SunExpress Will Need To Stock More Booze For "Hedonistic" Brits On New Routes After Running Dry In 25 Minutes
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by Luke Bodell
3d ago
Turkish carrier SunExpress will almost double its UK capacity this summer after first entering the market in 2022. According to the airline's CEO, this will pose some unique inventory challenges given the propensity of many British holidaymakers to be more "hedonistic" during their travel ..read more
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Throwback: The BOAC Plane That Landed On The River Thames
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by Jake Hardiman, Dr. Omar Memon
3d ago
In the early years of commercial aviation, flying boats were a common site in many well-known rivers and waterways worldwide. Most of the early passenger planes had the capability to takeoff and land on water. However, at the onset of the Cold War era, such planes began to fall out of fashion ..read more
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What Happened To The UK's Coventry Airport?
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by Jake Hardiman, Simple Flying Staff
1w ago
Despite much of the country's transportation infrastructure being centered around its capital city, the United Kingdom still has many cities outside London offering international scheduled services from their airports. Until 2008, Coventry was one such city, and its airport saw regularly scheduled passenger flights for many years ..read more
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Virgin Atlantic Sets New Record Of 5 Daily Flights To India As CEO Eyes "Infinite Demand"
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by James Pearson
2w ago
Virgin Atlantic has served India for nearly a quarter of a century, debuting from London Heathrow to Delhi in July 2000. Twenty-four years later, it has just commenced its first service to Bengaluru and has revealed that Mumbai flights will increase to double daily. It comes as the carrier's Chief Executive, Shai Weiss, said there is "infinite demand" to India ..read more
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The Unlikely Relationship Between BA CityFlyer And Norwich Airport
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by Jake Hardiman, Dr. Omar Memon
1M ago
Have you ever spotted a British Airways CityFlyer at Norwich Airport (NWI)? British Airways's regional subsidiary serves a number of destinations in Europe from its base at London City Airport (LCY). Watching over the LCY terminal, CityFlyer jets are a common site. However, CityFlyer aircraft are sometimes seen at NWI, presenting a unique relationship between the regional airline and NWI airport ..read more
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The Meanings Behind British Airways' Different Aircraft Registrations
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by Jake Hardiman
1M ago
Heathrow-based UK flag carrier British Airways operates a large and diverse fleet consisting of some 290 aircraft, according to data from ch-aviation. As is customary in the world of aviation, each of these bears a unique registration to differentiate it from its counterparts. They all start with the letter G, signifying that they are registered in the UK, but the remaining four letters carry various meanings ..read more
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The UK Airports With The Longest Delays
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by Luke Bodell
1M ago
While the situation at UK airports has undoubtedly improved since the significant operational disruption seen in recent years, passengers are still facing considerable delays at some airports. Four of the top ten UK airports with the longest delays in 2023 were in the London area, although the worst airport was in Scotland ..read more
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Wow: Delta Air Lines & Virgin Atlantic Have Record US-London Heathrow Flights This Summer
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by James Pearson
1M ago
Delta has served London Heathrow since 2008. This coincided with the signing of the EU-US open skies agreement, which replaced the highly restrictive Bermuda II arrangement. This meant the carrier could finally fly to the UK's busiest airport. Sixteen years later, Delta – and transatlantic joint venture partner Virgin Atlantic, of which it owns 49% – have a record number of US flights this summer ..read more
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Not The Best Start: Heathrow Airport Terminal 5's Teething Problems
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by Jake Hardiman
2M ago
Over the years, the UK's London Heathrow Airport (LHR) has developed from a basic postwar facility to a multi-terminal intercontinental hub that is among the busiest in Europe and, indeed, the world as a whole. One of the defining moments in the airport's recent history was the opening of its Terminal 5, which took place back in 2008. However, its early operations were marred by various teething problems ..read more
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Wow: Wizz Air Has Now Handled 6 Million Passengers At London Gatwick Airport
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by Jake Hardiman
2M ago
Wizz Air has announced that it has reached the milestone of transporting six million passengers to and from its operating base at London Gatwick Airport (LGW). The numbers have particularly picked up in recent months, and look set to continue to grow as the year progresses. Elsewhere, Luton recently saw a similar achievement ..read more
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