Airport News

19th October 2017

Wizz Air UK to expand UK market from London Luton Airport

A Hungarian-based airline said it was “committed to the UK market” after applying for an operator’s licence. Wizz Air wants to expand at London Luton Airport and employ more than 100 people by the end of 2018. The company applied for a UK flying licence from the Civil Aviation Authority. Chief executive Jozsef Varadi said the move would “bring additional investment and jobs”. “The UK remains the single biggest travel market in Europe,” said Mr Varadi. ‘Brexit-ready’ “It is a natural next step in the development of our UK business and will bring additional investment and jobs. “This move is also part of our broader strategy to ensure that our UK operations are Brexit-ready.” He said […]
10th October 2017

LLA enjoys another record month

Almost 1.5 million passengers flew through London Luton Airport (LLA) in September, representing a 6% rise compared with the same month last year. This latest increase marks the 42nd consecutive month of growth for LLA. Although passenger demand continues to soar, a lack of adequate public transport links is restricting the number of travellers who choose to use LLA and the UK’s ability to maximise available air capacity ahead of a new runway at Heathrow. It is also constraining the airport’s potential contribution to the regional and national economy. Currently LLA is the only major London airport without a direct express-style rail service. As part of the upcoming East Midlands rail refranchising process, LLA is calling […]
20th September 2017

Long haul surge takes Gatwick past 8 million summer holiday passengers for first time ever

4.9m passengers travelled through Gatwick in August marking the airport’s busiest ever month (up 2.1%) with +25.6% growth in cargo 8.1 million passengers travelled through Gatwick in the biggest-ever school summer holidays Long-haul destinations +11.1% in August London Gatwick has achieved the busiest school summer holidays in its history with 8.1 million passengers travelling through the airport over the seven-week period. This is a 2.1% increase on 2016 and the first time Gatwick has ever reached the eight million passengers mark during the summer break. This August alone, 4.9 million passengers travelled through Gatwick resulting in the biggest month in the airport’s history. A substantial rise in passengers taking long-haul summer breaks played a part in […]
14th September 2017

Luton airport announces record summer passenger numbers

Luton airport is moving forward with plans for improved transport links on the back of a record summer. Passengers using the airport grew by 6.8% year-on-year in August to 1.6 million, representing the 41st consecutive month of growth. A total of 4.7 million passengers were recorded between June and August, a 7% increase compared with the same period last year, making it the busiest summer in the airport’s 79-year history. The airport is working with the Department for Transport and rail operators to secure a dedicated airport express-style rail service as part of an upcoming East Midlands rail refranchising process. In addition, plans by the airport’s owner for a £200 million mass passenger transit system linking […]
6th September 2017
manchester airport

Manchester Airport crowned best in the UK at Travel Bulletin Star Awards

The airport — which is the third largest in the country — fought off competition from the likes of Heathrow, Liverpool and Birmingham to receive the accolade at the Travel Bulletin Star Awards. In 2017, the airport has added San Francisco and Muscat to its list of destinations and has also begun work on a £1 billion transformation programme. Patrick Alexander Head of Marketing for Manchester Airport, said: “We’re delighted to receive this fantastic award and would like to thank all the travel agents and people who voted for Manchester Airport. “2017 has been an incredible year for the airport with record passenger numbers, the beginning of work on our £1bn transformation project and expansion by […]
31st August 2017

This is the future of Manchester Airport – featuring a showcase ‘Super Terminal’ after a £1bn expansion

New footage reveals what passengers can expect from Manchester Airport’s ‘Super Terminal’ following a £1bn expansion. Today’s film and new photographs take us into the two-level departures and shopping area, where glass, geometric shapes, plants, logs and trees abound. Last February, the airport released video giving a pilot’s-eye view of runways, taxiways, a new road system and queue-busting check-in technology, but this latest footage takes us further into the project. The centrepiece appears to be a huge living wall, decked out in evergreens and flowing over both floors of the terminal. Perched upon the wall is a giant bee – known as a symbol of Manchester’s industrious past and present. The floor is marked out in […]