It's been reported that one of the 3 survivors has now died from their injuries. I have posted the link to the article below
https://news.sky.com/story/cuba-plane-c ... n-11378122
Any chance of Air Zimbabwe returning to the London market with the rumored 777 aircraft? Would hazard a guess that Air Zimbabwe would return to Gatwick again as opposed to trying to get in to Heathrow? Could they even afford Heathrow slots bearing mind the price some of these slots are believed to ...Jump to post
Is Heathrow currently served by any low cost carriers? A-side from Easyjet making their interest in serving an expanded Heathrow known, I can't think of any low cost carriers currently operating to Heathrow off the top of my head (apologies of course if I'm totally wrong)
skipness1E wrote:Started summer 2006 as GS7965 TSN-CKG-LGW operating Wed and Sat into Gatters.
According to the CH-Aviation site this evening, IAG are mulling a joint bid for Norwegian with Ryanair. The article is a pro one, so I can't access the story itself, but I've posted the link anyhow.
https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... -norwegian
GS have been coming to LGW from TSN for a while now, also twice-weekly. Started as a charter service but soon became scheduled. Strange they will have a split London operation now for a total of just 4 flights a week. Mondays & Friday evenings are the best time to catch the Chinese invasion at ...Jump to post
Is that likely to be London Heathrow as opposed to Gatwick? Seeing as China Southern already operate to/from Heathrow, I guess they will want to keep it that way instead of operate from both airports? (I could of course be wrong I know)
Being reported this morning that Norwegian have turn down 2 bids from IAG.
Full info in the following link - http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/articles/ ... eover-bids
I do have a feeling they’ll need a second base soon as Luton is cramped, and I mean REALLY cramped at peak time. For example, there’s a line of 6-8 Wizz flights that land around 07h30 to 08h00 every day and with the sheer amount of Wizz, Blue, Ryanair and easyJet flights at that time I can’t see Lu...Jump to post
Another new long haul service for Gatwick then if this is information/rumour is correct. Good luck it if does happen.
SCQ83 wrote:Is BA still flying LGW-JFK? If so, only daily?
Been reported via ch-aviation today, that Norwegian have secured some 777 capacity to help out whilst they deal with 787 downtime. Can't access the full article as its a 'pro' one, but have added the link anyhow. https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/66424-norwegian-turns-to-wet-leased-b777-capaci...Jump to post
[twoid][/twoid] Norwegian has probably 15 787 at LGW, they fly to Singapore and Buenos Aires as well as all the obscure cities plus majors in the USA. Austin, Texas anyone ? According to the ch-aviation website, Norwegian UK has 14 787's based at Gatwick at the current time (good guess though!) Are ...Jump to post
Norwegian also had some problems last Sunday evening when their service from Paris to New York was turned back and landed at Gatwick due to some form of Hydraulic failure. No idea what happened with the passengers afterwards, but there was an awful lot of them stood around the airlines check in area...Jump to post
The regulatory issue being that they cannot fly a circling approach due to company procedures, which are REGULATORY in nature. :checkmark: Talk of the airline about to shut down, or because of sudden space issues at EWR (what changed in the past couple of days where that suddenly became the major c...Jump to post
Welcome back to London Gatwick - Qatar Airways - be nice to see you operating here again.
The GLA closure has been discussed here http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1387627 all day. They're proposing to move those routes along the M8 to EDI instead, citing it being due to the effects of Brexit. :roll: What will do they with other airports they operate to/from South o...Jump to post
Well, so they already served South America, North America, Asia, Europe and maybe soon to Australia. Has they also served flights to Africa as well? Not sure if they operate to Africa as yet, but this is Norwegian so I wouldn't be surprised by anything where they are concerned. Ben Come on Ben you ...Jump to post
[threeid][/threeid] Well, so they already served South America, North America, Asia, Europe and maybe soon to Australia. Has they also served flights to Africa as well? Not sure if they operate to Africa as yet, but this is Norwegian so I wouldn't be surprised by anything where they are concerned. BenJump to post
Bjorn Kos is reported to have said he's keen for Norwegian to grow even further at Gatwick, but is hampered due to lack of available slots. He's also reported to have said that the airline won't be expanding their London based ops elsewhere (Stansted etc) and will be focusing only on Gatwick. Link t...Jump to post
rutankrd wrote:Crawley Ben Russiya and Aeroflot are merged under Putins new world view all Russiya carry the SU code
Rossiya Airlines to operate St. Petersburg to Gatwick 1x daily with A319 aircraft from March 25th. Will operate using Aeroflot flight number according to a tweet from the chap who runs the airlineroute blog.
https://twitter.com/airlineroute/status ... 6171709442
An article has appeared on the ch-aviation website that suggests Ryanair might consider starting flights from the currently closed Manston Airport in Kent if the site ever re-opens as an operational airport again. KLM also mentioned within said article - link below for anyone whose interested. https...Jump to post
Am I right in thinking that years ago, Miami used to be served from Gatwick (via Kingston, Jamaica?). Is Miami more a leisure destination as opposed to be a business type one? If so, could moving it to Gatwick & adding it as a 'tag on' to another destination (in terms of one of the airlines curr...Jump to post
Norwegian have cut their short haul capacity by 25% from London Gatwick Capacity on routes from Gatwick to Ibiza, Dubrovnik and Fuerteventura have been reduced by 50% whilst Larnaca, Chania and Lanzarote have been reduced by 10%. Tenerifefe capacity is cut by 10%. Full article/details below http://w...Jump to post
Willis Walsh of IAG has stated that the low cost carrier Level could be launched from Regional UK Airports (Cardiff, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Manchester etc) but only if the UK Goverment abolishes Air Passenger Duty. Link to the story posted below for anyone whose interested. https://www.businesstrave...Jump to post
Still nothing on DFW or IAH? That is surprising Washington (IAD) or Baltimore (BWI) have been mentioned as possible destinations in 2019 with A321 LR aircraft so it's been reported elsewhere recently. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/norwegian-names-possible-transatlantic-a321lr-market-44...Jump to post
[threeid][/threeid] Still nothing on DFW or IAH? That is surprising Washington (IAD) or Baltimore (BWI) have been mentioned as possible destinations in 2019 with A321 LR aircraft so it's been reported elsewhere recently. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/norwegian-names-possible-transatlant...Jump to post
Be interesting to see how this all pans out in the medium-long term. The long haul flights they currently operate always tend to have sizeable loads on them from what I've seen when I'm at work at Gatwick. Most Passengers & colleagues who have travelled with Norwegian all speak very highly of th...Jump to post
An article appeared on the ch-aviation site last month regarding Norwegian's switch from using DY - DI flight code. I've posted the link to said article below, although it doesn't give an explanation. https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/63728-norwegian-to-use-uk-subsidiary-code-on-gatwick-tatl-o...Jump to post
Can't remember the last time I saw Delta at Gatwick. Must have been years ago now. Might have to pop out and see the arrival later on as I live close to Gatwick. Cheers Ben 27 March 2008 was the final Delta flight from LGW to Atlanta that's almost ten years ago it's unbelievable how time flies :-) ...Jump to post
Can't remember the last time I saw Delta at Gatwick. Must have been years ago now. Might have to pop out and see the arrival later on as I live close to Gatwick. Cheers Ben Looks like it isn't scheduled to leave LGW until 8AM on Feb 10. https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n816nw I'm on duty...Jump to post
More problems have arisen with Med-view this evening at Gatwick due to *alledged* unpaid bills. The assigned handling agents are refusing to service the aircraft and so the outbound flight for tonight has been cancelled (resulting in the police having to be called to deal with angry passengers) The ...Jump to post
Norwegian have stated they will look at Washington/Baltimore (again) once the A321LR is put in to service in 2019.
https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... et-445441/
With WS being a low cost carrier, would they not be shooting themselves in the foot seeking slots at the UK's most slot congested and expensive airport (Heathrow) instead of staying at LGW? The loads at Gatwick have done well since the carrier started ops there so I for one can't imagine they will b...Jump to post
Flights from Carlisle Airport with Stobart Air are due to commence from 04th June 2018 it's been announced. Link below
http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/Date- ... f994bf3-ds
I could totally see B6 flying: BOS-LHR BOS-CDG JFK-LHR JFK-CDG JFK-AMS JFK-DUB FLL-LHR (is there enough range for that?) Not sure I would agree with the above where LHR is concerned. Would a LCC want to spend serious amounts of cash on expensive landing slots for starters..? Would have thought LGW ...Jump to post
I flew back from Keflavik to Gatwick yesterday on Easyjet lunchtime, and I have to say it's one of the best airports I've used in Europe in a long while. Me and the wife arrived around 9.30am from Reykjavik city centre and breezed through check in and security. Plenty of places to sit, and we manage...Jump to post