Category: Europe

Latvian airBaltic to Receive an Additional € 90 million Aid

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Latvian government has approved a € 90 million cash injection for the state-owned airline airBaltic. The financial aid will help the carrier to offset pandemic woes. Although the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Latvia has approved the package already, it remains subject to the European Commission’s approval. The government expects airBaltic to […]

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Lufthansa’s plane with Afghanistan evacuees landed in Germany

Reading Time: < 1 minute The first Lufthansa plane carrying 130 evacuees from Afghanistan landed in Frankfurt early on Wednesday, reported Reuters.  The Airbus A340 picked up passengers who had been taken by the German air force from the Afghan capital of Kabul to the Uzbek capital of Tashkent. After dramatic images of throngs at Kabul airport trying to flee […]

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Ryanair shuts down London Southend aircraft base this winter

Reading Time: < 1 minute The low-cost carrier Ryanair has confirmed that it will close its two aircraft base in the London Southend Airport from the 1st of November. EasyJet made the same announcement last August. Ryanair aircraft base operations from London Southend lasted three years from 1st April 2019. Two low-cost carriers Ryanair and Wizz Air arrived in the […]

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Estonian Nordica Starts Flying Under Its Own Name

Reading Time: < 1 minute Estonian Nordica has recently been issued its own International Air Transport Association (IATA) code, meaning that now it will operate under its own name. Previously, flights with Nordica were purchased through the ticket sales systems of other companies, and LOT Polish Airlines was one of main Nordica’s partners. Chief Commercial Officer Deepak Ahluwalia said in […]

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BAA Training to Open a New Training Centre for Transavia France

Reading Time: 3 minutes Highlights: BAA Training and Transavia France have signed a term sheet contract signifying the future opening of a new training centre in France, near Paris Orly Airport (ORY). Transavia France, belonging to Air France-KLM Group, has chosen BAA Training as its official long-term partner to operate the new training centre. The parties will sign an […]

British Airways
British Airways Adds Thousands of Extra Seats Between the US, EU and UK

Reading Time: < 1 minute British Airways plans to add extra seats on some routes from London to the US following the government’s announcement about no quarantine requirement for fully vaccinated travelers from the US and EU. The new policy comes into force on August 2nd, so British Airways wants to be ready for a surge in bookings. “Within a […]

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EU Approves AerCap’s and GECAS Merger

Reading Time: < 1 minute The European Union has officially given its approval for AerCap’s merger with GECAS. The transaction marks part of an ongoing consolidation in the leasing market in the wake of Covid-19.  “The transaction is therefore unlikely to give rise to serious competition concerns in the markets for aircraft and aircraft engine leasing,” European Commission said. The […]

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IATA Disagrees with European Commission Regarding Slot Rules

Reading Time: < 1 minute International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called the European Commission decision on slots “out of touch with reality.” The European Commission has decided that for winter 2021/2022, airlines will need to use at least 50% of their airport slot allocations, or otherwise, they will be deprived of them. When speaking about the decision in an […]

Marijus Ravoitis, new BAA Training CEO
BAA Training Appoints Marijus Ravoitis As Its New CEO

Reading Time: 3 minutes BAA Training today announced the confirmation of Marijus Ravoitis as a new CEO of the company, who will supervise all its business operations globally. Egle Vaitkeviciute steps away as a CEO and progresses her career taking a more advanced role as a Strategic Advisor for BAA Training. The transition comes into force on the 3rd […]

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Icelandair Is Satisfied with Its Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft

Reading Time: < 1 minute Icelandair has taken deliveries of three new Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in the most recent quarter, bringing its total fleet to nine MAX aircraft. Seven are already in service, and the rest are expected to start flying from August. The airline is so far very pleased with the performance of the MAX: “The aircraft is […]