Monthly Archives: June 2021

New Ryanair Base At Turin Airport

Ryanair has opened its 16th Italian base at Turin with two based aircraft – an investment of $200m – and 32 routes connecting Turin, both domestically & internationally, to 13 countries across Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. Ryanair’s new Turin base will deliver: Two based aircraft ($200m investment), 60 direct jobs 18 new […]

French aeronautical players to fly 100 percent alternative fuel on single aisle aircraft end of 2021

Airbus, Safran, Dassault Aviation, ONERA and Ministry of Transport are jointly launching an in-flight study, at the end of 2021, to analyse the compatibility of unblended sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) with single-aisle aircraft and commercial aircraft engine and fuel systems, as well as with helicopter engines. This flight will be made with the support of […]

First A350 delivery to new airline world2fly

World2fly, the new long-haul airline recently founded by the Spanish hotel company Iberostar, has taken delivery of the first of two A350-900s on lease from Air Lease Corporation, becoming the latest operator of the world’s most efficient large widebody aircraft. The airline, based on the Balearic island of Mallorca, will operate the two leased A350-900 […]

Boeing and Alaska Airlines Partner to Make Flying Safer and More Sustainable

Boeing and Alaska Airlines have announced they are partnering on the latest Boeing ecoDemonstrator program and will flight test about 20 technologies on a new 737-9 to enhance the safety and sustainability of air travel. In flights beginning this summer, Boeing and Alaska will test a new halon-free fire-extinguishing agent that significantly reduces effects on […]

Wizz Air announces the establishment of its 6th Italian base in Naples and quadruples capacity

Wizz Air, Europe’s fastest growing airline have announced its 6 Italian base, in Naples together with 18 new international and domestic routes. The airline will base 2 Airbus A321 aircraft at Naples airport in August and September 2021. The 18 new services to 9 countries announced today, will complement the already operated 8 routes from Naples […]

Ryanair Calls On UK Government To Remove Travel Restrictions On Vaccinated Citizens Flying To/From The EU

Ryanair, Europe’s largest airline, today (Wed 16th June) criticized Boris Johnson’s mismanagement of the Covid pandemic, and the reopening of the UK economy following the UK’s successful vaccine rollout programme – especially when these vaccines are effective against the Delta variant. In the last month, the UK Government promised a Travel Green List (with Portugal […]

British Airways to fly British & Irish Lions to South Africa

British Airways has today announced it will fly the 37-strong British & Irish Lions squad to South Africa on June 27 for the eagerly awaited Lions Tour. The team will be heading directly to Johannesburg on a charter flight from Edinburgh, following The Vodafone Lions 1888 Cup clash against Japan at BT Murrayfield Stadium on […]

Eurowings strengthens Central Europe’s footprint, opens new base in Prague

Eurowings is expanding its European network: With the opening of a new basis in Prague, the German airline is expanding its services in Central Europe and will initially station two Airbus A320 aircraft in the Czech capital from 31 October 2021. In the summer of 2022, three aircraft will take off for Eurowings with Prague […]

Finnair brings more choice to customers

Finnair will introduce a totally new Business Light ticket and renew its other ticket types on 15 June, addressing the increasing trend for personalisation of the travel experience. Customers can choose a ticket for their needs from three ticket types – Light, Classic and Flex – that are available for both Business and Economy Class for all short-haul and […]

Emirates Group records annual loss of $6 billion due to COVID-19 pandemic impact, its first non-profitable year in over three decades

The Emirates Group announced its first year of loss in over 30 years caused by a significant drop in revenue, fully attributed to the impact of COVID-19 related flight and travel restrictions throughout its entire financial year 2020-21. Released in its 2020-21 Annual Report, the Emirates Group posted a loss of AED 22.1 billion (US$ […]