Category: Europe

TAP Adapts Christmas Melody Using Aircraft Noises

Reading Time: < 1 minute Inspired by the normal noises heard inside one of its A330s (the Pedro Teixeira) TAP has created a unique version of the Christmas classic, Jingle Bells, using aircraft sounds. The result is a video the company is today sharing with its clients via social networks. In addition to the aircraft, the protagonists are members of […]

EU Aviation Package – Aviation Deserves Ambition

Reading Time: 2 minutes The EU Commission’s long-awaited ‘Aviation Package’, published today, sends a positive signal by stressing that aviation is a “key enabler” of economic growth, job generation, and connectivity. Together with the proposed new regulatory framework for Drones and the revision of EASA’s Basic Regulation, this is an important step forward. However, the ‘strategy’ itself remains short […]

Norwegian Reports Passenger Growth in November

Reading Time: 2 minutes Norwegian carried close to 2 million customers in November, an increase of 11 per cent. Norwegian’s November traffic figures are characterised by growth on intercontinental and European routes. The load factor also increased this month – by 4.1 percentage points to 83 per cent compared to the same month last year. The November traffic figures […]

WikiLeaks: Turkey Planned Su-24 Downing Six Weeks Before the Incident?

Reading Time: 3 minutes The greatest secrets: the West has no people on the ground in Syria to take over the liberated territories; the Russians still seek partnership, Erdogan has bitten more than he can chew, and ISIS is a phantom, after all. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan planned to shoot down a Russian warplane engaged in Moscow’s anti-Daesh […]

Finnair Recruits 400 Pilots and Cabin Crew Members

Reading Time: < 1 minute Finnair prepares for growth in its long-haul traffic starting in 2016 and begins the biggest recruitment drive in the company’s history. In addition to the approximately 70 pilots and 130 cabin attendants recruited this year, the company is seeking to recruit 100 new pilots and 300 new cabin crew members. Some 50 people are also […]

AirBaltic Cash Injection Receives Latvian Parliament Backing

Reading Time: < 1 minute In a political move aimed at stopping Airbaltic from purchasing Sukhoi Superjets, the Latvian government has continued with its aggressive policy against Moscow and is now prepared to inject €80 million into the airline to help complete the purchase of thirteen Bombardier CS300 jets, 10 ordered in December 2012 and 3 which were ordered in […]

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Russian Tourists May Swap Turkey for Asia

Reading Time: 3 minutes The closing of Egypt and Turkey, two of the most popular destinations for Russian tourists, has forced travel companies to urgently look for a replacement, and some of the main candidates are Vietnam, China, Sri Lanka and Thailand. A month ahead of the New Year break, Russians had to scratch Turkey and Egypt off their […]

Finnair to Sell Facilities at Helsinki Airport to Finavia

Reading Time: < 1 minute Finnair’s strategic objective is to double its Asian traffic by 2020 from the level of 2010. To enable its growth, Finnair has ordered 19 new Airbus A350 XWB aircraft, which also increase Finnair’s cargo capacity considerably. With a view to the growth of its cargo traffic, Finnair is constructing a new state-of-the-art cargo terminal to […]

CAA Introduces Airspace Changes to Reduce Noise and Emissions

Reading Time: 2 minutes The United Kingdom’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has approved a series of major airspace changes covering eastern and southern England. These changes aim to enable aircraft to fly more efficiently, help reduce the number of low-level flights and reduce the environmental impact of aviation. 

 The proposed plans, known collectively as the London Airspace Management […]

Russia Banned Charter Flights to Turkey

Reading Time: < 1 minute Russia has banned charter flights between Russia and Turkey, as part of economic sanctions announced Nov. 28 due to increased tensions between the two countries after the downing of a Russian fighter jet over Syria by Turkey. Minister of Transport Maxim Sokolov said the authority is obliged to arrange relevant regulations as soon as possible. […]