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Wizz Air to connect London to Moscow and St Petersburg

Two news Wizz Air UK services from its London Luton base announced -  to Moscow’s Vnukovo International Airport, and Pulkovo Airport in St Petersburg  Flights on the Moscow route will launch on 1 October 2019 and operate daily. The St Petersburg route, on which Wizz Air UK will be the sole British operating carrier, will also launch on 1 October 2019 and operate daily....

New Association is born - The Air Charter Association

In 1949 the Baltic Air Charter Association was founded at London’s Baltic Exchange.  Throughout those 70 years the association has focussed heavily on representing the interests of professional organisations and individuals working in the air charter industry with regulatory authorities and Governments around the globe. With only two brand refreshes in those 70 years, the Counci...

Piper Malibu and its UK pilots to claim new World Record

  16 countries in 24 hours with Piper Malibu light aircraft!  Intrepid British pilots Mike Roberts and Nicholas Rogers are awaiting formal verification of their feat from the Guinness World Record Organisation. Currently it lists the most countries visited by fixed wing aircraft in 24 hrs as 11, achieved by James van der Hoorn and Iain Macleod b...

Congratulation - Five Years of Norwegian Low-cost Long-haul Service to London Gatwick

Time to celebrate the fifth anniversary of Norwegian long-haul routes from the United States to London Gatwick, a nonstop service with unbeatable low fares, featuring new planes! London is the crown jewel in Norwegian’s U.S. network with nearly 1 million passengers carried each year. July 2014 marked the beginning of Norwegian’s long-haul expansion from the U.S. to London...

London City Airport master plan, a vision for the airport to 2035

London City Airport has published a draft master plan, detailing how it could respond to continued demand for business and leisure air travel, in a sustainable and responsible way, over the next 15 years.    It follows a 42% increase in passengers at London’s most central airport over the past five years and the continued shift in London’s centre of gravity towards the east...

A boom of private jet bookings ahead of all-English European football finals

Passion is a force considered as an engine for so many things... Passion for football, quite an amazing force... So what's happening ahead of all-English European football finals of 2019? How football fans are travelling, how they are flyiing? According to Luxaviation UK, there is a surge in requests and bookings ahead of the UEFA Champions League and Europa League finals, more than do...

Gulfstream offers aircraft line maintenance at TAG Farnborough Airport

Let us present latest announcements, made by Gulfstream Aerospace at EBACE. The first one - the aircraft line maintenance from a hangar on-site at TAG Farnborough Airport. Gulfstream’s service center at London Luton Airport remains fully operational for scheduled and unscheduled maintenance. Meanwhile, construction of the company’s new 220,060-square-foot/20,444-sq...

Latest updates from TAG Farnborough Airport

Fuelling the Future: TAG Farnborough Airport hosts Sustainable Alternative Jet Fuel Initiative  Underlining the airport’s commitment to responsible and sustainable development, TAG Farnborough Airport is hosting “Fuelling the Future”, a Sustainable Alternative Jet Fuel initiative event taking place on 18th May 2019. TAG Farnborough Airport became the first business...

New heliports in London, benefits of helicopters & VTOL aircraft

Robert Walters, London Biggin Hill Airport business development director, has given evidence at City Hall regarding the emerging London Plan Policy for Aviation, particularly Policy T8, point J, which seeks to stop the building of new heliports in the capital and aims to take steps to reduce the number of helicopters flying over London. It is our belief that this policy will harm London&rs...

Whats'Up in London Oxford Airport

All industry professionals are aware of different airport ratings, best in the region, best in the country, best i the city... Especially for important business aviation airports it's a "must be" to be among the TOP winners. No need to explain strategic London's place in business aviation. So, let's have a look Whats'Up in London Oxford Airport. Changes has been...

Record growth in air traffic movements in TAG Farnborough Airport

Customers from around the World are coming to TAG Farnborough Airport, including from Asia which continues to be an important market.  In 2018,TAG Farnborough Airport reported the highest ever number of total annual movements, surpassing the previous record from 2007 by 8.2 per cent. For the full year 2018, TAG Farnborough Airport saw a year-on-year increase in air traffic movements of...

New Chairman Nick Weston outlines his vision for BACA – The Air Charter Association

TheBACA Spring Lunch took place at Merchant Taylors Hall in London on April 3rd where a record number of guests saw past chairman Richard Mumford officially hand over the chain of office to new chair Nick Weston. The Spring Lunch has become so successful that to cope with the demand for tickets there was a secondary annex, with screens linked to the main hall. Richard Mumford summed up his thre...