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Boarding a Wizz Air Airbus A320neo in Palermo. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | João Machado)

Airbus Posts a Solid Month of Orders As Boeing Struggles

The global decrease in air travel in 2020 created a glut of aircraft, many of which were sent to storage to ride out the pandemic with the hope that demand returns. This meant that aircraft manufacturers, which had enjoyed orders hand over fist in the years preceding 2020, were in a precarious situation as airlines were putting a pause on their expansion plans. This year so far has fared somewhat better than last year. Airlines are slowly bringing back capacity…

Jet2 Orders First Airbus Aircraft with A321neos

Jet2 announced on Tuesday that it has ordered 36 Airbus A321neo aircraft. The order is the airline's first with Airbus, with Jet2 previously preferring Boeing narrowbodies for its operations. However, the Leeds-based airline has been leasing an ex-Condor Airbus A321 since February 2020, according to Airfleets. According to a press release,…

Manchester Airport’s New Terminal Two Will Open to Customers

Manchester Airport has announced that its new Terminal Two extension will open this week. The new building forms the focus of Manchester Airport Group's £1 billion Manchester Airport Transformation Program, first announced in 2015. The first passengers will pass through the flagship facility on Wednesday, July 14. Jet2 will be…

Ryanair, Optimistic for Summer, Adds UK Flights

Ryanair has announced that it is expanding its U.K. flight network in summer 2021 with optimism for foreign travel to return in force for the peak season. The announcement comes almost a year after the U.K. first imposed restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The low-cost airline is adding…

Holiday Airlines Drop Spain After U.K.’s New COVID-19 Rules

Jet2 has followed the recent surge in coronavirus cases by removing the Iberian Peninsula from its route map for the time being. This comes after the United Kingdom’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office announced that only essential travelers should take the journey to Spain as the country fights yet another spike…

New Campaign Warns U.K. Passengers Of Potential £80,000 Fines for…

With Friday forecast to be the busiest flying day of the summer in the U.K. and around 9,000 flights scheduled to take to the skies, the British aviation minister, Lady Sugg, has launched the 'One Too Many' campaign, a scheme to highlight the problems caused by passengers who are boarding…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Channel Express

In 1978, Channel Express took to the skies out of Bournemouth Airport in England as Express Air Services. Initially, the carrier focused on service to the Channel Islands off the coast of France and cargo operations in the U.K. and Europe, in addition to charter flights to the Middle East,…

Jet2 Aircraft Diverted, Intoxicated Passenger Banned For Life

A Jet2 flight from Belfast, Northern Ireland to Ibiza, Spain was forced to divert to Toulouse on last Friday afternoon after an unruly passenger was described as "aggressive" toward other passengers and the crew of the flight. The passenger has now been banned for life from all future Jet2 flights,…

Jet2 Adds Additional Aircraft to New Base in London Stansted

Driven by significant expected demand before the launch of its newest base in March of 2017, Jet2 announced that it will be adding additional aircraft to the base, which will operate four brand new routes twice a week throughout the Summer and Winter 2017 and 2018 seasons. This now means that…

Jet2 Increases Growth in Southern England, Announces London Service

UK carrier Jet2 has announced that it will begin operations from London Stansted in March 2017. The Leeds-based airline is growing its market in Southern England after operating out of most of the Northern hubs across the UK, Northern Ireland, and Scotland. The move is significant for Jet2 and London Stansted Airport,…