Holiday Extras Travel News
Wimbledon 2009 | Time for a British victory? - 11/10/2021
This June/July sees the eagerly anticipated All England Lawn Tennis Championships return to Wimbledon, with hopes of a British victory higher than ever before.
Long-term plan 'needed for tourism' - 11/10/2021
Tourism leaders have said that a long-term plan is needed to ensure the sustainability of the travel market.
New planes for Eos Airlines - 04/10/2021
An airline which offers an "uncrowded" travel experience for transatlantic holiday makers has revealed that it expanding its fleet of aircrafts as it prepared to increase the number of flights it offers.
Glasgow Airport Builds for the Future - 28/09/2021
Construction work has begun on the new £30 million 'skyhub' at Glasgow airport, part of BAA's planned £200 million investment at the site over the next decade.
Netflights summer hotel offer | Save up to £150 on hotels - 28/09/2021
Netflights.com, part of the Thomas Cook Group, is running a special flight and hotel offer for one week only, hoping to tempt British holidaymakers disappointed by our lacklustre summer.
Aer Lingus launches new routes | Fly from London Gatwick Airport - 06/09/2021
Low-cost airline Aer Lingus has announced plans to operate six new flight routes from London Gatwick Airport.
Austrian carrier wins award - 06/09/2021
Tyrolean Airways, part of the Austrian Airlines group, has won a European Regions Airline Association award.
Low fares airline easyJet adds passengers - 23/08/2021
Passenger numbers at low cost airline easyJet grew by 12.4% to just over 9 million in the last quarter of 2007.
Grand Canyon tops travel wishlist | City breaks popular in The Bucket List - 09/08/2021
A new survey has discovered the places Brits would most like to travel to before they kick the bucket.
Ryanair moves to online check-in | Web check-in and bag-drop for all new bookings - 09/08/2021
Ryanair, Europe's largest low cost airline, has announced that from Wednesday May 20th passengers with new bookings will no longer be able to check in at the airport.
Airline Ryanair offers 1 million seats for 1p - 02/08/2021
Low fares airline Ryanair is offering one million seats for just 1p including taxes and charges from Tuesday following the upgrading of its website.
easyJet to offer weddings in the clouds? | Airline looks to wed passengers - 28/07/2021
In an era when more and more couples are looking to wed in extraordinary and unforgettable circumstances, easyJet has taken the bold step of investigating whether its pilots could become authorised to officiate weddings during flights
Emirates Airline launches Environment flight | the most environmentally sound flight and route - 07/07/2021
Today sees the worlds longest green flight trial as Emirates Airline flies from Dubai to San Francisco.
Passengers down at BAA UK airports - 07/07/2021
Passenger numbers at BAAs seven UK airports were down 2% overall in January, but Gatwick and Edinburgh airport saw increases.
Channel Islands travel insurance | Make sure you are covered - 07/07/2021
Since April 1, 2009, travellers to the Channel Islands face the possibility of being liable for any medical expenses accrued during their time on the islands.
KLM pledges environmental improvements - 06/07/2021
Airline KLM will sign a pioneering environmental deal with the World Wildlife Fund (WNF) later to today (July 13th).
New flights to Liverpool airport | Ryanair to launch daily flights from Ireland - 06/07/2021
Low cost airline Ryanair will launch daily flights to Liverpool John Lennon airport from Ireland West Knock airport from 27th October.
Virgin flies to Mauritius - 01/06/2021
Virgin Atlantic has announced that it will offer a twice weekly service to Mauritius from London's Heathrow Airport in the future.
Travel agents 'get regulated' - 01/06/2021
In the future, travel agents which sell holiday insurance to their customers will be regulated by the Financial Services Authority (FSA).
'Still a role for travel agents' - 01/06/2021
While the internet has become a popular tool for booking holidays, traditional travel agents still have a role to play in the sector.
Holidaymakers could save by searching of foreign currency deals' - 24/08/2020
People planning on jetting off on holiday this summer could be wasting money by not searching for the most competitive deals on their foreign currency, a consumer website has warned.
Holidays are 'worth the debt' - 24/08/2020
Some people from the UK use their credit cards to pay for holidays, putting them in a position where their break puts them into debt, a new survey has revealed.
Airline gets more planes - 24/08/2020
Silverjet - an airline which offers business-class only flights between London and New York - has revealed that it plans to acquire two new planes.
Ryanair extends guarantee - 24/08/2020
Low-cost carrier Ryanair has said that it will extend its lowest fare guarantee until the end of the month.
More Ryanair routes revealed - 24/08/2020
Ryanair, Europe's largest low-cost carrier, has announced several new routes from its base at Stockholm Skavsta, including one to the UK.
EU 'plans to block Ryanair acquisition' - 24/08/2020
Ryanair has reacted angrily to the leaked news that the European Commission plans to blocks its offer for Aer Lingus.
Ryanair customers happy - 24/08/2020
Ryanair, Europe's largest low-cost carrier, has revealed that more of its planes departed and landed on time in May.
New route at Newcastle - 24/08/2020
Irish carrier Aer Arann has said that it will launch a new service between Newcastle and Galway.
Tony Blair 'should make long-weekends mandatory' - 24/08/2020
As Tony Blair hands over the role of prime minister, a new survey has revealed what people from the UK think Mr Blair should do with his last minute in power.
EU defends Ryanair decision - 24/08/2020
A spokesperson for the European Commission has rejected Ryanair's claims that it acted unfairly in blocking a merger between the airline and rival Aer Lingus.
Ryanair extends guarantee - 24/08/2020
Low-cost carrier Ryanair has extended its lowest price guarantee across all its routes until the end of September.
Rail alliance aims to compete with airlines - 24/08/2020
A new rail alliance that will see closer collaboration between Europe's top high speed rail networks says it is planning to compete with Europe's airlines.
Ryanair claims passenger victory - 24/08/2020
Low-cost carrier Ryanair has bated its rivals by claiming that recent figures show that it is the most popular airline in the world.
DJ plays set on commercial flight - 24/08/2020
Passengers heading to the clubbing island of Ibiza were able to get their party started a little earlier than they expected when DJ David Guetta played a set on a Vueling flight.
More countries ban Indonesian airlines - 24/08/2020
Airlines from Indonesia could be banned from flying to another country, as fears over safety continue to mount.
Flybe stops Norwich flights - 24/08/2020
Flybe has said that it will no longer operate some of its flights from Norwich Airport as charges make the routes uncompetitive.
APD 'hit domestic passengers hardest' - 24/08/2020
Increases in APD have hot UK domestic passengers hardest, as they effectively "have to pay twice".
Belfast gets more flights - 24/08/2020
easyJet will introduce four new routes to Belfast Airport over the coming autumn.
Tourism 'can help end poverty' - 24/08/2020
Tourism has a vital role to play in increase the wealth of developing countries, but it must do so in a sustainable way, the UN has warned.
2008 flights on sale already - 24/08/2020
Low-cost carriers are already putting tickets on sale for flights for summer 2008, giving forward-thinking holidaymakers the chance to pick up a bargain.
easyJet changes baggage rules - 24/08/2020
Passengers flying with easyJet will have to pay in the future if they want to check any baggage into the hull.
Heathrow link to Shannon cancelled - 24/08/2020
To make room for a new connection between Heathrow and Belfast, Aer Lingus will stop offering flights from Shannon to the London hub.
Air France ups fuel surcharge - 24/08/2020
Air France has joined other major airlines by increasing the fuel surcharges it is levying on its passengers.
More flights from Belfast - 24/08/2020
Aer Lingus has provided more details about the flights it will run from its Belfast hub in the future
More flights from easyJet - 24/08/2020
easyJet has announced seven new routes, including several from UK airports.
New flights to Bratislava - 24/08/2020
SkyEurope will start flying from Birmingham to the trendy destination of Bratislava.
Airline bans some foods - 24/08/2020
To try to stop the spread of foot and mouth an airline has banned several types of food on its flights.
Ryanair adds more Shannon routes - 24/08/2020
As Air Lingus prepare to cancel its services between Shannon and London, Ryanair has revealed that it will add more services to meet passenger demand.
Ryanair adds Madrid connection - 24/08/2020
Ryanair will add flights between Liverpool and Madrid this autumn.
Low-cost airlines 'have no backup' - 24/08/2020
An industry expert has said that holidaymakers are happy to use low-cost airlines when everything goes to plan, but often find these companies have no systems to deal with problems if they occur.
Ryanair proposes insurance shake-up - 24/08/2020
The way holiday insurance is calculated should be changed, Ryanair has argued.
Rain drives Brits abroad - 24/08/2020
Terrible rain in the UK this summer has encouraged more people to book late holidays abroad, an airline has said.
Over 50s 'have the money to travel' - 24/08/2020
The older generations in the UK have both the funds and the inclination to travel in comfort to exotic destinations, an expert has said.
Singapore Airlines seats to be auctioned - 24/08/2020
Flights on the first commercial trip on the new A380 superjumbo are to be auctioned on eBay.
Monarch summer 2008 seats on sale - 24/08/2020
Monarch has put on sale flights for next summer, meaning that holidaymakers can pick up a bargain if they act quickly.
bmi regional ups Aberdeen flights - 24/08/2020
Low-cost carrier bmi regional is set to increase the frequency of services from Manchester to Scotland.
Extra ski routes from Ryanair - 24/08/2020
High levels of demand have forced Ryanair to add some extra ski routes for the coming winter.
London City gets Berlin connection - 24/08/2020
Lufthansa will add a new service between London and Berlin early in 2008.
Huge easyJet sale announced - 24/08/2020
Budget airline easyJet will offer a 25 per cent discount on all its flights for this autumn and winter.
Eco-tourism is becoming easier - 24/08/2020
There is now more information about eco-tourism available, making it easy to plan an environmentally-friendly trip.
Holidaymakers opts for road trips - 21/08/2020
Road trips are becoming an increasingly popular choice for Brits when planning their holidays.
Holidaymakers 'go online to book' - 21/08/2020
The internet is becoming the most popular way for people in the UK to research and book their holidays.
Travel agents 'still have a role' - 21/08/2020
Despite the increase holiday websites and cheap airlines, traditional travel agents still have a role in the industry.
Responsible travel 'a fuller experience' - 21/08/2020
The trend of 'responsible' tourism has been extolled by a travel company spokesperson.
Emirates welcomes longest-range aircraft - 21/08/2020
The Emirates airline has recently taken delivery of the first of its Boeing 777-200LR long-range aircraft.
Ryanair 'leaving BA behind' - 21/08/2020
Ryanair has claimed that it now carries 55 per cent more passengers than British Airways.
E-tickets available on all KLM routes - 21/08/2020
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has announced that it is making e-tickets available for all of its 124 destinations.
'Big potential' for Northern Ireland golf tourism - 21/08/2020
A minister has said that there is big potential for golf tourism to be realised in Northern Ireland.
Xmas 'as popular as summer for holidays' - 21/08/2020
A spokesperson for the travel industry has claimed that Christmas rivals the summertime in popularity for holidays.
E-ticketing 'a simpler process' - 21/08/2020
Virgin Atlantic has given its backing to plans to phase out paper tickets in the travel industry.
Jet2 announces biggest ever route expansion - 21/08/2020
Low-fares airline Jet2 has announced the biggest single route expansion in its history.
Tory plans 'would hit hard-working families' - 21/08/2020
The Conservative party's report on cutting Britain's carbon emissions has met with a hostile reaction from low-fares airline easyJet.
Independent travel agents 'more flexible' - 21/08/2020
A member of the travel industry has claimed that independent travel agents enjoy more flexibility than major chains.
Lufthansa launches green scheme - 21/08/2020
Lufthansa has launched a new initiative allowing its customers to make donations to climate protection projects.
Iata 'confident for 2007' - 21/08/2020
The International Air Transport Association has expressed confidence for the airline industry in 2007.
Swiss announces fleet overhaul - 21/08/2020
Swiss Airlines has announced a major renewal of its fleet.
Eurostar breaks another record - 21/08/2020
A Eurostar train has travelled from Brussels to London in record time.
Cheap flights 'offer travel to families' - 21/08/2020
The growth of the 'cheap flight' industry has made travel more accessible for families, it has been claimed.
'Huge future' for carbon offsetting - 21/08/2020
The practice of carbon offsetting is becoming increasingly popular among air operators and is set to continue growing, an expert has claimed.
US Airways boosts inflight service - 21/08/2020
US Airways has announced improvements to its inflight services.
Oneworld boosts global network - 21/08/2020
Airline alliance oneworld has announced a number of expansions in its global network.
Fliers 'prefer comfort on long-haul services' - 21/08/2020
Comfort is one of the most important factors to air passengers on long-haul flights, sometimes more so than price, it has been claimed.
Delta offers lounge experience in NY - 21/08/2020
Delta Air Lines has opened a multidimensional lounge in Manhattan, New York to offer an experience of its in-flight offering.
Turkish Airlines 'a 4-star company' - 21/08/2020
Turkish Airlines has been given a quality rating of four starts out of five following an audit by Skytrax.
Gwyneth embarks on Spanish tour - 21/08/2020
Gwyneth Paltrow has begun a gastronomic tour of Spain for a US television programme.
WTM to launch eco-initiatives - 21/08/2020
The World Travel Market will launch a number of environmental initiatives this year.
New Amsterdam-Portland service announced - 21/08/2020
A new service between Amsterdam and Portland, Oregon is being launched by KLM and its partner Northwest Airlines.
Industry innovations 'hugely important' - 21/08/2020
A spokesman for Virgin Atlantic has stressed the importance of innovation in the aviation market if progress is to be made on climate change.
Singapore Airlines receives first A380 - 21/08/2020
Singapore Airlines today took its first delivery of the Airbus A380, the world's largest passenger airliner.
Holidaymakers struggle to budget - 20/08/2020
Many people who head abroad on a summer holiday will either not make - or fail to stick to - a budget, research reveals.
Iata 'paves way' for mobile check-in - 20/08/2020
The International Air Transport Association claims to have made further steps in its initiative to introduce mobile phone check-in to the aviation industry.
Rugby fans urged to check insurance - 20/08/2020
Sports fans planning a trip to Paris for the Rugby World Cup final have been urged to check their insurance.
AA adds flights to Florida's capital - 20/08/2020
American Airlines will launch new flights between Miami and Tallahassee, Florida next year.
Bmi regional to fly Nottingham-Cologne - 20/08/2020
Bmi regional is to commence services from Nottingham East Midlands airport to Cologne in Germany next year.
Calls for more China-Australia services - 20/08/2020
A campaign group has called for more air services between China and Brisbane, Australia.
Govt security measures welcomed - 20/08/2020
The announcement of new security measures to be implemented at airports and train stations has been welcomed by Flybe.
Worsening weather boosts | Increase in summer bookings - 20/08/2020
With predications from the Met Office, holidaymakers hoping for a cost-effective holiday at home are turning their sights overseas in search of summer sun.
Virgin prepares for space flights - 20/08/2020
If you're looking for more excitement than flights from your local airport, why not consider a flight into space on the new Virgin Galactic spaceship?
Virgin Atlantic teams up with Air Jamaica - 20/08/2020
Virgin Atlantic is launching a codeshare arrangement with Air Jamaica from 18 November on flights from Gatwick to Kingston and Montego Bay.
Thomson Fly to Cuba | Visit the beautiful Caribbean island - 20/08/2020
Leading travel agent Thomson is re-introducing holidays to Cuba from summer, with a year-round programme offering a range of unforgettable travel experiences.
UK tourism 'confident for 2008' - 20/08/2020
A poll has revealed that UK travel operators are confident in their business predictions for 2008.
Ryanair publishes survey | 66% would stand on short-haul flights - 20/08/2020
Ryanair today announced the results of its recent poll questioning whether passengers on short haul flights would forego seating in exchange for free travel.
Oslo most expensive for car rental | London cheaper than Paris - 20/08/2020
A new survey has found that Oslo is the most expensive city in the world to rent a car.
New flights launched by Ryanair - 20/08/2020
Ryanair is launching new routes from seven UK airports to popular destinations in Europe including Alicante, Malaga and Faro.
Low cost airlines growing fast | Slowdown on long haul flights - 20/08/2020
Budget airlines around the world continue to grow quickly despite the economic downturn new figures reveal.
How to make flight delays pay | Claim after flight cancellations - 20/08/2020
Every year UK airline passengers are missing out on £115 million of unclaimed compensation for flight delays and compensation.
Holiday snacking new trend | Short breaks instead of long holiday - 20/08/2020
Holiday snacking is the new term for the growing trend for people to take a number of short breaks rather than a long summer holiday.
Heathrow to introduce body scanners | Security Measure - 20/08/2020
In the wake of the foiled Christmas Day terrorist attack, Prime Minister Gordon Brown has demanded that full body scanners be introduced at UK airports.
Budget accommodation | EasyJet has teamed up with HostelWorld.com - 20/08/2020
Airline passengers will now get access to more than 20,000 budget hostels and B&B accommodation worldwide thanks to a new partnership.
Glasgow named in top 10 cities in world | The only UK destination - 20/08/2020
The once grey and grimy city of Glasgow has been named as one of the top 10 cities in the world by influential travel guide Lonely Planet.
Father's Day holidays | Thomson and First Choice deals for dads - 20/08/2020
First Choice and Thomson have unveiled a range of holiday deals designed to appeal to dads of all ages, to mark Father's Day on Sunday June 21.
easyJet to fly to Israel | July 7, 2009 - 20/08/2020
easyJet, the UK's largest airline, has announced winter flights to Israel, with the launch of a regular service between London Luton Airport and Tel Aviv.
easyJet taken to High Court | Low cost airline asked to focus - 20/08/2020
The founder of low cost airline easyJet, Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, is taking the airline to the High Court to clarify the terms of its branding agreement.
Brits cancel summer holidays | More opt for UK break - 20/08/2020
A new survey shows that 20% of Brits have cancelled their plans to go on holiday this year.
Luton Airport welcomes Blue Air | Low-cost flights to Romania - 20/08/2020
Luton Airport has announced the addition of another new airline to those operating from its base, with Romanian airline Blue Air offering services.
Another airline goes bust | Eos Airlines halts flights - 20/08/2020
Business class only Eos Airlines has gone out of business only a week before it was due to launch new flights from Stansted airport to New York Newark.
Airlines set for massive losses says IATA - 20/08/2020
Airlines will post losses of $5.2 billion in 2008 says the International Air Transport Association in its revised financial forecast for the industry.
Airlines in trouble | Demand for flights are lowest since 2003 - 20/08/2020
The airline industry is in trouble and the situation will only get worse warns the International Air Transport Association.
Air Canada improves check-in | Fast check-in at Heathrow - 20/08/2020
Air Canada travellers from London Heathrow Airport can now expect to save even more time when checking in for their flight.
AA adds PayPal option | Easier payment option introduced - 20/08/2020
American Airlines has taken the step to improve customer convenience and speed of booking on its website by introducing PayPal for UK customers.
The Future of Snow Reports - 22/06/2020
Morzine Weather brings you the most comprehensive daily video update from the slopes
Continental enables offsetting - 22/06/2020
Continental Airlines has announced the launch of a carbon offset programme for its customers.
Virgin Atlantic unveils new Clubhouse | Luxurious lounge opens at Gatwick - 22/06/2020
Virgin Atlantic has today unveiled its new Clubhouse lounge at London Gatwick Airport, exclusively for premium leisure travellers.
Continental expands eTicket facility - 22/06/2020
Continental Airlines has announced that it has reached an eTicket partnership with its interline partner DragonAir.
Kids wanted for coolest job in world | Best holiday swimming pools - 15/11/2019
Holiday company First Choice is searching for seven kids to advise it on what makes a swimming pool cool.
Kids holiday survey shows swimming is tops | Best hotel pools revealed - 15/11/2019
A new survey by tour operator First Choice reveals that childrens favourite activity on holiday is splashing about in the pool.
Free hotel stays offer launched | Free accommodation across Europe - 15/11/2019
Airline easyJet is launching a free hotel nights offer for holiday accommodation in Europe.
easyJet planes flying fuller | February passenger numbers were up - 15/11/2019
Low cost airline easyJet has reported healthy passenger loads for February.
Gatwick to allow two bags in "near future" - 09/04/2014
Gatwick airport will allow passengers to carry onboard more than one item of hand luggage early in 2008, but other major airports including Luton and East Midlands have yet to announce when the one bag rule will be lifted.
Holidays to Kenya cancelled - 18/03/2014
Holidays to Kenya have been cancelled by the Federation of Tour Operators until at least Monday although flights to Kenya are still operating.
New site for gay and lesbian holidays | travel advice website launched - 18/03/2014
A new holiday booking and travel advice website is being launched for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
Wizz Air to introduce web check-in | Budapest flights initially - 18/03/2014
Central and Eastern European low cost specialist Wizz Air has launched web check-in for flights departing from Budapest, and plans to expand the service to all airports by Spring 2010.
Get set for the London Marathon 2009 | Runners hit the streets of London - 09/10/2013
Sunday, April 26 sees the annual London Marathon hit the streets of the capital for the 28th consecutive year, attracting thousands of plucky entrants and an international viewership in the millions.
Summer holiday bargains | Travellers wait to grab last minute deals - 15/08/2011
UK holiday-makers are holding out for last minute travel bargains this summer, and nabbing some great deals.
A380 begins Heathrow flights on 18 March - 08/08/2011
Heathrow airport will welcome the Airbus A380 superjumbo for the first time on 18 March after the inaugural flight from Singapore.
Malta flights from Manchester - 07/08/2011
GB Airways has unveiled it winter schedule and it includes a new route between Manchester and and Malta.
Virtual holidays can save money | Net research allows holidaymakers to find best deals in resort - 04/02/2011
Increasing numbers of canny holidaymakers are performing a virtual rehearsal of their holiday before setting off, saving time and money.
BA cabin crew vote again on strike - 23/12/2010
British Airways cabin crew will be voting between 21 December and 21 January, 2011 on whether to take industrial action
Icy weather still brings travel disruption at airports - 23/12/2010
More snow forecast to bring travel disruption to Britain's airport as the big freeze continues
A Third runway for Heathrow by 2020? - 26/05/2010
There could be a third runway at Heathrow by 2020 after the government today published a new consultation document on Heathrow's future.
Volcanic ash causes airport disruption | Flights in UK airspace restricted - 07/05/2010
Airline traffic at UK airports ground to a halt today following a volcanic eruption in the Eyjafjallajoekull region of Iceland.
BA strike set for February? | Unite to re-ballot cabin crew - 29/12/2009
Reports in the Guardian have revealed that potential strike action by British Airways cabin crew may go ahead at the end of February.
Severe winter weather forecast | Avoid airport parking breakdowns - 21/12/2009
With heavy snow forecast across the UK over the next few days, travellers who are planning to drive to the airport should heed the advice being issued by the Highways Agency and major automobile associations.
British Airways strike blocked by courts | Unite ballot declared invalid - 18/12/2009
Following a High Court showdown between the parties, the proposed 12-day strike by cabin crew of British Airways has been deemed illegal and will cease to go ahead over the Christmas period.
Globespan goes out of business | Christmas travel advice for Globespan customers - 17/12/2009
Christmas holiday plans for thousands were thrown into chaos as Scottish travel firm, The Globespan Group, was placed into administration today.
BA to commence legal action | Airline states ballot was invalid - 16/12/2009
British Airways is to commence legal action to protect customers against the proposed 12-day strike announced by Unite.
BA strike action announced | Cabin crew on strike over the festive period - 16/12/2009
Following news that British Airways cabin crew will go on strike for a 12-day period over the festive season, the national airline has revealed that it is exploring all possible options to cope with the disruption.
easyJet announces summer schedule | New route from Liverpool John Lennon Airport announced - 26/11/2009
Leading low cost airline easyJet, recently announced the best airline for value for money at the Holiday Extras Customers' Awards 2009, has today unveiled details of its summer 2010 schedule.
Heathrow Terminal 2 closes | £1 billion redevelopment begins - 24/11/2009
Heathrow's Terminal 2 is closing today, after 54 years of service at one of the world's busiest aviation hubs.
Edinburgh unveils new departure lounge | Redevelopment enters second phase - 21/11/2009
Edinburgh Airport has unveiled its brand new departure lounge, a move that signifies completion of the first phase of a £40 million redevelopment of the terminal building.
Fresh snow piles up at Canadian ski resort | Winter sports season begins at Marmot Basin - 20/11/2009
The Canadian ski resort of Marmot Basin in Alberta is reporting 60 cm of fresh powder over the past two days, with snow falls continuing.
British Airways crew to vote over Christmas strike | Industrial action planned for December 21 - 17/11/2009
More than 14,000 cabin crew members from British Airways have been issued with ballot papers as staff at the leading airline begin protests against the cost-cutting changes to working practices.
Holiday Extras honours best in air travel | First-ever Customers' Awards - 11/11/2009
Holiday Extras, the UK's leading provider of travel add-ons, revealed the winners of the Holiday Extras Customers Awards 2009 this week.
easyJet customers raise £420,000 for charity | Funds raised for the Azheimer's Society - 30/10/2009
Travellers flying with leading low-cost airline easyJet have raised in excess of £420,000 for the airline's chosen charity, the Alzheimer's Society.
New Ryanair routes to Bordeaux | Bologna, Brussels, Edinburgh and Porto - 29/10/2009
Ryanair has announced details of four new routes to Bordeaux in France, launching on December 17, 2009.
Christmas markets Poland | Krakow, Warsaw and Gdansk get festive - 29/10/2009
British travellers searching for a Christmas shopping experience with a difference may want to head to Poland and its traditional Christmas markets this year.
easyJet launches 22 new winter routes | Focus on winter sun - 26/10/2009
easyJet will start operating its winter schedule this week, with the introduction of 22 new routes over the next few months.
New owners promise improved Gatwick | Mixed responses to sale of airport - 22/10/2009
An improved airport experience has been promised by Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP), the new owners of Gatwick airport.
Most popular destinations for 2009 | Top 10 holiday destinations - 21/10/2009
The top 10 most searched for holiday destinations for 2009 have now been named.
Gatwick airport to be sold | BAA sells for £1.51 billion - 21/10/2009
BAA has announced today that it is to sell Gatwick airport to Global Infrastructure Partners for £1.51 billion.
Travel Bulletin recognises London Gatwick Airport | Airport receives award - 15/10/2009
London Gatwick Airport has been named the best major UK airport at the annual Travel Bulletin Star Awards, beating competition from rival airports Heathrow and Manchester.
New ski website from easyJet | Accommodation, transfers, equipment hire and lift passes - 14/10/2009
Ski-lovers looking for a bargain will now be able to book their accommodation, ski transfers, equipment hire and lift passes through the easyJet website.
Eastern Europe cheapest for skiing | Post Office ski report 2009/10 - 14/10/2009
Skiers struggling to stretch their budget this season should be heading to Romania, according to new research from the Post Office.
Monarch Manchester winter sun flights | Malaga, Alicante and Canaries - 14/10/2009
Low fares airline Monarch is promoting its range of flights from Manchester to Malaga and Alicante for those searching for sunshine this winter.
Infrared technology monitoring Heathrow's runways | Radars to identify debris - 09/10/2009
A new hi-tech camera system has been installed at London Heathrow Airport this week to monitor potentially hazardous material on runways.
BA faces union backlash | Job cuts provokes outcry - 09/10/2009
British Airways is facing a backlash from trade unions over proposals to cut 1,700 jobs and freeze the pay of its employees.
Winter sun deals from Jet2 | Cheap flights and holidays - 08/10/2009
In need of a winter warmer already? Low fares travel firm Jet2.com is offering some bargain basement prices for flights and holidays this season.
Expansion at Edinburgh Airport | Immigration hall under development - 08/10/2009
Edinburgh Airport is continuing to invest heavily in redevelopment after commencing work on a new £2 million project to increase the size of its immigration hall.
Sample the sunshine state from Edinburgh Airport | Fly to Florida with flyglobespan - 07/10/2009
From June 2010, flyglobespan will begin operating the first ever flight route between Edinburgh Airport and the sunshine state of Florida.
BA boasts best ever punctuality | September 2009 figures - 05/10/2009
September was British Airways' best month on record for punctuality, according to their latest performance figures.
Scotland to Sydney in a flash | Head Down Under in under 24 hours - 02/10/2009
Fancy heading Down Under for some winter-sun? Emirates is to introduce a new daily service from Dubai to Sydney, a move that will enable travellers fro Glasgow to reach the Australian city in under 24 hours.
easyJet to Düsseldorf for just £29.99 | New German service launched - 02/10/2009
Leading low-cost airline easyJet has revealed plans to operate a daily service from London Gatwick to the German city of Düsseldorf.
British Airways launches exclusive service | London City to New York - 29/09/2009
British Airways has today launched the first long haul flight from London City Airport by bringing its all-business service to JFK Airport in New York into operation.
Virgin's still got it | Branson's baby makes CoolBrands Top 20 - 28/09/2009
Virgin Atlantic has been named as a CoolBrand for 2009/10 by the Superbrands organisation.
Stansted showcases its green credentials | Airport details environmental work - 28/09/2009
Combating the environmental impacts of the aviation industry topped the bill at the recent Airport Operators Association regional conference held at Stansted Airport.
Ryanair releases ID reminder | Airline reiterates policy - 25/09/2009
Ryanair has reminded travellers that from October 1, all passengers will be required to bring their passports to be able to fly.
easyJet scoops double award | Leading publications commend airline - 24/09/2009
easyJet, the UK's largest airline, has enjoyed a successful September after being voted Best Low Fares Airline by two national publications.
Jet2.com to operate two new routes from Edinburgh | Fly to Dubrovnik and Faro - 24/09/2009
Low fare airline Jet2.com has announced that it is to operate two new flight routes - to stunning Dubrovnik and Faro - from Edinburgh Airport in summer 2010.
Severe delays to all Sydney flights | Aftermath of dust storm - 23/09/2009
The dust storm that swept across Sydney early on Wednesday morning has caused severe delays to all flights in and out of the city.
Holiday demand prompts flight increase | Teleticket announces new holidays - 23/09/2009
An increase in travellers looking for an autumn getaway has led to one travel company announcing extra flights from Aberdeen Airport.
New US route from Manchester Airport | Daily summer service to New York - 18/09/2009
American Airlines has announced a new service from Manchester Airport to the cosmopolitan city New York.
London Gatwick Airport prepares for new shuttle | Replacement bus service announced - 17/09/2009
London Gatwick Airport is preparing to replace the inter-terminal transit system that has been in place since 1987 as part of the airport's £1 billion investment programme.
Thomson tackles winter blues | Winter sun 2009-10 - 17/09/2009
With the days getter shorter and clocks about to go back, Thomson has launched its range of winter sun holidays to brighten up British lives.
Jet2.com announces 'free bag' scheme | Airline baggage offer launched - 15/09/2009
Low cost airline Jet2.com, which specialises in offering great value flights from airports across the north of England, has unveiled plans that entitle passengers to take bags onto its planes for no additional charge.
AirAsia reports sales boom on London departures | Kuala Lumpur route enjoys 85% capacity - 14/09/2009
Low fare airline AirAsia has been flying in the face of the recession by announcing sales of over 75,000 for its London to Kuala Lumpur flight route just six month after its launch.
bmibaby announces East Midlands Airport expansion | New flight routes for 2010 announced - 14/09/2009
Travellers from East Midlands Airport can expect greater choice when flying with bmibaby after the low-cost airline announced an extensive expansion plan.
London City Airport to undergo development | Terminal reconfiguration scheduled for 2010 - 11/09/2009
London City Airport is to begin work on a multi-million pound overhaul of its terminal building in early 2010.
England win kick starts Thomas Cook Sport | World Cup packages from £2,499 - 11/09/2009
After last night's 5-1 victory over Croatia, the England football team will be heading to South Africa next year followed by an army of fans.
London Heathrow Airport improves punctuality | Average delay time cut - 09/09/2009
According to research published by the Civil Aviation Authority, London Heathrow Airport has recorded a 14% increase in punctuality.
easyJet cuts UK bases | East Midlands and Luton airports affected - 07/09/2009
easyJet has announced plans to reduce services from Luton airport by 20% and to close its East Midlands base.
Edinburgh Airport's economic impact assessed | Airport plays key role - 02/09/2009
A study commissioned by Scottish Enterprise and BAA to assess the economic impact associated with Edinburgh Airport has revealed that the airport has the potential to boost Scotland's economy by £867 million annually.
Etihad Airways to open new Heathrow lounge | Terminal move prompts opening - 02/09/2009
Business and first class customers of Etihad Airways, the national airline for the United Arab Emirates, will soon be able to enjoy access to a new lounge at London Heathrow Airport as part of the airline's move from Terminal Three to Terminal Four.
Ryanair cuts fares to ski resorts | Winter schedule announced - 02/09/2009
Leading low-cost airline Ryanair has launched its winter ski programme for 2009/10, featuring 50 weekly flights from seven UK airports to a host of popular resorts.
Eastern Airways announces new services to Bergen | Flights from Aberdeen and Newcastle available - 28/08/2009
Direct services from Aberdeen Airport and Newcastle Airport to Bergen in Norway are to be operated by Eastern Airways from October 5, 2009.
Seventh base for Jet2.com | Airline adds East Midlands Airport - 28/08/2009
Over 130,000 seats and 250 new jobs are being created at East Midlands Airport with Jet2.com adding seven new flight routes from its new base.
Virgin Atlantic to launch Gatwick spa | Passengers to enjoy pre-flight pampering - 28/08/2009
Virgin Atlantic is set to offer premium leisure passengers an added taste of luxury with the opening of a brand new Cowshed Spa at its Gatwick Airport Clubhouse.
Southampton prepares for bank holiday rush | 23,000 travellers expected - 27/08/2009
Southampton Airport is preparing for a busy bank holiday weekend, with 23,000 travellers expected to depart from the south coast over the next few days.
Air Europa launches winter schedule | Increase in services announced - 27/08/2009
Following the spring success of its London Gatwick to Madrid flight route, Spanish airline Air Europa has announced the launch of its winter schedule from October 2009.
Gatwick prepares for bank holiday rush | Half-a-million travellers expected - 26/08/2009
London Gatwick Airport is readying itself for a frenetic weekend as British travellers shun the much-publicised 'staycation' in preference to heading to sunnier climes overseas.
Thomson Airways raises £200,000 for charity | On-board collections reap reward - 26/08/2009
Thomson Airways announced that it has successfully raised £200,000 from on-board collections for charity organisations.
Jet2.com announces new flights from Newcastle | Summer flights announced - 26/08/2009
Jet2.com has announced five new flight routes for summer 2010 from Newcastle Airport, a move expected to create 100,000 extras seats and 450 new jobs.
Blue Air winter flights announced | Seasonal routes from Luton Airport - 25/08/2009
Following the success of services launched at the beginning of June, London Luton Airport has announced that Blue Air is to operate a new winter schedule to the Romanian city of Bacau.
British Airways reaches landmark | Airline celebrates 90th anniversary - 25/08/2009
Prime Minister Gordon Brown was among the first to congratulate British Airways as the UK's flagship airline reached its 90th birthday.
Qantas takes delivery of fourth A380 | Increase in UK services to follow - 24/08/2009
Australia's largest airline, Qantas, has today taken delivery of its fourth Airbus A380 aircraft following a ferry flight from Toulouse, France.
Virgin and Eurostar in ticketing agreement | Improved booking service for passengers - 24/08/2009
Virgin Atlantic passengers are now able to book Eurostar tickets for onward high-speed journeys between London, Paris and Brussels as part of an e-ticketing agreement between the two companies.
Manchester strike planned for bank holiday weekend | Minimal disruption expected - 24/08/2009
Ground staff at Manchester Airport have voted to stage a strike over the August bank holiday weekend.
Ryanair announces 14 new routes | Eight new flights from Edinburgh - 21/08/2009
Ryanair has announced details of 14 new flight routes this winter, available from Edinburgh, Dusseldorf (Weeze) and Madrid.
New winter schedule from Luton to Bacau | Visit beautiful Bacau at the foothills of the Carpathians - 19/08/2009
Good news for travellers intending to visit Romania this winter, Blue Air have announced new winter flights from London Luton Airport to Bacau
New Manchester flights from Jet2.com | Kos, Venice and Gran Canaria - 19/08/2009
Jet2.com has announced the launch of three new routes operating from Manchester airport for the summer of 2010. The new services will create 25 jobs at the airport.
Thomson scraps oxygen fees | A response to customer feedback - 19/08/2009
Thomson Airlines has announced its decision to remove all charges for supplementary therapeutic oxygen on its flights with immediate effect, and the relaxation of the policy on customers bringing their own oxygen.
Stansted and Doncaster Sheffield airport friends | Meeting to share community tips - 17/08/2009
Friends of Doncaster Sheffield airport (FODSA), a pro-airport campaigning group, visited Stansted last week to find out how the UK's busiest airport operates within the local community.
New Flybe Gatwick-Jersey business flight | Winter schedule released - 13/08/2009
Domestic airline Flybe has launched its Winter flight schedule with an additional weekday flight on its London Gatwick to Jersey route.
Ryanair sets up Leeds Bradford base | 14 new flight routes - 12/08/2009
Low fare airline Ryanair announced yesterday that it will open its 34th base at Leeds Bradford in March 2010, with the launch of 14 new routes from the UK airport.
Book airport parking early: the easy way to save | Save by booking in advance - 12/08/2009
As more and more holidaymakers look to escape the dreary UK summer, the key question for many remains: how to save money on holiday? Booking airport parking in advance with Holiday Extras is just one solution.
Aegean Airlines launches Heathrow service | Two Heathrow-Athens flights a day - 10/08/2009
Leading Greek airline, Aegean Airlines, will operate two daily non-stop flights between Athens and London Heathrow from October 25 this year.
Majorca bombings | Foreign Office travel advice - 10/08/2009
Following four explosions on the island of Majorca, the Foreign Office has chosen not to deviate from the standard travel advice offered to holidaymakers to the Balearic Islands.
Passengers contribute to local causes | £500,000 raised in 10 years - 06/08/2009
Passengers passing through London Stansted Airport have been generously donating to local causes to such an extent that nearly half-a-million pounds has been raised in the past decade.
Gatwick monorail replacement bus | New transit system 2010 - 06/08/2009
A replacement bus service between Gatwick South and North terminals will start on September 28, 2009 as work begins on upgrading the Gatwick monorail.
Airport volunteers raise record amount for charity | Nearly £22,000 raised - 05/08/2009
More than 70 members of staff at Glasgow Airport have been honoured for their fundraising feats after raising tens of thousands of pounds for worthwhile causes.
Southampton Airport volunteers win 'Best Volunteering Team Award' | Charitable donations exceed £10,000 - 05/08/2009
Staff at Southampton Airport have been rewarded for their volunteering work by being named the 'Best Volunteering Team' at the BAA I-Volunteer Awards.
Heathrow staff to earn WorldPoints | Scheme extended to refreshment outlets - 03/08/2009
BAA is to launch a WorldPoints scheme for staff at Heathrow, enabling the 94,000 workforce to reap the rewards from eating, drinking and shopping at the airport.
Qantas celebrates 50 years | Half century of Pacific jet service - 03/08/2009
Australian airline Qantas yesterday marked the 50 year anniversary of its first commercial passenger jet service across the Pacific Ocean.
Ryanair to cut 20% of Dublin flights | Tourist tax criticised - 31/07/2009
After last week announcing the axing of 40% of operations from London Stanted Airport, Ryanair has today unveiled plans to reduce the number of flights operating from Dublin by 2
Southampton Airport nominated for prestigious award | TTG Travel Awards 2009 - 30/07/2009
Southampton Airport has been shortlisted for the Airport of the Year award at the forthcoming TTG Travel Awards 2009.
Advice for driving in summer | Avoid holiday breakdowns - 30/07/2009
When you're setting off on your well-earned summer break, the last thing you need is a car breakdown.
Ryanair announces 39 new winter routes | Low-cost flights to the Canary Islands - 30/07/2009
With the Spanish government one of those yet to introduce a controversial tourist tax, Ryanair has taken the step to offer 39 new flight routes to and from the Canary Islands this winter.
ABTA predicts late holiday rush | Another British summer washout - 29/07/2009
ABTA - the Travel Association has predicted a late surge in overseas holiday bookings, as the Met Office admits its much-publicised summer heatwave may never appear.
BA launches first long haul London City flight | Fly Club World to New York - 29/07/2009
BA has started selling tickets for its first ever long haul service between London City airport and New York.
Jet2.com to increase services to Tel Aviv | Fly from just £99.99 one way - 29/07/2009
Customer demand has led low-cost airline Jet2.com to increase the regularity of services between Manchester Airport and Tel Aviv.
Strike action planned by immigration officials | Action to disrupt travel plans - 28/07/2009
Holidaymakers looking to get away on their summer break are facing disruption next week as immigration officers are preparing to strike.
Ibiza getaways with Monarch | Late summer bargains - 27/07/2009
For Brits not willing to wait for our summer to arrive, Monarch is offering a range of Ibiza flights, holidays and accommodation for the coming months.
easyJet starts selling spring flights | Book in advance for best deals - 27/07/2009
easyJet is now selling spring 2010 seats, signalling the airline's move to offer flights earlier in advance.
Ryanair announces first quarter profits | Outlook remains cautious - 27/07/2009
Ryanair, Europe's largest low fares airline, has announced a net profit for the first quarter of 2009 of 136.5 million, but predicts lower annual profits than previously forecast.
Gatwick Airport temporarily closed | - 24/07/2009
Gatwick Airport had to be temporarily closed today after a Flybe flight from Paris to Cardiff made an emergency landing.
Team from Southampton Airport complete Three Peaks Challenge | July 16, 2009 - 23/07/2009
A team of firefighters from Southampton Airport has successfully completed the renowned Three Peaks Challenge as part of a fundraising event on behalf of charities local to the airport.
National flu service about to go live | Online and phone advice before you travel - 23/07/2009
The National Pandemic Flu Service helpline is due to go live later today, according to media reports this morning.
easyJet launches twinning campaign | Liverpool and Malaga - 22/07/2009
easyJet is spear-heading a campaign for Liverpool to be the first UK city to twin with Malaga, marking 10 years of easyJet flights between the two cities.
Gatwick monorail to close | Temporary closure for maintenance - 21/07/2009
Travellers flying from Gatwick Airport should note that from September 2009 until April the following year, the Gatwick monorail service will be undergoing maintenance work on the tracks.
ABTA releases swine flu advice | Check for latest travel advice - 21/07/2009
The Association of British Travel Agents has reiterated the message that it is essential for travellers heading abroad this year to book travel insurance.
Ryanair launches 5 flight sale | July 20, 2009 - 20/07/2009
Ryanair, fresh from being announced the World's Favourite Airline, today announced that it is to make one million seats available for just 5 on a number of European flight routes.
Ashes victory secures low airfares | July 20, 2009 - 20/07/2009
England's comprehensive victory in the second Test at Lord's not only boosts the nation's hopes of reclaiming the Ashes, but also enables a number of lucky travellers to head down under for the great low price of just £215 per person.
Swine flu affecting summer holidays | Check for latest travel advice - 20/07/2009
The swine flu pandemic is now threatening holiday plans during the peak travel period, as airlines begin to screen passengers before flying and many countries introduce quarantine measures.
CAA reminds travellers of mobile restrictions | July 17, 2009 - 17/07/2009
As more and more travellers prepare for their annual summer holiday, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is reminding airline passengers that the use of mobile phones is forbidden on nearly all flights.
Stansted prepares for the summer season | July 17, 2009 - 17/07/2009
Stansted Airport is preparing for one of the busiest times of the year as schools up and down the nation break up and travellers head away on their summer break.
Leeds Bradford International Airport completes latest development | July 17, 2009 - 17/07/2009
Leeds Bradford International Airport has today announced the completion of a multi-million pound redevelopment scheme to improve car parking facilities and the terminal.
First Choice reveals holiday top five | Most popular summer destinations - 16/07/2009
Despite the weak pound, Majorca still tops the list for the great British holiday, according to First Choice.
Branson speaks out over tax increase | July 16, 2009 - 16/07/2009
Sir Richard Branson, president of Virgin Atlantic, has hit back over the proposed Government increases in Air Passenger Duty.
Morocco wins African tourism award | Destination of the Year - 15/07/2009
Morocco has been awarded the title 'African Tourism Destination of the Year' at this year's African Business Awards.
Aberdeen Airport's parking deck reaches landmark | July 15, 2009 - 15/07/2009
An air of celebration was widespread around Aberdeen Airport this week, as the terminal's new parking deck reached its highest point.
Manchester Airport launches noise consultation | July 15, 2009 - 15/07/2009
Manchester Airport has launched a period of public consultation as it looks to receive feedback on a new noise action plan that is designed to manage the impact of noise from its operations.
ABTA tips for healthy and safe holiday | Travel advice for British holiday-makers - 15/07/2009
ABTA , The Travel Association, is urging British travellers to remember basic health and safety when on holiday this summer by publishing a new advice leaflet.
Tribute to Stansted's wartime origins unveiled | July 14, 2009 - 14/07/2009
Four Second World War veterans were guests of honour at the official unveiling of a commemorative display to celebrate Stansted Airport's origins as a wartime airfield.
Third runway worth £30 billion | July 14, 2009 - 14/07/2009
A third runway at Heathrow would add £30 billion to the UK economy, according to a report published by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC)
'Stacking' at Heathrow must be cut, say MPs | July 10, 2009 - 10/07/2009
A report from the Commons Transport Committee has stated that in order for the third runway at Heathrow Airport to be built, the process of 'stacking' - where planes queue up to land - needs to be eliminated.
Icelandair increases Glasgow and Manchester flights | July 10, 2009 - 10/07/2009
Icelandair has announced plans to increase the number of flights from Glasgow and Manchester airports from September 2009.
Cruise-liner to head home | July 9, 2009 - 10/07/2009
It has been four days since the norovirus outbreak aboard the cruise-liner Marco-Polo, but today the ship was given clearance to return its passengers home.
Heathrow unveils first Personal Rapid Transit system | July 10, 2009 - 10/07/2009
Heathrow's proposed Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) system has reached a significant milestone after moving into operational testing on July 7.
Calls for tax to be scrapped as Dublin Airport traffic falls | July 9, 2009 - 09/07/2009
Ryanair has again called on the Irish government to scrap the 10 travel tax as Dublin Airport's June traffic fell 14%.
First Choice launches Premier Tots | Family-friendly holidays - 09/07/2009
First Choice is launching its Premier Tots holiday collection in July: four and five star hotels providing the best baby and toddler-friendly facilities across Europe.
Ryanair calls on passengers to vote | July 9, 2009 - 09/07/2009
Leading low-cost airline Ryanair is calling on its passengers to vote in an online poll to determine whether they would be willing to stand on short flights if it meant travelling for free.
Check-in at Terminal 3 | July 9, 2009 - 09/07/2009
Following a £16 million investment, check-in at Heathrow's Terminal 3 has emerged fully refurbished in time for the summer holiday season.
Heathrow staff recognised at I-Volunteer Awards | July 9, 2009 - 09/07/2009
Employees at Heathrow Airport have come away from the BAA I-Volunteer Awards with a total of £31,000 to donate to the charities of their choice.
Ashes fans face tax hike | July 8, 2009 - 08/07/2009
The Ashes may only have begun, but those planning a trip down under for the next series are facing an expensive trip, according to the Association of British Travel Agents.
Premium terminal relaunches at Manchester Airport | July 8, 2009 - 08/07/2009
An investment of £50 million has gone in to the redevelopment of Terminal 1, the top-of-the-line terminal at Manchester Airport.
Norovirus outbreak on cruise ship | July 8, 2009 - 08/07/2009
ruise ship Marco Polo has been berthed at the Scottish port of Easter Ross, following an outbreak of the 'norovirus' vomiting bug.
Holiday Extras scoops employer award | July 7, 2009 - 08/07/2009
To be named among the Sunday Times Top 100 Companies to Work For is an accolade that Holiday Extras has been fortunate enough to receive on three separate occasions.
Edinburgh enjoys record day | July 6, 2009 - 07/07/2009
Edinburgh Airport has announced that, despite the turbulent nature of the travel industry, it enjoyed the busiest day in its 30-year history on Friday June 26.
Virgin Atlantic launches summer sale | July 6, 2009 - 07/07/2009
Virgin Atlantic, which in 2009 is celebrating its 25th anniversary, has introduced a selection of great value airfares for the summer season.
Ryanair carries record number of passengers | July 3, 2009 - 07/07/2009
Figures released by Ryanair show that Europe's largest airline enjoyed a 13% growth in traffic throughout June.
Flybe the UK's number one | July 3, 2009 - 06/07/2009
Flybe, Europe's largest regional airline, is revelling in being named the UK's number one domestic airline following the release of the CAA's April/May statistics.
Summer exodus underway | July 2, 2009 - 03/07/2009
With schools across the north east breaking up for the summer, Aberdeen Airport is bracing itself for one of the busiest days it has seen in 2009.
easyJet launches 15 new routes | Europe winter schedule released - 03/07/2009
easyJet today announced its 2009/10 winter schedule, including 15 new routes across Europe.
Ryanair unveils 33rd base | July 2, 2009 - 03/07/2009
Ryanair has announced that it is to open its 33rd base, located in the north Portuguese town of Porto.
Recession hits honeymoons | Minimoons more popular - 02/07/2009
Newly-married couples are opting for trips of less than two weeks to celebrate their nuptials during the economic downturn, according to new research by Hotels.com and Wedding Ideas magazine.
High praise for Stansted Airport | July 31, 2009 - 02/07/2009
Stansted Airport has been acknowledged for its work to combat noise levels following an audit of it's Flight Evaluation Unit (FEU) by Uttlesford District Council's environmental team.
London City Airport receives accolade | June 30, 2009 - 01/07/2009
London City Airport recently received the Dedication to Staff Development and Training award at the prestigious Docklands Business Club Awards.
bmi launches summer schedule from Scotland | June 30, 2009 - 01/07/2009
bmi Regional has introduced a new and improved schedule for flights from Scotland to Leeds Bradford for summer 2009.
Virgin Atlantic offers bags of fun | June 30, 2009 - 01/07/2009
Travellers flying with Virgin Atlantic this summer can look forward to great value duty free offers when taking advantage of the airline's online check-in promotion.
Flybe starts daily London service | June 29, 2009 - 30/06/2009
Flybe today launched the inaugural flight of its new Leeds Bradford to London Gatwick service, with former Emmerdale star Matthew Bose present for the celebrations.
AirAsia X launches daily service to Kuala Lumpur | June 29, 2009 - 30/06/2009
Travellers from London Stansted Airport can now fly to Kuala Lumpur on a daily basis with AirAsia X.
Virgin marks 25 years with Red Arrows | June 29, 2009 - 30/06/2009
The world-famous Red Arrows performed a special flypast with Virgin's Boeing 747-400 'Birthday Girl' yesterday to celebrate the company's 25th birthday.
easyJet launches three new Manchester routes | June 26, 2009 - 29/06/2009
easyJet, the UK's largest airline, has announced that it is to operate three new routes from Manchester Airport.
Teleticket launches inaugural summer flight | June 26, 2009 - 29/06/2009
One of Scotland's fastest growing holiday operators has today launched its great value summer programme.
Luton Airport welcomes Wind Jet | June 26, 2009 - 29/06/2009
London Luton Airport has announced that Wind Jet will begin operating at the airport from July 2, 2009, providing travellers the opportunity to fly to Forli, Italy.
Ryanair and Webloyalty announce partnership | June 25, 2009 - 26/06/2009
Low-cost airline Ryanair has today announced a deal with Webloyalty that will bring savings to its customers at over 700 online retailers.
Virgin Atlantic launches vtravelled.com | June 25, 2009 - 26/06/2009
Virgin Atlantic has unveiled a new community site named vtravelled.com, dedicated to those people with a passion for travel.
BA changes winter schedule | June 25, 2009 - 26/06/2009
British Airways has released details of its winter 2009 schedule, featuring a host of additional services to a number of popular destinations as well as new routes.
London City long haul | June 24, 2009 - 26/06/2009
British Airways has launched the first ever long haul route from London City Airport, despite the downturn suffered by the aviation industry.
Gatwick Airport invests in coach service | June 24, 2009 - 25/06/2009
London Gatwick Airport has announced details of a new luxury coach service linking various sites in north Kent with the airport.
Ryanair issues APD warning | June 23, 2009 - 24/06/2009
Ryanair, Europe's largest low fares airline, has today announced that growth at its nine UK bases will be frozen with immediate effect, blaming the Government's £10 tourist tax and BAA's high airport charges.
Virgin Atlantic celebrates 25 years | June 22, 2009 - 23/06/2009
Virgin Atlantic is today celebrating its 25th birthday by recreating the inaugural flight from London Heathrow to New York on July 22, 1984.
Gatwick Airport launches action plan | Consultation period opens - 22/06/2009
Following on from Stansted and Southampton, London Gatwick Airport has opened a 16-week public cons
Foreign travel in decline | Industry suffers from economic downturn - 22/06/2009
Figures released by the Office for National Statistics have revealed that during the three-month period to April 2009, the number of UK travellers visiting foreign destinations has decreased by five percent.
Price over destination | Cost the key factor - 19/06/2009
In a recent poll conducted by airline price comparison site Skyscanner, British travellers are choosing their holiday based on price, rather than by destination.
Wizz Air orders 50 A320s | Low-cost airline boosts quota - 19/06/2009
Low-cost airline Wizz Air, which specialises in great value flights to Central and Eastern Europe, has signed a new deal that will see it purchase 50 A320s.
Ryanair site to undergo maintenance | Site receives upgrade - 18/06/2009
Ryanair, Europe's largest low-fares airline, has announced that its website is set to undergo essential maintenance for 10 hours on the evening of June 24.
Southampton launches action plan | Public consultations over noise - 18/06/2009
Southampton Airport has launched a 16-week public consultation programme in its efforts to manage aircraft noise over the next five years.
Ryanair announces cuts | Calls to scrap tourism tax - 18/06/2009
Ryanair has today announced cuts to its winter based aircraft, flights and jobs at at Dublin and Shannon airports, blaming the effect of the Irish Government's 10 tourist tax.
Airport spa opens at Heathrow | Be Relax opens - 17/06/2009
Travellers flying from Heathrow's Terminal 5 can escape from the last-minute stresses and strains before flying by visiting the newly-opened Be Relax spa.
Transport minister unveils BAA investment | International Walkway opens - 17/06/2009
Scotland's transport minister, Stewart Stevenson, was present at Aberdeen Airport on June 15 for the official unveiling of the new International Walkway, part of the airport's ongoing renovation.
British Grand Prix 2009 | Will Button extend his lead? - 17/06/2009
This weekend sees the British Grand Prix take to the Silverstone circuit in Northamptonshire, with the world's leading drivers and thousands of motor enthusiasts hoping to see Jensen Button extend his lead at the top of Driver's Championship.
Southampton port enjoys record day | Book your port parking with Holiday Extras - 16/06/2009
Southampton docks has announced details of a record day in terms of passenger figures, with in excess of 22,000 cruise-goers passing through on May 11, 2009 alone.
Follow Ronaldo to Madrid | Fly with easyJet this summer - 15/06/2009
It seems like Madrid is the place to be. After news that Brazilian star Kaka is soon to be joined in the Spanish capital by Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo, the world's gaze is turning towards this lively and cultural city.
Stansted begins consultations | Noise Action Plan launched - 15/06/2009
Stansted Airport has today launched a 16-week public consultation programme in its efforts to reduce noise pollution over the next five years.
Heathrow Express running during tube strike | Heathrow airport travel - 12/06/2009
Worried about getting to or from Heathrow airport during the tube strike?
Ryanair vouchers for Father's Day | Buy before June 21, 2009 - 12/06/2009
Ryanair is offering those struggling to find the perfect Father's Day gift an ideal solution: gift vouchers for its low-cost flights.
Ryanair calls for tourist tax scrap | Plea to Irish government - 11/06/2009
Leading low-cost airline Ryanair has called on the Irish government to scrap its 10 tourist tax to prevent a damaging effect on the Irish tourism industry.
BA enters gay travel market | New partnership deal - 11/06/2009
British Airways has agreed a new partnership deal with the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA).
Download Festival returns to Donington | Join The Prodigy, Korn and more - 09/06/2009
For the seventh successive year, the increasingly popular Download Festival is returning to Donington Park with a number of international acts set to perform.
New morning service to Newcastle | Fly with Eastern Airways - 04/06/2009
Eastern Airways has introduced a new early morning flight service from Southampton International Airport to Newcastle, offering greater convenience for business travellers from the south of England.
Ryanair announces drop in profits | Airline suffers from fuel costs - 02/06/2009
Leading low-cost airline Ryanair has revealed today net profits of 105 million; a figure that, although exceeding industry expectations, has been hit hard by the increase in fuel prices.
AEGON Championships at Queen's | Join Nadal, Murray, Roddick and more - 02/06/2009
From June 8-14, 2009, the Queen's Club in London will play host to the AEGON Championships, featuring some of the leading names in world tennis.
Isle of Man TT Races | Discover the annual event - 01/06/2009
The Isle of Man Tourist Trophy (the TT Races) has long been one of the UK's premier sporting events, prompting thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts each year to don their leathers and prepare for a fortnight of thrilling competition.
British Airways announces new services | Fly to Male and Sharm el Sheikh - 01/06/2009
British Airways is to launch new thrice-weekly direct services from London Gatwick Airport to the Maldives and Egypt this October.
Aberdeen Airport expands training | Safety pilot in operation - 29/05/2009
Leading consultants On Purpose are spearheading new training opportunities for industry leaders at the Dyce terminal at Aberdeen Airport.
Luxury Maldives resort to open | Discover the southern atolls - 29/05/2009
August 2009 sees the opening of the Alila Villas Hadahaa in the Maldives, a luxury resort that provides the opportunity to discover the Gaafu Alifu (North Huvadhoo) Atoll.
Jet2.com winter sale now on | Book early for great value - 28/05/2009
Jet2.com has today announced details of great value savings to be made on a number of flight routes this winter.
Barbados dream destination | Win a fantastic Barbados getaway - 27/05/2009
If you're looking for a beach holiday with attitude, Barbados could be calling you.
Silversea Cruises offers incentive | Free flights to inspire bookers - 27/05/2009
Silversea Cruises has revealed plans to offer free flights to British travellers in an effort to kick-start bookings.
Montserrat to host dive festival | Visit the beautiful Caribbean island - 27/05/2009
The Caribbean island of Montserrat is set to welcome dive enthusiasts from around the world to its first ever diving festival.
Montreal celebrates John and Yoko | Exhibition recreates 'bed-in' - 26/05/2009
May 26, 2009 marks the 40th anniversary of the second iconic 'bed-in' of John Lennon and Yoko Ono at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal.
Cruise holidays continue to grow | Industry report published - 22/05/2009
According to a report published by the Passenger Shipping Association, cruise holidays have seen a significant increase in popularity, with nearly 1.5 million cruisegoers in 2008.
BA announces record loss | Operating loss of £220 million - 22/05/2009
British Airways has today announced the biggest loss since its privatisation in 1987, with the company suffering an operating loss of £220 million in the year April 1, 2008-March 31, 2009.
Heading away this bank holiday? | 1.8 million expected to depart - 22/05/2009
Details released by ABTA (the Association of British Travel Agents) estimate that 1.8 million British holidaymakers are set to leave the country this bank holiday weekend.
Jet out for some cool jazz | Discover Copenhagen this summer - 21/05/2009
Jazz aficionados will find the cosmopolitan city of Copenhagen the perfect place to be this summer, with the 31st annual Jazz Festival taking place in the Danish capital.
Greece is the word, apparently | Hotels slash prices to attract custom - 20/05/2009
Leading online travel agent On the Beach has witnessed a surge in bookings from UK travellers looking to discover Greece and its islands, with bookings up 18% in comparison to last year.
Flybe summer flight bargains | Book before May 14th - 11/05/2009
Europe's largest regional airline, Flybe, has announced a summer flight sale on some of its most popular European and UK destinations.
Pegasus Airlines launch Bodrum flights | Book your flight from £65.99 - 11/05/2009
Turkey's leading low-cost airline, Pegasus Airlines, is set to launch direct flights from London Stansted Airport to the city of Bodrum on May 4, 2009.
Icelandair to return to Glasgow Airport | Twice weekly flights to Iceland - 11/05/2009
Following the decision earlier in the year to suspend flights from Glasgow Airport due to worsening economic conditions in its homeland, Icelandair has announced that it is set to resume operations on August 27.
T'is the season? | easyJet release winter schedule - 07/05/2009
easyJet has today released details of its winter schedule for 2009/10 from London Gatwick Airport, with flights going on sale with immediate effect.
Air Arabia make inaugural Stansted flight | New route to Casablanca launched - 07/05/2009
Stansted Airport today welcomed the inaugural touchdown of Air Arabia Maroc's first direct connection from Casablanca, which marks the fourth new route to join the airport's network since the beginning of May.
TUI extends Mexico flight suspension | Holiday Extras normal booking conditions apply - 06/05/2009
Thomson and First Choice have extended their period of Mexico cancellations up to and including May 12 2009, in line with Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advice.
Scottish travellers flying long-haul | New routes added to summer schedule - 01/05/2009
According to reports from BAA, Scottish holidaymakers are looking further afield for a summer holiday that won't break the bank.
New service to Guernsey launched | Fly with Aurigny from the East Midlands - 01/05/2009
East Midlands Airport today began the operation of new services to Guernsey. The daily flights with Aurigny Air Services are expected to prove popular with British travellers looking to get away to destinations outside those in the eurozone.
Air Berlin celebrates 30 years of flying | Airline celebrates anniversary - 01/05/2009
Thirty years has passed since Air Berlin began the operation of flights from Berlin-Tegel Airport.
Latest Mexico travel update | More tour operators cancel flights - 29/04/2009
Some of the UK's largest tour operators have cancelled holidays to Mexico, in line with the latest Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advice.
Travel advice on swine flu | Latest from the FCO - 28/04/2009
Reports from the World Health Organisation (WHO) has revealed fears that the deadly swine flu virus first detected in Mexico can no longer be detained.
easyJet three new routes from Luton | Routes to operate from July - 28/04/2009
easyJet, the UK's largest airline, has today announced that it is to begin operating three new routes from Luton Airport, enabling travellers to fly to Milan, Mahon and Montpellier.
AirAsia X daily routes from Stansted | Long-haul at low-cost - 28/04/2009
Just six weeks following its launch, AirAsia X has announced that its low-cost, long-haul connection between Stansted Airport and Kuala Lumpur is set to operate on a daily basis from July 3, 2009.
easyJet to increase Gatwick flights | Great value airfares - 28/04/2009
easyJet has today announced plans to increase the number of flights operating from Gatwick Airport this summer.
Mexico travel advice | No travel restrictions as yet - 27/04/2009
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has updated its travel advice for Mexico but is not yet advising against travel there, following the outbreak of a new strain of swine flu.
easyJet announce 'Summer of Love' sale | Great value airfares - 27/04/2009
easyJet, the UK's largest airline, has announced details of its 'Summer of Love' seats sale, with up to 25% off flights on every route to and from the UK between June 1-September 30, 2009.
Air passenger tax angers travel industry | No Budget waiver - 22/04/2009
The controversial increase in air passenger duty is still set to go ahead in November, following Chancellor Alistair Darling's Budget announcement today.
BA launches summer flights | Value for cash-strapped clubbers - 22/04/2009
British Airways has released its summer timetable, including flights to some of Europe's most popular and affordable party destinations.
Eurostar sales fall | Tunnel closure and recession to blame - 16/04/2009
Eurostar has reported a drop in sales figures for the first three months of 2009 compared to the same period last year.
Qantas response to trading conditions | Airline looking to beat economic downturn - 15/04/2009
Qantas has today announced that due to the deterioration of trading conditions in recent weeks, it is revising its 2008/2009 full year profit before tax forecast to between AU$100-200 million from AU$500 million.
Holidays abroad still offer value | Thomas Cook study reveals value - 15/04/2009
According to research carried out by Thomas Cook, holidays in many overseas destinations continue to offer better value than breaks at UK resorts.
BAA announce March travel figures | Passenger traffic down YoY - 15/04/2009
BAA has today announced that it's UK airports handled a total of 10.6 million passengers throughout the month of March, a drop of some 11.3% against the same period in 2008.
Two million head overseas this Easter | April passenger numbers up 20 per cent - 08/04/2009
Around two million British holiday-makers will head abroad this Easter bank holiday, according to ABTA The Travel Association.
American Airlines | Expands in-flight internet - 07/04/2009
After a six month trial, American Airlines has decided to install an in-flight internet service on more than 300 aircraft.
Aer Lingus has record sales in March | Over a million bookings - 07/04/2009
Low cost airline Aer Lingus took over a million bookings on its website in March.
Flybe Dusseldorf Gatwick service | Gatwick becomes airline's 14th base - 07/04/2009
Europe's largest regional airline, Flybe, is to introduce a new route between Gatwick and Dusseldorf from June 22, 2009.
Head east for this year's bargains |Central and Eastern Europe for 2009 holiday plans - 07/04/2009
ABTA is encouraging those travellers looking for the best value to consider Central and Eastern Europe among their holiday plans for 2009.
Virgin Atlantic encourages entrepreneurs | Airline version of Dragons Den - 06/04/2009
In an airline version of Dragons Den, would-be entrepreneurs will be given the chance to pitch their business ideas on a new inflight entertainment programme.
Easter travel deals from Thomson | Pre-book your airport parking and save - 01/04/2009
Thomson has unveiled a range of last minute deals for European getaways this Easter.
Airline emissions set to fall | Biofuel tests successful - 31/03/2009
Global carbon emissions from aviation are expected to fall by almost 8% this year as airlines react to climate change.
Brits search online for travel bargains | Web takes over from travel agents - 30/03/2009
As the recession bites, a new survey has found that the majority of Brits still plan to travel abroad this year but they will head online rather than to high street travel agents.
Check ESTA for US travel | Only eligible British Citizens can travel visa free - 27/03/2009
A warning has been issued that not all British passport holders with ESTA approval will be able to gain visa free entry to the USA.
Beware of bargain holidays | Book your Insurance with Holiday Extras - 27/03/2009
A travel insurance specialist is warning about the dangers of buying cheap holidays.
Travellers urged to renew health cards | Don't travel without EHIC - 26/03/2009
Nearly 3.3 million European Health Insurance Cards (EHIC) will have expired by the end of March this year without their holders realising, according to a new survey.
Grim outlook for airlines | Fall in demand for flights - 24/03/2009
Airline losses in 2009 will be $4.7 billion, much worse than the December forecast of $2.5 billion.
Cruise holidays more popular | People cruising from UK ports - 20/03/2009
Air passenger numbers may be down, but cruise holidays were more popular than ever in 2008.
Emirates Airline screens Slumdog Millionaire - 16/03/2009
Passengers flying with Emirates Airline will have the chance to see Oscar winning film Slumdog Millionaire.
Fortune names best airlines | Most admired companies revealed - 09/03/2009
Continental Airlines, Air France-KLM and Southwest Airlines have been named as the best airlines in the world in a new survey.
More kids clubs from First Choice | Free childcare on holiday - 09/03/2009
Tour operator First Choice has increased the number of kids clubs for its family holidays.
V Australia to make inaugural flight | Sir Richard Branson joins flight - 06/03/2009
Australia's newest international airline, V Australia, is set to take flight today, with the first scheduled service departing from Sydney.
Cost the key for travellers | American Express survey results announced - 06/03/2009
British travellers have identified financial prudence as the major factor in determining their travel plans for 2009, according the results of a survey carried out by American Express.
Aegean Airlines announces bid for rival | Offer for Olympic submitted - 06/03/2009
Private Greek airline, Aegean Airlines, has submitted a surprise offer to purchase its floundering rival Olympic in a bid worth more than 170 million.
easyJet names 2009 charity partner | Alzheimer's Society to benefit - 23/02/2009
Europe's leading low-cost airline, easyJet, has named the Alzheimer's Society as its charity partner for 2009, following a vote among 7,000 members of staff.
Emirates announces plans for 2009 | New routes announced - 23/02/2009
Emirates has unveiled plans for expansion in 2009, including a 14% increase in the number of flights across its entire network.
Songs encourage summer holiday bookings | Good Vibrations most popular holiday song - 19/02/2009
To launch its summer holiday programme Jet2holidays.com is sponsoring buskers to play the top holiday songs as revealed by a new poll.
Ryanair launches in-flight mobile services | New service on 20 aircraft - 19/02/2009
Leading UK budget airline Ryanair has announced the introduction of an in-flight mobile phone service, available on 20 aircraft.
How to save money on holiday | Save money on hotels and car hire - 13/02/2009
Its possible to save lots of money on holiday, including on hotels, restaurants, taxis and car hire.
Best cruise ships for catching the sun - 10/02/2009
As cruise holidays grow in popularity, the best cruise ship sundecks have been revealed.
Detox zone helps airline passengers relax | New flights to Menorca - 09/02/2009
Low cost airline bmibaby is trialling a new onboard detox service to help passengers relax during their flight.
UK airport travel news | Regular updates for Wednesday February 5. - 05/02/2009
The UK has been affected by the worst snowfall for years, adversely affecting travel plans from some of the major airports
Best travel companies announced | Holiday Extras wins Best Travel Insurance Provider - 30/01/2009
The best airlines, airport and travel insurance provider have been honoured at the Travel Weekly Globe Travel Awards.
BA aims to cut CO2 emissions by half | Cleaner aircraft and alternative fuels planned - 26/01/2009
British Airways has set itself the ambitious target of cutting its CO2 emissions by 50%.
Summer holiday is most prized | Holidays have emotional value - 12/01/2009
The Holiday Value Report from ABTA, the Association of British Travel Agents, reveals the vital role holidays play in boosting the economy and lifting peoples spirits.
easyJet starts biggest ever sale | Air fares cut - 09/01/2009
Cheaper air travel is promised as budget airline easyJet cuts fares on all flights.
New US entry rules in place | Register for ESTA online - 08/01/2009
From January 12 2009, millions of visitors travelling to the United States need to provide personal details online before departure.
US goes online for visa waiver travellers | Passengers must apply in advance - 08/01/2009
Visitors flying into the United States will need to provide personal details in advance and online from next January, the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced earlier this week.
Airlines still charging for hidden extras | Poll asked what airlines will charge for next - 08/01/2009
Despite plans by the European Parliament to ensure price transparency many airlines are still charging for hidden extras.
Surveys show Brits still plan holidays | Holidays are still essential for the British - 08/01/2009
Brits are still determined to take holidays despite the gloomy economy according to recent surveys.
Holidaymakers urged to get travel insurance | ABTA urges people not to travel without adequate cover - 05/01/2009
With new regulations regarding travel insurance coming into effect this year travel industry body ABTA is urging people not to travel without adequate cover.
Top 10 long haul destinations | most popular long haul destinations - 05/01/2009
The top 10 long haul holiday and business travel destinations in 2009 will include Shanghai and St Kitts according to British Airways.
Flybe offers job loss insurance cover | free redundancy cancellation cover - 05/01/2009
Europes largest regional airline, Flybe, is introducing an innovative travel insurance policy that gives free redundancy cancellation cover.
Airlines must pay for flight cancellations | The European Court of Justice ruling - 29/12/2008
The European Court of Justice has ruled that airlines must pay for flight cancellations caused by technical problems.
Dreamliner will need less maintenance | Dreamliner to be 30% less expensive to maintain - 29/12/2008
Aircraft manufacturer Boeing says its long awaited 787 Dreamliner will require less maintenance less often than similarly sized jets.
Holiday trends revealed for 2009 | main travel trend in 2009 - all-inclusive holidays - 29/12/2008
One of the UKs largest tour operators has made some predictions about the kind of holidays people will be taking in 2009.
Holiday hotspots for 2009 | Include Turkey, Egypt, Iceland, Poland, Croatia, Mexico and Israel - 29/12/2008
A new report suggests that holiday hotspots for 2009 will include Turkey, Egypt, Iceland, Poland, Croatia, Mexico and Israel.
Brits hungry for Christmas break abroad - 18/12/2008
A new survey shows that despite the recession Brits are still keen to travel abroad for the Christmas holiday.
Airline offers guide to best ski resorts - 15/12/2008
Low cost airline easyJet has compiled a guide to the best ski resorts as skiing and snowboarding holidays are boosted by great early season snow.
More delays on Boeing Dreamliner | first flight of the Dreamliner should be in the second quarter of 2009 - 15/12/2008
Boeing has announced another delay on the 787 Dreamliner, its innovative new jet, but Virgin Atlantic has placed a major order for the new plane.
Holidays launched for single skiers | skiing holidays for single travellers with no single supplement - 12/12/2008
Ski Freshtracks is offering skiing holidays for single travellers with no single supplement.
Airlines set for huge losses in 2009 | the latest forecast from the IATA - 11/12/2008
The airline industry will lose $2.5 billion next year according to the latest forecast from the International Air Transport Association.
Skiing holiday tips as snow falls - 11/12/2008
As Europe sees the best early snow for years, skiers are being given advice on how to save money on their skiing holidays.
Best new websites named - 10/12/2008
The UK's best-selling internet magazine, Webuser, has named the best new and upgraded websites in its latest edition.
Survey shows holidays not a luxury - 08/12/2008
A new survey from Thomson and First Choice reveals that the British love affair with a holiday in the sun is as strong as ever.
Ryanair aims to create major European airline | new bid for rival Irish airline Aer Lingus - 02/12/2008
Ryanair is making a new bid for rival Irish airline Aer Lingus as it looks to create one of Europes big four airline groups.
Brits refuse to sacrifice summer holiday | The annual family holiday is still a major priority for Brits - 01/12/2008
The annual family holiday is still a major priority for Brits a new survey by professional services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers reveals.
Response to the Pre-Budget Report 2008 - 25/11/2008
In the wake of Alistair Darling's Pre-Budget Report and the news that the Government plans to continue with Air Passenger Duty (APD), the reaction among the travel industry has one of disappointment.
Cruise holidays popular despite recession - 24/11/2008
A new survey shows that people are still keen to take cruise holidays despite the economic downturn.
Airline asks Chancellor not to increase APD - 24/11/2008
Europes largest regional airline, Flybe, is calling on Chancellor Alistair Darling not to increase Air Passenger Duty in his Pre-Budget Report today.
Airline reports bookings up 43 percent - 21/11/2008
Monarch Airlines which operates flights to holiday sun destinations in Spain, Portugal and Cyprus says that holiday bookings for Summer 2009 are up 43%.
Ryanair wants airport check in online - 20/11/2008
Low cost airline Ryanair is increasing its airport check in and checked in baggage fees to encourage more passengers to check in online and avoid airport queues.
Thomson Airways launches next May | New airline name after TUI and First Choice merger - 19/11/2008
The UK will have a new airline, Thomson Airways, from 1st May next year when Thomsonfly and First Choice Airways rebrand.
Airline confirms first biofuel test flight - 12/11/2008
Air New Zealand will become the first airline to use a commercially viable biofuel in a test flight on December 3rd.
QEII departs Southampton for Dubai - 12/11/2008
The most famous ship in the world, Cunards QEII, set sail from the port of Southampton last night on her final voyage to Dubai.
Airlines charge for extra legroom - 10/11/2008
Two airlines, Singapore Airlines and Air France, have announced they are to charge passengers extra to sit in economy seats with more legroom, and other airlines are expected to follow suit.
Airline fares misleading finds consumer body - 10/11/2008
Despite new EU regulations on price transparency, What Consumer has found that low cost airlines are still not being completely open about air fares.
Airline launches social networking site - 10/11/2008
Air France and KLM have launched the first social networking website for airline passengers.
Survey shows Brits want Christmas holidays abroad - 03/11/2008
A new survey shows that 60% of Brits plan to take a Christmas break abroad.
Air fares will get cheaper says low cost airline - 03/11/2008
Good news for airline passengers as low cost airline Ryanair predicts air fares will fall by up to 20% this winter.
Price transparency on airline tickets becomes law - 31/10/2008
New EU legislation that comes into force on November 1st means airlines must include all taxes and charges in their published ticket prices.
Airline Flybe wins second green award - 27/10/2008
Regional airline Flybe has won another green award, the 2008 Brussels Airport Environmental Award.
Campaign to stop mobiles on planes - 27/10/2008
A campaign has been started to prevent airlines allowing passengers to use mobile phones on planes.
Airline crisis deepens as passengers down globally - 27/10/2008
Airline passenger number across the world fell by 2.9% in September, the worst fall since the SARS crisis in 2003.
Airlines hit by economy as traffic falls - 23/10/2008
Figures from the Association of European Airlines reveal that airline passenger numbers have fallen due to essentially economic factors for the first time since the early 1980s.
Watchdog wants protection against airline failure - 22/10/2008
As airlines continue to go bust, the Air Transport Users Council has written to the new Transport Secretary Geoff Hoon urging him to reconsider financial protection for scheduled airline passengers.
Airline opens auditions for online movie - 20/10/2008
Emirates Airline has launched a worldwide search for people to take part in its new film, The Exposure of Tom King.
Virgin Atlantic and BA are favourite British airlines - 20/10/2008
The annual travel trends survey by online travel community TripAdvisor reveals that British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and Dubai based airline Emirates are the favourite airlines of British travellers.
LTE flights still grounded - 20/10/2008
Passengers booked with Spanish airline LTE are having to make alternative arrangements as its flights remain suspended.
Ryanair orders new planes but doubt over Valencia flights - 17/10/2008
Budget airline Ryanair has confirmed that it is exercising its option to buy 10 aircraft from Boeing.
Low cost Spanish airline LTE suspends flights - 17/10/2008
Budget Spanish airline LTE appears to be the latest casualty of the global financial crisis as it announces it has suspended its services.
Jet2 voted best UK short haul airline - 15/10/2008
Jet2.com has been voted the best short haul airline in the UK by readers of the Guardian and Observer.
Virgin Atlantic cuts fuel surcharges - 15/10/2008
Long haul airline Virgin Atlantic is reducing the passenger fuel surcharges on its flights from midnight tonight.
Low cost transatlantic flights on horizon - 08/10/2008
Air fares to the USA could be set to tumble if Ryanair goes ahead with plans to launch a new transatlantic airline.
Passengers switch to low cost airlines - 06/10/2008
Despite the doom and gloom facing the airline industry and the economy low cost airlines are continuing to report record passenger numbers.
September ATOL renewal completed by CAA - 02/10/2008
In a difficult period for the travel industry, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is pleased to announce that its September renewal of Air Travel Organisers' Licences has been completed.
Eurostar launches new timetable - 02/10/2008
Following the fire in the Channel Tunnel on 11 September, Eurostar launched ticket sales on an amended timetable yesterday.
Ryanair cancels Birmingham flights - 02/10/2008
Low cost airline Ryanair has had to cancel 25 return flights to and from Birmingham due to strike action at plane-manufacturer Boeing.
Alberta scoops top prizes for winter sports - 01/10/2008
The recently launched Hardy's Skiing & Snowboarding Guide 2009 has awarded Alberta the top prize in a number of categories for winter sports.
Slovenian resort named 'European Destination of Excellence' - 01/10/2008
The Slovenian resort of the Soca Valley has been named a 'European Destination of Excellence'.
Virgin Atlantic celebrates ten years of Caribbean flights - 29/09/2008
Virgin Atlantic is celebrating ten years of flights to the Caribbean by holding a ten-day music festival in Barbados.
Ryanair trials in flight mobile calls - 26/09/2008
Low cost airline Ryanair is set to start trials of mobile phones on its flights from the UK.
Airline passenger demand to pick up in 2010 - 24/09/2008
As the airline crisis continues to deepen and more airlines appear on the point of going bust, Airports Council International predicts that airline passenger demand will pick up again in 2010.
Only 2 low cost airlines to survive in Europe - 24/09/2008
Speaking at the World Low Cost Airlines Congress in London, Ryanair deputy CEO, Howard Millar, has predicted only two low cost airlines will survive in Europe.
Top 10 ski holiday destinations revealed - 22/09/2008
As more than one million British holidaymakers head to the slopes this winter, the UK's fastest growing ski tour operator, Directski.com, has revealed its top 10 ski holiday destinations.
easyJet adds flights after collapse of XL - 22/09/2008
Low cost airline easyJet is adding extra flights to popular holiday destinations in Spain and Turkey following the collapse of the tour operator XL earlier this month.
Call for APD to be axed after XL failure - 22/09/2008
Air Passenger Duty should be axed, particularly after the collapse of tour operator XL, says price comparison website, Cheapflights.co.uk.
UK airlines score highly in travel awards - 22/09/2008
UK based airlines have done well in the prestigious Conde Nast Traveller magazine awards, with BA voted best business airline and easyJet best low cost airline, but only one UK airport features in the top 15.
Air Canada cuts baggage fees - 19/09/2008
Some good news for airline passengers at last as Air Canada is axing checked bag charges for second bags and incorporating fuel surcharges in its advertised fares.
Ryanair hopes to break even - 19/09/2008
Low cost airline Ryanair says it hopes to break even for the year ending March 31st, 2009 providing the price of oil remains at $100 per barrel.
German airline Lufthansa buys share in Brussels Airlines - 15/09/2008
German national airline Lufthansa is acquiring a stake in a much smaller airline, Brussels Airlines.
Turkish holiday specialist goes bust - 15/09/2008
Travel company K and S Holidays which specialised in holidays to Turkey has gone bust stranding about 150 customers abroad.
Flights home for XL customers going well - 15/09/2008
Repatriation flights for XL customers stranded abroad are operating smoothly and all passengers due to return by the weekend should be back in the UK today.
Record profits for airline Jet2 - 12/09/2008
As XL goes into administration another airline and package holiday business, Jet2.com, has been quick to point out that it has made record profits.
Airlines step in to help stranded XL passengers - 12/09/2008
Following the collapse of XLUK, other airlines and tour operators are stepping in to help the estimated 85,000 XL passengers currently stranded abroad.
Latest advice for stranded XL passengers - 12/09/2008
Customers of XL Leisure Group are being advised not to travel to the airport after the UKs third largest tour operator went into administration and all its flights were cancelled.
Seguro Travel goes bust | Kent and Scotland travellers mainly affected - 11/09/2008
More than 20,000 British holidaymakers have been affected by the collapse of Macclesfield-based Seguro Travel, which ceased trading on September 10.
Regional airline Flybe makes record profit - 08/09/2008
While other airlines are going bust or reporting big losses, regional airline Flybe has announced record profits and strong growth.
bmi offers lower fares from Heathrow - 05/09/2008
Heathrows second largest airline, bmi, is offering lower fares to all destinations this month.
Low cost airlines growing fast - 05/09/2008
Despite the credit crunch, high oil prices and the gloomy economy, low cost airlines continue to attract more passengers.
Airlines offer flights for Zoom passengers - 03/09/2008
Zoom passengers left stranded by the collapse of the transatlantic low fares airline last week are being offered alternative flights by a number of airlines on routes between the UK, Canada and the USA.
Wizz Air helps Centralwings passengers - 01/09/2008
Low cost airline Wizz Air is stepping in to help passengers of another low cost airline Centralwings, which is stopping all its scheduled flights.
Airline travel gets more stressful - 01/09/2008
Airline travel is getting more stressful and air rage increasing as passengers become more irritated about delayed flights, long queues and extra security a new survey has found.
Thai airports reopen as Brits fly home - 01/09/2008
Phuket, Krabi and Hat Yai airports in Thailand have reopened as Brits stranded abroad try to get flights home following the political demonstrations in the country.
German low cost airlines plan merger - 29/08/2008
Three low cost airlines in Germany Germanwings, Condor and TUIfly are planning a merger in order to cut costs.
Zoom Airlines goes bust stranding passengers - 29/08/2008
Transatlantic low fares airline Zoom has gone into administration leaving thousands of passengers stranded at airports in the UK, Canada, the USA, France and Italy.
Screenscrapers inflate cost of airline tickets | Low cost airline Ryanair defends decision to cancel tickets - 27/08/2008
Budget airline Ryanair is defending its decision to cancel tickets booked through some screenscraping websites to the European Commission.
Holiday tips to beat recession | How to get best airfares and best holiday bargains - 19/08/2008
As a recession looms theres no need to abandon holiday plans if you know how to find the best holiday bargains.
easyJet voted best low cost airline in world | Singapore Airlines named airline of the year - 18/08/2008
easyJet has been named the worlds best low cost airline and Singapore Airlines the worlds best airline in the annual World Airline Awards.
BA links with AA and Iberia on transatlantic flights - 15/08/2008
British Airways has signed a joint business agreement with American Airlines and Spanish airline Iberia on flights between Europe and North America.
Iceland Express is first budget airline to offer inflight entertainment - 13/08/2008
Low cost flights no longer have to be boring as Iceland Express claims to be the first low cost airline to offer inflight entertainment on its flights from Reykjavik.
Qantas airline safety investigated | Airline to take delivery of first Airbus A380 - 13/08/2008
Australian airline Qantas has grounded six Boeing 737 planes while it checks maintenance records as the Australian Civil Safety Authority continues to investigate the airlines safety procedures.
FCO warns not to skimp on travel insurance | More Brits lose passport on holiday in Spain - 13/08/2008
The Foreign & Commonwealth Office has issued a strong appeal to British holidaymakers not to cut corners on travel insurance as it publishes its annual British Behaviour Abroad report.
Airline failure protection open to passengers | Single airline failure could cost hundreds of millions - 11/08/2008
Asking the Civil Aviation Authority to impose a levy for airlines similar to the ATOL Protection Contribution for tour operators is ludicrous says specialist insurance provider International Passenger Protection.
Airlines should protect passengers | Travellers out of pocket if airlines go bust - 06/08/2008
Scheduled airlines should offer the same protection to travellers as ATOL protected tour operators says a government advisory committee.
Less passengers for BA | Airlines Iberia and Air France KLM see profits fall - 06/08/2008
British Airways carried 3% less passengers this July than last year as the airline crisis continues to deepen.
Brits least attractive on the beach | New survey finds Brits rudest and heaviest drinkers in resort - 04/08/2008
A new survey of holidaymakers in Europe has found that Brits are regarded as the least attractive on the beach and the most undesirable in resort.
Inflight mobile phone service added | Emirates Airline first to offer mobile calls on Boeing plane - 04/08/2008
Emirates has become the first airline to introduce inflight mobile phone services on a Boeing aircraft.
First powered suitcase ready to go | Power assisted luggage suitable for airports and cruises - 01/08/2008
Heralded as an evolution in travel and the first innovation in luggage design for more than 20 years, a UK company has developed what it claims is the worlds first powered suitcase.
New lie flat seat from Continental Airlines | Flights from Newark and Houston to Heathrow will feature new seat - 01/08/2008
Continental Airlines has unveiled a new 180-degree lie-flat seat for BusinessFirst customers which will be available on its Boeing 777 flights from Newark and Houston airports to Heathrow next year.
Airlines in worst market ever | British Airways hit by fuel costs - 01/08/2008
High fuel bills have hit BAs profits as the airline faces the worst market conditions the industry has ever known.
Low fare flights will survive high oil price | Ryanair optimistic despite fall in profit - 30/07/2008
Despite a dramatic 85% fall in profit, low cost airline Ryanair is confident high oil prices wont spell the end of low fare flights.
Airbus delivers A380 to Emirates | Airline will fly superjumbo from Dubai to New York and Heathrow - 30/07/2008
Emirates Airline has taken delivery of its first Airbus A380 superjumbo ahead of its first flight from Dubai to New York on August 1st.
Airlines start merger talks | Merger of British Airways and Iberia would create biggest airline in Europe - 30/07/2008
As the airline crisis deepens, two of Europes biggest airlines British Airways and Iberia are holding merger talks.
Indonesian airlines banned from EU | Airlines from Gabon and Sierra Leone also on blacklist - 25/07/2008
Indonesian airlines are to continue to be banned from using EU airspace because of their safety standards.
Regional airline signs e ticket deal | Flybe forms interline partnership with Hahn Air - 21/07/2008
Regional airline Flybe has shown its commitment to interline e ticketing with a new partnership with Hahn Air.
Air China orders Boeing planes | Airline is official partner for 2008 Beijing Olympic Games - 21/07/2008
Air China, the flag carrying airline of the People's Republic of China, has ordered 30 Next-Generation 737-800 jetliners and 15 777-300ERs.
Travel luggage free to cut stress - 21/07/2008
First Luggage has a Fathers Day gift that means dad doesn't have to lug bags to the airport, check them in and wait at the baggage carousel to collect them.
New cruising holidays by rail | Great Rail Journeys launch first UK cruise - 18/07/2008
New cruising holidays by rail have been launched by Great Rail Journeys, including a UK cruise to the Scottish Lochs and Islands.
Airline cabin crew give packing tips | Travel light for stress free holiday - 18/07/2008
Cabin crew at Virgin Atlantic have revealed their top tips for packing to go on holiday.
SeaFrance ferry strike disrupts port of Dover | March 5th 2008 - 17/07/2008
The port of Dover is once again being affected by a strike by SeaFrance officers in Calais, leading to Operation Stack being implemented on the M20 in Kent.
Boeing gets set to fly Dreamliner | Test flights of new 787 plane will start in autumn - 16/07/2008
Test flights of Boeings new 787 Dreamliner plane will start in the fourth quarter of this year.
Brits book holidays at last minute | Tunisia and Croatia increasingly popular destinations - 14/07/2008
With the credit crunch, rising fuel prices and talk of recession, it appears that Brits are waiting until the last minute to book their summer holiday.
New Gatwick to Biarritz flights | Low fares airline easyJet launches summer sale - 04/07/2008
Low cost airline easyJet has launched new flights from Gatwick airport to Biarritz in south-west France today.
Navy assist Splendor naming in Dover | Largest cruise ship ever to sail from port of Dover - 04/07/2008
Royal Navy divers will assist musician and presenter Myleene Klass when she performs the naming ceremony for the Carnival Splendor, the largest cruise ship ever to sail from Dover.
bmibaby most punctual low cost airline | Eastern Airways most punctual scheduled airline - 04/07/2008
bmibaby was the most punctual low cost airline in the UK in the first quarter of 2008, and Eastern Airways the most punctual scheduled airline.
Virgin Atlantic objects to alliances | BA passenger numbers down - 04/07/2008
Virgin Atlantic has reacted to reports that British Airways may be seeking an alliance with American Airlines and Iberia.
Virgin offers summer holiday tips | Airline suggests online and twilight check in - 02/07/2008
Airline Virgin Atlantic has come up with a range of tips to help passengers overcome the airport blues and enjoy a tip top summer holiday.
Try a cruise for a romantic holiday | New survey shows cruising popular with singles - 30/06/2008
Cruise holidays provide a good opportunity to look for love a new survey by Cruise Critic has found.
easyJet backs tax on planes | Low cost airline supports replacement of Air Passenger Duty with flight tax - 30/06/2008
Low fares airline easyJet is taking out ads in the national press today in support of its campaign to make the proposed replacement for Air Passenger Duty greener and fairer.
American Airlines makes more cutbacks | Airport delays at New York LaGuardia should be reduced - 27/06/2008
As the crisis facing the airline industry deepens, American Airlines is cutting back services at New York LaGuardia airport and other airports in the USA from November.
New video reports on holiday hotspots | Holiday company launches video upload facility - 25/06/2008
Jet2holidays.com, sister company of airline Jet2, is launching a new feature on its website that will enable holidaymakers to check out video reports before choosing their destination.
Airline tests biofuel to cut emissions | Japan Airlines announces test with Boeing and Pratt & Whitney - 23/06/2008
Japan Airlines in partnership with aircraft maker Boeing and jet engine maker Pratt & Whitney plans to test a second generation biofuel.
Airline tests mobile phone check in | New technology could cut queues at check in - 23/06/2008
Delta Air Lines in the US is testing the use of mobile phones for check in, which could lead to shorter queues at the airport.
Singapore Airlines voted Best Airline | Tiny UK airline Palmair one of runners up - 19/06/2008
Singapore Airlines has been voted the Best Airline in the world in the annual Which? Awards.
New cruise ship is biggest ever | Oasis of the Seas launches in late 2009 - 19/06/2008
Cruise line Royal Caribbean International has released more details about Oasis of the Seas, which it says will be the worlds largest and most revolutionary cruise ship.
Mobile phones reduce flight delays | Airlines could save millions using digital devices - 19/06/2008
Airlines could save up to $600 million by taking advantage of passengers mobile phones to reduce flight delays.
easyJet cuts fuel consumption | Airline buys new flight planning system - 19/06/2008
Low fares airline easyJet is aiming to cut fuel consumption and deliver significant cost savings with a new flight planning system.
BA launches OpenSkies airline | First flight from Paris to New York - 19/06/2008
British Airways new subsidiary airline OpenSkies is launching its first flight today between Paris Orly airport and New York JFK.
New cruises from Portsmouth | New fly cruises from Aberdeen airport - 18/06/2008
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines will be offering cruise holidays from Portsmouth for the first time next year.
Brits back summer holidays | Beach holidays still most popular - 18/06/2008
Despite rising fuel prices and the gloomy economy, Brits are still determined to take their summer holiday a new survey shows.
New flying without fear book | Virgin Atlantic launches book to help nervous flyers - 13/06/2008
After 10 years of Flying Without Fear courses, Virgin Atlantic has launched a new book answering the questions of nervous flyers.
First A380 flight to New York | Emirates Airline launches Dubai to New York on superjumbo - 11/06/2008
The Airbus A380 superjumbo will make its first commercial flight to the USA on 1st August when Emirates launches new flights from Dubai to New York.
Airline passengers need protection | Airline failures prompt call from FTO - 11/06/2008
The Federation of Tour Operators is calling for airline passengers to be protected in the same way as passengers who book package holidays.
Airline Silverjet to fly again | Flights to New York and Dubai could relaunch soon - 11/06/2008
Business class airline Silverjet could relaunch flights to New York and Dubai within the next few weeks after agreeing a deal with Irish company Kingplace.
New cruise ship naming in Dover | Carnival Splendor largest passenger ship to sail from port - 09/06/2008
Carnival Cruise Lines' new cruise ship Carnival Splendor will be christened by TV presenter and musician Myleene Klass at the port of Dover on 10th July.
Best beaches in US named | Top beaches are in Florida and Hawaii - 09/06/2008
Dr Beach has revealed the top 10 beaches in the USA for 2008 and British holiday favourite Florida has two of the top three.
easyJet wins Best Low Cost Airline | British Airways voted Best Transatlantic Airline - 06/06/2008
British airlines including easyJet and British Airways have triumphed at the prestigious OAG Airline Industry Awards.
Continental Airlines makes cuts | US carrier reduces aircraft fleet and jobs - 06/06/2008
One of the clearest indications yet of the crisis facing the airline industry is Continentals decision to reduce its fleet by 67 and eliminate 3,000 jobs.
Emirates Airline to fly A380 | First A380 to be used for Heathrow to Dubai flights - 06/06/2008
Emirates Airline will be the second airline to fly the Airbus A380 superjumbo when it receives the first of 58 new planes in July.
Airline launches summer sale | easyJet puts 2 million seats on sale - 06/06/2008
Low fares airline easyJet is today launching a summer sale, with up to 20% off every seat.
New flights from budget airline | Ryanair announces 6 new routes from Luton airport - 06/06/2008
Low fares airline Ryanair has announced what it describes as its biggest ever single expansion.
Best airlines shortlisted | Palmair plus Air New Zealand and Singapore Airlines nominated - 04/06/2008
Tiny UK airline Palmair which is based at Bournemouth airport has been shortlisted for the prestigious Which? Best Airline Award.
Budget airlines fight back | Low cost rivals respond to Ryanair - 04/06/2008
The battle of the budget airlines is taking shape as rivals Jet2.com and Flybe hit back at comments made by Ryanair boss Micheal OLeary.
Airlines in crisis | Industry leaders call for airports and governments to help - 02/06/2008
Heads of airlines around the world have called for help from governments and airports to survive the financial crisis at the World Air Transport Summit.
Queen says farewell to QE2 | Royal visit to cruise ship at port of Southampton - 02/06/2008
Her Majesty The Queen is paying a farewell visit to the historic cruise liner the QE2 at the port of Southampton today before the famous ship retires from active service in November.
Low fares airline adds new flights | Ryanair flies from Glasgow to holiday hotspots - 30/05/2008
Low cost airline Ryanair is launching five new flights from the UK this winter, from Glasgow and Bournemouth airports.
Cruise to beat Euro blues | Cruising tips to save holiday money - 30/05/2008
With the falling value of the pound against the euro making holidays in Europe more expensive, taking a cruise can cut the cost of a holiday.
Healthy demand for holidays | CBI survey shows people still want breaks - 30/05/2008
Despite the credit crunch and rising fuel prices, a new CBI survey shows people are still booking holidays.
Global airline traffic slows | Transatlantic flights increase with Open Skies - 30/05/2008
New figures show that record oil prices and the credit crunch are having a worldwide affect on the demand for flights.
BA raises fuel surcharge | Airline blames rising oil prices - 30/05/2008
British Airways has followed rival airline Virgin Atlantic by increasing fuel surcharges on all its flights from Tuesday.
Business class airline suspends flights | Last flight for Silverjet from Dubai today - 30/05/2008
Silverjet has become the latest business class only airline to suspend operations as high oil prices and the credit crunch take their toll.
Carbon emissions trading for airlines | MEPs want airlines included by 2011 - 28/05/2008
MEPs have voted to include airlines in the EUs Emissions Trading Scheme from 2011 and for a lower ceiling on emissions.
Best luxury hotels named | Small Luxury Hotels of the World takes honours - 26/05/2008
Small Luxury Hotels of the World has been named as the number one luxury hotel brand in the world.
Airline trials boarding pass texts | bmi to test paperless system at Heathrow airport - 26/05/2008
Passengers on some flights with airline bmi from Heathrow airport will soon be able to receive their boarding pass via their mobile phone.
Budget airline in court over safety | Low cost carrier Flyglobespan prosecuted by CAA - 26/05/2008
Low cost airline Flyglobespan is being taken to court by the CAA following an alleged breach of safety on a New York flight.
Airline bmi sees profits halve | Develops mid haul flights from Heathrow - 23/05/2008
Pre-tax profits for airline bmi for 2007 were down 47.8% to £15.5 million, but the acquisition of airline BMED in November allowed bmi to continue to expand at Heathrow airport.
Business airline suspends shares | Silverjet flights to continue - 23/05/2008
Business class only airline Silverjet has suspended trading in its shares on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange as it still awaits funding from investors.
Wizz launches Kiev-Luton service | Part of new international network - 22/05/2008
Ukraine's first low cost airline, Wizz Air Ukraine, has announced the launch of three international routes from Kiev later this year.
Youth travel market grows | Young travellers stay longer and spend more - 22/05/2008
Youth travel is one of the global tourist industry's fastest growing sectors and accounts for a fifth of all international arrivals, according to a new report published this week.
Give dad a golf holiday | Fathers Day golf breaks at La Manga Club - 21/05/2008
With Fathers Day fast approaching, a golfing holiday may make the perfect gift for a golf mad dad.
easyJet celebrates 10 years at Stansted | Airline launches new Gatwick to Nantes flights - 21/05/2008
Low fares airline easyJet is today celebrating its tenth anniversary offering flights from Stansted airport.
New flights for skiing holidays | Jet2 launches Blackpool to Geneva flights - 19/05/2008
New flights from Blackpool airport to Geneva are part of low cost airline Jet2.coms new winter ski schedule.
Gatwick to Jersey flights popular | Low cost airline Flybe considers new flights - 19/05/2008
Low fares airline Flybe says it is experiencing unprecedented demand for seats on its flights from Gatwick airport to Jersey.
Airline celebrates fourth birthday | Wizz Air offers flights to Poland and Romania - 19/05/2008
Low cost airline Wizz Air is today celebrating four years of offering flights to Central and Eastern European countries including Poland, Romania and Hungary.
Ryanair moves into holiday rentals market | Overseas property owners have new advertising opportunity - 16/05/2008
Low fares airline Ryanair is offering holiday villa owners the opportunity to advertise on its new website ryanairvillas.com.
Virgin soaring to T3 success - 15/05/2008
Virgin Atlantic has today announced outstanding customer feedback and performance results for their new terminal at Heathrow.
Holiday website for silver surfers | Grand UK Holidays launches winter brochure - 15/05/2008
A growing number of silver surfers over 55s who regularly use the internet can now book their holiday online
Eurocamp kicks off for Euro 2008 - 15/05/2008
Budding Ronaldo's inspired by Euro 2008 this summer will love Eurocamp's new on-parc Soccer Stations in France.
Driving each other mad abroad - 14/05/2008
New research suggests that driving abroad is one of the most common causes of arguments between British couples.
Buying airline tickets online risky | EU targets airlines and travel websites - 14/05/2008
One third of the websites investigated were found to be breaching consumer law when they sold airline tickets online
Heathrow airport third best in world | BA named best European airline - 09/05/2008
Much maligned Heathrow airport and British Airways have been honoured in the latest Business Traveller magazine awards.
Clubbers flights to Ibiza | Low fares airline Monarch teams up with Hed Kandi - 07/05/2008
Budget airline Monarch is expanding its partnership with lifestyle brand Hed Kandi to offer more party destinations, including Puerto Banus, Barcelona, Tenerife and Mallorca.
US airline cuts fuel consumption | Delta Air Lines subsidiary Comair equips planes - 07/05/2008
The US airline Comair has been able to cut fuel burn by around 3% by using new technology that optimises plane performance.
Business airline bags investor | Silverjet ready to dominate luxury flights market - 07/05/2008
All business class airline Silverjet has found the investor it hopes will enable it to secure its future as a provider of business travel.
easyJet upbeat despite fuel costs | Airline sees passengers and revenue up - 07/05/2008
Low fares airline easyJet has announced its interim results for the six months to 31st March.
Heathrow lounge wins award | Virgin Atlantic customers say Heathrow is Best Clubhouse - 05/05/2008
Airline Virgin Atlantics lounge at Heathrow airport has been named as Best Clubhouse in the international awards voted for by Virgin customers.
Stansted airport gets new coach link | Airport to Ipswich services start - 02/05/2008
A new airport coach service starts tomorrow with the launch of airdirect, offering a 24 hour a day service between Stansted airport and Ipswich.
Airline consolidation is critical | Air passenger growth slows - 02/05/2008
Releasing the air passenger figures for March, airline industry association IATA says that the industry has taken a major turn for the worse and consolidation is now critical.
European cruise holiday record | Four million take cruise holiday last year - 02/05/2008
Four million Europeans took a cruise holiday last year, an increase of 17% on the previous year, according to the latest figures from the European Cruise Council.
Airline jobs at risk says Unite | Virgin axes in flight beauty services - 02/05/2008
The Unite union, which represents over 70,000 workers in the aviation sector including 24,000 cabin crew members, says it has recently been involved in redundancy consultations with airlines XL Airways, Flyglobespan and First Choice.
Best of European cruises | Carnival Cruise Lines picks up 9 awards - 30/04/2008
After only three years offering cruises in Europe, Carnival has won 9 best of cruising awards in a new Fodors guide.
Sunshine getaways for Bank Holiday | Flights to Alicante and Faro most popular - 30/04/2008
As Brits head off in search of the sun for the May Bank Holiday, low fares airline easyJet says that holidays in Spain and Portugal are most popular.
Business airline gets backing | Silverjet hopes to offer new flights - 30/04/2008
Business class only airline Silverjet has entered into a memorandum of understanding with an investor based in the UAE which it hopes will secure its future.
Brits want cheap holiday deals | Survey finds US holidays popular - 28/04/2008
Despite the credit crisis, consumers in Britain remain committed to taking a holiday this year and many plan to take advantage of the weak dollar to visit the US and Canada.
Fly cruise from Stansted | Mediterranean cruises on Balmoral - 28/04/2008
New cruise ship Balmoral starts a short season of Mediterranean cruises in May before returning to her home port of Dover.
Low fare flights for winter | Thomsonfly flies from 9 airports - 25/04/2008
Thomsonfly is now offering winter holiday flights from nine UK airports including Gatwick and Manchester.
Airline meals for Euro 08 fans | Lufthansa appoints star chefs - 25/04/2008
German airline Lufthansa is introducing special gourmet meals with a Euro 2008 theme.
IATA's historic climate change deal - 24/04/2008
The International Air Transport Association and leading players in the aviation industry have signed a historic commitment to tackle climate change.
Cruises for food lovers | New cruise ship for Port of Dover - 23/04/2008
Carnival Cruises says its new cruise ship Carnival Splendor is the largest Fun Ship ever built.
Airports face strike action | PCS union strike may disrupt airports - 23/04/2008
Airports including Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted and Luton could be hit by strike action tomorrow by members of the PCS union which includes immigration staff.
Flybe grows fastest in Germany | Budget airline offers 128 flights a week to Germany - 21/04/2008
Flybe has been named as the fastest growing low cost airline flying to and from Germany.
Business airline Eos woos investor | Stansted to New York - 21/04/2008
Business class only Eos Airlines which flies from Stansted airport to New York JFK says it expects to secure an extra $50 million investment next month.
Indian airline a hit in Belgium - 14/04/2008
Indian airline Jet Airways is celebrating after its chairman Naresh Goyal was named Man of the Year by journalists in Belgium.
More airlines could go bust - 14/04/2008
More airlines could go out of business as a result of the credit crunch and high fuel prices warns International Passenger Protection.
Butlins plans new spa hotel - 14/04/2008
British institution Butlins is shaking off its traditional holiday camp image with plans for a contemporary spa hotel at its holiday resort in the seaside town of Bognor Regis.
The Queen to bid farewell to QE2 - 11/04/2008
Her Majesty the Queen will pay a farewell visit to the cruise ship the QE2 at the port of Southampton on 2nd June ahead of the ship's retirement from active service in November.
Emirates opens futuristic new airport lounge - 09/04/2008
Emirates Airline has unveiled a luxurious new airport lounge at Brisbane airport in Australia with fabulous facilities for passengers.
Low cost airline Oasis goes bust - 09/04/2008
Budget airline Oasis which offers flights from Gatwick airport to Hong Kong has gone into liquidation today with debts of £64 million.
Low cost airline Ryanair in ads battle - 09/04/2008
The battle between budget airline Ryanair and the Advertising Standards Authority is hotting up as the ASA counter-refers Ryanair to the OFT.
Airport delays boost ferry travel - 07/04/2008
The Port of Dover has benefited from problems at UK airports to record an increase in passengers using ferries to travel on holiday.
Mobile phones allowed on planes in Europe - 07/04/2008
Passengers will be able to make calls on mobile phones on aircraft flying in Europe thanks to new legislation from the European Commission.
Sophia Loren names new cruise ship - 07/04/2008
The new cruise liner MSC Poesia has been launched in a star-studded ceremony at the port of Dover attended by Hollywood legend Sophia Loren, Prince and Princess Michael, Andrea Bocelli and KT Tunstall.
Airline pilots slam Terminal 5 debacle - 07/04/2008
The British Airline Pilots' Association has published an Open Letter calling for change in the way British Airways is managed following what it calls 'the Terminal 5 debacle'.
Airlines hiding charges says TSI - 07/04/2008
Airlines are making extra money from passengers by not making baggage fees clear and even by using faulty scales at check in an investigation by the Trading Standards Institute has revealed.
Budget airline Ryanair complains to OFT - 07/04/2008
Low fares airline Ryanair has made a formal complaint to the Office of Fair Trading regarding judgments made by the Advertising Standards Authority about some of its advertising.
Low fares airline expands in France - 04/04/2008
Budget airline easyJet is expanding in France as it opens a new base at Lyon airport and launches new flights to destinations including Venice, Marrakech and Lisbon.
Monarch Airlines celebrates 40 years - 04/04/2008
Low fares airline Monarch Airlines is celebrating 40 years in business this weekend with a special flight from Luton airport to the popular Mediterranean island of Menorca.
Record month for business class airline - 02/04/2008
Business class only airline Silverjet has reported an impressive 23% increase in passenger numbers in March on flights from Luton airport to New York and Dubai.
Cruise liner Ventura sails to Southampton - 31/03/2008
The largest cruise ship ever built for British cruise passengers, P&O Cruises Ventura, is now complete and has set sail for her home port of Southampton.
Low cost airline launches new flights - 31/03/2008
Budget airline Flybe is starting 34 new flights to UK and European cities and holiday hotspots including flights from Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham and Edinburgh airports.
Travellers still need insurance - 27/03/2008
People need to be vigilant and ensure that they have adequate travel insurance before setting off on holiday, new research suggests.
Airline websites slammed for hidden charges - 26/03/2008
Low cost airlines have been criticised for a lack of transparency in their pricing in a study looking at the usability of travel company websites.
A380 superjumbo grounded again - 26/03/2008
For the second time in two months the new Airbus A380 superjumbo has been grounded by fuel pump problems.
Airline offers in flight email and SMS - 24/03/2008
Aussie airline Qantas is installing technology on all its domestic planes that will enable passengers to send and receive email and SMS via mobile phones or personal electronic devices.
Delays possible on new Dreamliner plane - 24/03/2008
Further delays to the launch of Boeings new 787 Dreamliner aircraft are possible after the plane manufacturer admitted it had to redesign a key component.
Airline allows mobile phone calls - 21/03/2008
The first authorised mobile phone call has been made on an Emirates airline flight between Dubai and Casablanca.
Manchester airport backs World Swimming Champs - 21/03/2008
Manchester airport is sponsoring the World Swimming Championships which are taking place at the MEN Arena in Manchester from 9-13 April.
Ryanair brings cheap air fares to France - 21/03/2008
Low cost airline Ryanair is launching its cheap flights in France and Germany as it continues to expand around Europe.
Cruise holiday company hit by fuel bills - 21/03/2008
The worlds largest cruising holiday company, Carnival Corporation, has reported first quarter earnings for 2008 down on 2007 thanks to rising fuel prices.
Air France KLM buys Italian airline - 20/03/2008
The Italian state airline Alitalia is being bought by giant airline Air France KLM for just 139m.
Easter weather and travel misery for UK - 20/03/2008
It's looking like a long weekend full of travel misery for those Brits not escaping the country for an Easter getaway.
Eurostar Easter bonus - 20/03/2008
Eurostar has announced record passenger bookings for this weekend, its first Easter based at the newly restored St Pancras International.
Wizz Air offers more flights to Poland - 19/03/2008
More flights to Poland are to be offered by low cost airline Wizz Air following the decision by airline Centralwings to discontinue eight of its flights to Poland.
Airports set for Easter holiday getaway - 19/03/2008
Around two million Brits will leave the country for an Easter holiday this weekend, many from their local airport, and last minute deals will be hard to find.
Budget airline warns on profits - 19/03/2008
Low cost airline easyJet says its profits for the second half of the year will be down if fuel prices stay high, but the no frills carrier is performing well so far this year.
Airline ready for A380 landing at Heathrow - 17/03/2008
The first Airbus A380 to arrive at Heathrow will land at the airport tomorrow, 18 March, at around 15.15 and BA has won the maintenance contract for the Singapore Airlines plane at Heathrow.
Airline Monarch backs golf holidays - 17/03/2008
Low fares airline Monarch has been named as Official Airline Partner for two of the largest golf shows in Europe and says 78% of golfers that fly with it take two or more overseas golf holidays a year.
Luton airport and London City grow fastest - 14/03/2008
The London airports showing the fastest growth are Luton airport and London City airport according to the latest figures from the Civil Aviation Authority.
Ryanair criticises airline fuel surcharges - 12/03/2008
Low fares airline Ryanair has hit out at the fuel surcharges being levied by other airlines including Lufthansa and Aer Lingus.
A380 flights to start from Heathrow - 12/03/2008
Flights from Heathrow on the Airbus A380 superjumbo, the worlds largest commercial airliner, will start next Wednesday 19 March.
easyJet offers Easter holiday deals - 12/03/2008
Low fares airline easyJet says it will welcome 500,000 passengers on flights during the Easter holidays and it has a range of last minute deals for people looking for an Easter holiday.
New airports for Chinas holiday hotspot - 11/03/2008
Three new airports are planned for the tropical island of Hainan, a holiday hotspot which is still little known outside China.
Storm causes flight cancellations at UK airports - 10/03/2008
Flights have been cancelled or delayed at UK airports including Heathrow, Gatwick, Bristol and Southampton as the worst storms of the winter batter Britain.
BA strike threatens Easter travel chaos - 10/03/2008
There could be travel chaos at airports this Easter now that talks to avert a strike by BA pilots have broken down.
BA counts cost of move to Terminal 5 - 07/03/2008
British Airways move to Terminal 5 this month, plus rising fuel costs and the gloomy outlook for the airline industry, have contributed to a profits warning and fall in the airlines share price.
Airline announces record profit - 05/03/2008
Airline Cathay Pacific has announced record profits for 2007 despite high fuel prices and economic uncertainty.
Budget airline Flybe adds flights to Scotland - 05/03/2008
Low fares airline Flybe has announced new flights from Gatwick to Aberdeen airport, and from Birmingham airport to Dundee, and will feature on TV programme Project Catwalk tonight.
easyJet cheap flights ad banned - 05/03/2008
A complaint by rival low cost airline Ryanair has led to the banning of an ad campaign by easyJet intended to attract customers to its cheap flights.
European cruises year round from NCL - 03/03/2008
Norwegian Cruise Lines cruise ship Norwegian Jade will be based in Europe all year round from this month when cruise holidays begin from the port of Southampton.
Business class airline Silverjet grows - 03/03/2008
Business class only airline Silverjet which offers flights from Luton airport to New York and Dubai has announced record passenger numbers for February.
Low cost airline sees shares fall - 03/03/2008
Low fares airline Jet2.com which is based at Leeds Bradford airport has admitted that passenger numbers in the winter have been disappointing.
A380 superjumbo to fly Heathrow to Dubai - 03/03/2008
Emirates Airline will start London Heathrow to Dubai flights on an Airbus A380 from 1 December.
Travel web fraudsters found guilty - 28/02/2008
A gang of fraudsters was found guilty of conspiracy to defraud at Southwark Crown Court this week, after swindling innocent holiday makers of £6 million.
Earthquake shakes UK - 27/02/2008
The UK's largest earthquake in nearly 25 years hit during the early hours of this morning.
Italy most popular for cruise holidays - 27/02/2008
Italy is the preferred destination for people taking a cruise holiday according to a new report on the cruise industry.
IATA and Solar Impulse team up - 20/02/2008
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has become an Institutional Partner of Solar Impulse, the solar-powered aeroplane currently in development.
Weddings at sea boost cruise holidays - 15/02/2008
There can be more to a cruise holiday than simply seeing the sights; Azamara Cruises and Celebrity Cruises are now offering couples the chance to get married at sea.
Brits love cruise holidays - 13/02/2008
More than two million Brits could be taking cruise holidays by 2012 according to a new report on the cruise market.
Most romantic locations for Valentines - 11/02/2008
If youre looking for a last minute flight from your local airport for Valentines Day, the top 10 places in Europe to propose have been revealed.
Airline Eos to launch Stansted Dubai flights - 11/02/2008
Business class only airline Eos Airlines will offer flights from Stansted to Dubai from July, competing with rival Silverjet.
Airports will handle more large planes - 11/02/2008
Aircraft manufacturer Airbus, maker of the double decker A380, says that more large planes will be needed to cope with the demand for air travel.
Airlines promote online booking with virtual assistant - 08/02/2008
Booking your flight online just got a whole lot more fun in the shape of Jenn, the new virtual assistant at Alaska Airlines.
Missed flight connections cause stress - 08/02/2008
Airline industry consumer watchdog the Air Transport Users Council has published a report highlighting the travel stress caused by missing flight connections.
Clickair to start low cost Gatwick Bilbao flights - 07/02/2008
Spanish low cost airline clickair will be starting daily flights from Gatwick to Bilbao in Northern Spain from March.
New wonders of nature - 07/02/2008
Numerous lists of the seven wonders of the world have been compiled over the years and the non-profit New7Wonders Foundation has now launched an international campaign to select the new seven wonders of nature.
A380 makes first flight on alternative fuel - 07/02/2008
The new Airbus A380 superjumbo has made the first commercial flight using synthetic liquid fuel processed from gas.
Cruise holidays more popular despite US recession - 01/02/2008
Royal Caribbean Cruises has announced record net income for the fourth quarter of 2007, suggesting cruise holidays are still booming despite the economic situation in the US.
New flights to New York from London City airport - 01/02/2008
British Airways is launching new business flights from London City airport to New York using Airbus A318 aircraft.
More business flights from regional airports - 01/02/2008
Regional airline Eastern Airways is adding new flights from Aberdeen airport, Newcastle airport, and Southampton airport to destinations in the UK and abroad.
BA may be official airline of London Olympics - 30/01/2008
British Airways is expected to be announced as the official airline of the 2012 Olympics in London as it ends sponsorship of popular attraction the London Eye.
Airline Flybe to award degrees - 28/01/2008
Low cost airline Flybe is one of only three companies in the UK which will be able to award their own qualifications.
Airlines in India and China boost Airbus - 28/01/2008
Airbus has reportedly received orders worth around £4.5 billion from China Airlines and Indian based airline Kingfisher Airlines.
Air Europa ditches Airbus for Dreamliner - 23/01/2008
Spanish airline Air Europa has ordered eight Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners, and has switched its allegiance from Airbus to Boeing.
Low cost airline launches carbon offsetting - 23/01/2008
Low cost airline Atlas Blue is introducing a carbon offsetting programme so environmentally conscious passengers can pay to offset their emissions.
Airlines want Heathrow flights - 21/01/2008
Airlines are starting to line up to buy bmi British Midland which holds 11% of the valuable take off and landing slots at Heathrow.
Boeing delays Dreamliner flights - 16/01/2008
Boeing will not begin test flights on its new Dreamliner airplane until as late as June, and airlines will not receive the plane until early 2009.
Best airlines and holiday providers revealed - 16/01/2008
The best airlines, best cruise holiday operators, best coach and rail operators and best airport, have been revealed at the Globe Travel Awards.
Flybe adds low cost flights - 14/01/2008
Flybe has signed a franchise agreement with Scottish regional airline Loganair that will see it introducing its low cost flights to the Highlands and Islands.
Airports and airlines face tough future - 14/01/2008
UK airports and airlines face an uncertain future thanks to longer queues at security, competition from rail travel, rising fuel prices and a slowdown in consumer spending.
Virgin Atlantic flies from Heathrow on biofuel - 14/01/2008
Virgin Atlantic will become the first airline to run a commercial plane on biofuel when it flies from Heathrow to Amsterdam in February.
Singapore Airlines accepts second Airbus A380 - 11/01/2008
A second Airbus A380 superjumbo, the largest commercial aircraft in the world, has been delivered to Singapore Airlines.
Worlds fastest airport check in named - 11/01/2008
The fastest airport check in in the world, plus the worlds best city and best new hotel, have been named at the prestigious Wallpaper Awards.
UK airports handle more flights - 10/01/2008
BAA, operator of seven UK airports including Heathrow, Gatwick and Glasgow airport, handled more passengers over the busy Christmas holiday period than last year.
New flights to Innsbruck boost skiing holidays - 09/01/2008
easyJet has launched new flights from Liverpool John Lennon airport to Innsbruck boosting the burgeoning market for skiing holidays in the Alps.
22 UK airports allow more than one bag - 04/01/2008
There are now 22 airports in the UK which from 7 January will allow passengers to carry onboard more than one item of hand luggage, with Glasgow airport one of the latest to be added.
Vietnam Airlines orders Boeing Dreamliners - 04/01/2008
Boeing has won more orders for its new generation 787 Dreamliner airplane from Vietnam Airlines taking the total number of orders for the new plane to 802.
Heathrow charges attacked as bmi scraps flights - 04/01/2008
The MD of the second largest airline at Heathrow, bmi, has criticised airport charges as flights to Leeds Bradford airport and Inverness are scrapped.
Feeling sad? - 03/01/2008
Want to get away? At this time of year most people get the post-Christmas blues, but for some winter depression is a more serious matter.
New airports encourage holidays to Oman - 02/01/2008
Six new airports are being built in the Gulf state of Oman, which is tipped as one of the holiday hotspots for 2008.
Airlines implement cabin baggage rules - 02/01/2008
Passengers at UK airports including Heathrow and Manchester will be able to carry onboard more than one item of hand luggage from 7 January, but airlines are introducing their own rules.
Holidays to Kenya going ahead despite unrest - 02/01/2008
Flights to Kenya are being operated as normal by British Airways and Virgin Atlantic despite the unrest in the popular beach and safari holiday destination.
easyJet puts 1 million holidays on sale - 02/01/2008
easyJet Holidays has launched a New Year sale with one million city break and sunshine holidays on sale for less than £199.
Airport strikes off for now - 01/01/2008
UK airports including Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted and Glasgow will operate as normal on 7 January as thousands of passengers return to the UK from holiday destinations overseas.
Airport strikes may be called off - 31/12/2007
Strikes at UK airports operated by BAA that would cause widespread travel disruption could be called off following fresh talks today.
Hand luggage restrictions lifted at some UK airports - 31/12/2007
Passengers will be able to carry onboard more than one item of cabin baggage at some UK airports from 7 January, but there is still widespread confusion.
Air Berlin launches long-haul flights in 2008 - 28/12/2007
Air Berlin, the third largest low-cost airline in Europe, is introducing long-haul flights to Shanghai and Beijing in China next May.
VLM cooperates with CityJet at London City Airport - 28/12/2007
Air France-KLM has bought VLM Airlines, the biggest carrier at London City Airport, giving it access to more business routes from London.
British Airways buys Boeing Dreamliners - 28/12/2007
BA is buying 24 Boeing 787 Dreamliners as it renews its long-haul fleet, and has options for a further 18 of the new planes.
Airlines offer flights to Maxjet customers - 28/12/2007
Airlines including Silverjet and US Airways are offering flights to Maxjet passengers stranded by the company going bankrupt.
Strikes at UK airports to go ahead - 28/12/2007
Strikes at Gatwick, Heathrow, Stansted and other BAA airports are set to go ahead in January after talks to avert them broke down.
Travel disruption at UK airports - 24/12/2007
Heavy fog at UK airports over the weekend has had a knock-on affect on flights on Christmas Eve, with a number of flight delays and cancellations.
January strikes at UK airports - 21/12/2007
There will be two 24 hour strikes and one 48 hour strike in January at the seven UK airports run by BAA, including Gatwick, Heathrow, Stansted, Glasgow and Edinburgh.
Zoom starts low fare flights to Florida and California - 19/12/2007
Zoom Airlines is launching low cost flights across the Atlantic from Gatwick to Fort Lauderdale in Florida and San Diego in California from next summer.
Cabin baggage chaos predicted - 17/12/2007
There could be chaos from 7 January when the Department for Transport has said that more than one item of hand luggage will be allowed onboard aircraft.
More low cost flights in Europe - 14/12/2007
Low cost airlines in Europe have operated 1.4 million flights in 2007, a staggering 26.7% increase on 2006.
Spice one wins - 13/12/2007
A Virgin Atlantic Boeing 747 was christened "Spice One" today, after over 33,000 fans worldwide entered a competition.
Last minute Christmas markets - 13/12/2007
Christmas shopping is much less stressful with a glass of mulled wine in your hand.
World's biggest cruise ship takes shape - 12/12/2007
The largest cruise liner ever to be built is now under construction for Royal Caribbean International in Finland.
Heathrow Airport Expansion - 12/12/2007
More than 100 million passengers could be using Heathrow airport within just over 10 years if current plans come to fruition.
Airbus A380 Emirates order - 12/12/2007
Emirates Airlines has ordered 50 Airbus A350-900s and 20 A350-1000s, with an option on another 50 A350-900s, at the Dubai Airshow.
UK airport passengers increase - 12/12/2007
Passenger numbers at BAA's UK airports were up slightly, by 1.5%, to 10.8 million in November, although Stansted fell by 6.3%.
More Brits holiday in Sri Lanka - 12/12/2007
More Brits are taking holidays in Sri Lanka this year as the country continues to recover from the effects of the tsunami.
Northwest starts Heathrow to US flights - 12/12/2007
Northwest Airlines and joint venture partner KLM are starting daily nonstop services from Heathrow to Detroit, Minneapolis/St Paul and Seattle next spring.
SAS commits to green flights - 10/12/2007
Scandinavian Airlines has become the first commercial airline to fly across the Atlantic using a green approach designed to save fuel and CO2 emissions.
Holidays to Jamaica more popular - 10/12/2007
UK visitors to the popular Caribbean holiday destination of Jamaica increased by 9.3% between January and August to just over 125,000.
First Gatwick to Oman flights - 10/12/2007
Oman Air is launching the first direct flights between London Gatwick and the increasingly popular holiday destination of Oman.
Cunard launches new cruise ship - 10/12/2007
Cunard's new cruise ship Queen Victoria is being officially named by Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall in Southampton today.
easyJet launches new flights for 2008 - 07/12/2007
New summer sun flights have been announced by easyJet, including flights to Faro, Nice and Sardinia.
Air France KLM favourite to buy Alitalia - 07/12/2007
Airlines and financial consortia are bidding to buy ailing Italian airline Alitalia, with Air France KLM the early favourite.
Continental 'top for US travel' - 07/12/2007
A new survey has concluded that Continental Airlines is the best US carrier for North American travel.
EasyJet confirms 6 new routes - 07/12/2007
EasyJet has announced six new routes that will be added to its network next year.
Singapore offers service for young travellers - 07/12/2007
Singapore Airlines is to introduce a new range of options to keep children entertained on flights.
Kangaroo Route turns 60 - 06/12/2007
Qantas recently celebrated the 60th anniversary of its flights between Australia and the UK.
Emirates welcomed to Houston - 06/12/2007
Emirates has completed its inaugural flight between Dubai and the city of Houston, Texas.
N Korea opens up to tourists - 06/12/2007
North Korea has opened a city near its border to allow visits from tourists.
Bmi to launch Heathrow-Tel Aviv - 06/12/2007
Bmi has announced that it will begin flights from Heathrow to Tel Aviv next year.
Low-cost airlines grab charter passengers - 05/12/2007
Low-cost carriers have taken passengers from established charter airlines it has been claimed at the Future of Air Transport Conference.
BA says short haul routes disappointing - 05/12/2007
British Airways has admitted that premium short haul routes are not performing well as it releases its passenger figures for November.
Lufthansa, TAM confirm cooperation - 05/12/2007
Air services between Germany and Brazil are set for a boost as a result of an agreement between Lufthansa and TAM.
Passenger numbers up 7% in October - 05/12/2007
The International Air Transport Association has released figures showing growth of seven per cent in passenger numbers in October.
Joint initiative 'to boost Iberian tourism' - 05/12/2007
A new initiative to jointly promote Spain and Portugal is expected to have a positive effect on the region's tourism industry.
New Zealand 'top spot for Brits' - 04/12/2007
The results of the Telegraph Travel Awards are in, and show that New Zealand is Britons' favourite international destination.
Delta inaugurates Nigeria services - 04/12/2007
Delta Air Lines has launched its first flights between the US and Nigeria.
Plans for Heathrow-Paris rail link - 04/12/2007
An engineering firm is drawing up provisional plans for a high-speed rail link between Heathrow airport and Paris.
Unconventional hotels 'attracting visitors' - 04/12/2007
Hotels are becoming more unusual to attract travellers looking for something different, according to reports.
Wizz Air to launch from Warsaw to Sheffield - 04/12/2007
Polish airline Wizz Air has confirmed a new service to link Warsaw to Sheffield.
British Airways forecasts profit - 03/12/2007
Following a record first half year British Airways is on target to meet its full year profit target and pay a dividend for the first time since 2001.
Kangaroo route celebrates 60 years - 03/12/2007
Qantas is celebrating 60 years of flights from Australia to the UK on the Kangaroo route.
Edinburgh airport - hotels needed | New requirements in the near future - 03/12/2007
Edinburgh airport will need 1500 new hotel rooms by 2013 says a new report being submitted to planners on Thursday.
AA wins first class award - 03/12/2007
American Airlines has won the Global Traveller magazine award for North America's best domestic first class carrier.
Christmas shopping in Austria - 30/11/2007
Christmas shoppers in Innsbruck, Austria can now go direct from the shops to the mountain tops thanks to the opening of a new funicular and cable car system.
Go camping in Florida - 30/11/2007
Camping holiday specialist Keycamp is offering camping holidays in Florida for the first time next year, as well as holidays in treehouses.
More flights from East Midlands airport - 30/11/2007
East Midlands airport is having a record year, with passenger numbers to October up 14.4% on last year.
Cruise holidays set for growth - 30/11/2007
The number of people taking cruise holidays from the UK is set to grow by more than 60% from 1.35 million this year to more than two million by 2012.
Christmas in New York - 30/11/2007
With the US Dollar - Sterling exchange rate at a record low, many Brits are expected to decide that it's an ideal time to wrap up warm, grab a Christmas gift list and get over to New York this December.
Rail travel 'an attractive option' - 30/11/2007
A travel industry spokesperson has said that rail travel is becoming increasingly attractive to people who don't want to fly.
Turkish Holidays are more popular - 29/11/2007
Turkey is becoming a more popular holiday destination for Brits as more low-cost airlines fly to the country.
Airlines offset emissions - 29/11/2007
Thomsonfly and First Choice Airways are aiming to offset 20% of the carbon emissions they produce.
Cruise Holidays steam ahead - 29/11/2007
According to the Passenger Shipping Association, there will be an 11% growth in the number of people going on cruises this year to a total of 1.35 million.
Spice up your flight - 29/11/2007
To celebrate the kick-off of the Spice Girls reunion world tour, the girls and their airline partner, Virgin Atlantic, have launched a competition for fans to name a Virgin jumbo jet in their honour.
Etihad to serve Beijing - 29/11/2007
United Arab Emirates airline Etihad Airways has announced that it will begin services to Beijing next year.
Brits warned of currency changes - 29/11/2007
British travellers have been warned of the impending currency shifts in Malta and Cyprus after a survey revealed the lack of awareness of the changes.
India airport to pilot bag technology - 29/11/2007
A new passenger-baggage reconciliation system is to be piloted at the new Bangalore international airport next year.
Oman Air begins Muscat-London services - 29/11/2007
Oman Air has launched the first direct flights between Muscat and London Gatwick this week.
Flybe unveils summer schedule - 28/11/2007
Regional airline Flybe has announced its schedule for summer 2008, with 23 new routes included in its network.
More Iceland flights from Stansted - 28/11/2007
Iceland Express has announced that it will launch new flights between London Stansted and Keflavik next year.
More time, money 'help over-50s travel' - 28/11/2007
Many people over the age of 50 are now able to realise their travelling ambitions as they have more time on their hands and the money to spend on holidays, it has been claimed.
Successful travel 'gives lifeblood to regions' - 28/11/2007
A travel industry spokesperson has underlined the importance of a successful tourism industry for regions in the UK and across Europe.
Over-50s 'set sights on travelling' - 27/11/2007
Millions of people over the age of 50 in the UK plan to go travelling in the next five or ten years, according to research.
BA 'committed to sustainable growth' - 27/11/2007
British Airways has given its support to plans to expand Heathrow airport and said that it is possible for growth in aviation to be sustainable.
BA confirms new short-haul routes | More holiday destinations with BA - 26/11/2007
British Airways has announced that it will launch new services to a number of holiday destinations next year.
UK, Brunei sign air agreement - 23/11/2007
The UK and Brunei have signed an aviation agreement that is expected to boost tourism in both countries.
Far East 'popular for newlyweds' - 23/11/2007
The Far East is one of the most popular regions in the world for honeymooners, it has been claimed.
'Growing market' paying for comfortable flights - 23/11/2007
More travellers are showing a willingness to pay extra for flights if it will guarantee them space and comfort, according to Virgin Atlantic.
Environmentalists plan choc-powered Timbuktu trip - 23/11/2007
A pair of environmentalists are planning to drive From England to Timbuktu in a vehicle powered by fuel derived purely from chocolate.
Flights to Singapore take off - 22/11/2007
There will be no restrictions on flights between the UK and Singapore after an historic agreement between the countries.
WTO predicts record year - 22/11/2007
The World Tourism Organisation has issued a bold prediction of record-breaking tourism levels this year.
Dubai From Luton Airport - 21/11/2007
A new daily service between Dubai and London Luton is the first non-transatlantic flight to be offered by the all business class airline.
US Airways to serve Heathrow - 21/11/2007
US Airways has announced that it will begin its first service to London Heathrow next year.
Passport application 'easier online' - 21/11/2007
The passport application process is being made easier by online facilities, it has been claimed.
Cruise to the Olympics - 19/11/2007
One way to get to the Olympic Games in Beijing and London could be by cruise ship.
Carbon emissions must be cut - 19/11/2007
Airlines should be encouraged to reduce CO2 emissions says the International Air Transport Association
Bristol linked to Toronto - 19/11/2007
Flyglobespan has announced flights from Bristol to Toronto from May 2008.
New Swiss lounges in Geneva - 19/11/2007
Swiss has opened two new lounges at Geneva airport.
New premium service on Austrian flights - 19/11/2007
Austrian Airlines will offer new premium options on its longer medium-haul flights from September 2008.
Winter Sports season begins - 16/11/2007
The skiing season has started early at ski resorts in Europe and North America thanks to lower than normal temperatures and early snowfall.
Virgin to boost Jamaican operations - 16/11/2007
Virgin Atlantic is to commence a codesharing agreement with Air Jamaica on November 18th, which will lead to improvements in service to the island.
'Various destinations' popular over Christmas - 16/11/2007
A spokesperson for Stansted airport has claimed that destinations all across the world are popular over Christmas.
UK Airport security update - 15/11/2007
The Government has introduced "a new approach to hand baggage security". But the one-bag rule will remain until at least 7 January 2008 .
PM outlines security plans - 15/11/2007
Prime minister Gordon Brown has announced plans for heightened security at airports and train stations.
New US-UK flights from Continental - 15/11/2007
US carrier Continental Airlines has announced that it will launch twice-daily flights to Heathrow from both New York and Houston.
Eastern launches first flights to Angers - 15/11/2007
Eastern Airways launched its first scheduled flight to France today.
India targets cruise market - 14/11/2007
There could soon be some exotic new ports of call on the world cruising map as India seeks to establish itself as a major cruise destination.
Luggage limits 'to be lifted' - 14/11/2007
Transport secretary Ruth Kelly is set to ease baggage restrictions for air travellers, according to reports.
UK, Antigua sign air agreement - 14/11/2007
The UK and the Caribbean island of Antigua have signed an agreement removing restrictions on air travel between the countries.
Qantas premium economy goes on sale - 14/11/2007
Qantas has commenced sales of its new premium economy class offering.
Brits 'heading to shopping spots' this Xmas - 14/11/2007
British travellers are flocking to the world's top shopping destinations before Christmas, according to lastminute.com.
BA increases fuel surcharge - 13/11/2007
British Airways has announced an increase in its fuel surcharge on all tickets booked from November 15th.
Eurostar bids farewell to Waterloo - 13/11/2007
Eurostar is preparing to say goodbye to Waterloo station, with its final service leaving this evening.
Snow searchers warned of steep costs - 13/11/2007
Winter sports enthusiasts have been warned of the potentially higher costs at destinations where snow is 'guaranteed'.
BA flights to cost more - 12/11/2007
An inevitable consequence of rocketing oil prices, British Airways has announced that it is increasing the fuel surcharge on all tickets booked from 15 November.
'Diaspora tourism' takes off - 12/11/2007
The influx of immigrants to the UK, many from eastern Europe, is presenting a new opportunity for the UK travel industry.
Airports by rail means 1 million less cars - 12/11/2007
Driving on busy roads to the airport can increase stress, as can worries over not getting to the airport because of traffic congestion.
Emirates places record aircraft order - 12/11/2007
Dubai-based airline Emirates claims to have placed the largest aircraft order in the history of civil aviation.
Emirates announces inflight investment - 12/11/2007
Emirates has announced further investment in its business, with $600 million going into its inflight products.
Little Garonga Safari - 09/11/2007
Little Garonga, a new exclusive use safari camp in South Africa's Limpopo Province, is opening for business on 10 December.
Monarch on board recycling - 09/11/2007
Monarch claims to be the first UK airline to introduce recycling of cans, bottles and paper on its flights.
Sharm-El-Sheikh with XL from Luton Airport - 09/11/2007
XL Airways is offering a new service from Luton airport to Sharm-El-Sheikh in Egypt and adding extra flights to Cyprus from next May.
Birmingham airport Expansion - 09/11/2007
Passenger numbers at Birmingham airport in October grew by 2.8% compared to 2006 to a total of just over 850,000.
New York and LA top for Christmas - 09/11/2007
New York and Los Angeles remain the most popular choices for Britons planning to get away this Christmas.
Bmibaby confirms Birmingham-Krakow flights - 08/11/2007
Low-fares airline bmibaby has confirmed that it will begin flying from Birmingham to Krakow next year.
Ski Holidays in your own igloo - 07/11/2007
Skiers heading off to Austria's Tirol looking for something a little different now have the opportunity to experience life in an igloo.
LAN orders 32 Dreamliners - 07/11/2007
Chilean airline LAN has placed an order for 32 Boeing 787 Dreamliners, the largest commitment to the aircraft to date from a Latin American carrier.
Ryanair launches from Bristol - 07/11/2007
Ryanair has commenced operations from its base in Bristol.
St Pancras gets royal opening - 07/11/2007
The restored St Pancras International station has had a royal opening, signalling one week to go before Eurostar launches its services from the terminal.
Emirates toasts record half-year - 07/11/2007
Emirates has announced a record six-month period ending September 30th, with profits doubling.
Bmi opens up new routes to USA - 06/11/2007
Bmi has announced forthcoming expansions in its transatlantic network.
Congestion, security 'top airport concerns' - 06/11/2007
The majority of IT investment at major airports around the world is targeted at the issues of congestion and security, according to a survey.
Travellers invited on worldwide pub crawl - 06/11/2007
A company has announced an international tour that it describes as the world's biggest pub crawl.
Virgin 'the airline for sports enthusiasts' - 06/11/2007
Virgin Atlantic has claimed that it has 'come to the aid' of sports travellers by allowing passengers to carry one piece of sporting equipment on flights.
Ryanair sees 20% passenger rise - 05/11/2007
Low-fares airline Ryanair has released its figures for the six months to September, revealing an increase in profit and passenger numbers.
New Munich service launched from Stansted - 05/11/2007
Air Berlin has launched a new service connecting London Stansted to Munich.
A380 seat sells for £50,000 - 02/11/2007
As the countdown to the first commercial flight of the new Airbus A380 superjumbo on 25 October continues it has been revealed that seat 1A sold for £50,000 on eBay.
Tax discourages carbon offsetting - 02/11/2007
Offsetting carbon emissions will become subject to VAT from next month thanks to EU regulations that state any 'service' must pay tax.
Baggage limits 'to go soon' - 02/11/2007
The chief executive of British Airways has predicted that the one-bag limit on hand luggage for air passengers will be removed soon.
Lufthansa, EgyptAir begin cooperation - 02/11/2007
Lufthansa and EgyptAir have begun a cooperation agreement that is set to boost travel between the two countries.
Singapore bans sex on Superjumbo - 01/11/2007
Singapore Airlines has informed travellers that there will be a strict ban on any sexual liaisons onboard its Airbus A380 flights.
Oneworld opens first joint lounge - 01/11/2007
The first airport lounge developed as a joint oneworld alliance project opens its doors today.
Australia, SA 'top Xmas destinations' - 01/11/2007
Long-haul destinations such as Australia and South Africa are among the most popular for Brits on Christmas holidays, according to British Airways.
Germany 'plans to use Channel Tunnel' - 01/11/2007
Germany's national rail service has plans to run trains through the Channel Tunnel in competition with Eurostar, according to reports.
Edinburgh confirms 100th destination - 01/11/2007
Edinburgh airport now offers flights to 100 destinations around the world following the announcement of a new service from Flyglobespan.
'Mass exodus' from UK this winter - 31/10/2007
Millions of British people will take a winter holiday this year, leaving many workplaces with a skeleton staff, according to research.
New easyJet routes to Krakow, Vienna - 31/10/2007
Low-fares airline easyJet has launched new services to the European cities of Krakow and Vienna.
KLM introduces new breakfast options - 31/10/2007
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has introduced a new breakfast menu on its intercontinental routes.
Singapore Airlines to showcase 'class beyond first' - 31/10/2007
Singapore Airlines has announced that it is to showcase its new suite at the 2007 World Travel Market.
Flyglobespan delays - 30/10/2007
Scottish low-cost carrier flyglobespan has received more bad news after it was revealed as the worst budget airline in Scotland for delays
Airbus Green Credentials - 30/10/2007
Following the successful first commercial flight of the Airbus A380 from Singapore to Sydney, it is possible that the new superjumbo may not be as environmentally friendly as the manufacturer claims.
Tourism 'can unite cultures' - 30/10/2007
A United Nations conference has stressed the importance of tourism in uniting cultures and societies.
Virgin launches Jamaica service - 30/10/2007
Virgin Atlantic has commenced flights from London Gatwick to Jamaica.
AA lands at Stansted - 29/10/2007
American Airlines, the world's biggest air carrier, touched down at Stansted airport for the first time today.
Online check-in 'benefits airlines, passengers' - 29/10/2007
An aviation industry expert has claimed that the growth of online check-in is good for both airlines and passengers.
EasyJet acquires GB Airways - 26/10/2007
EasyJet has announced a deal with British Airways for the acquisition of Gatwick-based carrier GB Airways.
Finnair warms up for winter - 26/10/2007
Scandinavian airline Finnair has said that it is ready to commence its winter schedule on October 28th.
Continental 'America's top business class carrier' - 26/10/2007
Continental Airlines has been rated the top provider of business class services of all US carriers.
Aberdeen optimistic over new routes - 25/10/2007
Aberdeen airport owner BAA is hoping to introduce several new destinations after low-cost airline flyglobespan cut various routes recently.
EasyJet expands with GB Airways buy - 25/10/2007
EasyJet is buying GB Airways for £103.5 million and following its purchase will operate 24% of the slots at Gatwick airport.
Turkey 'accessible for a weekend' - 25/10/2007
The flight time from the UK to Turkey means it is possible for travellers to spend a weekend in the country, an investment adviser has claimed.
Superjumbo makes inaugural flight - 25/10/2007
The Airbus A380 superjumbo has made its first commercial flight from Singapore to Sydney.
Four new Ryanair routes from Shannon, Dublin - 25/10/2007
Ryanair has announced new routes from Shannon and Dublin airports.
More traffic for European airlines in September - 25/10/2007
Carriers handled more passengers and saw higher load factors in September, according to figures from the Association of European Airlines.
Silverjet sets sights on Dubai - 24/10/2007
As it launches a new service from Luton airport to Dubai next month, business-class only airline Silverjet has announced a 2 for 1 offer on seats.
Liverpool celebrates low-cost milestone - 24/10/2007
Liverpool airport is this week celebrating 10 years of easyJet flights as the city gears up for an even busier year next year as European Capital of Culture.
Skiers 'taking risks on the piste' - 24/10/2007
Many winter sports enthusiasts are taking a risk by going on holidays without proper insurance, according to research.
Overseas weddings 'gaining popularity' - 24/10/2007
The trend of getting married abroad is becoming increasingly prevalent among Brits, according to Confetti.
Disney to help welcome visitors to US - 24/10/2007
Walt Disney Parks and Resorts is to cooperate with the US government on an initiative to improve the welcome given to visitors to America.
Record passenger numbers for Eurostar - 24/10/2007
Eurostar has announced that it carried a record number of passengers in the third quarter of 2007.
No to phones on planes? - 23/10/2007
Many cant be without them, but a recent survey shows that business travellers dont want mobile phones on planes.
Exeter Airport Expands - 23/10/2007
With a major commitment from First Choice Holidays with year-round flights to the sun, Exeter airport is set for expansion
Demand grows for Etihad Kathmandu services - 23/10/2007
Etihad Airways, the United Arab Emirates' national carrier, has said that its service from Abu Dhabi to Kathmandu looks set to be popular.
More intercontinental flights from Frankfurt - 23/10/2007
More intercontinental flights are set to launch from Frankfurt airport this winter.
Airport delays get longer - 22/10/2007
Delays at UK airports are getting worse according to the latest statistics from the Civil Aviation Authority.
More flights from Belfast - 22/10/2007
Belfast is set for more routes as Aer Lingus and Ryanair start flights from their new bases at Belfast International Airport and Belfast City Airport.
A380 'to improve air travel' - 22/10/2007
Virgin Atlantic has claimed that the Airbus A380 will boost the aviation industry by enhancing the passenger experience.
Turkey, Dubai 'future golf hotspots' - 19/10/2007
Turkey, Dubai and South Africa are set to be hotspots for golf tourism in the future, according to research.
Swiss to add Delhi service this winter - 19/10/2007
Swiss Air Lines has announced that it will launch a new service to Delhi in India as part of its winter schedule.
Travellers 'embracing self-service' - 18/10/2007
A new survey has revealed that travellers are increasingly making use of online check-in and other self-service facilities.
BA announces new routes from Gatwick - 18/10/2007
British Airways has announced two new routes that it will operate from Gatwick airport next year.
Eastern to launch Southampton-France route - 18/10/2007
Regional airline Eastern Airways has announced its first ever scheduled route to France.
ETickets - The Future - 17/10/2007
The end of the paper ticket is a distinct possibility as airlines and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) back eticketing.
EgyptAir joins Star Alliance - 17/10/2007
African carrier EgyptAir has joined airline group Star Alliance.
New non-stop transatlantic routes from Delta - 17/10/2007
Delta Air Lines will offer new transatlantic routes from next year following the completion of an agreement with Air France.
Britons taking more foreign holidays - 17/10/2007
Official figures have been released showing that Britons took more trips abroad over the past year than in the previous 12-month period.
AA to create Chicago-Moscow link - 17/10/2007
American Airlines has announced that it will begin flying from Chicago to Moscow from June next year.
Airline earworms - 16/10/2007
Thomsonfly passengers will be able to learn the language of the destination they are flying to with a revolutionary new product from Earworms.
Touring holidays 'very popular' - 16/10/2007
Long-haul touring holidays are becoming increasingly popular, particularly among older travellers, according to Saga.
Airbus A380 ready for service - 15/10/2007
The first Airbus A380 superjumbo has been delivered to Singapore Airlines, marking the start of a new era in luxury long-haul travel.
Airport Check-in by mobile phone - 12/10/2007
Using your mobile phone to check-in at the airport could soon become a familiar part of the airport experience.
US travellers 'prefer eco-friendly providers' - 12/10/2007
North American travellers are beginning to show an interest in environmentally friendly travel, but not if it comes in place of affordability, according to research.
Annual visitor increase in Mauritius - 12/10/2007
The island of Mauritius saw a year-on-year increase in its visitor numbers in September, according to reports.
Ryanair launches 'biggest ever' schedule - 12/10/2007
Low-fares airline Ryanair has unveiled its schedule for summer 2008, which it claims is its biggest ever.
New Queen Elizabeth for Cunard - 11/10/2007
News that Cunard is to launch another ship in 2010 confirms just how buoyant the cruise industry now is.
Liverpool airport security charge - 11/10/2007
Liverpool airport became the first in the country to introduce a charge for using a fast-track security queue at the start of the year, but only 10% of people have opted to pay the £2 charge
Delta revamps interior design - 11/10/2007
Delta Air Lines has introduced a new interior design layout to its coach class services.
Tax for Planes not Passengers - 10/10/2007
Older planes with more empty seats are set to be penalised by the new aviation tax that will replace Air Passenger Duty in 2009.
Crossrail fast rail link to Heathrow - 10/10/2007
Imagine being able to travel from Canary Wharf in east London to Heathrow airport in just 43 minutes.
Taxes to switch from passengers to planes - 10/10/2007
The government has announced that it will implement a change in the way that air travel is taxed from November 2009.
Lufthansa wins business class award - 10/10/2007
German airline Lufthansa has won an award for its business class services.
Birmingham runway extension planned - 09/10/2007
News that Birmingham airport has scrapped plans for a second runway have been welcomed by people living near the airport, but despite this the airport seems set to grow over the next few years.
Heathrow Plans New Rail Link - 09/10/2007
One of the most relaxing ways to get to the airport is to travel by train, so news that BAA is planning to build a new rail link to Heathrow airport will be welcomed by many travellers.
Bmi introduces flat beds - 08/10/2007
British airline bmi has announced the addition of flat beds to its business class offering.
Internet 'has revolutionised travel' - 08/10/2007
The rapid growth of internet use over the past decade has revolutionised the travel industry, a spokesperson for easyJet has claimed.
Crossrail given green light - 06/10/2007
The government has given the go-ahead to London's Crossrail project, which will link a number of places in the capital, including Heathrow airport.
'Demand exists' for long-haul breaks - 05/10/2007
There is demand for short breaks in long-haul destinations, despite the increasing focus on responsible travel, a travel agents association has claimed.
Ryanair offers 70 new routes - 05/10/2007
Ryanair has claimed that the month of October will bring 70 new routes onto its network.
APD 'should fund green initiatives' - 05/10/2007
The Airport Operators Association has argued that air passenger duty should be used to fund environmental initiatives.
XL reinstates Gatwick-Knock route - 03/10/2007
XL.com has announced the return of its route from Gatwick to Ireland West Airport Knock.
AA to offer Hawaiian cuisine - 03/10/2007
American Airlines has revealed that it will be enriching its inflight menu with some Hawaiian cuisine.
Christmas 'the new summer for Brits' - 02/10/2007
A survey has been released by a holiday company showing that three-quarters of Brits are considering a foreign holiday this winter.
Boeing to test out biofuel - 01/10/2007
Boeing has announced an agreement with Air New Zealand to carry out a biofuel test flight in 2008.
Tories plan 'sensible' taxes - 01/10/2007
Conservative leader David Cameron has set out his party's plans for aviation taxes, claiming that they will take the most 'sensible' approach.
AEA criticises Dutch tax - 01/10/2007
The Association of European Airlines has criticised the Dutch government for its decision to impose a new tax on air travel.
'Huge future' for carbon offsetting - 28/09/2007
The practice of carbon offsetting is becoming increasingly popular among businesses and is set to continue growing, an expert has claimed.
BA orders 'greener, quieter' aircraft - 27/09/2007
British Airways has made an order for 36 new aircraft which it claims will improve the efficiency of its fleet.
Delta unveils 14 new routes - 27/09/2007
Delta Air Lines has confirmed 14 new destinations that it will serve from New York JFK airport next year.
Benefits of aviation 'counteract drawbacks' - 27/09/2007
A member of the aviation industry has stressed that the air travel industry should be appreciated for the advantages it offers.
Internet 'used by 50% of young travellers' - 24/09/2007
A new piece of research has shown that half of all young travellers now use the internet to book their trips.
Clickair 'on target for 4.5m passengers' - 24/09/2007
Spanish airline clickair is reportedly on target to carry 4.5 million passengers before the end of the year.
World to celebrate tourism this month - 21/09/2007
The world's major tourist destinations are preparing to celebrate the travel industry on September 27th.
Lufthansa adds 3 winter destinations - 21/09/2007
German airline Lufthansa has published its schedule for winter 2007-08, with three new destinations on offer.
Eastern resumes Manchester-Stansted route - 20/09/2007
Eastern Airways has announced that it will be reinstating its service from Manchester airport to Stansted this winter.
New airlines 'face a challenge' - 20/09/2007
An air transport consultancy firm has said that new operators in the aviation industry face a "big challenge".
Virgin Atlantic expands premium economy class - 19/09/2007
Virgin Atlantic has announced that it will be adding more premium economy seats to its flights from Heathrow.
Qantas given offset capability - 19/09/2007
The Australian government has certified Qantas to provide its customers with the option of offsetting their flights.
Open Skies 'should bring fares down' - 19/09/2007
The Open Skies policy, which will enable more flights between the UK and US next year, should bring air fares down, it has been claimed.
EasyJet proposes new air tax - 18/09/2007
Low-cost airline easyJet has proposed a new system of air taxation based on aircraft types and distance travelled.
Traffic increase for Austrian - 17/09/2007
Austrian Airlines has announced expansion in its scheduled services in the first eight months of this year.
Tory review backs flight tax - 13/09/2007
The Conservative party has published a review on climate change that supports higher taxes on short-haul flights.
Britons 'still love camping' - 12/09/2007
A large number of British people still enjoy camping and caravanning trips as their annual holidays, according to research.
Singapore Airlines prepares to launch A380 - 12/09/2007
Singapore Airlines has confirmed that it will begin services using the Airbus A380 in October.
AA to trial cashless flight service - 07/09/2007
American Airlines has announced a three-week test that will see only debit and credit cards being accepted for in-flight purchases.
Chile, India seal air transport deal - 06/09/2007
Chile and India have agreed an air cargo transport deal that is set to boost tourism between the countries.
BA enjoys more traffic in August - 05/09/2007
British Airways has announced that it saw a year-on-year rise in passenger traffic in August.
Eurostar targets record Channel crossing - 04/09/2007
Eurostar is to run its inaugural train on the high-speed line linking Paris to London, aiming for a record journey time.
Travellers 'more security aware' - 04/09/2007
A spokesperson for British Airways has claimed that today's travellers are more aware of security and safety precautions than ever before.
Remember insurance, travellers warned - 04/09/2007
A survey by Sainsbury's has warned of the danger of forgetting to purchase travel insurance.
Air passenger demand up in July - 03/09/2007
Air passenger demand saw a year-on-year increase in July, the International Air Transport Association has announced.
"Last call" for paper tickets - 30/08/2007
Paper airline tickets could soon become a thing of the past, after a major aviation group revealed that it would switch to e-tickets by the middle of 2008.
Holidaying football fans get advice - 30/08/2007
Many football fans plan to prepare properly before they head to Europe to support their teams, a government department has warned.
US websites 'offer cheaper flights' - 29/08/2007
Consumers from the UK might be able to find cheap flights by looking on US websites, reports suggest.
City breaks remain popular - 29/08/2007
Brits are increasingly looking to take short breaks to major European cities, new research shows.
Ryanair attacked over check-in charge - 28/08/2007
Experts have blasted Ryanair for deciding to charge people to check in at airports.
Ryanair confirms flights to Charleroi - 28/08/2007
After some debate, Ryanair has decided to put back on sale tickets to Brussels Charleroi Airport.
Stansted gets LA link - 28/08/2007
Maxjet Airways will begin flying from Stansted to Los Angeles later this week.
UK workers 'not taking holidays' - 23/08/2007
Work pressures mean that many Brits are not taking all the holidays they are owed.
More UK flights to Edmonton - 23/08/2007
Air Canada plans to increase the number of flights it offers between London and the popular tourist destination of Edmonton.
Carrier offers more routes - 21/08/2007
easyJet will add two more routes to its winter schedule, offering more people from the UK the chance to head off on cheap holidays.
Gappers 'forget insurance' - 21/08/2007
As more and more young people prepare to head off on gap years, an insurer has warned that they are forgetting about arranging appropriate holiday insurance.
Pound's strength 'affects holiday choices' - 20/08/2007
The strength of the pound is stopping some tourists from picking the UK as a holiday destination, but giving Brits more choice when it comes to planning a cheap vacation.
Older people opt for gap years - 20/08/2007
More and more people are taking extended holidays and gap years later in their lives, a report has found.
More Abu Dhabi-UK flights - 20/08/2007
Etihad Airways plans to up the frequency of its services between the UK and the United Arab Emirates.
More comfort on older airlines - 20/08/2007
While established airlines have been hit by low-cost rivals, they can still offer greater levels of comfort than their budget competitors.
Airbus A380's first flight announced - 17/08/2007
The first commercial flight using a Airbus A380 will be undertaken by Singapore Airlines.
More Ryanair flights from Dublin - 16/08/2007
Ryanair has revealed that it will add more UK flights from Dublin as it expands it operations at the hub.
Airport delays 'put off families' - 16/08/2007
The well-publicised delays at many UK airports this summer are putting families off foreign vacations.
BMED alters Sierra Leone schedule - 16/08/2007
"Operational reasons" mean that BMED's schedule of flights from Sierra Leone will be altered with immediate effect.
Passengers offered lost luggage advice - 15/08/2007
Passengers must alert airlines as soon as possible when luggage is lost during transit.
Brits want home comforts on holiday - 14/08/2007
A new study has revealed the items which UK holidaymakers take with them when they head off on vacation.
Food 'helps with fear of flying' - 14/08/2007
Passengers who are afraid of flying are calmed by the in-flight meal that many airlines provide, research found.
New CityJet for Air France routes - 13/08/2007
Regional carrier CityJet for Air France will operate new routes from London to Scotland.
People 'taking more holidays' - 13/08/2007
More people from the UK are taking international holidays, official figures show.
SkyEurope adds London flights - 13/08/2007
After announcing flights from the Midlands earlier this month, SkyEurope has revealed it will offer a host of routes from London in the future.
Phone charges drop for holidaymakers - 10/08/2007
New laws mean that the cost of making calls while on holiday could fall, but consumers still need to get in contact with their mobile phone provider before they depart.
Lufthansa 'considers economy beds' - 10/08/2007
Lufthansa is thinking about installing economy beds on some if its flights to give passengers the option of sleeping on long-haul routes.
Ryanair adds two new bases - 09/08/2007
Ryanair has announced that it will open two new European bases in the coming months and that these hubs will offer some new routes to and from the UK.
OFT forces clearer airfare pricing - 09/08/2007
Low-cost airlines were forced to make their online prices more transparent, the Office of Fair Trading has revealed.
Brits' hotel gripes revealed - 09/08/2007
The things which most anger Brits on holiday about their hotel rooms have been revealed in a newspaper's survey.
Aer Lingus flies to the US - 07/08/2007
An Irish airline has become the first European carrier to take advantage of the recent Open Skies agreement and launched a new transatlantic flight.
In-flight broadband tested - 07/08/2007
American Airlines will trial a new system which could allow passengers to access the internet with their own computers while flying.
Wizz Air changes baggage rules - 07/08/2007
Low-cost carrier Wizz Air has decided to charge passengers more to check in luggage on its flights.
Brits 'ignoring travel insurance' - 07/08/2007
People from the UK are happy to head off on holiday without bothering to take out insurance, research shows.
Passengers won't feel BA fines - 03/08/2007
The fines handed out to BA won't result in higher ticket prices for passengers, experts have predicted.
Scots 'take most holiday money abroad' - 02/08/2007
Scots are likely to take large amounts of money away with them when they head off on holiday, despite typically spending less planning a vacation.
easyJet's environmental credentials outlined - 02/08/2007
easyJet has introduced a new carbon offsetting scheme for its passengers and the airline believes it will help it show the world how seriously it takes environmental action.
Virgin stresses healthiness of air travel - 02/08/2007
Virgin Atlantic has stressed that it takes the medical health of its passengers seriously and would like to see more research into DVT carried out.
Qantas ups fuel charges - 01/08/2007
Qantas will increase the fuel surcharges it levies on international flights as the price of oil continues to increase.
Paris link for Glasgow - 01/08/2007
Paris and Glasgow will be connected for the first time when easyJet launch a new daily service between the airports later this year.
BA fined over fuel surcharges - 01/08/2007
BA has been handed a record fine after admitting to unfairly inflating the fuel surcharges it added to ticket prices.
Barcelona flights from clickair - 01/08/2007
Low-cost carrier clickair has introduced a new service from Scotland to Spain.
Passengers can defer flight payment - 31/07/2007
Qantas has introduced a new system on its website which allows passengers to book flights but defer the payment until later.
Record profits for Ryanair - 31/07/2007
Ryanair has announced record profits and attacked the way BAA operates a number of major UK airports.
Long holidays 'need special insurance' - 30/07/2007
Getting appropriate travel insurance is vital for people planning long-term trips and holidays, a travel expert has said.
Singapore Airlines wins award - 30/07/2007
Singapore's national carrier has been named the best airline in the world after an 11-month poll.
More Turkish flights from Bristol - 30/07/2007
Poor weather in the UK has driven people to book holidays abroad and a tour operator has responded to this demand by increasing flights from Bristol to Turkey.
Cheap airlines 'revolutionised holidays' - 28/07/2007
Low-cost airlines totally changed the way people from the UK planed and booked holidays when they were started a decade ago.
Customer loyalty scheme at Flybe - 27/07/2007
Customer loyalty scheme at Flybe
Low-coat carrier Flybe has launched a frequent flyer scheme - the first for a budget airline.
Pakistan connection from Lufthansa - 27/07/2007
German airline Lufthansa will offer non-stop flights from Europe to Pakistan and UK passengers will be able to easily connect with the new services.
Premium economy on Quantus - 27/07/2007
Quantus will offer passengers the option to choose a premium economy seat in the future.
KLM improves inflight entertainment - 26/07/2007
KLM will introduce new entertainment facilities on its flights in the coming months and allow passengers to text and email for free.
More eastern routes from easyJet - 26/07/2007
easyJet will offer more flights to central and eastern European destinations from the UK, the airline has revealed.
BA reveals strong long-haul bookings - 26/07/2007
Rain has driven more Brits to book holidays to sunny long-haul destinations, an airline has said.
New rules welcomed by industry - 26/07/2007
EU rules which force airlines to help disabled passengers have been welcomed by UK tourist organisations.
Ryanair announces more ski routes - 25/07/2007
Budget airline Ryanair has revealed a host of new winter routes from UK airports, including many to popular ski destinations.
Virgin offers online incentive - 24/07/2007
International airline Virgin Atlantic is offering passengers who use online check-in facilities a financial reward.
Delta plans Heathrow flights - 24/07/2007
A US airline is planning on taking advantage of the Open Skies agreement and launching services from Heathrow.
Holiday bookings 'follow the weather' - 24/07/2007
People are more likely to book a cheap flight to the sun if it is raining back home, new research has suggested.
UK gets Libya link - 23/07/2007
Air Malta offers connected flights between the UK and the north African destination of Libya
Iranian airline has license suspended - 23/07/2007
Britain has revoked the operating license of Iranian carrier Mahan Air on safety grounds.
Holidaying Brits 'cannot leave work behind' - 23/07/2007
Holidays are supposed to represent an opportunity to get away from the pressures of day-to-day life, but new research shows that millions are unable to leave their work behind.
Long-haul travel 'more popular' - 20/07/2007
The internet has helped increase the popularity of long-haul travel to exotic destinations, a new study suggests.
Ryanair cuts UK services - 20/07/2007
Ryanair will cancel and reduce the frequency of a number of UK routes to make space for European expansion.
Biofuels 'not viable for aviation yet' - 19/07/2007
While it is theoretically possible to run aircraft on existing biofuel technology, it remains an expensive and time consuming process, an industry expert has warned.
Premium economy 'gains popularity' - 19/07/2007
Passengers are increasingly opting for the extra comfort offered by premium economy seats when booking flights, an industry expert has claimed.
bmi adds Middle Eastern flights - 18/07/2007
Heathrow's second largest carrier, bmi, has revealed that it is adding a new daily service between London and Cairo.
More routes from easyJet - 18/07/2007
Low-cost carrier easyJet has announced seven new routes for the autumn, including flights to popular destinations like Krakow and Lisbon.
New Minorca flight takes off - 17/07/2007
A new low-cost service between Newcastle and Mahon on the island of Minorca launched over the weekend.
More transparent plane tickets - 17/07/2007
The European Union has introduced a new law which aims to make air fares more transparent.
Multi-stop tickets 'still popular' - 17/07/2007
Despite increasing concerns about the environmental impact of long-haul flights, round the world tickets will remain popular, an industry expert has said.
Better inflight entertainment on Emirates - 17/07/2007
Long-haul carrier Emirates Airline has said that it plans to improve the inflight entertainment systems available on its planes.
Bristol 'popular with Ryanair customers' - 17/07/2007
Advanced bookings suggest that the new routes that low-cost carrier Ryanair recently introduced at Bristol International Airport are proving to be very popular.
bmi 'most punctual airline' - 13/07/2007
Low-cost carriers bmi and bmi regional were the most punctual airlines in the UK, new figures reveal.
Midlands gets more ski links - 12/07/2007
Low-cost carrier easyJet will begin to offer flights from Birmingham International Airport.
150 million Ryanair passengers - 12/07/2007
Ryanair, Europe's largest low-cost airline, has revealed that it has now carried 150 million passengers to and from the UK since it launched its first flight in 1986.
Formula calculates required holiday - 12/07/2007
A psychologist has come up with a formula to calculate how much holiday a person needs to recover from the stresses and strains of their job.
bmi plans expansion - 10/07/2007
Low-cost carrier bmi plans to expand to offer more medium- and long-haul services.
Cheap fares 'encourage US tourism' - 10/07/2007
Cheap flights are a bigger draw than favourable exchange rates when it comes to people deciding to take a holiday in the US, an industry expert has said.
Disabled passengers get protection - 10/07/2007
New government policies will give disabled people from the UK more rights when flying in Europe.
Wizz Air expands UK service - 10/07/2007
Low-cost carried Wizz Air has decided that it should increase the frequency of its flights between London and Hungary.
Extra Xmas flights from Virgin - 10/07/2007
To accommodate the holiday rush, Virgin Atlantic will offer extra flights from the UK to Montego Bay in Jamaica over this year's Christmas period.
New flights to Canada - 09/07/2007
A tour operator has decided to offer flights between the UK and New Brunswick for the first time.
Northern Ireland gets Ibiza link - 09/07/2007
Low-cost carrier easyJet has launched a new service between Belfast International Airport and the summer party island of Ibiza.
Midlands link to surf - 06/07/2007
Regional carrier Whoosh will offer a service between from Birmingham International Airport and Newquay to cater for the summer holiday season.
Poor weather drives Brits abroad - 06/07/2007
As inclement weather continues to affect the UK, more and more people are jetting off on last minute holidays, a new report suggests.
Blackstone swoops for Hilton hotel chain - 05/07/2007
The private equity firm Blackstone has announced it is buying the Hilton hotel chain for a price of $26 billion (£13 billion).
Older travellers 'think long-haul' - 05/07/2007
More long-haul flights are encouraging more people aged over 50 to consider retiring abroad, an industry expert has said.
Holidaymakers explore exotic locations - 03/07/2007
Cheaper and more available long-haul flights from the UK are encouraging people to look to more exotic locations when searching for a holiday home, an industry expert has claimed.
Passenger satisfaction revealed - 03/07/2007
A new survey has revealed which airlines are the best in terms of customer satisfaction.
New routes from Flybe - 03/07/2007
Regional airline Flybe has revealed it winter schedule, which contains eight new routes from the carrier.
More Polish flights revealed - 03/07/2007
Eastern European carrier Wizz Air has announced that it is further expanding its services to and from the UK.
Cardiff to Nantes route launched - 02/07/2007
Regional airline Aer Arann has revealed that it will offer flights between Cardiff and Nantes.
Long-term expansion at Inverness - 02/07/2007
Low-cost carrier Flybe has revealed that it plans to expand its operations at Inverness Airport.
Eos Airlines wins award - 01/07/2007
Business-class carrier Eos Airlines has been recognised as one of the most punctual airlines operating in the UK.
Mobile check-in now available - 30/06/2007
Air France and KLM have launched a new service which will allow passengers to check-in on flights using their mobile phone.
Radical new design needed for aircraft - 29/06/2007
While improved aircraft technology will be able to do much to reduce emissions, radical new innovation is needed if the aviation industry is to truly reduce its impact on the environment.
easyJet's London schedule released - 29/06/2007
Low-cost carrier easyJet has put on sale tickets for flights departing from London's airports this winter.
Eastern Airways flies to Norway - 27/06/2007
Eastern Airways has said that it will launch its first ever international route from Scotland.
Air France's online baggage discount - 27/06/2007
Air France will offer passengers checking in online a discount on any luggage that exceeds the airline's weight limits.
easyJet expands fleet - 26/06/2007
Low-cost carrier easyJet has announced that it has signed an agreement with Airbus to take delivery of 35 A319 aircraft.
More ski flights from Jet2 - 26/06/2007
Low-cost carrier Jet2 has announced that it will offer more flights from Leeds Bradford Airport to Geneva this winter to accommodate the ski demand.
Fly Gibraltar fails to launch - 25/06/2007
An airline which aimed to offer flights from Gibraltar to several destinations in the UK has failed to obtain investment and regulatory approval.
Treats on Lufthansa flights - 25/06/2007
German-carrier Lufthansa has announced that two major sporting events this summer will be the inspiration behind changes to its onboard menu.
New Orlando service from Virgin - 25/06/2007
A new service between Glasgow and the US launched over the weekend (June 23rd), aimed at families looking for a summer break.
New York flights from Cardiff? - 25/06/2007
Zoom Airlines is considering launching a new service between Cardiff and New York, reports suggest.
Thomsonfly charges for check-in - 21/06/2007
Low-cost carrier Thomsonfly has changed the baggage allowances for its passengers.
Low-cost US service launches - 21/06/2007
A low-cost carrier has launched it new service between the UK and New York's JFK International Airport.
easyJet puts winter tickets on sale - 21/06/2007
Low-cost carrier easyJet has announced its winter schedule at Bristol International Airport.
Early travel insurance 'pays' - 20/06/2007
Holidaymakers should consider sorting out their travel insurance as early as possible, a new report suggests.
Mobiles 'could be used on planes' - 20/06/2007
In the future, passengers flying with airlines which use Airbus planes could be allowed to use their mobile phones during the flight.
New Russian flights take off - 19/06/2007
Russian airline KD avia launched a new service between London and Kaliningrad on Sunday (June 17th).
Virgin acts to protect environment - 19/06/2007
Rather than offer passengers the chance to offset the carbon from their flight, Virgin Atlantic is investing in clean-fuel technology, a company spokesperson has revealed.
No more check-in on Clickair? - 19/06/2007
Spanish carrier Clickair has revealed that it plans to become the first airline in the world to completely eliminate check-in procedures on its flights.
Jet2 proving popular online - 18/06/2007
The airline Jet2 has been awarded the accolade of number one online retailer in the north of the UK.
Pilots challenge 'eco-myths' - 18/06/2007
A number of UK pilots have challenged the widely held perception that air travel is the major cause of carbon dioxide emissions.
easyJet offers Austrian connection - 15/06/2007
Low-cost carrier easyJet has said that it will offer flights from the UK to Austria in the future.
New route for Silverjet? - 14/06/2007
Business-class carrier Silverjet plans to launch a new service between Luton and Chicago, according to reports.
Airline aims to cut emissions - 14/06/2007
Low-cost carrier easyJet has pledged to act to reduce the emissions produced by its flights and introduce new planes in the near future.
Benefits for business passengers - 14/06/2007
Passengers flying first and business class on Air China's services between London Heathrow and Beijing will be able to enjoy new cabins from June 21st.
Long holidays 'require insurance' - 13/06/2007
People planning longer holidays this summer need to make sure they have comprehensive travel insurance, an industry expert has warned.
Emirates voted favourite holiday carrier - 13/06/2007
Emirates Airline has been voted the best carrier for holidays by members of the public.
Holidaymakers 'need sun protection' - 13/06/2007
People could be seriously risking their health when they head off on holiday this summer because they do not know enough about protecting themselves from sunburn, a new report suggests.
Ryanair carries most passengers - 13/06/2007
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has revealed that low-cost carrier Ryanair carried the most international passengers of any airline in 2006.
Impulsive holidaymakers 'need insurance' - 12/06/2007
Many people from the UK are risking their health and finances by impulsively deciding to do dangerous activities while on holiday, a new report suggests.
Airline website offers hotels - 12/06/2007
Italy's second largest airline has revealed that it has singed a deal with Expedia Private Label to offer customers the ability to book hotels and destination services on the airline's website
Love 'likely' on holiday - 12/06/2007
Many people who will jet off on holiday this summer will find love while away, new research suggests.
BA increases fuel surcharges - 11/06/2007
British Airways (BA) has announced that it is to increase the fuel surcharge on its long-haul flights.
Zoom Air launches new service - 11/06/2007
A new service between London and Bermuda launched late last week, offering passengers the chance to fly to the island at low costs.
Airline bans passengers' food - 11/06/2007
Exeter-based low-cost carried Flybe will ban passengers from eating their own food while onboard the company's aircraft.
Ryanair 'best for customer service' - 08/06/2007
Low-cost carrier Ryanair has been voted the best airline in Europe in terms of customer service.
Iceland Express speeds up check-in - 08/06/2007
Passengers travelling to Iceland this summer will find their journey time cut, as Iceland Express has introduced a new offer.
Tacky protest at air travel - 08/06/2007
A women has superglued herself to the door of a major travel agent to protest against the rise in air travel.
Seat-back adverts on flights - 07/06/2007
One of Europe's leading low-cost carriers has announced that it has signed a deal to allow adverts to appear inside five of its aircrafts.
People 'could save online' - 07/06/2007
People travelling to the US this summer could save money by using online currency exchange services, a new report suggests.
Wizz Air service to Transylvania - 07/06/2007
Wizz Air has announced that is will offer a service from the UK to the Transylvanian region of Romania.
Middle Eastern low-cost services? - 07/06/2007
A new airline hopes to offer low-cost long-haul flights to various Asian and Middle Eastern destinations from the UK by the summer.
Brits pay for 'green' travel - 06/06/2007
A third of British holidaymakers say that they would pay more for a holiday if it is environmentally sound, a new report shows.
New Poland - Scotland link - 06/06/2007
Wizz Air will begin a new service between the Polish city of Katowice and Glasgow Prestwick Airport this autumn.
Ryanair considers transatlantic service - 06/06/2007
Ryanair's chief executive, Michael O'Leary, has provided some more details about how his airline could offer low-cost transatlantic flights in the future.
Better food on US flights - 06/06/2007
US carrier Northwest Airlines has announced that it is going in change the company which provides the catering on its transatlantic services from the UK.
Manchester gets Pakistani service - 05/06/2007
Pakistani private airline Airblue began to offer flights between Islamabad and Manchester last week (June 1st), according to reports.
Airline acts on DVT - 05/06/2007
While courts do not generally recognise a concrete link between deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and air travel, British Airways (BA) still aims to promote good health for passengers.
JFK link for Edinburgh - 04/06/2007
Delta, one of the fastest growing airlines in the US, revealed that it plans to offer Scottish passengers a service between Edinburgh and New York's JFK Airport.
New planes for Ryanair - 04/06/2007
Low-cost carrier Ryanair has revealed that is has purchased nearly 30 new aircraft, meaning that its fleet will continue to grow and it will be able to offer more routes in the future.
Healthy food for easyJet - 01/06/2007
Low-cost airliner easyJet has hired the services of the Food Doctor, a catering company that promotes healthy eating.
Silver surfers look for holidays - 01/06/2007
Older people in the UK are making use of fast broadband connections to search for and book holidays online, a new study suggests.
More Scottish flights from easyJet - 31/05/2007
A new service from easyJet launched yesterday (May 30th), linking the Scottish city of Edinburgh with Dortmund in Germany.
New Malawi flight promised - 31/05/2007
African carrier Air Malawi has resumed it service between London and Lilongwe, offering passengers the chance to easily access this fascinating country.
Simple food for short-haul flyers - 31/05/2007
The recent proliferation of cheap, short-haul flights has changed the sort of food people expect airlines to provide, an industry expert has claimed.
More winter sun from Scotland - 30/05/2007
Scottish airline flyglobespan has released further details about its winter sun schedule, giving passengers the chance to choose from even more destinations.
Carbon offsetting from Air Canada - 29/05/2007
Air Canada will give its customers the chance to help the environment by allowing them to offset the carbon emissions from their flight.
Passport process gets tougher - 29/05/2007
Adults applying for their first UK passport are being advised to act well before they plan on going on holiday, after the Home Office introduced new anti-fraud measures.
Holidaymakers 'struggle' to forget the office - 26/05/2007
Thousands holidaymakers heading away to enjoy the three-day weekend will be unable to completely detach themselves from their work, a new survey has revealed.
British weather spoils long weekend - 25/05/2007
People that are planning on visiting tourist destinations around the UK this Whitsun bank holiday could be frustrated by the weather.
Virgin ups flights to Jamaica - 25/05/2007
Virgin Atlantic has secured the rights to double the number of flights it offers to Jamaica, according to reports.
Better food for bmi passengers - 25/05/2007
Airline bmi has revealed that it has improved the in-flight menus it will offer to long-haul passengers this summer.
easyJet links Scotland and Paris - 24/05/2007
Low-cost carrier easyJet has announced that it will offer a new route between Scotland and France in the future.
Scotland gets winter sun destinations - 24/05/2007
Scottish travellers can look forward to greater choice as they plan their winter holidays, after a leading airline announced several new routes from the country.
Holidaymakers 'return to disaster' - 24/05/2007
Millions of people from the UK return home from their relaxing holiday to find their property damaged or robbed, according to new research.
Brits 'not checking travel insurance details' - 23/05/2007
A quarter of the holidaymakers travelling abroad this summer will depart without checking what their holiday insurance actually covers, according to new research.
Rise of the 'mega traveller' - 23/05/2007
On average, British travellers have visited seven foreign countries so far during their lifetime, a new study claims.
Tea 'vital' for British holidaymakers - 23/05/2007
A new study has revealed the facilities and comforts that Brits really want when they go on holiday.
Jet2 offers 10,000 free flights
Leeds Bradford airport based low cost airline Jet2.com is offering the chance to win 10,000 free flights in a new competition to celebrate its fifth birthday.
Hostel holidays won't break the bank
Forget smelly dorms and cold showers, hostels in the 21st century feature top rate facilities in popular locations around the world - perfect for an affordable holiday in cash-strapped times.