Virgin Atlantic aims for growth, calls for more slots at Heathrow

Virgin Atlantic aims for growth, calls for more slots at Heathrow

Virgin Atlantic has called for changes to Heathrow Airport’s slot regime ahead of Heathrow’s expansion. The airline is currently limited to just 30 slots at the London hub, though it hopes with the construction of a third runway to grow this to 160. Although it is still an estimated seven years away, the third runway at Heathrow is anticipated to increase flight capacity by nearly 60% over the next 30 years, according to TTG Media….

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Gatwick Airport unveils plans for second runway

Gatwick Airport unveils plans for second runway

Gatwick Airport has announced plans to increase capacity, including the conversion of its emergency runway into a second runway as it looks to expand. Publishing its draft master plan, Gatwick said: “This innovative development, which would meet all international safety requirements, would be delivered without increasing the airport’s noise footprint and provide greater operational resilience. “While in the early stages of exploration, Gatwick is confident the project would remain within the existing airport footprint and existing…

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Jet2 unveils major recruitment drive ahead of expansion

Jet2 unveils major recruitment drive ahead of expansion

Jet2 has launched a major recruitment drive ahead of a planned 12 per cent capacity increase next summer. The budget airline and package operator is set to create 3,000 jobs in the UK and Europe, with over 2,000 roles at the company’s nine UK bases spread across ground operations, cabin crew, and flight deck positions. The announcement comes as the airline continues its expansion strategy following a strong summer 2018 season. Next summer, Jet2 will…

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