Entries by Barry

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 […]

US Global expected to be major player in the region

 Officials of the new US Global Airways hope to offer overseas destinations from Stewart International Airport by the end of the year. The airline is a rebranding of Baltia Airlines, a company that has been based at JFK Airport, but has never flown in its 27-year existence!  US Global President Anthony Koulouris said they hope to eventually provide routes to St. […]

Gatwick Airport plots growth in spite of no runway green light 

Gatwick is pushing ahead on growth plans, with £240m investment for the year ahead, despite missing out on approval for a second runway last year. The London airport announced this week the award of its airport planning services framework with Arup, Atkins and Jacobs on board to help with capacity assessments, as Gatwick looks at future growth.  As the Government gave the green light to […]

easyJet about to commence huge pilot recruitment campaign!

At the beginning of June, easyJet will be launching a recruitment drive for up to 450 new pilots in a campaign it calls ‘For the love of Flying’. easyJet recruited 426 pilots last year so this year’s target would be a record. Opportunities will range from cadet pilots embarking on new careers to experienced First […]