Aviation


15 July 2021

More taxes? Aviation industry says that’s not the answer for sustainability

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) warned that the reliance on taxation as the solution for cutting aviation emissions in the EU’s ‘Fit for 55’ proposal […]
14 July 2021

Lufthansa and Brussels Airlines to stop addressing passengers as “ladies and gentlemen”

Lufthansa group has announced that it will remove the phrase “ladies and gentlemen” when welcoming its passengers. The greeting will be replaced by a “neutral” one […]
14 July 2021

Covid-19 takes a toll on EU air passengers’ rights, ECA says

EU air passengers’ rights have not been protected after the disorder caused by the Covid-19 crisis, the European Court of Auditors (ECA) revealed in a recent […]
1 July 2021
Brussels Airport

Brussels Airport launches new “Welcome Back” tool to avoid queuing and reduce check-in times

Brussels Airport has developed the ‘Welcome Back’ tool to help passengers plan their trip so they can start their vacation with more ease. Based on flight […]
30 June 2021

Aviation industry complains that fragmented EU Digital Covid Certificate verification will undermine smooth summer travel

Ahead of the 1st July deadline for Member States to implement the EU Digital COVID Certificate (DCC) system – the crucial enabler for the restoration of […]
29 June 2021

China’s new massive airport in Chengdu is officially open

China’s Chengdu Tianfu International Airport has officially begun operations. Its first flight, which was operated by Sichuan Airlines, took off at 11:10 a.m. last Sunday, bound […]
28 June 2021
Lufthansa

Lufthansa launches QR code vaccine certificate to speed up check-in

On June 17th, Lufthansa announced that it will allow travelers to use an in-app QR code to confirm their vaccination status. More than a quarter of […]
25 June 2021

“State aid for TAP is money flushed down the toilet” says Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary

Ryanair’s President Michael O’Leary argued that state support for Portuguese Airline TAP is not an investment, but that it’s taxpayer’s money being ”flushed down the toilet” […]
24 June 2021
British Airways

British Airways considering leaving Gatwick for Heathrow

British Airways has launched a review into the possibility of concentrating its operations at Heathrow, abandoning Gatwick, Britain’s second-biggest airport. 1. Gatwick worst affected of any […]
22 June 2021

New airline recommendations for safe travel this summer

The European Union Safety Agency (EASA) has published an update of air-travel recommendations, building on the COVID-19 vaccination deployment and the latest scientific evidence of the […]
16 June 2021

Air Antwerp: Another Covid-19 victim

On Friday June 11th, Air Antwerp announced that is shutting down its operations. The company has hardly made any flights between the two cities since March […]
15 June 2021

Brussels Airlines flights to USA resume service

Brussels Airlines is resuming flights to the USA in what the company describes as ‘a symbolic milestone in our relaunch’. 1. USA flights resumed The Zaventem […]
10 June 2021

EU’s reform of European airspace risks “collapse”, IATA says

EU countries have agreed to reform the European airspace, the new Single European Sky 2+ (SES 2+), to improve systems of air navigation services, air traffic […]
9 June 2021

Are airships the future of short-distance air travel?

Could airships be the future of short-distance air travel? Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV), a company based in Bedford in the UK, believes so. Using the slogan ‘Rethink […]
8 June 2021

Drone refuels U.S. Navy fighter jet in midair for the first time in history

For the first time in history, the U.S. Navy and Boeing have demonstrated air-to-air refueling using an unmanned aircraft – the Boeing-owned MQ-25™ T1 test asset […]
7 June 2021

Passenger tries to “hijack” Delta plane bound for Nashville

A passenger on a Delta Air Lines flight from LA to Nashville tried to forcefully enter the cockpit on Friday May 4th. The plane had to […]
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