Category: Airlines & Airports

Norwegian Cuts Some Transatlantic Routes Due to 737 MAX Grounding

Reading Time: 2 minutes Norwegian, a low-cost airline and the largest carrier in Norway, is cutting six transatlantic routes from Dublin, Cork and Shannon to the US and Canada effective 15 September, 2019. The airline has 18 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft which should have been used on transatlantic flights. With new single-aisle planes of longer range the airline was strongly […]

Global ACMI Will Reach $7.07 Billion by 2025

Reading Time: 2 minutes Just until recently wet leasing was considered a way to solve short term problems like seasonal volumes, maintenance checks, groundings, etc. Lately, though, long-term wet leasing from third parties has grown considerably in Europe. Aviation’s ACMI global market revenue is projected to reach over USD 7.07 B by 2025, the ACMI business model has become […]

Older Boeing Aircraft Types on Peak Demand Amid 737 MAX Crisis

Reading Time: 4 minutes Boeing 737 MAX crisis has already turned into a global problem resulting in lost revenues, disruptions in air travel as well as growing lack of trust in aviation safety in general. There are a lot of angles to monitor this situation from. From the Boeing company’s perspective, these are enormous efforts to return grounded aircraft […]

Hong Kong International Airport Cancels All Flights

Reading Time: 1 minute On Monday, 12th August, all departures from Hong Kong International Airport have been cancelled amid thousands of anti-government protesters who occupied the airport. “Airport operations at Hong Kong International Airport have been seriously disrupted, all flights have been cancelled”, this is the statement published on the official website of one of the busiest airports in […]

First A330neo Supplements AirAsia Fleet

Reading Time: 1 minute AirAsia has received its first Airbus A330neo aircraft through the leasing company Avolon. The new widebody will be operated by AirAsia X Thailand, a long-haul affiliate of AirAsia. According to Airbus, one more aircraft of this type is scheduled to be delivered to the airline by the end of this year. The statement says that […]

Special Liveries of airBaltic Airbus A220 Aircraft. Why?

Reading Time: 2 minutes From now on residents of the three Baltic states are likely to spot up in the air three airBaltic Airbus A220-300 in very special liveries: each of the aircraft is dedicated to one of the Baltic states carrying the colours of their flags. The last one to join the team was the Airbus A220-300 aircraft […]

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 […]