April 28, 2021| 68 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| 67 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 …

March 15, 2021| 44 0

Japan Airlines Set To Stop Issuing Paper Flight Timetable Books

After 70 years of publishing its timetables in paper booklet form, Japan Airlines will stop issuing physical copies of its flight schedule. The final edition of the historic booklets has already been printed and sent to airports across Japan. Final editions available now If you are based in Japan or passing through in the next few weeks, you might be …

March 8, 2021| 51 0

Japan Set To Write Pre-Flight Security Checks Into Law

For the first time, Japan is set to introduce official, legal guidelines regarding airport security checks. Security in Japan is currently the responsibility of each airline. Airlines and airports usually hire independent security firms to conduct the checks according to airline policy. The Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism Ministry has …

March 4, 2021| 67 0

Japan Airlines To Start Flights From Tokyo To Moscow Sheremetyevo

Japan Airlines (JAL) is launching flights between Tokyo Haneda (HND) and Moscow Sheremetyevo (SVO). The airline was supposed to launch these flights last March but the plans were modified amid the impact of the pandemic. Strong connections Four years ago, Japan Airlines and Aeroflot launched their expensive business partnership. JAL noted that the fl …

March 4, 2021| 49 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 …

February 25, 2021| 65 0

Boeing Wanted To Change 777 Engine Covers Before United Failure

New information has surfaced in the wake of the United Airlines 777 engine failure at the weekend. An internal document from the FAA indicates that Boeing was aware of a problem with the engine covers on certain aircraft and had been planning to redesign them in the future. Engine cover redesigns have been discussed for years With the industry still …

February 20, 2021| 59 0

JAL Ups Domestic Flights Amid Earthquake And Bullet Train Suspensions

Japan Airlines (JAL) will continue to perform additional services to various parts of Tohoku and increase the size of its aircraft from February 22nd. These decisions are based on the fact that the Tohoku-Hokkaido Shinkansen rail line has been partially suspended due to the earthquake that occurred off the coast of Fukushima Prefecture on February …

February 9, 2021| 61 0

Why The MD-11 Was More Successful As A Cargo Aircraft

The trijet McDonnell Douglas MD-11 took its maiden flight a little over 31 years ago. However, the aircraft is only active with four airlines these days – all of them cargo operators. Despite once being flown by passenger airlines around the world such as Finnair, KLM, Japan Airlines, and VARIG, the jet no longer takes on a passenger role. So why w …

February 8, 2021| 53 0

Which Airlines Fly The Largest Boeing 787-8 Fleets?

The Boeing 787 is a revolutionary widebody aircraft, offering exceptional efficiency and passenger comfort. The smallest variant of the aircraft, the 787-8, was the first one built and known as the original Dreamliner. So which airline operates the largest fleet of the smallest 787? ANA The launch operator of the Boeing 787 program, Japan’s ANA is th …

January 31, 2021| 78 0

Meet J-AIR: JAL’s Subsidiary Flying Embraer Regional Jets

Similar to British Airways having its BA CityFlyer brand and KLM operating KLM CityHopper, Japan Airlines has a regional brand by the name of J-AIR. This regional subsidiary, wholly owned by the JAL Group and affiliate  one world alliance member, has been operating since 1996. Let’s find out more about this Japanese, all-Embraer airline brand. Airline …

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