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British Airways Airbus A321neo at London Heathrow. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

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 busiest airport in the country experienced the busiest December as well. More than 6.7 million passengers traveled through the airport. Heathrow benefited from the domestic routes surge, such as Flybe…

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…

British Airways Closes Hong Kong Cabin Crew Base

Britain's flag carrier announced that it will be closing its cabin crew based in Hong Kong at the end of October. This comes after a review in the company’s global operation dynamics and the decision to centralize cabin crew a the airline's home city, London. In a statement to the…

AAviationDay 2018: A Global Recap

In what is widely regarding as the preeminent aviation event of the year, AirlineGeeks and American Airlines held the third annual AAviationDay on Friday to promote the beauty of aviation to adoring enthusiasts around the world. The yearly event is planned around National Aviation Day, a national observation day started…