November 8, 2021| 91 0

LATAM RECONNECTS THE UK TO SOUTH AMERICA

LATAM Airlines has reinstated nonstop London to São Paulo service with four flights weekly from December 3, 2021. LATAM will utilize a 777 aircraft on the route. The last LATAM flight departed London on 17 January 2021 before government restrictions were put in place between the UK and Brazil due to the pandemic. Joao Murias, LATAM Airlines Regiona …

July 3, 2021| 101 0

flypop Aims To Be The Lowest Cost Airline On The Planet

After having delayed its launch due to the COVID-19 pandemic, United Kingdom startup airline flypop still aims to become the lowest cost airline on the planet. Now planning to begin flights between the UK and India in October, flypop is hoping that India will have been added to the UK’s list of green counties by then. Unlike other airlines that burn …

March 17, 2021| 117 0

LATAM Given Green Light To Operate 3 Special Lisbon Flights

The Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has given LATAM the green light to operate three humanitarian flights to Lisbon, Portugal. The decision comes one month and a half after Portugal closed its airspace to flights arriving from Brazil due to the new COVID-19 variants. When will these flights happen? So far, there have been three humanitarian fli …

March 15, 2021| 117 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 9, 2021| 289 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) …

March 4, 2021| 103 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 …

March 3, 2021| 116 0

American Airlines to Fly Its 737 MAX to South America

American Airlines has its recently reintroduced Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft scheduled to fly between the U.S and South America. From March 5, the Forth Worth-based carrier will fly the single-aisle Boeing between Miami and Manaus in North Eastern Brazil. The news was reported by Aviacionline, based on Cirium data. From March 5, American Airlines Boein …

February 24, 2021| 145 0

The Rise Of JetBlue: How And Why The Airline Is Winning

American low-cost airline JetBlue has shown impressive growth over the past 20 years. Since its launch in 2000, it has expanded to become one of the country’s top airlines. It worked hard to differentiate itself from the competition, with better onboard amenities and a new business class concept. And perhaps the best is still to come, with a revamp …

February 7, 2021| 121 0

Iberia Seeks To Expand Its Maintenance Portfolio

Spanish national flag carrier Iberia has its eyes firmly focused on the future. It seeks to expand its aircraft maintenance facility by converting a massive hangar and its workshops into an aeronautical industry hub for Southern Europe. Invited to see and learn about the project was Madrid mayor José Luis Martínez-Almeida. Iberia’s decision to devel …

January 31, 2021| 150 0

Exclusive: Avianca Sees Europe As Key Market Despite Restrictions

Avianca performs long-haul services across the Atlantic Ocean to the likes of Madrid, Barcelona, and London. The airline’s CEO, Anko van der Werff recently spoke with Simple Flying about his company’s services to Europe. Altogether, the region remains a key market for the flag carrier of Colombia despite the change of climate amid the pandemic. Stro …

January 25, 2021| 106 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 17, 2021| 124 0

Aerolineas Argentinas Flies Nonstop A330 Flight From Moscow With Vaccines

An Aerolíneas Argentinas Airbus A330 landed in Buenos Aires nonstop from Moscow yesterday. The widebody aircraft transported 300,000 doses of the second component of the Sputnik V vaccine. Vital moments The doses of this vaccine will be used to complete the Sputnik treatment program that began in Argentina late last month. More doses are expected to …

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