Category: Europe

Norwegian Air reports 91% traffic fall

Reading Time: < 1 minute Norwegian Air NORR.OL, which is attempting to secure a second round of financial restructuring, saw a 91% decline in August passenger volume from a year earlier as most of its fleet remained grounded by the coronavirus pandemic. The budget carrier will fly 25-30 of its aircraft in the months ahead, while more than 100 remain […]

Where to Have Boeing 737 MAX Training in Europe?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Lifting Boeing 737 MAX aircraft off the ground, following the rigorous flight tests and re-certification stages, could be eventually spotted. However, prior to planes getting back in the air, what about training for pilots? Before the grounding of these aircraft took place, no separate simulator training for already 737 type-rated pilots was required. After doing […]

Finnair Plans 1,000 Job Cuts and Continues Temporary Layoffs

Reading Time: < 1 minute Finnair starts co-operation negotiations on its plan to reduce up to 1,000 jobs, to make other structural changes and to implement additional temporary layoffs due to the impacts of the corona pandemic. The co-operation negotiations concern approximately 2,800 employees working at Finnair in Finland, and similar processes are conducted in Finnair’s units abroad. Finnair employs […]

Ryanair and Spanish Pilots Agree on a 20% Pay Reduction

Reading Time: < 1 minute Ryanair and the Spanish Union of Airline Pilots (SEPLA) have agreed on a 20% pay reduction restored over 4 years along with productivity improvements on rosters, flexible working patterns and annual leave to minimise Spanish Pilot job losses.  This agreement gives Ryanair a framework to flex its operation during the COVID-19 crisis and a pathway […]

Wizz Air Goes Further with Expansion: News at the Vilnius Base

Reading Time: < 1 minute The marathon of Wizz Air expansion plans is further carrying on. This time the airline has announced about a massive expansion of its Lithuanian operations, adding one new Airbus A320ceo aircraft to the Vilnius base. This will enable the start of five new routes from Vilnius to Birmingham and Liverpool in the United Kingdom, Hamburg […]

airBaltic Reschedules Deliveries of Remaining Airbus A220s

Reading Time: < 1 minute airBaltic has reached an agreement with Airbus on rescheduling deliveries of remaining 28 jets the airline has on order. It will complete the firm order of 50 Airbus A220-300 jets by early 2024. The airline plans to receive three additional Airbus A220-300 aircraft by the end of 2020. airBaltic also holds options for an additional […]

Boeing 737 MAX Scores First Order this Year from Enter Air

Reading Time: < 1 minute Boeing and Enter Air have announced the Polish airline is expanding its commitment to the 737 family with a new order for two 737-8 planes plus options for two more jets. An all-Boeing operator and Poland’s biggest charter carrier, Enter Air began operations in 2010 with a single 737 aeroplane. Today, the airline’s fleet includes […]

airBaltic Grows the Number of Passengers by 251% in July

Reading Time: < 1 minute In July 2020, the Latvian airline airBaltic has carried 151 529 passengers or 251% more passengers during than the previous month from all three Baltic capitals to its network spanning Europe. During July 2020, airBaltic has operated 2 091 flights. The 15-minute flight punctuality indicator for airBaltic during July 2020 reached a level of 97.1%. […]

Ryanair Cuts Capacity in September and October by 20%

Reading Time: < 1 minute Ryanair has announced that it will reduce its flight capacity by 20% during the months of September and October, as forward bookings have notably weakened over the last 10 days, given continuing uncertainty over recent COVID case rates in some EU countries. Ryanair confirmed that most of these cuts would be frequency reductions rather than […]

First of Last British Airways Boeing 747 Leaves the Fleet

Reading Time: < 1 minute British Airways retires its first Boeing 747 since announcing last month that all 31 of its jumbo jets had sadly flown their last commercial services. The Boeing 747-400, registration G-CIVD, departed from London Heathrow on 18 August at 9 am local time under flight number BA9170E after more than 25 magnificent years of flying. British […]