Tag: air travel

Why Do Same Flights Take Different Routes?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Are you a plane spotting fan who can’t stop looking at the aircraft in the sky and keep tracking aircraft online? If this sounds like you, you probably have noticed that sometimes flights between the same destinations often use very different routes. Do you know why? Usually, when airlines plan flights, they choose the route […]

Why Hard Plane Landing in Bad Weather is Intentional?

Reading Time: 1 minute The thought of a smooth flight is probably on every passenger‘s mind before taking off. So, what is a smooth flight? The concept usually consists of a calm and easy departure and landing as well. However, a successful landing does not depend on how smooth the touchdown was. In bad weather conditions, passengers of the […]

Did You Know How Expensive Flying is?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Over the last decade, with the rise of low-cost airlines, flying became accessible to the masses – over 4.3 billion passengers were carried on scheduled flights in 2018 and the number is still on the rise. Passengers enjoying the historic-low ticket prices do not always perceive the heavy cost burden associated with flying. The expenses […]

EASA & IATA Team Up Against Unruly Behaviour on Flights

Reading Time: 2 minutes Every 3 hours the safety of a flight within the EU is threatened by passengers demonstrating unruly or disruptive behaviour. At least 70% of these incidents involve some form of aggression. At least once a month the situation escalates to such a degree forcing the plane to perform an emergency landing.  These figures are worrying […]

World’s Busiest Air Route Revealed. Can You Guess?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Although the US is the present hub of global aviation, it is the Asia-Pacific region which wins in terms of the most in-demand routes globally.  A new study published by Routesonline not only revealed the busiest passenger air routes, but also confirmed all the forecasts regarding the future of aviation. The Asia-Pacific region is still […]

Qantas and Air New Zealand Cooperation To Make Travel Easier

Reading Time: 1 minute Air New Zealand and Qantas have announced plans for a reciprocal codeshare agreement that leverages the strengths of each carrier’s domestic networks, making travel within Australia and New Zealand easier. Under the codeshare Qantas intends to add its code on up to 30 routes on Air New Zealand’s domestic network and Air New Zealand intends […]

Passenger Demand Growth Slows in April

Reading Time: 3 minutes The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic data for April 2018 showing that demand (revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose by 6.2% compared to April 2017, which was down from a 12-month high of 9.7% in March. Comparisons with the year ago period are impacted by developments a year ago – including […]

Wizz Air UK Receives Air Operator’s Certificate and Operating Licence

Reading Time: 1 minute Wizz Air UK Limited, headquartered at London Luton airport, has announced being granted an Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) and Operating Licence (OL) by the United Kingdom’s Civil Aviation Authority. Wizz Air UK began operations on 3rd May with its first flight from London to Bucharest. In the statement the airline highlighted that Wizz Air UK is […]

Qatar Airways and Air Italy Announce Codeshare

Reading Time: 2 minutes Qatar Airways is pleased to announce a new codeshare agreement with Air Italy, starting 24 April. The new agreement provides codeshares on Air Italy’s routes between Milan-Malpensa Airport and six domestic cities across Italy, including Catania (CTA), Rome (FCO), Naples (NAP), Olbia (OLB), Palermo (PMO) and Calabria (SUF). The agreement also consists of Air Italy’s […]

January Passenger Demand Growth Slows on Temporary Factors

Reading Time: 3 minutes The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for January 2018 showing traffic (revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose 4.6% compared to January 2017. This was the slowest year-over-year increase in nearly four years, but results were affected by temporary factors including the later timing of the Lunar New Year in 2018 […]