March 8, 2021| 25 0

A Look At The Routes A350 Startup PRAGUSA.ONE Will Fly

Earlier today, Simple Flying brought to you the exclusive story of PRAGUSA.ONE, a startup airline that plans to operate a fleet of four A350 aircraft in Premium Economy class configuration only. Now, let’s take a look at some of the routes that PRAGUSA.ONE plans to operate. Capturing the transfer market PRAGUSA.ONE is a British company that hopes to …

March 5, 2021| 20 0

Why Has Icelandair Flown A Boeing 767 To Antarctica And Back?

Even though Icelandair’s aircraft are based just outside of the Arctic Circle, one of its Boeing 767-300ERs took a trip to the other side of the globe to Antarctica last week. The jet was operated by Loftleiðir, which is Icelandair’s charter subsidiary. Its mission was to offload provisions for staff at the Norwegian Polar Institute’s Troll Researc …

March 4, 2021| 23 0

The Netherlands Extends Ban On UK And South Africa Flights

The Netherlands’ government has decided to extend the ban on passenger flights from Great Britain, South Africa, and several countries in South America. The ban on flights from these countries arriving in Holland was due to expire today but has now been extended to April 1 following recommendations from the government’s Outbreak Management Team. Dut …

February 28, 2021| 31 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 …

February 11, 2021| 37 0

Could The US Be About To Restrict Domestic Travel?

The Biden administration is mulling over the prospects of implementing domestic travel restrictions to curb the spread of the new coronavirus variants. Amid progress in the vaccine rollout this year, officials are looking to take precautions while the program continues. Ongoing talks According to McClatchy DC, the White House has been discussing pote …

February 8, 2021| 45 0

Qantas Looks At South Africa Again For Post-Crisis Route

Qantas is taking another look at South Africa and eyeing a potential second route into the country, talking up possible flights between Perth and Johannesburg. It isn’t a new plan, having had several public airings over the last few years but failing to get off the ground. However, with Qantas scouting new network opportunities once international f …

February 5, 2021| 54 0

Martinair Boeing 747 Looses Panel Departing Amsterdam Schiphol

The Dutch Safety Board is searching for a lost Boeing 747 panel. It fell off a plane operated by cargo carrier Martinair Holland somewhere above the Netherlands on January 16th. The aircraft made it safely to its destination in Kenya, and the reason for the accident is under investigation. Plane found, location of the panel remains unknown If anyone …

January 30, 2021| 45 0

Germany Implements New Travel Ban From High-Risk Origins

After warning that new restrictions were being considered and examined, Germany is imposing new travel bans from seven different countries. To mitigate the spread of more contagious variants, the country will be limiting arrivals from a number of countries, including the UK, Ireland, Brazil, Portugal. African countries affected include Lesotho, Esw …

January 30, 2021| 30 0

Qatar Airways Suspends Bookings From 3 Countries Including UAE

For the following week, Qatar Airways is temporarily suspending new bookings from the UAE, South Africa, and Rwanda. The move is being undertaken at the request of the UK government. However, the airline is allowing for some exceptions. Suspending new bookings, not flights Qatar Airways will be suspending new bookings from the UAE, South Africa, and …

January 25, 2021| 23 0

KLM maintains long-haul flights after testing protocols agreed

KLM has reached agreement with Dutch health authorities on protocols for its crews travelling from states not on the Netherlands’ list of safe countries, a move enabling it to continue long-haul operations. The carrier’s long-haul operations had been in jeopardy after the Dutch authorities implemented tighter travel restrictions to counter new Covid …

January 21, 2021| 36 0

Qatar Airways Increases Partnership With IAG’s Iberia

Qatar Airways today revealed that it plans to increase its strategic partnership with Spanish airline Iberia. Qatar Airways owns 25.1% of Iberia’s owner, the International Airlines Group. The move comes as Qatar Airways looks to strengthen passengers’ travel options to South America through a range of partnerships. Qatar Airways is no stranger to co …

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