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Gatwick Progresses Plans for ‘Northern Runway’

Gatwick Airport has formally initiated the planning process to use the facility’s existing northern (standby) runway for regular operations. Management at the London hub have proposed bringing it into routine use by submitting a notice to the Planning Inspectorate (PINS)

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Revealed: The Busiest Day to Fly This Summer

With millions jetting off on a well-earned break, new research has uncovered which day of the summer is due to be the busiest. According to data published by aviation and travel analytics firm Cirium, August 23 will see the highest

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Low-cost From London to the Middle East

Jazeera Airways is to connect its Kuwait City base with London/Gatwick from October 27, opening the first new service between the UK and the Middle Eastern nation in 55 years. The low-cost carrier will fly daily services using Airbus A320neos.

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Record 2018 for London Airports

London’s biggest airports enjoyed a record-breaking 2018, with passenger numbers at an all-time high. Highlights included Heathrow passing the 80 million passenger figure for the first time in its history. Traffic at the west London hub was up 2.7% in 2018,

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A Second Runway for Gatwick?

Gatwick Airport has been accused of trying to create a second runway “by the back door” after unveiling a proposal to routinely utilise its existing standby runway. The draft master plan, published by the London hub on October 18, “reflects

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Gatwick Welcomes Back Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways will return to Gatwick on May 22 with the launch of a new double-daily service from Doha.  The oneworld carrier will use a two class Boeing 787 Dreamliner on the route, fitted with 22 seats in Business Class

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KPMG Appeals Monarch Slots Ruling

Administrator KPMG has launched an appeal after losing a High Court battle to retain lucrative airport slots held by the recently failed Monarch Airlines.  The UK’s fifth-biggest carrier ceased operations in early October after running into financial difficulties, leaving thousands

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easyJet Joins Forces to offer Long-Haul Flights

Passengers flying with easyJet will now be able to access long-haul services operated by Norwegian and WestJet following the launch of what the Luton-based carrier claims is “the first global airline connections service by a European low fares airline”.  The

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Bulgarian Eagle Takes Flight

Germania Group’s new aircraft, crew, maintenance, and insurance (ACMI) start-up, Bulgarian Eagle, has launched operations after receiving its certification. The airline’s 150-seat Airbus A319-112, LZ-AOA (c/n 3139), will be based at London/Gatwick from where it will initially operate on Germania

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New UK-US Links for Norwegian

Norwegian is introducing new services from Gatwick to Seattle and Denver.  The low-cost long-haul carrier will begin a four times weekly link to Seattle from September 17, flying on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Service to Denver will start on

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