Jet2 fills Thomas Cook void

Published on Thursday, October 17, 2019

Jet2 fills Thomas Cook void at Manchester and Birmingham

Jet2 has announced expansion at Manchester and Birmingham Airports to meet ‘unprecedented demand’ following Thomas Cook’s demise.

It is adding hundreds of thousands of seats for summer 2020 from both airports, a 16% rise in capacity at Manchester and a 23% jump at Birmingham. Continue reading

Airlines cashing in on BA Strike

Flight prices rocket as BA cancels nearly all flights

Pilots strikes by British Airways pilots have prompted fares to soar this week as rival airlines take advantage of demand.

A search by TravelMole this morning showed one-way EasyJet flights from Nice to London tomorrow (Wednesday) have rocketed to £660 to Gatwick, £611 to Stansted and £510 to Luton, and that excludes checked-in luggage or any other ‘extras’. Continue reading

EU say no change to UK flights until October 2020

EU confirms no change to UK flights until at least October 2020

UK airlines will still be able to operate flights between the UK and the EU until at least October next year after the European Commission extended the deadline in their unilateral contingency legislation, released today.

Under previous legislation the deadline for this contingency was set for March 2020, but this extension will now allow customers to book their travel further in advance in the confidence that flight schedules will not be affected, said ABTA. Continue reading

Wow Air Ceased Operations

Wow Air has ceased operations after it failed to secure a rescue deal.

The airline had already cancelled flights today, claiming it was just until it finalised a rescue deal with a group of investors.

But this last-ditch attempt has failed and the airline has now been forced to stop flying once and for all. Continue reading

Airbus to End A380 in 2021

Thursday 14th February 2019
Published on Thursday, February 14, 2019

Airbus pulls the plug on superjumbo

Airbus will stop making the double-decker A380 ‘superjumbo’, which is the world’s largest passenger aircraft.

In a statement, the manufacturer said the last deliveries of the aircraft will be in 2021. Continue reading

Online booking sites investigated by Watchdog

Published on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 By Travelmole

Hotel booking sites to ditch misleading sales tactics

Six of the biggest hotel booking sites are to change the way they advertise to consumers following an investigation by the competition watchdog.

Expedia, Booking.com, Agoda, Hotels.com, ebookers and trivago were all subject of a Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) investigation last year.

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