Latest Aviation in the United Kingdom Stories

2008-09-11 15:00:26

By WILLIAM TINNING UP to 20,000 Scots tourists have been hit after the second travel firm in as many weeks collapsed.

2008-09-11 12:00:27

THE punctuality of scheduled flights at Edinburgh Airport has improved, according to figures released by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). The number of flights on time - defined as early to 15 minutes late - has increased by three percentage points to 75 per cent in the second quarter of 2008.

2008-09-11 03:00:16

BRILLIANT WEEKEND customers who booked a flight-inclusive package covered by an ATOL licence should contact the Civil Aviation Authority for advice and refunds at www.caa.co.uk Customers who booked directly with the airline, and not as part of a complete package, should refer to their credit card company as they will not be covered by the CAA/ATOL protection scheme.

2008-09-08 00:00:20

By Jeeva Arulampalam THE International Air Transport Association (IATA) says the Asia- Pacific airline industry will see profit shrink 67 per cent to US$300 million (RM1.04 billion) for 2008.

2008-09-06 21:00:10

By John Collingridge City Reporter The group, which has an aviation services division and handles baggage at Leeds Bradford Airport, said full-year pre-tax profit rose 19 per cent to 131.1m in the year to June 28.A fourth quarter surge in bus and rail passengers saw the group capitalise on a trend towards increasing public transport use.

2008-08-30 18:00:27

By Lucy Christie; Scottish Press Association Hundreds of travellers left stranded following the collapse of low-fare airline Zoom have been attempting to make their way home. The UK and Canada-based firm grounded flights on Thursday as they prepared to go into administration.

2008-08-30 18:00:27

The collapse of transatlantic low-fare airline Zoom raises questions about customer compensation and the financial viability of airlines Question: Do all passengers who have paid for tickets for future Zoom flights get their money back? Answer: Possibly not Q: Who comes out best? A: Those who booked a Zoom flight as part of a package holiday are almost certain to be covered by the Civil Aviation Authority's (CAA) Air Travel Organisers' Licensing (ATOL) system Q: How does that work?...

2008-08-30 09:00:46

By MARTYN McLAUGHLIN Air industry representatives call for levy of GBP 1 on each traveller leaving UK to fund compulsory scheme following collapse of Zoom AIR travel watchdogs have called on the government to introduce a compulsory compensation scheme for all airline passengers following the collapse of the low-fare carrier Zoom.

2008-08-26 12:01:11

MIAMI, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- LAN was once again honored and named the Best Company in South America at the recent World Airline Awards annual ceremony. The prestigious English market research company, SkyTrax is the event organizer.

2008-08-20 00:00:28

Air accident investigations into a plane crash which left two people dead have been completed. A Luscombe Silvair came down in fields between Stafford and Uttoxeter, at around midday on Sunday, December 16, killing the pilot and passenger.

Word of the Day
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.