New Wizz Air Luton to Poprad Service

From October 28th, budget airline, Wizz Air, will fly to the popular Slovak Tatra mountains ski resort.

Flying into Poprad, the resort is at the foot of the Tatra Mountains, surrounded by stunning National Parks, which is hugely popular with skiers and winter hikers alike.

The airline will be flying to the Slovakia ski resort from London Luton to Poprad three times a week, seeing the airline fly to 29 different destinations out of Luton.

Prices start from £25.99

Liverpool JLA Airport Gets Busy Summer Underway

Liverpool John Lennon Airport has got its summer of to a busy, successful start as it helped 23,000 passengers jet off this weekend.

Throughout the six week holiday season the airport is expecting to handle 600,000 passengers.

The most popular destinations are the Spanish resorts of Majorca, Costa Blanca and the Costa del Sol, as well as favourites including Greek island of Kos, Tenerife and Bodrum in Turkey.

During the busy period, the airport is advising passengers to arrive 2-3 hours before their flight and to be mindful of the very latest security rules, especially all electronic devices being fully charged and on when passing through security.

Robin Tudor, Head of PR at JLA commented, “This time of year is always our busiest and once again the sunshine resorts around the Mediterranean look like being the most popular with the region’s holidaymakers who are choosing to take advantage of JLA’s convenient, hassle free environment and the many great value for money direct flights from here.”

Flybe Launch Inverness to Geneva Flights

The popular ski destination of Geneva will take off from Inverness this winter with Flybe.

The airline will add the Inverness and Geneva service to its winter schedule this December, flying from 20th December to 28th March.

Prices start at £49.99 one way, including taxes and charges.

The service will use an 88 seater Embraer 175, departing Inverness at 12.00, landing in Geneva at 15.20; with return flights departing Geneva at 16.00, arriving at Inverness at 17.20.

Busiest Day Today

Gatwick Airport predicts that today, Friday 25th July, a whopping 77,000 passengers will pass through its terminals, jetting off to sunnier climes!

Today starts the airport’s busiest week, as the school summer holidays in the UK commence and families across the country embark on their annual holiday.

This week over 500,000 passengers will be on departing flights out of Gatwick, with an estimated 2.88 million passengers using the airport through the holidays.

The airport has geared up for the holidays and families will be delighted with the facilities throughout the airport to help entertain little ones. As a result, the airport has been presented with the coveted accolade the ‘Family Friendly Accreditation’ by the Family and Childcare Trust, the only UK airport to reach the high standards set.

Family lead at Gatwick, Mr Chris Baldwin, said “Millions of families choose to travel to and from Gatwick every year and we are therefore delighted to be the first airport to be formally recognised as ‘Family Friendly’.”

First Flight for New £40m Runway

The new extended runway at Birmingham Airport has been used, finally, after years of planning and building works.

A China Southern Airlines flight, flying to Beijing, successfully took off yesterday utilising the additional 400m extension – the only UK –China service in the UK outside of London.

The airport hope that the longer runway will allow for more long-haul destinations, as it hopes to bring even greater choice to passengers flying from the regional airport.

The China Southern Airlines service is already proving extremely popular, with high demand from Chinese visitors who are keen to explore picturesque areas such as the Cotswolds and the Lake District.

Malaysia Airways To Offer Refunds

Following the aircraft disaster in which Malaysia Airways MH17 crashed over troubled Ukraine, the airline has issued a statement to say it will offer those passengers not wanting to fly, or postpone their flights, a full refund*

However, the refunds come with restrictions.

Tickets will only be refunded for travel up until 31st December, 2014.

All applications must be made by Thursday 24th July.

Busiest Ever June for Bristol Airport

Bristol Airport has announced its busiest ever month this June.

It saw more than 646,000 passengers during the month, which equates to a rise in 3.34% compared this month with the same time last year.

Helping achieve such strong passenger numbers were the Aer Lingus Dublin service, which was used by over 8,000 passengers, as well as bmi’s services to Frankfurt and Munich.

The airport has made big investment over the last 12 months to improve services and facilities, which include a £6.5 million walk way and improved Departure Lounge facilities.

Speaking about the figures, Shaun Browne, Aviation Director at Bristol Airport, said, “The strong performance across all airline sectors is particularly encouraging, with business, leisure and inbound traffic all contributing to June’s record passenger numbers. New facilities are in place to ensure we maintain service levels as passenger numbers continue to grow, and we are already focusing on further improvements we can bring to the route network from Bristol.”

SkyWork Airlines Move to Southend

SkyWork Airlines has moved its services to London Southend Airport, due to the airport claiming the title of ‘Best Airport in Britain’ by Which? magazine.

This means the airport now offers a service between Southend to Bern, twice a day.

The new service will commence on 27th October, allowing business and leisure passengers enjoy the delights of the Swizz capital city.

New Wizz Air Routes

Wizz Air has announced that is it to add new routes from UK airport bases.

The airline will operate two new flights from Glasgow. The first, on 26th October, will be between Glasgow and Katowice. The second, starting on 27th October, will be between Glasgow and Poznan.

The airline will also operate a new service between Luton Airport and Szczecin from 27th October.

easyJet Launch Aberdeen to Geneva Flights

Scotland’s largest airline, easyJet, will be operating Aberdeen’s only scheduled flights to Geneva this winter.

The airline’s new Aberdeen to Geneva flights are to be added to its winter schedule, starting on 13th December, operating until April.

This sees Scottish ski fans reach some of the world’s finest ski slopes from their local airport, with the airline expecting more than 3,500 passengers.

The service is the airline’s third from Aberdeen, as it currently runs services to Luton and Gatwick.

Speaking about the new flights, easyJet Commercial Manager, Ali Gayward, said, “We’re pleased to add an exciting, new European destination to our Aberdeen network – taking our total volume of flights up to 40 per week during winter. We believe the beautiful City of Geneva will be a popular choice with holidaymakers looking for a weekend break at Lake Geneva and skiers seeking easy and affordable access to Europe’s slopes.”

Tickets are now on sale.