March 15, 2021| 20 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| 38 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| 26 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| 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 5, 2021| 26 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| 26 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| 27 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| 24 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| 32 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 …

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 …

February 16, 2021| 38 0

Air Canada Rouge terminates Zagreb service

Air Canada Rouge has terminated its planned flights between Toronto and Zagreb, just days after its parent company Air Canada received government approval to take over leisure carrier Air Transat, which also maintains services to the Croatian capital. Ticket sales for Air Canada Rouge’s seasonal flights to Zagreb were removed this week. They did no …

February 16, 2021| 32 0

airBaltic Partners With Lufthansa For Worldwide Codeshare

Riga-based airline airBaltic has signed a new codeshare agreement with Lufthansa, the German flag carrier. The deal will allow Lufthansa customers to connect onto Baltic-bound flights at Munich, while airBaltic’s customers will be able to access many more corners of the world. Codeshare agreements are a crucial part of the global aviation industry. …

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