Category: Europe

Wizz Air Receives Its First Airbus A320neo Aircraft

Reading Time: < 1 minute The first Airbus A320neo aircraft under the Hungarian HA-LJA registration has joined the fleet of European low-cost carrier Wizz Air. It is already 122 aircraft in Wizz Air fleet, which consists exclusively of Airbus planes. The A320neo type has been introduced to the fleet of the budget carrier with this recent delivery. “This new aircraft […]

IATA Reports Some Positive Signs of Demand Recovery

Reading Time: < 1 minute After a period of news about deteriorating demand for air travel, a flash of some positive statistics has been reported by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). After hitting bottom in April (the biggest decline in the history of IATA’s traffic series, which dates back to 1990), daily flight totals rose 30% between the low […]

KLM Tests Sustainable Ways to Taxi Aircraft at Schiphol

Reading Time: < 1 minute KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is one of the most active airlines in the world in terms of sustainability. Apart from numerous initiatives to make aviation greener, the airline has recently joined testing of sustainable ways to taxi aircraft at Schiphol. The object of innovative tests is a Taxibot – “a hybrid towing vehicle which, unlike […]

Breaking Stereotypes: Who Was World’s First Flight Attendant?

Reading Time: < 1 minute The most common stereotype in aviation: pilot’s profession is only for men, whereas flight attendant’s job – only for women. Nevertheless, these are only popular stereotypes. Did you know that world’s first flight attendant was a man – Heinrich Kubis from Germany (according to Guinness World Records). Kubis started attending to passengers in March 1912. It […]

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 […]

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. […]