London Heathrow

Crossing the Pond: Assessing British Airways’ Competition in First and Business between London and New York

London Heathrow from the air

New York-London is one of the busiest markets for business travel. The route links two of the world’s most important financial hubs and it is also the busiest intercontinental route in the world. In 2012, over 3.6 million passengers flew from London Heathrow to New York.
The competitive nature of the route has made it necessary for airlines to continually practice one-upmanship, and this has resulted in the introduction of many …

FBI: Passenger Threatened to Kill Flight Attendants, Blow Up Plane on BA Flight to Los Angeles

FBI: Passenger Threatened to Kill Flight Attendants, Blow Up Plane on BA Flight to Los Angeles

A Hawaiian man on a flight earlier this week from London to Los Angeles threatened to kill several flight attendants and blow up the plane, according to federal agents.
The FBI charged Kevin Lee Mosele, a 20-year-old man from Hawaii, with interfering with a flight crew on a British Airways flight.  Mosele was said to have been intoxicated, and caused numerous disturbances and issued several threats before eventually being restrained while …

Farnborough Day 3: Boeing, Bombardier, Airbus Report 150+ Orders at Airshow

Farnborough Day 3: Boeing, Bombardier, Airbus Report 150+ Orders at Airshow

The Farnborough International Airshow, which opened Monday, continued as tens of thousands of people, including airline executives and aircraft manufacturers, flocked to an airfield in rural England to see the aviation industry’s newest planes and place orders for them.
The biggest news Wednesday was Qatar Airways’ order for 50 Boeing 777X aircraft. The order includes the purchase rights for an additional 50 and the total value of the announcement is $37.7 …

Higher Fees and Taxes to Greet Air Travelers This Summer

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Beginning later this month, air travel will get more expensive thanks to increased fees, starting with the federal September 11 security fee that helps fund the operations of the Transportation Security Administration.
As of July 21, the September 11 fee will more than double on many tickets sold after that date.  The fee for a simple domestic non-stop round-trip ticket will increase to $11.20 from $5.  The fee for a one-way …

American to Operate Additional Charlotte-London Flight Using Cyprus Airways Slot

American to Operate Additional Charlotte-London Flight Using Cyprus Airways Slot

American Airlines, which purchased Cyprus Airways’ landing slot at London Heathrow, announced it will add a second flight from Charlotte to London in mid September.
American paid $31 million for the landing rights in June.  Cyprus said it will transfer its London flight from Lanarca International Airport to London Stansted Airport, with a change in both frequency and flight times.
The new flight will be operated by US Airways using an Airbus …

London’s Heathrow Airport Plans Higher Landing Fees

London’s Heathrow Airport Plans Higher Landing Fees

London Heathrow Airport’s incoming CEO said the airport will increase the landing fee it charges to airlines.
The move, first reported by the Financial Times in an interview with incoming CEO John Holland-Kaye, would result in an increase in the aeronautical charge from £20, or $34.29, per passenger, to £24.
In January, the Civil Aviation Authority, which regulates the aviation industry in the United Kingdom, announced that landing fees at Heathrow should …

Air Canada Debuts New Maple Leaf Lounge at London Heathrow

Air Canada Debuts New Maple Leaf Lounge at London Heathrow

Air Canada announced the opening of its Maple Leaf Lounge in the new Terminal 2 of London Heathrow Airport. The 7,534-square-foot (700-square-meter) lounge is open to Air Canada Altitude Super Elite 100K, Elite 75K, and Elite 50K members, as well as Star Alliance Gold members and business-class passengers who have confirmed same-day travel on a departing Air Canada or Star Alliance flight.
The London International Maple Leaf Lounge features the Canada …