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Wizz Air Profits Up 28%

Wizz Air has announced an increase of net profits for the 2016-2017 financial year of 28% to €246 million Euros. Shares in the airline increased by 12% to £21.77 as a result. The airline states that travel demand to and from the UK has remained strong since the Brexit vote. It’s due to open an […]

Mike Langley Foundation Launched

The Kura Aviation board have launched the Mike Langley foundation. It aims to support aspiring pilots who don’t have the financial means to complete their flight training. “The Mike Langley Foundation is a charitable trust that aims to help those with a dream to become a commercial airline pilot, those with the passion to succeed but […]

How will European aviation change after Brexit?

The UK should officially exit the EU by 31st March 2019. There is much to negotiate and resolve between the UK and the EU. The aviation industry in the U.K is particularly concerned. Ryanair in particularly have been very vocal in their concerns as they are based in Ireland which is not in the U.K. and […]

Jet2.com continue impressive financial performance

Jet2.com continue to out perform market expectations. Dart Group PLC the parent company of Jet2.com have said their profits for the tax year ending March 2017 will be released in July but they are expected to be higher than originally forecast. This is mainly due to lower winter losses and capital expenditure in opening their new bases at […]

BA announce wholesale changes and product improvements

British Airways has announced a £400million upgrade to its club world product. The airline CEO Alex Cruz has said “We need to deliver what our customers value most, where they value it most. We need to focus on enhancing premium, offering contemporary service, improved catering and lounges and a consistent experience. In economy where we […]

What is family life like as an Airline Pilot?

We get asked this question a lot, it is difficult to answer accurately as it totally depends on the airline, the fleet you’re on within that airline, industrial agreements, regulatory body (Flight Time Limitations) and the airlines route network. Short haul for many airlines does not involve nightstopping. This means the pilot goes to work […]