Category: Airlines & Airports

Skytrax Names Best Airlines for 2019

Reading Time: 1 minute For the 19th yaerSkytrax, the Oscars of the aviation industry, has held a World Airline Awards ceremony to name the best carriers of 2019. 21.65 million eligible survey entries were counted to choose from over 300 airlines TOP ones. In 2019, the title of World’s Best Airline went to Qatar Airways, which held this title […]

Japan Airlines Finally Goes Airbus

Reading Time: 1 minute Japan Airlines (JAL) has taken delivery of its first A350 XWB at Airbus Headquarters in Toulouse, France. The A350-900 is the first aircraft produced by Airbus for JAL.  Altogether, JAL has ordered 31 A350 XWB aircraft, comprising 18 A350-900s and 13 A350-1000s. JAL will initially operate the A350-900 on high frequency domestic routes, while the […]

Ryanair to Purchase Malta Air

Reading Time: 1 minute Ryanair Holdings announced about a purchase of another airline which will supplement the list of Buzz (Poland), Lauda (Austria) and Ryanair (Ireland). Ryanair plans to put down the roots and expand in Malta with the acquisition of Malta Air. Malta Air, which is not to be confused with Air Malta, the flag carrier airline of […]

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 […]

Airbus Confirms It Could Make A350 Fly London-Sydney Nonstop

Reading Time: 2 minutes As for now, the longest commercial flight is operated by Singapore Airlines between Singapore and New York using the Airbus A350-900ULR (ultra-long-range). But there is another airline that strives to go for even longer nonstop flight. Unfortunately, there exists no aircraft able to perform it. The currently longest commercial flight covers a distance of approximately […]

Jet Airways Collapse Leaves a Gap within Indian Aviation Market

Reading Time: 2 minutes After Jet Airways, a major Indian international airline, announced about the suspension of its operations in April, 2019, the Indian aviation market has been given a little shake. Now the market need to adapt accordingly to fill in the gap on the international and domestic routes arena.  Indian aviation market is among the fastest growing […]

JetBlue Considers Airbus A321XLR Aircraft

Reading Time: 1 minute JetBlue, an American low-cost airline headquartered in New York City, revealed considering the extended range Airbus A321XLR aircraft to fly to Europe, Reuters reports. Currently the airline has 60 Airbus A220-300 and 85 Airbus A321neo aircraft. According to the airline’s CEO, Robin Hayes, JetBlue intends to convert 13 of A321neo into longer-range aircraft A321LR, as […]

Airlines to Face the Worst Year Since 2014

Reading Time: 1 minute Rising fuel prices and issues with global trade are greatly weakening the business environment for airlines, IATA announced. According to forecast, “in 2019 overall costs are expected to grow by 7.4%, outpacing a 6.5% rise in revenues. As a result, net margins are expected to be squeezed to 3.2% (from 3.7% in 2018)”. “Margins are […]

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 […]

S7 Technics: Newly Painted Livery for Air Astana Embraer E190

Reading Time: 2 minutes S7 Technics’ Mineralnye Vody-based aircraft painting centre has completed its first work on an Embraer aircraft. Air Astana dispatched one of its Embraer E190s to Mineralnye Vody for a planned refreshing of its paint under a long-term contract with S7 Technics. The aircraft is the fifth in Air Astana’s fleet to have been painted by […]