Category: Airlines & Airports

Pilot Shortage Issue Opens Up New Possibilities for Locals in Asia

Reading Time: 5 minutes That which promises a bright future for wannabe pilots will conversely prove be a headache for local airlines. In other words, when one loses, the other wins. Rapidly increasing pilot demand in the Asia-Pacific region has opened the window for aspiring airline pilots. Global air traffic is set to double in the next two decades […]

Chile’s SKY Orders 10 A321XLRs to Expand Its International Footprint

Reading Time: 2 minutes SKY, a Chilean-based ultra-low-cost carrier, has signed a Purchase Agreement with Airbus for 10 A321XLRs. The airline will expand its international route network with the new aircraft. The A321XLR is the next evolutionary step in the A320neo/A321neo Family, meeting market requirements for increased range and payload in a single-aisle aircraft. The A321XLR will deliver an […]

Austrian Airlines Aims to Achieve Climate-Neutral Growth as of 2020

Reading Time: 2 minutes Starting in the coming year, Austrian Airlines aims to grow in a CO2 neutral manner. The Austrian national carrier committed itself to achieving this goal within the context of the so-called “CORSIA” agreement. As of 2021, CO2 emissions generated by international air traffic will be compensated by investments in climate protection projects. In the year […]

Qantas Retires Its Legendary Boeing 747 from the US Sky

Reading Time: < 1 minute Qantas, the flag carrier of Australia, has operated the final flight with the iconic Boeing 747 aircraft between Australia mainland US (San Francisco – Sydney). The airline bid the last farewell  with its Boeing 747 ahead of the aircraft retirement in early 2020. The Boeing 747 has been wearing Qantas livery on the flights to […]

United Places Huge Order for 50 Airbus A321XLR Aircraft

Reading Time: < 1 minute United, one of the major airlines in the US, has ordered 50 Airbus A321 Xtra Long Range (XLR) aircraft to expand its transatlantic routes network and replace older aircraft models. The delivery of the first Airbus A321XLR is expected to take place in 2024, while start of international service is scheduled for 2025. “In addition […]

100th Airbus A220 in a Refreshed airBaltic Livery

Reading Time: < 1 minute Airbus has passed a special milestone – production of the 100th Airbus A220-300 aircraft for its customer airBaltic, the Latvian airline. The brand new plane features a new and comfortable cabin layout with 149 seats plus a modernised livery. This was also the special event for airBaltic which at the Airbus aircraft programme’s headquarters in […]

Scandinavia’s SAS Takes Delivery of Its First Airbus A350 XWB

Reading Time: < 1 minute Scandinavian carrier SAS has taken delivery of its first A350-900, becoming the newest operator of this latest generation, highly efficient widebody aircraft. The airline has a total of eight A350-900 aircraft on order and operates an Airbus fleet of 68 aircraft (51 A320 Family, 17 A330 and A340 Family aircraft). In the coming years, as […]

Lufthansa Faces $6.4 Million Penalty For Breaching FAA Regulations

Reading Time: < 1 minute The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) claims that Lufthansa, the flag carrier and largest German airline, was operating unapproved flights to as well as out of San Diego and Philadelphia. Correspondingly, the FAA seeks $6.4 million fine for breaching Federal Aviation Regulations allegedly conducting almost 900 flights into and out of San […]

Wizz Air Named Best Low-Cost Carrier in Europe for 2020

Reading Time: < 1 minute Wizz Air, a Hungarian low-cost airline, has been awarded the title of the best low-cost airline in Europe for 2020. The rating was announced by AirlineRatings.com, the world’s only safety and product rating website. Wizz Air takes this award already the second year in a row. Now, after 15 years of operations, Wizz Air serves […]

Air France Retires Its First Airbus A380

Reading Time: 2 minutes The first out of 10 Airbus A380 operated by Air France has been already returned to the lessor Dr. Peters Group and reached Malta to be stripped of the carrier’s livery. After Singapore Airlines, the French carrier has become the second one to phase this superjumbo jet out of its fleet. Earlier this year Air France […]