Ryanair profits plummet 21% despite low fares push

It operates more flights from Malta’s airport than any other airline. But it seems it’s been a tough few months for Ryanair. The budget carrier has reported a 21 per cent fall in profits to €242 million in the first quarter of this financial year. Bosses blamed lower fares and higher costs for fuel and […]

British Airways axes Cairo flights over security fears

British Airways has suspended all flights to Cairo for seven days as ‘a security precaution’. The airline announced on Saturday evening that all flights into the Egyptian capital were halted. A statement said: ‘We constantly review our security arrangements at all our airports around the world, and have suspended flights to Cairo for seven days […]

Flight to Dusseldorf lands in Edinburgh after mix-up

British Airways passengers have told of their astonishment after boarding a plane to Germany – that ended up in Scotland. The flight set off from London City Airport at 7.47am on Monday and was supposed to land in Dusseldorf. But the pilot on the service was given a flight plan that directed him to Edinburgh, […]

Police ask plane spotters to help spot drones at Heathrow

Police have appealed to plane spotters to help keep watch of the skies over Britain’s busiest airport after drones grounded flights. The Met is seeking applicants for an unpaid scheme which issues plane spotters at Heathrow Airport with an identity card, allowing them to be easily identified by authorities when they are in the vicinity […]

Heathrow Airport runway reopens after drone sighting

Flights have resumed at London’s Heathrow Airport after it grounded arrivals and departures following reports of a drone sighting. Europe’s busiest airport said it was working with police to ‘prevent any threat to operational safety’. Planes finally started to take off again at 6.30pm, but it was unclear how many flights would be delayed in […]