Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Monarch cancel Boeing Dreamliner order

Monarch Airlines have today confirmed that they have cancelled their order for six Boeing Dreamliners. The move has come as Monarch have announced that they wish to continue strengthening its short haul network and to focus on scheduled flights.

The short haul strategy can be seen through the airlines introduction of new services to Paphos, Antalya, Bodrum, Dalaman, Sharm el Sheikh and Corfu.

In a statement Monarch said: 'The decision by The Monarch Group to terminate its order for the B787 does not affect Monarch Aircraft Engineering Ltd’s strategy to support the Dreamliner. Monarch Aircraft Engineering is proud to have been awarded Boeing GoldCare approval and is committed to providing line and base capability for the B787 from early 2012 in addition to its existing support of Boeing’s 737, 757, 767 and 777 aircraft.'

Take a relaxing holiday to Majorca in October

For those looking for a relaxing holiday towards the end of the year and at good value for money, Majorca may be just the place. October is an excellent time to visit the largest of the Balearic islands with temperatures typically in the low 20's. The temperatures may not mean that you will get a golden suntan but it is the perfect temperature for those who like walking or activities such as golf.

Majorca is a stunning island and Palma is a cosmopolitan centre for those who would like to experience the busier side of the island.

Holiday prices are also cheaper that towards the end of the summer season. A typical long weekend with Alihoco in October on an all inclusive holiday with flights is around £200 per person.



Security stepped up prior to 9/11 anniversary

A warning has been issued by The FBI and Homeland Security regarding Al Qaeda and the approaching 9/11 anniversary. The warning focusses on aviation and those with small aircraft.
 
Authorities have said that there was no specific or credible evidence for a potential attack but security has been increased as a precaution. Alerts have been raised after intelligence suggested terrorists considered renting planes and loading them with explosives.
 
A bulletin obtained by the Associated Press details the following: Al Qaeda and its affiliates have maintained an interest in obtaining aviation training, particularly on small aircraft, and in recruiting Western individuals for training in Europe or the United States, although we do not have current, credible information or intelligence of an imminent attack."
 
In 2002, US Officials claimed to have uncovered a plot by Al Qaeda to fly a plane into a US warship and in 2003, they claim to have uncovered a plot to crash a plane into the US consulate in Karachi.