Entries by Dave

easyJet appoint new Group People Director

easyJet has announced that it has appointed Jane Storm to join the airline as Group People Director in the spring. Jane will succeed Ella Bennett who has decided to leave easyJet after nearly five years at the airline. Jane will join easyJet from Saga Group where she is currently Chief People Officer. Prior to Saga, […]

Air France unveils the names of its seventeen partner chefs

To mark the Bocuse d’Or 2023 event of which Air France is an official partner from in January 2023, the airline has unveiled the names of the renowned chefs with whom it will be working this year. In 2023, seventeen talented chefs promoting French excellence will take turns to sign exceptional dishes in La Première […]

Gatwick arrival: Greggs

London Gatwick Airport is set to welcome its first Greggs store this summer, with the leading food-on-the-go retailer landing at South Terminal arrivals. Opening this summer, it will be the first Greggs store at a London airport, providing passengers, staff and commuters with a range of products including the chain’s famous Sausage Roll, Vegan Sausage […]

Emirates to expand mainland China operations, resumes passenger services to Shanghai and Beijing

Emirates will ramp up its operations in China ahead of the New Lunar Year in response to strong travel demand, boosting connectivity to its gateways Guangzhou, Shanghai and Beijing as the country reopens its borders and eases its Covid-related entry restrictions. Emirates will resume passenger services to Shanghai starting with two weekly flights operated by an […]

London Gatwick serves 32.8 million passengers in 2022, up from 6.3 million in 2021

Annual traffic results published by VINCI Airports show that London Gatwick Airport served 32.8 million passengers in 2022, which represents 71% of 2019 numbers.  This follows the airport welcoming only 6.3 million passengers in 2021. Gatwick Airport’s strong recovery is further evidenced by its increased long-haul connectivity, with the airport now serving 42 global routes – […]

London Gatwick Airport welcomes Air India with four new long-haul routes

London Gatwick, part of VINCI Airports’ network, is set to welcome its latest new airline this summer, with Air India announcing four new routes to Goa, Ahmedabad, Amritsar and Kochi (Cochin), starting from 26 March. These new routes strengthen established, strong community links between the UK – particularly London – and India.  The Indian flag […]

The first retrofitted Emirates A380 enters service

The first Emirates A380 to be completely refurbished under the airline’s $2 billion retrofit programme has been deployed today on the Dubai-London Heathrow service, operating as EK003. Below, you can see a timelapse video of the retrofit work done on A6-EVM, the first of 120 Emirates aircraft to have completed its refurbishment. Sir Tim Clark, […]

British Airways unveils its new uniforms, designed by Ozwald Boateng

British Airways has unveiled a new uniform to ‘take the airline into its next chapter’. The collection of garments, created by British fashion designer and tailor Ozwald Boateng OBE, will be worn by more than 30,000 of the airline’s colleagues from Spring 2023. Sean Doyle, British Airways’ Chairman and CEO, said: Our uniform is an […]

British Airways appoints full time Master of Wine

British Airways has appointed a full-time Master of Wine, Tim Jackson MW, to elevate the premium experience for its customers both on the ground and in the air. British Airways’ Master of Wine will play a vital role in selecting and tasting potential new wines, curating menu descriptions, developing the airline’s wider drinks strategy and […]

Gatwick to connect London and Frankfurt with two daily Lufthansa services

London Gatwick Airport has announced a new connection from April 2023, linking two of the world’s biggest financial hubs, as Lufthansa launches a double daily service to Frankfurt, Germany. From 23 April 2023, the German flag carrier will operate twice daily between the UK’s capital and Germany’s financial capital, home of the European Central Bank. […]