May 29, 2021| 129 0

Airbus Updates Suppliers On Production Plans

Aircraft manufacturer Airbus issued a press release on Thursday, May 27, providing an update to its suppliers, citing that it would continue to expect the commercial aircraft market to have a steady recovery to pre-Covid levels between the years 2023 to 2025, and this recovery will be led by the single-aisle segment as short-haul journeys in domest …

May 24, 2021| 140 0

Singapore Airlines Group commits to net-zero carbon emissions

The Singapore Airlines (SIA) Group announced on Monday (24 May) that it would commit to achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. The group airlines, Singapore Airlines, Scoot, and SIA Cargo, will invest in new-generation aircraft, adopt low-carbon technology such as sustainable aviation fuels, and source high-quality carbon offsets, the company …

May 19, 2021| 160 0

Singapore Airlines Passenger Capacity Hits 24% Of Pre-COVID Levels

Singapore Airlines continues to experience the full brunt of the global travel downturn. The airline’s April 2021 operating results reveal the airline has clawed back ground from its 2020 nadir but continues to substantially underperform compared to 2019. Numbers show a slow improvement at Singapore Airlines In April this year, Singapore Airlines car …

April 28, 2021| 154 0

State-Owned Vs Private Airlines – What’s The Difference?

On the surface, the difference between state-owned and private airlines is clear. A government wholly or partially owns state-owned airlines. Private companies, and in some cases millions of shareholders, own private airlines. But in reality, the distinction is not always so clear. The distinction between state-owned and private airlines is not alwa …

April 28, 2021| 163 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| 157 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 …

April 5, 2021| 214 0

Italy Has A New Airline: EGO Airways Operates Maiden Flight

Although the airline company was founded almost two years ago, EGO Airways only operated its maiden flight just last week. On March 30th, the airline’s one and only Embraer E190 (affectionately named Martina) took off from Catania Fontanarossa Airport (CTA) for Giuseppe Verdi Airport in Parma (PMF). EGO Airways’ first commercial flight According to E …

March 23, 2021| 235 0

Airbus A380 Operators: Which Airlines Are Left?

As airlines plan their future after a tough year, there is one aircraft type going missing: the Airbus A380. Several carriers have announced the superjumbos retirement in recent months, leaving its future in jeopardy. So what airlines are left operating the A380? Are they currently in service? Let’s find out. Emirates Starting with the airline with t …

March 6, 2021| 183 0

Why Is The Airbus A350-900 More Popular Than The A350-1000?

The Airbus A350 XWB family represents an exciting development in next-generation long-haul air travel for the European manufacturer. It first flew in 2013, and entered service with Qatar Airways two years later. The family consists of the A350-900 and -1000 variants, of which the former has seen far more commercial success. But why is this the case …

March 5, 2021| 150 0

After 30 Years Singapore Airlines Flies The Boeing 737 Again

Previously operated by Singapore Airlines (SIA) decades ago, the 737 as an aircraft type will once again operate under the carrier’s brand and livery. Up until now, the Southeast Asian airline had delegated much of its low-demand, short-haul operations to subsidiary airline Silkair. Now that the Silkair brand and its operations are being absorbed b …

March 3, 2021| 122 0

Singapore Airlines Opens Training Facilities To Local Business

Singapore Airlines has opened up its training facilities to local businesses outside the aviation industry. The Singapore Airlines Academy now offers a range of courses to external clients, including ‘service excellence’ and ‘organizational innovation,’ with classes run by the airline’s award-winning staff trainers. Singapore Airlines shares its sec …

February 28, 2021| 155 0

Sunday Reads: Our Most Notable Stories This Week

Welcome to the first of a new, weekly roundup of the week’s top stories! As always, it has been a busy week in the airline industry, so let’s have a look at what some of our biggest articles have been since Monday. Singapore Airlines A380 leaves storage Monday saw a Singapore Airlines Airbus A380 made its first flight since last June! The aircraft ha …

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