Category: Europe

Etihad Appeals German Court Ruling Against Airberlin Codeshares

Reading Time: 2 minutes Etihad Airways has appealed a German court’s decision revoking the approval of 29 of its codeshare flights with Airberlin. The notice of appeal was filed Jan. 4 in the higher administrative court in Germany’s Lüneburg. The Abu Dhabi-based carrier said the German Ministry of Transport raised concerns on 29 of the codeshares last summer, based […]

Air France Unions to Strike in January

Reading Time: < 1 minute Air France has confirmed it has been informed of strike action by the CGT trade union on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 and by Alter, a minor pilots’ union, from Jan. 10-13. According to several media reports, CGT is protesting job cuts as well as the legal action taken against five employees involved in an Oct. […]

Eindhoven Airport Traffic Grows by 10% in 2015

Reading Time: < 1 minute Eindhoven Airport achieved for the year 2015 a passenger growth of 10% over 2014. 4.333 million passengers used the airport; 407,000 more than in 2014 (3.926 million passengers). The growth in the number of aircraft movements in 2015 was 5%: 30,360 aircraft movements in 2015; 28,900 flight movements in 2014. The passengers 10% growth is […]

WizzAir Announces Third Airport in Lithuania in Kaunas

Reading Time: < 1 minute Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, today announced it will add operations from Kaunas to complement its Lithuanian offer of low-cost services. From 29 March, the airline will start operating a new service to London Luton from the newest WIZZ airport in Kaunas with five weekly flights. With an initial […]

New European Airline Association Takes Shape

Reading Time: 2 minutes Final preparations are underway to create a new European airline association, called Airlines for Europe (A4E), which is expected to launch around the third week of January 2016. In June 2015, Europe’s five largest airline groups—Air France-KLM, easyJet, International Airlines Group (IAG), Lufthansa Group and Ryanair—joined forces to lobby on European aviation policy. At the […]

Airbus Beluga XL Production Starts

Reading Time: < 1 minute The first cut of the Beluga XL MSN001 rear fuselage has been successfully achieved in Spain, paving the way for the final assembly to begin in early 2017. MSN001 will be the first Beluga XL to fly. The rear fuselage, produced by Aernnova, will be the first part to be delivered to the Beluga Final […]

Experts From China, UK and US Participate in Su-24 ‘Black Box’ Decoding

Reading Time: 2 minutes Experts from China, Great Britain and the US have participated in decoding of the flight recorder of the Russian Su-24 jet downed by Turkey over Syria, the Russian Defense Ministry said. Foreign experts have no complaints over Su-24 “black box” decoding, the Defense Ministry added. The decoding of the “black box” from a Russian warplane […]

airBaltic Improves Vilnius and Tallinn Service

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Latvian airline airBaltic will launch a new direct route between Vilnius and Tallinn on April 18, 2016. As well airBaltic has improved flight frequencies to its existing services from Tallinn and Vilnius that will offer more convenient travel from and between Tallinn and Vilnius, and beyond to destinations in the Baltic region. airBaltic’s home […]

Magnetic MRO To Launch Painting Hangar in Estonia

Reading Time: < 1 minute Magnetic MRO will launch a new dedicated painting hangar at the Tallinn Airport in Estonia. This second painting hangar is scheduled for operation in 2017. The new hangar will be built in cooperation with the Tallinn Airport and is a response to the growing demand for painting services from Magnetic MRO customers. Magnetic MRO has […]

Component Support for Boeing 777-300ER from SWISS

Reading Time: < 1 minute Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) has contracted Lufthansa Technik to provide component support for its future Boeing 777 long-haul fleet. The corresponding Total Component Support TCS® contract will run for a period of ten years and includes nine aircraft. Wolfgang Weynell, Senior Vice President Corporate Sales & Marketing at Lufthansa Technik, remarked on the first […]