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Trainline’s ticket sales pass £5bn

Trainline has reported over £5bn in ticket sales and strong profit growth for the year. Operating profit for the 12 months to 29 February 2024 doubled to £56m, with adjusted EBITDA up 42% … Continue reading “Trainline’s ticket sales pass £5bn”


Train strikes announced for May bank holiday week

The train drivers’ union, ASLEF, has announced a new series of strikes and an overtime ban for the bank holiday week in early May. It’s part of a long-running pay dispute with 16 … Continue reading “Train strikes announced for May bank holiday week”


Siemens’ Yorkshire factory to build more Tube trains

Siemens will manufacture most of the new trains for the London Underground’s Piccadilly line in its new factory in Goole, East Yorkshire, the company announced on Monday. The German engineering giant said that … Continue reading “Siemens’ Yorkshire factory to build more Tube trains”


New strike dates announced by train drivers’ union

Further strikes have been announced on UK rail services as part of a long-running pay dispute with 16 train companies. Train drivers’ union ASLEF said that stoppages will run from Tuesday 30 January … Continue reading “New strike dates announced by train drivers’ union”


Check what’s included in ‘all-inclusive’ holidays, Which? warns

People who go on an all-inclusive holiday can end up paying up to £367 more per week on extras, a survey by Which? has found. The consumer group has urged holidaymakers to research … Continue reading “Check what’s included in ‘all-inclusive’ holidays, Which? warns”


easyJet reinstates dividend after returning to annual profit

easyJet has reported its first annual profit since the Covid-19 pandemic. For the 12 months to 30 September 2023 the low-cost airline recorded headline profit before tax of £455m, compared with a loss … Continue reading “easyJet reinstates dividend after returning to annual profit”


Heathrow climbs to world’s 4th busiest airport

Strong demand for US flights helped propel Heathrow Airport up the global league table last month, as it became the fourth busiest airport in the world. Nearly 7 million passengers travelled through the … Continue reading “Heathrow climbs to world’s 4th busiest airport”


British Airways owner sees record summer profit

The parent company of British Airways has reported record profit for summer 2023 after strong demand for European holidays. For the third quarter, International Airlines Group (IAG) reported operating profit before exceptional items … Continue reading “British Airways owner sees record summer profit”


Luton Airport suspends flights after car park fire

All flights to and from Luton Airport were suspended on Tuesday night after a fire spread through a multi-storey car park, causing it to collapse. As of Wednesday morning, no flights were expected … Continue reading “Luton Airport suspends flights after car park fire”


UK regulator to review air traffic control failure

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is to investigate the technical issue which caused thousands of flights to be delayed and cancelled on the August bank holiday. A preliminary investigation by air traffic … Continue reading “UK regulator to review air traffic control failure”


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