Tag: Europe

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 […]

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CONNECT is the friendliest networking forum that every year brings together representatives from airports, airlines, tour operators, tourism and government, from all over the world, to discuss route development. CONNECT offers participants a unique, professional, and friendly environment to facilitate networking and business opportunities. Working side-by-side to increase productivity, the event is split into one-to-one […]

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 […]

SAS Pilots Continue to Strike: 110,000 More Passengers Grounded

Reading Time: < 1 minute Scandinavian Airlines, the flag carrier of Sweden, Norway and Denmark, is currently facing pilot unions strike over better pay and working conditions. The strike action which began on Friday, 26 April, has expanded and forced the airline to cancel flights on Monday and Tuesday. Among the affected flights are domestic, European and long-haul ones which […]

China’s Airbus H135 Final Assembly Line Starts Operations

Reading Time: < 1 minute Airbus Helicopters has expanded its industrial footprint and partnership with China with the opening of the H135 final assembly line in Qingdao. The factory is the first helicopter FAL built by a foreign manufacturer in China, as well as the first H135 FAL outside of Europe. The opening of this FAL follows a cooperation agreement […]

Flybe Cancels Dozens of Flights Amid Pilot Shortage

Reading Time: < 1 minute Regional airline Flybe announced cancelling dozens of Wednesday flights due to operational issues, including pilot shortage and seasonality. Most of the cancelled flights are within the UK. Thus, passengers travelling form Aberdeen, Belfast, Birmingham, Cardiff, London Southend and Southampton were among the most affected by the airline’s troubled situation. “We are doing our best to […]

JUST IN | WOW air Ceases Operations and Cancels Flights

Reading Time: < 1 minute WOW air, the struggling Icelandic low-cost carrier, has announced ending its operations and encouraged passengers “to check available flights with other airlines”. WOW air, the Icelandic low-cost carrier, has been going through the hard times since autumn 2018. Reducing some destinations, fleet, number of employees, WOW air was looking for the ways to keep the […]