The £1 billion Gatwick Master Plan will ultimately create thousands of new aviation jobs at the London airport, according to its chief executive.

Stewart Wingate was speaking ahead of the opening of the £73 million extension to the North Terminal, which is the first key result of the plan, which will see even more money ploughed into the airport for the next three years.

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A new route connecting London and Vancouver in Canada has been launched by Virgin Atlantic, in a move that will create numerous aviation jobs.

The airline, which is owned by tycoon Richard Branson, will launch the seasonal route in May 2012 from London Heathrow.

Up to 40,000 passengers are expected to make use of the new flight, which will run four times a week throughout the summer months until October.

This semester, K-State Salina's aviation program has broadened their degree programs for students interested in aviation. With their current two programs now divided into six areas, students are able to explore the world of aviation more in depth.

Assn. of African Airlines Secretary General Elijah Chingosho last week lashed out at the “invasion” of the continent by European and Gulf carriers, questioning their “preferential treatment” over their African counterparts in obtaining traffic rights. He also accused Middle East aviation companies of “poaching qualified staff in a big way.”


Singapore Airlines and Virgin Australia have announced a new alliance which both airlines say will greatly boost their revenues and jobs in Australia.

The airlines are hoping corporate travel increases at a time when costs are being squeezed by high oil prices. And it takes the Singapore carrier potentially one step closer to the lucrative Australia-US route.

Gulf Air, Bahrain’s state-owned carrier, fired 200 employees and reported a 25 percent drop in bookings in the first five months of the year because of unrest in the Middle East.

After staff were laid off, an internal committee was set up, with 100 people appealing the decision and 11 getting their jobs back, the company said in an e-mailed statement today. The layoffs took place over the past six weeks.

The long-running dispute between British Airways and its cabin crew came a step close to ending as the ballot on the settlement negotiated between the airline and Unite the union opened on Monday.

The agreement will see travel support for crew, withdrawn during last year's strike action, returned to the 6700 or from whom it was taken and third-party arbitration for the dozens of crew placed on disciplinary proceedings. It comes with a “strong recommendation” to accept from Unite.

Vueling ofrece un total de 31 destinos en conexión desde A Coruña para la temporada de verano a través del aeropuerto de El Prat (Barcelona). Las nuevas conexiones disponibles desde la ciudad vía Barcelona son: las islas griegas de Mykonos, Santorini y Creta; Burdeos, Bruselas, Génova, Praga y Zúrich en el ámbito internacional, y Gran Canaria y Ciudad Real a nivel nacional.