Category: Europe

airBaltic Introduces Temporary Change of Flight Destination Policy

Reading Time: < 1 minute To provide additional flexibility to its customers, Latvian airline airBaltic has introduced a new temporary policy, by allowing passengers, whose flights have been cancelled less than 14 days before planned departure due to changing travel restrictions, to change the planned destination without any additional charge. “Throughout the last few months we have taken various steps […]

ATPL vs CPL: Differences Between Two Pilot Training Pathways

Reading Time: 4 minutes Study options and choice of studies is usually a process involving in-depth research, isn’t it? Most probably former students will nod in agreement, while future students could keep it as a useful tip. Especially, the choice could be difficult when two similar programs, offering the same final result, are at your disposal. This is the […]

New Pilot Training Centre in Spain to Have Boeing 737 MAX FFS

Reading Time: 2 minutes BAA Training, one of the TOP 3 biggest independent aviation training centres in Europe, is going forward with expansion in Spain. A global aviation training provider is establishing a 5300-square-meter training center near Barcelona–El Prat Josep Tarradellas Airport. Notably, the new facility will become a home to Boeing 737 NG, Airbus A320ceo/neo and a new […]

Future of Air Travel – What Will Flying Look Like Post COVID-19?

Reading Time: 5 minutes The COVID-19 pandemic has changed everyone’s lives in one way or another. Aside from spending weeks or even months in lockdown, there will also be long-term consequences, and changes to the way we travel. As the borders are slowly reopening and restrictions are lifting, millions of people are starting to look at holidays abroad once […]

IATA Confirms: Global Passenger Traffic to Recover Only in 2024

Reading Time: < 1 minute As the recent trends indicate, recovery of aviation would be more troublesome and would take longer than had been expected. The fears have been also confirmed by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Following the slower-than-expected recovery in June, 2020, when measures in RPK, fell 86.5% compared to the year-ago period (slightly improved from a […]

TAP Air Portugal to Restore 40% of Operations in September

Reading Time: < 1 minute TAP Air Portugal expects to restore 40 per cent of its pre-coronavirus operations in September. This equals to close to 700 round-trip flights per week for a total of 76 routes. In August, the carrier plans to perform nearly 500 round-trip flights per week for a total of 66 routes. These include 18 weekly flights […]

Biggest Fear of Ryanair: Second Wave of the Coronavirus Cases

Reading Time: < 1 minute Ryanair has revealed its Q1 2020 results showing a net loss of €185 million. In comparison with a net profit of €243 million in the same period last year, the damage of the pandemic is already becoming obvious. Through the 35-year history, Ryanair says the Q2 of 2020 was the most challenging, the coronavirus pandemic […]

Eighth Diamond Aircraft Reaches airBaltic Pilot Academy

Reading Time: < 1 minute airBaltic Pilot Academy has announced about the expansion of the training fleet with already the eighth Diamond Aircraft. The delivery followed certification to establish an Authorized Service Centre for Diamond Aircraft at its base in Liepaja International Airport. The training provider expects to receive additional two single-engine DA40 NG training aircraft from Diamond Aircraft in […]

Airbus Begins Sustainable Aircraft Deliveries from Hamburg Site

Reading Time: < 1 minute Yet another milestone in a sustainable future of aviation. Airbus has begun aircraft deliveries by doing sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) flights to customers location from its Hamburg, Germany, site. The first delivery of this kind has already took place. Airbus handed over two brand new A321LR on lease from AerCap to Air Transat using a […]

Sad Farewell: British Airways to Retire Entire Boeing 747 Fleet

Reading Time: < 1 minute Prior to the crisis, British Airways was world’s largest operator of Boeing 747 ”Queen of the Skies”. However, the aircraft type has become a victim of the coronavirus pandemic. In light of the decreased demand for air travel, the airline announced it is about to retire its entire fleet of superjumbos with immediate effect. “It […]