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London Luton Airport sees strong growth in January

London Luton Airport sees strong growth in January

London Luton Airport enjoyed a bright start to 2017 as passenger numbers grew by 20.1 per cent in January compared with the same month last year. Over 985,000 travellers passed through the airport last month, representing thirty-four consecutive months of double-digit passenger growth.

Iberia expands Madrid-Barcelona air bridge with Vueling partnership

Iberia expands Madrid-Barcelona air bridge with Vueling partnership

Iberia has unveiled its new walk-on air shuttle service between Madrid and Barcelona, known as the Puente Aéreo. The airline hopes the redesigned service will maintain its existing advantages, while adding flexibility, new facilities for customers, and more flights to choose from, thanks to the agreement reached with Vueling to operate this route jointly.

Hamburg Airport evacuated as unknown toxin harms passengers

Hamburg Airport evacuated as unknown toxin harms passengers

Hamburg Airport in Germany was briefly evacuated earlier today and over 68 people experienced breathing difficulties after an irritant gas was released into the air. Both terminals were cleared and flights halted after people complained of eye irritation and breathing problems.

Finnair boosts Russia flights for summer 2017

Finnair boosts Russia flights for summer 2017

Finnair has announced it will offer more connections to Moscow and St Petersburg in Russia, further improving connectivity with Finnair’s network from the UK. The additional services will make the two cities even easier to reach for leisure and business travellers alike.

Heathrow Airport soars to record breaking month

Heathrow Airport soars to record breaking month

Heathrow Airport welcomed a record 5.74 million passengers in January, an increase of 4.2 per cent on the same month of last year. The rise came alongside a 4.4 per cent growth in cargo volumes.

Long-haul departures drive Gatwick Airport skyward

Long-haul departures drive Gatwick Airport skyward

Gatwick Airport saw 2.8 million passengers travelling through the airport in January, up 12.1 per cent on 2016. Long-haul routes continue their booming growth at Gatwick, up 23.2 per cent on January 2016.

Hahn Air signs Eurostar partnership

Hahn Air signs Eurostar partnership

Hahn Air is expanding its network of over 300 air, rail and shuttle partners with high-speed rail operator Eurostar. The UK-based train services are now available to travel agents worldwide for ticketing on Hahn Air’s HR-169 document with the exception of the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Belgium and the Netherlands.