November 5, 2021| 372 0

Austria lifts restrictions on air travel with Russia from November 9

Austria is going to lift the restrictions on air traffic with Russia from November 9 in response to Moscow’s step, State Secretary in the Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation, and Technology Magnus Brunner said on Friday. Brunner noted that last year’s COVID-19 restrictions demonstrated the need for maintaining air travel during these ch …

November 3, 2021| 276 0

British Airways Plans A380 Flights To South Africa From January

British Airways has added Airbus A380 flights to Johannesburg to its schedule from January 10th. As things stand, the route will be the fourth long-haul flight operated by the giant of the skies, following its return to passenger service with the airline, planned for next Monday. British Airways is planning to send the Airbus A380 back to Johannesbu …

November 3, 2021| 202 0

Ryanair’s Top Boeing 737 MAX Airports In November

Ryanair has Boeing 737 MAX flights scheduled to over 100 airports during November from Agadir to Zaragoza. Just five of these airports have over 100 MAX flights planned for the month, with a further 20 having five or more flights scheduled. Many cities may see their first Ryanair MAX flight in November, including Frankfurt, which welcomed its inaug …

October 29, 2021| 242 0

Alaska Airlines To Start Seattle-Cleveland Route Next Year

The carrier will also increase flying to other Ohio cities next summer when it aims to restore pre-pandemic capacity levels. Alaska Airlines will launch service between its Seattle (SEA) base and Cleveland (CLE) from June 16, 2022.  The flights will operate daily with a Boeing 737 aircraft. Alaska says its existing service from SEA to both Cincinnati …

October 29, 2021| 265 0

Thailand readies itself for the influx of tourists with airport dry-run

Having lost an estimated US$50 billion a year in revenue since the COVID-19 pandemic began, Thailand is readying itself for the rebooting of its previously strangled tourist industry now the country is once again open, albeit for vaccinated travelers. Not so much a lack of demand but tight restrictions for those wishing to visit Thailand saw visitor …

October 28, 2021| 224 0

Airlines Excited Ahead Of Thailand Reopening On Monday

As Thailand prepares to reopen its borders to foreign tourists on Monday, November 1, 2021, airlines worldwide are once more adding Bangkok to their schedules. President of the Thai Airlines Association Puttipong Prasarttong-Osoth said it is something that all its members, which include Thai Smile Airways, Thai AirAsia, and Thai VietJet Air, have a …

October 28, 2021| 223 0

Aer Lingus Plans To Resume Transatlantic Flights From Shannon

Irish national flag carrier Aer Lingus says that it is bringing back transatlantic flights to the United States from Shannon Airport (SNN) next spring. In a statement announcing their airline’s ambitious plans for next summer, Aer Lingus says that it will connect Ireland to the world with 16 transatlantic routes. Aer Lingus will use an Airbus A321ne …

October 27, 2021| 183 0

Italian Blue Panorama suspends flights, unions say

Image : MC MEDIASTUDIO / Shutterstock.com On October 26, 2021, Blue Panorama suspended flights, making it the fourth Italian airline to fold since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis.  Blue Panorama has become the “umpteenth victim of the crisis”, according to a joint statement made by three Italian trade unions, Filt Cgil, Fit Cisl, and Uiltrasport …

October 27, 2021| 210 0

Vueling Will Use An Aer Lingus A330 To Boost Paris Schedule

Spanish low-cost-carrier Vueling will wet-lease an Airbus A330-300 from Irish national flag carrier Aer Lingus. The move seems to go entirely against the airline’s philosophy of only operating Airbus single-aisle aircraft on all of its routes. Vueling to operate 28 routes from Paris, Orly. Photo Aer Lingus It would appear that the wet leasing of a mu …

October 26, 2021| 221 0

QANTAS YAM DREAMING 787 DREAMLINER DAMAGED BY TORNADO

A Qantas Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner suffered undisclosed damage after an unexpected tornado tore through Brisbane Airport on Friday afternoon. Video footage of the aircraft, registration VH-ZND, shows the strong winds dramatically tugging and pushing the 128-tonne plane, as it stood at the gate. The three-year-old Dreamliner, boasting the iconic Yam Dreaming livery, had landed at Brisbane at 6:30 am on Friday morning after completing flight QF16 from Los Angeles. The footage suggests the jet could have sustained some damage to its fuselage, due to being struck by ground services equipment that had been abandoned by the aircraft when people ran for shelter. However, the damage was not sufficient enough to keep the plane grounded, as, at the time of writing, the aircraft is currently being ferried from Brisbane to Melbourne Tullamarine. VH-ZND took off from Brisbane just before 3 pm local time as QF6142 and is due to touch down in Melbourne just before 6 pm. No passengers were on board the aircraft at the time of the incident and no injuries were reported. Qantas has been contacted for comment. VH-ZND is named Emily Kame Kngwarreye, after the original artist of the 1991 painting Yam Dreaming, which this aircraft’s livery is based on. The painting was adapted for the aircraft by leading Indigenous-owned design studio Balarinji. The tornado itself lasted a number of minutes, and caused damage to multiple sections of the airport, including one section of its roof, causing torrential rain to pour inside the airport. According to reports, sheets of metal were blown across taxiways and the apron, while airport trailers were flipped and even trees uprooted. The airport’s hangars were also said to have sustained damage. Rachel Bronish from Brisbane Airport said the team was working speedily to execute repairs. “The team will continue working throughout the evening and throughout the night to make sure those repairs happen,” she said. Last month, VH-ZND successfully delivered over 450,000 additional doses of the Pfizer vaccine from the UK to Australia, just days after Prime Minister Scott Morrison struck a new deal to add four million doses to Australia’s supply. The […]

October 26, 2021| 182 0

BONZA SAYS 30 AIRPORTS HAVE SHOWN INTEREST AHEAD OF LAUNCH

The founder of the new Australian budget airline Bonza has told the Australian Aviation Podcast that 30 airports have already “responded positively” to a request to launch routes. Tim Jordan also doubled down on criticism against the airline for not having a confirmed network in place ahead of its launch next year, arguing its financial backer, 777 …

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