Category: Europe

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 […]

Biggest Fear of Ryanair: Second Wave of the Coronavirus Cases

Reading Time: < 1 minute Ryanair has revealed its Q1 2020 results showing a net loss of €185 million. In comparison with a net profit of €243 million in the same period last year, the damage of the pandemic is already becoming obvious. Through the 35-year history, Ryanair says the Q2 of 2020 was the most challenging, the coronavirus pandemic […]

Eighth Diamond Aircraft Reaches airBaltic Pilot Academy

Reading Time: < 1 minute airBaltic Pilot Academy has announced about the expansion of the training fleet with already the eighth Diamond Aircraft. The delivery followed certification to establish an Authorized Service Centre for Diamond Aircraft at its base in Liepaja International Airport. The training provider expects to receive additional two single-engine DA40 NG training aircraft from Diamond Aircraft in […]

Airbus Begins Sustainable Aircraft Deliveries from Hamburg Site

Reading Time: < 1 minute Yet another milestone in a sustainable future of aviation. Airbus has begun aircraft deliveries by doing sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) flights to customers location from its Hamburg, Germany, site. The first delivery of this kind has already took place. Airbus handed over two brand new A321LR on lease from AerCap to Air Transat using a […]

Sad Farewell: British Airways to Retire Entire Boeing 747 Fleet

Reading Time: < 1 minute Prior to the crisis, British Airways was world’s largest operator of Boeing 747 ”Queen of the Skies”. However, the aircraft type has become a victim of the coronavirus pandemic. In light of the decreased demand for air travel, the airline announced it is about to retire its entire fleet of superjumbos with immediate effect. “It […]

Emirates Airbus A380 Back in the Sky with Daily Services

Reading Time: < 1 minute While fleet grounding news comes hard, each ungrounding case adds extra positive sparkles. Finally, after almost three months, Emirates put back into service its iconic Airbus A380 jets. Following the ”inaugural” flight to London Heathrow, the carrier said it will deploy world’s biggest passenger aircraft on the daily Amsterdam service, and add a second daily […]

airBaltic Gets Access to North America Through Icelandair

Reading Time: < 1 minute Gradual airlines’ return to flying is not limited to only restoring same routes. For some carriers now is also the time of new opportunities and beneficial partnerships. One of the latest examples is a codeshare partnership between Icelandair and airBaltic. Through this agreement, both airlines, not belonging to any major airline alliances, expect to secure […]

Airbus Sees Slight Increase in June Aircraft Deliveries

Reading Time: < 1 minute At this time, every improvement, even the tiniest, is worth a great deal. Airbus has reported that it succeeded in handing over 36 commercial aircraft in June 2020. It is 12 planes more than in May, and 22 aircraft more than in April. The trend of increase seems to by steadily positive, although highly impacted […]

Avolon Cancels Order for Additional 27 Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft

Reading Time: < 1 minute Even though Boeing is close to re-certification of its troubled 737 MAX aircraft, the recent series of orders’ termination seems to continue further. This time aircraft leasing company Avolon has announced about the cancellation of commitments for 27 aircraft of the type. This cancellations come in addition to 75 dropped bookings for the 737 MAX […]