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Decade of Emirates’ A380 at Heathrow

Emirates is celebrating 10 years of Airbus A380 operations at London’s Heathrow Airport. The first scheduled service from Dubai by the superjumbo was on December 1, 2008. Since then, the airline says it was carried more than 12.3 million passengers

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British Airways Retires 767

Nearly 30 years after entering service, British Airways has bid farewell to the Boeing 767 after a final commercial flight from Larnaca to Heathrow on November 25. The service took place on British Airways’ 767-300 registered G-BZHA (c/n 29230). The

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Flybe Confirms Takeover Talks

Europe’s largest regional airline, Flybe has confirmed it is in talks with Virgin Atlantic about a potential takeover. The formal sale process was announced by the Exeter-based carrier earlier in the month as it attempts to shore up its balance

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EasyJet’s Electric Ambitions

The boss of easyJet says the airline has made significant progress towards its goal of flying fully-electric aircraft on commercial passenger services. The carrier confirmed that US-partner, Wright Electric, has applied for the patent on a “novel motor design” for an

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Virgin Adds More Flights at Heathrow

Virgin Atlantic is growing its presence at Heathrow with the addition of three new services next spring. The UK-based carrier will move its Las Vegas flight from Gatwick to Heathrow and introduce the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on the route.  Virgin

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South African Alters London Service

South African Airways (SAA) will introduce its Airbus A330-300 fleet on flights to London from March 25.  As part of the changes, the carrier is reducing the frequency of flights from Johannesburg to Heathrow to a single daily rotation. “We

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Asiana Receives Maiden A350

Asiana Airlines has taken delivery of its first Airbus A350-941, HL8078 (c/n 094).  The aircraft was handed over to the South Korean carrier on April 24 at the manufacturer’s Toulouse facility and has been acquired through a sale and leaseback

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Heathrow Gets the Go-Ahead…Again

The British Government has officially backed London/Heathrow’s proposal for increasing runway capacity in the southeast of England.  Announcing its decision in a written statement on October 25, the Department for Transport said building a third runway at the airport –

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Carriers Co-locate at Heathrow

SkyTeam alliance member Delta Air Lines will operate exclusively from London/Heathrow’s Terminal 3 from September 14. The carrier will transfer its Atlanta, Detroit, Minneapolis, Salt Lake City and Philadelphia flights from Terminal 4 to join the New York-JFK, Boston and

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Heathrow Ramps up Noise Monitoring

London/Heathrow has begun the installation of 50 new noise monitors as part of a long-term plan to provide real-time noise measurements to local residents.  The airport is adding the new equipment, and upgrading its existing monitoring network, under the latest

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