March 15, 2021| 26 0

Portugal Removed From UK Red Travel List But Holidays Still Banned

To prevent new coronavirus variants from entering the country, the British government drew up a ‘red list’ of high-risk countries in January. While all international arrivals into the UK are currently required to quarantine, red list arrivals had to do so at their own expense in specially designated hotels. Two months later, Portugal is set to be r …

March 10, 2021| 27 0

TUI Takes New 737 MAX: 9 Hour Delivery Flight From Seattle To London

TUI has received another 737 MAX, which flew over nine hours across North America and the Atlantic from Seattle to London. The plane is TUI’s 18th MAX-8 in the fleet and has been christened with the name ‘Ibiza.’ TUI’s MAX flew from Seattle to London A Boeing 737 MAX-8 plane flew an impressive nine hours en route to carrier TUI. The jet took off from …

March 10, 2021| 22 0

Uganda Airlines Secures Morning Landing Slot At London Heathrow

Uganda Airlines has secured an early morning landing slot at London Heathrow Airport. The flight from Entebbe will land in Heathrow at 06:00 AM, a prime time for business travelers and considered one of the most coveted slots at the airport. Uganda will fly its brand new Airbus A330neo on the route. New slot According to Daily Monitor, Uganda Airline …

March 2, 2021| 33 0

Uganda Airlines To Fly The Rare Airbus A330-800 To London Heathrow

The shorter variant of the A330neo, the A330-800, will be heading to London Heathrow among a number of other destinations. Uganda Airlines will be operating the jet out of its Entebbe hub. This nine-hour, 3,500NM service to London is expected to commence on March 28th with a five-times-weekly frequency. Service to commence on March 28th As part of a …

February 25, 2021| 29 0

ANA To Cut CO2 By Scrapping Printed Magazines

All Nippon Airways (ANA) is taking steps to reach its sustainability goals by providing its inflight magazine and other onboard publications digitally. From April, these magazines and newspapers will be transitioned to be offered on the internet and on the Japanese carrier’s mobile app. Adapting to the times ANA highlights that the decision to move t …

February 24, 2021| 48 0

Jet Airways Relaunch Planned For Later This Year

It’s approaching two years since Jet Airways was grounded. On April 17th, 2019, the Indian carrier suspended all flight operations amid its ongoing financial issues. However, the carrier is set to relaunch within four to six months under new management. A twist of fate  Last October, Kalrock Capital and Murari Lal Jalan took over Jet Airways. Ka …

February 19, 2021| 30 0

United Airlines Announces New London Heathrow Route From Boston

Today United Airlines revealed that it is to launch a new route to London Heathrow (LHR) later this year. While the exact start date is yet to be confirmed, we know that the airline plans to fly a Boeing 767-300ER to London’s primary airport from Boston Logan International Airport (BOS). The transatlantic flight corridor from London to the United St …

February 18, 2021| 29 0

British Airways A318 Baby Bus Embarks On One Final Flight

British Airways has sent its Airbus A318 Baby Bus to Twente Airport in the Netherlands. The aircraft was retired by the airline last year, after its only route from London City (LCY) to New York City (JFK) was suspended, meaning that it was no longer needed. Many aircraft have been stored or retired as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The impacts …

February 13, 2021| 30 0

COVID-19 Delays COMAC C919 Testing Until Autumn

Originally slated to take place in March, natural icing trials for COMAC’s C919 are being postponed due to COVID-19 travel complications. The A320 and 737 competitor was to undertake this phase of testing in London, Ontario, Canada. All aircraft must show they can withstand and then shed layers of ice without any impact on performance. Delayed to au …

February 6, 2021| 24 0

On This Day In Aviation History: The Munich Air Disaster

Today marks 63 years since the crash of British European Airways flight 609 at Munich-Riem Airport, West Germany, on February 6th, 1958. The accident, which became known as the Munich Air Disaster, occurred as the flight attempted to depart in snowy conditions. Alongside the enormous tragedy of the crash, in which more than half the occupants peris …

February 5, 2021| 35 0

Stowaway Survives Flight Clinging To Landing Gear At 19,000 Feet

A stowaway has had a lucky escape, according to reports originating out of Maastricht. A 16-year-old Kenyan boy survived a flight, clinging to the landing gear, and is currently being treated in hospital. The flight is thought to be a Turkish Airlines cargo flight operated by an Airbus A330 from London’s Stansted Airport. While rare, stowaway storie …

February 4, 2021| 38 0

10 Boeing 787 Dreamliners Have Been Part Of Qantas’ Repatriation

Except for its A380 fleet, Qantas has been quietly bringing many of its planes back into service. That includes many of its Boeing 787 and Airbus A330s that mostly get used on international services. With Qantas stepping up its repatriation flights, the airline’s distinctive red tail is beginning to re-appear again at airports worldwide. All but one …

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