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Norwegian Air Ditches Entire Long Haul Operation

Norwegian Air has announced it is canceling its whole long-haul network and will look to focus on domestic operations within Norway and some European routes. A new business structure outlined by the company's Board of Directors has proposed a fleet of 50 narrowbody aircraft in operation for 2021, rising to 70 by the end of 2022. Currently, the airline and its subsidiaries have 132 aircraft in service. “Our short-haul network has always been the backbone of Norwegian and will form…

Last Boeing 717 Operator in Europe Bids Farewell

Low-cost carrier Volotea has announced its plans to phase out its remaining nine Boeing 717-200 aircraft, marking the end of the type operating throughout Europe. The Spanish airline, which is headquartered in Asturias Airport in northern Spain, operated a total of 19 717-200s since the airline began operations. The first…

Sriwijaya Air Flight SJ182 Radar Contact Lost After Departure from…

Update – Tuesday, January 12 Indonesian Navy divers have now retrieved at least one of the black boxes from the wreckage of flight SJ182, although it is unclear if it is the cockpit voice recorder (CVR) or the flight data recorder (FDR). More than 3,600 personnel are taking part in…

Multiple European Countries Ban U.K. Flights Following Discovery of New…

Countries across Europe have made the decision to ban all flights arriving from the U.K. after the British government announced a new strain of the coronavirus had been discovered and had begun to spread within the country. Speaking to the country Saturday night, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a…

U.K. Supreme Court Rules in Favour of Heathrow Third Runway

The morning of Wednesday, Dec. 16, began with news from the United Kingdom's Supreme Court after it decided to overturn a previous court appeal blocking the expansion of London Heathrow Airport. Prior to today, the expansion was put on hold, again, after the Court of Appeal said the expansion didn't…

Danke Tegel: End of an Era for Long-Time Berlin Airport

Sunday, Nov. 8 marked the end of an era in Berlin, Germany, as Tegel Airport, the main airport which has represented the capital for decades, came to a close after more than 70 years of operation. The closure was confirmed following years of delays to the opening of the new…

Qatar Airways Christens Second Runway at Berlin Brandenburg Airport

On Nov. 4, Qatar Airways marked the official opening of the second runway at Berlin Brandenburg Airport, bringing runway 25L online at the airport, which opened last weekend. The arrival onto runway 25L by the Qatar Airbus A350-900 WXB — registered A7-AMF — at 9:50 a.m. was then greeted by a…

Guten Morgen, Berlin Brandenburg Airport

Nine years after the originally planned opening date, Berlin Brandenburg Airport has finally opened, bringing an end to the life of a part of a city filled with rich aviation industry. The opening of Brandenburg Airport will see Berlin Tegel Airpot close – 72 years after it opened – and…

Virgin Atlantic Announces New Routes to Pakistan

Virgin Atlantic has announced plans to operate routes from the United Kingdom to Pakistan from December. The encouraging news comes at a crucial time for the airline that has been heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Flights from London Heathrow will operate to the Pakistani capital Islamabad and Lahore, whilst…

Virgin Atlantic Lands £1.2 Billion Rescue Package

Virgin Atlantic has managed to secure its financial future thanks to a £1.2 billion ($1.5 billion) package that will assist the airline to navigate away from the financial turbulence caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, saving the company from collapsing into administration. The news will bring relief to many of its…