Category: GENERAL AVIATION

Vietnamese Airlines Request Over $1bn Bailout Package

Reading Time: < 1 minute According to the Hanoitimes, Vietnam Aviation Business Association (VABA) has proposed the government to provide a credit aid package of VND25-27 trillion ($1.07-1.16 billion) to support the aviation industry that the Covid-19 pandemic has seriously impacted. VABA claims that the government support would improve enterprises’ financial state. To further facilitate this, the government should consider […]

IATA: 2020 Was the Worst Year in History for Air Travel Demand

Reading Time: < 1 minute The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced full-year global passenger traffic results, revealing revenue passenger kilometers (RPKs) fell by 65.9% because of the pandemic spread. It is the sharpest ever air travel decline in commercial aviation history. In 2020, international passenger demand was 75.6% below 2019 levels. Capacity (measured in revenue passenger kilometers) reduced 68.1% […]

Norwegian Air Prepares To Return Its Leased Aircraft

Reading Time: < 1 minute Norwegian Air Shuttle (NAS) has started moving some of its aircraft from Scandinavian bases to Shannon Airport in Ireland as part of the new restructuring procedure. The pandemic has intensified the financial struggles faced by NAS, so in addition to the ongoing examinership process in Ireland, the airline has now filed for reconstruction under Norwegian […]

EU Plans To Cancel Freeze Of Airport Slots

Reading Time: < 1 minute As Reuters has reported, the EU has already started discussions on gradually lifting the airport slot freeze policy introduced at the beginning of the pandemic. When the crisis hit, what had always been known as a “use-it-or-lose-it” rule was temporarily waved to aid airlines that could no longer use the required 80% of their slots. […]

New Zealand Creates A Travel Bubble With Australia

Reading Time: < 1 minute New Zealand has announced that it will establish a travel bubble with neighboring Australia in Q1 of 2021. The idea behind it is that there will be a free travel corridor not requiring people to quarantine after crossing any of these countries’ borders. In October, Australia waved the quarantine requirement for Kiwis, but New Zealand […]

The EU Updated Its List Of Banned Airlines

Reading Time: < 1 minute According to the latest list of banned airlines released by the EU on December 8th, 96 airlines from 22 countries are prohibited from flying over or into the EU to keep the European skies safe. Among the blacklisted airlines are all carriers under the oversight of Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Armenia, Libya, and Nepal. Below are some […]

Air France
Air France And SNCF Extend Their “Train + Air” Service

Reading Time: < 1 minute Air France airlines and a national rail operator SNCF start offering a new route, between Bordeaux Saint-Jean station and Paris-Orly airport, as part of their joint “Train + Air” service. The connections will also be available to the entire international Air France network on departure from Paris-Orly airport, e.g., to Cayenne, Fort-de-France, and Saint-Denis de […]

American Airlines – The First To Resume Flights On Boeing 737 MAX

Reading Time: < 1 minute After the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued its approval to unground Boeing 737 MAX on November 18th, American Airlines announces to begin with non-commercial flights in early December before the official Boeing 737 MAX return to service date. A letter published on the airline website expressed its view on Boeing 737 MAX recertification and outlined […]

Istanbul Airport Ranked Best In Europe By Digital Transformation

Reading Time: < 1 minute Istanbul Airport was given the “Digital Transformation Award” at the 16th ACI Europe Awards ceremony held in Brussels on November 17th, 2020, initiated by the Airports’ Council International (ACI). Digitalization of all processes and technological innovations, carefully considered and integrated during the design stage, made Istanbul Airport one of the “smartest” airports globally and the […]

England reduces quarantine period to 5 days from Mid-December

Reading Time: < 1 minute British authorities have cut the quarantine requirement to 5 days upon arrival to the country. The new order is becoming effective on December 15th and will only be applicable for those who test negative for Covid-19. Travelers coming to England from countries not on the government’s “quarantine free list” will be able to spend only […]