Tag: Europe

Ultra Low Cost Disruptor Norwegian Air Sets Sights On Dubai

Middle East carriers might need to brace themselves; Norwegian Air’s website suggests the carrier’s commencement of operations to Dubai is imminent. The ultra low cost disruptor made a name for itself by flying passengers across the Atlantic, from Europe to the US, for as low as €54 (AED 236) and to the Caribbean for even […]

Ryanair Eyes Up Purchase Of All Of Air Berlin

Ryanair CEO Ryan O’Leary has made it clear that subject to being provided with more information, and one major condition, Ryanair would be very interested in making a bid for the whole of the insolvent Air Berlin. He has indicated that obtaining additional data on the airline’s finances was critical. According to Mr. O’Leary, Ryanair […]

Pilots’ Association Warns Of Training Cost Barrier To Aspiring Pilots

As students across the country open their A-level results, the British Airline Pilots’ Association (BALPA) is calling for the airline industry to ensure pilot selection is open to all and that those from less advantaged backgrounds are not put off. The pilots’ association says training costs of up to £100,000 mean good A-level results are […]

Ryanair Calls On UK Airports To Limit Pre-Flight Alcohol Sales

Ryanair called on UK airports to take necessary measures to prevent excessive alcohol consumption, in the wake of increased disruptive behaviour from passengers travelling from British airports. The CAA reported a 600% increase in disruptive passenger incidents in the UK between 2012 and 2016 with most “involving alcohol” and Ryanair urged the airports to take […]

C Series Aircraft Completes First Revenue Flight To London City Airport

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft celebrated another important milestone for the C Series aircraft program with the first revenue flight into London City Airport, a Swiss International Airlines (SWISS) CS100 jetliner from Zurich. “We are proud to see the C Series aircraft in SWISS livery landing at London City Airport for the first time. This new milestone […]

European Passengers Face Huge Delays As Flights Cannot Depart On Time

Thousands of flights recently had to be delayed because EU border controls are significantly understaffed to comply with tightened immigration checks — some passengers even missed their flights. During this busy summer travel season, airline travellers have become victims of the disproportionate impact that the implementation of a new EU Regulation is having on the […]

EasyJet Posts Strong 3Q Results And Raises FY2017 Profit Outlook

UK-based low-cost carrier (LCC) easyJet reported a strong balance sheet with net cash of £426 million ($553 million) as of June 30. As a result, easyJet raised its profit guidance and expects its pretax headline profit for the full-year to reach £380–£420 million, compared with the £365 million analysts predicted. However, the LCC warned low […]

Air France Unveils New Airline Joon To Target Millenial Travellers

Air France presents its new airline, Joon, which will start operating medium-haul flights from Paris-Charles de Gaulle this autumn, followed by long-haul flights in summer 2018. Joon is especially aimed at a young working clientele, the millennials (18 to 35 year-olds), whose lifestyles revolve around digital technology. This new brand has been entirely designed to […]

BAA Training Starts Cadet Program With Small Planet Airlines

BAA Training, European standard aviation training centre, widens its partners’ list for ab initio pilot training and starts cooperation with Small Planet Airlines, one of the fastest growing independent leisure airlines in Europe. The main purpose of the recently launched cadet program is to establish eased opportunities for talented youngsters to become pilots and support […]

Austrian Named The European Champion For Its Service

Austrian Airlines was named the European champion in 2017 for its service for the fourth year in a row. The national airline once again achieved a top ranking in the renowned SKYTRAX World Airline Awards 2017 bestowed upon the winners in Paris on June 20, 2017. The Austrian Airlines team won the title “Best Airline […]