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British Airways Announces Immediate Retirement of 747 Fleet

British Airway has announced that it will immediately retire its Boeing 747 fleet following the impact of the COVID-19 crisis. The airline was forced to store all of its 28 747-400s due to reduced demand in the midst of the respiratory disease pandemic. In a letter sent out to all BA employees, the airline believes that the 747s are unsustainable for the new aviation industry post-pandemic and will look to accelerate the retirement of the twin-deckers. Most of the airline’s…

Emirates’ Airbus A380 Fleet Set to Return to the Skies…

The iconic double-decker will take to the skies with flights to London and Paris starting from July 15 as announced by the airline on Tuesday. The airline, which has been forced to ground all superjumbos in its fleet due to the effects of the novel coronavirus pandemic, will operate the…

London Heathrow’s Terminal 5 Named World’s Best Terminal

London Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 5 was voted the best in the world at the 2019 Skytrax World Airport Awards at the Passenger Terminal EXPO in London last week. This new win is the sixth time Terminal 5 has won “World’s Best Airport Terminal” against global counterparts in the eleven years…

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…

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…

Virgin Atlantic to Increase Los Angeles Flights

Virgin Atlantic has confirmed that they will be increasing their London-Heathrow to Los Angeles flights to three per day. This move comes as Virgin Atlantic and their codeshare partner, Delta, plan to increase the quality of their service across the Atlantic. Erik Varwijk, Executive Vice President at Virgin Atlantic, said: "We have…

Heathrow’s Third Runway Announcement: The Losers

Just over 24 hours since the UK Government finally put an end to the long and tedious topic and made a decision to expand London Heathrow with an additional runway, the UK (and government) can now expect another long and tedious process before any construction begins. In fact, our in-house poll currently…

Heathrow’s Third Runway Announcement: The Winners

Just over 24 hours since the UK Government finally put an end to the long and extended topic and made a decision to expand London Heathrow with an additional runway, the UK (and government) can now expect a long and tedious process before any construction begins. In fact, our in-house…

Croatia Airlines To Leave London Heathrow

Croatia Airlines, Croatia's flagship carrier, has announced the removal of flights to London Heathrow. Rumors of selling the company's slots in London have been lingering for over a year now. London Heathrow has limited slot capacity for airlines. According to a web article by Total Croatia New, Air France/KLM sold…

UK Government Continues to Delay Third Heathrow Runway

Earlier this month the United Kingdom's government, led by David Cameron, extended the delay on the announcement of a new runway in the Northwest portion of Heathrow Airport, leading to many frustrated figures inside politics and around the business industry. Following the release of the Davies Commission in July, which was…