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Low fares hold back profit recovery at National Express

National Express has said that efforts to keep its fares affordable for customers in the UK will slow the pace of its margin recovery. It comes as consumers face the biggest squeeze in … Continue reading “Low fares hold back profit recovery at National Express”


easyJet reduces aircraft capacity due to crew shortages

Budget airline easyJet will remove seats on some of its aircraft this summer so that it can operate flights with a smaller team of cabin staff. Under Civil Aviation Authority rules, airlines must … Continue reading “easyJet reduces aircraft capacity due to crew shortages”


Heathrow Airport’s pandemic losses top £4bn

Passenger numbers are up, but London’s Heathrow Airport will still not make a profit this year. Revenue for the UK’s biggest airport in the first quarter of 2022 climbed to £516m and adjusted … Continue reading “Heathrow Airport’s pandemic losses top £4bn”


Can I Claim Compensation For a Delayed or Cancelled Flight?

No one ever wants to deal with a delayed or cancelled flight, as it tends to disrupt plans and might even alter connecting flights. As a result, there are now agencies like Flightright … Continue reading “Can I Claim Compensation For a Delayed or Cancelled Flight?”


UK summer holiday bookings up 19% on pre-Covid levels, says TUI

Holiday operator TUI has reported strong bookings for summer holidays this year, despite the squeeze on many household budgets from the cost of living crisis. UK bookings for summer holidays are up by … Continue reading “UK summer holiday bookings up 19% on pre-Covid levels, says TUI”


Compensation for one-hour flight delays proposed by transport secretary

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has unveiled proposals to boost airline passenger protections and rights. The UK government is consulting on the plans, which would enable passengers on domestic UK flights to claim compensation … Continue reading “Compensation for one-hour flight delays proposed by transport secretary”


Tui sees slowdown in winter bookings over Omicron fears

Holiday bookings for the next few months are slowing down after the emergence of the latest Covid-19 variant, says holiday group Tui. The company currently has 4.1 million bookings for its winter 2021/22 … Continue reading “Tui sees slowdown in winter bookings over Omicron fears”


UK scraps amber list as travel rules simplified

The UK’s traffic light system for international travel has been replaced with just two categories: countries on the red list and everywhere else. Under the simplified rules, most fully vaccinated travellers and eligible … Continue reading “UK scraps amber list as travel rules simplified”


Heathrow sees busiest month since March 2020

London’s Heathrow Airport has reported its busiest month since the start of the pandemic after travel restrictions were further eased. The UK’s biggest airport handed 1.5 million passengers in July — up 74% … Continue reading “Heathrow sees busiest month since March 2020”


Tourism and hospitality boost UK economy in May

Businesses that were among the worst hit by lockdown helped the UK’s economic recovery to accelerate last month, according to the latest Lloyds Bank UK Recovery Tracker. The report showed that 11 out … Continue reading “Tourism and hospitality boost UK economy in May”


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