financial data belonging to at least 380,000 customers who used the online booking systems has been “co
5 - Sep - 2018
NATS, Britain’s air navigation service provider, has refuted Ryanair’s claims that air traffic control operations at London Heathrow and Gatwick are favored over Stansted Airport.
31 - Aug - 2018
Qantas airline under project Sunrise has challenged European Airbus SE and American Boeing to produce a plane that can travel for 20hours non-stop.
29 - Aug - 2018
Ryanair’s flight FR3918 bound for Palermo, Italy from London was forced to divert to Trapani —67miles away— after thunderstorms rocked the area, Tuesday. As the plane was landing, the copilot passed out.
27 - Aug - 2018
A Brussels Airline - Airbus A319, bound for Belgium on Sunday, returned to Heathrow Airport after experiencing engine failure midair. Trouble began when one of the engines of the SN2104 flight shutdown causing a loud bang that could be heard 7000
2 - Aug - 2018
More than 150 Ryanair flights at Stansted Airport were yesterday cancelled or delayed due to stormy weather in London and South-East England. Hundreds of passengers were left stranded after early morning heavy rain on Tuesday led to the cancellation
2 - Aug - 2018
A British Airways flight bound for Crete made an emergency landing at Gatwick Airport, Monday evening, after experiencing a technical fault. BA pilots told the Evening Standard that they had to request for a “priority landing” after experiencing t
2 - Aug - 2018
Black cabs drivers have been given defibrillators by the London Ambulance Service (LAS) to help Londoners who suffer cardiac arrest. This is an attempt to reduce the number of deaths by cardiac arrest. Every minute a patient waits for help their
1 - Aug - 2018
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, TfL and the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) have announced plans to subject all vehicles within the TfL Congestion Charging Zone to a 20miles per hour speed limit in order to eliminate death and injuries on London roads
31 - Jul - 2018
The London Taxi Drivers' Association (LTDA) has said it is considering suing Uber over loss of earnings amounting to £1billion.
4 - Jul - 2018
A Lisbon bound Ryanair flight that left London Stansted yesterday, was diverted to Nantes France after a passenger fell ill. A Ryanair spokesperson said: “This flight from Stansted to Lisbon diverted to Nantes after a customer became ill on board.
26 - Jun - 2018
MPs on Monday voted 415 to 119 in support of expansion plans at Heathrow airport where a third runway is now expected to be built. A total of 296 MPs backed the government’s expansion plans in a decisive victory for Theresa May.
20 - Jun - 2018
A flight, number EK16, that had taken off from London Gatwick airport heading for Dubai was diverted back to Heathrow airport shortly after take-off after experiencing a technical glitch.
16 - Jun - 2018
Gatwick Airport in partnership with Dufry’s World Duty Free Stores has launched an airport-wide summer festival that will offer exclusive products and diverse in-terminal entertainment for its passengers.
14 - Jun - 2018
Ryanair has announced that it will open a new base at London Southend Airport in April of 2019. The Irish airline had previously warned of “serious disruption” if UK leaves the European Union.
8 - Jun - 2018
‘Kiss and Fly’ Charge on Cars to Be Imposed if Third Runway is Built at Heathrow Airport
7 - Jun - 2018
A new study has ranked Stansted Airport as second worst airport in the world, and EasyJet as the worst British airline and fourth worst airline in the world.
6 - Jun - 2018
Senior minsters yesterday approved plans to build a third runway at Heathrow airport. The ministers overwhelmingly voted in favor of the plans describing their backing as an “historic moment”.
5 - Jun - 2018
The economic sub-committee, chaired by Theresa May will meet today at Downing Street to endorse a plans to build a third runway at Heathrow Airport.
2 - Jun - 2018
Hundreds of passengers were yesterday left stranded at Stansted Airport after Ryanair cancelled flight due to ‘adverse weather’.Torrential rain and thunderstorms hit parts of the UK yesterday. The Met office had issued a yellow warning for rain in N
29 - May - 2018
London Mayor Sadiq Khan on Tuesday met with representatives from the Licensed Private Hire Car Association to negotiate better terms for minicab drivers. Rules that were recently passed require Minicab drivers to undergo an English language test tha
25 - May - 2018
The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) released data that showed London Luton as the worst airport in terms of flight departure delays. According to the data compiled by the Press Association, London Luton has an average delay time of 19.7 minutes.
24 - May - 2018
The latest league table rankings of the noisiest and quietest airlines at Heathrow Airport have been published. Scandinavian Airlines System and Lot Polish Airlines were the top performers while Egypt Air, Kuwait Airways and Turkish Airlines short-h
22 - May - 2018
The transatlantic airline has offered refunds or rebooking on a future Primera Air flight, to passengers who booked flight PF45 from the Essex airport to Toronto on 31 May.
17 - May - 2018
Network Rail, a major investor in UK’s rail network, is conducting the final round of consultations over a new western rail link that will connect Great Western Main Line to London Heathrow Airport.
16 - May - 2018
Unite Union members at Luton Airport voted to go on strike during the May Bank Holiday over lack of resolution of a series of rows between the airport and contractors. Travellers have been warned to expect delays.
14 - May - 2018
Taxi and minicab insurance company declared bankruptcy
7 - May - 2018
Southern Rail came under fire over the delays, as they were unable to deal with disruptions caused by long-planned engineering works. The repairs led to the closing of London Brighton main line, located South of Gatwick.
1 - May - 2018
Uber told the Westminster Magistrates Court it has sought for “repair and reform” ahead of a crucial trial in June that will decide on whether Uber will continue operating in London.
30 - Apr - 2018
The Met office has issued power cut warnings and transport disruptions due to expected torrential rains and gales in London and South East of Britain.
28 - Apr - 2018
In a bid to reduce pollution in the UK, Heathrow has announced it will recycle all disposable coffee cups that are sold and discarded by the end of the year.
23 - Apr - 2018
The Independent Workers Union of Great Britain (IWGB) has filed cases against Green Tomato Cars, Blacklane and A2B taxi firms over what it terms as “gig economy” exploitation. The union is targeting the three firms following claims from former drive
16 - Apr - 2018
More than 136,000 passengers boarded flights from Heathrow Airport on March 30, the busiest day ever since the opening of the airport. Many passengers took advantage of the Easter holiday and half term to travel to see loved ones and for holiday tri
7 - Apr - 2018
Auctioneers CA Global Partners said that “Heathrow Airport, Complete Contents of Terminal 1” would be auctioned off on 21 April 2018 at the Thistle London Heathrow Terminal 5 Hotel.
4 - Apr - 2018
Travelers have been warned of flight delays at two of UK’s busiest airports as air traffic controllers change to new technology. The delays are expected to begin from today, Wednesday.
31 - Mar - 2018
Normalcy is returning to Stansted Airport after all departures were cancelled Friday evening following a fire. Passengers described panic and confusion after a bus burst into flames with smoke shrouding the terminal building. Luckily, nobody was inj
28 - Mar - 2018
London City Airport just enjoyed its busiest week in its history. Figures published by the Airport show that the 100,000 passenger mark was surpassed for the first ever.
26 - Mar - 2018
The first non-stop, 17-hour flight from Australia to the UK touched down in London Heathrow on Sunday morning, 5:02 am local time. The QF9 Qantas airline flight crew made history after taking on the third longest route in the world. It is also
24 - Mar - 2018
Qantas Airways will begin a new non-stop flight from Australia’s capital to Britain’s capital, which will be the first ever of its kind. The first QF9 flight will leave Perth Saturday 24 March at 18:45 local time. The journey will take 17hours and t
23 - Mar - 2018
Stobart Group, London Southend Airport owner, ditched plans to purchase UK-based regional carrier Flybe. Following the announcement, Flybe’s shares plummeted by 24.8% in early trading.
19 - Mar - 2018
More than 10,000 passengers were on Sunday left stranded after flight cancellations at Heathrow Airport following heavy snowfall. The flurries and dustings of snow and ice dubbed the “Mini Beast from the East” caused around 120 flights to and from
17 - Mar - 2018
Virgin Atlantic announced it will now offer a new daily flight to Johannesburg , OR Tambo International Airport from London Heathrow. The flights will be operated by Virgin Atlantic’s B787-9 with the first flight set to depart Heathrow on 28 October
15 - Mar - 2018
Uber has introduced new changes to its app in order to “make it clearer” to passengers that their drivers are licensed by Transport for London (TfL) and that Uber London handles all requests for rides before a driver is allocated.
9 - Mar - 2018
ritish Airways (BA) marked International Women’s Day by operating UK’s biggest all-female flight. The 61 BA women staff comprising of check in staff, security, baggage handlers, stewardesses, pilots, flight managers, loaders and pushback teams
8 - Mar - 2018
An EasyJet flight was hit by lightning en route from Edinburgh to London Stansted. The aircraft safely landed in London with the airline saying there were no reported injuries and the safety of the flight EZY238 flight was not compromised.
7 - Mar - 2018
Treasury has announced a tax exemption for those planning to switch to electric cars, will take effect from next month, a year early from the previously set date of April 2019. The £1,550 incentive is an attempt by the government to clean up London
25 - Jan - 2018
A report by think tank IPPR has revealed that planned transport investment in London is more than double what the North England receives. London gets two-and-a-half times more per person than north of England.
15 - Jan - 2018
Some of London’s most polluted streets can now boast of cleaner air due to the introduction of low-emission bus zones by London Mayor Sadiq Khan.
12 - Jan - 2018
Ryanair is introducing new luggage rules from Monday 15 January, where passengers will be charged to take a second bag into the cabin.
11 - Jan - 2018
An angry Southern Rail commuter who threatened to blow up Southern Rail headquarters was acquitted by a London court. David Davies, 37, said he was blowing off steam when he sent the email that read: “I hope you call the police. This is not a hoax.
10 - Jan - 2018
Jet Airways has sacked two pilots for allegedly having a mid-air fight in the cockpit of a passenger plane from London to Mumbai. The alleged fight took place on 1 January and it involved one of the pilots, a man, slapping his female colleague.
8 - Jan - 2018
Transport for London (TfL) apologized to Pop Idol winner Will Young, after the singer said a bus driver hurled homophobic slurs at him. The singer said the driver called him a “poofter” during the altercation that took place in Fulham, West London.
21 - Dec - 2017
Emirates UK vice president Laurie Berryman said: “The introduction of the new London Stansted to Dubai route not only signifies 10 daily flights between Dubai and three different London airports, but is also welcome news to businesses based in the S
18 - Dec - 2017
Transport for London (TfL) said the new rate would start from January 2 2018 for bus lane offences and late payment of congestion charge. The penalty will cover TfL’s red routes network.
11 - Dec - 2017
Uber’s appeal case is set for hearing today at Westminster Magistrates Court. The ride-hailing app company is appealing a decision by the transport regulator, Transport for London (TfL), to revoke its operating license in the capital.
6 - Dec - 2017
Black cabs electric taxis have finally hit London roads. The taxis are considered the cleanest and most innovative taxis in the world. It is projected that by 2021, nine thousand electric taxis will be on London roads according to plans aimed at imp
30 - Nov - 2017
The ride-hailing app Uber has admitted that 2.7 million people in the UK were affected by a data breach that occurred in 2016. This is after it emerged that the company covered up the hack for over a year with details coming to light after Bloomberg
29 - Nov - 2017
In an attempt to catch up with major cities like Paris, Berlin and Tokyo, Transport for London (TfL) has announced that by 2019 there will be 4G mobile coverage in tube stations and tunnels.
23 - Oct - 2017
The new T-charge for older and more polluting vehicles in London begins today. This is a step by London’s Mayor Sadiq Khan to improve the air quality in London.
14 - Jul - 2017
Transport for London (TfL) has announced that the “ladies and gentlemen” greeting on Tube announcements is to be scrapped. Tube workers have been told to stop using the term and instead use “good morning everyone’ in announcements to customers in a
12 - Jul - 2017
Airline chiefs have hit out at Heathrow Airport’s proposal for a “H-charge” to reduce toxic air near the airport as part of plans for a third runway. They said it would be yet another “tax on air travel” and warned Heathrow against punishing passe
10 - Jul - 2017
Uber may face stringent requirements on pay and workers’ rights following Department for Transport’s decision to set up a working party to scrutinize the guidance given to local authorities. Labour MP had argued in a Westminster debate that facts
6 - Jul - 2017
Five flights had to be diverted following the closure of a runway at Gatwick Airport, after a drone was sighted flying too close to the airport.According to an airport spokesman, the airport had been closed for twice on Sunday, for nine and five min
4 - Jul - 2017
London Mayor Sadiq Khan has announced that trains on parts of London Overground network will run through the night on weekends by the end of the year.
3 - Jul - 2017
EasyJet has been accused of disregarding European passengers’ rights, following a delays at Luton Airport. This is after a Geneva flight was cancelled on short notice, leaving passengers stranded.
29 - Jun - 2017
BA’s Mixed Fleet crew will start their strike from Saturday 1 July to Sunday 16 July, the latest strike in a long-running pay dispute. The crew members make up about 35 per cent of the airline’s cabin workers, and staff who operate more than 60 rout
27 - Jun - 2017
British Airways is embroiled in a sexism row with Miriam Gonzalez Durantez. She openly disapproved the airline’s choice of referring to girls as “little princesses” in their in-flight magazine.
23 - Jun - 2017
Low cost airline Wizz Air has opened its first UK base at London Luton Airport, despite fears that Brexit will dampen business in the aviation industry. The airline called the move a “major investment in the UK by Wizz”, basing one of its Airbus A32
22 - Jun - 2017
London mayor Sadiq Khan has announced plans to achieve zero emission on the city’s transport system by 2050. In the blueprint, he pledges to reduce the number of car journeys by three million each day. He also plans to increase the number of people
21 - Jun - 2017
EasyJet has denied claims that passengers on a delayed flight from Malaga to Bristol were asked to vote on whether to take off with only one working engine.
19 - Jun - 2017
Transport for London (TfL) had to suspend the Circle Line, following safety concerns raised by London Fire Brigade (LFB) after the Grenfell Tower fire . The tragedy saw 30 people dead and led to protests in West London.
15 - Jun - 2017
Commuter groups are outraged by the reappointment of Chris Grayling as transport secretary in Theresa May’s cabinet, following the general election. They said Mr Grayling had been “rewarded for failure,” this happening at a period when railway servi
13 - Jun - 2017
May was Gatwick’s 51st consecutive month of growth and the busiest ever. The airport served more than four million passengers, a 6.7 per cent rise from the previous year. Last month also saw the highest number of business passengers pass through Gat
8 - Jun - 2017
Passengers on the London Underground will soon be able to use their mobile phones. Transport for London (TfL) and London mayor, Sadiq Khan will invite bids from telecommunication companies after the general election. Although wireless internet has b
7 - Jun - 2017
tansted Airport is set to become the second busiest airport in the UK by increasing its capacity to handle 10 million passengers per year.In a request submitted to Uttlesford District Council, the airport has revealed the traffic growth will transla
19 - May - 2017
Uber has suffered a major setback after Europe’s highest court ruled that the minicab-booking app should abide by the rules governing other transport providers.
13 - May - 2017
London’s minicab drivers are opposing Uber’s licence renewal to operate in the city. A group of cabbies has joined other drivers who have threatened to take legal action against Transport for London (TfL).
10 - May - 2017
Thousands of campaigners have signed a petition demanding for a new Bakerloo line station to be built in an “expensive but deprived” section of South London.
9 - May - 2017
A new study has found that London travelcards are the most expensive in the world. A monthly travelcard in London costs £135 on average, more than Dublin, which is the world’s most expensive. According to the Deutsche Bank study, Mumbai has the
6 - May - 2017
Industry trade group Airlines UK has outlined several issues it wants leaders elected in next month’s election to address. Key among the highlighted subjects was, criminalizing consumption of alcohol onboard UK planes.
4 - May - 2017
Gatwick has emerged the world’s top international low-cost airport. This is according to a new report by the Centre for Aviation (CAPA)
3 - May - 2017
In an effort to tackle pollution from diesel cars, Transport for London plans to spend £18m on boosting London’s power grids to cater for the new electric black cabs. Next year January, the law requires that all new black cabs must be battery-powere
2 - May - 2017
British Airways will delay the removal of free food forpassengers on short- haul flights, following a passenger’s threat to sue the airline. BA was set to scrap complementary foods and drinks during the peak of summer holiday at London’s City Airp
28 - Apr - 2017
Holidaymakers jetting off from Heathrow Airport over the Easter weekend have been left shocked after they were slapped with £33,000 worth of parking fines. Valeting firms, to whom they had paid up to £150 a week to keep their vehicles in a secure
24 - Apr - 2017
A survey by travel intelligence specialist OAG has revealed that only three out of five flights arriving and departing from Gatwick are usually on time. The company engaged hundreds of airports in the survey which took place throughout the year. The
21 - Apr - 2017
Budget airline EasyJet has revealed that passengers who check-in late are likely to be bumped off their planes. The airline made the announcement after a couple complained after they were escorted off a flight. The two, Manoj, 38, and Vidha, 35 were
13 - Apr - 2017
Ryanair has threatened to halt flights from the UK if Theresa May fails to effect an early bilateral Brexit deal on international aviation.The company’s chief financial officer, Neil Sorahan said the suspension of flights from Stansted and other air
12 - Apr - 2017
Transport Secretary, has urged drivers to put their mobile phones into their glove box before starting the engine. Chris Grayling called for a change of attitude and warned that using a mobile device while driving was as irresponsible as drink-drivi
11 - Apr - 2017
Britain’s flag carrier’s decision to scrap complimentary food is likely to increase the claims that BA is gradually being turned into a no-frills budget airline.
10 - Apr - 2017
London Stansted Airport has received planning permission from Uttlesford District Council to build a new £130million arrivals building. The airport aims to enhance passenger experience and provide capacity for growth over the next 10-15 years.
6 - Apr - 2017
Londoners will have the opportunity to test a driverless car for the next three w
5 - Apr - 2017
Low cost airline Jet2 has launched flights and holidays from London Stansted to Alicante and Lanzarote. The first flights took off from Stansted for Alicante on Thursday, March 30, which saw the earliest passengers to check-in gifted with a free..
4 - Apr - 2017
British Airways launched a new plan on 1 April, which has introduced business class on domestic flights. The airline will deliberately keep some seats empty on domestic flights between London and Northern England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. The
3 - Apr - 2017
Shareholders in Heathrow will invest 650 million pounds ($807 million) over the course of 2019.
3 - Apr - 2017
Londoners should brace themselves for travel chaos over Easter as road works, train cancellations and tube station closures are set to paralyse transport services. The thousands of tourists who will be visiting at the same period will only further c
31 - Mar - 2017
ber is stepping up its fight against air pollution in London by expanding its electric car usage in the city. With an existing fleet of 50 electric cars that can be rented by drivers, Uber will add 100 more, manufactured at Nissan’s plant in Sunderl
30 - Mar - 2017
Virgin Atlantic is bracing for a loss this year, owing to the weakness of the pound after last June’s referendum. Craig Kreeger, the chief executive of the airline said 2017 is not likely to be as good as last year, which saw Virgin Atlantic registe
28 - Mar - 2017
Hong Kong state-owned metro operator MTR and FirstGroup are to take over the running of Britain’s largest commuter networks, South West Trains. The companies struck a 7-year deal with the government to take charge of the network’s operations, a move
27 - Mar - 2017
A few days after the London terror attack, Londoners using the local Underground stations were greeted with solidarity messages, which were shared by many other tube stations.
27 - Mar - 2017
The European Union has warned that UK airlines may have to relocate their headquarters and sell off shares to EU nationals if they want to continue operating within continental Europe after Brexit.
23 - Mar - 2017
The UK has announced a ban on electronic devices into plane cabins on flights from six Middle Eastern countries. Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday ordered the ban, after a series of meetings concerning aviation security. The new restrictions cam
22 - Mar - 2017
Campaigners opposed to Heathrow expansion on Tuesday launched a new coalition in their latest effort to oppose a third runway at the airport. 18 local groups have come together to form the No Third Runway Coalition which will lobby MPs, councils and
21 - Mar - 2017
London Luton Airport’s passenger numbers rose by 19.5% in February, compared to the same time last year. More than one million passengers passed through the airport in February, marking thirty-five consecutive months of double-digit growth in passen
20 - Mar - 2017
The Department for Transport (DfT) has suggested that first class carriages on busy trains should be removed to ease overcrowding. This comes following a research by The Telegraph that found that many first class carriages remain half empty even dur
19 - Mar - 2017
Belfast International Airport to Gatwick is now the busiest domestic air route in the UK, overtaking Edinburgh to London Heathrow. This is according to new official figures released by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). The route is operated by b
15 - Mar - 2017
Experts have warned that British Airways risks losing its reputation, following its latest moves to compete with low-cost airlines, like Ryanair and easyJet. BA slashed legroom and in-flight perks in a bid to lower prices, posing stiff competition
13 - Mar - 2017
Imagine travelling from Liverpool to Manchester in just seven minutes? You may not have to imagine that in the near future as it’s likely to become a reality.
10 - Mar - 2017
Heathrow recorded a £2.81bn turnover for 2016, an increase of 1.5 per cent on the £2.77bn from 2015. A total 75.7 million passengers used the airport throughout the year, a 1% increase from the previous year, while seats per passenger aircraft rose
8 - Mar - 2017
CAA said American, Etihad, Emirates, Singapore and Turkish Airlines had each admitted that they don’t pay compensation if a passenger suffers delay in the first leg of a journey, thereby missing a connecting flight and arriving at their final destin
22 - Feb - 2017
According to a recent study by Inrix, British drivers spend an average of 32 hours per year stuck in traffic, making the UK the third most traffic-congested country in the Europe, after Russia and Turkey.
20 - Feb - 2017
Hannah Bardell, SNP MP for Livingston has won a battle to have an independent aviation body set up following new flight path trials at Edinburgh Airport.
15 - Feb - 2017
Did you know that Britain’s planes risk having nowhere to land after Brexit? Officials negotiating Brexit will be working hard to ensure the UK continues to enjoy the benefits of a quarter century old airline market liberalization. For an industry
14 - Feb - 2017
A research by Transport for London has found that Britain could need up to 20 more nuclear power stations, should the electric car replace the petrol engine. An all-electric fleet would cause a ‘massive strain’ on the network owing to the amount of
13 - Feb - 2017
Heathrow’s third runway will increase the number of connecting flights with other airports, Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has said. Speaking in the Commons, Grayling said six regional airports could join the Heathrow hub network, raising the to
11 - Feb - 2017
A parliamentary committee report claims Britain’s rail franchise model is no longer suitable. The current model, MPs say, is burdening train passengers with high fares and poor performance.
10 - Feb - 2017
Transport for London today has announced plans to extend the Bakerloo line beyond Elephant and Castle to Lewisham. The new route comes with four new stations, two on the Old Kent Road and others at Lewisham, with a key interchange at New Cross Gate.
9 - Feb - 2017
Members of British Airways’ “mixed” fleet late last week started a three-day walkout over poor pay and plan another three day strike on Thursday. The said “mixed” crew includes all cabin employees who have joined the airline since 2010, serving lon
8 - Feb - 2017
Uber has hired Mark Moore, a NASA aircraft engineer to help design a fleet of commercial flying car for on-demand aviation. Uber hopes that the flying car, called Uber Elevate, will be ready by 2021, although Mr Moore says it could be sooner.
7 - Feb - 2017
Shining laser pens at pilots, train drivers or motorists will get you tougher fines and jail sentences under new laws proposed by the Department for Transport (DfT)
6 - Feb - 2017
Diesel cars could be scrapped in a few months in a bid to reduce emissions and improve quality of air across the UK. Department for Transport and Defra are currently working on a scrappage scheme that will see people receive cashback or a discount o
2 - Feb - 2017
On Monday 30 January, a UK airport made history, by introducing flights without security checks. For the first time in almost 50 years, a flight took off from a British mainland airport without the customary security checks for passengers and their
30 - Jan - 2017
Airbus UK’s chief operating officer has said Britain’s aviation industry risks being seriously undermined if a trade deal is not secured before Brexit. Tom Williams said USA rivals, such as Seattle-based Boeing, stand to take advantage if the UK fel
28 - Jan - 2017
Airlines have welcomed the government’s plans to modernise the UK airspace, as outlined by transport secretary Chris Grayling. Speaking during the Airlines UK annual dinner, Mr Grayling said the government will soon launch a consultation on measure
26 - Jan - 2017
Glasgow Airport will soon start to charge drivers dropping off passengers at the airport in a bid to ease traffic congestion. The £2 fee is expected to apply from the end of April when construction of a new pick-up and drop-off point is complete. A
25 - Jan - 2017
Newquay Cornwall Airport has been named the UK’s fastest growing airport again. The airport’s top management attributes this to a 48 per cent growth registered in 2016, after passenger numbers rose by almost half. Cornwall’s Airport handled 369,000
24 - Jan - 2017
Outspoken Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary has urged that Air Passenger Duty (APD) be removed at regional airports such as Liverpool. He hit out at the government for its policies on air taxation and airport expansion and warned that the UK’s economy wo
23 - Jan - 2017
The Airport Operators Association (AOA) has cautioned that plane passengers arriving in the UK could see waiting times double after Brexit, as Border Force struggles to meet official waiting time targets.
17 - Jan - 2017
The British Airline Pilots’ Association (BALPA) has raised concern over the rising number of close calls involving commercial aircraft and drones. 2016 saw 69 incidents reported, more than double 2015’s 29, while 2013 had none.
16 - Jan - 2017
Ryanair insists it will still shift expansion plans away from Britain this year, despite announcing a new deal with Stansted Airport, their largest European base. The airline on Thursday confirmed it had struck a deal with Manchester Airports Group,
13 - Jan - 2017
The airport now plans to introduce new flights to Munich, Bergen, Lisbon, Valencia, Palanga in Lithuania and Zadar in Croatia in the next 12 months.
12 - Jan - 2017
The Department for Transport is planning a £300m facelift for Southern and Thameslink railway networks. The emergency funding will be used on works to help reduce delays through improvement of infrastructure on the rail networks.
10 - Jan - 2017
Starting next summer, travellers could spend less than £60 to fly to New York from the UK. Budget airline Norwegian Airlines is introducing new low-cost fares on its new Edinburgh-New York Route. Having cut the prices by more than 50 per cent, the o
6 - Jan - 2017
Inspectors from the rail safety watchdog, Office of Rail and Road (ORR) have declared driver-only operated (DOO) trains safe. They joined the drivers on Southern trains on Thursday to check the safety concerns raised by Aslef, the train drivers’ uni
6 - Jan - 2017
Flight disruptions are imminent next week as British Airways cabin crew rejected a deal to end the ongoing dispute over poor pay. According to Unite, the union representing the striking workers, members overwhelmingly voted against the offer by 7 to
4 - Jan - 2017
London Mayor, Sadiq Khan has scrapped the “Boris buses” which were introduced in 2012 by his predecessor Boris Johnson. The new generation double-decker Routemasters were touted as a major step towards cutting emissions but each cost £350,000,
4 - Jan - 2017
If recently released figures are anything to go by, Gatwick Airport’s growth has exceeded industry predictions. The airport announced an increase in frequency of two routes which is expected to spur more connectivity to Asia and Africa.
22 - Dec - 2016
London Stansted Airport, UK’s busiest single-terminal airport, earlier this week announced a £130 million revamp to set up a new arrivals building
21 - Dec - 2016
Although the UK’s Department for Transport (DfT) is yet to release an official statement regarding the matter, The Guardian reports that Lord Ahmad, the transport minister said the meeting would “consider safe drive modes,
20 - Dec - 2016
Heathrow expects a 3 per cent increase from last year’s amount, setting a new record for air cargo at the airport, in December.
15 - Dec - 2016
The airline will fly from Heathrow Airport to Perth using the new Boeing787-9 Dreamliners. It will be the shortest and fastest version of the “Kangaroo Route” which was launched 1947 and took four days with nine stops.
6 - Dec - 2016
56 near-miss incidents have been recorded so far in 2016 compared to 29 in 2015. The update is hoped to raise awareness and to help people fly drones safely and responsibly.
30 - Nov - 2016
Willie Walsh, EasyJet’s Carolyn McCall and Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary have said that APD is hindering Britain’s economic growth, business as well as tourism at a time when the country needs to strengthen global business ties post-Brexit.
26 - Nov - 2016
The incident occurred when the aircraft was being de-iced before taking off on a flight to Amsterdam, having been delayed for two hours already.
25 - Nov - 2016
Ranking was based on punctuality, quality and speed of dealing with compensation claims. British Airways was second, while FlyBe and Jet2.com were third and fourth consecutively.
24 - Nov - 2016
Starting January 2017 to 2020, fares across the Transport for London network will be frozen.
18 - Nov - 2016
The airport marked this great achievement by surprising two holidaymakers with free tickets to San Francisco
17 - Nov - 2016
His election spells out uncertainty for the United States and Europe as well, owing to the controversial stances he took while on his campaign trail
16 - Nov - 2016
The union had asked its members if they wanted to go on strike over driver-only trains.
15 - Nov - 2016
With the proposed arrangement, its Gatwick-based Boeing 777 aircraft could have an extra 52 seats, a 20% increase 280. Currently, each row has nine seats.
14 - Nov - 2016
Beating 106 local authority areas, Nottingham received the highest overall public satisfaction score nationally, just as in 2010 and 2014.
1 - Nov - 2016
The foundation reports that black cabs have “priced themselves out” of the night-time market owing to their “prohibitive” post-10pm premium.
31 - Oct - 2016
The tickets are 99 EUR each for all ages. For those of you who like to travel and don’t mind bus travel, this is the way to go as far as your savings and destinations
26 - Oct - 2016
This past year, all of that has changed. EasyJet has had to adjust their expected profits for the upcoming fiscal year by as much as 35%
25 - Oct - 2016
You can use the 2-click method to pay for your items on an iPad or your iPhone. If you’re paying through your mac it will redirect you to complete your transaction with the iPhone app.
20 - Oct - 2016
DEO, Michael O’Leary says he has seen the way the pre-planned vacation trip has started to wane. In the past, the only way to get a cheap flight and reasonable accommodation were to book through an agency.
18 - Oct - 2016
They have increased the load per trip as well as number of customers. The load factor was up 90 percent, with an increase of passengers of 50 percent for their long haul routes
16 - Oct - 2016
This is something that many people will agree is well overdue. The service is expected to begin 26th, October.
12 - Oct - 2016
They will be allowed to more than double the number of flights from UK airports, going from 80 to over 200 flights per week.
10 - Oct - 2016
Qatar and British Airways, both under parent company, (IAG International Airline Group) are pretty much legacy airline under their own power.
5 - Oct - 2016
For some older passengers or those with some disability this can result in a rush to the gate which they my not be physically comfortable with, or a request for assistance which at that time might be too late.
3 - Oct - 2016
The lines are said to reduce time in the line up to 15%.
1 - Oct - 2016
Emergency staff was called and eventually the woman was freed. Many Londoners will recall the incident as it is a vivid reminder to always mind the gap.
30 - Sep - 2016
Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan is preparing a government takeover of Southern, Southeastern, and Southwest rail systems.
29 - Sep - 2016
The program will allow them to apply to go through Customs and Border Control through a fast track lane that can cut processing times down by 70%.
28 - Sep - 2016
Delta has said this should increase the ease of change in flights, or alternative plans for those Delta customers that might experience a problem
24 - Sep - 2016
Announcements like this are beginning to become a regular occurrence, especially among smaller airlines
23 - Sep - 2016
Since their expansion in 2013, they have flown over 3 million passengers, globally.
22 - Sep - 2016
The buses are to have USB ports in the 12 rear seats of the bus. That part is just one of the perks of electric buses, and it is not the only reason these busses are being introduced.
19 - Sep - 2016
Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary said: “Maybe next year, we won’t allow you to make a booking online unless you join up for our myRyanair programme.”
16 - Sep - 2016
The cities include London, Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester, Liverpool, and Bristol. The data used is for those passengers using annual rail season tickets five days a week
13 - Sep - 2016
TFL had stated their annual income was 11.5bn but on the actual report it was only 10.4bn. These numbers are expected to continue to decline for a number of reasons.
9 - Sep - 2016
The airline has cited an unstable climate after the Brexit vote and would prefer instead to focus on their New York to Paris route for the time being.
8 - Sep - 2016
This is in support of the “Total Eclipse of the S*n “campaign which seeks to kick out the newspaper from the city, following the outcome of the Hillsborough inquiry earlier in the year.
5 - Sep - 2016
They have recently added Cathay Pacific to their long haul line up, with four weekly departures to Hong Kong, with connections to other destinations on the mainland.
1 - Sep - 2016
The steam train will cover stops from Wembley Park to Amersham, I trip daily, and return trips from Amersham to Harrow on the Hill via diesel and back to Amersham via steam, with another one way via diesel from Amersham to Harrow on the Hill
31 - Aug - 2016
There is the possible addition of a third runway at Heathrow for 17.6bn, a second runway at Gatwick for 7.1bn, and last, extending Heathrow’s northern runway for 13.4bn.
30 - Aug - 2016
With the overwhelming success of the initial services, with the Victoria line and the Central line, TFL has ok’d going forward with making all of the underground lines available at the weekend for 24 hours by the end of the year.
29 - Aug - 2016
Expedia is investing in a futuristic technology that allows customers to view places before they make travel plans. Thomas Cook used the technology and the Google cardboard headsets in their retail stores
27 - Aug - 2016
The first is that the passenger and driver are not paired so it will depend on whether or not there is a driver available. In a minicab, the driver will wait for the passenger for an additional fee.
5 - Aug - 2016
Always have a clear toiletry bag prepared with your go-to travel sized products
4 - Aug - 2016
New Aviation Minister Lord Ahmad has announced this with the reassurance that he didn’t intend to “kill merriment” but rather seeks to regulate the times passengers could buy alcohol and tighten the rules barring unruly travelers from boarding an air
3 - Aug - 2016
Due to the nature of the offense, the EU has stepped in and will be bringing the dispute to arbitration. After the provisional approval, all parties had three weeks to file an objection.
18 - Jul - 2016
According to data, European resorts are reducing prices in order to keep their British customers coming.
28 - Jun - 2016
With all of the current turmoil of the referendum outcome and air traffic control strikes, what you can do to minimize some of your travel stress?
16 - Jun - 2016
The discussions are focused around who takes care of passengers on certain legs of the journey as well as whom to contact in case something happens or for questions, etc.
6 - Jun - 2016
The iconic landmark is due for some much-needed repair. Despite the fact that about 21,000 vehicles use the bridge daily, City of London Corporation has said it is very necessary to do so.
2 - Jun - 2016
The CEO has stated, in response to the rumours, that there won’t be a strong focus on removing free catering from BA’s short haul flights because it is not what consumers focus on.
31 - May - 2016
In the past, Ryanair was known to be customer unfriendly and you knew what you were in for if you flew with them.
21 - May - 2016
The app which is a revamped version of the company’s Google Wallet which used near-field communications (NFC) to send payment information from an Android phone to a contactless terminal
18 - May - 2016
Michael O’Leary has been very vocal about his program “Always Getting Better” and despite low expectations they have been improving. Customers are happier to fly with Ryanair
16 - May - 2016
British Airways just launched nonstop service from San Jose to London in response to the growing tech industry in London and the need for business and leisure travelers to get to London from the Silicon Valley
9 - May - 2016
With the recent addition of Norwegian air’s long haul flights, the airport is becoming a major hub in the UK’s London aviation market. The airport is also in tight competition with Heathrow for a third runway.
3 - May - 2016
The app called Rate My Flight is to serve as a means to gripe and vent for RyanAir passengers.
2 - May - 2016
The pods that look like small train carriages will be used in trials of driverless cars in Greenwich as part of the Gateway project by TRL. (Transit Research Laboratory)
27 - Apr - 2016
You probably have seen this ad ran by a pro third Runway at Heathrow group. Well, the ad has been banned following complaints that the claim that they had majority local support was quite misleading.
26 - Apr - 2016
He believes if they do withdraw, it will affect potential business, and make Britain less attractive to other countries that would like to do business with them.
22 - Apr - 2016
The automated rail link running 24 hours a day is expected to make journeys between the airport and Central London much faster compared to the current options available.
21 - Apr - 2016
It appears EasyJet is beginning to lose the battle of the skies over cheap airlines with Ryanair edging the carrier out with percentage of full capacity and increased sales.
19 - Apr - 2016
According to British Airways spokesman, the aircraft landed safely despite the incidence, after which it was fully examined and cleared for the next flight.
18 - Apr - 2016
The idea is to have most of their processing done before departure so they can clear through customs the same as domestic citizens and reduce the time it takes them to go through.
13 - Apr - 2016
Branson’s original purpose in creating Virgin America was to create an airline Americans loved, and he succeeded. With the sales of the airline at $57 a share.
12 - Apr - 2016
Everyone knows the French to be a people of culture, refinement and romance. Depending upon whom you ask, they also have some of the world’s best cuisine. One of the more negative aspects of their culture is the prolific amount of strikes they have.
9 - Apr - 2016
With the open skies policy over Europe and the proliferation of flights, and the continuing dropping of prices has made budget airlines the new way to travel, and today, more people than ever are traveling.
6 - Apr - 2016
Since London City airport’s recent acquisition, they have been very busy with updates.
5 - Apr - 2016
After announcing that 24-hour tube service would be a possibility, the program was beset with delays and problems. There were union issues, as well as disagreements over salaries, several strikes from the drivers.
4 - Apr - 2016
Now that most Brits have returned to the UK after the Easter Holiday, it’s time to turn our heads back to the ongoing saga that is whether or not there will be a third runway at Heathrow.
1 - Apr - 2016
In the world of cheap ticket airfares, Ryanair and Easyjet are easily the two most common mentioned names. But they don’t have a market on long haul trips
31 - Mar - 2016
Londoners are accustomed to delays on the tube, often for the usual reasons, signal problems, something on the tracks, medical emergencies, strikes, etc. Who can forget the time the trains were delayed because of sunlight?! Not weird enough?
29 - Mar - 2016
Britons traveled in droves this Easter weekend and the only things of note were the increased police presence at London’s airports as well as some of the major train stations, and international hubs in and out of the country.
28 - Mar - 2016
For many in business and leadership positions, there seems to be a consensus that it would be bad for Britain, with negative effects on the economy with a weaker pound, and it could jeopardise travel between the UK and EU.
27 - Mar - 2016
Stansted Airport, one of London’s most popular smaller airports recently marked the 25’th anniversary of their£400 million terminal. It was during this occasion that outgoing managing Director; Andrew Harrison made known of the milestones achieved
26 - Mar - 2016
Ryan Air is set to add 40 additional routes which will see the airport reap more benefits and a huge surge in growth is expected as a result.
25 - Mar - 2016
Their monthly growth is at 10% or more and they are on track to reach the 106 million passengers mark this year, up 6% from the same time last year.
24 - Mar - 2016
According to the independent poll by yougov.com, Gatwick is preferred over Heathrow mainly because of environmental concerns.
23 - Mar - 2016
Since the program started January 11th, nearly 180,000 customers have passed through the new electronic gates.
22 - Mar - 2016
2.5 million just this past December and over 40 million for the year. These numbers only underline Gatwick’s bid for another runway at the airport.
21 - Mar - 2016
With the delays, crowds and often being generally uncomfortable it can be really tough. Then think of the pluses, the tube has the best safety record in the world
18 - Mar - 2016
A court case last week saw two taxi drivers in Southampton fined for picking up passengers. What’s wrong with that, I hear you ask.
17 - Mar - 2016
Merriment is worldwide but there’s more St Patrick than the abandonment of joy with a glass of Guinness in one hand and a green wig atop the head while dancing a jig in the street.
14 - Mar - 2016
British airlines are facing legal action by former and serving cabin crew who claim they have been poisoned by contaminated air in the cabin
13 - Mar - 2016
British Airways are set to be one of the first UK companies to use ‘Apple Pay’, an innovative new technology from Apple which aims to transform mobile payments for its users.
12 - Mar - 2016
The passenger is question was Dale Johnson and he and his partner Gemma Riley were given a pair of return flight tickets to fly to a destination of their choice on the Easy Jet network.
11 - Mar - 2016
As long as you know who to avoid, or at least be prepared for it, then you can hope to keep the excitement for your summer holiday break. Here they are below.
10 - Mar - 2016
despite fare drops of about 1% after the attacks last year, in Paris and Brussels. In addition, for the first three months of 2016, Ryanair is reducing passenger fares by about 6%.
9 - Mar - 2016
Their report showed a 14% increase in travel in Eastern Europe in February from this time last year. Most of them were between Poland and the UK.
6 - Mar - 2016
The EU currently has this set up especially to protect consumers from click through fraud.
4 - Mar - 2016
According to recent EasyJet reports the real concern would be the political uncertainty that would create an environment in which prices would be likely to increase, but it’s not based solely on Britain’s exit from the European union.
3 - Mar - 2016
The thought of an exit from the EU has many of those in the travel industry very concerned. Here are a few insights that may help UK citizens decide which way to vote.
2 - Mar - 2016
NASA has recently received funding to help them continue work on a newly designed Concorde type airplane that can fly at supersonic speed. The original Concorde could fly from New York to London in about three and a half hours, but the costs to..
1 - Mar - 2016
As more low cost airlines start up and increase competition in this arena, two of the big names in low cost airlines are, for the first time, beginning to show a slowdown in profit as well as slowed growth.
28 - Feb - 2016
On the Beach founder Simon Cooper says no amount of discount will improve Turkey’s image.
27 - Feb - 2016
Part of the reason for the focus on the US and Asia, is the established and stable economies and that these are very affluent countries.
26 - Feb - 2016
Many are concerned because it allows for the open skies policy throughout Europe but if its ended, it could mean a decrease in tourism for the UK
25 - Feb - 2016
The beloved airline has been rewarded for their recent dedication to improving customer service, which was already stellar, and improving themselves and reminding the British why they are one of the most favoured UK brands.
23 - Feb - 2016
With the current ban on UK flights to Egypt and popular places like Tunisia closed, the demand for trips to other places such as Spain and Portugal have increased.
20 - Feb - 2016
Customers feel this is unacceptable since as far as winter conditions go; a little frost is not unusual for this time of year.
19 - Feb - 2016
Unlike the previously scheduled tube strikes, there may be one for drivers of the Piccadilly Line. They are quoted, as saying there is a “campaign of bullying, harassment, and intimidation” with management over rows about safety issues on the line.
18 - Feb - 2016
The app is more comprehensive than their current iPhone app and it allows customers to download their boarding passes with scanable barcodes allowing customers to check in at the gate without having to print them out.
17 - Feb - 2016
This has been and continues to be an ongoing problem and it seems to be on the rise.
15 - Feb - 2016
Gatwick Airport is going ahead with its plans to prepare for a second runway in case they are awarded the government backing that Heathrow seems to have trouble getting.
13 - Feb - 2016
Black cabs in London have staged a protest against Uber in central London. Parking their cabs on the roads between Downing Street and Transport for London Headquarters on Victoria Street in central London;
11 - Feb - 2016
Google is in early talks about testing their driverless cars on London’s city streets. So far they have only tested in Mountain View, California and Austin, Texas. To test the cars in London would be a definite step up, as it would test how the cars
10 - Feb - 2016
The night tube was set to begin running at the weekends last September but because of pay disputes with the unions, they were unable to commence.
9 - Feb - 2016
Glasgow airport has been ranked as one of the fastest growing airports in Europe last year. Carrying between 5 and 10 million passengers per year, it is ranked fifth in its Group three category
5 - Feb - 2016
London City Airport was put up for sale last August for 2bn and it has attracted a few buyers. There has been no word of negotiations or offers, but British Airways has been critical of the price tag for the airport.
4 - Feb - 2016
New York’s JFK airport recently announced they would be using facial recognition technology to screen returning citizens as well as those whose visas are waived.
3 - Feb - 2016
Thinking of flying off with your family to a quick inexpensive half term holiday? If you haven’t planned it in advance, it might be too dear to take them anywhere.
2 - Feb - 2016
Terravision, an Airport transfer company has recently lost their right to access at Stansted airport. They lost their privileges over a dispute about tender processes.
1 - Feb - 2016
Yes, we've all been there; squeezing, squashing and pummelling our travel suitcases just to get the zip done up! And that’s on the outward journey; it’s even worse on the homeward journey having bought all sorts of souvenirs.
30 - Jan - 2016
Swiss Airlines plan to introduce in flight Wi-Fi and mobile phone roaming over the next year. It will be based on a trial period to see how many customers use it and whether or not it is worth continued investment.
29 - Jan - 2016
Looking at the latest incident numbers for London tube accidents, it has been noted that there has been an increase of 432% since 2003. That was up from 56 per year. The accidents in question are called PTI.
28 - Jan - 2016
When all of the low cost airlines took to the air, it wasn't clear whether or not they knew how much they would revolutionize the industry.
27 - Jan - 2016
Luton airport recently held a ceremony to announce the changes already underway to improve the airport. They will be revamping themselves to allow a capacity of 12.6 million passengers per year to 18 million per year.
22 - Jan - 2016
Wizz Air believes they will catch up with their direct competitor Ryanair over the next year or so. With increased operating costs, such as their investment in customer service and flights to more premium airports.
21 - Jan - 2016
It seems almost daily there is another discussion or a reference to or about adding another runway to Heathrow. The decision continues to be delayed and beleaguered and talked around.
21 - Jan - 2016
It was a decision the nation was expecting to hear last year; indeed, the two biggest airports in the UK had been actively campaigning for this decision, but it never came. Of course, we’re talking about runway expansion at either Gatwick of Heathr
15 - Jan - 2016
With the steady increase of passengers flying into and out of Stansted, they are looking to establish more long haul flights from the airport. With the increase in passenger traffic and a higher percentage of seats on all flights filled, they are...
14 - Jan - 2016
With its redesign and the addition of more short-haul routes and its presence at more UK airports, Ryanair is fast becoming the go-to airline. With its affordable flights, and on time record, the airline is popular amongst travelers that don’t mind..
30 - Dec - 2015
The Government’s decision to delay until next summer whether or not to add a third runway to Heathrow Airport has added more fuel to the fire about what to do in the meantime.
29 - Dec - 2015
London City Airport has been put up for sale by Global Infrastructure Partners. They have already gone though the first round of offers for the airport and now they have announced they will be accepting bids for the second round in February.
27 - Dec - 2015
Studies have shown that flights are more likely to be delayed in December, often by three hours or more. It is suggested you be prepared for this and plan accordingly. No one wants to spend any part of his or her holiday in an airport lounge. But
23 - Dec - 2015
Heathrow Chairman Sir Nigel Rudd will be stepping down from his role in September, 2016. Mr. Nigel said; “I’m really proud to have played a role in re-establishing Heathrow as a national asset for the UK. I’ve seen first-hand just how much of an ec
21 - Dec - 2015
There was a recent story about a drone nearly hitting to airplanes as they were attempting to land at Southampton Airport recently. One was three miles away and the other was about a wingspan, resulting in a near accident when they became aware of..
18 - Dec - 2015
Gatwick and Heathrow are expected to exercise massive delays this Christmas as they will be stopping the Gatwick Express Trains for ten days at the end of the year as part of a “large program of engineering in the Thames Valley needed for the launch
17 - Dec - 2015
A northern Oyster Card is being planned to integrate travel across Manchester. It is currently slated for use on buses and trains, but Ben O’Toole; managing director at Manchester Airport says it’s possible for the card to include planes as well..
16 - Dec - 2015
With the recent starts and stops with Heathrow Airport, the UK’s Edinburgh Airport would like to compete for the overflow that is part of the request for a new runway at Heathrow. Edinburgh’s Chief Executive, Gordon Dewar suggested that Scottish..
15 - Dec - 2015
London City Airport has recently been awarded the RAF Northolt’s Premier Passenger Service for the next five years, commencing on 1, January 2016. The service will continue the services currently offered at the airport as LCY has direct access to...
13 - Dec - 2015
Some are of the opinion that the UK should invest in both Gatwick and Heathrow. This follows on the heels of the news that Dubai has beat out Heathrow for the highest number of passengers this year. And Dubai still has plans for expansion.
11 - Dec - 2015
In a recent survey, Heathrow was voted London’s most tardy airport. The data is from October 2015 and Stratosjet.com provided the information. There are a number of contributing factors, such as weather, flight cancellations, maintenance, security
10 - Dec - 2015
British Airways has brought a new plane to London City Airport, and its arrival heralds about 30 new jobs. The Embraer 190 Aircraft is set to increase flights ahead of next summer’s busy season.
9 - Dec - 2015
If you are a Londoner on an average morning commute you may have noticed how crowded the platforms are at the tube stations. The Rail, Maritime, and Transport Union are concerned that because of the crowding on the platform, the drivers cannot see i
8 - Dec - 2015
The workers for Docklands Light Railway (DLR) are planning a series of strikes in the New Year over their pay and conditions with line operator, Keolis Amey. The first in the series is set to begin in January 2016. The workers are unhappy with...
7 - Dec - 2015
Stansted is the third largest airport in London, which was acquired by Manchester Airport Group from Heathrow airport, has recently seen huge growth. They have shown an increase of 5 million passengers annually, which is an 11 percent increase over
6 - Dec - 2015
Tottenhem Court Road Station is set to reopen after what seemed to be an endless renovation and the consensus is that it is just in time. As the holidays approach and more people are out and about, the brand new Tottenhem Court Underground Station
4 - Dec - 2015
You may have heard recently about the projected expansion at Heathrow airport. The airport has proposed to have a third runway built. Airport commissions have backed the proposed expansion but environmental pollution concerns have been raised.
3 - Dec - 2015
Thomas Cook has announced they will be flying direct to Cape Town from Gatwick Airport starting December 15, 2015 through March 20, 2017. The airline will operate their refurbished A330 fleet to run the route from Gatwick to South Africa’s popular d
2 - Dec - 2015
A report presented to the Lydd consultative committee indicated that the expansion plans for the airport will begin on 2016 as scheduled. The assessment report of the airport’s development was presented to the committee on Thursday November 26th.
1 - Dec - 2015
Ryanair has announced an increase of flights from Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) on their summer schedule for 2016. The airline is currently celebrating 10 years in operation at Liverpool. Records indicate that the airline has carried..
30 - Nov - 2015
As Black Friday and Cyber Monday hit the UK shores, Christmas shopping for many people starts now! As our wallets get ready for a big hit and we start to hunt out those fantastic bargains, we also take on board that there are only four...
25 - Nov - 2015
Gatwick Airport are living up to the promise they made regarding compensation for those households situated near the airport and affected by aircraft noise.
24 - Nov - 2015
As the Airport Commission prepares its final recommendation on Heathrow and Gatwick’s expansion there has been a chorus of disapproval against Heathrow from Government leaders.
23 - Nov - 2015
This weekend will see the first frost of winter as forecasters are predicting temperatures as low as -2 and -3 across many parts of the country, and even snow flurries in some places! But this type of weather also brings with it a heightened risk..
2 - Jul - 2015
Heathrow Airport has put into place a new technology that could eventually become common place due to its usefulness. Over 100,000 passengers arrive at the airport every day and they will now find an easier way to continue their journey.
1 - Jul - 2015
Flight users often have to endure interruptions to their journeys because of problem passengers, but recently the situation was more than little nuts!
23 - Jun - 2015
As London airports come under fire by protestant concerned over the environmental dangers their proposed expansions will bring, NATS has published record breaking results on their work reducing CO2 emissions and noise pollution.
9 - Jun - 2015
The Airport Commission consultation report on air quality is due to be completed very soon, and within that there will be a recommendation to the government on the most suitable airport for expansion, Heathrow or Gatwick.
8 - Jun - 2015
Those looking to travel abroad this summer may be interested in new research undertaken by the website ‘flightright.co.uk’ which specializes in helping people receive compensation from airports should their flight have been delayed or cancelled.
1 - Jun - 2015
Despite not being granted planning permission, London City Airport is expanding its Western Pier. As the project is under ‘permitted development’, the Airport claims it does not need planning permission from the City Development Airport Programme.
27 - May - 2015
EasyJet has launched a new app for Android and iPhone users to download. The ‘Mobile Host’ app is designed to make it simpler for passengers to manage the airport process and should make for a hassle free experience. The app can be downloaded for
25 - May - 2015
Luton Airport is the 4th biggest airport in Europe providing private business flights. Geneva, Paris and Nice are the other three airports that have a large number of private jet traffic, often catering for those with money we can only dream of.
19 - May - 2015
Year 9 pupils from Mountfitchet’s Forest Hall School recently visited Stansted Airport and had a preview of the airport’s new education centre, the Aerozone, which is due to open to further school groups in June.
15 - May - 2015
It can be very frustrating when we arrive at an airport and discover that our flight has been delayed or cancelled. Recently the Civil Aviation Authority released figures highlighting the punctuality and delay rate of 10 of the UK’s busiest airport
13 - May - 2015
Travel by aeroplane can be a wonderful thing. Improved airports and aeroplane technologies can make for an enjoyable experience for any of us travelling the skies. Generally airport and aeroplane staff workers are polite, cheerful, and happy to hel
11 - May - 2015
The Gatwick Express between London and Gatwick Airport is renowned . It currently runs every 15 minutes with a journey time of just 30 minutes and offers a very dependable service for its passengers. Plans are to provide faster service.
7 - May - 2015
The Chief Executive of Heathrow Airport, John Holland Kaye, has suggested the possibility of a third runway at the Airport. For this to happen, early morning services may need to be stopped as a condition for the runway to be built. This will certa
5 - May - 2015
Edinburg is set to sell parts of the airport this week when snowploughs, fire tenders as well as security scanners go under hammer. The equipment to be auctioned includes some of the used cars that patrol the perimeter of the airport.
4 - May - 2015
Hacking is one of the most serious cybercrime issues that has caused heavy losses to companies that heavily depend on online transactions. Online transactions have been regarded as one of the most efficient ways of moving money.
4 - May - 2015
A British Airways engineer who was kicked out of office for improper installation of parts into the plane has been awarded at least £25,000. This comes after he won a case against the British airways for constructive dismissal.
4 - May - 2015
Norwegian has announced its new services between Oslo and Puerto Rico’s San Juan in the Caribbean. These services which will be operated using the Norwegian Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner are said to run once per week and will commence on November 1.
21 - Apr - 2015
Gatwick has recorded an 8% increase in passenger numbers. This has emboldened its resolution to emerge ahead of Heathrow airport in the bid for a new runway. The growth momentum shows that airport could reach capacity well beyond official forecasts.
20 - Apr - 2015
Members of London first have overwhelmingly supported Heathrow’s bid for expansion. 59 per cent questioned said they wanted to see Heathrow have three runways compared to just 25 per cent who were for Gatwick.
13 - Apr - 2015
According to a report from Birmingham Airport, 2014 was recorded as the busiest year ever. The airport handled over nine million passengers for the twelve months. This translates to a 6.5% increase compared to the previous year 2013.
13 - Apr - 2015
A report indicated that a new runway is necessary in London area to serve UK’s regions. The regional and business airports told the MPs that the landing and take-off slots need to be reserved at correct time and cheaper prices.
7 - Apr - 2015
Qatar airways has been voted the world’s best business class airline in the Skytrax 2014 world airline awards. Qatar airways premium lounge at Heathrow airport has meticulous attention given to it.
3 - Apr - 2015
London city mayor Boris Johnson has dimmed any hope on any expected expansion at the London city airport. While declining permission the mayor alluded to the fact that the said expansion would affect thousands of people through increased noise and a
30 - Mar - 2015
Major airlines across the world have begun changing their safety policies in response to the French Alps crash.These airlines are moving with haste to implement a directive requiring the cockpit to have two people at any one time.
26 - Mar - 2015
This week Gatwick revealed their new expansion designs by architect, Sir Terry Farrell, which deliver better flexibility and allows the airport to be far more responsive to the ever-changing needs of airlines and their passengers. It is said that
23 - Mar - 2015
A survey commissioned by Heathrow airport has pointed to Heathrow’s expansion as the best move to secure more jobs for the region and to have better GDP gains. This report comes as the consultation by the airports commision comes to a close debate.
23 - Mar - 2015
Manchester airport, the largest British owned airport group has a special place in UK transport sector. Once the airport has increased its flight numbers, more passengers’ would trickle in which in turn would only mean more revenue and more jobs.
20 - Mar - 2015
So, the public consultation into which airport gets to expand has finally come to an end and as Sir Howard Davies and the other members of the Airports Commission close their doors to deliberate on their decision, campaigners for and against either
18 - Mar - 2015
Gatwick airport has undertaken to cap landing charges inclusive of inflation at £15 for the next 30 years if they are awarded the go ahead to build another railway. Gatwick CEO gave this undertaking to the airports commission in the continued
16 - Mar - 2015
Airports in Scotland had a year of mixed fortunes with most airports recording an increase in passenger numbers and revenues while others had a slight decline.Glasgow airport for instance had its busiest month of February for the past eight years.
14 - Mar - 2015
Conservationists from Gatwick have come together and organized a march in conjunction with Heathrow in a No new runways march. The conservationists are wary of the adverse effects that the new runway in Gatwick airport will have on the environment.
12 - Mar - 2015
Heathrow airport has released an insightful report on reasons as to why it should receive the nod for expansion. It says, UK has been for the better part of the post-war era been one of the most connected countries, Heathrow playing a major part in
9 - Mar - 2015
British airways the world’s largest airline paid approximately £1 million to make details of a spying operation disappear. The spying operation involved unauthorized access to staff email, and phone records during a labor dispute.
7 - Mar - 2015
Ryanair UKs largest low-cost airline is looking forward to being the largest airline operating from Bristol airport. The airline is seeking to shake off its budget airline image and has strategically chosen Bristol airport to launch its expansion.
7 - Mar - 2015
A public spending watchdog has warned that the cost of bailing out troubled Prestwick airport is set to rise astronomically. It goes ahead to say, inflated figures of passenger estimates were used to show cause for the buyout.
5 - Mar - 2015
Heathrow airport’s C.E.O, the largest airport in the UK, has recognised MPs business leaders and fellow airport chiefs from the North east for their role in championing for a third runway at Heathrow. While speaking at an event of the North east cha
2 - Mar - 2015
As Heathrow Airport tells Sir Howard Davies and his Commission that they need to change their assessment to ‘neutral’ on the impact a third runway at the airport would have on the local community.
2 - Mar - 2015
These two local councils have set the record straight over their decision to neither endorse nor oppose expansion at Gatwick airport. The expansion decision is currently being deliberated upon by the officials of the airports commission.
26 - Feb - 2015
Heathrow airport has announced a 1.3% increase of passengers in January 2015 as compared to the same period last year. This report presents mixed fortunes for the airport whose main lobbying point was that it was 98% full and growth was not
23 - Feb - 2015
Sir Roy McNulty, Chairman at Gatwick airport, has warned of public backlash if the government goes ahead with endorsing the construction of an additional runway at Heathrow airport. The Gatwick airport boss is playing the political card. He said
20 - Feb - 2015
Large multinational co-operations usually have laid down plans to connect their offices and staff. Google has buses, Goldmansachs has ferries and now, AstraZeneca plans to go a notch higher and introduce scheduled flights between its offices in Camb
17 - Feb - 2015
Thousands of passengers who had their flights delayed due to technical problems last year will have to wait longer to receive their compensation. The holiday makers’ compensation is running into more than £50 million. A coalition of airlines includ
16 - Feb - 2015
London airport has announced an ambitious tendering programme covering 7 units and 7027 Sq.meters of beverage and retail space. The programme is a part of a promising £100 million airport development. The commercial director said that this was their
12 - Feb - 2015
National air traffic services have invented a method that is being touted to cut flight delays all over the world. The British air traffic controllers say that by spacing out landing aircraft by time rather than by distance, it’s possible to reduce
9 - Feb - 2015
Stansted airport is planning an £8million upgrade of its departures area as part of a larger £260 million expenditure programme. The programme includes a refit of the main terminal building which reflects the will to bring more passengers and additi
30 - Jan - 2015
Easyjet airlines which is the biggest budget airline in the UK and also the biggest airline at Liverpool, Gatwick airport and Stansted Airport by passenger numbers, has reported a 3.6% jump in total revenue to £931 million.Seat occupancy rose to 16
27 - Jan - 2015
The county council’s vote that rejected the proposal for a second runway at Gatwick has been welcomed by two Sussex MPs. Arundel and South Downs MP Herbert Nick and Sir Nicholas Soames, Mid Sussex MP, explained to the West Sussex county councillors
19 - Jan - 2015
As Gatwick tops a new poll as the Londoners favourite option for expansion, for many rail passengers in London travel chaos goes on as London Bridge continues with its redevelopment programme. And if you were thinking of taking the bus instead, tha
16 - Jan - 2015
This week saw the UK’s two leading airports – Heathrow and Gatwick, both of which are being considered for runway expansion - reporting record passenger numbers in 2014. 73.4 million passed through Heathrow; 38 million through Gatwick, and it’s not
12 - Jan - 2015
According to Highland Council leader, FLYBE did not give its scrapped Inverness to London City flights. In an announcement given by the regional airline, flight services are expected to be suspended by the end of February.
5 - Jan - 2015
A caucus of local MPs from constituencies neighbouring Gatwick of Sussex, Kent and Surrey have expressed concern that the proposed building of a 2nd runway at Gatwick is a disaster in the offing.
5 - Jan - 2015
London Gatwick has done it again! Well, their air traffic controllers have when, on 29th August, they handled a total of 906 movements in a single day, from a single runway.
3 - Jan - 2015
Passengers are increasingly choosing to fly through other international airports. Heathrow airport the traditional transit route of airport for most travellers is no longer an attractive choice, thanks to congestion and lack of new routes.
3 - Jan - 2015
On Christmas Eve last year, 11,000 passengers were stranded at the Gatwick airport, after there as a power failure at the airport. This year Easy jet cabin crew, are on strike on 25th and 26th December.
27 - Dec - 2014
Manchester Airport says it is aiming to double the number of its passengers by 2036. Manchester airport bosses say they are aiming to increase the number of passengers as well as open new routes to China and America.
22 - Dec - 2014
According to a recent headline, Christmas is cancelled!With London Bridge due to be half closed for 16-days, the West Coast mainline shut between Euston and Hemel Hempstead, more lines closed between Stafford and Crewe.
22 - Dec - 2014
Heathrow is planning to go on show at public meetings in the New Year. The meetings will highlight the expansion plans at the airport.
20 - Dec - 2014
A system failure is said to be responsible for the air traffic control chaos that were experienced by airports in London as well as South East England. In their explanation for this occurrence Nats Company said the incident did not compromise safety.
15 - Dec - 2014
The telegraph holds this ranking every year and this year the results have been touted to be the most comprehensive of the surveys they have ever done
11 - Dec - 2014
Gatwick is lobbying town hallsin south London to support their expansion plan. The Bosses at Gatwick are saying that a second runway at Gatwick is much better suited for South London residents more than Heathrow. The west Sussex airport says the exp
10 - Dec - 2014
Heathrow airport London is set to retain the title of world’s busiest airport by passenger numbers. The airport is expecting to record a total of 73.4 million passengers by the end of the year 2014. The airport has recorded 62 million passengers in
2 - Dec - 2014
Heathrow’s expansion bid, pitting it against rivals Gatwick, has received backing from familiar quarters. The bosses of five regional airports have penned an endorsement to the Airports commission in favour of Heathrow having a third runway. The chi
27 - Nov - 2014
Donald Trump who is an American billionaire and T.V personality has thrown his weight behind the push to revive Prestwick airport as it seeks to regain lost ground. Prestwick which had also witnessed the withdrawal of Ryanair is having renewed hope
20 - Nov - 2014
Wingate, the Boss at Gatwick airport has come out strongly to defend the airports position in their expansion bid. Wingate was reacting to suggestions by the Airports commission that the charges on passengers would increase more than 100 percent fro
18 - Nov - 2014
Easy jet, UK’s biggest budget airline is introducing new routes faster than any other budget airline currently. The airline has introduced three new routes from Bristol airport following an agreement of five years made last winter to continue growth
15 - Nov - 2014
Heathrow airport in central London has been both the busiest airport both internationally and in Europe. However, the airport is projected to lose Europe’s busiest title to Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport in ten years’ time following a decreasing growt
11 - Nov - 2014
Richard Branson’s Virgin Atlantic is set to return to profitability this year following a reduction in fuel costs in the year and also its strong partnership with Delta airlines and robust economic times. This will be an incredible thing following t
7 - Nov - 2014
A Thomas Cook passenger jet carrying 237 passengers was forced to return to Gatwick halfway through its flight after the emergency slide used to disembark in times of crisis fell off. The flight TCX1638 had left Gatwick airport at 9AM was forced to
30 - Oct - 2014
The expansion of the aviation industry has taken a new turn after Richard Branson the boss of the Virgin airlines threw his weight behind the expansion at Heathrow. Branson said that any kind of airline expansion will have to include additional
29 - Oct - 2014
lackpool airport situated in the North West of England is shutting down. The airport has joined a list of other airports in the region that are struggling or that have closed down. Blackpool has issued a statement that it will close on the 15th of
24 - Oct - 2014
Heathrow airport on Tuesday cancelled flights as hurricane Gonzalo went ham over Britain. Passengers, in their thousands had their flights cancelled, delayed and others suspended temporarily. British airways whose HUB is at Heathrow cancelled
23 - Oct - 2014
A poll by Reuters has confirmed fears in the aviation industry. More than half of Americans are avoiding international air travel as a result of the Ebola virus spread. This will likely be the next major phenomenon to cause a slowdown in internation
22 - Oct - 2014
Gatwick has been pushing for the award for the expansion of airlines through the building of a second runway. This however, does not guarantee the increase of airlines preferring Gatwick to Heathrow. Global airlines will continue to jostle for space
16 - Oct - 2014
Glasgow airport is experiencing its 20th month on month of growth. Golfers and golfing enthusiasts who are coming for the Ryder cup have partially contributed to this increase in numbers of 783000 this September as compared to 764650 in September of
14 - Oct - 2014
Ebola is the disaster that everyone is talking about currently. Rightly so, this infection once acquired can lead to your early and premature death in less than 48 hours. Having an incubation period of 21 days it sometimes takes an awful long time t
8 - Oct - 2014
We all love a picnic – takes us back to our childhoods! But have you thought about having a picnic at 30,000 feet? A novel idea that’s now a reality at Heathrow; passengers departing on flights can take their ‘on-board picnic’ with them! All 118 res
7 - Oct - 2014
Residents opposed to the new flight trials being piloted by both Heathrow and Gatwick airports have a reason to smile. After a barrage of angry comments, letters and protests, action is finally being taken. Gatwick has announced the postponing
6 - Oct - 2014
Snowbird airlines a Finnish charter airline is starting its flights to London. The first flight will touch down at the Gatwick international airport on the 6th of December. This however, is a reschedule of the original date of the first flight. The
4 - Oct - 2014
It’s been a successful week for campaigners as Heathrow and Gatwick airports announce that the new flight path trials have been put on hold following “serious concerns” by local communities.
3 - Oct - 2014
Travellers using London’s Luton airport now have car hire services conveniently located to them. The new location at prudent place is a stone throw away from the arrivals terminal. A complimentary shuttle by six rent a car will ferry the passengers
2 - Oct - 2014
Facebook, the popular social networking site is proving to be more than just a site to meet and strike up friendships. Delayed passengers have used their common ground and unity of purpose via social media to claim the all too elusive compensation
29 - Sep - 2014
2015 is fast approaching and with it a decision on airport expansion in UK awaits. Heathrow and Gatwick have intensified their efforts to emerge as the benefactors of choice for the expansion. Residents, business community and politicians have not b
27 - Sep - 2014
Next, the largest fashion retailer by sales in the UK is raring to open its biggest ever tax-free store at Stansted airport. The store, which has secured prime space in the transformation of the departure lounge plans to introduce children’s clothi
20 - Sep - 2014
Public discourse in London and the UK may be geared towards the Scotland vote for independence at the moment but the thorny issue of pollution at London’s Heathrow international airport seems to be defying the current political temperatures.
18 - Sep - 2014
Following a recent wave of sanctions by Europe and the US, Moscow is musing over threats to close the Russian airspace. Virgin atlantics boss Richard Branson, says this will end up being detrimental to the Russian aviation more than other long-haul
17 - Sep - 2014
British Airways is taking the training of the pilots of its new fleet of Boeing 787 Dream liners to the skies over Yorkshire. The pilots who are on eight day exercises will fly the Dreamliner to as low as 200 feet over the Leeds Bradford
16 - Sep - 2014
Britain and in particular Heathrow’s position as the leader in the aviation industry worldwide is facing a threat from Dubai’s 2nd airport, the Al maktoum international airport. Dubai has pledged to invest $32bn towards the airport’s construction
8 - Sep - 2014
Stansted Airport has released a report of a plan to double the passenger numbers to 45million a year hoping to generate billions of pounds, improving the economy of the region. According to a public consultation launched in this week, the plans will
4 - Sep - 2014
Many of Nottingham university students intending to fly to Tanzania on Thursday evening converged on Gatwick airport ready for the flight. Their awaited trip to climb Mt Kilimanjaro to raise money for charity was in vain after the company that organ
31 - Aug - 2014
As London Mayor, Boris Johnson, confirms his plans to run for parliament in 2015, submitting an application to stand in a west London constituency, some were amused, others smiled wryly, yet for some the fear started to spread. The reason? Boris J
30 - Aug - 2014
A roadwork programme was started on Tuesday 26th August to widen the A45 – Coventry Road- into Birmingham airport and will run for the next three months. This construction is aimed at reducing congestion and traffic at the airport.
26 - Aug - 2014
Budget Airline Ryanair is expected to fill the flight routes vacated by Monarch airline after it stops its flights form Midlands Airport from next year. Monarch airline is set to quit its flights from the Castle Donington airport by the end of April
25 - Aug - 2014
Gatwick airport has concluded the consultations over the controversial flights through West Kent. In the agreement, it was proposed that the airport would change the flights paths but the campaigners maintained their stand to oppose the plans.
15 - Aug - 2014
Passengers from Glasgow are enjoying the fastest services at the security queues compared to all other airports in the UK. The airport security screening process was rated by the passengers as the highest when compared to other airports. This inclu
9 - Aug - 2014
Anyone who has visited London in recent years can’t help but notice the amount of development and building that’s been taking place, including the revamping and improving of many of London’s underground stations; Crossrail is currently creating an a
4 - Aug - 2014
It’s been an embarrassing week for Gatwick as many local voters slammed their plans for a second runway. Almost two-thirds of respondents to the consultation gave a resounding “no” to all three options the airport submitted. Also revealed was the
1 - Aug - 2014
A car hiring firm at Heathrow Airport has described cyclists as a hazard in its advice for overseas visitors to the UK, saying that they become most indignant when hit. The firm said the cyclists mostly tend to ignore the traffic lights and one-way
30 - Jul - 2014
New scientific research has been said to support claims linking to the death of a British Airways pilot to toxic fumes on the passenger airliners. Information given by scientists’ claim tests conducted on Westgate have provided evidence that he was
28 - Jul - 2014
Luton Airport owners are preparing for a £7bn float which would be Europe’s biggest this year. Spanish state-backed airports operator, Aena Aeropuertos, has appointed five banks to oversee a landmark privatization that is scheduled for the autumn.
27 - Jul - 2014
It’s begun! With many schools breaking up for the summer holidays this week, many families will be packing their bags and heading for their nearest airport to depart on their annual summer holidays. Travel chaos could well be abound as it is
25 - Jul - 2014
EasyJet has provided the first guidance of profit for the full year in its third quarter statement, indicating that it saw a pre-tax profit for 12 months to the end of September ranging between 545 and 570 million pounds. This had factored in the
22 - Jul - 2014
Luton Airport is on the path of transformation! This week, the airport has received final planning consent for their £100 million improvement programme, creating more than 5,000 jobs and helping them on their way to becoming a “leading airport serv
21 - Jul - 2014
Yes, you read right; according to Heathrows new official figures, a new, third runway at the airport would mean that upto 45% fewer people would be affected by aircraft noise, but only by 2040 when the runway reaches its full capacity. The new
18 - Jul - 2014
Despite the French air strike held in June, there has been an increased number of passengers for Ryanair, the largest operator at Stansted, which has seen an increase in the air links. The route from Stansted to Glasgow and Edinburgh is being establ
17 - Jul - 2014
Sustainable Aviation (SA) has launched a Continuous Descent Operations (CDO) campaign. SA, the voluntary coalition of industry partners launched the campaign with the aim of achieving a 5% increase in CDOs across the UK. CDO is a technique used in a
14 - Jul - 2014
London’s buses went cash free this week; it is compulsory for New York’s cabbies to have card machines installed as of 2008; London’s black cabs are way behind the times in this respect, and TfL (Transport for London) seem to agree as they want to l
11 - Jul - 2014
Most London business firms would prefer the expansion of Heathrow. A report released indicates that 54% firms prefer Heathrow expansion against 30% who prefer Gatwick. These findings form part of a survey for the London Chamber of Commerce and
8 - Jul - 2014
Think of taxi cabs in London and you visualise the traditional London hackney carriage; think of taxi cabs in New York and you visualise the yellow Medallions. No two cities have such iconic modes of transport, and many believe that that is where
7 - Jul - 2014
The International Airlines Group (IAG) has signed a new long term distribution deal with Sabre Cooperation, a global technology service provider in global travel and tourism industry. This will incorporate The British Airways Iberia, Iberia Express
4 - Jul - 2014
According to figures recently released by CLIA UK & Ireland in their Economic Contribution Report, the UK retains the Number One spot in Europe’s cruise market with a 27.2% share of passengers in 2013. Last year, the number of British passengers
4 - Jul - 2014
Last night, the government announced that UK airports were stepping up their security measures following a terror warning from the US, potentially causing havoc for passengers over the coming weeks as many start to head overseas for their annual
3 - Jul - 2014
In the business world, being a new boss in a company can be so challenging! That is what the new boss at Heathrow, John Holland-Kaye, was experiencing from the first day into his new job! It happened that a serious computer problem occurred at the a
30 - Jun - 2014
You’ve checked in and got your boarding pass; you sit in the waiting area for what seems like ages to board your plane and while you’re there, you put your boarding pass somewhere safe; you walk around, you get a drink, the kids are running around,
29 - Jun - 2014
Now you’re scratching your heads… how could Scotland benefit from Gatwick building a second runway rather than Heathrow getting a third one? Well, according to a study conducted by Oxford Economics and York Aviation, passengers flying out of Scotla
28 - Jun - 2014
The French air traffic controllers have, after two days, ended the strike which was expected to run till 30th June,this year. This comes after the two major French traffic control unions had a discussion with the government. The strike had caused gr
26 - Jun - 2014
Stansted Airport has announced the ‘Meet the Buyers’ Event to be held on Thursday, October 2.This is an event organised to meet the buyers for business and networking forums. Meet the Buyers event assists the local firms to market their products and
25 - Jun - 2014
housands of passengers in the UK have been greatly affected by a French air traffic strike action. The strike started on Tuesday 24th and will continue upto 30thJune. This has greatly affected the passengers travelling to France and it has left many
24 - Jun - 2014
The Tour de France is coming to London on Monday 7th July, 2014. The arrangements are ongoing at London City Airport and there will be changes on the road networks. Information on these changes in road networks is provided on the website,
21 - Jun - 2014
The Uber battle rages on! As the protest from taxi drivers against the app gathers momentum worldwide, with protests held in London, Lyon, Paris, Madrid, Milan and, of course, the home of Uber – San Francisco – where cabs parked up outside their of
20 - Jun - 2014
Gatwick chief has spoken and said that a second runway would complete the scope of the capital’s rebirth. The chief said this at a high level debate that was hosted by the city’s mayor. David McMillan, Gatwick non executive director also added that
18 - Jun - 2014
The air traffic control service (NATS) put forward a proposal to change the routes of some of the flights that operate from Stansted Airport so as to ease congestion above Heathrow airport. Most of the Stansted departures should be redirected to the
17 - Jun - 2014
Easyjet airline has come out to confirm that it would open a branch at London Heathrow airport if an additional runway is built. This dispelled any rumours flying around that the airline can not set its operations at a london airport considering tha
16 - Jun - 2014
Speaking ahead of visiting London next week, China’s Premiear Li Keqiang brought to attention that insufficient capacity was a hindrance for 3 Chinese carriers who want to increase their slot numbers. This is why China is at the forefront in urging
16 - Jun - 2014
Wednesday the fourth of June was the Official opening of Heathrow’s new Terminal two. The first passengers to use the terminal landed on a United Airline at 5.49 BST. The passengers who were from Chicago were greeted by the airports staff who wer
15 - Jun - 2014
While flying over Austria earlier this month, a total of 13 long-haul flight passenger airplanes caused much confusion and panic as they literally vanished from radars; not just once, but twice! On 5th June and on 12th June, air traffic controllers
12 - Jun - 2014
Central London was brought to a standstill in protest… and all because of a mobile phone app! If you haven’t been keeping up with the news, or should I say app technology, let me briefly explain. There is a mobile phone app called Uber and it is
11 - Jun - 2014
Air Canada has announced that its flight from St. Johns International Airport to London Heathrow airport will start operating all year round. This new schedule will officially begin from October 26, 2014. Over the years, the airline has been offerin
10 - Jun - 2014
As Gatwick and Heathrow go head-to-head, the ‘battle for expansion’ begins in earnest as plans are revealed by both airports… And it looks like it could become the ‘air battle of the 21st century’ judging by letter published in The Daily Telegraph a
5 - Jun - 2014
This week, three of the UK s major airports reported a big rise in passenger numbers, demonstrating that the economy is definitely on the turn and growth is steadily increasing. Gatwick reported a 15.4% increase more than 3 million travellers pa
4 - Jun - 2014
When it comes to international business travellers outside of London, and the south east for that matter, Manchester Airport tops the list; next in line is Heathrow, followed by Birmingham, Edinburgh and Glasgow, with Gatwick in eighth and Stansted
3 - Jun - 2014
Campaigners who are protesting against the construction of a new runway at Gatwick airport have come up with new claims. They say that an additional runway would destroy large tracts of ancient woodland on the site. Gatwick airport in an earlier bid
2 - Jun - 2014
When you walk along the streets of London, how many of us look up at the buildings we’re walking past? Look beyond the skyscrapers, the tower blocks, the modernity of today’s buildings and you may well be surprised at the feats of building genius t
30 - May - 2014
London Heathrow has awarded Balfour Beatty as programme manager and contractor for infrastructure works. The company that is based in the UK will for three years work with Heathrow, in its bid to maintain and upgrade terminal 1, 2 and 4 of the airpo
29 - May - 2014
A watchdog team has established that a well known parking company has been leaving passengers cars in random locations contrary to what they promise. The Company had been under surveillance after numerous claims emerged of their poor service deliver
28 - May - 2014
An agreement for British airways to pass through Asia as it flew to Australia which was operated in partnership with Quantas is set to change after 18 years. Markets have evolved over the years and British airways will be moving to change its Asian
27 - May - 2014
In an annual report published by Heathrow Airport that maps their progress against their goals; set in 2013, there are a number of sustainability goals that were set to promote the airport as a ‘responsible business’, and the report shows that they
26 - May - 2014
We all know the feeling of doom when we’re planning a getaway over the bank holiday; do we leave early, do we leave late? Do we take the kids out of school for one day to beat the traffic? Or do we just put up with the congestion? There is no rig
23 - May - 2014
London Gatwick has installed IBS systems to enhance its efficiency. IBS software is one of the top IT solutions provider created for the aviation industry. The airport has now successfully implemented airport collaborative decision making tools
22 - May - 2014
Private jet booking service has announced London City Airport as one of the best scenic site for landing in the UK. It made into the top 10 best in terms of magnificent scenes by a passengers poll that was carried out this year. Passengers flying in
21 - May - 2014
EPS parking limited, a parking firm that had earlier on insinuated that Gatwick airport had approved of its operations at the Airport has been taken to court and fined. The firm missed the hearing in court at Crawley and was found guilty of breachin
20 - May - 2014
SPIE UK’s building services division are celebrating; they’ve just been awarded the second phase of transforming Stansted Airport’s terminal, including 46 new retail units to be completed over this and the next, final phase. The first phase of the
19 - May - 2014
Ok, so London Heathrow Airport may not be the leading international airport – that honour currently goes to Dubai – but London has gained significant ground in another area, that of technology. This week, it has been reported that London’s claim th
18 - May - 2014
A month ago, a report published by the New Economics Foundation (an independent ‘think tank’) suggested that London City Airport’s days could be numbered, stating that the land it sits on is more valuable that the service the airport provides to pri
17 - May - 2014
British engineers have succeeded in developing a new airport scanner that could make the security check process for passengers far quicker. Currently on trial at 65 airports including Heathrow and Gatwick, Insight100 is capable of analysing liquid
16 - May - 2014
Stansted airport has hired building division of SPIE UK to construct the second terminal transformation project. A project that will lead to the construction of 46 new retail outlet units which will be completed in three phases. The earlier phase of
15 - May - 2014
Heathrow airport has announced that it may have to tunnel a 14- lane stretch of the M25 underneath the new third runway. This latest announcement comes after the airport revised its proposal that had already been sent to the government airport
13 - May - 2014
passenger from Riyadh passing through London Heathrow airport has been diagnosed with a deadly virus. This comes after the first incident of a passenger diagnosed with the deadly virus was reported a week ago. The virus is termed to be like the
12 - May - 2014
On Brighton’s sea front stands one of the city’s finest hotels, the Grand Hotel, and it’s just changed hands again! Formerly owned by De Vere Hotels, who we might add have spent a fortune on refurbishing 201 bedrooms and 11 conference rooms, the h
9 - May - 2014
Following the retirement announcement of Colin Matthews as the CEO of Heathrow airport in June this year, reports indicate that a successor has been found. The owner of the British airport could name John Holland Kaye as the new CEO anytime this wee
8 - May - 2014
If you’re looking for something a bit hot this May, then head to Dalston in London and be prepared to step outside your comfort zone. We are, of course, talking about chillies! The Chilli Chilli Bang Bang festival (yes, the name was inspired by th
7 - May - 2014
Hever castle which is located near Gatwick airport fears that if a second runway is built it would reduce the number of people visiting the castle. This is because the castle has over the years suffered from the noise coming from the airport. An add
6 - May - 2014
A 31 year old man was given a jail sentence at Chelmsford crown court after being found guilty of stealing expensive hire cars from Stansted Airport. Mr Martin Olah was traced by the police after leaked reports of a conspiracy to steal expensive car
3 - May - 2014
Last month, we wrote about Virgin’s pilot scheme in using Google Glass technology to enhance their passenger’s experience. This month we hear that Virgin is leading the way in technology again as the announced that they are piloting Apple’s iBeacon
2 - May - 2014
London Gatwick and Heathrow airport have today confirmed that its business operations are back to normal. This is after border force computers in the UK experienced faults since Wednesday disrupting operations in most major airports and ports.
1 - May - 2014
Management at Gatwick Airport has received another attack on their proposals for a new runway at the airport, this time from members of the Charlwood History Group. Local historians are said to be “appalled” the potential demolishing of historic
30 - Apr - 2014
Millbay Docks in Plymouth could soon be welcoming cruise liners following a feasibility study into the possibility carried out by a consortium that includes the Plymouth Waterfront Partnership Business Improvement District, Plymouth Chamber of..
29 - Apr - 2014
Qatar airways has announced plans to launch an A380 superjumbo at Heathrow airport on June 17th this year. This aircraft will operate between Hamad international airport which is in Doha Qatar and London Heathrow airport. QR003 and QR004 aircrafts
28 - Apr - 2014
The Chief Executive Officer of Heathrow airport during an interview told aviation specialist that it is important to reduce diesel on the M4 before an additional runway is built. Mr. Colin Matthews who is set to retire as Heathrow boss in June this
26 - Apr - 2014
This week, London Heathrow revealed their dazzling, super-modern, expansive new passenger terminal. Dubbed the Queen’s Terminal – who is due to open the new building on 4th June – the chief architect calls it a “cathedral for the 21st century”, and
24 - Apr - 2014
Flybe airline has just signed a five year operations deal with London City airport. During the official announcement, the airline’s CEO was delighted terming the move as a landmark for Flybe. He added that the move was significant as a symbol of Fly
22 - Apr - 2014
Under plans submitted by the London Assembly Tories this week, if you’re a London commuter you could be in line to receive a cash rebate! The Assembly propose that commuters who walk or cycle to work, and those taking up the range of flexible tra
21 - Apr - 2014
Luton airport has suggested a new flight path meant to avoid the densely populated St Albanas area. The proposed flight path is going to be 2 Kilometres wide. If this proposed path by Luton is accepted, the aircraft noises that have been experienced
18 - Apr - 2014
Thinking of becoming a pilot? Exotic countries; pretty air hostesses; jet set lifestyles; great uniform! Unfortunately, this stereotypical view of a pilot – one that is often portrayed as such by the media and film – is not, in reality, the truth.
17 - Apr - 2014
London Heathrow airport has announced the official opening of its new terminal. The new terminal 2 which will be known as Queen’s terminal is set to be opened on June 4, 2014. It cost Heathrow 4.1 Billion to build the terminal. The magnificent
17 - Apr - 2014
Southampton, the major port on the south coast, the busiest cruise terminal and the second largest container port in the UK… Now it can add another accolade to this impressive list, that of the ‘Heathrow of Cruising’! With one million passengers
16 - Apr - 2014
A 42 year old man who had been caught trying to smuggle cocaine through Stansted airport has been sentenced to serve a five year jail term. Kwame Raymond of warrior close Thamesmead was arrested by border force officers on January 17 at Stansted air
15 - Apr - 2014
As most European airports have recorded double digit growth in passenger numbers over the month of March, Gatwick has seen a 5.1% more than the double digit growth. Gatwick which is the second busiest airport in London over the past year has experie
13 - Apr - 2014
I have to say that when I heard that two WW1 artillery shells had managed to make their way not only through Heathrow, but all the way to the US, I thought it was some kind of April Fool’s joke… But no, this was reality! And it’s only thanks to the
12 - Apr - 2014
A new study has revealed that with investment in the Reading-Waterloo rail line, not only would journey times and frequency improve, but there could also be a significant financial benefit that could amount to as much as £183 million a year! The st
11 - Apr - 2014
A new report may have signed the death warrant for London City Airport. The consensus of the report, published by the New Economics Foundation (NEF – an independent think tank), is that the airport provides little value to London and that it should
11 - Apr - 2014
33 years ago, 7,747 pairs of feet pounded along 26 miles of London’s streets; 6.255 pairs of feet completed the course, and a phenomenon was started! The first London Marathon was such a huge success that it’s now become permanent fixture in London
10 - Apr - 2014
Cathay pacific has unveiled plans for new flights from the UK to Hong Kong. This will be the first of its kind since there has not been any direct flight to China from an airport outside London. London Heathrow Airport currently has five flights a d
9 - Apr - 2014
Easy jet CEO Carolyn McCall confirmed that the airline has signed long term deals with Gatwick and Luton Airports. The UK low cost carrier signed a seven year deal with Gatwick and a ten year deal with Luton. This deal will lead to a better environm
7 - Apr - 2014
British Airways has announced major plans to increase its flight schedules from Gatwick airport. The airline is set to add flights to the existing popular destinations from Gatwick. It also plans on adding new routes with potential customers. The ai
5 - Apr - 2014
Following recent reports that Shoreham Airport could possibly close, English Heritage has voiced their concerns over the current state of airport buildings, especially older ones in small airport locations. In alerting the nation, they have asked f
4 - Apr - 2014
Taxi drivers in Worcester are not happy people right now with many claiming they face “ruin” because of a new ruling; in fact, they are so incensed that they are taking legal action again the city council! So, what’s it all about? Well, under the
4 - Apr - 2014
This Sunday, 6th April, people will be lining the streets of London, shouting encouragement and enjoying the thrill of this traditional, historic, exciting competition. And what are we talking about? The fantastic University Boat Race, and this
3 - Apr - 2014
here has been rising complaints by air travelers using the Belfast City Airport over increased parking fees. The complaint comes after a man was allegedly made to pay £70 in 24 hours after being ten minutes late.
2 - Apr - 2014
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2 - Apr - 2014
The Heathrow CEO revealed that he has a desire to retire after managing the airport for six years. Mr. Mathews said that he knows that the time is right for someone else to take over. He joined Heathrow in March 2008, a time when there was a shambol
1 - Apr - 2014
Tourism heritage and culture minister Trevor Holder said in a statement that the Blount line will be the first to offer cruises where passengers will start or end their experience right there in New Brunswick.
1 - Apr - 2014
Passengers numbers continue to fall at Liverpool John Lennon Airport. Recently travel reports indicate that the airport which once flourished is experiencing lower number of travellers. In the year 2013 the airport received 4,231,181 travellers as c
31 - Mar - 2014
The management of Heathrow airport has announced new measures to enhance security in and around the airport. Though the new measures mean that ‘checking in’ will take relatively longer than usual, the officials at the airport are advising passengers
31 - Mar - 2014
Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Atlantic and new domestic carrier, Little Red, has added a little sweetener to the option of a third runway at Heathrow airport, an option he clearly supports. Branson shot a warning across the bows of decision ma
30 - Mar - 2014
There’s a mobile app for just about everything nowadays, and it seems train tickets are the latest to be added to the list! First Capital Connect has announced the launch of their mobile ticketing app, enabling passengers to buy train tickets and
30 - Mar - 2014
The Hampshire-based company, Procius, who pioneered background service checks for airside employees, has urged airlines and retail companies involved with the opening of the new Terminal 2, The Queen’s Terminal, at Heathrow Airport in June to get th
29 - Mar - 2014
Following the start of Gatwick Airport’s 6-month flight path trial on 17th February which is being run by National Air Traffic Services together with the airport, there has been outrage among villagers surrounding Gatwick in Surrey. Villagers are
29 - Mar - 2014
London Underground (LU) has announced they’ve started their search for a supplier to help them build a New Tube for London and realise their vision for London’s transport service. Their inspiring vision includes 250 new walk-through trains, modern
28 - Mar - 2014
Last month, we reported that F1 could be coming to the streets of London; this month, F1 is in the news again (and not from a negative point of view!) as it is announced that McLaren’s F1 technology will be used by Heathrow Airport to increase the a
27 - Mar - 2014
Ryan Airline has given a cheque of $ 100,000 to the Teenage Cancer Trust. The $ 100,000 was the proceeds of the year 2014 sales of Ryan Air charity calendars. Ryan Air is a low cost airline operating in the UK. The cheque was presented to the Teena
26 - Mar - 2014
The transport minister has come out strongly questioning the future of the Durham Tees Valley airport. This comes after what is seen as disastrous slump in passengers’ numbers. The public transport to the airport is being questioned with critics’ sa
25 - Mar - 2014
A second runway at Gatwick is on the shortlist of the Government’s Airports Commission report as a possibility in addressing air capacity in the South East; not surprisingly, this has brought huge concern and despair for many in the area. This week
24 - Mar - 2014
Whenever we hear the words ‘Chancellor’s Budget’, we usually emit a groan, envisaging yet more measures to hit our already-squeezed pockets! However, Chancellor George Osborne’s latest Budget actually delivered good news for the airline industry! T
23 - Mar - 2014
The chief executive of Manston airport, Charles Buchanan has indicated that the airport is likely to close by 9th April this year. The news has come as a surprise to many including the staff who were not aware of the plans to close the airport. It i
22 - Mar - 2014
Stansted Airport has launched their new Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative with the aim of strengthening business and community links. By providing links and advice through their interactive Stansted Airport Community Network, local
21 - Mar - 2014
Gatwick Airport has released its noise management report which places Gatwick as the industry leader in aircraft noise management. The report was commissioned by Gatwick a year ago and carried out by Noise Communications Solutions (NCS). The aim was
19 - Mar - 2014
Following the disappearance of a Malaysian aircraft MH370, reports indicate that the communication systems of the plane may have been disabled intentionally. The satellite reports were confirmed by Malaysia’s Prime Minister Mr. Najib Razak. The repo
19 - Mar - 2014
As the public consultation closes, bosses at Heathrow finally admit that the proposed third runway at the airport is ‘divisive’ as residents around the airport make their feelings known! As Heathrow prepares to submit detailed proposals for a new r
18 - Mar - 2014
The last time we saw this railway line in the news was on the night of 4th February, the night of horrific storms that battered the country’s coastline. The town of Dawlish in Devon also became a household name that night because it was at this loc
18 - Mar - 2014
17th March… St Patrick’s Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick, is a traditional Irish festival in honour of Ireland’s patron saint, St Patrick. The three-leaved shamrock, or clover, is associated with him and according to legend, St Patrick used the
17 - Mar - 2014
An EU Commission ruling on the ‘cruise wars’ between Southampton and Liverpool, which declared that a £17.8 million public funding grant to Liverpool did not break state aid rules, Southampton politicians are in uproar! Associated British Ports (AB
16 - Mar - 2014
Mr. Colin Mathews has confirmed that he would continue to push for a new runway at Heathrow Airport. He said that a new runway means that Britain would be more connected. Heathrow has been experiencing growth in passenger numbers with February 2014
16 - Mar - 2014
A Boeing B777-200 aircraft from Malaysia heading to Beijing has gone missing. Flight number MH370 is reported to have disappeared on Friday 18.40 GMT and was supposed to Land at Beijing at 22.30 GMT. The plane was carrying 227 adult passengers, 2 ch
12 - Mar - 2014
After a report on the past flooding at London Gatwick airport was released, its top management agreed to set aside £30 million to deal with flooding in the future. The report which was based on the flooding that happened from December last year was
11 - Mar - 2014
Seems a rather far-fetched idea… yes? Actually, no! It could become a reality! Talk of a Formula One race taking place through the historic streets of London has been part of the rumour mills for the last few years, but the latest proposal took a
9 - Mar - 2014
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7 - Mar - 2014
100ft underground near Clapham North tube station, in a converted Second World War bomb shelter, is the Zero Carbon Food project. What is the Zero Carbon Food project? It is the first underground farm in London using LED lights and hydroponics to
3 - Mar - 2014
Last month, we reported on the growing debate about the price of flights during school holiday. Well, the topic has gained ground following more comments from parents and travel companies. So much so that this week, MPs will be discussing this and
2 - Mar - 2014
With the heavy rainfall being experienced across the Uk, water levels have been on the rise each day. Yesterday there were reports of delays in railway transport. Trains in Purley, couldson South, RedhillMerstham and Gatwick airport reported delays
28 - Feb - 2014
A report on an accident that took place in April 2012 involving a virgin atlantic plane has been released. The flight had made an emergency landing at Gatwick airport and two people were injured. The flight had left Gatwick for Orlando but returned
23 - Feb - 2014
The rumours have been rumbling for a few weeks but finally, plans to increase night flights at Heathrow have been revealed! Campaigners against the proposed expansion of Heathrow, the 2M group, have discovered in Sir Howard Davies’ interim report p
21 - Feb - 2014
At some point over the last few months, we’ve all been affected by the floods that have it the UK – many places have been seriously affected and people are still suffering! An area that has recently been badly hit by the floods is the Thames Valley
19 - Feb - 2014
Egyptianair which is Egypts main airline has announced that it will offer travel services from London Heathrow to Luxor international airport. The flights which will start on 17th February will be available every Monday once a week.
18 - Feb - 2014
As we continue to be battered with rain and windy storms across the UK, the impact on our transport networks has been relentless. Rail links have broken down; lines and tracks are flooded; embankments have been washed away, literally! But the head
17 - Feb - 2014
While I was looking into travel over the years, I came across a blog about travel in the 19th century; a time when people started to look beyond their own town; a time when Victorians yearned to discover new areas, try new experiences, explore their
16 - Feb - 2014
The latest technology being talked about is wearable technology – just think Google Glass or Sony Smartwatch and you’ll get an idea of what this technology is all about! And Virgin Atlantic is the first airline to take advantage of these innovation
14 - Feb - 2014
It appears it’s not just Heathrow Airport that’s making significant investments; Gatwick Airport’s CIO has announced a range of new measures that not only focuses on providing a unique, streamlined passenger experience, but also improving security a
12 - Feb - 2014
Reports show that traffic at Gatwick airport has increased by 6.6% since the begining of the year. An average of 2.2 million people are said to have passed through Gatwick airport in January this year. Though domestic flights through the airport was
11 - Feb - 2014
The airport commission that was set up by the government to do research has released its interim report. The commission was set up in 2012 by Sir Howard Davies. One of the key findings is that expansion of the UK airports capacity would lead to an
10 - Feb - 2014
Of course, we’re talking about the new Terminal 2 building at Heathrow Airport! As from 4th June, anyone flying United Airlines to Heathrow will be setting foot in Terminal 2, nicknamed the "Queen’s Terminal", and they’ll be stepping into a world
10 - Feb - 2014
The UK government has announced plans to construct a new railway line from Swansea to Heathrow airport. This will come as a relief to passengers from Swansea because this railway line will take an hour less than the normal time.
7 - Feb - 2014
A new parliamentary report by the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on the UK Integrated Transport Strategy study is urging the UK government to reconsider the route they are planning for the HS2 route. They are advocating integrating the rail a
3 - Feb - 2014
Schools holidays are a time that many families plan to take a break, often abroad, but it appears that they are paying the price! And parents are now in outrage at the way holiday firms and airlines are increasing prices to effectively ‘make a quic
2 - Feb - 2014
Today, 31st January, is Chinese New Year 2014, but London marks the Year of the Horse on 2nd February and you could be part of the celebrations! Usually the largest celebrations outside of Asia, London’s West End hosts one and all with events kicki
31 - Jan - 2014
The centenary of World War I has been marked in a variety of ways by many cities up and down the country, and this week Brighton announced how they were going to pay tribute. The plan to turn their roadsides, bowling greens, parks and gardens into
27 - Jan - 2014
The proposal to expand Heathrow Airport has met resistance from a group of individuals. They claim that expansion of a runway in west London is costly and politically undeliverable. The protestors have met local authorities and members of
25 - Jan - 2014
Stansted Airport has started 2014 positively! On the back of rising passenger numbers and the CAA s decision to make no changes at the airport, the announcement that last year’s "Meet The Buyers" event was a record breaking one has catapulted the
25 - Jan - 2014
As the economy comes out of the doldrums, albeit slowly, and as growth in the cruise market in Asia improves, cruise operators have decided to start investing in new and upgraded ships. Last week we reported that Brittany Ferries are investing in
24 - Jan - 2014
undee Airport operator managing director has announced that Logan air will be offering a new transport service between Dundee and Stansted airports. He confirmed that Logan air will operate twice daily on the weekdays and once on a Sunday beginning
23 - Jan - 2014
This week, Gatwick Airport and NATS, providers of air traffic services, announced that they are seeking views from people regarding the recent consultation on the use of airspace in and out of Gatwick Airport in the future. And the reason? It’s be
23 - Jan - 2014
Heathrow airport London CEO has announced that the airport will begin consulting with the local community. Speaking at a conference last week, he says the consultation is meant to get people’s views on the proposed addition of a third runway in the
22 - Jan - 2014
Last year, the Competition Commission ruled that Eurotunnel, who set up MyFerryLink that is run my staff who were formely working for SeaFrance, were no longer allowed to run ferries from Dover due to a rise in its overall market share, which they b
22 - Jan - 2014
Brittany Ferries has announced that the new ‘green’ ferry that is being built by STX France, is set to run from the UK. Said to be the “most environmentally-friendly ferry in UK waters”, the ferry is powered by LNG (liquefied natural gas) and relea
21 - Jan - 2014
The proposed airspace changes at Gatwick Airport is about to be completed. These set changes will mostly affect people living around Sussex, especially the ones near the entry and exit points of the airport. Before its completion Gatwick airport is
20 - Jan - 2014
Airports have expressed disappointment over UK Civil Aviation Authority publication on airport charges. The authority says its main aim was to harmonize the wishes of both the airlines and the airport. However, the three largest airports in London
17 - Jan - 2014
The police arrested two women on Wednesday, January 16. One of the women aged 26, was arrested at Heathrow Airport just before she boarded a flight to Istanbul, Turkey. She is said to have been in possession of large sums of money. That morning the
16 - Jan - 2014
Last week, the CAA (Civil Aviation Authority) announced their final decision on economic regulation at the UK’s three main airports, after April, and it looks like passengers will benefit from better standards of service and lower prices! Using pow
10 - Jan - 2014
I doubt there are many people in the UK that didn’t suffer power failures over the past few weeks as a result of the recent bad weather, resulting in a widespread flooding and power failures. Christmas Eve saw many facing a Christmas Day with no fe
10 - Jan - 2014
There was a surprise inclusion in the Airports Commission’s December Interim Report on airport expansion in the South East; as well as the conclusion that at least one extra runway is needed by 2030 – well, we all knew that one – they announced thre