Category: AIRLINES & AIRPORTS

TUI is the First European Airline to Receive Boeing 737 MAX Delivery

Reading Time: < 1 minute After Boeing 737 MAX ungrounding and recertification in Europe, the British carrier TUI becomes the first to receive a new Boeing 737 MAX aircraft delivery. The plane flew from Boeing Field at King Country International Airport to the airline’s operating base in Gatwick. According to RadarBox, the flight was operated on February 27th. It departed […]

Australia Lifts the Ban to Operate Boeing 737 MAX

Reading Time: < 1 minute On Friday, Australia said it would lift the ban on Boeing 737 MAX aircraft flights, becoming one of the first in the Asia-Pacific region to take this step. “We … are confident that the aircraft are safe,” Graeme Crawford, acting chief of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority, claimed in a statement. No Australian airline operates […]

IATA Forecasts Airline Industry Won’t Get Cash-Positive Until 2022

Reading Time: < 1 minute The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the airline industry would have to wait until 2022 to turn cash-positive. This prognosis differs from what IATA predicted previously and suggests carriers worldwide will be burning at least $75 billion in cash in 2021 compared to the original estimate of $48 billion. “With governments tightening border […]

Boeing Predicts More Than 2,600 Aircraft Sales in Latin America By 2040

Reading Time: < 1 minute Boeing forecasts a rapid rebound in global aircraft sales, predominantly in Latin America and the Caribbean, once the pandemic retreats. The company estimates carriers will need 2,610 new aircraft within the next 20 years. According to the manufacturer, there will be a 5.1%  growth in the airline traffic for Latin America and the Caribbean within […]

Israel is Investigating Whether Passengers Faked Covid-19 Certificates

Reading Time: < 1 minute Israel is investigating whether people on the El Al flight from New York make truthful claims about other passengers on the same flight having faked Covid-19 certificates. According to the Times of Israel, a woman on the plane said she had overheard ultra-Orthodox passengers boasting they had faked Covid-19 tests before departure. Other passengers confirmed […]

Volotea Is an All Airbus Airline after Retirement of Its Last Boeing 717

Reading Time: < 1 minute Volotea is getting ready for summer 2021 and becomes a wholly Airbus company after retiring its Boeing 717s. Volotea has been gradually phasing out its Boeing 717s and supplements its fleet with 15 to 19 Airbus A320 aircraft. The carrier has already purchased 15 and will buy the rest when the demand occurs. With Volotea […]

Thai Airways Will Purchase 30 Aircraft by 2025

Reading Time: < 1 minute Thai Airways is planning to acquire from 20 to 30 aircraft by 2025 to consolidate its fleet. According to Bangkok-based newspaper The Nation, an unnamed source said the new aircraft would replace sold and decommissioned aircraft. The same source revealed that the airline expects travel demand to recover to the pre-pandemic levels by 2025. The […]

IndiGo Starts Hiring With 32 New ATR-72 Pilots Being Placed

Reading Time: < 1 minute According to Trak.In, IndiGo is the first airline in the world to resume hiring, with 32 new pilots being placed and 25 new aircraft on order. As “the clouds of the gloomy times are finally starting to disappear,” the airline has provided around 32 pilots with offer letters for the ATR-72 fleet. IndiGo prioritized the […]

Lufthansa Streamlines Pilot Training Within “ReNew” Framework

Reading Time: < 1 minute Lufthansa is streamlining and restructuring its pilot training program with a „ReNew“ framework. The program is designed based on a campus model that prospective pilots will follow. In Wednesday’s announcement, Lufthansa Group’s COO, Dr. Detlaf Kayser, said, “During the greatest crisis in global aviation, we have to put everything at the Lufthansa Group to the […]

TUI Became the First to Resume Boeing 737 MAX Operation in Europe

Reading Time: < 1 minute On February 17th, TUI fly Belgium resumed flights using the Boeing 737 MAX. The airline flew the aircraft to Spain and became the first European airline to resume Boeing 737 MAX flights after the jet’s grounding. The first flight departed at 09:43 local time in Brussels and landed at 12:14 local time in Malaga. After […]