August 22, 2021| 1 0


Since the fall of Kabul, Afghanistan to the Taliban forces on 15th August, the world has joined together to rescue their nationals and Afghans. We have compiled a list of ten countries that are flying day and night, in very difficult conditions, to rescue as many people as possible. Please note the below list of countries is not complete or exhaustive. There are some countries we did not cover in this post. (The Netherlands, Czech Republic, Denmark etc) Canada Canada is using two CC-177 Globemaster’s to rescue Canadian nationals and Afghan refugees fleeing the Taliban takeover. The first flight left Kabul airport late Thursday evening, carrying 175 Afghans and 13 foreign nationals. “The Globemaster’s are currently being reconfigured to carry the maximum number of people as safely as possible, and Canadian Armed Forces personnel are empowered to make decisions on the ground in the interest of saving human lives.” Department of National Defence spokesperson Jessica Lamirande. Germany On 18th August the first of three Afghanistan evacuee flights, on behalf of the German government, arrived at Frankfurt with 130 people. The Airbus A340-300 from Lufthansa picked up passengers who had been taken by the German air force from the Afghan capital of Kabul to the Uzbek capital of Tashkent. Further special flights from Tashkent, Doha and other neighbouring nations are due to be used for evacuation purposes in the next few days. Also, German Joint Forces are performing rescue flights using the A400; as of yesterday 11 flights had been performed, with 1640 people on board in total. Pakistan Pakistan International Airlines was the only commercial airline continuing to fly to Kabul, after all the others had pulled out by 16th August. However after multiple flights and evacuating about 2000 people from Kabul, including journalists, diplomats and staff of the IMF/World Bank, PIA decided to suspend operations, due to unsafe tarmac and taxiways, debris and lack of relevant airport staff and facilities for flight operations. On Friday 20th, PIA operated two flights using an A320 and a Boeing 777. The CEO of PIA, Arshad Malik, personally flew to Kabul to assess the situation. USA The US is […]

July 3, 2021| 375 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 …

July 3, 2021| 474 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 …

April 30, 2021| 459 0

United flies ventilators to Delhi

On Wednesday, United helped facilitate the first shipment of ventilators from Chicago to Delhi on flight UA898. “United was honoured to play a role in transporting these ventilators, donated by the US-India Chamber of Commerce DFW, to the Indian Red Cross. This is the first of several efforts United will be taking to support India during this time o …

March 15, 2021| 429 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 15, 2021| 413 0

Japan Airlines Set To Stop Issuing Paper Flight Timetable Books

After 70 years of publishing its timetables in paper booklet form, Japan Airlines will stop issuing physical copies of its flight schedule. The final edition of the historic booklets has already been printed and sent to airports across Japan. Final editions available now If you are based in Japan or passing through in the next few weeks, you might be …

March 14, 2021| 313 0

Virgin Atlantic Looks To Receive Over $200m In Additional Funding

Virgin Atlantic is organizing a further £160 million (~$223m) support package with its shareholders and creditors. This move follows a £1.2 billion (~$1.67bn) privately-funded solvent recapitalization six months ago. However, as the impact of the pandemic continues, the British carrier is looking for additional funding. The climate remains harsh The …

March 13, 2021| 395 0

Portugal Seeks EU Approval For $553mn In Aid For TAP Air Portugal

TAP Air Portugal is one of many airlines that has had to undergo a restructuring process to negate the financial impacts of COVID-19. However, while this process is ongoing, it still has expenses to cover in terms of its running costs. As such, the Portuguese government has sought EU approval to provide ‘interim aid’ during this restructuring perio …

March 10, 2021| 410 0

Wow: Ryanair Plans 1,800+ Routes For Summer 2021

Ryanair expects 1,809 routes this summer across 221 airports and 37 countries. Its top-10 route list will see big changes, with Italy now more important than ever. Italy, Spain, and the UK are Ryanair’s largest countries, with more than three-quarters of all flights touching them. Ryanair expects 1,809 routes this summer Ryanair expects to operate 1, …

March 9, 2021| 390 0

Loganair Launches New Regional Connectivity Routes

Loganair has announced two new routes: City of Derry to Liverpool and Teesside to Bristol. Liverpool replaces Ryanair, while Teesside-Bristol will temporarily replace Loganair’s non-stop Aberdeen-Bristol. New routes for Loganair Loganair is to begin new services from City of Derry to Liverpool and Teesside to Bristol. Neither route will have direct c …

March 7, 2021| 362 0

In Photos: The Wizz Air UK Wales Flyover

After writing about the upcoming opening of Wizz Air UK’s new base in South Wales yesterday, we thought we would follow it up with some photos of the amazing flyover. To celebrate the carrier’s new maintenance facility at Cardiff Airport (CWL), Wizz Air decided to arrive in style. Four of the budget airline’s Airbus A321s departed Luton Airport (LT …

March 6, 2021| 406 0

Wizz Air UK Plans Special Wales Flyover As It Continues To Expand

Ahead of opening its first base in Wales, Hungarian low-cost carrier Wizz Air’s UK-registered subsidiary plans to make a big entrance by flying the jets low over Cardiff, Newport, and Swansea to let the public know that Wizz Air has arrived. Wizz Air will fly four Airbus narrowbody airliners low over the Welsh countryside on Saturday before bringin …

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