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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…

Cathay Pacific Cuts Seven Routes to North America, Europe, Maldives

On Tuesday, the South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported that Cathay Pacific was cutting seven key routes from its network, including flights to North America, Europe and the Maldives. The news was revealed in an internal memo seen by SCMP, which explained that all of the routes were losing money…

Norwegian to Re-Open U.K. Operations

Norwegian announced that it is ready to re-open operations from the UK on July 1 after being suspended for three months. The Oslo-based carrier will operate a few flights from Gatwick and Edinburgh to select destinations in Scandinavia. In a statement, Norwegian’s CEO Jacob Schram said, “Feedback from our customers…

British Airways to Launch Service to Milan’s Bergamo Airport

Milan will be getting a third link to London link through British Airways. From Sept. 1, 2019, the U.K. flag carrier will begin operations at Milan Bergamo Airport (officially Orio al Serio International Airport) operating six weekly flights (no Saturday flights) to London Gatwick. The new service will be year-round…

France’s Vinci Takes Control of Gatwick Amid Brexit Uncertainty

Vinci Airports, the French conglomerate specialized in airport terminal management, has recently announced the acquisition of a 50.01 percent stake of London's second-busiest airport, Gatwick. The total cost of the operation is estimated in $3.7 billion. Serving 46 million passengers per year, Gatwick is the eighth busiest airport in Europe…

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,…

The Airline That Invented Business Class

Many airlines today only offer a business class and an economy class. Some have started to offer a version of a premium economy to passengers. Fewer and fewer airlines still offer a true first class. There were, however, times when there was only a first class and economy class on board…

London Airports Facing Capacity Crisis Within the Next Decade

On Tuesday, the Government of the United Kingdom released the revised draft of the Airports National Policy Statement. The new draft is forecasting that four out of five of the major airports that serve the capital city of London will reach full capacity within the next ten years. It is…