Entries by Barry

Cathay Pacific cuts hundreds of jobs in major shake-up  

As we have previously reported Cathay have been evaluating how to cut costs. They have now announced some of their plans. The Hong Kong flagship carrier has said it will cut nearly 600 jobs as part of the biggest restructuring in 20 years. The cuts include 190 management jobs and 400 non-management staff working at […]

Crossrail hits buffers at Heathrow

Crossrail services may not now stop at Heathrow because of a legal row with the airport’s owners. The Heathrow Express service was built by the airport for more than £1 billion but the arrival of Crossrail next year may see the Heathrow Express threatened.  The airport’s owners want to recoup its past spending on the private […]

What do pilots actually do in the cruise?

Many of the general public believe pilots ‘do nothing’ in the cruise. There is no doubt a much lighter workload, but it is not true that we ‘do nothing’! This again varies quite a lot between short haul and long haul. Short haul – The time in the cruise will vary naturally depending on the […]

More air travellers are expected to fly in the US this summer despite airline incidents

 A record 234.1 million passengers are expected to fly on US-based carriers this summer, apparently not dissuaded by a series of customer-relations blowups in recent weeks. Airlines for America, which represents the airline industry, attributes the projected four per cent increase in summer travel to improving economic conditions, higher household net worth and lower airfares.  To accommodate the […]

Singapore Airline runs into turbulence as shares slump on surprise loss 

Investors sold off shares in the airline after it posted a surprise loss, with stock dropping more than six per cent.  The carrier cited ‘intense competition’ amid increasing cost pressures, as well as a fine related to anti-competitive behaviour in its cargo division. Group revenues in the three months to March 31 were flat at S$3.72bn. But Singapore […]

Norwegian offers Manhattan transfer for New York-bound passengers 

Norwegian has announced it will now be offering a shuttle service transporting customers directly to Manhattan when the airline begins flights from Edinburgh to Stewart airport in New York State on June 15.  Stewart is around 60 miles north of Manhattan and Norwegian’s shuttle service will be timed to meet flights. The trip to the New York Port Authority Bus […]

Ryanair offers first ever connecting flights in Rome 

Ryanair has launched its first connecting flights through Rome Fiumicino Airport, offering the opportunity to book and transfer directly onto connecting Ryanair flights for the first time. Connections are available to Alicante, Barcelona, Bari, Brussels, Catania, Comiso, Malta and Palermo, with more to follow. This is a big step for the airline who have increasingly along with other […]