The CAA data shows that during April to June 2011, the overall on-time performance (defined as the proportion of flights arriving or departing early or up to 15 minutes late) of scheduled flights at the ten UK airports monitored was 82%, four percentage points higher than in the second quarter of 2010.
Aviation Week will present the 14th annual MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul) Europe Conference and Exhibition and MRO Military Europe on September 26-29 at the IFEMA in Madrid—two of the leading MRO events in the world.
Flight comparison engine Fly.com saw a record five million flight searches in July, an increase of 46 per cent from the same period last year. The news comes as the site unveils a new look and feel, intended to simplify the flight comparison experience.
While perhaps the most global of industries, aviation has failed to create a truly global airline. But with rising fuel costs, falling prices and natural disasters all taking a toll, the crunch for legacy carriers across the globe is fast approaching. Here Breaking Travel News looks at the various strategies open to airlines as they seek to survive.
The International Air Transport Association has reported improving global aviation climate for May led by surging demand in the BRIC economies. Passenger traffic rose 6.8% compared to the same month last year, and 4% higher than the beginning of the year.
Babies balling their eyes out on flights can irritate even the calmest of passengers, but now an airline has come up with a solution. Malaysia Airlines has confirmed that it has placed a ban on infants from flying in the first-class cabin.
The UK government is to offer greater financial protection for millions more package holidaymakers under the ATOL scheme. The programme, which is run by the CAA, currently covers against tour operator collapses but the new proposals will be extended to include air ticket-only trips.
Infant ticket prices on low-cost carriers have increased so much over the past year that it can prove cheaper to book separate seats rather than sitting a child on your lap, according to new research.
Sustainable profit is the key to future success of global aviation, according to head of the International Air Transport Association. Speaking at the aviation body’s 67th AGM in Singapore, Director General and CEO Giovanni Bisignani called upon the industry to build a sustainable future based on renewed leadership, continuous innovation, and co-operation.
An extra 28 million passengers a year could take to the skies if European airports were allocated slots more efficiently, a study by the European Union has concluded. The study into the use of Europe’s airspace and major hubs found that more efficient use could add £4.4 billion to the economies of Europe between 2012 and 2015.
A record number of passengers are set to fly this month, despite airlines downsizing their schedules due to the Japanese tsunami and earthquakes. The growth is being fuelled by the Middle East and Asia, as well as low-cost carriers across the globe.