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Airport News

25th January 2017

Green light for £300m Luton complex praised by Park First

Park First has praised news of a £300 million development set to be built next to its Luton airport car parking site has been given the green light. The council has given the go-ahead for the former Vauxhall car plant site to be turned into a mixed-use development featuring apartments, a hotel, medical centre, park, retail and leisure complex – as well as Luton’s tallest building. The site is adjacent to Park First’s Luton car parking site, which serves London Luton Airport customers under the Swift Park brand. The Napier Gateway development – scheduled for completion in 2020 – is the brainchild of J2 Global, who are gearing up to start work on the 24.5 hectare […]
20th January 2017

New international flights see Glasgow Airport passenger numbers soar

The introduction of new flights to France, Belgium and South Korea has seen passenger numbers at Glasgow Airport soar by 650,000 in the past year. A total of 9.4 million passengers passed through the airport on its 50th anniversary year, a rise credited to the 25 new routes brought on board during 2016. It is now predicting further growth with new flights to Munich, Bergen, Lisbon, Valencia, Palanga in Lithuania and Zadar in Croatia being introduced in the next 12 months. But Glasgow Airport’s managing director called of an immediate introduction of the proposed cut to air passenger duty (APD). Amanda McMillan said: “If we are to realise further growth we must remain competitive with other […]
13th January 2017

2016 – Record Breaking Year for London Luton Airport

18.5% year on year growth in passengers December passenger numbers up 25% on 2015 Transformation taking shape in 2017 14.5 million passengers travelled through London Luton Airport (LLA) last year, making 2016 the busiest year ever in the airport’s history. The record figure represents annual growth of 18.5% compared to 2015. LLA has now seen thirty three months of consecutive passenger growth, with each percentage increase reaching double digits. December saw a 24.6% rise in passenger numbers compared with the same month in 2015. To meet the continued demand from passengers, the largest single investment in its 79 history is underway to transform the airport. This will increase annual capacity by 50% from 12 million to […]
11th January 2017

Norwegian prepares for continued growth at Edinburgh Airport

Low-cost airline Norwegian has announced it will be creating more than 130 crew and pilot jobs in Scotland as it prepares for continued growth at Edinburgh Airport in 2017. Norwegian began flying from Edinburgh in 2009 and has now flown over 1.1 million passengers with services to six European destinations. With a range of new aircraft being delivered in 2017, including the Boeing 737 MAX, Norwegian is planning further new routes from Edinburgh. The new routes include plans for low-cost transatlantic flights from Edinburgh to the US east coast which are expected to be announced in the coming weeks. Along with offering affordable transatlantic travel to Scottish passengers, the new routes are also expected to generate […]
9th January 2017

Game of Thrones fans help Gatwick Airport hit record number of passengers in 2016

A record number of people travelled through London Gatwick in 2016, thanks in part to Game of Thrones fans flying to Northern Ireland to see the TV show’s set, the airport has claimed. Forty-three million passengers passed through Gatwick last year, up 3m from 2015. The Sussex airport enjoyed a record December that saw a 15pc increase in the number of passengers from the same month in 2015. Numbers were boosted by a 27pc growth in Gatwick’s long-haul services, while cargo metric tonnage rose 13pc. The airport credited Game of Thrones with helping to make Belfast the destination with the biggest passenger increase last year. Nearly 400,000 more passengers flew to Belfast International last year, an […]
4th January 2017

London Flights from Oakland to Increase with Norwegian Air Expansion

Port of Oakland explains the change for flights from Oakland International Airport to London’s Gatwick Airport beginning April 18. From the Port of Oakland: Flights from Oakland International Airport to London’s Gatwick Airport (LGW) will jump from three to five times weekly beginning April 18, 2017 on Norwegian. The airline has said that it will serve London-Gatwick from Oakland on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, all aboard brand new 349-passenger Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft.

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