Category: AIRLINES & AIRPORTS

Lawyers Urge Ethiopian to Reject the Financial Offer by Boeing

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Seattle Times has reported that American lawyers for Ethiopian Airlines advise the airline not to accept the proposed compensation offer. Boeing offers $500 million to $600 million, a large portion of which is not cash. The attorneys call the settling “financially disastrous” and suggest the airline sues Boeing for the damages. According to the […]

Qatar Airways Strengthens Its Partnership with Iberia

Reading Time: < 1 minute Qatar Airways has today announced that it is strengthening its partnership with the Spanish Airline Iberia. As a result of the signed agreement, Qatar Airways customers will benefit from 40 more connections via Iberia codeshare flights. Qatar Airways passengers will now be able to travel to and from Brazil, Chile, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Senegal. […]

IAG Acquires Air Europa for €500 Million

Reading Time: < 1 minute Today International Airlines Group (IAG) and Globalia have announced that specific points in the original acquisition agreement between Iberia and Air Europa have been amended. The deal was made in November 2019, under which Iberia would be getting the entire share capital of Air Europa. Iberia will have to pay €500 million to Air Europa, […]

Europe Will Allow Boing 737 MAX to Fly From Next Week

Reading Time: < 1 minute According to Patrick Ky, the head of Europe’s aviation regulatory body EASA, Boing 737 MAX will be cleared for flights in Europe next week.  The aircraft’s resumption will be subject to meeting mandatory requirements for changes to the aircraft flight control system and pilot training specified in the agency’s directive.  “It will be cleared to […]

Canada Returns Boeing 737 MAX on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021

Reading Time: < 1 minute Canadian officials have reported they would fully lift the ban to operate Boeing 737 MAX on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. Transport Canada said the aircraft would be permitted to fly if it meets the Airworthiness Directive’s safety criteria published in December. The Canadian Airworthiness Directive containing information about the changes required to be made to […]

The UK Suspends All Travel Corridors over New Covid-19 Variants

Reading Time: < 1 minute The UK’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that from 4 am Monday, January 18, 2021, arrivals to the UK from any country will have to quarantine. All countries have been removed from the quarantine-free list, seeking to prevent new mutations from entering the country. Under the new policy, testing negative in no more than […]

Norwegian Airlines Switches to Short Haul Operation

Reading Time: < 1 minute As part of its restructuring process, Norwegian Airlines will switch from long haul operation to short haul. The airline is taking this move trying to overcome the damaging pandemic’s effect and pay back its debts. “Our short haul network has always been the backbone of Norwegian and will form the basis of a future resilient […]

Airlines’ Cabin Crew to Help With Vaccine Rollout in the UK

Reading Time: < 1 minute The low-cost airlines easyJet and Virgin have joined the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) to support its Covid-19 vaccination program. The UK is currently into the third lockdown due to a new, highly transmissible variant of the virus gaining momentum. Most crew members are now furloughed, therefore they can efficiently use their time helping with […]

Which Airlines Will Fly Boeing 737 MAX After Ungrounding?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Many airlines worldwide used to have trust in Boeing 737 MAX when it was first launched, and many have regained it after the long recertification process. The catastrophes during which 346 people died made Boing ground all 737 MAX fleet globally and go through a radical shake-up. The flaws in the anti-stall system have been […]

The Sriwijaya Boeing 737-500 Crash – 62 People Were on Board

Reading Time: < 1 minute On Sunday, January 10, an Indonesian jetliner Sriwijaya Air, with 62 people on board, crashed into the Java Sea minutes after its takeoff. The last contact with the crew of the SJY182 flight was at 2:40 p.m. local time, 11 nautical miles north of Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta International Airport. As we can trace it from the […]