Category: Airlines & Airports

First Airbus A330neo Delivered to Hi Fly

Reading Time: 1 minute Hi Fly, the privately-owned Portuguese wet lease specialist operating an exclusive all-Airbus fleet, has taken delivery of a new A330neo on lease from Air Lease Corporation. The aircraft is configured with 371 seats in a two-class layout, with 18 high-comfort lie-flat business class seats and 353 economy seats. All seats are equipped with the latest-generation […]

French Aigle Azur Set to File for Bankruptcy

Reading Time: 1 minute Aigle Azur, the French airline founded 73 years ago, is about to file for bankruptcy. The airline has been placed in receivership and is open to offers from buyers. Even though the airline has entered severe turbulence, operations will continue. Reportedly, such an outcome has followed a dispute with one of shareholders who attempted to […]

KLM to Extend Widebody Fleet with Two More Boeing 777 Aircraft

Reading Time: 1 minute KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, the flag carrier airline of the Netherlands, intends to expand its Boeing 777 fleet by two more 777-300ER aircraft already placed on the order list. The value of the new deal is $751 million at current list prices. In the statement Boeing noted that the order was previously listed as from […]

Uganda Airlines Rises from the Ashes after Nearly 20 Years Break

Reading Time: 1 minute Uganda Airlines, after a nearly 20-years break, has taken into the sky for its initial, although not that initial, flight and restored its name of the national carrier. In 2001 the airline was grounded due to financial problems which lasted for over a decade. Nevertheless, after 18 years, the newly certified airline with two Bombardier […]

Widerøe and Rolls-Royce to Join Forces on Zero-Emissions Aviation

Reading Time: 2 minutes The trend for cleaner aviation continues to develop exceptionally fast. Especially in Norway which has set an ambitious goal for its aviation industry: emission-free domestic aviation by 2040. Thus, Widerøe, Scandinavia’s largest regional airline, and Rolls Royce, industrial technology company, has announced about their plan to launch a joint research program on zero-emissions aviation. The […]

Which Airlines Are Still Flying Iconic Airbus A380?

Reading Time: 7 minutes The Airbus A380. The superjumbo. The giant. The icon of modern aviation. Whatever you call it, it is still world’s biggest commercial aircraft ever built. It is an eye-catching flying object for those not related to aviation. It is a breathtaking experience for ordinary flyers travelling with the A380. It is a spectacular view for […]

British Airways Prepares for Three Days of Pilot Strike in September

Reading Time: 1 minute The British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA) has sent a note to British Airways announcing about the three upcoming days of strike in September: 9th, 10th and 27th. According to BALPA’s statement, British Airways were offered a number of packages that would satisfy pilots and resolve the issues. However, “did not accept any of these packages”. […]

First EgyptAir Airbus A220-300 Completes Its Maiden Flight

Reading Time: 1 minute The first Airbus A220-300 wearing the livery of EgyptAir has performed its maiden test flight from the Mirabel assembly line. It means that the first A220, out of 12 on order, is about to be handed to the airline in the upcoming weeks. Currently, the brand new plane with cabin layout of 134 seats is […]

British Airways Closer to Powering Future Fleet with Sustainable Jet Fuel

Reading Time: 1 minute British Airways is one step closer to powering its future fleet with sustainable jet fuel made from rubbish. Plans have been submitted to develop Europe’s first household and commercial solid-waste to sustainable-fuels plant. Altalto Immingham, a subsidiary of renewable fuels company Velocys and a collaborator with British Airways and Shell, has submitted a planning application […]

Avianca Brasil to Leave Star Alliance in September

Reading Time: 1 minute Avianca Brasil, currently known as a Brazilian airline Ocean Air Linhas Aéreas S/A, headquartered in São Paulo, will exit Star Alliance effective 1 September, 2019. Such move is made in light of several months of bankruptcy protection and the withdrawal of its Air Operator Certificate by ANAC, a Brazilian regulator. The airline joined the alliance […]