Category: Airlines & Airports

British Airways Closer to Powering Future Fleet with Sustainable Jet Fuel

Reading Time: 1 minute British Airways is one step closer to powering its future fleet with sustainable jet fuel made from rubbish. Plans have been submitted to develop Europe’s first household and commercial solid-waste to sustainable-fuels plant. Altalto Immingham, a subsidiary of renewable fuels company Velocys and a collaborator with British Airways and Shell, has submitted a planning application […]

Avianca Brasil to Leave Star Alliance in September

Reading Time: 1 minute Avianca Brasil, currently known as a Brazilian airline Ocean Air Linhas Aéreas S/A, headquartered in São Paulo, will exit Star Alliance effective 1 September, 2019. Such move is made in light of several months of bankruptcy protection and the withdrawal of its Air Operator Certificate by ANAC, a Brazilian regulator. The airline joined the alliance […]

Boeing MAX ‘Situation’ Costs Airlines $1 Billion Per Month

Reading Time: 2 minutes In March 2019, aviation regulators and airlines around the world grounded the Boeing 737 MAX airliner after two brand new aircraft crashed in five months, killing 346 people aboard. While the decision was reasonable, it was an expensive one. In its second quarter of 2019 results, Boeing estimated that disruptions, in relation with Boeing 737 […]

Another Boeing 787 Dreamliner to Fly for Vietnam Airlines

Reading Time: 1 minute Vietnam Airlines has welcomed another Boeing 787 aircraft to its fleet, although the first one of the 787-10 variant. The first 787-10 out of eight on order was delivered via Air Lease Corporation (ALC). The aircraft powered by General Electric GExn engines will be used on the busiest airline’s routes, Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh […]

Norwegian Cuts Some Transatlantic Routes Due to 737 MAX Grounding

Reading Time: 2 minutes Norwegian, a low-cost airline and the largest carrier in Norway, is cutting six transatlantic routes from Dublin, Cork and Shannon to the US and Canada effective 15 September, 2019. The airline has 18 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft which should have been used on transatlantic flights. With new single-aisle planes of longer range the airline was strongly […]

Global ACMI Will Reach $7.07 Billion by 2025

Reading Time: 2 minutes Just until recently wet leasing was considered a way to solve short term problems like seasonal volumes, maintenance checks, groundings, etc. Lately, though, long-term wet leasing from third parties has grown considerably in Europe. Aviation’s ACMI global market revenue is projected to reach over USD 7.07 B by 2025, the ACMI business model has become […]

Older Boeing Aircraft Types on Peak Demand Amid 737 MAX Crisis

Reading Time: 4 minutes Boeing 737 MAX crisis has already turned into a global problem resulting in lost revenues, disruptions in air travel as well as growing lack of trust in aviation safety in general. There are a lot of angles to monitor this situation from. From the Boeing company’s perspective, these are enormous efforts to return grounded aircraft […]

Hong Kong International Airport Cancels All Flights

Reading Time: 1 minute On Monday, 12th August, all departures from Hong Kong International Airport have been cancelled amid thousands of anti-government protesters who occupied the airport. “Airport operations at Hong Kong International Airport have been seriously disrupted, all flights have been cancelled”, this is the statement published on the official website of one of the busiest airports in […]

First A330neo Supplements AirAsia Fleet

Reading Time: 1 minute AirAsia has received its first Airbus A330neo aircraft through the leasing company Avolon. The new widebody will be operated by AirAsia X Thailand, a long-haul affiliate of AirAsia. According to Airbus, one more aircraft of this type is scheduled to be delivered to the airline by the end of this year. The statement says that […]

Special Liveries of airBaltic Airbus A220 Aircraft. Why?

Reading Time: 2 minutes From now on residents of the three Baltic states are likely to spot up in the air three airBaltic Airbus A220-300 in very special liveries: each of the aircraft is dedicated to one of the Baltic states carrying the colours of their flags. The last one to join the team was the Airbus A220-300 aircraft […]