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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Etihad Boosts Heathrow Year-Round Frequency

Etihad Airways will add a fourth year-round daily rotation between its Abu Dhabi hub and Heathrow within its upcoming winter schedule. The UAE national carrier says the enhanced frequency will launch on October 27 to link the two capitals and

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Delta’s New Cabins Coming to London

Delta Air Lines is poised to deploy its new business class and premium economy products on several transatlantic routes. The US giant has announced plans to roster Boeing 767-400s with the new cabins on a series of key services into

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Royal Seal of Approval

Her Majesty The Queen has visited British Airways headquarters at Waterside, Heathrow, as part of the airline’s centenary celebrations. During her visit on May 23, the Queen was introduced to cabin crew who were dressed in heritage uniforms from across

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Aer Lingus Reveals “New Premium Travel Experience”

Irish flag carrier Aer Lingus has announced the launch of AerSpace, a new fare option which promises short-haul guests a “premium travel experience”. From September 1, passengers flying to select destinations across the UK and Europe will be guaranteed an

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New Air Traffic Control System for Toronto

Toronto/Pearson, Canada’s busiest airport, is to receive a boost from a new air traffic control system. Intelligent Approach, developed by UK air traffic services provider NATS and technology company Leidos, separates arriving aircraft by time rather than distance. The software

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High Court Backs Heathrow Expansion

The High Court in London has today (May 1) ruled in favour of the government’s plan for a £14bn expansion of Heathrow airport, rejecting five legal challenges to construction of a third runway at the UK’s largest aviation hub. Handing

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United to Boost Premium Seating

United Airlines plans to add more than 1,600 new business class and first class seats across its domestic, regional and international fleet. The Chicago-based firm said the move was “the next step in its commitment to making customers more comfortable”.

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Virgin Atlantic Reveals New Middle East Route

British carrier Virgin Atlantic has announced it will launch flights from London Heathrow to Tel Aviv/Ben Gurion from this autumn. The first scheduled service is due to take place on September 25, and will mark the start of a new

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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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