Uk Airports News
NATS claims huge public support for aviation in UK
An overwhelming majority of the British public have a positive view of aviation, which they see as important both personally, and to the UK economy as a whole, according to new research.
Cyrrus acquires Brighton City Airport
Cyrrus has acquired Brighton City Airport with the backing of a six-figure funding package from HSBC UK. The North Yorkshire-based company, established in 2007 in Thirsk, is a global aviation consultancy which provides a range of specialist aviation support services to airports in the UK and overseas.
IATA urges reform of UK aviation sector
The International Air Transport Association has warned that up to 120,000 jobs supported by air transport could be at risk from an erosion of UK air transport competitiveness.
UK government launches consultation on long-term future of aviation sector
The document proposes new measures to ensure the UK’s aviation sector continues to bring significant benefits to the UK economy and citizens up to 2050 and beyond, including a new passenger charter, practical requirements to reduce emissions and noise levels and more use of innovative technology.
UK government reveals aviation policy consultation
Shaping aviation to help boost economic growth, connectivity and skills will be at the centre of a new strategy to prepare the industry for the next the decades and beyond, the government announced today.
Which?: A quarter of all UK flights delayed
One in three easyJet flights arrived at least 15 minutes late last year, according to a survey in Which? magazine. Which? examined data from the airline regulator, the Civil Aviation Authority, covering flights arriving in 25 UK airports, on 35 different airlines during 2016.
Breaking Travel News investigates: Plaza Premium Group
Plaza Premium Group operates in more than 140 locations in 35 airports globally, and counts over 3,500 employees. During a recent visit to London Heathrow, Breaking Travel News editor Chris O’Toole called into their Terminal 4 facility to discover all that is good about air travel.
UK government urged to act over airport capacity
The opportunity to end decades of political dithering on airport expansion has been squandered, the UK transport committee has argued in a report on airport expansion in the south-east of England. In the report, the committee urges the secretary of state to set out a clear timetable for expansion, making clear the measures which have been accepted or rejected and the work which needs to be completed.
UK to review VAT savings at airside shops
UK chancellor George Osborne has confirmed the government will launch a review into airport sales to make sure VAT savings are being passed on to shoppers. As thousands of travellers head off for New Year’s getaways, the chancellor confirmed that the extensive review will make sure that VAT relief in airports is leading to savings for shoppers, as it is intended to do.
UK government delays runway decision
The British government has delayed a decision on the potential construction of a new runway in the south-east of England until at least the middle of 2016. Citing concerns over the environmental impact of the development, the department for transport said more work was needed to fully understand the risks.
Chancellor considers APD changes in UK budget
UK chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne has issued a discussion paper on possible changes to Air Passenger Duty as part of his latest budget. Although not committing the government to any changes in the unpopular levy, the paper will consider options such as devolving air passenger duty within the English regions.
Air Canada sets out summer timetable for UK travellers
Air Canada has announced that it will offer more daily flights from the UK to Canada than any other airline, with up to 88 non-stop services per week to eight major Canadian cities scheduled for summer 2015. From London Heathrow, Air Canada will operate direct flights to Toronto four times a day, daily to Montréal, Vancouver, Calgary, Halifax, Ottawa and St. John’s, and three times per week to Edmonton.