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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”


Gatwick Airport strike suspended after revised pay offer

Workers at London’s Gatwick Airport have called off planned strike action after receiving a “significantly improved” pay offer from their employers. Members of the Unite union who are employed by ground handling company … Continue reading “Gatwick Airport strike suspended after revised pay offer”


Ryanair sets new monthly passenger record

Ryanair carried more than 18 million passengers last month, for the first time in its history. The low-cost airline recorded a total of 18.7 million passengers for July 2023, an 11% increase compared … Continue reading “Ryanair sets new monthly passenger record”


Train drivers plan another week-long overtime ban

Rail services in Britain are set for further disruption after train drivers announced a ban on overtime for the first week of August. ASLEF union members at 15 train operating companies will refuse … Continue reading “Train drivers plan another week-long overtime ban”


easyJet cancels 1,700 summer flights

Low-cost airline easyJet has cancelled 1,700 flights to and from London’s Gatwick airport in July, August and September. The airline said the whole airline industry was seeing “challenging conditions this summer” with constrained … Continue reading “easyJet cancels 1,700 summer flights”


Train companies plan mass closure of ticket offices

Hundreds of ticket offices across Britain’s rail network have been earmarked for closure. The Rail Delivery Group (RDG), which represents train companies, has launched a three-week passenger consultation on plans to close nearly … Continue reading “Train companies plan mass closure of ticket offices”


Heathrow security officers announce 31 days of strikes

Strike action by security officers at London’s Heathrow airport this summer could lead to queues and flight delays. Trade union Unite has announced 31 days of walkouts between 24 June and 27 August … Continue reading “Heathrow security officers announce 31 days of strikes”


Birmingham airport worst for flight delays

Departures from Birmingham airport in central England were on average 30 minutes behind schedule in 2022, new figures show. It’s the second year in a row that the West Midlands airport has topped … Continue reading “Birmingham airport worst for flight delays”


Union backs further rail strikes

Members of rail workers’ union RMT have voted for further strike action in a long-running dispute over pay and conditions. Staff working for 14 train operating companies had “overwhelmingly” backed a mandate for … Continue reading “Union backs further rail strikes”


Heathrow Airport halves annual loss as air travel rebounds

Passenger numbers at London’s Heathrow Airport trebled to 62 million in 2022 as borders reopened in March after two years of pandemic-related closures. The airport said that this rapid growth was “challenging operationally” … Continue reading “Heathrow Airport halves annual loss as air travel rebounds”


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