Entries by Barry

easyJet reaches out to Monarch employees

easyJet has today reached out to Monarch employees to encourage them to apply. As part of the airline’s latest and largest ever recruitment, there are still opportunities for 100 cabin crew in Luton, 400 in Gatwick as well as a number of direct entry Captains. A number of roles are also being advertised at easyJet’s […]

A summary of the latest on Ryanair chaos from UK press

We summarise some of the coverage Ryanair has been getting in the press with updates on the current situation. If you haven’t heard to a Ryanair pilots interview on LBC it is a good listen – http://www.lbc.co.uk/radio/presenters/nick-ferrari/furious-ryanair-pilot-calls-lbc-on-working/ Ryanair is emailing passengers impacted by its flights cancellations offering them a £40 voucher towards a future flight.  The […]

New airline ‘for millennials’ opens for bookings 

Air France’s new airline aimed at ‘millennial’ travellers is now open for bookings.  Joon is based in Charles de Gaulle Airport, and will begin flying on December 1. It is taking bookings for four cities in Europe: Barcelona, Berlin, Lisbon and Porto, costing from €39 each way. There will be long-haul flights to Fortaleza in Brazil and Mahe in the Seychelles next summer.  […]

IAG’s LEVEL eyeing 30-aircraft fleet by 2022 

LEVEL will expand its fleet to up to 30 aircraft within five years as it plots long-haul expansion beyond its initial Barcelona-based operation.  IAG chief executive Willie Walsh also confirmed Level is to be spun off into a standalone business with its own air operator’s certificate.  The airline launched operations in June from Barcelona using two Airbus […]

easyJet and Lufthansa in talks to buy Air Berlin 

Air Berlin’s creditors have picked German flagship carrier Lufthansa and easyJet as possible buyers for Air Berlin, and the creditors will negotiate with them for the next three weeks.  Two sources independent sources have said that Lufthansa was set to pick up a large part of the carrier. Lufthansa‘s chief executive has previously said that the carrier wanted to secure 39 crewed […]

Insolvent Air Berlin warns on future as 200 pilots call in sick 

Air Berlin has been forced to cancel around 100 flights after an ‘exceptionally high’ number of its pilots called in sick on 10 days ago.   The airline, which filed for insolvency last month and is only still operating because of a German government bridging loan, said the apparent strike threatened its existence and hurt its chances […]

French strikes bring misery to 20,000 passengers 

Industrial action by French air traffic controllers 2 weeks ago will have yet again caused the cancellation of many passengers’ flights.    Ryanair was among the worst affected airlines, with disruption on flights to Barcelona, Bergerac, Blagnac, Bordeaux, Madrid, Marseille, Palma, Perpignan, Nimes and Ibiza.    The carrier’s marketing director, Kenny Jacobs is quoted as saying: “Enough […]

United Airlines will fly non-stop from Houston to Australia 

United Airlines will launch a new signature long-haul route from its hub at Houston Bush Intercontinental Airport. The carrier says it plans to launch a service to Sydney on January 18, flying the 8,596-mile flight on Boeing 787-9 ‘Dreamliners.‘  The route would become the second-longest flown by any US airline, and would be the only one connecting Houston to Australia. 

Airlines demand action after summer flight delays rise 

Flight delays for European airlines were up 12 per cent in July compared with the same month last year, and they were 35 per cent higher than two years ago.  As a result, members of the airline pressure group A4E have written a joint letter expressing their concerns regarding the disruption to the European Air Navigation Service (ANS).  According to A4E, […]

Little-known budget airline announces plans for £150 fares from UK to India

 The low-cost long-haul revolution is expected to touch down in India next year with no-frills carrier Scoot aiming to launch non-stop flights from Europe to cities including Mumbai and Delhi for around £150.  The budget subsidiary of Singapore Airlines says it hopes to start flights between India and Europe using its so-called ‘fifth freedom’ privilege, which […]