A number of Middle Eastern airlines have recently announced that they will be increasing passenger capacity out of Manchester Airport. Emirates has said that because customer demand was consistently high from the northern city it would be adding a service to Dubai on 1 May. Fellow Arab carrier Qatar Airways has also announced that it […]
Airlines from around the globe are assuring passengers that they will keep a close eye on the situation in Japan as most continue to operate scheduled services. One of the main fears is that levels of radiation in the atmosphere could become dangerous following explosions at one of the country’s nuclear power plants. German carrier […]
A decision by airport workers in Spain to go ahead with a number of planned strikes could spell misery for many Brits planning to visit the country over Easter. Last year, Spain was the most popular destination with holidaymakers from the UK with 28 million boarding planes to soak up some sun, according to the […]
Sir Jackie Stewart has been admitted to hospital after falling ill on a flight. The Formula One champion was flying back from the Geneva Motor Show when he passed out during a trip to the toilet. A British Airways hostess was on hand to deliver assistance. The crew of flight 727 asked air traffic control […]
The newly formed International Airlines Group has announced a €90 million net profit for the final quarter of last year ending 31 December. The figure is an improvement on a deficit of €130 million recorded for the same period a year earlier. The reversal of fortune is mainly due to better yields and revenue on […]
A Californian business executive has set up her own website after she was dissatisfied by British Airways’ response to complaints about bed bugs on their aircraft. Zane Selkirk, 28, claims she first saw the creatures when she was travelling from Los Angeles to London. She describes how there was a bug on the seat in […]
The largest union representing the interests of workers at American Airlines is hoping to exert added pressure on the carrier to reach a deal over contracts by joining up with other unions under the Oneworld alliance banner. The Transport Workers Union is hoping that a coalition will help to conclude negotiations started in November 2007. […]
Airline giants Air France-KLM and Delta have expressed an interest in taking over Sir Richard Branson’s 51 per cent share of Virgin Atlantic. The airline has appointed Deutsche Bank to look at the various options available. According to many analysts, Sir Richard will have to be prepared to let go of his controlling stake if […]
To celebrate regional growth in the United Arab Emirates, British Airways has announced discount fares on business class travel to Europe and the US. The UAE is one of the territories in which the airline industry is seeing rapid growth. BA is keen to tap into this by offering customers who book before the end […]
British Airways cabin crew are preparing to go to the polls once more to vote on whether further strikes are deemed necessary. The airline and its employees have been engaged in a battle over working conditions, pay and travel privileges since the end of 2009. If crew members decide to vote in favour of a […]
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