17 March 2023

Why you shouldn’t take your shoes off on a plane

With all the travel restrictions still in force, being on a plane is for most of us a distant memory. But everybody probably still remembers that […]
16 March 2023

Amsterdam Schiphol to introduce AI for security screening

Amsterdam Schiphol is partnering with Pangiam and Google to support the screening of luggage with Artificial Intelligence. When properly staffed, security at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is […]
15 March 2023

Airbus tests 100% sustainable aviation fuel on its A321 neo aircraft

On 9 March, Airbus tested 100% unblended sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) on both LEAP-1A engines as part of a new flight test campaign using the best-selling […]
13 March 2023

Saudi Arabia launches new national airline

On Sunday March 12th, Saudi Arabia announced the creation of Riyadh Air, its second national airline, displaying its ambition to make Riyadh an air hub capable […]
13 March 2023

Passenger traffic at European airports came closest to pre-Covid levels in January

Passenger traffic across the European airport network increased by 69% in January compared to the same month last year, when Omicron-related travel restrictions had halted the […]
13 March 2023

Heathrow must cut airline charges by 20%, regulator says

On Wednesday March 8th, Britain’s aviation regulator told Heathrow Airport that it will have to reduce the fees it charges airlines between 2024 and 2026, bowing […]
9 March 2023

Air travel recovery off to a very healthy start in 2023

The recovery of air travel demand continued strongly in January 2023, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), reaching 84.2% of pre-pandemic levels. IATA’s traffic […]
8 March 2023

Lisbon’s new airport could be built in Santarém

Santarém has been put forward as a candidate city to relieve the capacity problems at Lisbon’s Humberto Delgado airport. Named after Fernão de Magalhães, Portuguese navigator […]
8 March 2023

India is the country with the most female pilots

Although the statistics are improving slower than desired, the presence of a higher number of women as pilots is becoming a reality. More than a century […]
7 March 2023

TAP Air Portugal CEO fired by government over illegal severance pay

The Portuguese government fired the CEO of state owned airline TAP Air, as a scandal over an irregular severance pay made to a former government official […]
7 March 2023

Rate of fatal airline accidents continues to decrease

The International Air Transport Association (IATA), which represents about 300 airlines comprising 83% if global air traffic, has released its 2022 Safety Report for global aviation, […]
6 March 2023

Lufthansa restates interest in acquiring TAP Portugal

Lufthansa has restated its interest in acquiring TAP Portugal during its earnings call for fiscal year 2022. Air France-KLM has also expressed the same last month, […]
6 March 2023

Lufthansa unveils its new ‘First Class Suite Plus’ concept

Lufthansa has unveiled a €2.5 billion long-haul travel revamp that includes a “flying private room” for first class passengers. Lufthansa is adding the new “Suite Plus” […]
6 March 2023

Lufthansa Group achieves a financial turnaround in 2022 and doubles yearly revenue

Lufthansa has reported strong earnings across its board. On March 3, the Group published a press release, revealing that it has achieved a financial turnaround in […]
6 March 2023

UK airport departures remain below pre-pandemic levels

The number of flights scheduled to depart from UK airports in March is up by almost a third (31%) year on year, according to aviation analytics […]
3 March 2023

IATA challenges legality of Netherlands’ mandatory flight reduction at Schiphol Airport

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and airlines are mounting a legal challenge to the Dutch government’s sudden decision to reduce Schiphol airport’s capacity. The Dutch […]
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