Category: AIRLINES & AIRPORTS

Greenpeace Vandalized Air France 777 by Painting It Green

Reading Time: < 1 minute Today, Greenpeace protesters sprayed green paint at an Air France 777 at Charles de Gaulle Airport. They bypassed the security and got onto the tarmac to paint the aircraft green while wearing vests with a written „greenwashing in progress.“ The organization believes that a substantial reduction in air traffic is needed to stop climate change. […]

Norwegian Will No Longer Fly Boeing 737 MAX

Reading Time: < 1 minute According to an interview with Norwegian’s CFO Geir Karlsen published by E24, Norwegian chooses to drop Boeing 737 MAX and keep Boeing 737NG in its fleet instead. Before the regulators grounded Boeing 737 MAX, Norwegian had already received 18 aircraft of the type. In July 2020, Norwegian reached out to Boeing to cancel the rest […]

The Norwegian Startup Airline Flyr Raised $70 Million in Its IPO

Reading Time: < 1 minute Norwegian startup airline Flyr has raised $70 in an initial public offering (IPO) in Norway. The shares of the startup rose 28% after the IPO. The startup carrier, who will compete with Norwegian Air and SAS, is looking to buy or lease a small fleet, recruit staff and prepare for the airline industry recovery. Flyr […]

United Orders 25 More Boeing 737 MAX Airplanes

Reading Time: < 1 minute United Airlines is buying 25 additional Boeing 737 Max planes as it prepares for a sustained recovery in air travel. “As we plan for the future and the return of demand, we’ve been looking at ways to best position our fleet for the recovery and be in a position to best take advantage of people’s […]

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 […]