Gatwick Airport Growing in Favor Among Long-Haul Airlines as China…

London's Gatwick Airport is seeing an increase in popularity from long-haul airlines as China Eastern Airlines recently launched three times weekly services from Shanghai Pudong Airport to Gatwick, in addition to its already scheduled service to Heathrow Airport. Shanghai the second city in China served by Gatwick, with China Eastern…

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…

Long-Haul Flights Boost London Gatwick’s Passenger Numbers in Busiest Ever…

London's Gatwick Airport had its busiest September on record this year, with passenger numbers reaching 4.5 million. The airport, which was ranked as the U.K.'s second busiest airport by passenger numbers, said in a press release that their North Atlantic routes saw high growth rates at an overall 20.5 percent,…

easyJet Partners with Virgin Atlantic to Allow Passengers to Reach…

U.K.-based low-cost carrier easyJet has announced a new partnership with Virgin Atlantic. Starting October 2, passengers will be able to transfer between easyJet and Virgin Atlantic flights at London Gatwick. The partnership is part of easyJet's “Worldwide by easyJet” program that allows passengers to transfer to various airlines at specific…

Norwegian Rejects Two Buyout Offers From IAG

Norwegian Air Shuttle confirmed on Friday that it has rejected two separate offers from International Airlines Group (IAG), the parent company of Aer Lingus, British Airways, Iberia, LEVEL, and Vueling. The news comes just weeks after IAG purchased 4.6 percent of the low-cost airline, which has created some tough competition for…

Norwegian Begins Flights to First Texas Destination

One week ago, Norwegian’s DI7181 landed in Austin for the first time, marking the airline’s arrival into the Lone Star State. The flight, operated by Norwegian Air UK, a subsidiary of Norwegian Air Shuttle, started just two days after the airline flew its first flight to Chicago O’Hare. [caption id="attachment_21260"…

British Airways Introduces New Cabin for Gatwick Based 777s

British Airways has announced a cabin refresh for their long haul fleet based at London Gatwick. The new upgrades are for passengers in the World Traveller and World Traveller Plus cabins on the airline's Boeing 777s based at London Gatwick. The cabin updates on the 10 plane fleet is expected…

Low-Cost Airlines Crossing the Pond: Norwegian Long Haul

Since the introduction of numerous low-cost airlines to the transatlantic market, access to Europe has never been easier or cheaper. New fuel-efficient aircraft and low-cost business models have allowed for increased competition among low-cost carriers, with more and more starting up every year. This series will serve to give an in-depth…

U.K. Airports Report Strong November Numbers Amid December Weather Chaos

In a week which has seen numerous closures and cancellations due to adverse weather conditions, many U.K. airports will welcome the news of record passenger numbers for the month of November. The country's largest airports, London's Heathrow (LHR) and Gatwick (LGW), both saw improvements compared to 2016's figures. The number of…