Category: Europe

Government rejects financial support for Norwegian Air

Reading Time: < 1 minute Norwegian Air Shuttle admitted it was facing a “very uncertain” future after the government refrained from providing the second rescue package. Norwegian is deeply disappointed and thinks the decision is unfair because the popular low-cost carrier employing more than 2000 employees has brought billions to the economy. Norwegian’s CEO Jacob Schram called the incident “a […]

Volotea: Shift to Domestic Market Increases Number of Passengers

Reading Time: < 1 minute Since passengers show interest in short-haul travel in the context of the pandemic, Volotea has made a strategic decision to focus on domestic markets which yielded good results.   The European carrier reported a 90% seat load factor in the third quarter, 7 points down on the same period in 2019. In the third quarter, […]

AirBaltic plans 40 destinations this winter

Reading Time: < 1 minute During this winter season, airBaltic plans to connect Riga with 40 destinations across its network. The airline is offering flights to major European business hubs and a small selection of leisure and skiing destinations. The planned winter schedule includes such skiing destinations as Kittila, Munich, Vienna, Salzburg, Zurich, Geneva, Milan and Verona among others. In […]

British Airways Boeing 747 to Become Film and TV Set

Reading Time: 2 minutes A British Airways 747 will today depart for Dunsfold Aerodrome where it will begin its new life as a TV and film set. The aircraft, registration G-CIVW, will land at Dunsfold Aerodrome in Surrey. In July, the British airline announced that it was grounding its fleet of 747s following the damaging impact that the Covid-19 […]

One Step Left Before Berlin’s New Airport Opening

Reading Time: 2 minutes Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER) has undergone all preparations for successful commissioning. All permits have been granted, all processes have been tested extensively and the airport is prepared for the opening  on 31st October. BER was originally supposed to open in March 2011, the first of 10 planned starting dates that thus far have expired. Its […]

Brussels Airport to Get Preclearance for Flights to the U.S.

Reading Time: < 1 minute Brussels will become the first airport in continental Europe with US customs checks. Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Defense and United States authorities signed a “preclearance” agreement on Monday to allow passengers boarding flights from Brussels Airport to the United States. The customers will be allowed to clear U.S. customs and immigration prior to […]

Wizz Air Launches Travel Planing Map

Reading Time: < 1 minute During these uncertain times, it is not easy for airline passengers to navigate among the coronovirus-related travel restrictions. The Wizz Air has responded to this problem by launching the new product – the Travel Planning Map, a new website search tool designed to help passengers determine which destinations in the WIZZ network they can fly […]

The Flight Academy of The Lufthansa Group Holds Training

Reading Time: < 1 minute The coronavirus pandemic has an immense impact on the aviation sector,  and today affects the European Flight Academy belonging to the Lufthansa Group. The flight school announced that all the training operations are on hold, as a conservative estimate until December 31st, 2020. The European Flight Academy also has informed that no further recruiting steps […]

All Remaining Lufthansa’s A380s Will Go To Long-Term Storage

Reading Time: < 1 minute After six Lufthansa’s Airbus A380s were finally taken out of service in the spring, the remaining eight A380s and ten A340-600s, which were previously intended for flight service, will be transferred to long-term storage and removed from planning. These aircraft will only be reactivated in the event of an unexpectedly rapid market recovery. The decision […]

Europe Extends the Ease of 80/20 Airport Slot Rule for Winter

Reading Time: < 1 minute The European Commission confirmed yesterday that it will be extending the waiver of the 80/20 slot rule through to the end of the winter season. Commissioner Adina Vălean stated, that “The air traffic levels remain low, and more importantly, they are not likely to recover in the near future. In this context, the lack of […]