Spanish easyJet Pilots Begin the First of Three Strike Periods…

The Spanish Airline Pilots Union (Sindicato Español de Pilotos de Líneas Aéreas – SEPLA)  began on Friday, the first of three 72-hour strike periods called for August. The measure will run until next Sunday, while other days of protest will take place on 19, 20, 21, 27, 28 and 29…

Flight Cancellations and Passport Delays Set to Disrupt Summer Travel

The lifting of coronavirus travel restrictions in North America and across Europe has created a sharp increase in the demand for air travel. Though the lifting of restrictions had been foreseen as a positive for an aviation industry hit hard by the pandemic the reality has been something else entirely.…

Ryanair Posts Record High Passenger Numbers for March

Ryanair has posted positive gains in traffic figures for the month of March with the airline recording 11.2 million passengers carried. This is the highest number of passengers the airline has ever carried in March with the previous high being in 2019 when the Irish airline registered 10.9 million passengers.…

London’s Gatwick Airport Reopens South Terminal

London Gatwick Airport’s South Terminal has resumed its services on Mar. 27 — after a 21-month hiatus. According to the airport, it handled 570 flights, which was an increase from 300 flights a day, after the reopening of the South Terminal. The South Terminal has been closed since Jun 2020…

London’s Luton Airport Announces Expansion

Luton Rising, the owner of London’s Luton Airport, one of the busiest airports in the United Kingdom, has begun a new consultation on its long-term proposals to expand the airport. Luton Rising is owned by Luton Council, the local governmental authority for the area. Luton is expected to expand by…

EasyJet Opens First Lounge at London Gatwick

One of the pillars of the low-cost airline concept, the one developed first by Southwest Airlines in the ‘60s and ‘70s, was the absence of frills and supplementary services in order to keep costs low and pass the savings on to passengers in the way of lower fares. However, especially…

Wizz Air Reportedly Bids for EasyJet Takeover

The U.K. aviation industry faces further uncertainty with the Guardian reporting that EasyJet was the target of an “unsolicited preliminary takeover approach” from another airline. Bloomberg and multiple other sources including the Guardian have identified Hungarian-based carrier Wizz Air as the potential aggressor, though the airline’s spokesperson offered no comment.…

UK Airlines Welcome Government Easing of Travel Restrictions for Fully-Vaccinated…

UK airlines have been quick to capitalize on changes to travel restrictions for fully vaccinated citizens and residents of England. On Thursday UK Transport secretary Grant Shapps announced that those returning to the country from countries on the UK’s ‘amber list’ from 19 July would not be required to undertake…

easyJet Increases Capacity as Spanish Islands Added to U.K. Travel…

The U.K. Government have added several popular holiday destinations to the ‘green list’ of countries that do not require self-isolation or quarantine upon return to the U.K.. Malta and the Balearic Islands which include Menorca, Majorca and Ibiza are the more high profile summer destinations that made the list in…