May 25, 2021| 143 0

BREAKING Austria suspends direct UK flights over Indian variant fears

Austria is banning direct UK flights again over fears of the Indian variant. The European nation previously banned direct flights to and from the UK in December, as the Kent variant began spreading widely. The ban was lifted on 21 March, as the UK began to emerge from lockdown. The new ban will take effect from 1 June, and will affect services operate …

April 28, 2021| 124 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 …

April 28, 2021| 147 0

What Does It Take To Put A Plane Into Long-Term Storage?

The last 12 months has seen a seismic shift in aircraft fleet management at airlines. With passenger demand down in most markets and not expected to recover for some time, airlines are searching for cost savings where they can. High on their hit list are big planes, especially older big planes that are costly to run. Thousands of planes go into long …

April 22, 2021| 141 0

Spirit Records $112m Net Loss With 72% Load Factor

Spirit Airlines recorded a net loss of $112 million for the first quarter of 2021. As the ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC) charts a growth strategy and improvements in March, the airline is looking ahead to the summer. Its team managed capacity successfully and achieved a load factor of 72.1%, which is the highest it has been for the airline since the …

February 24, 2021| 110 0

Czech Airlines Intends To Lay Off All 430 Members Of Staff

Czech Airlines (ČSA), one of the world’s oldest airlines, looks to be on the verge of bankruptcy. The Prague-based airline has notified the Czech Republic’s Employment Office that it will lay off its entire workforce of some 430 people. The airline has no means of meeting its financial obligations and its debt moratorium is ending in just a few day …

February 16, 2021| 126 0

TUI To Become First European Airline To Resume MAX Flights Tomorrow

On February 17th, TUI fly Belgium is expected to resume flights using the Boeing 737 MAX. The airline will be flying the plane to Spain and become the first European airline to resume Boeing 737 MAX flights after European authorities gave their approval for the aircraft to return to commercial service. TUI fly Belgium to resume Boeing 737 MAX flight …

February 13, 2021| 108 0

France To Get A New Airbus A330-200F Operator

With a presence in 160 countries through 755 agencies, 750 warehouses, 110,000 employees, and a vast fleet of 502 ships, global shipping giant CMA CGM is expanding even further through the acquisition of four A330-200F (freighters). Coming from the cargo division of a Middle Eastern carrier, these four jets will be the foundation of CMA CGM’s new a …

January 27, 2021| 97 0

Ryanair Eyes Alitalia’s Slots At Italy’s Major Airports

Ryanair is hoping to pick up slots left by Alitalia at Rome Fiumicino and Milan Linate Airports. The news comes as the Italian flag carrier undergoes an overhaul that will see its footprint shrink in the coming months. The Irish budget carrier has said it would be interested in bidding for the slots when they open up. Let’s find out more. Expanding A …

January 1, 2021| 104 0

When will aviation recover in full?

The air connectivity which is still decimated by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is slowly recovering, giving more hopes to survive for the airlines worldwide. Both airlines and passengers expect the COVID-19 vaccine to help the aviation industry to bounce back quickly. However, analysts of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) forecast …

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