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Aviator expands market presence with SAS startups in Norway

Following a previously secured agreement with Scandinavian Airlines in late July 2020, Aviator Airport Alliance AB successfully launched the start-up of ground handling operations for the airline across multiple airports in Norway. Over the next 5-year period, commencing February 1st, 2021, Aviator...

Finnair gets set to recycle an A319 aircraft at Helsinki Airport for the first time

Finnair is no stranger to recycling its old planes sustainably, ensuring parts can be reused and waste is kept to a minimum. Just last year an Airbus A319-112, part of the A32S fleet, was sent to the Cotswolds in England to be dismantled by our expert partners. And now, one of its sister aircra...


Welcome new codeshare agreement - airBaltic and Lufthansa

Great news! Lufthansa and airBaltic are starting codeshare cooperation that will open new, seamless travel opportunities. As of March 28, Lufthansa will put its marketing codes on routes operated by airBaltic between Munich and Riga, Latvia as well as Munich and Vilnius, Lithuania. airBaltic customers will benefit from convenient access to Lufthansa&rsq...

Etihad Cargo joins UNICEF Humanitarian Airfreight Initiative for Vaccine and Essential Medicare Response

Etihad Cargo has signed a five-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) to support its Humanitarian Airfreight Initiative. Under the MoU, Etihad Cargo will aid the worldwide distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, essential medicines, medical devices, and other critical supplies to respond to the pandemic, managing all requirement...

SAS and CFM sign engine purchase and services agreement

SAS selected CFM International LEAP-1A engines to power its new fleet of 35 A320neo family aircraft ordered in 2018. This agreement also includes eight spare engines. In addition, SAS has signed with CFM a Rate-Per-Flight-Hour (RPFH) support agreement to cover its new fleet of LEAP-1A engines, including spares, as well as 15 additional LEAP-1A-powered A320neo on lease. This new agreement is p...

This week airBaltic offers flights to 14 destinations from Riga

While continuing to maintain essential connectivity to and from the Baltic region, Latvian airline airBaltic this week plans to perform flights from Riga to 14 different destinations. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “For many people, who need to travel for essential reasons, aviation is the safest mode of transportation. Our commitment to the Baltic...

Etihad Airways is the first airline in the world with 100% of crew on board vaccinated

Etihad Airways is the first airline in the world with all its operating pilots and cabin crew vaccinated to help curb the spread of COVID-19 and give passengers who travel with the airline peace of mind. In January 2021, Etihad was awarded Diamond status for ensuring the highest standards of cleanliness and sanitisation in the inaugural ‘APEX Health Safety, powered by SimpliFlying&...

British Airways expands the use of VeriFLY to all inbound International flights to the UK

In response to tightening border controls by the UK government, British Airways has today announced it intends to increase its trial of the VeriFLY digital health app across all International flights operating into the UK. The expansion, which will come in to effect from February 15, is designed to help those eligible to travel to navigate the changing entry requirements and facilitate a seam...

Volaris choses Pratt & Whitney GTF Engines to power additional 80 Airbus A320neo

Pratt & Whitney announced the selection of the Pratt & Whitney GTF engine to power an additional 80 A320neo family aircraft. Pratt & Whitney will also provide Volaris with engine maintenance through a long-term EngineWise Comprehensive service agreement. Volaris previously placed an order for 44 GTF-powered A320neo family aircraft. This brings Volaris’ total commitment...

AeroLogic implements SITA eWas to deliver operating efficiencies

AeroLogic has become the first European cargo airline to implement the SITA eWAS Pilot weather monitoring solution, minimizing the associated cost of weather-related flight disruption. Weather phenomena are a significant cause of flight delays, which cost airlines billions of dollars annually, according to research from data group Cirium. Adverse weather, such as icing conditions, c...

The role of gaskets in aviation and how gorilla gasket helps the industry

The aviation industry is something that has over the last 100 years become a global giant, transporting millions of people each year to take vacations or for business purposes. It spans the entire planet with flights now possible between every country and employing over 11 million people. Without the development of the industry, the world would be a very different place. When the Wright brothers f...

First passenger flight performed with sustainable synthetic kerosene

For the first time worldwide, a passenger flight partly flown on sustainably produced synthetic kerosene, was carried out in The Netherlands. This was announced during the international conference on Synthetic Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) in The Hague. Shell, producer of the sustainable kerosene and KLM, operating the flight, presented this showcase during the meeting initiated by Cora van Nie...

Second sustainable aviation fuel partnership for future flight of British Airways

British Airways is to power future flights with sustainable aviation fuel produced from sustainably-sourced ethanol, as part of a new partnership with sustainable jet fuel company LanzaJet. The partnership, which reflects the importance the airline is placing on sustainability and its continued investment in sustainable aviation fuel, will see British Airways invest in LanzaJet’s first...

Siberia regional connectivity to be boosted with two KrasAvia ATR 72

KrasAvia started operating its first two ATR 72-500, the first ATR aircraft ever registered in Russia. Owned by the government of Krasnoyarsk Krai, KrasAvia is an airline based in Krasnoyarsk, the third largest city in Siberia, with a population of approximately 1.1 million people. KrasAvia operates scheduled and charter flights with helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft on regional routes to Russia...

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One week - 3 announced destinations from Riga by airBaltic - Heraklion, Santorini and Naples

airBaltic announced it plans to launch new scheduled flights between Riga and Heraklion, Santorini and Naples. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “We are...

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The future of In-Flight entertainment

by  Kate Richards One of the main trademarks of the human condition is the incessant need for stimulation. We are incapable of being at rest. If not consumed by work, we seek stimuli from ente...

How to remain sustainable while performing the exterior cleaning process

Each year airlines begin new sustainability initiatives, experiment with biofuels, and offset their carbon emissions on selected flights; yet, sustainability should not only be a topic of discussion w...

SmartLynx focuses on growth in Germany - full charters for TUI Deutschland and Involatus

SmartLynx Airlines will be operating full charters for TUI Deutschland and Involatus. From summer 2021, it will fly to tourist destinations around the Mediterranean and Canary Islands for TUI Deutschl...

flypop signs multiple aircraft A330-300 lease deal with Avolon

flypop announced that is has signed a multiple aircraft A330-300 lease deal with Avolon, the world’s third largest aircraft lessor. Based in Ireland, Avolon provides lease and lease managem...