Tag: expansion

Wizz Air: Further Expansion of London Luton Base

Reading Time: < 1 minute Wizz Air UK, a UK-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Wizz Air Holdings Plc. (“Wizz Air”),  announced expansion at its London Luton base, with the allocation of two new A321CEO aircraft and six new routes as Wizz Air celebrates carrying 40 million passengers on its low-cost Luton services. With the additional capacity Wizz Air is set to become […]

PFA Orders New Simulators and Aircraft for 6 Million Euros

Reading Time: < 1 minute Pilot Flight Academy will before the end of 2018 have more than 300 cadet pilot students and are now investing for further expansion. Following a newly signed contract with L3 CTS for training of cadets, PFA are in talks to sign contracts with other players and Airlines for ab-initio pilot education. PFA are expanding their […]

AirBaltic Receives Tenth Airbus A220-300

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Latvian airline airBaltic received the tenth Airbus A220-300 aircraft, registered as YL-CSJ, in Riga on July 20. By the end of 2018, airBaltic plans to have a total of 14 A220-300 aircraft on its fleet. Martin Gauss, CEO of airBaltic: “This is the first Airbus A220-300 aircraft we have received since Airbus officially overtook […]

UAE Is Investing $23.16BN in Airports Infrastructure

Reading Time: < 1 minute The UAE is investing more than $23.16 billion in the aviation infrastructure that will help its four national carriers with a combined fleet size of 502 aircraft to serve more than 75 million passengers annually. Total capacity is expected to rise to more than 300 million passengers per year, cementing the UAE’s standing as the […]

Wizz Air’s Expansion in Europe Reaches a New Record

Reading Time: 2 minutes Wizz Air, one of Europe’s fastest growing airlines and the leading low-cost carrier in Central and Eastern Europe, reveals the latest traffic statistics and reports a new passenger record in the company’s history. More than 30 million passengers were carried in the past rolling 12 month-period, as its operations across Europe were increased with 24% […]

Ryanair Reveals Ambitious Plans for Ukraine

Reading Time: 2 minutes At the March 23 news conference at Kyiv’s Boryspil Airport, Europe’s leading low-cost carrier (LCC) Ryanair announced its intentions to launch flights to not one but two Ukrainian airports in October this year. The second airport would be Lviv, where an open skies regime has been in effect for some time. This marks Ryanair’s second […]

Austrian Airlines Looking to Hire 600 New Employees

Reading Time: < 1 minute Austrian Airlines can look back at a successful year in 2017. Close to 12.9 million passengers flew with Austria’s red-white-red national carrier last year, comprising a rise of 12.8 percent compared to 2016. The airline plans another small expansion step in the current year, namely the integration of another long-haul aircraft, a Boeing 777-200 jet, […]

Qatar Airways Places $2.16 Billion Boeing Order

Reading Time: < 1 minute Qatar Airways announced an order for two Boeing 747-8 freighters and four 777-300ERs, valued at $2.16 billion at list prices. Qatar said the order was a sign of the airline’s continued expansion and contribution to the US economy. The deal adds to the Doha-based carrier’s fleet of nearly 100 Boeing widebody aircraft and its more […]

Malaysia Airlines Sees Steady Progress In Q2 2017

Reading Time: 8 minutes Malaysia Airlines experienced a tough second quarter with heightened competition and adverse forex movement. Load factors continued to be strong and passenger revenue saw positive year on year (YoY) growth amidst the tough operating environment. Group CEO Peter Bellew said, “The second quarter passenger revenue saw an increase of 8%, on the back of 1.8% […]

British Airways’ Gatwick Growth Hits Double Figures In Five Years

Reading Time: 3 minutes New routes and a better customer experience are driving strong growth in demand for British Airways at Gatwick. Over the last five years, British Airways’ operation at the Sussex-based hub has seen 40 per cent more customers travel (from 4.4m to 6.2m) and an increase of 33 per cent in the number of routes it […]