Category: AIRLINES & AIRPORTS

Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia Bans Unvaccinated Citizens From Traveling Abroad

Reading Time: < 1 minute All airlines based in Saudi Arabia have been instructed by the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) to allow only vaccinated citizens to travel internationally. From August 9th, unvaccinated citizens will no longer be allowed to leave the kingdom. Saudi Gazette reports that only those who had received two vaccine doses would be allowed to […]

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IATA Disagrees with European Commission Regarding Slot Rules

Reading Time: < 1 minute International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called the European Commission decision on slots “out of touch with reality.” The European Commission has decided that for winter 2021/2022, airlines will need to use at least 50% of their airport slot allocations, or otherwise, they will be deprived of them. When speaking about the decision in an […]

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Icelandair Is Satisfied with Its Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft

Reading Time: < 1 minute Icelandair has taken deliveries of three new Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in the most recent quarter, bringing its total fleet to nine MAX aircraft. Seven are already in service, and the rest are expected to start flying from August. The airline is so far very pleased with the performance of the MAX: “The aircraft is […]

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Emirates Brings Back Up to 100 Pilots a Month

Reading Time: < 1 minute Emirates is currently bringing back pilots put on leave at the pace of 70-100 pilots a month as it sees an upward trend on many of its international routes. Ina n interview with media, Adel Ahmed Al Redha, Chief Operating Officer at Emirates, said the passenger load factor increased to about 70% in recent months […]

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Hail Damaged Emirates Boeing 777 Departing Milan

Reading Time: < 1 minute An Emirates flight EK205 was disturbed by the hailstorm making the aircraft turn around shortly after it took off on Tuesday, 13th July. As JACDEC reports, the incident occurred on Emirates flight EK205 from Milan Malpensa to New York JFK on Tuesday. The Boeing 777-300ER departed Milan at 16:23 local time. However, minutes after it […]

Ryanair
Ryanair Is to Recruit 2,000 New Pilots

Reading Time: < 1 minute Ryanair says it is going to recruit 2,000 pilots over the next three years. Having additional flight crews will be necessary as the industry’s recovery is imminent and the airline is healing from the Covid-19 impact. The main trigger for a recruitment drive Ryanair has just announced is that the carrier is taking 210 new […]

Turkish Airlines
Turkish Airlines Raises Employee Wages

Reading Time: < 1 minute Turkish Airlines is getting stronger and is restoring wages to its employees. It has also received financing from US-based Castlelake backed by four new Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. Turkish Airlines, just like any other airline, was hit hard by the pandemic and had to cut wages in 2020. The wages were reduced by 30% for […]

Finnair
Finnair’s Passenger Levels Doubled

Reading Time: < 1 minute Finnair has said its passenger numbers doubled from May to June. The Finnish airline carried 127,900 passengers in June, which stands for a 131.5% increase on its 2020 figure. As Europe keeps recovering from the third coronavirus wave, it also marks a 54.5% increase month on month. The increase in passenger numbers wasn’t spread equally […]

Lufthansa
Lufthansa Has Secured €1 Billion In Liquidity

Reading Time: < 1 minute Lufthansa has raised cash after issuing a bond worth €1 billion. As of March 31, the carrier had around €10.6 billion in cash and cash equivalents at hand. Lufthansa raised the first €500 million due to a series of €100,000 three-year bonds with an annual interest rate of 2.0%. Another €500 million came via eight-year […]

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Vueling Opens a New Barcelona Belfast Route

Reading Time: < 1 minute Spanish low-cost airline Vueling has come back to George Best Belfast City Airport in Northern Ireland for the first time since 2015. The Airbus A320-200 that took off from El Prat Airport in Barcelona at 11:50 and arrived in Belfast at 13:11 was given a traditional water cannon salute to celebrate the return. There were […]