Category: Europe

Finnair Will Get A 400€ Million Government Loan

Reading Time: < 1 minute As Finnair reported on Wednesday, it plans to receive an unsecured hybrid loan of up to 400€ million ($486 million). This financial aid, subject to EU Commission approval, should help the airline get through the challenging times of the pandemic. Tytti Tuppurainen, the minister responsible for state ownership policies, said, “The state is committed to […]

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 […]

Ryanair Is Purchasing 75 More Boeing 737 MAX Jets

Reading Time: < 1 minute Europe’s biggest short-haul airline Ryanair has placed an order for 75 additional Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, raising the total number of pending deliveries from 135 to 210. So far, it is the largest order since the jet’s grounding in 2019. Ryanair, which is receiving its new aircraft between spring 2021 and winter 2024, says that […]

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 […]

Poland approves the program for Solidarity Transport Hub

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Polish government approved the scheme for the first stage of Solidarity Transport Hub (STH), a new transport project aimed to improve the connection between Warsaw and Łódź.  This ambitious plan will bring together air, rail, and transport. The central airport for Poland, a transfer hub for Central and Eastern Europe, and a network of […]

Ryanair’s CEO Predicts Pre-Covid Passenger Numbers In 2021

Reading Time: < 1 minute According to Ryanair’s forecasts, the passenger numbers will be close to their pre-Covid levels by summer 2021. Such an affirmation contradicts the prevailing industry’s opinion that it will take several years for the traffic to get back to normal. “There’s going to be an enormous snapback on travel demand … Mrs. O’Leary is very keen […]

EASA is about to lift Boeing 737 MAX grounding in January

Reading Time: 2 minutes The European Safety Agency’s (EASA) top regulator has announced the Boeing 737 MAX can be back to the skies “sometime in January,” according to Reuters. On November 18th, the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) was the first to lift the Boeing 737 MAX , ban put into effect in March 2019 after two deadly crashes that […]

Norwegian files for bankruptcy protection

Reading Time: < 1 minute The pandemic has not been kind to Norwegian Air. Trying to reduce its debt, it has entered into the process called “examinership” after the Norwegian government refused to provide further aid to the airline. The reorganization process will be reviewed in the Irish court because the major part of its fleet is held in Ireland, […]

BAA Training to provide flight training for ENAC

Reading Time: 2 minutes BAA Training becomes the first ENAC‘s partner to provide flight training in Europe. Having passed the compliance audit, the BAA Training flight base in Lleida-Alguaire received official approval from ENAC to carry out flight training for ENAC’s students. The consent to audit the BAA Training’s Spanish flight base was given to ENAC by Civil Aviation […]

EU has imposed a 15% tariff on aircraft maker Boeing 

Reading Time: < 1 minute In retaliation against US subsidies for Boeing manufacturer, the European Union is imposing a 15% tariffs on $4bn (€3.37 billion) of U.S. services. The EU won the right to exercise the tariffs plan in October after the World Trade Organization (WTO) had granted its authorization, according to Reuters. “Regrettably, in spite of our best efforts […]