0 Have your say Leeds-based budget airline Jet2 has been rated among the best in the world by reviewers on TripAdvisor for 2018. It ranks along with the likes of Singapore Airlines and Emirates in the world's top ten airlines, according to the reviews and ratings left on comparison website TripAdvisor by users. The Travellers Choice Awards sees Jet2 rank 7th overall in the best world airlines category and top in the UK-based airlines category.READ MORE: Jet2 announce new flights to these city break destinations from Leeds Bradford AirportOne reviewer said: "Have flown Jet2 x6 now. Every time has been a great experience. The staff from check-in to departure and back again could not be more helpful. Other companies ie Ryanair need to seriously look at what Jet2 are doing and adopt. Seriously, well done to all involved."Another commented: "We use Jet2 because of leg room comfort and non reclining seats. Flight left both airports on time. Cabin crew friendly. Pilot … [Read more...] about Leeds-based budget airline Jet2 rated one of the world’s best on TripAdvisor
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Icelandair is dropping its $18 million purchase of financially troubled Wow Air, a rival Iceland-based budget airline that touts cheap flights between the U.S. and Europe. Icelandair Group said Thursday it's unlikely terms of the Nov. 5 deal could be met in time for a shareholder meeting scheduled for Friday. Wow faces a challenging outlook as a stand-alone carrier. Earlier this week, it returned four planes to leasing companies in a move it called a necessary restructuring. Airlines have faced pressure from higher fuel prices for most of this year until a very recent slide in oil prices. Icelandair's interim president, Bogi Nils Bogason, calls the deal's collapse disappointing. Wow CEO and founder Skuli Mogensen says trying to pull off the deal in just a few weeks was ambitious. … [Read more...] about Icelandair abandons takeover of rival budget airline Wow
Updated 11:15 pm CST, Friday, November 23, 2018 HONOLULU (AP) — A budget airline based in Singapore will discontinue flights to Honolulu in June, citing low demand for the service. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports Singapore Airlines announced this week that its low-cost arm Scoot will end the Hawaii route. The change comes as Scoot takes over several SilkAir routes over the next two years. The regional airline SilkAir is merging into Singapore Airlines. Scoot launched service to Honolulu in early December 2017, flying the route four times a week with a 329-seat Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner. Scoot said last year that one-way fares from Honolulu to Singapore would start at about $400. Its one-way fares to Osaka, Japan would start at $240. The flights to Honolulu were the airline's first service to the U.S. ___ Information from: Honolulu Star-Advertiser, http://www.staradvertiser.com … [Read more...] about Singapore budget airline to end service to Honolulu
BUDGET airline Flybe has gone up for sale weeks after it issued a profit warning. Read on to find out what will happen with your flight if you have booked with the Exeter-based airline. The airline is the largest regional airline in Europe, carrying eight million passengers per year with 210 different routes in 15 different countries. A spokesperson for Flybe told Sun Online Travel that passenger flights will be unaffected by the news. They also confirmed that it is "business as usual" when it comes to booking flights through the company's website. Rory Boland, travel editor at Which?, told us: "Flybe is the latest airline to struggle with increasing fuel costs, volatile currency rates and cut throat competition on many routes." He continued: "Thousands of passengers have been left out of pocket by the failure of Primera Air and Cobalt Air in recent months. The best way passengers can protect themselves is to always book by credit card, if possible, as this offers increased protection … [Read more...] about Will my Flybe flight be cancelled after budget airline goes up for sale?
BUDGET airline Flybe is in talks about going up for sale weeks after it issued a profit warning. The Exeter-based carrier is also looking into cutting its number of flights and other money-saving measures. It is in talks with a number of companies about selling itself off. It comes weeks after Flybe warned over profits following falling demand and a £29 million hit from rising fuel costs and the weak pound. The alert sent shares tumbling by more than a third on the day and nearly 75 per cent has been wiped off its stock market value since December. Stobart Group walked away from a bid to buy Flybe in March after the two firms failed to agree terms. But Stobart, which already has a franchise agreement with Flybe, could reportedly come back into the frame. Flybe has 78 planes operating from smaller airports including London City, Southampton and Norwich, and flies to destinations across the UK and Europe. It carries around eight million passengers a year. In half-year results also … [Read more...] about Budget airline Flybe goes up for sale – weeks after issuing profit warning