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British to increase the London Heathrow – Inverness schedule

British Airways is to significantly expand its service between Heathrow and Inverness by operating two daily return services from Monday to Friday and three return services at weekends from summer 2019.

The increased schedule means that, for the first time since the Heathrow to Invernessroute was reinstated in 2016, an aircraft will be parked overnight at Inverness Airport and British Airways customers will be able to travel between the two cities, complete a full working day, and return home the very same day.


From March 31, 2019 the number of weekly flights the airline operates between the two cities during the summer season will increase from 10 to 16. The winter flying programme between Heathrow Terminal 5 and Inverness will see a doubling from seven to 14 return services a week, with the airline operating a double-daily schedule every day of the week from October 27, 2019.

River Ness at night with reflection.

Flights have also been re-timed to improve onward connections on to British Airways’ global network of more than 150 destinations worldwide. Flights are available to book on ba.com, with each-way fares starting from £115 per person in Club Europe and £34 in Euro Traveller*.

British Airways is investing £4.5 billion for customers, including the installation of the best quality WiFi and power in every seat, fitting 128 long-haul aircraft with new interiors and taking delivery of 72 new aircraft.  The airline is also making a multi-million-pound investment in its short haul business class cabin, Club Europe. The spend is part of the airline’s current £4.5bn investment plan and will focus on enhanced food and drink.

Flybe flight BE 202 from Manchester to Inverness skids off the runway after landing

Flybe (Exeter) flight BE 202 from Manchester to Inverness landed at the Scottish airport at 10:14 am yesterday morning, January 20, before encountering ice on the runway and skidding off onto the nearby grass.

The aircraft involved was the pictured Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400) registered G-JEDW (msn 4093).

None of the 47 passengers and four crewmembers were injured by the incident and all were immediately transferred to the terminal building by bus.

Temperatures of -3° were recorded around the airport following the coldest night of the year in Scotland where temperatures dropped to -12°.

A Flybe spokesman said: “Flybe can confirm that, when taxiing at low speed at the end of the runway having landed safely at Inverness Airport this morning, the wheels of the Q400 aircraft skidded on the surface of the airfield causing it to slide onto the grass.

“The 47 passengers and four crew were unharmed and exited the aircraft by the stairs for bus transfer to the terminal where they collected their luggage as normal.

“The safety of its passengers and crew is the airline’s number one priority and Flybe regrets any inconvenience experienced as a result of this incident.”

Report by Assistant Editor Oliver Wilcock from Manchester.

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Copyright Photo: Keith Burton/AirlinersGallery.com. G-JEDW before its was repainted in the new livery.

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Aer Lingus and Flybe begin a codeshare partnership

Aer Lingus (Dublin) has started a codeshare partnership with low-cost airline Flybe (Exeter). This partnership sees the EI code appear on the following five routes between Dublin and the United Kingdom per Airline Route. These codeshare services began on November 10, 2014.

Aer Lingus routes operated by Flybe:

Dublin – Donegal
Dublin – Exeter
Dublin – Inverness
Dublin – London Southend
Dublin – Southampton

Report by Assistant Editor Oliver Wilcock.

Today we welcome to the World Airline News Team, Assistant Editor Oliver Wilcock. Oliver Wilcock

Oliver will be focusing on the airlines of the United Kingdom and Ireland.



Copyright Photo: Antony J. Best/AirlinersGallery.com. Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400) G-JECY (msn 4157) of Flybe lands in Southampton.

Aer Lingus aircraft slide show: AG Slide Show

Flybe aircraft slide show: AG Slide Show


EasyJet to expand EasyJet Holidays to become a pan-European tour operator with Hotelopia, unveils a Tartan logo jet

EasyJet Holidays (EasyJet) (London-Luton) has announced that it will become a major pan-European tour operator through a new partnership with the online travel agency Hotelopia.

Six new websites are planned in Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Spain, France and the Netherlands as easyJet holidays re-launches itself across the main European countries where the airline has a large presence.  This will open up easyJet holidays to up to 100 million people across Europe, all fully protected according to the industry standard local regulations of each source markets such as ATOL in the UK or ATOUT in France.

EasyJet Holidays will continue to offer competitively priced, flexible holidays across the airline’s extensive network including city breaks, beach and ski holidays.  In addition, a brand new range of activity holidays such as cycling and golfing breaks will also be added and for the first time ever, excursions will be on offer in all major destinations. The three year and five month deal with Hotelopia SLU commences in May.

Hotelopia, which is part of TUI Travel PLC, one of the world’s leading leisure travel companies will provide their extensive portfolio of hotels across the seven countries where easyJet holidays is operating. This extensive product choice on easyJet holidays website specially selected by Hotelopia will be augmented by the already very popular Spanish Paradores and Disneyland Paris Hotels as well as more than 27,000 self-catering accommodation options with Interhome.

Copyright Photo: Keith Burton/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A319-111 G-EZBF (msn 2923) was painted in this special Tartan color scheme. The airliner was rolled out this morning at Southend and is now named “Inverness”.

EasyJet (UK): AG Slide Show