Tag: Europe

IATA: Impacts of the Crisis on the European Market Deepen

Reading Time: < 1 minute According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), impacts of the coronavirus crisis on the European aviation market are deepening further. Even with step by step recovering passenger numbers and reopening borders, flights are still more than 50% below the same period in 2019. “Passenger numbers are currently forecast to fall by around 60% in […]

airBaltic Gets Access to North America Through Icelandair

Reading Time: < 1 minute Gradual airlines’ return to flying is not limited to only restoring same routes. For some carriers now is also the time of new opportunities and beneficial partnerships. One of the latest examples is a codeshare partnership between Icelandair and airBaltic. Through this agreement, both airlines, not belonging to any major airline alliances, expect to secure […]

Turkey Bans Flights to and from Nine European Countries

Reading Time: < 1 minute Turkey is one of the latest major countries which announced about the outbreak of the coronavirus. In order to prevent the virus from spreading, Turkey has announced that it suspends flights to and from nine European countries. The list of affected countries includes Germany, France, Spain, Norway, Denmark, Austria, Sweden, Belgium and the Netherlands. This […]

airBaltic to Temporary Halt All Its Flights until 14 April

Reading Time: < 1 minute UPDATED 16 MARCH, 2020 Due to the fact that the Republic of Latvia decided to close its borders and limit air traffic in order to contain the spread of the coronavirus starting 17 March, airBaltic will temporary suspend all its flights from 17 March to 14 April inclusively.  The airline, therefore, has offered some additional […]

Trump Suspends Travel from 26 European Countries to the US

Reading Time: < 1 minute In light of major outbreak of coronavirus in Europe, Trump has announced about stricter measures to contain virus spread in the US. This includes suspension of travel between 26 European countries and the US for 30 days.  This restriction, which comes into effect at 11:59 pm on Friday, denies temporary entry to the US only […]

Battle for the Skies: Airbus Could Be Hardly Hit by US Tariffs

Reading Time: 2 minutes Transatlantic trade war takes a new twist. On 2nd October, 2019, the United States announced about its plan to impose tariffs on a number of European products. Among these are 10% duties on aircraft from France, Germany, Spain or the United Kingdom which are the four Airbus consortium countries. The World Trade Organization (WTO) gave […]

20th Airbus A220-300 to airBaltic: Original Order Completed

Reading Time: < 1 minute Latvian airline airBaltic on September 21, 2019 in Riga welcomed its 20th Airbus A220-300 jet, registered as YL-AAT, thus finalizing the original Airbus A220-300 order. By the end of 2019, airBaltic plans to have a total of 22 Airbus A220-300 aircraft in its fleet of which two will be already from the additional order that […]

Ryanair Becomes First EU Airline to Report Monthly Co2 Emissions

Reading Time: < 1 minute Ryanair has become the first EU airline to release monthly CO2 emissions statistics, which show an average of 66g CO2 per passenger/km in May 2019. Accordingly, the airline delivers the lowest CO2 per passenger/km in the EU airline industry. Ryanair is determined to further reduce emissions to under 60g per pax/km by 2030. Ryanair’s says […]

Europe to Have Its First Plant for Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Reading Time: < 1 minute KLM Royal Dutch Airlines announced it will develop and purchase 75,000 tonnes of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) a year in a period of 10 years. It is the first airline in the world to invest in sustainable aviation fuel on this scale. Environmental pollution is one of the central topics globally. Especially in aviation, which represents […]

EC Signs Landmark Aviation Agreement with China

Reading Time: 2 minutes Intended to generate growth for European business, foster innovation and enable passengers to profit from safer, cleaner and cheaper flights, in a follow-up to the April 9 EU-China summit the European Commission signed an agreement on civil aviation safety and also a horizontal aviation agreement aimed at strengthening aviation cooperation on Monday May 20. The […]