Category: AIRLINES & AIRPORTS

Crisis Through the Eyes of Experienced Pilots: Stay Positive

Reading Time: 7 minutes Aviation is going through another ‘first’ as it is in its worst crisis ever. The recent turbulence caused by the coronavirus pandemic is still impossible to measure; its medium- and long-term impacts either. There is neither a well-trodden recovery path to follow, nor a similar global situation to refer to. Nevertheless, the situation is not […]

Avion Express Malta Obtains FAA Approval to Fly to/from the US

Reading Time: < 1 minute Avion Express Malta has reached another landmark in its development – the company obtained the Part 129 Operation Specification approval, issued by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), to conduct passenger flights to and from the United States. The Maltese company will now be able to make wet-lease agreements with companies throughout North America. In order to […]

Rising Airline Industry’s Debt: Threat of Possible Failures

Reading Time: < 1 minute Financial aid and support to airlines is currently vitally important for the airlines, and the industry, to begin recovering after the pandemic. Airlines have received over $120 billion in financial assistance from governments.  Nevertheless, there are two sides of the same coin. With a financial help also grows the airline industry’s global debt. According to […]

Air New Zealand Grounds 777s, Defers A321neo Deliveries

Reading Time: 2 minutes The crisis provoked by the coronavirus pandemic affects even the strongest. Air New Zealand is working through different ways to save cash and minimize costs. The airline made a solid start to 2020 and right upon the beginning of the pandemic in March had short-term liquidity of more than $1 billion. On 25 May, 2020, […]

Coronavirus Sends Another Airline into Bankruptcy: LATAM

Reading Time: < 1 minute Yet another major airline files for bankruptcy over collapse in demand and difficulties in financial survival: LATAM Airlines Group, the biggest airline in Latin America, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The airline said in a statement that the process will not affect its operations, employees and cargo flights. “We are looking ahead to a […]

easyJet to Resume Flights from 21 European Airports in June

Reading Time: < 1 minute easyJet has announced about its plans to restart a small number of mainly domestic flights, from 21 European airports from 15 June. Services will be operating from London Gatwick, Bristol, Birmingham, Liverpool, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Belfast, and Isle of Man in the UK. In addition, flying will resume in France from Nice, Paris Charles […]

Emirates to Review Orders for Airbus A380: Final Blow Near?

Reading Time: < 1 minute There is a high possibility that the end of Airbus A380 era is closer than expected. Together with the news about Air France’s immediate retirement of the type, some doubts from the biggest customer have emerged as well. Currently, Emirates has a fleet of 115 double-deckers and hold eight remaining A80s on order. According to […]

Air France Retires All Airbus A380 with Immediate Effect

Reading Time: 2 minutes In face of the crisis, some decisions and changes are introduced unexpectedly and ahead of initial plans. This is the case of Airbus A380 fleet operated by Air France. The airline has announced that nine A380 planes will remain grounded due to the reduced demand and will no longer perform commercial flights for the carrier. […]

Restructured Norwegian Secures Much-Needed State Loan

Reading Time: < 1 minute It seems that the most severe turbulence for Norwegian is over. After a few chaotic days, Norwegian has announced that it has a range of new owners, it has completed the restructuring and it has secured 2.7 billion crown ($271 million) governmental support. Norwegian had been battling with financial issues for several years. In 2020, […]

Ryanair Group Warns of Possible Lauda’s Vienna Base Closure

Reading Time: < 1 minute Last week Ryanair’s CEO revealed about potential Lauda’s switch from all-Airbus to all-Boeing fleet, whereas this week the company has said that there is a possibility of Lauda’s Vienna base closure. In a statement, Ryanair Group provided that in the fiscal year 2020 Lauda underperformed with fares lower than expected. This happened because of fierce […]