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Conidia FUELSTAT - Jet fuel microbial testing advice

As the industry emerges from the longest shutdown in its history, airlines are actively planning a return to operations. But with 16,000* of the worldwide aircraft fleet currently being grounded (*as quoted by IATA) the potential for the biocontamination of fuel in those stationary aircraft has beco...

Results of four weeks of resumed operations for airBaltic

During the first four weeks of resumed operations, airBaltic has carried over 27 000 passengers to and from the Baltic capitals. Each week the number of passengers carried continues to increase. Martin Gauss, CEO of airBaltic: “It is our main aim to connect the Baltics t...


Governments of Denmark and Sweden supports recapitalization of SAS

Swedish Government has put forward a proposal to the Swedish Parliament to support SAS AB (publ) (“SAS”) with up to SEK 5 billion as part of the company’s necessary Recapitalization Plan due to the negative effects of COVID-19. In addition, the Danish government has today communicated political unity for a recapitalization of SAS. The company estimates that the recapitalization w...

Passengers can fly with confidence - we are ready

Airlines and airports issue clear message as EC calls for lifting of all intra-EU travel restrictions from 15 June. ACI EUROPE , IATA and Airlines for Europe, representing Europe’s airports and airlines, today welcomed and amplified the European Commission’s call for the complete lifting on 15 June of remaining intra-EU travel restrictions (including quarantines), as well as...

easyJet will resume flights to hundreds of summer destinations

Airline launches biggest ever summer promotion. One million seats to top destinations across Europe on sale today from just £29.99. easyJet has announced it will resume flying to almost three quarters of its route network by August.  The airline is also launching its biggest ever summer sale* with over one million flights to holiday destinations across Europe on offer from only &po...

Air France to serve close to 150 destinations this summer

As air traffic picks up, Air France is gradually reinforcing its flight schedule for summer 2020.By the end of June, the flight schedule will represent 20% of the capacity usually deployed over this period. Subject to the lifting of travel restrictions, the gradual increase in the number of frequencies and destinations will continue, reaching 35% of the flight schedule initially planned in Ju...

Fast, affordable ultraviolet cleaning system for airplane cabins - Honeywell

New partnership: Honeywell and Dimer LLC, to bring an ultraviolet cleaning system to airlines that, when properly applied, significantly reduces certain viruses and bacteria on airplane cabin surfaces. The Honeywell UV Cabin System can treat an aircraft cabin in less than 10 minutes for just a few dollars per flight for midsize to large airline fleets. “This offering i...

200+ Medical Supply Flights to Europe - China Eastern Airlines

At 09:09 AM June 5 local time, a China Eastern Airlines (CEA) ”passenger to cargo “flight MU7263 took off from Jinan to Milan fully loaded with over 20 tons of supplies. This is CEA `s 22th flight transporting medical equipment directly from China to Italy.  CEA performed 300 cargo flights per week recently. As of May, CEA performed accumulatively 4,000 flights involved in huma...

Cathay Pacific recapitalisation financing of USD5bn

Cathay Pacific announced a recapitalisation plan that will help it maintain its competitiveness and operations, while continuing its commitments to Hong Kong as an international aviation, financial and commercial hub. This three-part plan is designed to provide Cathay Pacific with sufficient funds to withstand the industry-wide downturn, and a stable financial platform from which it will be a...

Austrian Airlines Receives Financial Aid from the Federal Government and Lufthansa

EUR 150 million in state aid to cover coronavirus-related losses; ecological requirements imposed  EUR 150 million injection of equity capital by Lufthansa  EUR 300 million as bank loans to be repaid by 2026  Rescue package designed to ensure maintaining flight hub to CEE and long-haul flight connections  The Austrian Federal Government, Lufthansa and Austrian Air...

World first lie-flat airline seat for Economy Class to sleep and social distance

San Francisco startup Zephyr Aerospace is introducing a new social distancing-compliant airline seat and bed combo for premium economy passengers. For decades, lie-flat seating has been the indulgence of business and first-class travelers — the "select few" who can afford this luxury. Now a fresh innovation could bring the same concept to economy plus, and it couldn't...

Rosaviatsiya suggests resuming flights from Russia to overseas since July 15

The Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsiya) suggests resuming flights from Russia to overseas since July 15, a source in one of airlines told TASS on Sunday. "Yesterday, Rosaviatsiya held a meeting and decided to suggest resuming international flights from a number of Russian cities since July 15 to 15 countries," said a source familiar with a meeting on resuming flights with fore...

First ever Etihad Airways flight to Cuba

Etihad Airways has operated its first ever flight to Havana, Cuba. The goodwill flight, chartered by the Government of the United Arab Emirates, landed in the capital of the Caribbean island nation, carrying Cuban nationals returning home from the UAE. Havana is the latest addition to an expanding list of special charter flights to destinations not normally served on the airline’s globa...

GECAS delivers prototype for 777-300ERSF passenger-to-freighter conversion

GECAS has delivered 777-300ER MSN 32789 to Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) for the prototype passenger-to-freighter conversion for the “Big Twin” program announced last October. Ferrying from Dubai, the aircraft arrived in Tel Aviv today where it will undergo an extensive conversion at IAI’s facility, including the addition of the Main Deck Cargo Door, freighter linin...

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Mr. Tālis Linkaits, Minister of Transport of the Republic of Latvia on restart of national aviation industry

If we say Latvia, what will be you first association? If you are aviation professional or related to aviation industry, we bet the first thing you will say - airBaltic, Riga. 50skyshades was closely m...

Condor boosts fuel economy with SITA eWAS

German leisure airline Condor is making significant enhancements to fuel optimization through the deployment of eWAS to more than 700 pilots and dispatchers. The signing with SITA’s aircraf...

To meet cargo demands during covid19 crisis Hi Fly converts A380

Hi Fly has created extra cargo capacity by temporarily removing economy seats of some of its aircraft, including the iconic A380 “Save the Coral Reefs”, to meet the high cargo demands duri...

Austrian Airlines increases offer to 40 percent until the end of October

Austrian Airlines has published the remaining summer flight schedule 2020, which will run until the end of October. By then, Austria's home carrier will double its offer from the current 20 percen...

Second set of measures for Lufthansa restructuring program

The Executive Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG has approved a second set of measures as part of its overall restructuring program in the wake of the coronavirus crisis. With the first set of measures la...

Summer 2021- airBaltic to offer 21% more routes - 82

airBaltic has announced the new network of the summer 2021 with the first 15 seasonal destinations from Riga that in 2020 were postponed due to COVID-19 outbreak. In total airBaltic wil...

A unique travel experience - launch of a new airline: OWG

Against all odds, a new airline called OWG will soon take off in Quebec, offering flights to Southern destinations. This new initiative is the fruit of Nolinor Aviation's continued expansion...