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A jetBlue A321 departs while another one lands at New York's JFK Airport (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Mateen Kontoravdis)

JetBlue, Bamboo Airways, WestJet Secure London Heathrow Slots

On Friday, the Airports Council of the United Kingdom released its latest slot allocation report on its airports, including London Heathrow. The report listed multiple airlines that secured slots including JetBlue, Bamboo Airways and WestJet, amid a slowdown in air traffic at the busiest airport in the United Kingdom. JetBlue JetBlue secured 270 slots to London Heathrow, with 180 slots designated for New York-JFK service and 90 slots for Boston service. With its New York-JFK slots, the New York-based carrier…

Romanian LCC Blue Air Moves London Flights from Luton to…

Romanian low-cost carrier (LCC), Blue Air, is transferring its flights to London Heathrow Airport from London Luton Airport beginning Dec. 1. According to the carrier's schedules for next year, Blue Air will first offer five flights per week during the winter season before increasing to 11 flights per week in…

Heathrow Airport Records a Remarkable Year

London’s Heathrow Airport has announced its passenger numbers reached 80.9 million in 2019, marking the ninth consecutive year of growth. However, cargo service dropped by 6.6 percent compared to last year. Heathrow stayed in the top 10 busiest airports and it attributes this to “larger and fuller aircraft.” Also, the…

Norwegian Awarded Six Weekly Slots at London Heathrow

European low-cost carrier Norwegian has been awarded six weekly slots at London Heathrow out of the 14 requested by the airline beginning in summer 2020. The Oslo-based carrier already operates extensively from London Gatwick airport to 30 destinations throughout Europe, North America and South America. The new slots reported by…

Virgin Atlantic Expands A350 Routes for Summer, Doubles Down in…

In preparation for the busy 2020 summer travel season, Virgin Atlantic has announced four new routes for its newest flagship aircraft, the Airbus A350-1000 XWB. Having started service with the airline on the London-New York JFK route, next year will see the aircraft expand to San Francisco, Los Angeles, Johannesburg…

British Airways Pilots Begin Ballot on Possible Industrial Action Affecting…

The British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA), the union which represents roughly 90 percent of British Airways pilots, has commenced balloting its members on possible industrial action over wage negotiations. The move comes after talks between the airline and the BALPA, Unite and GMB unions representing pilots, cabin crew and ground…

Virgin Atlantic to Take On Opportunities Left By Jet Airways,…

Virgin Atlantic announced it will be restarting flights between London and Mumbai as of October 27. The new flight announcement follows the recent demise of Jet Airways' operations, which used to codeshare with Virgin Atlantic on the route, allowing passengers to access Virgin Atlantic's North American route network. “2019 marks…

Heathrow’s Hidden Gem: Visiting The British Airways Speedbird Centre

Every day, hundreds of British Airways flights depart and arrive from London's Heathrow Airport, a common occurrence for the better part of the last half-century.  For those passing through Heathrow or London itself, the British Airways Speedbird Heritage Centre, located at British Airways' headquarters, is a little-known resource to learn…

Heathrow Airport Reports Record-Breaking 2018 Numbers

London's Heathrow Airport has had the best year in its 90-year history in 2018 following eight years of consecutive growth. The airport welcomed 80.1 million passengers, a 2.7 percent increase from 2017 with almost 82percentt of passengers saying they had an "Excellent" or "Very Good" experience at London's primary international…

Heathrow Airport Departures Suspended Following Second London Drone Sighting

Departures were been temporarily halted at London Heathrow Airport following a drone sighting. The northern runway, 27R, which at the time was operating departures, closed for around one hour whilst the southern runway, 27L, continued to operate for arriving flights. The last departure from Runway 27R was a Lufthansa Airbus…