Articles tagged “uk”

Europe Had a Record 1 Billion Flyers in 2016

Europe Had a Record 1 Billion Flyers in 2016

Associated Press

London Heathrow was Europe's busiest airport in 2016. But the UK's failure to settle the issue of expanding its airport capacity may prove damaging to its competitiveness in the long term.

1 week ago

UK Chancellor Downplays Brexit Threat to Aviation Sector

UK Chancellor Downplays Brexit Threat to Aviation Sector

Robert Hutton, Bloomberg

The Chancellor might be right to say a scenario where UK flights would be blocked to Europe is unlikely, but the lack of planning from the UK government on the subject of aviation is very alarming. The industry is tightly entwined with the rest of Europe and separating it is going to be a mammoth task.

1 week ago

Uber Testifies in UK About Business-Model Issues

Uber Testifies in UK About Business-Model Issues

Adam Satariano, Bloomberg

Sooner — rather than later — Uber will need to address and reform its relationships with drivers. On the other hand, the company is already losing money, and treating drivers as employees could push Uber further into the red.

2 weeks ago

UK Tourism Industry Unites to Target Post-Brexit Growth

UK Tourism Industry Unites to Target Post-Brexit Growth

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Coming together and trying to carve out a deal from the UK government makes sense for the tourism industry. The only problem with that is the country's looming separation from the European Union, which is casting a shadow over its political and economic future.

2 weeks ago

UK Planes Ready to Fly Stranded Passengers if Monarch Airlines Goes Bust

UK Planes Ready to Fly Stranded Passengers if Monarch Airlines Goes Bust

Sofia Horta e Costa, Bloomberg

Kudos to UK regulators for having a plan to assist stranded passengers if Monarch Airlines goes bust. That wouldn't happen in many other countries.

3 weeks ago

European Train Operators Want Slice Of UK Rail Companies Ahead of Brexit

European Train Operators Want Slice Of UK Rail Companies Ahead of Brexit

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

How the UK's transportation infrastructure will remain connected to mainland Europe is a question that will continue to loom large as Brexit talks roll on.

2 months ago

UK Is Trying to Find a Solution to the Irish Border Problem Ahead of Brexit

UK Is Trying to Find a Solution to the Irish Border Problem Ahead of Brexit

Alex Morales and Peter Flanagan, Bloomberg

There is a huge amount of movement between the Republic of Ireland and the UK via the border with Northern Ireland. Nobody wants to see this restricted as a result of Brexit but coming up with a solution that satisfies both sides is going to be very, very difficult.

2 months ago

Ireland Is Blaming Currency Issues For Decline in UK Visitors Post-Brexit

Ireland Is Blaming Currency Issues For Decline in UK Visitors Post-Brexit

Dan Peltier, Skift

UK travelers, along with travelers from many other countries, are facing a lot of uncertainty these days about the value of their currencies. It will take more than a few famous filming locations to convince UK and other travelers to visit a place like Ireland.

3 months ago

UK Laptop Ban Eased on Some Turkish Airlines Flights

UK Laptop Ban Eased on Some Turkish Airlines Flights

Associated Press

Old laptop bans never die — they just fade away, apparently.

3 months ago

The UK Wants to Develop a New Aviation Strategy

The UK Wants to Develop a New Aviation Strategy

Thomas Seal and Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

It seems strange to be launching a consultation on the UK's future aviation strategy when so much still remains up in the air. Although backed by the government, a new runway at Heathrow faces plenty of opposition and no one is sure exactly what will happen when the country leaves the European Union.

3 months ago

London Heathrow Express Train to Downtown is Getting Competition

London Heathrow Express Train to Downtown is Getting Competition

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

Heathrow Express is a good option for travelers willing to pay a premium for a speedy trip into central London. But this new option, called Crossrail, might be a better product for many passengers. It'll take a little longer, but it's expected to have more stations and cost much less.

4 months ago

Tourism Industry Could Be a Beneficiary of UK Election Chaos

Tourism Industry Could Be a Beneficiary of UK Election Chaos

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Prime Minister Theresa May's reputation has been shattered by her own hubristic behaviour and she is only clinging onto power through a loose alliance with another party. The UK is in a much weakened position as it prepares to start Brexit negotiations.

4 months ago