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Could the Channel Islands Get a New International Link?

The Channel Islands between the U.K. and France have been a popular holiday destination for Brits for decades. To get to one of the islands from the mainland, people can choose to travel by sea or by air. Jersey, in particular, has a wealth of flight options from across the U.K. and Ireland, including flights with British Airways, EasyJet and Aer Lingus. However, those from the rest of Europe have a smaller choice on how to get to the Channel…

Turkish Airlines Reaches Record Load Factor, Shows Continued Support for…

Turkish Airlines recently announced the results of passenger and cargo traffic from July, which has proven to be the highest July load factor in the airline's history. The load factor reached 85.3 percent, with the total number of passengers carried increasing by four percent to 7.8 million. This includes a…

Should Virgin Atlantic Have Retrofitted Their A330-200s Before Using Them?

Virgin Atlantic acquired four Airbus A330-200s from the now-defunct Air Berlin between February and May of this year. While the airplanes are now in the Virgin Atlantic livery, each with their own special name, the cabins remain the same from Air Berlin. While the interiors are all set to be retrofitted…

Thomas Cook Stopping Sales of SeaWorld Tickets Due to Animal…

U.K. based holiday company Thomas Cook recently announced that it will no longer sell tickets to two different water parks as they keep killer whales in captivity. The water parks affected include SeaWorld in Orlando, Florida and Loro Parque in Tenerife. Both of which are popular Thomas Cook destinations. Peter…

How Low-Cost Airlines are Changing the Face of Air Travel

The Beginnings In the U.K,, Ryanair is the face of low-cost travel. It became, and still is, a household name in Great Britain for having some of the cheapest airfares around. The airline serves 37 countries in Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa. But even with claims of flights from…

Opinion: How Heathrow’s Expansion Could Affect the Entire U.K.

Earlier this week, Members of Parliament in the U.K. voted in favor of expanding London Heathrow airport, which could bring an extra runway. Already Britain’s busiest airport with roughly 78 million passengers in 2017, a third runway is likely to encourage more airlines to go to the country’s capital from…

Airbus Issues Warning to U.K. Regarding Brexit Uncertainty

Late last week, Airbus published a memorandum regarding its plan of action in the U.K., stating that if the country's Brexit agreements aren’t made more clear, the company may leave the country. Although it has been two years since the U.K. voted to leave the European Union, agreements are yet…

Increase in Safety Prompts the EU to Lift Ban on…

Late last Thursday, the European Union (EU) announced the lifting of its ban on airlines in Indonesia, clearing the way for several airlines to announce more service as they see fit. In 2007, the EU imposed a ban on all Indonesian airlines, effectively prohibiting them from flying in their airspace. The…

Turkish Continues Efforts to Keep Istanbul as a Global Hub

Turkish Airlines, the flag carrier for Turkey, flies to more countries than any other airline in the world. With destinations in over 110 nations, the airline continues its efforts to make Istanbul a global hub for travel to Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. However, unlike some global airlines,…

EasyJet Prepares for First A321neo Delivery

In May 2017, European-based easyJet announced that it was upgrading 30 of its A320neos on order to A321neos, becoming the largest aircraft in the airline's fleet. This summer, the first of these will arrive. The aircraft is set to have 235 seats, a 30 percent increase in seats from an A320…