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UK Aviation Industry Awaits Government Announcement on Travel Restart

With the next stage of the U.K. government’s expected easing of restrictions due to come into effect on 17 May, the commercial airline industry is anticipating the recommencement of international travel for U.K. citizens and residents. A recently announced ‘traffic light (signal)’ system of various levels of requirements upon return for travelers there is still no clarity on which countries U.K. tourists can travel to and which will be designated ‘red’, ‘amber’ or ‘green’. Confirmation of the first group of…

U.K. CAA Reviews Airline Passenger Refund Processes

The U.K. Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has commenced a review of airline customer refund processes in light of the COVID-19 crisis. With the unprecedented levels of flight cancellations due to the pandemic, U.K. airlines have been failing to comply with European regulatory deadlines on refunding passengers. The U.K. officially left…

British Airways Questioned By Authorities Following Flight Cancellations

British Airways is being questioned by the United Kingdom's Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) following its handling of flight cancellations in anticipation of strike action that was announced by the union representing the majority of its pilot workforce. Last week the British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA) announced that on September 9,…

British Airways Questioned By Authorities Following Flight Cancellations

British Airways is being questioned by the United Kingdom's Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) following its handling of flight cancellations in anticipation of strike action that was announced by the union representing the majority of its pilot workforce. Last week the British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA) announced that on September 9,…

Ryanair Secures U.K. Operator Certificate in Anticipation for Hard Brexit

Uncertainties regarding Brexit are impacting in many industries, but one of those most affected is, without a doubt, aviation. With the U.K. and European Union failing to agree on critical issues and voting stalled in the U.K. Parliament, businesses are preparing for the worst as the March deadline rapidly approaches.…

London’s Gatwick to Announce Plans for Second Runway Amid Capacity…

Great Britain's second busiest airport, London's Gatwick Airport, is looking to make use of the currently unused second runway that it has, potentially boosting its' daily capacity of flights. The move to activate the dormant runway comes as the United Kingdom's capital faces a potentially crippling capacity crisis, according to…

Government Consultation Set To Begin for the Future of UK…

As reported last week U.S. airlines are currently lobbying the U.S. government to rollback and review the more than 80 airline-related regulations which the Obama administration has introduced since 2008. A number of the regulations were implemented to protect consumers from practices related to ‘hidden’ or ancillary charges which masked…

Monarch Airlines Ceases Operations, Begins Administration Process

Monarch Airlines has confirmed that it is ceasing operations and going into administration immediately, leaving 110,000 customers overseas causing the cancellation of over 300,000 future bookings. "This is the update I hoped I would never have to write. Despite our best efforts, today Monarch Airlines Limited and Monarch Travel Group…