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Virgin Atlantic Announces Sixth New Route for 2017: London Heathrow to Barbados

Virgin Atlantic has announced that they will be adding an additional new route for their 2017 scheduled service portfolio, becoming the only operator to fly between London-Heathrow and Barbados. The flight will become the newest addition to the airline's Winter 2017 schedule and will operate twice weekly from Heathrow on Tuesdays and Saturdays. The Airbus A330 aircraft, which will be operating the route, will be configured in a tri-class layout offering passengers Upper Class, Premium Economy, and standard Economy seating. Virgin Atlantic will now offer…

Ryanair Announces Significant Growth in Scotland

Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair has announced that they will be increasing their schedule from Scotland during the winter of 2017. Ryanair will operate 15 new routes out of Scotland's airports, which the airline has said will deliver a 20% growth in passenger numbers per year. The carrier currently operates out of four…

easyJet Heats Up Competition in Israel

U.K. low-cost carrier easyJet has officially become the largest foreign airline operating in Israel. Figures released by Israel’s Airport Authority show that easyJet flew over 56,000 passengers into Israel in the month of January 2017 which is an increase of almost 10% from last January. EasyJet’s Commercial Manager Neil Slaven,…

British Airways Concorde ‘Alpha Foxtrot’ Arrives at New Bristol Home

Aerospace Bristol has finally moved the Concorde G-BOAF to its new £19 million home. The last ever Concorde made, G-BOAF, was built in Bristol in 1978. An additional £2 million is still needed to finalize the last bits and pieces of construction. The very complex and important move has been…

Air Transat Increases Competition for Glasgow Operations

Canadian-based leisure carrier Air Transat has been operating flights from Glasgow to Canada for the last 25 years. Air Transat says that there currently is an increase in demand for flights from Glasgow to Canada of 12% for their summer season. Lesley Kane, the UK sales director at Air Transat…

Ryanair Launches New Liverpool to Milan Flight

The largest low-cost carrier in Europe, Ryanair, has launched a route from Liverpool to Milan-Malpensa. The service is expected to launch initially on a three times per week basis starting in October 2017 to kick-off the LCC’s (Low-Cost Carrier) Winter 2017 timetable. Robin Kiely, Head of Communications for Ryanair, commented…

Emirates Extends Lounge Access for Passengers in Dubai

Emirates announced on Tuesday that they will be opening up their business and first class lounges to all passengers. Lounges were previously only open to higher-tier frequent flyer members and Business or First Class travelers. While Silver and Gold tier members still have the same privileges, passengers can use either lounge…

Norwegian Adds 130 Jobs to Growing Edinburgh Base

Norwegian Air is continuing with their expansion plans, planning to hire an additional 130 staff members to operate new routes from Edinburgh, Scotland. The open positions will include roles for over 100 cabin crew and 30 pilots in an effort to support new routes across the Atlantic to the East Coast of the United States. In…

Flybe to Launch New Routes Between Scotland and Heathrow

Flybe, Europe's largest regional airline, announced earlier this week that they will be operating to Heathrow next year to connect the UK’s largest international gateway with Scotland. They will be offering a choice of 40 scheduled flights per week from Aberdeen and Edinburgh. These new routes will complement Flybe’s already…

Qantas Confirms First Non-Stop Flight to a European Country from…

Qantas has confirmed that they will begin offering non-stop service from Australia to Europe. The flight will be the first non-stop flight to a European country from Australia, and will operate from Perth (PER) to London-Heathrow (LHR). The flight will set a new record for the longest non-stop passenger route in Qantas'…