In the past few days, Qatari flag carrier; Qatar Airways has unveiled a new livery for the FIFA world cup which is due to be held in Doha, Qatar in 2 years time.

Yesterday (29/10/20) Kuwait’s flag carrier; Kuwait Airways took delivery of both its first and second A330-800 NEO as part of their order for eight of the aircraft.with the pandemic still ongoing ad airlines still trying to cut costs we will be looking at the advantages of taking the new fuel efficient aircraft and where the Kuwaiti carrier will be flying them.

The Boeing 777X is slated to be the future of air travel. The new aircraft is a more fuel-efficient variant of the traditional 777 while also carrying more passengers thus making it the ideal replacement for not only older 777’s but also the Boeing 747. So today we will be looking at who has ordered Boeing’s latest flagship.

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted airlines greatly with many airlines reporting astonishing losses, with a vaccine still undergoing trials and Europe facing a second wave it seems that airlines will start to reshuffle their fleets and lay-off more staff. The Airbus A380 has been an aircraft that has been a casualty of the pandemic, we have already seen Air France retire its A380s and rumours that British Airways will retire their A380 Fleet the next airline to be considering the retirement of their A380s is German Flag Carrier, Lufthansa.

On August 13th 2020,The UAE and Israel announced that they would be normalising relations between the two countries. The news stated that the first commercial flight between Israel and the UAE would take place on the 31st of August, Following the return flight from the UAE. It is understood that El Al (The Israeli National Carrier) will now start operating cargo flights between Tel Aviv and Dubai.

The Airbus A318 is the smallest aircraft of the A320 family, dubbed “the baby bus” it never sold as well as other variants of the A320 family.With British Airways retiring their one and only aircraft, that previously operated an exclusive business class service out of London city airport to New York’s JFK as BA1 (Using the flight number once used for Concorde flights to JFK), it is becoming harder to travel on the A318. So today we are going to be taking a look at the airlines that still operate the aircraft.

The covid-19 pandemic has drastically reduced the demand for aircraft meaning that airlines don’t particularly need their older fleets of aircraft such as the 747. This week Qantas completed its last commercial flight before the aircraft are scrapped. However, last night a memo was sent to British Airways staff with the news of the airline considering retiring the aircraft.

There is no doubt that the covid-19 pandemic will have long lasting effects on the world for years to come. However in the middle of a pandemic that has proven to have the worst effect on the world’s economy to date, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has given the go ahead for his Aircraft to be repainted at an astonishing price of (aprox) £900,000.

On the 24th of June 2020 Emirates announced that it would be restarting A380 flights to Paris Charles De Gaulle (CDG) and London Heathrow (LHR) on the 15th of July.With the majority of the A380’s either grounded or being put into and early retirement it looked like there was no future for the aircraft.However news has surfaced of another A380 carrier looking to bring the aircraft back into service in August.

While the world is still working through the covid-19 pandemic, we are starting to make our way back to some form of normality.With that people are starting to want to travel again, so today we will be looking at the UK government’s list of countries that vistors can arrive from and not have to quarantine; and what that means for airlines across the globe.

As countries around the world start to get the coronavirus under control, we will now start to see the slow rebound of air travel. Although airlines don’t expect that capacity will recover to pre-pandemic levels until around the middle of the decade, their main focus now is to start trying to get back to normal-notably shown by the relaunch of 4 US routes by Turkish Airlines in the month of June.

Along with the announcement of the €15 billon aid package for the French aviation sector, the French government has revealed that it will be heavily backing the development of a “zero carbon” aircraft.

A replacement for the A320 by 2030
Working towards a carbon neutral aircraft will be a challenge for France and Airbus. However, it won’t launch as a carbon neutral aircraft. It is expected that the complete A320 family will be reworked and relaunched.

The world’s favourite aircraft,with the world’s favourite airline

With the covid-19 pandemic taking an ever increasing toll on the aviation industry and the introduction of more fuel efficient aircraft such as the Airbus A350 and Boeing 787,we take a look back at the history of the British Airways 747; which could sadly be the next casualty of the pandemic.