Latest Air transport and the environment Stories
Airline failures, the credit crunch and a dismal airport experience have caused a sharp fall in the number of fliers from the UK. Martin Hickman reports Air travel is declining for the first time in almost 20 years, The Independent on Sunday discloses today.
The carrier's load factor of 86.9 per cent was almost two percentage points higher than the same month a year earlier and better than the 84.1% seen for the last year.Passenger numbers rose 22.1 per cent on a year ago as Luton-based easyJet benefited from its acquisition of GB Airways from British Airways, as well as promotions and sales.EasyJet carried out heavy promotional activity in June and July with up to 20 per cent off two million seats - a strategy aimed at boosting traffic in the...
Spain's Ferrovial Group announced Wednesday it would put London's Gatwick Airport up for sale to comply with an anti-competition ruling.
Although many global retailers are suffering from deteriorating consumer confidence, a new report from Verdict Research predicts that retail sales at airports will grow by 11% in 2008 to $30 billion, making it the fastest growing channel of retail after the internet.
By Sarah Arnott It was another gloomy day for the global airline industry yesterday as British Airways revealed depressed passenger numbers for what should have been one of the busiest months of the year, and two European carriers posted disappointing financial results.
LOW-cost airline easyJet said today it had offset more than 50% of an anticipated Pounds 185 million rise in its annual fuel bill.
By Jane Bradley PASSENGER numbers at Scotland's three biggest airports dipped last month as business travellers cut back on domestic flights - opting for video-conferencing instead.
EDINBURGH Airport recorded its busiest June last month, with passenger numbers boosted by popular international routes. New figures from airport operator BAA Scotland show that overall traffic for the month was up by 1.5 per cent on last year, with a total of 859,382 passengers using the airport.
By Andrew Picken Green campaigners say high oil price will stop millions flying GREEN campaigners are calling for plans to expand Edinburgh Airport to be scaled back in the wake of soaring oil prices.
- Large; stout; burly.