With the current spreading Omicron variant, many airlines have announced a reduced network for the upcoming weeks. Instead of slow growth, we see yet another fallback and the recovery of the industry seems still far away. In these times it seems logical to avoid any unnecessary costs, yet still Lufthansa (despite cancelling 33’000 flights inContinue reading “Why flying empty makes sense at the moment”
Over the past 2 months, hundreds of pilots have been forced into three-week long quarantine periods in Hong Kong’s Penny’s Bay facility. The rooms consisted of converted shipping containers and people staying there were allowed no outdoor time. Pilots in the quarantine have come from a variety of airlines, like British Airways and Cathay Pacific.Continue reading “Thousands of pilots were forced into quarantine in Hong Kong”
Over the past few days, governments have begun closing their borders to flights originating in southern Africa due to the emergence of a potentially vaccine-evading variant of Covid-19 – the Omicron variant. With international travel just beginning to return to levels that make flying profitable, the new variant may be another hurdle for airlines asContinue reading “Countries re-introduce travel bans in response to Omicron variant”
Avianca plans to emerge from the Covid-19 crisis as a smaller but stronger competitor, with partner United Airlines at its side, under a new restructuring plan that has been filed with US bankruptcy court. The Bogotá-based carrier’s plan, which was submitted to the court on Tuesday, lacks any significant additional changes to Avianca. Bogota andContinue reading “Avianca Banks Partnering with United Airlines in Bankruptcy Exit Plan”
With the current headlines in the news where COVID19 cases are still high and new variants keep expanding, you might think this headline is unbelievable. However, society has a growing travel demand, the aviation sector itself of course wants this too. What signs do we see at the moment? Demand for air travel, especially forContinue reading “First Signs of Recovery for the Aviation Industry”
The growth of air cargo, especially for e-commerce, implies a need for more than 1,500 aircrafts to be converted from Passenger to Freighter(P2F).
This summer of 2021, there has been a dramatic uptick in air travel and passenger demand in the aviation industry. Airports are much busier than they initially were at the beginning of the pandemic, and airlines are receiving increasingly more travelers. Parking lots at the airport are filling up with cars, and lines inside theContinue reading “Travel Demand Skyrockets This Summer”
While the COVID19 pandemic is still slowing down aviation and the globe in general, it is obvious (hopefully) that the travel movements will increase again. Besides the direct health status, the documentation will play a crucial role in the recovery process. Why? To ensure people will travel again, the airlines have to offer the flightsContinue reading “IATA Travel Pass – a way out of the pandemic?”
Ever since the introduction of the COVID-19 vaccine, the aviation industry has been playing a critical role in the transportation of this valuable asset. Countries all around the world are in urgent need of this vaccine, and the world is counting on it to put an end to the global pandemic. However, the transportation ofContinue reading “Transportation of the COVID-19 Vaccine”
The new coronavirus strain is testing the borders in Europe and the world again, after the announcement made by UK’s government last Saturday that a new strain appeared to be spreading 70% faster than the other variants and the minister has canceled the planned five-day Christmas holiday that had been planned to be from theContinue reading “The restrictions to UK (New Covid strain)”
Yes, that title is correct. Flying is safer than grocery shopping during this global pandemic. How could flying on a plane, the main cause for the spread of COVID-19, be safer than grocery shopping? It may seem unbelievable, but it’s true. Even the thought of flying during the pandemic may terrify many people, but restContinue reading “Why Flying is Safer Than Grocery Shopping During the COVID-19 Pandemic”
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 (UsingContinue reading “AIRBUS A318-WHERE CAN I FLY THE BABY BUS?”
There is perhaps no other commercial airliner as iconic as the Boeing 747. A presence in our skies for over fifty years, it has transported millions of passengers across the world. Since its introduction with Pan American Airlines in 1970, it has persevered as one of the forerunners of commercial flight. Often labeled as theContinue reading “The Queen of the Skies’ Success Story”
Nowadays, the globe is undergoing extraordinary conditions-ones that were never experienced before! These conditions are especially tough on the aviation and airlines industry; but with travel demand increasing day by day and as countries loosen restrictions, airlines and airplane manufacturers are mounting a major push to build confidence among travellers.
During the covid-19 pandemic the majority of the airlines operating the Airbus A380, including Qatar Airways, grounded the aircraft. But with travel demand increasing day by day and as countries loosen restrictions, we will have a look at the airlines plan for it’s A380 fleet.
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 airlineContinue reading “British Airways to retire its 747 fleet immediately.”
The morning of July 15th, an airplane of Etihad Airways coming from the United Arab Emirates landed at Mexico City’s International Airport. The aircraft was carrying medical equipment and supplies intended to the medical authorities to attend the COVID-19 patients and mexican citizens previously stranded in the arab country.
Virgin Atlantic is working to secure a deal worth £1 BN. The package includes a cash injection from Richard Branson, whom has previously stated that he is not able to provide any cash support to any of his airlines.
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 toContinue reading ““BORIS FORCE ONE””
The world finds itself in the 5th month since the massive spread of the new COVID-19 virus, and the airlines sector is taking new movements to reactivate the normal operations under the new status quo known as “the new normal”. One of the airlines that is trying to survive the medical crisis is Interjet, theContinue reading “INTERJET PREPARES ITSELF TO TAKE OFF UNDER NEW NORMAL”
Two days ago on July 3rd 2020, the news was released that Air France and Hop! airlines are taking into consideration reducing their operational staff to the quantity of 7,580 workers-at least until 2022. This is considered as a possible measure to resist and cope with the low demand in air transport produced by theContinue reading “Air France and Hop! Airlines willing to reduce their workforce due to medical crisis”
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;Continue reading “UK announces quarantine free countries”
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-notablyContinue reading “Turkish Airlines to relaunch 4 US routes this month.”
The aviation industry is going through a very tough time nowadays due to the global spread of the corona virus, and with its negative repercussions on the aviation industry, demand is at an all time low for air travel. Analysts say that the current effect is larger that the aftermaths of 9/11 and the 2008Continue reading “Emirates declares the Airbus A380 as “over””
May 2020: The corona virus pandemic has reached more than 4 Million cases world-wide and the need for medical supplies has reached an all time peak. Correspondingly, the need for cargo flights have skyrocketed as well.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) supports the idea of wearing face coverings for passengers and masks for crew while on board aircraft as a temporary procedure to prevent from the spread of CoronaVirus (COVID19) when people return to traveling by air.
COVID-19 has proven to be a tumultuous time for people worldwide. In their effort to keep people safe, certain airlines have instituted new policies which include passengers having to wear a mask when flying aboard their aircraft and transitting through the airport.
South African Airways (SAA) has been a hot topic in the will-they-won’t-they collapse conversation. The Business Rescue Partners (BRP’s) requested a ZAR 10 Billion bailout from the South African Government-which was denied. As such, the BRP’s have stated that they intend to begin proceedings on retrenching their entire staff by the end of this month.
On the 7th of April, Geneva – The International Air Transport Association (IATA)-released a new analysis showing that 25 million jobs are at risk of disappearing with the plummeting demand for air travel amid the COVID-19 crisis.