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Help to shape the future of flying - Innovation competition Ideas get Wings

Eurowings lets private and business travelers actively shape the future of air travel. The airline, as part of the Lufthansa Group, launches an innovation competition in the middle of the Corona crisis, in which the wishes and suggestions of customers are to be incorporated into change processes on...

New WIZZ AIR base in Lviv

Wizz Air announced  a new base in Lviv opening on 1 July 2020, which will be the second and the newest WIZZ base in Ukraine. The airline will base one Airbus A320 aircraft at Danylo Halytskyi International Airport. Along with the establishment of the new base, Wizz Air will start seve...


Alaska Airlines to require face masks for frontline employees and flyers

To align with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations and to keep employees and guests safe, face masks will be mandatory for guests starting May 11 and for Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air employees who cannot maintain six feet of social distance from guests or co-workers, starting May 4. This includes pilots, flight attendants and customer service agents.  ...

Protect and prepare: Emirates wide-body fleet

While the world yearns to travel once again, meet and hug loved ones, seek new adventures and close those business deals, Emirates is busy protecting and readying the world’s largest all wide-body fleet to take to the skies. This could have proved daunting, but Emirates Engineering, a division of the airline and one of the world’s most technologically advanced aircraft maintenance faci...

Flight Training Adelaide Chooses Diamond Aircraft

Diamond Aircraft Industries Inc. and Flight Training Adelaide Pty recently announced their continued partnership by formalizing a 24 aircraft fleet sale to support FTA’s growing pilot programs in Australia. A total of twenty Diamond DA40 XLT single engine aircraft and four Diamond DA42-L360 twin engine aircraft will be supporting the new Qantas Group Pilot Academy, operated by...

Bold predictions and seeds of optimism from aviation leaders

The global aviation industry came together yesterday for a unique all-day broadcast event to encourage collaboration during the most challenging and unpredictable time in its history. FlightPlan: Charting a Course into the Future, hosted by Inmarsat Aviation and the Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX), saw more than 50 leading voices exchange views on the present and future o...

Avia Solutions Group donates $2M for COVID-19 vaccine transportation

The board of directors of Avia Solutions Group decided to dedicate its efforts to the global society by solidarizing with the highly reputable world’s institutions and companies. “Being one of the biggest aviation services group and a socially responsible humanitarian flights provider, we decided to solidarize with other large global companies. We have sent an official off...

Lufthansa Group introduces a mandatory mouth-nose cover

Airlines recommend to carry a mouth-nose cover throughout the entire journey From Monday, 4 May, the airlines of the Lufthansa Group are asking all passengers to wear a mouth-nose cover on board their flights. In addition, the company recommends that passengers wear them throughout the entire journey, i.e. also before or after the flight at the airport, whenever the required minimum distance ca...

Icelandair Group: Reduction in the number of employees and restructuring

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a severe impact on the aviation and travel industries with continued uncertainty for the unforeseeable future. To respond to the situation, Icelandair Group is taking extensive measures to get the Company through an extended period of minimum operations, including a considerable reduction in the number of employees and changes to its organizational structure. At the...

Martin Gauss on situation in aviation industry, airBaltic present and future

I am born Latvian. Despite possible critics, for me it is a special feeling, a proud, to see green tail of airBaltic aicraft arround the Europe. The actual situation in aviation industry is more than complicated for giants, it is quite evident that it is even more difficult for smaller companies.  I had the opportunity to discuss the present and the future of Latvian airline with Martin Gauss...

Austrian Airlines converts passenger aircraft to freighters

Regular flight operations at Austrian Airlines are suspended since March 18, due to the Corona crisis. The Austrian national airline has parked roughly 70 aircraft at Vienna Airport since then. However, a large part of the long-haul fleet was given a new purpose: The aircraft now transport air cargo, primarily from China and Malaysia to Austria. For this purpose, Austrian Airlines has already used...

Industry should get ready to bounce back - Dominic Walters on a new future for aviation

Just a couple of days before the FlightPlan, hosted by Inmarsat and APEX, we had the opportunity to get some more details from Dominic Walters, Vice President of Inmarsat Aviation: Q. The aviation industry is experiencing hard times right now. What is most important in your opinion to assure the best industry restart after the coronavirus crisis? A. The global aviation ind...

Air New Zealand revises international network

Air New Zealand will not resume operation of its suspended Auckland-Buenos Aires and Los Angeles-London routes due to the deep impact of COVID-19 on forward travel demand. The airline has also taken the decision to postpone the commencement of its non-stop Auckland-New York service from 29 October 2020 until late 2021 at the earliest. Along with 95 percent of its international...

What happens to airBaltic aircraft during downtime

Currently most of airBaltic’s Airbus A220-300 aircraft are parked wing by wing at Riga International Airport, waiting for the moment they can take off above the clouds again. Only some of them continue operating special flights to bring home the inhabitants of the Baltic States and transport face masks and respirators for medical needs. Meanwhile technical department continues work...

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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...

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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...