July 3, 2021| 59 0

Emirates Resumes Fifth Freedom Flights To Mexico City

The Dubai-based UAE flag carrier Emirates resumed today its flights to Mexico City after more than one year due to the COVID-19 crisis. This route was one of the last Emirates inaugurated before the pandemic started in early 2020, but not without some controversy. Let’s investigate further. Emirates is back Earlier today, a Boeing 777-200 registratio …

April 28, 2021| 80 0

AFI KLM E&M signs new deals plans new services

AFI KLM E&M has announced several new deals and service offerings for its MRO business. These include new services for the A220, a new deal with Gulf Air, a deal with Falgayras, one with Corendon Dutch Airlines and a drone support agreement. A220 MRO In 2019, the Air France-KLM Group announced an order for 60 Airbus A220s. With the first Air Fran …

March 15, 2021| 81 0

TAP Air Portugal Celebrates 76 Years Of Operations

Yesterday marked the 76th birthday of TAP Air Portugal. Born on March 14th, 1945, the airline was founded to connect Portugal to the rest of the world. Starting with two DC-3 aircraft converted from military use, the airline has grown to operate direct flights from Portugal to the Americas, Africa, and much of Europe, using some of the most modern …

March 11, 2021| 91 0

Exclusive: airBaltic CEO On Mandatory Airline Employee Vaccinations

Exclusive: airBaltic’s CEO, Martin Gauss, today revealed his thoughts on mandatory vaccinations for airline employees. While some airline CEOs have suggested that vaccinations should be required, Gauss does not share this view. Vaccinations have become a hot topic within the aviation industry. Many believe that vaccinations will be the key to reopen …

March 9, 2021| 67 0

airBaltic Sees Worst Passenger Numbers Since Resuming Flights

In February, airBaltic saw its worst passenger numbers since resuming flights last May. The airline became the first to ground its entire fleet due to the pandemic almost a year ago, with the fleet returning from the grounding both younger and smaller. Across Europe, airlines generally saw a relatively healthy recovery of passenger numbers towards t …

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 5, 2021| 76 0

The Impressive Rise Of Amazon Air

Search the news for Amazon Air, and you’ll find a number of stories regarding expansions and aircraft acquisitions. Formerly known as Amazon Prime Air, the growth of the eCommerce site Amazon and its dedicated fleet of aircraft is indeed nothing short of impressive. Let’s take a brief look at this five-year-old ‘airline’ and how it has reached its …

February 28, 2021| 80 0

First Post-Ungrounding 737 MAX Delivery In Europe Goes To TUI

British leisure carrier TUI has become the first European airline to take delivery of a Boeing 737 MAX since the type’s recertification. The aircraft flew directly from Boeing Field to Gatwick, which is one of the airline’s three London operating bases. A long-awaited delivery flight Yesterday morning, at 09:09 local time, a TUI Airways Boeing 737 MA …

February 28, 2021| 74 0

SmartLynx Malta To Fly Airbus A321-200 Freighters For DHL Express

SmartLynx Malta and Germany’s DHL Express have partnered together to break new ground in cargo transportation. The SmartLynx subsidiary, SmartLynx Malta, will be operating two Airbus A321-200 freighters to support the Express Division of Deutsche Post DHL Group. In a statement published on 24 February, SmartLynx Malta announced the signing of a new …

February 27, 2021| 73 0

Condor Now Flying Boeing 767 Cargo Flights For DHL

Condor is now flying four Boeing 767 aircraft on behalf of DHL Express. The German leisure carrier has been boosting its cargo efforts over the last year, and its first flight under the partnership with the delivery powerhouse was this week. European duties The 767s will be based at DHL Express’s site in Leipzig, which is the company’s largest hub In …

February 26, 2021| 83 0

Emirates Will Return To Sao Paulo – Only For Connecting Passengers

Having temporarily suspended its service connecting Dubai to Sao Paulo, Brazil, Emirates will now resume the service starting today. However, the flights will only be available for those with onward connections. Emirates partially resumed the route earlier this month but only in one direction for those traveling to Sao Paulo. Half suspended, half op …

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