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Kuwait Airways to launch Sarajevo flights

Kuwait Airways will launch a new seasonal service between Kuwait City and Sarajevo this summer season. The airline plans to run two weekly flights from the Kuwaiti capital to Sarajevo starting July 3, each Wednesday and Saturday, with the Airbus A320neo aircraft. The flights originally planned to commence last year, will be maintained until August …

June 9, 2021| 73 0

easyJet opens a new seasonal base in Malaga

easyJet has made this announcement: With this new base, easyJet brings the number of its bases to three in Spain (Barcelona and Palma de Mallorca) and reaffirms its commitment to the region. With three based aircraft, the airline will create around 100 new direct jobs, including pilots and crew, all of them employed under local contracts in line with …

June 9, 2021| 65 0

QATAR AIRWAYS HALTS A350 DELIVERIES WITH PAINT ISSUE

Qatar Airways has paused deliveries on Airbus A350 aircraft, citing a flaw in which surfaces below the paint are degrading  “at an accelerated rate.” The Gulf carrier told SamChui.com that it would  “ground certain aircraft until the condition and root cause can be understood and corrected.”  However, all A350 aircraft will be monitored and i …

June 9, 2021| 67 0

Ryanair to double its presence in Rome Fiumicino this summer

Ryanair has announced the addition of three based Boeing 737-800 aircraft, six new routes, and over 65 flights every week from Rome Fiumicino to a host of domestic and international destinations. Ryanair remains committed to delivering connectivity to Rome and expects its Summer ’21 schedule, including 78 routes from both Rome airports in total and …

June 7, 2021| 59 0

Ryanair objects to state funding of ‘new Alitalia’

Low-cost Irish airline Ryanair is to appeal the injection of state funds into a new Italian carrier currently referred to as ‘newco’ but which will be named Italia Trasporto Aero (ITA). The objection is being made on the grounds that, to all intents and purposes, the new carrier is simply a rebranding of the now defunct flag-carrying airline Alitali …

June 7, 2021| 60 0

Boeing and Alaska Airlines partnering on latest Boeing ecoDemonstrator program

Boeing and Alaska Airlines are partnering on the latest Boeing ecoDemonstrator program and will flight test about 20 technologies on a new Boeing 737-9 to enhance the safety and sustainability of air travel. In flights beginning this summer, Boeing and Alaska will test a new halon-free fire-extinguishing agent that significantly reduces effects on t …

June 7, 2021| 59 0

Embraer’s E190-E2 Receives Certification To Land At London City

Its interesting city center location limits the number of aircraft able to fly to London City Airport. The airport has unusually steep approaches and departures, meaning that aircraft types must receive specific certification to use the airport. Now, almost three years after it visited, the Embraer E190-E2 has received such certification. London Cit …

June 7, 2021| 59 0

SAS sees a 20% increase in traffic in May

In May, more than 400,000 passengers flew with SAS, an increase of about 20% compared with April. During the month, SAS increased its capacity by 9% to meet higher demand. Passenger numbers remain low compared with a normal year, but the increase compared with April is also reflected in an improved load factor, which rose almost 6 percentage points …

June 3, 2021| 62 0

Where Did KLM Fly Its MD-11 Fleet?

KLM had 10 MD-11s in all, with the first example arriving in 1993 – some 28 years ago. KLM retired the type in 2014, marking the end of all passenger MD-11 services worldwide. Looking back, KLM used the three-engine aircraft to 36 destinations between 2004 and 2014. The end of the MD-11 in scheduled passenger service came on October 26th, 2014, when …

June 3, 2021| 69 0

Iberia Maintenance and DHL sign a new contract

DHL Supply Chain Iberia and Iberia Maintenance have signed a contract stating that DHL will manage the internal logistics of spare parts and components for Iberia Maintenance at its La Muñoza hub in Madrid and also at the Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suarez and Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat airports. In addition to this contract, DHL provides Iberia …

June 3, 2021| 62 0

How American Airlines Is Preparing For Summer Travel

The Covid-19 pandemic continues to loom large for airlines, but the ongoing push to get the nation as close to fully vaccinated as possible has offered a glimmer of optimism, in which social and economic normalcy may return sooner than expected. This possibility has prompted many major airlines to resume flights and inaugurate new routes to accommo …

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