Aviation.


18 October 2021

Brussels Airport launches ultra fast ’15-minute’ PCR test

Today Brussels Airport launches the trial of an ultra fast PCR test that promises to deliver results in 15 minutes. Developed by Flemish company miDiagnostics, the […]
18 October 2021

IATA starts legal challenge to urgently halt Dutch slot rule

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has started legal action in the Netherlands to prevent the application of a new Policy Rule (Rule) for slot allocation that would […]
15 October 2021

Qantas repatriation flight lands in history books

Qantas has flown 15,020 kilometres from Buenos Aires to Darwin and touched down after 17 hours and 25 minutes in the air. The flight repatriated 107 […]
15 October 2021

ITA. Meet Europe’s newest airline

Italia Trasporto Aereo (ITA) is the startup carrier meant to replace Alitalia with a targeted starting date of October 15th; the carrier began selling tickets on […]
12 October 2021

At last, carbon labelling on flights

Two weeks ago, I wrote here about the greenwashing inherent in some labels and the problems associated with carbon offsetting. Consumers have resisted purchasing offsets. I […]
12 October 2021

COP 26: First-ever carbon neutral flights from Brussels to Glasgow

Airlines For Europe (A4E) is launching a new campaign ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) start in Glasgow on October 31st: […]
8 October 2021

Brussels Airlines releases 2022 summer offers

Brussels Airlines has decided to already release its Summer 2022 offer, as it sees demand returning. “Due to the uncertainty the coronavirus crisis brought along, booking […]
6 October 2021

​Frustration with travel restrictions grows

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) reported that air travelers are increasingly frustrated with the Covid-19 travel restrictions. A survey commissioned by IATA of 4,700 respondents […]
5 October 2021

Airline industry estimates $201 billion losses for the 2020-2022 period

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced its latest outlook for airline industry financial performance showing improved results amid the continuing Covid-19 crisis: Net industry losses […]
5 October 2021

Aviation industry commits to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) 77th Annual General Meeting approved a resolution for the global air transport industry to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. […]
4 October 2021

The world’s top 100 airlines of 2021

Flying with excellent airlines is a pleasure and a recently published list shows which ones are the best airlines worldwide. A consumer survey that started in […]
4 October 2021

Qatar Airways wins for the sixth time the World Airline Awards in 2021

Most of 2020 and 2021 has been a catastrophic period for the world airline industry, as passenger demand plummeted and countries across the world were affected […]
4 October 2021

16 airlines commit to reimburse customers on time

The European Commission announced that 16 major airlines have committed to provide better information and timely reimbursement for passengers in case of flight cancellations. The flight […]
1 October 2021

20 airports are responsible for 27% greenhouse gas emissions from global air transport

Greenhouse gas emissions are a big deal globally. The new Green Deal is pushing to try to change habits and ways of traveling, and aviation is […]
29 September 2021

Schiphol Airport pilot project to stave off birds with pigs

In the area surrounding Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, a pilot project has been launched to find out whether pigs might be able to help ward off birds […]
28 September 2021

Aviation is important to our sector. Are we serious about reducing greenhouse gas emissions?

Last week I wrote about why consumers resist buying carbon offsets, as Camilla Cavendish pointed out in her column in the Financial Times, “it is much […]
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