Optimistic Air Belgium is looking for new pilots

Air Belgium was not forced to lay off any employees during the corona crisis. The extra pilots that are now being recruited are needed to expand the activities. The company will start a scheduled service from Brussels Airport to Mauritius this Friday (October 15), also the first commercial flight of the A330neo in Belgian service. […]

Qantas on ‘Kangaroo Route’ via Darwin to London

The strict travel restrictions in Western Australia are preventing the resumption of the scheduled service via Perth for the time being. Qantas was therefore forced to look for an alternative, which was found in Darwin. That city’s airport already served as a springboard to and from Europe for repatriation flights. Initially, travelers will not be […]

Skytrax 2021: Qatar Airways best airline in the world

A total of 350 airlines participated in the study. The 2021 Awards are based on a much longer customer survey period, from September 2019 to July 2021, representing a period from before and during the coronavirus pandemic. View the full top 20 below (with the position in 2019 in brackets): Qatar Airways (1) Singapore Airlines […]

Condor from Frankfurt to New York from November

“Since the announcement of the US easing for fully vaccinated travelers, the demand for tickets to the US has doubled,” said CEO Ralf Teckentrup. Condor has already flown to Seattle, where partner Alaska Airlines provides connecting flights to 30 domestic destinations in the US. Canada has also already been flown in: Toronto and Halifax returned […]

TUI now has more than a hundred aircraft maintained at Brussels Airport

The travel group previously decided to bring its five airlines (in Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Scandinavia and the UK) closer together and to bring certain activities together in one location. In addition, Brussels Airport has been designated as the maintenance hub for all narrow bodies of the five airlines. TUI mainly concerns Boeing 737s. A […]

KLM Cityhopper 55 years old: from domestic toddler to European player

On Sunday (September 12), KLM will celebrate the 55th anniversary of subsidiary KLM Cityhopper, although the first flights were already operated on August 29, 1966. The Nederlandse Luchtvaart Maatschappij (NLM) launched two Fokker F-27 Troopships leased from the Royal Netherlands Air Force with flights to Maastricht via Eindhoven and to Groningen via Enschede. Domestic flights […]

TUI fly more often to Greek and Canary Islands in autumn due to high demand

“We see a continuing demand for sun holidays in the autumn and especially in the autumn holidays. That is why we deployed extra capacity during that period to be able to meet the demand. This expanded range is the result of both the deployment of larger aircraft and the deployment of additional flights,” TUI said […]

First Embraer E2 Series Commercial Flight to London City Airport

The Embraer 190-E2, the second largest version of the E2 series, was approved for use at London City Airport in early June. The London business airport has strict noise regulations, and a fairly steep approach is required to land there. London City has a runway length of 1,508 meters and has an approach procedure that […]

Philippine Airlines files for bankruptcy protection in US

The US bankruptcy judge in New York has yet to approve the plan, which provides for a $2 billion debt reduction. Under its majority shareholder’s plan, Philippine Airlines will receive $505 million in equity and debt financing, as well as $150 million in debt financing from new investors. The company reports that 90 percent of […]

Embraer profitable for the first time in three years

Embraer has been loss-making for so long, in part because a lot of money was invested in Boeing’s failed takeover of the commercial aircraft division. This was followed by the corona crisis from the beginning of last year, with a huge impact on the aviation sector. Orders and deliveriesThe Brazilians delivered 14 commercial aircraft and […]