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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...

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...


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...

Delta and LATAM sign trans-American Joint Venture Agreement

Delta Air Lines and LATAM Airlines Group and its affiliates have signed a trans-American Joint Venture Agreement that, once regulatory approvals where required are granted, will combine the carriers’ highly complementary route networks between North and South America, providing customers with a seamless travel experience and industry-leading connectivity. “Late last year, we set out...

To overcome crisis - airBaltic secures equity

The Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Latvia, as the majority shareholder of Latvian airline airBaltic, has today approved the investment of up to EUR 250 million into the equity of airBaltic in order to mitigate the company to overcome the economic crisis caused by COVID-19. Martin Gauss, the CEO of airBaltic, said: “With this new equity investment, we...

Phased rebuilding of network: Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways announced the airline will begin a phased approach to expanding its network in line with passenger demand evolution and the expected relaxation of entry restrictions around the world. Having maintained flights to at least 30 destinations where possible during this crisis and to most continents, helping to take over 1 million people home, the airline has been in a unique position to c...

Qantas Group - increasing resilience for long-term recovery

The Qantas Group has continued to strengthen its ability to deal with the short and likely long-term impacts of the coronavirus crisis. It has also extended flight cancellations from end-May through to the end of July, which were still at pre-coronavirus levels – but some capacity can be added back in if domestic and Trans-Tasman restrictions ease in coming weeks. Given the consequence...

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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...