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How United Airlines is Responding to the U.K. Border Re-Opening

Europe is a usual hotspot for tourism and leisure travel during the summer holiday travel season, but this summer is different than the previous years. Many countries that are usually major attractions for tourists across the continent have reopened their borders earlier in the summer, and several airlines resumed flight operations to rebuild route networks and increase connectivity. The U.K., however, remains closed, but its long-lasting, stringent border closure is on the verge of reopening on Aug. 2, and in…

British Airways CEO Urges Push For Reopening U.K. Border

Europe is the classic travel hotspot for tourists, and every summer, transatlantic flights are tremendously busy. This summer is no different as the continent is a main focus of the airline industry because popular hotspots such as France and Spain, among several other countries, reopened their borders for vaccinated travelers.…

British Airways Increases Frequencies to Leisure Destinations in Response to…

British Airways has announced that it will be adding more than 90,000 seats to leisure destinations in June. The news comes as the U.K. government has given Britons the green light to travel abroad starting May 17. The extra flights are primarily to Greece and The Canary Islands, both popular…

What You Need to Know About Traveling to the U.K.…

Restrictions are beginning to ease across the world after the pandemic left many countries closing their borders to overseas visitors. This saw many holidaymakers having to put their plans on hold, as well as family members continuing to be separated from their loved ones during this challenging time.  However, in…

British Airways Expands European Network as Leisure Heads to Heathrow

British Airways has announced that it will be launching four new short-haul routes to Eastern Europe. The summer routes will begin in July, and all operate from the airline's London Heathrow home. The first of the flag carrier's new flights is on July 1 to Wroclaw. The other three services…

U.K. International Travel Plan Under Threat

The coronavirus infection curve has been flattened in the U.K. amid a successful vaccination rollout effort. The aviation industry has expected Boris Johnson, the Prime Minister of Britain, would announce the reopening of the international travel on May 17. However, the government hasn’t lifted its travel restrictions. Currently, citizens must…

UK Airlines Respond to New Travel Legislation

The industry association representing U.K. airlines has commented on new travel legislation first announced by the U.K. government on Tuesday. The move comes as the BBC reports the Government is to add a £5000 fine to coronavirus laws. The penalty would affect Britons traveling abroad for leisure. Tim Alderslade, the Chief Executive…

Ryanair, Optimistic for Summer, Adds UK Flights

Ryanair has announced that it is expanding its U.K. flight network in summer 2021 with optimism for foreign travel to return in force for the peak season. The announcement comes almost a year after the U.K. first imposed restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The low-cost airline is adding…

Northern English Airports Call for Government Support

Leaders from six North of England airports have signed a letter to the government asking for more support to help the travel sector recover from the coronavirus pandemic. The airports joined forces to urge the U.K. Government to back the sector in next week's budget. The group also requested a…

U.K. Aerospace Sector Calls on Government for Industry Support

Three organizations representing the aerospace industry in the U.K. have written to the government, calling for support to protect the sector from threats caused by COVID-19. The letter comes as the U.K. doubles down on travel restrictions amid its third national lockdown, as the government reports all travel corridors are closed and non-essential…