Air travel

Aurigny sells double planned Isle of Man seats

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Airline Aurigny said more than double the amount of seats on flights to the Isle of Man have been sold than was originally planned for.

The Guernsey States-owned airline had originally allocated 1,700 seats for the flights between 22 July and 30 August.

It said 3,700 had been now been sold and it was planning to put on extra flights running until 13 September.

Aurigny plane
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More than 100 jobs threatened at Leeds Bradford Airport

More than 100 jobs are under threat at Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) as a result of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the aviation industry.

Passengers at Leeds Bradford Airport
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The airport has begun consulting with staff on temporary and zero-hour contracts, who would usually be employed during the busy summer holiday season, and workers in some other roles.

A spokesperson for LBA said: “We are deeply saddened to be consulting with colleagues as a result of the impact of the global pandemic.

"We, like many other sectors, are operating in challenging circumstances and this has led to some difficult decisions."

"The long-term prognosis for aviation is very different to the short-term constraints our business faces and we remain committed to ensuring we have the right offer for passengers when the time comes through our replacement terminal scheme.”

However, the airport says plans to demolish the existing terminal and replace it with a new building, which could cost up to £150m, will not be affected by the potential job losses.