Category: Airlines & Airports

Will Qantas Launch New World’s Longest Flight?

Reading Time: 2 minutes The “Project Sunrise”. It is the name of the project aimed at a possibility of launching a new longest commercial flight in the world. The initiative comes from Qantas, the flag carrier of Australia, for the London-Sydney route. In case plans become a reality, it would take 10,000+ nautical miles (18,520+ km) and 20+ hours […]

Ryanair VS British Airline Pilots Association: Will a Strike Take Place?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Following an industrial action ballot the British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA) announced about two strike dates for UK-based Ryanair pilots. The first two-day strike is set for 22-23 August, while the second three-day strike is planned on 2-4 September. According to BALPA, strike actions come as a result of Ryanair’s inability to understand how to […]

Ryanair Plans Hundreds of Pilot and Cabin Crew Job Cuts

Reading Time: 1 minute Ryanair, an Irish low-cost carrier, has warned about upcoming job cuts mainly amid falling earnings, delayed deliveries of still grounded Boeing 737 MAX aircraft and ongoing Brexit uncertainties. Just recently Ryanair announced a 21% drop in quarterly earnings which happened due to higher fuel costs, faltering economies and a fare war. Last month the carrier […]

Air Seychelles Takes Delivery of Africa’s First A320neo

Reading Time: 1 minute Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, has taken delivery of Africa’s first A320neo on lease from CDB Aviation, becoming the first African airline to operate the A320neo aircraft. The new aircraft will allow Air Seychelles to increase capacity on its network, while delivering significant fuel savings and reducing the airlines’ operating […]

How Your Heavy Coat Can Cut Airline’s Profit?

Reading Time: 2 minutes It is a well known fact that aviation business is an expensive pleasure. In order not to lose their space in the market by constantly increasing ticket prices, airlines take a different route and shift their focus on reducing operational costs to increase their profit. Probably the best known example of incredible savings achieved by […]

Air France-KLM Commits for 60 Brand New Airbus A220

Reading Time: 1 minute Air France plans to supplement the fleet with 60 brand new Airbus A220 aircraft. While adding new planes, the carrier will be phasing the biggest Airbus commercial planes, A380, out of the fleet. “This aircraft demonstrates optimum operational and economic efficiency and enables us to further improve our environment footprint thanks to the A220’s low […]

British Airways Welcomes Its First Airbus A350-1000

Reading Time: 1 minute British Airways, the flag carrier airline of the United Kingdom, has finally welcomed its first out of 18 Airbus A350-1000 aircraft. The plane which arrived at the airline’s hub at London Heathrow, makes British Airways the first within the International Airlines Group (IAG) to operate this type. Prior to deploying the widebody aircraft for long-haul […]

Aer Lingus Receives First Airbus A321 LR Aircraft

Reading Time: 1 minute Aer Lingus, the flag carrier airline of Ireland and the second-largest airline in the country after Ryanair, took the delivery of its first Airbus A321neo Long Range aircraft from the Air Lease Corporation (ALC). The A321neo LR is powered by LEAP CFM engines and configured in a two class layout with 16 business and 168 […]

Kazakhstan Start-Up Launches Ilyushin IL-18 Cargo Operations

Reading Time: 2 minutes Kazakhstan start-up airline IrMa Air Service launched specialist airfreight services in mid-July, using an Ilyushin IL-18 four-engined veteran turboprop. The aircraft is registered under the flag of private East Wing airline and whereas that carrier focuses on air ambulance services, IrMa Air Service, having commercial rights to the aircraft, supplies goods to Iran, primarily chilled […]

Aeroflot Looks at Acquiring Airliners with 400-Plus Seats

Reading Time: 1 minute Aeroflot is planning to acquire long-range wide-body aircraft with a capacity of more than 400 seats. According to documents posted on a procurement portal, Russia’s prime carrier will, on a competitive basis, select a consultant tasked with determining the optimal type of future wide-bodied airliners for Russia’s flagship airline. Currently, the only aircraft types operated […]