Category: Airlines & Airports

GetJet Airlines Starts Operations in Canadian Market

Reading Time: 2 minutes GetJet Airlines has begun operations in Canada having recently signed a short-term contract with Sunwing Airlines. This marks the airline’s first operations in the Canadian market. Foreign airlines operating in Canada are robustly regulated by Canada’s civil aviation authority, Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA). Airlines must have a Foreign Air Operator Certificate (FAOC) to start […]

S7 Airlines to Retire its Airbus A319 Fleet

Reading Time: 2 minutes In a move to improve the efficiency of its fleet, S7 Airlines, Russia’s largest privately-owned carrier, has started phasing out its Airbus A319 aircraft. One third of its smallest and oldest narrow-bodies will be retired by the end of this year. The first of 18 A319s in the airline’s fleet – the 19-year-old VP-BTT – […]

Fly in Style: Luxurious Boeing 737-500 Refurbishment by KlasJet

Reading Time: 1 minute KlasJet, a European private and business charter carrier is continuing on improving their customer experience. The company is a part of Avia Solutions Group widely known as a provider of the comprehensive aviation services. The Group integrates MRO services & supply chain, pilot & crew training, aviation staff leasing, ground handling & aircraft fueling, aircraft […]

The Immediate Aftermath of Thomas Cook Collapse

Reading Time: 1 minute Last week of September has brought some bad news for thousands of travellers. Especially for nearly 600,000 holidaymakers affected  by Thomas Cook insolvency. Over 150,000 British tourists have been left stranded all over the world. This, in turn, makes the UK deal with the biggest peacetime repatriation in its history. According to the UK Civil […]

20th Airbus A220-300 to airBaltic: Original Order Completed

Reading Time: 1 minute Latvian airline airBaltic on September 21, 2019 in Riga welcomed its 20th Airbus A220-300 jet, registered as YL-AAT, thus finalizing the original Airbus A220-300 order. By the end of 2019, airBaltic plans to have a total of 22 Airbus A220-300 aircraft in its fleet of which two will be already from the additional order that […]

JUST IN | Thomas Cook Collapses Leaving Over 150,000 Stranded

Reading Time: 1 minute Thomas Cook, a British tour operator, has filed for insolvency. After the Company’s stakeholders and proposed new money providers did not succeed in reaching mutual agreement, the company “had no choice but to take steps to enter into compulsory liquidation with immediate effect”. This failure is considered to be the biggest ever of the UK […]

Moscow Sheremetyevo Becomes Russia’s First Three-Runway Airport

Reading Time: 2 minutes The new, third runway of Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport (SVO) welcomed its first regular flight on September 19, making SVO the first major airport in Russia to be equipped with three landing and take-off strips. Runway-3 is located north of the airport’s so-called new Northern Terminal complex (comprising of Terminal B and C1, which is currently […]

French XL Airways Stops Ticket Sales Amid Financial Problems

Reading Time: 1 minute XL Airways, a French airline specializing in long-haul flights, has suspended tickets’ sale reporting financial problems. Yet another European airline on the verge of collapsed. XL Airways operates a fleet of four Airbus A330 widebodies. For some time already the airline has been in search for potential buyers, although unsuccessfully. “Due to its financial difficulties, […]

Virgin Atlantic Eyes up 80 New Heathrow Slots

Reading Time: 2 minutes Virgin Atlantic (Virgin) announced Wednesday, September 18, that it wants to add 80 new routes and 84 destinations to its current network once the third London Heathrow runway is completed, a major increase to its current 19 destinations. While the runway is not scheduled for completion until 2026, for Virgin to acquire the necessary additional […]

NordStar Joins International Air Transport Association

Reading Time: 1 minute Regional air carrier NordStar Airlines has become Russia’s latest member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) global airlines’ grouping. Membership of the worldwide association, which consists of some 300 airlines, will encourage NordStar to adopt the best international practices, introduce the latest technologies and passenger services, benefit from new and established IATA products and […]