Category: AIRLINES & AIRPORTS

Alitalia
Alitalia Will Get €40m Aid from European Commission

Reading Time: < 1 minute The European Commission has announced recently that the struggling Alitalia will be getting a financial support package worth €39.7 million. This move will compensate the carrier for the damages suffered due to the coronavirus outbreak between 1 March and 30 April 2021. The Commission explained its decision: “The restrictions put in place in Italy and […]

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LOT Polish Airlines Launches Kraków-New York Route

Reading Time: < 1 minute Although currently, it is not common to launch new long-haul routes among airlines, LOT Polish Airlines has been an exception. It restarted the route from Kraków to New York JFK after an absence of 13 years. The first flight to JFK began on June 26th using a Boeing 787-8. The route operates once-weekly until the […]

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Brussels Airlines Will Take Delivery of 3 New A320 in 2023

Reading Time: < 1 minute Brussels Airlines has recently announced it will be taking delivery of three Airbus A320neo aircraft in 2023. The new aircraft that will modernize the carrier’s fleet will also help it with the CO2 emissions reduction. The airline aims to reduce its CO2 emissions by 50% by 2030 and become CO2 neutral by 2050.  Peter Gerber, […]

Chengdu Tianfu International Airport Opens To Flights
China’s Latest Mega-Airport is Now Open

Reading Time: < 1 minute China’s Chengdu Tianfu International Airport has officially started its operations. Its inaugural flight was operated by Sichuan Airlines, which took off at 11:10 a.m. on Sunday, bound for Beijing. Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province, has become the third city to have two international airports, joining Shanghai and Beijing. Tianfu is the largest civil transport […]

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United Airlines Receives Delivery of Its First Boeing 737 MAX 8

Reading Time: < 1 minute On the weekend, United Airlines received the first Boeing 737 MAX 8 out of the 40 ordered, weeks before its mid-summer flights on the type start. The Boeing 737 MAX 8 registered as N27251 departed Seattle’s Boeing Field (BFI) on Sunday, June 27 and landed at New York’s Newark Airport (EWR) around 17:30 local time. […]

Air France
Air France Ups Its Rail Connection Services

Reading Time: < 1 minute As of June 21, 2021, Air France offers 7 additional routes under a combined „Train +Air“ program that it implements together with SNCF French Railways. The new routes will be the following: between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Aix-en-Provence TGV, Bordeaux Saint-Jean, Marseille Saint-Charles and Montpellier Saint-Roch; between Paris-Orly (via Massy TGV station) and Avignon TGV, […]

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LOT Polish Airlines Plans Intra-Europe 787 Dreamliner Flights

Reading Time: < 1 minute LOT Polish Airlines has scheduled Boeing 787 flights from Warsaw to Athens and Heraklion in Greece to respond to the growing air travel demand. The Polish flag carrier says this is a “unique opportunity” for everyone to fly a Boeing 787 on short-haul routes. To Athens, the airline will operate the wide-body aircraft on Sundays […]

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Vietnam Airlines Approved to Perform US Repatriation Flights

Reading Time: < 1 minute As VnExpress reports, Vietnam Airlines has received permission to complete 12 repatriation flights to the US this year. The flights will start on June 22nd – the carrier will fly from Hanoi to Washington DC with a stop in Alaska. Airbus A350s and Boeing 787s in the airline’s fleet will be used for these flights. […]

Air France
Air France Plans Operating Capacity of 65% of 2019’s Level

Reading Time: < 1 minute Air France said that it plans to operate at 65% capacity of 2019’s level in July and August, compared to 40% in May. This summer, it will serve almost 200 destinations worldwide, including more than 110 destinations in its home country, Europe and North Africa. Air France will operate 81 seasonal routes (including 23 new […]

Southwest Airlines
Southwest Has Increased Its Boeing 737 MAX 7 Order by 34

Reading Time: < 1 minute According to a recent regulatory filing, Southwest Airlines has increased its Boeing 737 MAX 7 order by 34 aircraft, bringing the total order book for that airplane to 234 units. The airline said it would exercise options to increase its Boeing 737 MAX 7 order by 34 planes. Before making a move, Southwest had 350 […]