June 12, 2020

The latest news suggesting air passengers are now being advised to check in all luggage is truly bewildering.  The DfT guidance states: “You are strongly encouraged to check in baggage to the aircraft hold and minimise any hand baggage. This will speed up boarding and...

The furore over possible job losses at British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and other airlines rumbles on.

Whatever the end result, the airline industry worldwide is not going to be the same as it was when the crisis over Covid-19 began.

The Aviation Oracle looks at airline...

April 30, 2020

With COVID-19 infection and death rates beginning to gradually decline across the globe, it might be tempting to think that perhaps light is starting to emerge from the gloom at the end of the tunnel for the beleaguered travel industry.  If only it was that simple....

April 22, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the airline industry like no other event in its 100-year history. Passenger traffic is down by more than 90% in most regions of the world, and the few services that are operating are flying primarily cargo or are repatriating national...

January 15, 2020

A year ago, the airwaves were full of stories speculating over the future of Europe’s largest regional airline, Flybe.  The carrier had issued a profits warning and had put itself up for sale, predicated by Brexit uncertainty, weaker than forecast demand and currency f...

November 13, 2019

On Monday evening, the BBC Panorama TV programme debated whether flying could become environmentally friendly. Given the myriad of climate-change campaigners that are employed by the broadcasting company and the bias that inevitably results, it was always going to be a...

August 26, 2019

I was surprised to see KJM Today covering the London Assembly’s anti-Heathrow expansion propaganda on August 21. As a pro-aviation website and news source, I expected better despite the counter arguments offered at the end of the piece.

  The reality is that...

June 5, 2019

The proposal to charge drivers between £10 and £15 to access Heathrow Airport brings forward the debate about aviation and climate change yet again. 

Punitive charges on airline passengers are reaching ridiculous levels but are unlikely to deter travellers or reduc...

June 5, 2019

Proposals have been put forward to implement an ultra-low emissions zone (ULEZ) around London Heathrow Airport.  Charges will be made to discourage drivers of the most polluting vehicles from entering the zone, which will include the airport's car parks and terminal dr...

May 12, 2019

Four and a half years elapsed between the final report of the Davies Commission recommended expanding Heathrow as the preferred means of providing additional aviation capacity in southeast England, and the House of Parliament approving the UK National Policy Statement...

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