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TUI and Ryanair to Operate Over 75% of Pre-Pandemic Flights in Summer

The U.K. government’s roadmap out of the CoVid-19 pandemic has made international travel for leisure purposes illegal until at least May 17 but there is growing concerned this could be extended further. An aviation task force comprising several government departments, industry bodies, transport operators and travel agencies will be reporting back to the Prime Minister on April 12. The taskforce will put forward a series of recommendations on how the industry can reopen safely. The framework is expected to involve…

U.K. Government Bans All Passenger Flights To and From the…

The U.K. government has implemented a ban on travelers from over 30 countries arriving in the U.K. with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) being one of the latest additions to the ‘red list’. Flights from Dubai have been amongst the most frequent to arrive in the U.K. during the coronavirus…

U.K. Vaccine Rollout Provides Summer Optimism for TUI

TUI Group, owners of TUI Airways, has reported an increase in advance bookings for package holidays from the over-50’s demographic in the U.K. This confidence is being linked by TUI management to increased customer confidence as the Covid-19 vaccine rolls out across the U.K. City A.M. quotes TUI’s operations manager…

U.K. and EU Agreement Awaits Ratification for Post-Brexit Aviation Operations

On Christmas Eve the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (U.K.) and the European Union (EU) announced that an agreement had been reached on future trade and cooperation. The agreement is because of the U.K. leaving the EU on Jan. 31 this year and the transition period of…

Flybe Brand Set For Comeback After Asset Sale

The intellectual property, stock and equipment of the U.K. airline Flybe have been purchased by a firm associated with Connect Airways that owned the airline at the time of its administration in March of this year. BBC News reports that Thyme Opco is linked to the hedge fund company Cyrus…

British Airways Proposes Domestic and International Flight Schedule for July

British Airways has filed plans this week to expand domestic and international flights commercial passenger operations in July. Routesonline reports that the U.K. carrier will recommence services from London Heathrow to eight key domestic markets during the month including Edinburgh (20 weekly), Belfast City (14 weekly) and Manchester (14 weekly).…

Ryanair Ranked Worst Short-Haul Airline in U.K.

According to the U.K.’s independent consumer watchdog Which?, Ryanair ranked the worst short-haul airline for the sixth year in a row. The low-cost carrier giant received a customer score of 40 percent, 12 percent lower than Thomas Cook Airlines which was the second worst rated. Which? Travel rates airlines, airport…

Virgin Atlantic and Delta Celebrate Transatlantic Partnership with Pop-Up Pub…

Virgin Atlantic is promoting its extensive network in the U.S. with its partner, Delta Air Lines, by opening a pop-up pub in London for nine days during the month of August. The pop-up pub, named “The Joint Venture,” is named after the airlines’ transatlantic joint venture and will feature imported…

Opinion: How Heathrow’s Expansion Could Affect the Entire U.K.

Earlier this week, Members of Parliament in the U.K. voted in favor of expanding London Heathrow airport, which could bring an extra runway. Already Britain’s busiest airport with roughly 78 million passengers in 2017, a third runway is likely to encourage more airlines to go to the country’s capital from…