Airline industry

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EasyJet forecasts return to near pre-Covid flying levels in 2022
‘Pent-up demand’ and end of Covid travel restrictions help carrier narrow losses

Gwyn Topham and Kalyeena Makortoff

19, May, 2022 @12:22 PM

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China air crash that killed 132 may have been deliberate, says US report
WSJ sources suggest black box recorders from Boeing 737-800 indicate intentional input from cockpit

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

17, May, 2022 @6:26 PM

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Johnson’s ‘jet zero’ plan unrealistic and may make UK miss CO2 targets – report
Ministers instead urged to focus on reducing flights and halting airport expansion to cut carbon emissions

Matthew Taylor

16, May, 2022 @9:40 AM

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Ryanair warns of ‘fragile’ recovery as Ukraine war and Covid push it to loss
Michael O’Leary says airline hopes to return to ‘reasonable profitability’ but declines to make forecasts

Jasper Jolly and Gwyn Topham

16, May, 2022 @7:53 AM

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‘The job kills any life really’: secrets of a UK airport security officer
Stansted and others launch hiring drive, but staff talk of 4am starts, low pay and hours on their feet

Joanna Partridge

14, May, 2022 @1:00 PM

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UK airlines and airports scramble to hire staff as travel takes off again
Lengthy background checks and a tight labour market are hampering the replacement of thousands of workers axed during Covid

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

13, May, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Just one of 50 aviation industry climate targets met, study finds
Charity’s report says nearly all targets set since 2000 have been missed, revised or quietly ignored

Damien Gayle

10, May, 2022 @5:00 AM

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‘Chaos’ at Manchester and Birmingham airports as travellers face long queues
Missed flights and queues outside terminals underline aviation sector’s struggle with staff shortages

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

09, May, 2022 @2:37 PM

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EasyJet to remove row of seats so it can fly with fewer crew
Airline to cut capacity of Airbus A319 planes as it faces staff shortage amid Covid pandemic

Jasper Jolly

09, May, 2022 @7:14 AM

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Business class travel helps post-pandemic airline sales take off
The front of the cabin is looking more like 2019 as business travellers return and pandemic savers splash out

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

06, May, 2022 @3:38 PM

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BA owner says recovery of business travel will drive return to profit
More trips by wealthy passengers as Covid controls eased also improved demand for IAG in first quarter

Mark Sweney and Gwyn Topham

06, May, 2022 @1:23 PM

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Ohio man who groped flight attendants gets 60 days in prison
Maxwell Berry, 23, who was restrained in his seat with tape, also was sentenced to a year of supervised release after his jail time

Maya Yang in New York and agencies

04, May, 2022 @8:00 PM

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