Deborah O’Donoghue is a British-Irish writer who has lived in the UK, France and Belgium. She has travelled all over the world and worked in car body repairs, in the best fish ‘n’ chip shop in Brighton, and been a gopher in a comedy club, as well as a teacher. She’s a past winner of the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association Short Story Prize. Her début novel, Sea of Bones, was published by Legend Press in 2019 and comes out in Germany in 2021. Follow Deborah on Twitter and Instagram.

12 December 2022

‘Net zero emissions’ mean air travel will become more expensive

With the aviation industry facing net zero targets by 2050, the head of a global aviation body has warned that travelling by air must inevitably become […]
12 December 2022

Pollute less or pay more, Belgium tells aviation industry

From next spring, Belgians could be breathing easier and those living under noisy flight paths could find they have a quieter life. Belgium is targeting private […]
9 December 2022

Long-haul flights unchecked under the EU deal to tighten carbon market rules in aviation

EU lawmakers reached a deal to tighten carbon market rules yet the exclusion of long-haul flights raised critics from environmentalists. Another deal done! ✈️ We agreed […]
9 December 2022

Why you have to put your phone in airplane mode when flying

We all know the announcement before take-off and landing asking us to either close our electronic devices or put them in airplane mode. Regardless of whether […]
8 December 2022

Stranded passengers block access to Terminal B at Brussels Airport

Starting early morning on 8 December, about 40 stranded passengers started protesting to show their anger for their flight being cancelled by blocking access to Terminal […]
8 December 2022

SAF production to reach 200% increase by the end of the year

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) estimates that Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) production will reach at least 300 million litres in 2022, a 200% increase on […]
8 December 2022

‘Ready to Fly’ is one step closer to reality

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released new industry standards which will make the dream of arriving at airports ready-to-fly one step closer to reality.  […]
6 December 2022

Airlines expected to make $4.7 billion profit in 2023

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) expects a return to profitability for the global airline industry only in 2023, as airlines continue to cut losses stemming […]
5 December 2022

Aerospace Rolls-Royce achieves successful milestone on hydrogen-powered jet engine

Giant aerospace Rolls-Royce announced the world’s first successful hydrogen test to power a modern aircraft engine, instead of using conventional fuel. 1. Wind and tidal power […]
5 December 2022

France bans short haul domestic flights in favour of train travel

France’s moves to ban short-haul domestic flights have been approved by the European Commission, reports EuroNews. The ruling, announced on Friday, applies to flights between cities […]
2 December 2022

Airlines ask for independent referee of European air traffic management

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Airlines for Europe (A4E) have urged EU Transport Ministers to agree to recommendations for European air traffic management (ATM) […]
29 November 2022

New low-cost transatlantic airline to offer flights from Belfast

Fly Atlantic has announced plans to offer flights to 35 destinations from Belfast International Airport, with tickets going on sale as early as 2024 for flights […]
29 November 2022

Emirates posts record profits as industry continues to rebound from pandemic

A leading airline is set to embark what is believed to be one of the biggest ever refurbishments in the air industry. Emirates has launched a […]
28 November 2022

Brussels Airport acquires AI company to offer more personalised traveller services

The Brussels Airport Company, the airport operator of Brussels Airport, has acquired a majority stake of 80% in Jetpack, a young Belgian company specialising in data […]
28 November 2022

UK government looks at rule change on liquids in hand luggage

Air passengers in the UK could soon be leaving liquids and laptops in their hand baggage if the government goes ahead with plans to introduce hi-tech […]
28 November 2022

Shifting to one pilot may happen as early as 2027, EASA says

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has put forward a proposal for having flights with only one pilot. In a working document sent to the International […]
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