Wizz Air has reached a total of 60 million UK passengers since its first flight from London Luton to Katowice, Poland, in 2004. In 2019 alone Wizz Air has flown over 9.2 million passengers, representing a 26 per cent growth year-on-year.
Boeing has predicted a “mid-2020” return to service for the 737 Max, months later than anticipated. Trading was halted in Boeing shares following release of the news, with the price having fallen five per cent earlier.
British Airways has appointed Rogier van Enk to the role of head of distribution, reporting to chief commercial officer, Andrew Brem.
The 30-seater Dornier 328 jet will take its inaugural flight on February 14th, departing from London’s Biggin Hill Airport to Samedan St. Moritz, running on selected dates in February thereafter.
Manchester Airport has revealed its quickest ever transatlantic route will launch later this year. Direct flights to Halifax in Canada will start in June with WestJet, which will start operating from the northern gateway for the first time.
Prague Airport handled a total of 17,804,900 passengers in 2019. That means that approximately one million more passengers passed through the airport than in 2018, which sets another historic record and a six per cent year-on-year increase.
Aegean set a new traffic record in 2019, nearly reaching the 15 million passenger threshold. The carrier recorded a seven per cent increase in total passenger traffic last year, a significant achievement marking 20 years of operation.
Formalised at a press conference at Cultureplex in Manchester, the new two-year alliance includes a collaboration agreement between the two cities, the sharing of best practices in tourism marketing and a partnership with Virgin Atlantic to stimulate reciprocal travel.
Ryanair has written to chancellor of the exchequer, Sajid Javid, calling on him to extend the air passenger duty ‘holiday’ given to Flybe to all UK airlines.
Starting from January 27th, and subject to regulatory approval, the new agreement will strengthen the two airlines’ strategic partnership, first initiated in 2001.
The trade and tourism industries across the east of England are set to receive a major boost next month as Air India launches a new flight from Stansted. The national carrier will fly direct to Mumbai for the first time.
airBaltic carried 5,049,317 passengers in 2019, or 22 per cent more than the year before, on its network. The figure is the highest number in the history of the Latvian airline.