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Delta Delays U.S. A220 Launch Due to Government Shutdown

The much anticipated U.S. debut of Delta's Airbus A220 has been delayed due to the ongoing government standoff in Washington. The initial flight, which was due to takeoff on Jan. 31, has been pushed back to Feb. 7 as the appropriate Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification process has not been completed. The first flights of Delta's A220 were due to connect New York's LaGuardia — which at the time of writing is also feeling the effects of the shutdown —…

Ryanair Issues Profit Warning Despite Busy Winter

Europe's most prominent low-cost carrier has today announced that it is cutting its profit forecast for this winter, blaming lower than expected airfares. In a trading update released on Jan. 18, Dublin-based Ryanair indicated that it expects profits in the range of €1 billion to €1.1 billion, roughly around €100…

The Final Death of Monarch as Engineering Branch Enters Administration

The last operating remnants of Monarch Airlines, the British airline which collapsed in 2017, has called in administrators, resulting in the loss of 408 jobs. Luton-based Monarch Aircraft Engineering Limited (MAEL), which operates various maintenance facilities in a number of U.K. airports, was described as 'unsustainable in its current form…

Hannover Airport Closed After Runway Encroachment

Germany's Hannover Airport has been closed after reports that an individual drove a car through a gate near the main runway. The car, which is reported to have Polish license plates, breached the gate at around 3:40 p.m. local time, before the driver was 'overwhelmed' by police. Incoming and outgoing…

Germany to Ban Iran’s Mahan Air in January

The government of Germany is to impose a ban on Iran's second largest airline, according to a report in the Bild newspaper. Mahan Air, which currently operates six times per week to destinations in Munich and Dusseldorf from its base in Tehran, is rumored to be facing the ban in…

Emirates Takes Delivery of Its Last Current Generation Boeing 777

Emirates Airline has taken delivery of the last of its orders for current generation Boeing 777 aircraft, specifically the Boeing 777-300ER. The Middle Eastern carrier operates the world's largest fleet of triple-sevens, with over 139 of the -300ER variant alone currently in service. The aircraft make up over half of…

Wizz Air and Ryanair Look to Future with New Training…

Two of Europe's most prominent low-cost carriers are setting their sights on the next generation of aviators, with Hungary's Wizz Air announcing the opening of its new €30 million training center and Irish counterpart Ryanair has announced a new pilot training program itself.  The news signifies not only how competitive…

Struggling South African Airways ‘Should be Shut Down’

Just over a week after the nation's troubled flag-carrier received yet another government bailout, South Africa's new finance minister, Tito Mboweni, has suggested that the best course of action is to simply shut the airline down as "we are unlikely to sort out the situation." The financial performance of South African…

Scotland’s Loganair Signs Partnership Deal with Qatar Airways

Scottish regional airline Loganair has taken a massive step in expanding its international footprint by signing a partnership agreement with Middle Eastern titan Qatar Airways. The interline agreement allows Loganair customers from around Scotland to connect to any of Qatar Airways' international destinations through Edinburgh Airport on a single ticket,…

Air France Agrees on Landmark Union Pay Deal to End…

A costly and long-standing pay dispute has finally been resolved after Air France struck a new pay deal with five of the seven unions with whom it had been at loggerheads. The unions, representing 76 percent of Air France's workers, have accepted a four percent pay rise, two percent of…