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 …

February 23, 2021| 48 0

Airline Start Up Of The Week: Lithuania’s Heston Airlines

Heston Airlines is a Lithuanian charter and wet lease operator with plans to launch by April 2021. The airline is set to fly two Airbus A320-200s for its operations, both acquired on lease from Irish lessor Genesis. We take a look at Lithuania’s latest airline start-up and what destinations might be on the horizon. Heston will work with two aircraft …

February 4, 2021| 57 0

EU Concerned About Austria’s Minimum Air Fare Policy

The European Commission has expressed concerns over the Austrian government’s policy of a €40 minimum price for airline tickets. The EU executive is expecting more detail on the new measures that potentially violate the bloc’s air service regulation and could engage in dialogue with the Austrian authorities. Airlines are free to set fares, EU policy …

January 3, 2021| 56 0

Why Do Airlines Have Foreign Crew Bases?

With global operations, it’s not surprising that airlines often have staff in several locations around the world. In reality, the practice of basing crews overseas varies a great deal between airlines and has changed significantly over time. This article looks at why airlines base crew overseas, the advantages and challenges of this, and gives a fe …

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