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airBaltic to Maintain Essential Connectivity for the Baltics During Winter

As of October 25, the winter schedule of Latvian airline airBaltic is now in force. During this season, airBaltic plans to connect Riga with 40 destinations across its network, offering flights to major European business hubs and a small selection of leisure and skiing destinatio...

Baltic Travel Group – flight through corona caused tourism crisis

Since the beginning of 2020 we all are living very unusual and complex situation due to corona pandemic. Never before nor any country neither any economy lived such lockdowns, such quarantine caused disasters. Do you imagine how this situation impacted travel industry? Where we all are related to...

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Iconic British Airways 747 ‘QUEEN OF THE SKIES’ to be preserved at Cotswold airport

Cotswold Airport will be the permanent home to an iconic British Airways 747 aircraft for locals and visitors to enjoy. The Boeing 747, registration G-CIVB, will be permanently retired at Cotswold Airport, near Kemble in Gloucestershire. The aircraft is painted in the unique Negus livery which adorned British Airways planes in the 1970s and 1980s. The aircraft was one of four painted in heritag...

Greetings on airBaltic 25th anniversary

To honour the 25th anniversary since the Latvian airline airBaltic launched commercial operations, the airline’s employees are sending positive greetings to everyone all over the globe through a sincere video. The main idea behind the video is to show that it is important to celebrate milestones and show the strength of the team no matter the circumstances. airBalt...

SITA steps up smart border solutions to support new regulations for entry and exit to the EU Schengen Zone

SITA released a Positioning Paper detailing its latest generation of smart border solutions to facilitate the implementation of the new European Union Schengen Zone border controls planned for 2022. SITA’s new TS6 Automated Border Control (ABC) Kiosks have been developed to accommodate future upgrades and changing requirements, such as the use of new biometric capture devices or th...

First SAS A321LR delivered using sustainable jet fuel

SAS has taken delivery of its first of three A321LR on lease from Air Lease Corporation (NYSE: AL), becoming the newest operator of the most efficient long-haul single aisle aircraft. The A321LR is powered by CFM Leap-1A engines. The delivery flight from Airbus Hamburg to its home base in Copenhagen uses a 10 percent sustainable jet fuel blend. The initiative is part of SAS’s commitment...

Inmarsat and Hughes bring unrivalled inflight connectivity to North American airlines and passengers

Inmarsat unveiled a major strategic collaboration with Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global leader in broadband satellite networks and services, marking an important new step change for North American commercial airlines and their passengers. GX+ North America is a transformational aviation connectivity solution, which has been specifically designed for North American co...

Lufthansa will deploy four Airbus A350-900s to Frankfurt hub this winter

For the duration of the winter timetable (until the end of March 2021) Lufthansa will be deploying four of the currently parked Airbus A350-900s to its hub in Frankfurt. The Airbus A350-900 is one of the most modern and environmentally friendly long-haul aircraft in the world. Over the next few months the A350-900 will be serving Chicago and Los Angeles from Frankfurt, by temporarily replacing...

airBaltic Announces New Safe Skiing Destination in Finland

Latvian airline airBaltic starting on December 19, 2020 will launch direct flights between Riga and Kittilä (Finland).  The new flights will be performed once a week on an Airbus A220-300 aircraft. The scheduled flight time to Kittilä will be one hour and 55 minutes. One-way ticket price to Kittilä starts at 79 EUR. ...

Tourism must be part of national recovery and resilience plans

If it is not in the plan, it is not in the budget: the European Tourism Manifesto alliance, the voice of the European travel and tourism sector, urges European Union Member States to make tourism a strategic element in their national recovery plans in order to harness the potential of the sector to generate jobs and growth, and to reap the benefits from green and digital transitions. According...

New Airbus customer - SKY express orders four A320neo

Athens-based airline, SKY express, has placed a firm order for four A320neo aircraft, becoming a new Airbus customer. In addition, the Greek airline recently leased two A320neos from ACG Aviation Capital Group and on that occasion joined the global list of 430 Airbus operators. The airline has selected CFM-International’s Leap-1A engines to power its aircraft. The οwner of SKY exp...

FL Technics signed CAM support agreement with Wizz Air Abu Dhabi

FL Technics has signed a long-term contract to support international low-cost carrier Wizz Air Abu Dhabi with complete Continuing Airworthiness Management (CAM) services. FL Technics Engineering team is proud and happy to start a new chapter of collaboration between Wizz Air and FL Technics. There have been a few years since both engineering teams worked closely together on differen...

ALFA - airBaltic Internal Leadership Program

airBaltic has launched the internal airBaltic Leaders for Future (ALFA) leadership program. The new program has been created with an aim to develop the company’s professionals and enhance their potential taking into account the company’s vision for the future. ALFA program is part of the employees’ career and personal development strategy as well as important for t...

CommonPass digital health pass and Global Trust Framework launches to enable safer travel

The Commons Project Foundation and the World Economic Forum announced international trials starting this week for CommonPass, a digital health pass for travellers to securely document their certified COVID-19 test status while keeping their health data private. CommonPass is built on the CommonPass Framework that establishes standard methods for lab results and vaccination records to be certi...

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Iconic British Airways 747 ‘QUEEN OF THE SKIES’ to be preserved at Cotswold airport

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