Lufthansa Technik Reveals Stunning Explorer Concept

MIAMI – Lufthansa Technik (LHT) revealed a new concept for wide business jets with the motto “Go anywhere at any time.” The new concept involves a brand new cabin, with different lightmoods and a stunning innovation: an open-air area. It would allow passengers to have an unique view on the airport from their plane. On […]

Emirates Returning to 90% of Network by July

MIAMI – More evidence that the pandemic is finally subsiding on a global scale comes from Emirates (EK). The Dubai state carrier says that by July it will have restored about 90% of its pre-pandemic network. Despite recording a record US$5.5bn loss this week, EK says it is “encouraged” as several countries open their borders. […]

Ryanair to Open New Base at Madeira Airport

MIAMI – Ryanair (FR) has announced the opening of its fifth base in Portugal with two new based aircraft, representing a US$200m investment. The airline also announced the launch of ten new routes connecting Madeira (FNC) to mainland Portugal and other six European countries, establishing the region as a leading tourism destination. With over 40 […]

SpiceJet Resumes Boeing 737 MAX Operations

MIAMI – Indian a low-cost carrier SpiceJet (SG) has resumed operations of the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft type after a two-year hiatus. India’s aviation regulator, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), has permitted SG to resume commercial operations with its MAX aircraft. SpiceJet owners, their families, and Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia will fly […]

Qatar Airways award winning Qsuite the ultimate in privacy

In passenger comfort, there are milestones that redefine the industry and take it on a new flight path and Qatar Airways’ Qsuite has been such a major turning point. Pan American introduced economy class in the 1950s, Malaysia Singapore Airlines introduced entertainment in the late 60s, Pan American introduced the jumbo jet in the 1970s, […]

Hi Fly Lands First Ever A340 in Antarctica (+VIDEO)

MIAMI – Portuguese charter airline Hi Fly (5K) has made aviation history by landing an Airbus A340 in Antarctica for the first time. According to an airline press release announcing the feat, Captain Carlos Mirpuri and his crew flew the widebody plane from Cape Town to the White Continent and returned, covering 2,500 nautical miles in […]

British Airways to Consider Axing London Heathrow Flights

MIAMI – If proposed airport fee increases are enforced, British Airways (BA) would consider eliminating London Heathrow Airport flights (LHR), according to the airline’s parent company’s CEO. The rates at LHR, according to IAG chief executive Luis Gallego, are already among the highest in the world and are becoming more and more expensive. The Civil […]

Today in Aviation: Maiden Flight of the Martin 2-0-2

MIAMI – Today in Aviation, the twin-piston-engined Martin 2-0-2 type aircraft took to the skies for the first time in 1946. The plane was produced for just one year and only 47 were ever built but the airliner went on to fly for 28 years.  Glenn L. Martin had established the Martin company in 1912. […]

Air New Zealand cancels 1000 flights over border uncertainty

Continued border uncertainty between New Zealand and Australia has forced Air New Zealand to cancel more than 1000 flights through to December 31, 2021. Air New Zealand Chief Customer and Sales Officer Leanne Geraghty said that “now, due to recent statements by the New Zealand Government that quarantine-free travel between Australia and New Zealand is […]

Virgin Australia launches amazing points redemption sale

Virgin Australia Group has launched a two-day frequent flyer redemption sale with every available economy seat on the airline’s domestic network available to purchase, on all flights operated by Virgin Australia departing between December 1, 2021, and March 31, 2022. In what is Velocity’s largest-ever consumer Reward Seat promotion, millions and millions of Economy Reward […]

British Airways’ BA EuroFlyer in Hiring Mode

MIAMI – British Airways (BA) has taken the first step toward realizing its long-awaited dreams for a short-haul airline at Gatwick Airport (LGW). The airline has advertised for pilots to fly A320 aircraft on direct routes to Europe. Months of wage and conditions negotiations with labor unions preceded the recruiting campaign. BA EuroFlyer is slated […]

All La Palma Airport Flights Canceled Again

MIAMI – Cumbre Vieja erupted again, prompting La Palma Airport (SPC) to cancel all flights for Saturday. As of today, the airport is yet to reopen. Since the volcano erupted for the first time in 50 years on September 19, air links with the island of La Palma in the Canary Islands, off the coast […]

Today in Aviation: Astraeus Airlines Ceases Operations

MIAMI – Today in Aviation, UK charter and sub-lease carrier Astraeus Airlines (5W) ceased operations in 2011 for more than one reason. CEO Hugh Parry citied ‘Lower-than-expected levels of business during the summer of 2011, a lack of contracts for winter 2011-2012 and some extremely bad luck with a number of technical issues’ as reasons […]

S.Korea to Allow Boeing 737 MAX Operations

MIAMI – South Korea’s transport ministry announced on Friday that the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft will be allowed to fly starting November 22. After examining safety and flight data from other countries’ 737 MAX aircraft since late 2020, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport announced in a statement that it has decided to allow the […]

What we have learned so far from the revolutionary new tracking of MH370

Startling new clues have been revealed from the new tracking of MH370 by aerospace engineer Richard Godfrey using the new breakthrough tracking technology called Weak Signal Propagation (WSPR). MH370 disappeared on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8, 2014, taking 239 souls. READ: WSPRnet explained Mr. Godfrey’s retracing of the flight path of […]

Today in Aviation: Brighton City Airways is Founded

MIAMI – Today in Aviation, Virtual airline Brighton City Airways was founded in 2012. The company was conceived by entrepreneurs and pilots Jonathan Candelon and Neil Laughton.  The pair chose Shoreham Airport (ESH), West Sussex as the base for their new operation. ESH is the oldest airport in the UK and the oldest purpose-built passenger […]

2021 Dubai Airshow Orders: Airbus Surpasses Boeing

MIAMI – Airbus finished first at the 2021 Dubai Airshow with 412 new aircraft orders while Boeing registered 1/4 of that with a total of 101 orders. Regardless of the final order tally, these new orders signal that the commercial aviation sector is recovering from the fallout of the pandemic. It also shows how new, […]

Airbus, CMA CGM Group Sign A350F MoU

MIAMI – Airbus and Shipping and logistics firm CMA CGM Group have agreed to purchase four A350F freighter aircraft under a formal Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The deal, which is expected to be completed in the following weeks, will bring CMA CGM’s total Airbus fleet to nine aircraft, five of which are A330-200Fs. According to […]

Brussels Airlines New Livery Takes off (+VIDEO)

MIAMI – Brussels Airlines (SN) welcomed the first passengers into its newly painted aircraft Wednesday, following the unveiling of a new brand identity. According to an airline press release, 114 people went to Geneva on flight SN2713, an A330 aircraft with registration OO-SSO. Passengers flying to Ljubljana and to Bromma (Stockholm) on SN will be […]

Today in Aviation: Atlantic Coast Airlines Rebrands as Independence Air

MIAMI – Today in Aviation, US regional carrier Atlantic Coast Airlines (DH) announces its rebranding as a low-cost carrier Independence Air (DH) 2003. Atlantic Coast commenced flights on December 15, 1989. It began life as a United Airlines (UA) ‘Express’ affiliate, operating flights from Chicago (ORD) and Washington (IAD). In 1999, feeder services also began […]

Flybe to Relaunch from Birmingham in 2022

MIAMI – Next year, Flybe (BE), which went bankrupt in March 2020, aims to resume flights to UK and EU destinations from its new Birmingham (BHX) headquarters, where 600 jobs would be created. Flybe will begin operations in early 2022, making it one of the first UK airlines to be certified by the Civil Aviation […]

WestJet Network Reaches to London Heathrow

MIAMI – WestJet (WS) has announced that it will begin offering nonstop service to London’s Heathrow Airport (LHR) in early Spring 2022. The inauguration of non-stop service between Calgary and LHR signals confidence in the return of business and leisure travel between the two locations. WestJet’s newest route will operate this spring on the airline’s […]

Qatar Airways: Boeing Freighters in the Crosshairs

MIAMI – Qatar Airways (QR) CEO expressed this week the Doha-based flag carrier was considering a new large freighter aircraft order. The Airline’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Akbar Al Baker said the airline was looking at a “very attractive proposition” from Boeing. This means the airline could be the Boeing 777X freighter version’s future launch […]

Today in Aviation: Crossair is Born

MIAMI – Today in Aviation, Swiss airline Business Flyer Basel AG changed its name to Crossair (LX) in 1978. The airline would later become SWISS. Business Flyer was established on February 14, 1975, by businessmen and Pilot Moritz Sutter and Peter Kalt. The pair purchased a Cessna 320 and Piper L-4 and commenced limited air-taxi […]

MH370 pilot zigzagged as he flew into the southern Indian Ocean

In a sensational new development in the search for MH370, aerospace engineer Richard Godfrey has discovered the pilot put the Boeing 777 into a zigzag flight path as he flew south. This revelation is one of many, including the 777 being put into a holding pattern off the coast of Sumatra for 22 minutes before […]

Virgin Australia to add more 737s as all staff return

Virgin Australia has signed up for seven more Boeing 737-800NGs and has advised all staff that they will be re-employed by December. To meet anticipated demand on the back of rising vaccination rates and open borders the airline also says its needs 600 more. Over the last 12 months since its re-launch, Virgin Australia has […]

Lynx Air Launches as Canada’s Latest Carrier

MIAMI – Lynx Air (Lynx) revealed itself as Canada’s newest ultra-affordable air carrier yesterday, boasting its Boeing 737 -8 fleet via its website. With reasonable pricing, a fleet of brand-new Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, and outstanding customer service, Lynx is on a quest to make Canadian air travel widely available.  The extreme low-cost carrier concept, […]