Category Archives for "Travel"

Splunk Helps Gatwick Airport to Compete with Heathrow

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Gatwick Airport have introduce a computer intelligence system which has helped then make drastic improvements to their performance. Flight capacity has been improved along with aircraft turnaround times using the data analytic information being provided by Splunk. Gatwick caters for as many as 925 flights per day and is forecast to carry 40 million passengers […]

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Gatwick Airport CEO Confronts Airport Commission Decision

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The person in charge of Airport Commission that made the decision to favour the expansion of Heathrow Airport, Sir Howard is Davies, is having to defend his decision against claims made by Gatwick Airport. Gatwick boss, Stewart Wingate, had 7 main points in a fifty page document. This included points on greater noise and higher […]

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Heathrow Boss on Third Runway – Double UK Routes

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The boss of Heathrow Airport, John Holland-Kaye, has stated that the £18 billion project will more than double the domestic routes it operates. Mr Holland-Kaye was replying to claims by Transport for Scotland that routes within the United Kingdom would fall from 7 to 4 by the year 2030. The decision by Ministers on approving […]

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Trekkie Alex Salmond barred at Heathrow Airport

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Alex Salmond, former leader of the Scottish National Party, was travelling back to Scotland from London Heathrow airport and was barred from his flight. Salmond, who is apparently a big Star Trek fan, booked his flight under the name of James Kirk (captain of USS Enterprise in the TV series Star Trek). This caused a […]

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The busiest flight routes from Scotland in 2014

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Millions of Scottish travellers travelled from airports in Scotland including Inverness. The most popular destinations made interesting reading. The data collected from the main airports in Scotland revealed the favourite destinations. The most popular destinations included: Amsterdam New York London Dublin Barcelona Amsterdam is proving popular due to its short travel time of just over […]

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Inverness to London Flights Increase

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Easy Jet will be adding more flights between London and Inverness next year. 24,000 extra seats will be made available for journeys to and from Inverness next year between March 27 2016 and June 26 2016. The increased schedules coincide with the Scottish Golf Open returning. This event will attract tens of thousands of golf […]

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Richard Jenner appointed as interim boss at Prestwick Airport

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After the Iain Cochrane, chief executive left Prestwick airport, Richard Jenner is set to return in the role of interim chief executive. Mr Jenner who was general manager of the airport in the 1990’s and formerly was managing director at both Norwich airport and Humberside airport. Prior to this Mr Jenner was at Kilmarnock & […]

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Falling Oil Price Hitting Aberdeen Hotels

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Recent analysis by PwC has revealed that the hotel trade and the wider business community is continuing to be effected by the fall in the oil price. According to PwC, hotels in the city have experienced drops across occupancy levels and revenue up to July 2015. Levels of occupancy fell by 13% with revenue per […]

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4 Baby Squirrel Monkeys Born – Edinburgh Zoo

Baby Squirrel Monkeys

Four new born squirrel monkeys have settled into life amongst fellow primates at Edinburgh zoo. The squirrel monkeys are in Living Links, a research centre and field station of Edinburgh zoo. They were born July and August 2015. The babies spend their time holding onto their mothers but soon will explore their environment as they […]

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