UK aviation authorities have claimed they are working hard to mitigate the potential risks faced by the country’s aviation sector once the current Brexit transition period with the European Union ends on 31 December. From 1 January 2021, the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) will be required to take on new regulatory responsibilities, as Britain […]
EasyJet chief executive Johan Lundgren has warned the UK government that this is its “last chance to save the UK airline industry”, as its inaction could permanently hinder the local sector. According to Lundgren, a lack of targeted government support for the local aviation sector will only make the UK travel industry “increasingly reliant” on […]
British Airways flight BA269 travelling from London Heathrow to Los Angeles International was forced to turn around mid-air and return to London. The Boeing 787 Dreamliner took off from LHR at 4:40pm local time on Monday, headed for LAX, before it was forced to return to its origin. Around 30 minutes into the flight, BA269 […]
Virgin Atlantic has said it will cut 1,150 more jobs, despite securing a £1.2 billion (US$1.59 billion) rescue fund, which was signed off by a US court on Thursday. This brings total job cuts across the airline to over 4,300 since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent global aviation downturn. The airline said […]
London Heathrow Airport has informed workers unions it will seek to cut the pay of thousands of airport staff in light of the ongoing COVID-19 travel crisis, as well as a range of other cost-cutting measures. The airport has said it intends to introduce pay cuts of up to 20 per cent to about half […]
UK trade union Unite has argued new contracts offered to cabin crew fail to offer enough stability to employees, and could result in significant pay cuts.