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UK Startup Airlines Hans Airways Signs LOI For Its First A330-200

Hans Airways, a UK-based airline startup, has sent out a letter of intent (LOI) for its first aircraft, bringing it one step closer to its first commercial flight. The airline stated today that it has signed a deal for an Airbus A330-200 and has applied for its Air Operators Certificate with the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). It plans to start offering services as early as this summer. The airline expects to receive an A330-200 later this year, with high…

Icelandair Adds New Destinations to Network for Summer 2022

Icelandair is adding three more European destinations to its schedule this summer with the addition of Rome; Alicante, Spain and Nice, France to the network. “As we enter the New Year, we are seeing the signs of recovery for the travel industry," Bogi Nils Bogason, Icelandair's president and chief executive…

British Airways Parent Company Scraps Plans For Buyout

International Airlines Group (IAG)  — the parent company of British Airways — is reportedly canceling plans to take over Spanish carrier Air Europa. Reuters reported that the deal to purchase Air Europa would have required IAG to make concessions to satisfy European regulators. The regulator had commenced an inquiry into…

Looking to 2022, Heathrow Expects A Long Road To Recovery

With the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic still being felt around the world almost two years since the beginning of the emergency, air passenger numbers are still far from what they used to be in 2019, especially with regards to international services. London’s Heathrow Airport, the largest airport of the…

UK Aviation Industry Welcomes Revision of International Travel Restrictions

The U.K. government will abolish its much-maligned "traffic light system" for international travel to England starting in early October. In an announcement released on Friday, the government said it will replace the current system that has been in effect since May 17 with “a single red list of countries and…

UK Leisure Carrier Jet2.com Extends Summer Schedule

The U.K. government will again revise the "traffic light" system of travel this week for passengers returning to England. The disparate governments of Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales determine their own travel restrictions and may or may not follow the same criteria that apply to England. The last revision saw…

UK ‘Traffic Light’ Travel System Review Provides Some Relief for…

This week provided some relief for the U.K.'s aviation industry with a revision of the government’s much-maligned "traffic light" system of country classification for international passengers returning into England. Germany, Austria and Norway were among seven countries added to the "green list," over the course of the week, though travelers…

International Airlines Group Aims for 75% of Pre-Pandemic Capacity by…

International Airlines Group (IAG) announced its Q2 results on Friday that indicated progress in the consortium’s recovery from the pandemic. The parent company of the U.K. and European airlines including British Airways, Iberia, Vueling, Aer Lingus and LEVEL revealed an operating loss of €967 million ($1,148 million) that compares to…

UK Airlines Welcome Government Easing of Travel Restrictions for Fully-Vaccinated…

UK airlines have been quick to capitalize on changes to travel restrictions for fully vaccinated citizens and residents of England. On Thursday UK Transport secretary Grant Shapps announced that those returning to the country from countries on the UK’s ‘amber list’ from 19 July would not be required to undertake…

easyJet Increases Capacity as Spanish Islands Added to U.K. Travel…

The U.K. Government have added several popular holiday destinations to the ‘green list’ of countries that do not require self-isolation or quarantine upon return to the U.K.. Malta and the Balearic Islands which include Menorca, Majorca and Ibiza are the more high profile summer destinations that made the list in…