Category: Europe

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 […]

Emirates Airbus A380 Back in the Sky with Daily Services

Reading Time: < 1 minute While fleet grounding news comes hard, each ungrounding case adds extra positive sparkles. Finally, after almost three months, Emirates put back into service its iconic Airbus A380 jets. Following the ”inaugural” flight to London Heathrow, the carrier said it will deploy world’s biggest passenger aircraft on the daily Amsterdam service, and add a second daily […]

airBaltic Gets Access to North America Through Icelandair

Reading Time: < 1 minute Gradual airlines’ return to flying is not limited to only restoring same routes. For some carriers now is also the time of new opportunities and beneficial partnerships. One of the latest examples is a codeshare partnership between Icelandair and airBaltic. Through this agreement, both airlines, not belonging to any major airline alliances, expect to secure […]

Airbus Sees Slight Increase in June Aircraft Deliveries

Reading Time: < 1 minute At this time, every improvement, even the tiniest, is worth a great deal. Airbus has reported that it succeeded in handing over 36 commercial aircraft in June 2020. It is 12 planes more than in May, and 22 aircraft more than in April. The trend of increase seems to by steadily positive, although highly impacted […]

Avolon Cancels Order for Additional 27 Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft

Reading Time: < 1 minute Even though Boeing is close to re-certification of its troubled 737 MAX aircraft, the recent series of orders’ termination seems to continue further. This time aircraft leasing company Avolon has announced about the cancellation of commitments for 27 aircraft of the type. This cancellations come in addition to 75 dropped bookings for the 737 MAX […]

Lufthansa Group Cuts 100 Aircraft; Halts Germanwings

Reading Time: < 1 minute The second wave of restructuring measures implemented by the Lufthansa Group has been revealed. Among the key decisions: Group’s fleet reduction by 100 aircraft and suspension of Germanwings operations. Across all its business units, Lufthansa Group confirmed having a calculated personnel surplus of at least 22,000 full-time positions. This includes leadership and administration positions as […]

Air France and HOP! to Cut Over 7,500 Jobs in Three Years

Reading Time: < 1 minute At Air France and HOP! harsh cost-saving measures have also been inevitable. Both carriers are adapting to the new environment with tailored strategic solutions for the upcoming future. Workforce cuts are unavoidable.  In a statement the airline reveals that during three months of the turbulence, its “activity and revenue fell by 95%, and at the […]

ATR Aims to Validate Its Aircraft Type Certification in China

Reading Time: < 1 minute ATR is making efforts to clear way for its aircraft to enter China. The France-based planemaker has announced about the progress of the certification process of the ATR 42-500 with modification 5948, also known as the ATR 42-600, in China. A three-hour certification flight test took off and landed in Toulouse in the beginning of […]

Ryanair and BALPA Agree on 20% Pay Cut for UK Pilots

Reading Time: < 1 minute Ryanair and the British Airline Pilots’ Association (BALPA), a trade union for UK pilots, have reached a four-year agreement on 20% pay reduction (to be restored over four years). Along with salary cuts, under the agreement, accepted by 96% of Ryanair’s UK pilots, come productivity improvements on rosters, flexible working patterns and annual leave to […]

Ryanair Returns with Over 1,000 Daily Flights in July

Reading Time: < 1 minute The beginning of July marked the renewal of air services in many countries and for many operators. For example, low-coster Ryanair has returned to flying with over 1,000 daily flights all across Europe in July. By introducing more flights, Ryanair is placing back on track with almost 90% of its pre-Covid-19 route network. Although frequencies […]