July 3, 2021| 199 0

airBaltic’s A220s Head To Scotland With A New Edinburgh Connection

Yesterday, airBaltic launched a new service between Riga and Edinburgh. The Latvian airline, which also has hubs in Lithuania and Estonia, will connect the two cities with a twice-weekly service. A two-and-a-half-hour service On July 2nd, airBaltic launched its new Riga-Edinburgh service, connecting the capital cities of Latvia and Scotland. Launched …

June 3, 2021| 187 0

Where Did KLM Fly Its MD-11 Fleet?

KLM had 10 MD-11s in all, with the first example arriving in 1993 – some 28 years ago. KLM retired the type in 2014, marking the end of all passenger MD-11 services worldwide. Looking back, KLM used the three-engine aircraft to 36 destinations between 2004 and 2014. The end of the MD-11 in scheduled passenger service came on October 26th, 2014, when …

March 10, 2021| 169 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 9, 2021| 355 0

Caribbean Airlines Eyes New York To Barbados Flights

Subject to regulatory approvals, Trinidad and Tobago national flag carrier Caribbean Airlines plans to launch non-stop flights between New York and Barbados starting April 1, 2021. The once-weekly service will depart Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI) on Thursdays at 12:40 and arrive at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) …

January 27, 2021| 195 0

What’s Behind The Surge In New North America To India Routes

2021 will mark the beginning of several new connections between North America and India. From Air India’s Bangalore to San Francisco to United’s Delhi to Chicago service, carriers are jumping on the chance to start new routes. So what is driving this surge? And why are new routes cropping up at a time of low demand? Long coming Despite being one of t …

January 18, 2021| 141 0

ICAO: COVID-19 Brings Air Travel Numbers Back To 2003 Levels

The UN agency for civil aviation, ICAO, says international passenger traffic is down 60% and back to 2003 levels. The finding follows the release of a study into the impact of COVID-19 on civil aviation. And according to ICAO, 2021 won’t be much better for airlines than in 2020. 2020 a torrid year for the world’s airlines In the full year to December …

January 11, 2021| 193 0

How Icelandair Fulfils Its Wider Role In Icelandic Economy And Society

Icelandair recognizes the wonders that its country has to offer. The airline has expressed that there are plenty of tourism opportunities across Iceland, and it aspires to play an integral part in the nation’s progress in this field. Simple Flying recently had the opportunity to speak with the chief executive officer of Iceland’s flag carrier, Bogi …

January 6, 2021| 284 0

Airline Start-Up Of The Week: South Africa’s Webclift Airways

Prospective South African airline, Webclift Airways, has ambitious plans. The start-up is yet to get planes, its air operator’s certificate and is seeking further funding. But already, Webclift Airways is eyeing flights between Johannesburg and Miami sometime in 2022. Johannesburg – Miami on Webclift’s radar According to the airline’s website, Webcli …

January 6, 2021| 210 0


Air New Zealand crew flying to LA and San Francisco will now overnight in Hawaii in a bid to reduce COVID infection. The move comes amid rising cases worldwide and concerns that airline employees could inadvertently bring the virus into New Zealand, which has virtually eliminated the pandemic. Chief executive Greg Foran said his teams worked “th …

January 3, 2021| 159 0

Korean Air Returns To Almost All North American Destinations

South Korean carrier Korean Air has been slowly rebuilding its network over the past few months, restoring its list of destinations to a pre-March 2020 state. On December 31st, the airline issued a revised list of destinations, and most of its North American destinations are back – well, almost. Korean Air’s North American destinations Revised and pu …

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