Monthly Archives: March 2020

American Airlines adds cargo capacity to Europe

American Airlines is utilising its currently grounded passenger aircraft to move cargo between the United States and Europe. The first cargo-only flight departs from Dallas Fort Worth International Airport today, headed for Frankfurt Airport. The Boeing 777-300 will operate two round trips between DFW and FRA over the course of four days, carrying only cargo […]

RwandAir to ground all flights until mid-April

Following instructions from the Rwandan ministry of health, RwandAir will temporarily suspend its commercial passenger flights. The move comes as the country takes further measures to help the global fight against Covid-19. The grounding will apply for a period of 30 days, beginning today, and affect all scheduled RwandAir flights departing from and arriving in […]

Norway offers bailouts to domestic airlines

The government of Norway has moved to support the flatlining aviation sector in the country, offering more than US$550 million in bailout funds. Some US$250 million will be directed at embattled budget operator Norwegian. The low-cost carrier said earlier this week it would be forced to layoff 90 per cent of its staff and cancel […]

Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX) profiles remarkable women in new campaign

Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX) has unveiled its ‘Women Behind Aviation’ campaign to coincide with International Women’s Day 2020, celebrating and highlighting the role of women working across the industry. Several of the industry’s leading female professionals have taken part, including Geraldine Lundy, Passenger Accessibility Manager at Virgin Atlantic; Nicole Noack, Head of Independent Aircraft Modifier […]

airBaltic forced to further decrease staff due to Coronavirus crisis

Due to the development of the ongoing Coronavirus crisis in the world and its impact on airBaltic’s network, the company is forced to further temporarily reduce the number of employees, mainly crew, by 100 people, summing up to 350 with the changes announced on March 11.  The company will seek voluntary solutions, unpaid leave, non-extension […]

Belavia-Belarusian Airlines suspends flights on the Minsk-Rome-Minsk route

Belavia has suspended its flights on the Minsk-Rome-Minsk Route until April 15th, 2020. An announcement on its website read: Belavia-Belarusian Airlines suspends flights on the route Minsk-Rome-Minsk from March 16, 2020 to April 15, 2020. and Minsk-Milano-Minsk from March 12, 2020 to April 15, 2020. For tickets confirmed for flights with departure from March 12 to April […]

Bulgaria Air cancels flights to/from Italy until April 4 due to coronavirus quarantine announced in the country

The Bulgarian airline has cancelled all flights to and from Italy until 4th April and announced the following on their website: Dear passengers and partners, Due to the restrictive measures imposed by decree of Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte regading the worsen the situation with the spread of the COVID-19 virus in the country, the […]

airBaltic Pilot Academy opens new hangar in Liepaja

airBaltic Training, together with the President of the Republic of Latvia Egils Levits and the airline’s cooperation partners, opened a new hangar in Liepaja today, on March 12, which construction started last August. “If we look at the Baltic countries, airBaltic is the main passenger service provider, and airBaltic figures show that it is a […]