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A British Airways Airbus A319 on approach to London's Heathrow Airport. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

British Airways Considers Abandoning London Gatwick

British flag carrier British Airways is considering permanently shutting down its operations at London Gatwick airport in order to consolidate all its operations at London Heathrow and therefore maintain the pool of slots it holds at the airport even after temporary waivers are lifted. As the airline industry struggles to recover from the unprecedented crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic, carriers are trying to position themselves to be in the best possible position to allow them to compete and thrive…

British Airways Considers Abandoning London Gatwick

British flag carrier British Airways is considering permanently shutting down its operations at London Gatwick airport in order to consolidate all its operations at London Heathrow and therefore maintain the pool of slots it holds at the airport even after temporary waivers are lifted. As the airline industry struggles to…

Norwegian Air Ditches Entire Long Haul Operation

Norwegian Air has announced it is canceling its whole long-haul network and will look to focus on domestic operations within Norway and some European routes. A new business structure outlined by the company's Board of Directors has proposed a fleet of 50 narrowbody aircraft in operation for 2021, rising to…

China Airlines Increasing Operations, Reducing Check-In Options at Hub Airports

Taiwan's China Airlines is reducing on-site check-in counters at its airports in Taipei — Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, Taichung International Airport and Kaohsiung International Airport — in a bid to reduce human contact amid the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic. According to the airline, all airport self-check-in kiosks in Taiwan will…

London Gatwick Reopens North Terminal as easyJet Restarts Services

After 11 weeks of suspending operations, the North Terminal of London Gatwick Airport has been reopened on Jun 15. as the operating hours were extended. Meanwhile, easyJet has launched its first flight at Gatwick since the end of March. In addition, the airline has carried out new measures to prevent…

British Airways May Cease Gatwick Operations Permanently

British Airways may permanently withdraw all operations from London's Gatwick Airport as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. BBC News cited a memo to staff from the airline’s head of operations at Gatwick which stated: "As you know, we suspended our Gatwick flying schedule at the start of April and…

Gatwick and Heathrow Limit Operations Due to Reduced Demand

Traffic movements at London’s main airports have significantly reduced as a result of the worldwide downturn in air passenger traffic. Last week London City airport located near the financial center of London catering predominantly to premium traffic is temporarily closed to all flights. Earlier this week Gatwick Airport announced its…

Delta and Virgin Atlantic Boost Transatlantic Venture with Route Announcements

Delta Air Lines will increase its capacity by 15 percent between London Heathrow and the East Coast of the U.S. as part of a joint venture to increase flights between the two countries with Virgin Atlantic. In comparison with this year, the changes will add an extra 10,000 seats per…

Delta and Virgin Atlantic Boost Transatlantic Venture with Route Announcements

Delta Air Lines will increase its capacity by 15 percent between London Heathrow and the East Coast of the U.S. as part of a joint venture to increase flights between the two countries with Virgin Atlantic. In comparison with this year, the changes will add an extra 10,000 seats per…

Jazeera Airways Announces London Flights

Kuwait-based Jazeera Airways has announced that it will launch a route between Kuwait City and London. The new route is scheduled to begin on Oct. 27 and will be operated by the airline’s Airbus A320neo between Kuwait International Airport and London's Gatwick Airport. The airline will be the first budget…