Monthly Archives: October 2017

Aircraft for the long haul: getting complexity right

There’s a world of difference between operating short haul and long haul routes.  Before new technology, longer range narrowbody aircraft such as the Boeing 737MAX and Airbus A321LR, airlines generally had to operate widebodies on routes over about 3,000 miles and bear their much greater costs.  It’s therefore no surprise that airlines look for the […]

British cargo airline, CargoLogicAir, increases scheduled operations with new London-Dubai-Hong Kong service

CargoLogicAir (CLA), the only British all-cargo airline, has launched its second new scheduled cargo service with a new weekly route connecting London and Frankfurt with Dubai and Hong Kong. Departing from London every Saturday, CLA’s new Boeing 747-8 Freighter will offer customers 135 tonnes of cargo capacity per week from Europe to the Middle East […]

Embraer announces delivery of the first E190-E2

Embraer confirmed April of 2018 as the delivery date of the first E190-E2 to Widerøe, the aircraft’s launch operator. The announcement was made at a press briefing in Athens, Greece, during the annual general meeting of the European Regional Airline Association (ERA). Widerøe, the largest regional airline in Scandinavia, will begin revenue service with the […]

Ryanair lures Malaysia Airlines CEO back in

Ryanair named Peter Bellew – the current Chief Executive Officer at Malaysia Airlines – its new Chief Operations Officer (COO). Ryanair applauds the return of its ex-employee, who will now be tasked with solving the consequences of the pilot rotation fiasco. Malaysia Airlines, however, claims that Bellew’s leave came out of the blue. He is […]

Can fining airlines help Indian airports run efficiently?

In September, India’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) issued new regulation assigning penalties for airlines that spend too much time on the runway after issued a permission for take-off. The aim is to fight delays at the increasingly jammed Indian airports that are running out of capacity at fast pace as the aviation market […]

Blacklisting: final measure in fight against air rage

Cases of unruly behavior onboard have significantly increased in frequency in past years, according to IATA. The organization collected 49,084 reports from airlines concerning unruly passengers between 2007 and 2015. Intoxication from alcohol or drugs was identified in 23% of reported cases. While a universal blacklist is still a far-fetched idea, governments and airlines around […]

Turkish Airlines offers refunds as US suspends visas

On October 9, 2017, Turkish Airlines started offering refunds to the passengers flying to the US from Istanbul. The decision came after the US suspended the issuance of visas for Turkish citizens over a diplomatic dispute stemming from the arrest of a US consulate employee in Istanbul. Turkish Airlines and AnadoluJet’s passengers who bought their […]

US Airline stocks take flight after positive Delta results

Airline stocks rose on October 3 through October 4 after Delta Airlines issued a positive trading update, as the financial impact from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria on the country’s largest airline by market value turned out to be far less severe than previously feared. Shares in Delta climbed 6.3%, the most in 20 months, […]