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Turkish Airlines was the busiest operator in the Eurocontrol area after restarting

Turkish Airlines, flying to more countries than any other airline, was reported as the busiest operator in Europe last week after successfully restarting domestic and international passenger operations. On 17 June 2020, Turkish Airlines had 400 flights in the Eurocontrol area, the first time an...

Chapman Freeborn acquires Arcus Air Logistics

On 18 June 2020, Chapman Freeborn signed an agreement to acquire Arcus Air Logistics and Arcus Air OBC from the Arcus Air Group. Offering ad-hoc air cargo charter and on board courier services primarily to the automotive industry, Arcus Air Logistics is a respected and established supplier...


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 become a major concern. Following an initiative instigated by Canadian Airlines, three respected indu...

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 to the world, and we are glad to resume flights to major European business hubs as well as popular le...

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...

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KLM and TU Delft present successful first flight Flying-V

The scale model of the Flying-V - the energy-efficient aircraft of the future - has flown for the first time. A year and a half ago TU Delft and KLM announced the start of the design of the Flying-V d...

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One million seats for under £35 - British Airways

British Airways has today released one million seats for under £35 each-way.* The seats are available across popular routes including, but not limited to, Athens, Bologna, Copenhagen, Dubli...

15 new summer destinations from Frankfurt in 2021 with Lufthansa

Lufthansa is consistently expanding its offering of flights to tourist and leisure destinations from Frankfurt.  During next year’s summer Season in 2021 15 new sunny destinations, which ar...

Self-isolation rules - airBaltic carried less passengers in August

In August 2020 airBaltic carried 137 830 passengers or 9% less comparing to July 2020 from all three Baltic capitals to its network spanning Europe.  Martin Gauss, Chief...

Norwegian commits to reduce CO2 emissions by 45 percent by 2030

 Norwegian has launched a new environmental sustainability strategy that will begin immediately and deliver several industry leading targets. Cutting CO2 emissions by 45 percent, remove all non-r...

Russia Newest Aircraft Maintenance Complex - Sheremetyevo Airport and Rossiya Airlines

Sheremetyevo International Airport inaugurated its new hangar complex for aviation service and maintenance of Aeroflot Group aircraft on September 15. Construction of the hangar complex...

Urgent Rescue Plan for UK Air Transport Needed

IATA outlined the need for an urgent rescue plan for UK aviation, in the face of an imminent unemployment catastrophe. The United Kingdom is experiencing an unprecedented air transport crisis...

Icelandair becomes easyJet Worldwide partner

easyJet announced Icelandair is set to become a new airline partner in its unique connections service, Worldwide by easyJet. The partnership with Icelandair is expected to be live in the coming w...