Category: GENERAL AVIATION

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IATA: All Domestic Markets Report Improvement except Brazil and India

Reading Time: < 1 minute The International Air Transport Association (IATA) confirmed that domestic travel demand improved in April 2021 compared to the previous month. Nonetheless, it remained well below pre-pandemic levels, while recovery in international passenger travel continued to be at a standstill. Total air travel demand in April 2021 was down 65.4% compared to April 2019. It was […]

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European Leaders Recommend Airlines Stop Flying Over Belarus

Reading Time: 2 minutes The leaders of the EU countries prepared to bring in action sanctions on Belarus and cut off its aviation links on Monday, furious after it scrambled a warplane to intercept a Ryanair aircraft and arrest a dissident journalist Roman Protasevich, an act one official denounced as ‘state piracy’.  U.S. President Joe Biden on Monday condemned […]

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Europe threaten to ban air traffic over Belarus after “state piracy”

Reading Time: 2 minutes European leaders threatened on Monday to limit international air traffic over Belarus and possibly restrict its ground transport, after a Ryanair passenger plane was forced to land in an incident denounced by Western countries as “state piracy”, informs Reuters. Western leaders reached for the strongest language to condemn Sunday’s incident, in which a Belarusian warplane […]

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FAA warns about growing cases of unruly, dangerous passengers

Reading Time: 2 minutes The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said on Monday that airlines have referred approximately 1,300 unruly-passenger reports since February and the agency has identified potential violations in about 260 cases, according to Reuters. In March, FAA Administrator Steve Dickson said he would indefinitely extend a “zero tolerance policy” on unruly air passengers first imposed in […]

5 Myths About a Pilot Job

Reading Time: 5 minutes Consciously or not, people sometimes spread disinformation or, simply put, – rumors. They are about lots of things, including a pilot job. There is nothing wrong with having discussions – it’s even commendable. However, sometimes excessive reliance on the stories of others or their own imagination but not robust knowledge results in people not making […]

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Berlin Tegel is Officially No Longer an Airport

Reading Time: < 1 minute Although Berlin Tegel Airport stopped flights half a year ago, officially, it lost its airport status on Wednesday at midnight. For half a year, pilots were still allowed to switch to Tegel Airport if necessary. However, it was not used for flights in recent months but served as one of six vaccination centres in Berlin. […]

Thai Airlines
Thailand Decided to Extend Tax Cut for Jet Fuel Until 2022

Reading Time: < 1 minute Thailand extends tax cuts for aircraft fuel until 31st December 2021 to help airlines stay afloat as travel remains decimated. The tax for jet fuel was reduced in February last year – from 4.726 baht/liter ($0.15/l) to just 0.2 baht/liter ($0.0064/l) to aid the airline industry hit hard by the pandemic. The reduction had to […]

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IATA Says Proof of Covid-19 Vaccination Should Be Temporary

Reading Time: < 1 minute According to the new head of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), travel restrictions that require proof of Covid-19 vaccination or negative test results should be lifted once the pandemic is under control. “These are measures that may be necessary as temporary arrangements while we go through this crisis, but once we’re through it, we […]

US Government Plans to Invest $25 billion into Airport Infrastructure
US Government Plans to Invest $25 billion into Airport Infrastructure

Reading Time: < 1 minute US President Joseph Biden has introduced a new American Jobs Plan containing $25 billion in funding to support and develop its airport infrastructure. The provisional huge $25 billion airport investment is a part of a broader scheme under which $2.3 trillion would be divided between investing in public transport, removing lead piping, cleaning port pollution, repairing bridges, […]

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Vietnam Airlines Expects Approval to Operate Direct Flights to the US

Reading Time: < 1 minute Vietnam Airlines is waiting for the US government approval to operate direct flights to the US. The flights would serve the repatriation needs of the Vietnamese. Vietnam Airlines has previously operated 12 repatriation flights, and now it sees demand for regular direct flights to be scheduled. The plan has been approved by the Board of […]