Category: Europe

IATA: Impacts of the Crisis on the European Market Deepen

Reading Time: < 1 minute According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), impacts of the coronavirus crisis on the European aviation market are deepening further. Even with step by step recovering passenger numbers and reopening borders, flights are still more than 50% below the same period in 2019. “Passenger numbers are currently forecast to fall by around 60% in […]

GECAS Expands Order for Boeing 737-800 Converted Freighter

Reading Time: < 1 minute GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) has agreed with Boeing on the conversion of 11 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter (BCF) options to firm orders and addition of nine more options to the GECAS Cargo order book. This recent order update brings GECAS total order book for the type to 74 (60 firm and 14 options). The […]

Airbus in July: Four New Orders and 49 Aircraft Deliveries

Reading Time: < 1 minute After months of no new orders, Airbus has finally logged four bookings for its commercial aircraft. As of 31 July, Airbus gross orders stand at 369 aircraft, meanwhile considering all the cancellations, net orders total at 302. During the same month, Airbus handed over 49 planes from across the A220 and A320 aircraft families: two […]

SAS Records Slow Recovery Numbers in July

Reading Time: 2 minutes SAS capacity was down by 76% and total number of passengers were 75% lower compared to same period last year. Number of passengers remains low due to limited demand in the light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. SAS continues to resume flights to its destinations as demand returns and travel restrictions are easing. Compared to […]

airBaltic Introduces Temporary Change of Flight Destination Policy

Reading Time: < 1 minute To provide additional flexibility to its customers, Latvian airline airBaltic has introduced a new temporary policy, by allowing passengers, whose flights have been cancelled less than 14 days before planned departure due to changing travel restrictions, to change the planned destination without any additional charge. “Throughout the last few months we have taken various steps […]

ATPL vs CPL: Differences Between Two Pilot Training Pathways

Reading Time: 4 minutes Study options and choice of studies is usually a process involving in-depth research, isn’t it? Most probably former students will nod in agreement, while future students could keep it as a useful tip. Especially, the choice could be difficult when two similar programs, offering the same final result, are at your disposal. This is the […]

New Pilot Training Centre in Spain to Have Boeing 737 MAX FFS

Reading Time: 2 minutes BAA Training, one of the TOP 3 biggest independent aviation training centres in Europe, is going forward with expansion in Spain. A global aviation training provider is establishing a 5300-square-meter training center near Barcelona–El Prat Josep Tarradellas Airport. Notably, the new facility will become a home to Boeing 737 NG, Airbus A320ceo/neo and a new […]

Future of Air Travel – What Will Flying Look Like Post COVID-19?

Reading Time: 5 minutes The COVID-19 pandemic has changed everyone’s lives in one way or another. Aside from spending weeks or even months in lockdown, there will also be long-term consequences, and changes to the way we travel. As the borders are slowly reopening and restrictions are lifting, millions of people are starting to look at holidays abroad once […]

IATA Confirms: Global Passenger Traffic to Recover Only in 2024

Reading Time: < 1 minute As the recent trends indicate, recovery of aviation would be more troublesome and would take longer than had been expected. The fears have been also confirmed by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Following the slower-than-expected recovery in June, 2020, when measures in RPK, fell 86.5% compared to the year-ago period (slightly improved from a […]

TAP Air Portugal to Restore 40% of Operations in September

Reading Time: < 1 minute TAP Air Portugal expects to restore 40 per cent of its pre-coronavirus operations in September. This equals to close to 700 round-trip flights per week for a total of 76 routes. In August, the carrier plans to perform nearly 500 round-trip flights per week for a total of 66 routes. These include 18 weekly flights […]