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airBaltic back in the sky: restarts flights from Riga to Helsinki, Munich and Berlin

After receiving a special permission from the Ministry of Transport of the Republic of Latvia, airBaltic will resume direct flights from Riga to Helsinki and Munich on May 25, 2020, and from Riga to Berlin on June 1, 2020. Martin Gauss, CEO of airBaltic: “We provide th...

Etihad Airways increases number and frequency of special flights worldwide

Etihad Airways is continuing to increase the number of special flights it is operating worldwide to and from Abu Dhabi. Throughout May and June, the airline will increase frequencies on previously announced special flights and will add new services to Belgrade, Dublin, Geneva, Milan, Paris...


SF Airlines will retrofit their aircraft with Thales/ACSS avionics

SF Airlines, which operates China's largest cargo fleet, has chosen Thales and ACSS, an L3Harris Technologies and Thales joint venture, as the exclusive avionics suppliers to retrofit its fleet with ADS-B Out-compliant airborne equipment. This selection is an active response to CAAC's (Civil Aviation Administration of China) promotion of ADS-B technology. Jerome Bend...

Significant expansion with June flight schedule: Lufthansa Group

With the June flight schedule, the airlines of the Lufthansa Group are significantly expanding their services compared with the previous weeks operation.  Lufthansa, SWISS and Eurowings are again adding numerous leisure and summer destinations to their flight schedules in June, as well as more long-haul destinations. With over 106 destinations in Germany and Europe and more than 20 in...

New health measures on airBaltic flights

As of May 18, airBaltic will resume direct flights from all three Baltic capitals – Riga, Tallinn and Vilnius. To limit the spread of the virus airBaltic has implemented several new health measures. Martin Gauss, CEO of airBaltic: “Safety and health of our passengers, our employees and the society stand above all. We at airBaltic are working...

Brussels Airlines: to resume flights with a reduced network offer from 15 June

After more than seven weeks of hibernation mode, Brussels Airlines is planning to resume its operations as from 15 June. The Belgian home carrier plans to start with a reduced flight offer that will be built up in a phased approach according to the market demand and to the travel restrictions. While preparing its restart, Brussels Airlines will put in place every health protection measure necessar...

Flying with sunlight - Lufthansa Group

Representatives of the Lufthansa Group and Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich) with its spin-offs Clime-works and Synhelion have signed a joint Letter of Intent for a possible cooperation. This should help to accelerate the market launch of Sustainable Aviation Fuels. The researchers and engineers at ETH Zurich have developed innovative processes that make it possible to extr...

New beginning - airBaltic starts several routes from Riga and Tallinn

Great news, airBaltic green tails are back to the skies! After a decision from the Government of Latvia to enable international passenger traffic between Baltic states and receiving all of the necessary permissions, on May 18 airBaltic will resume daily direct flights from Riga to Tallinn and Vilnius. Necessary permissions allows airBaltic to resume direct flights from Tallinn...

9 destinations, including connections between UK and Australia - Emirates

Emirates has announced its plan to operate scheduled flight services from 21 May to nine destinations: London Heathrow Frankfurt, Paris, Milan, Madrid, Chicago, Toronto, Sydney and Melbourne.* The airline will also offer connections in Dubai for customers travelling between the UK and Australia. These flights will be available for booking on emirates.com. Travellers will only be accepte...

Government investment in airBaltic will return multiple times for Latvia - Martin Gauss

On May 11, the CEO of airBaltic Martin Gauss presented and shared the experience on how airBaltic is dealing with the COVID-19 crisis, how the new business strategy looks and what the future holds for Baltic economies.  Preparedness and fast adaption to the situation.  airBaltic had a well-developed crisis plan for various economic and operational crisis of the...

Unused seats, what to do - meet the PlanBay, the removable separation kit concept

People have totally different reactions during a crisis time. Corona isolation and stayathome months had very different impact on professionals of all kinds. Some of them becomes creative and are using the time to create, to reinvent, to find solutions. Aviation has been hit hard, now when a shy comeback, do you think it will be different due to the many restrictions and hygienic standards that...

Air France: temperature checks on departure and compulsory wearing of a mask

As from 11 May 2020 and to ensure the highest level of health and safety, Air France will progressively implement temperature checks on departure from all its flights. These systematic checks will be carried out with contactless infrared thermometers. A body temperature below 38°C will be required to travel. Customers whose temperature is higher than this may be denied boarding and their re...

1 June - new take off for Air Serbia scheduled passenger flights

Air Serbia will resume a limited scheduled passenger air transport services on 18 May, increasing to a comprehensive schedule on 1 June 2020. The final flight schedule will depend on the decisions and guidelines of national, foreign, and international civil aviation authorities and on the lifting of the flight bans, evolution of travel restrictions and health measurements to countries se...

The take off again with 160 aircraft - Lufthansa Group from June

Starting in June, Lufthansa, Eurowings and SWISS will be offering monthly restart schedules to significantly more destinations in Germany and Europe than in the past few weeks. The repatriation schedules will thus end on 31 May. A total of 80 aircraft will be reactivated with the "June timetable". This means that a total of 106 destinations can be served in the coming month. From 1 Ju...

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Centogene and MediCare collaborate with Lufthansa to offer customers fast PCR corona tests

Starting today, Lufthansa customers can decide if they want to be tested for the SARS-CoV-2 virus before departing from or after arriving at Frankfurt airport. Lufthansa partner Centogene has opened a...

Flights to London by airBaltic from all three Baltic States

After receiving all of the necessary permissions, airBaltic plans to resume direct flights from Riga to London on July 1 and from Tallinn to London on July 4. In addition, the airline will l...

SAS reopens more routes in July

As demand and interest in travel in Europe increases, SAS reopens seven new routes from Copenhagen.  Last week, SAS launched its traffic programme for July. Following the presentation of updat...

China Express took delivery of Airbus A320neo powered by Pratt & Whitney GTF Engines

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