Category: AIRLINES & AIRPORTS

American Airlines – The First To Resume Flights On Boeing 737 MAX

Reading Time: < 1 minute After the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued its approval to unground Boeing 737 MAX on November 18th, American Airlines announces to begin with non-commercial flights in early December before the official Boeing 737 MAX return to service date. A letter published on the airline website expressed its view on Boeing 737 MAX recertification and outlined […]

Istanbul Airport Ranked Best In Europe By Digital Transformation

Reading Time: < 1 minute Istanbul Airport was given the “Digital Transformation Award” at the 16th ACI Europe Awards ceremony held in Brussels on November 17th, 2020, initiated by the Airports’ Council International (ACI). Digitalization of all processes and technological innovations, carefully considered and integrated during the design stage, made Istanbul Airport one of the “smartest” airports globally and the […]

Shanghai Is The World’s Leading Airport In Air Connectivity

Reading Time: < 1 minute Shanghai has been ranked as the best city for air connectivity by IATA, overtaking London, and New York this year. The ranking changes come because of the pandemic impact, putting larger domestic airports on top of the list. Although Shanghai is officially number one for the first time, the airport networks of Beijing, Canton, and […]

Poland approves the program for Solidarity Transport Hub

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Polish government approved the scheme for the first stage of Solidarity Transport Hub (STH), a new transport project aimed to improve the connection between Warsaw and Łódź.  This ambitious plan will bring together air, rail, and transport. The central airport for Poland, a transfer hub for Central and Eastern Europe, and a network of […]

Ryanair’s CEO Predicts Pre-Covid Passenger Numbers In 2021

Reading Time: < 1 minute According to Ryanair’s forecasts, the passenger numbers will be close to their pre-Covid levels by summer 2021. Such an affirmation contradicts the prevailing industry’s opinion that it will take several years for the traffic to get back to normal. “There’s going to be an enormous snapback on travel demand … Mrs. O’Leary is very keen […]

The “travel bubble” between Singapore and Hong Kong is postponed

Reading Time: < 1 minute Singapore and Hong Kong have deferred their “travel bubble” agreement by two weeks due to a rise in new coronavirus cases in Hong Kong. The agreement that would have allowed quarantine-free travel between the two regions was set to come into force on Sunday. Although the travel authorities from both sides confirmed they would be […]

737 MAX passengers will be able to change tickets at no cost

Reading Time: < 1 minute After almost 2 years of being grounded, on November 18th, 2020, Boeing 737 MAX was approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for takeoff; however, some travelers are still reluctant to trust their lives to this aircraft. Airlines rush to reassure their customers that the jet has been recertified and is safe to board, but […]

Norwegian files for bankruptcy protection

Reading Time: < 1 minute The pandemic has not been kind to Norwegian Air. Trying to reduce its debt, it has entered into the process called “examinership” after the Norwegian government refused to provide further aid to the airline. The reorganization process will be reviewed in the Irish court because the major part of its fleet is held in Ireland, […]

BAA Training to provide flight training for ENAC

Reading Time: 2 minutes BAA Training becomes the first ENAC‘s partner to provide flight training in Europe. Having passed the compliance audit, the BAA Training flight base in Lleida-Alguaire received official approval from ENAC to carry out flight training for ENAC’s students. The consent to audit the BAA Training’s Spanish flight base was given to ENAC by Civil Aviation […]

Korean Air Is Acquiring Asiana Airlines For $1.62 Billion

Reading Time: < 1 minute Hanjin Group owned Korean Air has stated it is buying the rival airline Asiana Airlines for KRW1.8 trillion ($1.62 billion). As a result of this acquisition, which is said to “stabilize the Korean aviation industry”, Korean Air will become the 15th world’s biggest carrier by distance flown. Asiana has been looking for a potential buyer […]