EasyJet revenues soar despite strike disruption

EasyJet revenues soar despite strike disruption

Despite facing challenges, such as air traffic control strikes and the hot weather reducing demand, easyJet has raised its profits forecast.

Disruptions have cost the airline £25m more than the corresponding period in 2017, according to CEO Johan Lundgren. The strikes resulted in 2,600 easyJet flights being cancelled and the airline having to provide hotel rooms for 70,000 passengers.

EasyJet is to complain to the European Commission regarding the air traffic controllers’ strike, arguing that the failure to protect flights over France is a breach of EU law by restricting citizens’ freedom of movement.

These challenging circumstances haven’t stopped the airline’s revenue growth, however, as easyJet reported an increase of 14% in the last quarter to a total of £1.6bn. The airline flew almost 10% more passengers in the last quarter.

EasyJet also unveiled their new A321neo at the Farnborough airshow this week (pictured above). This is the first of 30 that the airline has ordered with six to be delivered by the end of 2018. Lundgren said: “The A321neo’s larger size will help us grow, especially at slot-constrained airports, where we can meet the traffic demands”. The new aircraft has seats for 49 more passengers than the A320, bringing capacity to 235. It’s also quieter and 15% more fuel efficient.

Transport secretary Chris Grayling commented: “This aircraft is typical of what’s going to allow aviation to continue growing, and become more environmentally and community friendly: it uses less fuel, makes less noise and carries more people.”  

Image: Airbus

EasyJet revenues soar despite strike disruption

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MPs vote to back Heathrow expansion

MPs vote to back Heathrow expansion

The Commons voted in favour of a third runway at Heathrow Airport on Monday by 415 votes to 119.

The government has said that the expansion will create around 100,000 jobs and will be built at no extra cost to the taxpayer. Ministers have also said that Heathrow will be fined or flights will be grounded if certain environmental restrictions are broken.

The transport secretary, Chris Grayling, said that the expansion is necessary to provide “a clear path to our future as a global nation in the post-Brexit world”. The CBI described the outcome of the vote as “a truly historic decision that will open the doors to a new era in the UK’s global trading relationships”. However, the project has always faced opposition.

Greenpeace UK has said that it is ready to join forces with London Mayor Sadiq Khan and a group of London councils to launch a legal challenge.

One of the most outspoken opponents of the expansion plans, Boris Johnson, has been criticised for missing the vote to fly to Afghanistan on an official visit. Johnson has previously told his supporters that he would “lie down with you in front of those bulldozers and stop the building, stop the construction of that third runway”. Johnson said that calls for him to resign over his opposition of the plan would achieve “absolutely nothing”.

Eight Conservative MPs voted against the expansion: Justine Greening, Greg Hands, Adam Afriyie, Sir David Arness, Bob Blackman, Zac Goldsmith, Matthew Offord and Theresa Villiers. Other conservatives abstained or stayed away. Hands resigned from his position as trade minister so that he could vote against the expansion.

To find out how your MP voted, the BBC has produced a handy tool, which can be found here.

Image: Heathrow

EasyJet revenues soar despite strike disruption

Despite facing challenges, such as air traffic control strikes and the hot weather reducing demand, easyJet has raised its profits forecast. Disruptions have cost the airline £25m more than the corresponding period in 2017, according to CEO Johan Lundgren....

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Events Calendar

Events Calendar

If your events calendar is a little empty for the next few months, here’s our rundown of the biggest shows in aviation for the remainder of 2018, and a brief indication of what you can expect from it. Naturally, we’ll be exhibiting and attending a lot of the events, including the Farnborough AirShow, the Aviation Festival and MRO Europe.

July

Farnborough Air Show

When? 16th – 2nd July 2018

Where? Farnborough, UK

What’s it all about? Farnborough International Airshow, where a long history rich in pioneering heritage meets cutting edge technology. The show brings the world’s aviation community together to do business and innovate.

Find out more: www.farnborough.com

Pilot Careers Live North

When? 7th July 2018

Where? Manchester Airport, UK

What’s it all about? If you’re looking for your first step into a career in aviation, look no further. Throughout the day, there will be a series of informative presentations by industry experts.

Find out more: www.pilotcareersnews.com

August

East Kirkby Air Show

When? 4th August 2018

Where? East Kirkby, UK

What’s it all about?  This annual air show returns once again this August to raise funds for the on-going restoration of Avro Lancaster NX611. Expect re-enactors, Lancaster taxy runs, trade stalls and vintage cars during this family orientated day out.

Find out more: www.lincsaviation.co.uk 

The Air Carriers Purchasing Conference

When? 18th – 21st August 2018

Where? Orlando, Florida

What’s it all about?  The ACPC brings together buyers and sellers of aviation related goods and services.  The ACPC offers members a fair and level environment to network in various business and social agendas.

Find out more: www.acpc.com

Bournemouth Air Festival

When? 30th August – 2nd September 2018

Where? Bournemouth Pier, UK

What’s it all about? Bournemouth’s free festival returns again this August bank holiday with an exciting line up of the Red Arrows, the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and a European Air Display.

Find out more: www.bournemouthair.co.uk 

September

Inter Airport China

When? 5th – 7th September 2018

Where? Inter Airport, China

What’s it all about?  As China’s largest and most influential trade show in the field of airport construction, inter airport china is also an international event creating opportunities for in-depth cooperation and exchanges between buyers and sellers of airport industry, accelerating construction and boosting innovation-driven development.

Find out more: www.interairportchina.com

Aviation Festival

When? 5th – 7th September 2018

Where? London, UK

What’s it all about?  The Aviation Festival brings together the most innovative airlines and airports to discuss all aspects of customer experience management. No matter where your interest lies – low cost carriers, full service carriers, passenger experience, IT systems, retail or loyalty – we have content, networking and new partners for you!

Find out more: www.terrapinn.com

MTB Aviation

When? 5th – 8th September 2018

Where? Lake Maggiore, Italy

What’s it all about? MTB – ‘Meet the Buyer’ is a programme of one to one appointments between Senior Managers, Technical Purchasing Managers, Senior Officers, Analysts & Buyers from the global airline community, including Low-Cost, Emerging & Regional, together with Supplier Companies from all areas of the aviation industry.

Find out more: www.coplandevents.com

Aerospace Big Data Conference

When? 11th – 12th September 2018

Where? Miami, USA

What’s it all about? The first conference of the series will be held in Florida in September 2018, bringing together manufacturers, maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) providers, suppliers and airlines across North American and LATAM regions to discuss and debate the hottest topics in digital transformation.

Find out more: www.flightglobalconferences.com

October

Airport Solutions Dubai

When? 8th – 9th October 2018

Where? Roda Al Bustan, Dubai

What’s it all about? Join the airport community to discuss the biggest disruptors facing the industry; biometrics, AI, blockchain, robotics, IoT, big data and futurist technologies for the airports of tomorrow.

Find out more: www.airportsolutions.com/dubai

MRO Europe

When? 16th – 18th October 2018

Where? Amsterdam, Netherlands

What’s it all about?  Be part of Europe’s leading conference and exhibition where airlines, MROs, suppliers, OEMs, regulators, lessors, and industry experts converge to explore and define the aviation maintenance industry.

Find out more: www.mroeurope.aviationweek.com

NBAA

When? 16th – 18th October 2018

What’s it all about?  Join 27,000 industry professionals for the three most important days of business aviation in the year. Ranked as the sixth largest trade show in the United States, the NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) will be held Oct. 16-18, 2018, bringing together current and prospective aircraft owners, manufacturers and customers into one meeting place to get critical work accomplished.

Find out more: www.nbaa.org

Flight Crew Futures

When? 17th October 2018

Where? Hilton London, Gatwick Airport, UK

What’s it all about?  Flight Crew Futures offers a fresh approach to career opportunities for experienced and new pilots. Visiting pilots will get the chance to meet directly with recruiters in a single venue, providing a unique opportunity to get all the facts, career advice and answers in an informal environment. In association with BALPA.

Find out more: www.pilotcareersnews.com 

November

Pilot Careers Live London

When? 2nd November 2018

Where? Sofitel Hotel, London Heathrow

What? Interested in a career in aviation, aerospace, aero engineering, maintenance, airport operations or air traffic control? If yes, this is the show for you. The show guarantees to inform and inspire you into a career in aviation.

Find out more: www.pilotcareersnews.com

MRO Asia - Pacific

When? 6th – 8th November 2018

Where? Singapore

What? The Commercial Aviation Services Asia-Pacific event will comprehensively cover all aspects of the commercial aircraft – from nose to tail – at one time, in three days with one major exhibition hall. The event, taking place at the Singapore EXPO Convention Exhibition Centre, will bring together significant components of the aircraft’s life-cycle. See below for a detailed view of what awaits you in Singapore this November!

Find out more: www.mroasia.aviationweek.com

Inflight Asia - Pacific

When? 7th – 8th November 2018

Where? Singapore

What? Inflight Asia-Pacific offers a regional forum dedicated to IFEC and cabin interiors technology.The popular format offers leading manufacturers and suppliers a highly targeted audience of airline buyers and industry influencers. With exhibitors displaying their latest product advances and workshop sessions exploring key topical developments affecting the market, the event provides valuable insight to inform future strategic decisions.

Find out more: www.hmgaerospace.com

Aviation Show MEASA

When? 13th – 14th November 2018

Where? Singapore

What? Inflight Asia-Pacific offers a regional forum dedicated to IFEC and cabin interiors technology.The popular format offers leading manufacturers and suppliers a highly targeted audience of airline buyers and industry influencers. With exhibitors displaying their latest product advances and workshop sessions exploring key topical developments affecting the market, the event provides valuable insight to inform future strategic decisions.

Find out more: www.hmgaerospace.com

Accelerate Aviation

When? 14th – 15th November 2018

Where? London, UK

What? Accelerate: Aviation is the premier event where senior professions from airlines, airports, and the wider aviation industry come together to discuss the key strategic issues that the industry faces. Through discussion on topics including digital transformation, passenger experience, distribution, and more – Accelerate: Aviation provides you with the tools to better understand the future of the industry, giving your company the strategic advantage to turn knowledge into profitability.

Find out more: www.new.marketforce.eu.com

Pilot Careers Live Rome

When? 17th November 2018
Where? Rome
What? Looking for a career in aviation? This is your chance to meet with employers and other industry figures in an informal setting in the heart of Rome.
Find out more: www.pilotcareersnews.com

December

Airport Solutions Indonesia

When? 5th – 6th December 2018

Where? Indonesia

What? The Airport Solutions Indonesia conference and exhibition is unique in attracting the entire airports & aviation buying chain from manufacturers, airport operators, developers, regulators and investors, through to end users.

Find out more: www.airportsolutions.com

MEBAA

When? 10th – 12th December 2018

Where? Dubai, UAE

What? MEBAA Show is the foremost business aviation platform for the Middle East offering you unrivalled access to the business aviation market in a highly focused environment.

Find out more:  www.mebaa.com

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Ryanair’s UK cabin crew to get union representation

Ryanair’s UK cabin crew to get union representation

Ryanair announced yesterday that it has signed a deal with Unite, who will now represent UK cabin crew directly employed by the airline.

This is the first time that Ryanair’s UK cabin crew will have such representation. It will be available to about 650 members of staff who will have access to support in talks on hours, holiday and pay. Around 25% of Ryanair’s fleet works from its UK bases. The cabin crew who are employed indirectly by Ryanair through agencies will not be able to benefit from representation.

Unite, who described the agreement as “historic”, says that it has secured “full consultation rights and collective bargaining for UK cabin crew.”

This is the second agreement that Ryanair has made for its cabin crew, having already signed a deal with the ANPAC/ANPAV unions in Italy.

Ryanair has refused to recognise unions in the past but was forced to change its position late last year following thousands of flight cancellations due to a rostering error. It has already made deals with pilot unions, including Balpa in the UK.

Unite general secretary, Len McCluskey, said: “This is a historic agreement and a significant step by Ryanair. For the first time ever Ryanair’s UK cabin crew will have a recognised union in their corner to deal with workplace issues and collectively bargain on pay.”

He added: “Over the coming days and weeks Unite will be seeking similar agreements with the employment agencies which indirectly employ the remainder of Ryanair’s UK cabin crew.”

Ryanair’s chief people officer, Eddie Wilson, said: “We are pleased to sign this cabin crew recognition agreement with Unite the Union in the UK. This is a further sign of the progress Ryanair is making with trade unions since our December 2017 decision to recognise them. We hope to announce further agreements over the coming weeks, in those countries where unions have approached these negotiations in a practical and positive manner.”

He added: “We are making progress and confounding those sceptics who claimed that our decision was not real or genuine.”

 

Image: Ryanair

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Singapore Airlines to launch world’s longest flight

Singapore Airlines to launch world’s longest flight

Image: Singapore Airlines

Singapore Airlines has announced that it is to launch the world’s longest commercial flight in October this year.

The route will be launched on 11 October and will fly between Singapore and Newark Liberty International Airport. Passengers will cover around 9,500 miles and the service will be offered daily from 18 October.

The aircraft used for the route will be Airbus’ new A350-900ULR (ultra long range) and they will cover the distance in approximately 18 hours and 45 minutes. The aircraft will have a two-class layout, featuring 94 premium economy seats and 67 business class seats. Singapore Airlines is Airbus’ first customer for the A350-900ULR, the first of which is scheduled for delivery in September.

Singapore Airlines previously offered a Singapore-New York route in 2013, however, the service was suspended. The new aircraft have better fuel economy and offers a more comfortable experience for passengers with higher ceilings and larger windows. Lighting designed to reduce jet lag will also be installed.

The longest commercial flight currently operating is the 9,025 mile Auckland – Doha route operated by Qatar Airways. Qantas launched its 9,000 mile London-Perth route earlier this year.

Singapore Airlines CEO, Mr Goh Choon Phong, said: “Singapore Airlines has always taken pride in pushing the boundaries to provide the best possible travel convenience for our customers, and we are pleased to be leading the way with these new non-stop flights using the latest technology.”

Tickets are available from today.

EasyJet revenues soar despite strike disruption

Despite facing challenges, such as air traffic control strikes and the hot weather reducing demand, easyJet has raised its profits forecast. Disruptions have cost the airline £25m more than the corresponding period in 2017, according to CEO Johan Lundgren....

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