Category: AIRLINES & AIRPORTS

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 […]

British Airways Closes Lounges in London Heathrow Due To UK Lockdown

Reading Time: < 1 minute Following the UK government announcement of a ban on non-essential travel during a four-week national lockdown period, British Airways are closing all their lounges at London Heathrow airport from 5 November. UK Government legislation does not officially communicate a mandatory requirement to keep the lounges closed; hence, concerns about the passengers’ safety might be the […]

Thai Airways Launches “A Flight To Nowhere” For Religious Worshippers

Reading Time: < 1 minute Thai Airways International has launched a special flight for those who would like to pray on board. The idea is to complete a one-off flight as a part of the “Thai Magical Flying Experience” Campaign to over 99 of the holiest Buddhist religious sites. This flight, which is taking place on November 30, is also […]

Volotea: Shift to Domestic Market Increases Number of Passengers

Reading Time: < 1 minute Since passengers show interest in short-haul travel in the context of the pandemic, Volotea has made a strategic decision to focus on domestic markets which yielded good results.   The European carrier reported a 90% seat load factor in the third quarter, 7 points down on the same period in 2019. In the third quarter, […]

AirBaltic plans 40 destinations this winter

Reading Time: < 1 minute During this winter season, airBaltic plans to connect Riga with 40 destinations across its network. The airline is offering flights to major European business hubs and a small selection of leisure and skiing destinations. The planned winter schedule includes such skiing destinations as Kittila, Munich, Vienna, Salzburg, Zurich, Geneva, Milan and Verona among others. In […]

British Airways Boeing 747 to Become Film and TV Set

Reading Time: 2 minutes A British Airways 747 will today depart for Dunsfold Aerodrome where it will begin its new life as a TV and film set. The aircraft, registration G-CIVW, will land at Dunsfold Aerodrome in Surrey. In July, the British airline announced that it was grounding its fleet of 747s following the damaging impact that the Covid-19 […]

One Step Left Before Berlin’s New Airport Opening

Reading Time: 2 minutes Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER) has undergone all preparations for successful commissioning. All permits have been granted, all processes have been tested extensively and the airport is prepared for the opening  on 31st October. BER was originally supposed to open in March 2011, the first of 10 planned starting dates that thus far have expired. Its […]

Singapore Air’s A380 Restaurant Bookings Sold Out in 30 Minutes

Reading Time: 2 minutes National carrier Singapore Airlines (SIA) introduced in September a dining experience on the grounded Airbus A380 sold out within half an hour of being released. Aviation enthusiasts who missed out on this pre-booking option to be delighted by the news that the airline has now added more dates to its exclusive dining experience. SIA’s double-decker […]

Malaysia Airlines is Prepared to Shut Down

Reading Time: < 1 minute Malaysia Airlines is prepared to shut down if ongoing talks with lessors about a restructuring plan fail, The Edge Malaysia cited the national carrier’s chief executive officer as saying, according to Bloomberg. Reuters reported on Friday that a group of lessors rejected the restructuring plan put forward by Malaysia Airlines, citing people familiar with the […]

Algeria Plans to Set up New Domestic Carrier

Reading Time: < 1 minute Algeria’s government announced plans to set up a new company for domestic flights. According to the Ministry of Transport, the establishment of the new domestic carrier will ease pressure on state carrier Air Algerie which will focus on international flights. The announcement came after authorities said in August they would allow the private sector to […]