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easyJet to Offer Discounted COVID-19 Home Tests

On Monday Nov 30, easyJet announced it would begin offering discounted COVID-19 tests through its' partner Confirm Testing. According to TheTop10News, the £75 ($100) "Fit to Fly" test can be purchased using the unique code 'eJh2020' on Confirm Testing's website, and if the test is negative, passengers will only have to quarantine for five days after entering the United Kingdom. Passengers can find more information on COVID-testing measures on easyJet's holiday help page. The test will support the U.K.’s newest…

Emirates to Deploy A380s in Response to Increased Travel Demand…

Emirates will be operating its Airbus A380 aircraft four times a day to London's Heathrow Airport from Nov. 27 in addition to six times per week to Manchester beginning Dec. 2. The Dubai-based carrier will also deploy additional A380 services to Moscow, increasing the frequency from the current twice weekly,…

European Hubs See 80% Drop in Traffic

Europe’s three biggest hub airports – London's Heathrow Airport, Frankfurt's am Main Airport and Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport – reported an 80% drop in passenger counts for September, highlighted by a 95% drop in transatlantic passengers, FlightGlobal reports. Heathrow reported earlier this week that its passenger counts fell 81.5%…

SpiceJet to Start Service from New Delhi, Mumbai to London…

On Monday, SpiceJet announced that it will begin flights between India and the United Kingdom on Dec. 4, making it the first low-cost carrier to offer the service under the current air bubble agreement. The airline says it will be flying three times a week to London Heathrow – twice…

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…

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…