Category: AIRLINES & AIRPORTS

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 […]

QANTAS Celebrates 100th Anniversary

Reading Time: 2 minutes Precisely 100 years ago, on this day (November 16th, 1920), the flagship Australian carrier was established by two veterans of the Australian Flying Corps, Hudson Fysh and Paul McGinness, together with local rancher Fergus McMaster. QANTAS (Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services) appeared 17 years after the Wright Brothers’ first flight, two years after World War […]

Air Canada Cancels 40% of Orders For Boeing 737 MAX and Airbus A220 Jets

Reading Time: < 1 minute Air Canada will cancel some of its orders for Boeing 737 MAX and Airbus A220 jets trying to mitigate the losses it faced due to Covid-19. The number of canceled orders represents 40% of the company’s total deliveries. This uneasy step announced during Air Canada’s earnings call on Monday is inevitable as the company’s losses […]

A Big Change in Etihad Airways Top Management Team

Reading Time: < 1 minute On Sunday, November 8th, Etihad Airways announced they would be introducing a major change to their senior leadership team, pursuing the aim to re-position themselves as a mid-sized carrier with leaner and flatter processes in place. The accrued losses associated with the wake of COVID-19 have served as the basis for the new operational structure’s […]

Government rejects financial support for Norwegian Air

Reading Time: < 1 minute Norwegian Air Shuttle admitted it was facing a “very uncertain” future after the government refrained from providing the second rescue package. Norwegian is deeply disappointed and thinks the decision is unfair because the popular low-cost carrier employing more than 2000 employees has brought billions to the economy. Norwegian’s CEO Jacob Schram called the incident “a […]