Tag: passenger

Coronavirus: Gatwick passenger numbers collapse by 14.7 million

Image copyright Reuters Gatwick airport says passenger numbers fell by 14.7 million, or two-thirds, in the first half of the year as air travel collapsed amid the pandemic. The airport, which announced job losses earlier this week, also posted a £344m loss as sales fell across its business. Despite signs of recovery, Gatwick said it expected air traffic and passenger… Read more →

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Ryanair says passenger numbers set to halve

Image copyright Reuters Ryanair has said it expects passenger numbers to halve in the current financial year as the coronavirus crisis continues to blight air travel. The airline said it expected numbers to fall below 80 million, down from its original target of 154 million. The prediction came as Ryanair announced profits of just over €1bn (£894bn) for the financial… Read more →

Coronavirus: Airlines warned over passenger refund rights

Image copyright Getty Images The aviation watchdog has warned airlines that they are legally required to provide refunds to customers who had their flights cancelled because of the coronavirus. By law, plane operators must refund customers within seven days if their flight is cancelled. But with fewer than 10% of UK flights taking off, airlines are struggling to deal with… Read more →

Coronavirus: Heathrow trialling passenger temperature checks

Image copyright Getty Images The boss of Heathrow Airport has told MPs that it is trialling large-scale temperature checks as the aviation industry struggles with coronavirus. He said they are already being carried out at departure gates on people going to places where this is a requirement. John Holland-Kaye urged the government to produce a plan on what common standards… Read more →