easyjet
Europe

easyJet reports strong results for financial 2018

Low-cost airline easyJet carried a record 88.5 million passengers in the year to September 30th, up 10.2 per cent, with a record load factor of 92.9 per cent. The European carrier reported headline profit before tax of £578 million for the year, up £170 million or 41.4 per cent on 2017. Reported profit before tax increased to £445 million, while […]

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Europe

Jeju Air places 40 737 MAX 8 order with Boeing

Jeju Air is ordering 40 737 MAX 8 planes from Boeing with the option for ten additional jets. The deal, valued at up to $5.9 billion at list prices, is the largest order ever placed by a Korean low-cost carrier and reflects rising demand for air travel in South Korea. It is also a boost for the aircraft type, with […]

Europe

Russia, OPEC to sign partnership deal

Russia is planning to sign a partnership agreement with Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Monday. Novak said the deal would be discussed at the OPEC Dec. 6 meeting. NAN reports that on Sept. 11, Novak said that he believed OPEC and their allies within the production cut alliance should ink an agreement on […]

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Europe

Five ministers to persuade May on Brexit deal

Five British ministers, bigwigs in Theresa May’s team, have decided to persuade the Prime Minister to make changes to her draft Brexit deal. According to BBC, Andrea Leadsom, leader of the Commons, is coordinating the group. The five ministers include Michael Gove and Liam Fox – who on Friday publicly threw their support behind May as well as Penny Mordaunt […]

Europe

Arkia Israeli Airlines becomes launch customer for Airbus A321LR

Tel Aviv based Arkia Israeli Airlines, which is majority owned by Jordache Enterprises, has taken delivery of its first A321LR. The carrier thus becomes the launch operator of the world’s most flexible and capable large single aisle aircraft. The A321LR is the latest version of the best-selling A321 family and allows operators the flexibility to fly long range operations of […]

Europe

Bug killed extremely overweight woman after ravishing 31 stone body

Hazel Salvage, 47, from Slough, Berkshire, died following surgery for the rare flesh-eating infection necrotising fasciitis A 31-stone woman died after a rare but devastating flesh-eating bug destroyed her body, an inquest heard today. Extremely overweight Hazel Salvage had to be saved from her bedroom by firefighters before she could be taken to hospital for surgery to try and save […]

Europe

The Israeli Security Concept: Wandering Through a Maze

The recent round of fighting between Israel and Hamas was seemingly sparked by the exposure of an Israeli special forces team during a covert operation in Khan Yunis. The Hamas leadership, which apparently is not interested in war, nevertheless chose to respond by escalating to the very brink. Why has the Israeli government refrained (yet again) from instructing the IDF […]

Europe

Wizz Air launches London Luton-Kharkiv connections

Wizz Air has launched its first flight from London Luton to Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second largest city. The new service will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and connects UK passengers to one of Ukraine’s major cultural and scientific hubs. Currently the second largest operator at the airport, this year has been a year of significant growth for Wizz Air’s Luton […]

Europe

Lisbon to welcome World Travel Awards Grand Final 2018

Portuguese capital Lisbon is reinforcing its standing as a world-class tourism destination as it steps up to host the most important night of the year for the global travel industry. The World Travel Awards Grand Final Gala Ceremony 2018 will take place at city’s historic Pátio da Galé on December 1st, with the leading decision-makers, figureheads and influencers of travel […]

Europe

Flybe puts itself up for sale in tough market

The board of Flybe Group has begun a “comprehensive review” of the company’s strategic options as it looks to overcome the current challenges facing the airline industry. Options include a sale of the group, which has seen it share price lose 75 per cent of its value since issuing a profit warning last month. Flybe said other options include further […]