March 23, 2021| 59 0

Airbus A380 Operators: Which Airlines Are Left?

As airlines plan their future after a tough year, there is one aircraft type going missing: the Airbus A380. Several carriers have announced the superjumbos retirement in recent months, leaving its future in jeopardy. So what airlines are left operating the A380? Are they currently in service? Let’s find out. Emirates Starting with the airline with t …

March 15, 2021| 26 0

Portugal Removed From UK Red Travel List But Holidays Still Banned

To prevent new coronavirus variants from entering the country, the British government drew up a ‘red list’ of high-risk countries in January. While all international arrivals into the UK are currently required to quarantine, red list arrivals had to do so at their own expense in specially designated hotels. Two months later, Portugal is set to be r …

March 15, 2021| 21 0

British Airways CEO Says Airline Remains Committed To The A380

Sean Doyle, CEO of British Airways, has given hope to Airbus’s giant of the skies. The British flag carrier’s CEO confirmed that the aircraft would indeed return to service. However, exactly when isn’t immediately apparent. Around the world, the fate of the global Airbus A380 fleet is uncertain. While some such as Emirates and Singapore Airlines rem …

March 6, 2021| 31 0

Why Did Airbus Build The A318 Baby Bus?

The Airbus A318 is the European manufacturer’s smallest commercial aircraft flying today by length. It measures just 31.44 meters long, but why is it so small? And why did Airbus choose to build it in the first place? Let’s take a closer look at the story of the ‘Baby Bus.’ Where did it come from? Airbus launched its popular A320 family in April 1988 …

March 4, 2021| 29 0

Inside Cotswold Airport: Where 8 British Airways 747s Are Currently Stored

After being introduced over five decades ago, the Boeing 747 went on to revolutionize airline operations forever. Its famous hump is always a welcome sight at airports across the globe. Sadly, the first commercial widebody is being retired at a rapid rate, making it a unique experience to spot a passenger unit these days. However, the staff at Cots …

March 3, 2021| 35 0

Ryanair Pledges To Support Sustainable Aviation Fuels

Irish low-cost giant Ryanair today pledged to support the development of sustainable aviation fuels to promote a carbon-neutral future. The airline joined the Fueling Flight Initiative as part of its pledge to turn the blue airline green. Understandably right now, sustainability is the airlines’ number two priority, with public health having been un …

February 28, 2021| 31 0

Sunday Reads: Our Most Notable Stories This Week

Welcome to the first of a new, weekly roundup of the week’s top stories! As always, it has been a busy week in the airline industry, so let’s have a look at what some of our biggest articles have been since Monday. Singapore Airlines A380 leaves storage Monday saw a Singapore Airlines Airbus A380 made its first flight since last June! The aircraft ha …

February 26, 2021| 30 0

Why Finnair Won’t Be Selling Dismantled Airbus A319 Parts

Last week, Finnish flag carrier Finnair announced that it would be dismantling one of its remaining Airbus A319 aircraft. This led to a surge of interest from avgeeks and collectors, who wanted to obtain parts of the retired aircraft. However, earlier this week, the airline confirmed that the aircraft’s parts would not go up for sale. Let’s have a …

February 25, 2021| 33 0

Iberia Joins oneworld Partners With VeriFLY Health Passport

Iberia has become the latest airline to launch the VeriFLY health passport app, adding it to a growing list of airlines. Coincidentally, only  one world airlines have so far begun to use the app. Sister airline British Airways has already been using the app since earlier this month. Many borders have been restricted, with travel made unavailable to so …

February 24, 2021| 37 0

Air France Showcases Its Country In Latest Safety Video

Air France today revealed its latest safety video. While conveying all the crucial points, the two presenters travel around some iconic French sights such as Le Louvre and the Eifel Tower before stopping off at Paris Fashion Week with an exciting emergency exit-inspired t-shirt. The safety demonstration is an integral part of any flight. After all, …

February 23, 2021| 24 0

Lufthansa To Trial Health Passports On Select Routes

German flag carrier Lufthansa is looking to trial a health passport solution on select international routes. Passengers will be able to send Lufthansa proof of their COVID-19 test results in advance to avoid airport checks and verify that they meet the requirements. Health passports are being touted around the world as a possible way to reopen inter …

February 22, 2021| 29 0

The Boeing 727 – Why Was It Built?

Having launched the four-engine 707 in the late-1950s, Boeing had to consider what aircraft it might produce for shorter flights to and from smaller airports. Airlines had different demands, with some wanting proven four-engine jets while others preferred the idea of twin-engine aircraft. Let’s have a look at how the 727 came about and why Boeing d …

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