July 6, 2021| 62 0

Zagreb Airport recovery accelerates with new airlines and routes

Following months of stagnation and declining passenger figures, Zagreb Airport is seeing its traffic pick up this month with a number of airlines increasing frequencies and capacity. “In the summer months, growth is expected to accelerate, culminating with the opening of Ryanair’s base and the launch of most of its planned new routes from Zagreb fo …

April 28, 2021| 81 0

State-Owned Vs Private Airlines – What’s The Difference?

On the surface, the difference between state-owned and private airlines is clear. A government wholly or partially owns state-owned airlines. Private companies, and in some cases millions of shareholders, own private airlines. But in reality, the distinction is not always so clear. The distinction between state-owned and private airlines is not alwa …

April 25, 2021| 71 0

How Are Meals Cooked On An Aircraft

Meals onboard can be one of the best or the worst parts of a flight – depending on the airline and your cabin class. Whether they are good or bad, there is still a lot of organization and preparation that has gone into most airline meals. Let’s find out what’s involved. Advance preparation Of course, most food is not prepared onboard. Some airlines m …

March 23, 2021| 131 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| 61 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| 68 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| 78 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| 58 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| 81 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| 92 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| 63 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| 71 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 …

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